Tuesday October 13, 2015

I have stayed at this accommodation twice, each time fo a week, and I have no hesitation whatsoever recommending it. The owner is pleasant and welcoming and the facilities are first class. The property is located in a quiet and rural setting and offers value for money.

Jim Black -


What a fabulous place to stay, Caroline was the perfect host. This is our 2nd visit and it is such a warm and welcoming place to stay, we had a superb evening meal and excellent breakfast, the bedrooms are very comfortable and the eclectic decor only adds to the ambiance. We will return.

Ann W. - Manchester

Lovely ...again!

We stayed here earlier this year so this was our second visit to Caroline's lovely home - and it was every bit as good as the first time. Welcomed back like old friends we enjoyed all the comforts of the accommodation and the hospitality of our charming hostess. Despite having only got back back from holiday that morning, everything was ready for our arrival including a lovely 3-course dinner for six of us. I have no doubt we shall be returning to The Dean in the future.

Alison G - Manchester

“Charming, great service and commitment to making our stay memorable”

What a charming place and very committed hostess. Our first stay at the Dean will be followed by more visits soon. The perfect place for our visits to nearby family, a sumptuous room - sleeping like on a cloud. Crowned with a very generous breakfast with all trimming, even for the vegan in our family. A level of service and attention we struggle to find in much larger establishments. What a treat to be welcomed into this grand home in beautiful surroundings and just a short walk from the magnificent vistas of the waters. It would be an insider tip if not already so popular. Thank you and see you soon, The Dean.

Stephen Ealing - Swindon

Perfect place for a relaxing break

Enjoyed a 4th stay at The Dean in July 2015. Made very welcome once again by Caroline, who is a great host and nothing is too much trouble for her. Delicious breakfasts as usual. Very spacious bedroom overlooking the golf course, spotlessly clean with a large en-suite bathroom and floor to ceiling heated towel rail. We will definitely be returning to The Dean in 2016.

909Pete - Newcastle upon Tyne

Very comfortable with a hostess who went the extra mile

We came to stay for a friend's daughter's wedding and were given a beautifully decorated and very comfortable en suite bedroom. We had an excellent supper on our first evening and top class breakfast on the two mornings that we stayed. There were delightful walks on the beach two minutes away and we were able to leave our dogs in a kennel whilst at the wedding, though Caroline very kindly entertained them in the garden during the afternoon. She also dropped us off at the wedding and, when I left my wedding suit behind, she dropped that off with our friend. This was the extra mile!

Jonathan D - Harrogate

Highly recommended

Stayed here for one night prior to playing at Longniddry Golf Course before moving on elsewhere to golf. Despite a hiccup with the online booking agent and subsequent last minute room change (with profound apologies from owner Caroline) we had a wonderful stay at this beautiful property. The gorgeous bedroom and super comfortable huge bed had everything you needed and more - toiletries, proper hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, mini fridge with proper milk, not horrid plastic pots. Caroline (and doggy Fidra) is ultra friendly, warm and welcoming and makes you feel at home very quickly - she makes a very good breakfast and will make evening meal if you want it. She even called me the day before our arrival to offer us supper if we wanted it. In the end we ate at a local restaurant called Ducks (recommended by Caroline) which was excellent and she even organised the taxi for us. The property is also in a lovely, peaceful location with beautiful gardens.

Alison G - Manchester

A Jewel on the Forth"”

We booked a weekend following a repeat of the Four in a Bed programme on Channel 4. And we were delighted with the welcome reception by the owner Caroline. A very gracious host. We occupied Room 2. The Bed was a super king size and extremely comfortable. The bed linen was superb. However, we did notice that Caroline appeared to be in a lot of pain, although she did not complain. We found out after speaking to her, that, she had just had an operation for a knee replacement. There was nothing that was too much trouble for her. Her other two guests (Peter and Jackie) were friendly and interesting too. I certainly would like to come back again and I have already recommended "The Dean" to friends.

Anita S - Northhampton

A fantastic stay with my 6 year old golfer son”

We stayed with Caroline at The Dean in May 2014 as it was close to the Longniddry Golf Course where my son was participating in the European Golf Junior Championships. Going back again this May, looking forward to Caroline and her fantastic hospitality !

Farahkhan - India