Glamping in Treehouses and Safari Tents by the beach at Harvest Moon Holidays, Lochhouses, Scotland
Harvest Moon’s Treehouses and Safari Tents are uniquely situated by the magnificent beach on Lochhouses farm, which adjoins the John Muir Country Park, east of Edinburgh.
This coastal paradise between North Berwick and Dunbar has less rain and more sunshine than any other part of the UK according to the Scottish Holidays travel guide.
Our 7 fabulous treehouses command a panoramic view of the beach and dunes from a high tree-lined ridge, whilst our 7 safari tents snuggle under the trees by the beach. Both the treehouses and tents are perfect for the luxury camper who prefers “glamping”to camping!
All treehouses and tents have wood-burning stoves, en suite WCs and hot showers. Onsite we also have a farm shop, BBQ and campfire facilities as well as our Kids Corner with chickens, ducks, bunnies, lambs and ponies.
This is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and countryside enthusiasts ho like the beach, sea, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and wildlife. It is also the perfect setting for weddings (see our beauiful wedding video Wedding Video), celebrations and events.
Our fabulous new Treehouses have been designed exclusively by us to offer our guests the highest degree of space and comfort. All guests have absolutely loved the accommodation comprising two double bedrooms, one with an extra single bunk above and an en suite WC and hot shower room. A covered walkway leads to the beautiful octagonal living area, which is fully kitted out with our trademark “Belfast” sink, Italian log-burning stove, pretty pine dresser and all the pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and utensils you could possibly need. It also has a yacht-style table which drops down to form a bed for extra guests. Like the tents there is no electricity but we provide lanterns for lighting at night as well as ice bottles for the cool box used to store food.
The amazing raised deck allows guests to take advantage of the breath-taking views to the sea and the famous Bass Rock from the front and to the forest behind. The deck stands 2 metres off the ground with wooden steps to access your accommodation. Below deck are swings and love seat on the soft natural sandy ground.
We have 7 fabulously spacious, comfortable and luxurious safari tents kitted out to the highest specification with an internal area of 4.5m x 9m and with additional en suite WC and hot showers. Each tent sleeps six/eight people in two bedrooms and a cosy “cupboard” bed (see floor plan below). Kitchen area has a “Belfast” sink unit, pine dresser and amazing wood stove with oven. Also included are all pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. Comfortable lounge/dining area opens out to a covered veranda for sitting out.
Lochhouses is owned and run by Robert and Michele Dale, laird and lady laird of Lochhouses and Newbyth, and has been in Robert’s family since 1892 prior to which was part of the Earl of Haddington’s majestic Tyninghame Estate.
Lochhouses is mainly an arable farm with rolling fields of barley, wheat and market garden vegetables inland from its magnificent beach, woodland, lochs and wetland. There is so much diversity for you and, if you have children of any age, for them to enjoy here, whether you are looking for the quiet country holiday with no distracting activities other than a walk along the beach or through the woods and sitting round a bonfire at night, or if you want a “farming hands-on” holiday for those of you interested in helping out with our hens in the hen house, ducks and our lop-eared bunnies as well as bottle-feeding our new lambs in spring!
Lochhouses is an ideal setting for birthdays (and we’ve had many celebrated here from 4 to 70 year olds!), anniversaries, celebrations (sorry – no “hen” or “stag” parties) and weddings have been really popular (we’ve even had the bride and groom ride back to the honeymoon tent ).
This is heaven for horse and pony-lovers with miles of beach and woodland to stroll or gallop along!
Apart from our own horses and mini rare breed Skyrian ponies on site – our next door farm runs a trekking centre with horses for all levels of riding and lovely little ponies to cater for the mini-riders too ! (See “Activities”)
Tel:, Petra – 07960 782246 or Alex – 07817 968985
Directions to Harvest Moon Holidays, Lochhouses Farm, Tyninghame, East Lothian, Scotland EH42 1XP
By Car: We are situated 28 miles from Edinburgh and 30 miles from Berwick upon Tweedboth of which are approximately a 40 minute drive away. We are only 7 miles from Dunbar and North Berwick which are both a 10 minute drive away.
By Rail: Edinburgh, Dunbar and Berwick upon Tweed are all on the East Coast Rail mainline and there are frequent local trains from Edinburgh to North Berwick.
Car Hire Car Hire is available from Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed and North Berwick. Taxis are available from all of the mentioned locations.