Traprain Cottage

Traprain Cottage is a charming country cottage located in a tranquil rural setting, perfect for exploring country, coast and city.

Step inside and you will find a cosy sitting room with a wood burning stove, ideal for hunkering down and enjoying those coorie in days or relaxing after a day outdoors.  Also located on the ground floor is a beautifully appointed bedroom with a king size bed, a unique, well-equipped kitchen with all the essentials for holiday living and views to the back garden, a small WC and a back door leading out to the garden where there is a hot tub and seating area.  Take a dip in the hot tub and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings and vast views across the rich rolling countryside.

A set of stairs leads up to the master bedroom with a super comfortable super-king bed and a luxurious bathroom with a double ended bath ideal for a seriously sumptuous soak, as well as a shower, WC and wash basin.

The private garden to the front of the cottage is the best spot for some morning sun with a coffee, a picnic lunch or an evening feast whilst watching the dramatic sky and colours shift over the hillside.  There is a fire pit and log seating area in the woodland next to the cottage – ideal for marshmallow toasting and campfire singalongs.  There is also plenty to spot in terms of wildlife, including hares, badgers, owls, rabbits, bats and myriad birdlife.

Feeling adventurous?  Why not take part in some of our activities… Learn how to do a downward facing dog on a paddle board on the middle of the Danskine Loch, go foraging for your supper with a funghi expert, or try mindful loch swimming.  Go to the ‘Play’ section of the website to find out more!

At the heart of the farm, just a short walk from Traprain Cottage, you will find Carfrae Farm Shop – a beautiful converted barn full of nooks and crannies to browse wonderful local and Scottish products, as well as a few treats from around the globe.  Fancy arriving to a fully stocked fridge?  Simply pre-order before your arrival and we’ll do the rest. Click here to view our shop website.

Our Farm Shop, which is well stocked with a huge range of locally produced products, is a few hundred metres from the cottage. Click here if you would like to browse our products and place an order from the Farm Shop before you arrive.

A complimentary Welcome Hamper with local produce supplied from our farm shop will be in the cottage on your arrival.


  • Private Main Door Entrance
  • Bedroom 1 on ground floor with king size bed smart TV & USB sockets
  • Bedroom 2 on first floor with super king bed or 2 single beds, TV & USB sockets
  • Bathroom on first floor with large double ended bath, shower, WC & wash basin
  • Toilet & wash basin on ground floor
  • Open plan sitting room & dining area with wood burning stove, smart TV & USB sockets
  • Well equipped kitchen (‘View Amenities’ below for full list of appliances)
  • Private front garden with outdoor dining table and chairs and a bench to just sit back & relax
  • Back garden with small herb border to ‘pick your own’ herbs while you cook
  • Private Hot tub for four guests to relax and enjoy the bubbles whilst admiring the view
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From the South:

Follow the A1 to the Thistly Cross Roundabout. Take the B6370 towards Garvald through Stenton. Carfrae is signposted at the entrance to Garvald and is one mile along the road on your right.

From the North:

Follow the A1 to the Abbostview Junction and leave for Haddington. Stay on the B6368 leading onto the B6369 to Gifford. Turn left at Gifford Church, continue on and take the first left onto the B6370 for 2 miles and take the right signposted for Garvald. Carfrae is signposted at the entrance to Garvald and is one mile along the road on your right.

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  • Wifi internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Smart TV in sitting room
  • TV in both bedrooms
  • DAB Radio
  • Central Heating
  • White fluffy bath robes and slippers
  • All Bed Linen & Towels Provided
  • Induction Hob
  • Electric Oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Washer drier
  • Hot tub