2014 Open April to September.   

10% discount on 3 night stay

Woodside B&B


As featured on ''Trip Advisor'', in "The Rough Guide To Scotland",
''Le Guide Michelin'' and "Le Guide du Routard (Ecosse)"




Margaret Packwood
Woodside B&B

13 North Street
East Lothian
EH42 1NU

Tel: 01368 862384
E-FAX: 0870 705 9306


Outstanding four Star comfort at the gateway to Scotland,
with stunning coastal scenery yet close to Historic Edinburgh.

1 Double bedded room with en-suite shower & w.c.
1 Double bedded room with own private bathroom & w.c.

Guest Lounge, Breakfast Room, Garden, Patio, Off Street Parking , Secure Storage Facilities and Wifi Connection.

Minimum stay - 2 nights.

Belhaven Bridge


At the gateway to Scotland, Woodside offers outstanding comfort & stunning coastal scenery close to the capital City of Edinburgh.

On the edge of the John Muir Country Park & historic Dunbar, there are views and walks across Belhaven John Muir statue on Dunbar High StreetBay towards the Bass Rock.

Woodside makes an excellent base for relaxing and touring the delights of the Scottish Borders and the Lothians. Edinburgh is only a 20 minute train ride away with no driving, parking or road hassles. But if you wish to drive, the recently opened A1 expressway will take you to the city centre in about 30 to 40 minutes.

Easily accessed from the main A1 road, Belhaven is a 17th century village, famous for the brewing of Belhaven Beer and Dunbar is famous as the birth place of the world famous conservationist - John Muir.

Winterfield Golf Club With 2 golf courses in Dunbar (Dunbar Golf Club and Winterfield Golf Club) and many other courses in East Lothian, the golfer is well catered for.
Other popular attractions in the area are visits to castles, bird watching, walking and sub-aqua diving, windsurfing, traction kiting, and kitesurfing.

I can help you plan your day for local events and places of interest...some other examples include the magnificent Tantallon Castle, Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery & North Berwick Scottish Seabird Centre   with boat trips around the Bass Rock or why not visit the new Concorde experience at the Scottish Museum of Flight . In August the world famous Edinburgh Festival and Military Tattoo.

Woodside B&B Map Centre

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Edinburgh is only a 40 minute drive, or 20 minute train journey away.

Ferries dock at Newcastle and Hull.

Edinburgh 26 miles.
Edinburgh Airport 45 minutes driving.
Newcastle Ferry - 2 hours
Hull Ferry - 4 hours

London is accessible by train, East Coast (Kings Cross 4 hours) and CrossCountry Trains.


Margaret Packwood takes pleasure and pride in giving a warm welcome of Four Star comfort & hospitality in her bungalow home by the sea.

Double En-suite RoomBathroom

Open from April to September, all bedrooms have private facilities.
One double bedded room with its own en-suite shower & w.c. faces the garden and views to the sea. A second double bedded room also facing the garden and sea has its own bathroom and w.c.

Each room has central heating, electric blankets, radio, hospitality tray with tea, coffee and biscuits. There are also hair dryers and information books on the local area and where to eat.

Guest lounge

Our guest lounge with big picture windows to the garden and sea has TV and videos for relaxation as well as many books on local history, golf and touring routes.


Guests can sit here and relax in comfort or choose to sit out on the patio having a cool drink or a sundowner, or even an alfresco supper watching the sunset over the bay.

There are many extras such as off-street parking, secure storage for golf clubs and motorbikes, free internet access and also drying facilities - if you need an iron - or have any other requests - just ask and I wil try to help.


Dinning room

Breakfast is taken in our congenial breakfast room, which looks onto the garden. There you have the opportunity to confer with other guests about your holiday experiences and sample our delicious breakfast options.

The breakfast choices are cooked from local produce and offer a flavour of Scotland, whilst our Breads, Jams and Marmalade are home made.

You can select your choice from:
porridge, cereals, fresh fruits, yoghurt
then... bacon, sausage, sliced haggis, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs and "tattie" scones.

Woodside garden

But maybe you'll prefer local Eyemouth Smoked Haddock fish with a poached egg, or Eyemouth Smoked kipper fillets?

Vegetarian options are also available.

These are all served with ordinary or decaffeinated filter coffee, traditional tea or fruit teas, plus a selection of rolls, toast or bread.

For evening meals, there is a cosy pub in Belhaven - (5 minutes away )-or you could walk along the John Muir cliff top trail into Dunbar for further choices - such as the award winning restaurants ' The Rocks' or  The Creel restaurant by the harbour.

Or you could walk along the cliff top trail into Dunbar for further choices of places to eat. Find more places to eat in the local Dunbar Directory .


What Our Visitors Said about Woodside.

Best appointed, most charming B&B we have ever been to- not only in the U.K. but across the U. S. as well ! 
"Woodside is a hidden gem with a most welcoming host, comfy beds, delicious breakfasts &,fabulous views". David & Kathy, UK.

"What a beautiful place,overlooking the John Muir Park & beach, outstandingly run,  with every comfort."    Bea & Hardy, Germany.

"Perfect location for Golf, great hospitality, good food, wonderful host & every comfort thought of. Thank you ".  Jim, Canada.

"Finally visited the Bass rock, what a memorable stay , such a comfortable house in a beautiful location! " John & Jane, UK.


From £80 - £89  per night. Double / Twin Room with private Bathroom for 2 persons - Bed & Breakfast 
From £85 - £94  per night. Ensuite Double bedded Room for 2 persons - Bed & Breakfast
Minium stay: 2 nights.

Discount of  10% on 3 night stays
Single occupancy from £45 - £50 per night

Please note that I am unable to accept Credit cards.

I do not normally accept children under the age of 7 years and regret that I am unable to accommodate dogs.

There is a No Smoking policy in the house.

Rooms are available from 5pm.

Please read our booking procedures & cancellation policy.

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Reservation Procedure & Cancellation Policy:

To reserve a room, we require a deposit of £35 per room, in the form of a personal cheque in pounds sterling.

Please use the following button to pay your deposit.
You can use your credit card or use your Paypal account.

If you want to use your credit card then look for the section under "Don't have a PayPal account?".

The remaining balance may be paid in pounds sterling by personal cheque.

Please note that making a booking, either verbally, by e-mail or in writing is a legal contract, which both parties must honour.

If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel your booking, then we would be grateful for as much notice as possible.

Any advance deposit paid will only be refunded if the accommodation is re-let and may be subject to charges for postage and expenses.

We will charge the first night accommodation if you cancel your booking less then 48 hours before arrival unless we can re-let the room.

We will charge the whole amount due in the event of a "non arrival".


If you need to check availability you can use this form - but if your intended visit is within the next 7 days - please phone for an immediate availability check.
From within the UK - call 01368 862384, outside the UK +44 1368 862384.

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Special Offers

Special Offer 2014 - 10% reduction on 3 nights B&B booked in advance.

Woodside B&B