A lovingly crafted, dog-friendly woodland retreat, deliciously secluded in a hidden corner of Scotland with a sandy beach just minutes away.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Although Secret Cabin can be reached from Edinburgh in under an hour, its peaceful location feels as though it’s worlds away from bustling city life.

That location is Seacliff, a relatively undiscovered corner of East Lothian that boasts some of the finest, freshest views in the country. Here you can relax and reconnect, blissfully undisturbed as you listen to the birds chirping in the woodland trees, watch grazing roe deer, and gaze up at the twinkling stars.

Fittingly, there’s no TV or Wi-Fi available in the irresistibly cosy cabin-for-two, which makes it the ideal retreat for a digital detox. You can bring the dog with you, too… and there’s a beautiful beach just two minutes’ walk away.

A great deal of love and care has gone into furnishing the cabin, and you’ll find plenty of comfort and warmth inside, along with the odd treat here and there!

There’s a cosy seating area set around a glowing wood-burning stove, and a fully fitted kitchen with everything you’ll need to whip up romantic suppers. You’ll also find fresh, locally roasted Steampunk coffee, and delicious pastries from the local bakery awaiting your arrival.

The bespoke-crafted double bed was created from wood washed up in a storm (how romantic!) and you’ll find it dressed in luxurious bedding, for a dreamy night’s sleep and a lazy lie-in.

When you finally manage to get out of bed, take care of morning freshen-ups in the spacious shower room – luxury toiletries and spa slippers included – and then why not head into the fairytale garden to savour a steaming mug of that fresh coffee?

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At a glance

  • A lovingly crafted, dog-friendly cabin for two, nestled amongst woodland at Seacliff, a relatively undiscovered corner of East Lothian that’s just 45 minutes from Edinburgh (yet feels worlds away.)
  • The cabin features no TV or Wi-Fi, so you can relax and reconnect in undisturbed comfort!
  • Fully self-contained, there’s a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious shower room at the cabin, with extra treats including fresh coffee, pastries, toiletries and spa slippers.
  • Relax in the private garden, or wander down to the beach, just 2 minutes away. The seaside town of North Berwick is four miles from the cabin, and is packed with independent shops and eateries.
  • There is also a separate cottage sleeping up to 8 guests available to rent next to the cabin, for larger groups – enquire for details!


  • Dog Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Romantic woodland cabin, sleeps 2 guests.  Two comfy chairs, wood-burning stove with logs, supply of books and board games, kitchen with single oven and grill, two ring electric hob, fridge freezer, Belfast sink, kettle, toaster, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, salt and pepper, cooking oil, pastries on arrival, bespoke double bed with luxury linen, blankets and cushions for outdoors, picnic blankets for the beach, shower room with electric shower, flushing WC, toiletries, fan heater, hairdryer, slippers and towels.  Furnished garden with barbecue.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, beaches, watersports, swimming, wildlife watching, horse riding, historic sites, seaside resorts, independent shops, cafés, restaurants

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Sheltered by the woodland, you’ll feel like the only people in the world as you wander outside and pull up a comfy chair, surrounded by sweet-scented flora and fauna. The cabin was once owned by a stained-glass artist, so you’ll spot some of her unique and colourful creations glinting in the trellis, too.

How about a lazy meander to the beach next? Let the dog test their legs to exhaustion, as you gaze out towards the romantic ruins of Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock, or indulge in a spot of paddleboarding or wild swimming.

There’s plenty of culture and activity to be found in the surrounding area too, including horse riding, farm cycling tracks, and a visit to the aforementioned Tantallon Castle, a captivating 14th century fortress with many stories to tell.

Fancy heading into civilisation? North Berwick is four miles away; a vibrant seaside town that’s packed with independent shops and places to eat.

However you decide to spend your time, that beautiful garden will be awaiting your return, as you fire up the barbecue and prepare a sizzling sunset supper that’s quite unlike any other.

Things to note

Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am. Minimum stay 2 nights.  There is a small extra charge per dog. Unfortunately, the cabin is not suitable for wheelchair users, as access is gained via a short walk through the woodland.

Where you'll be staying

North Berwick, East Lothian

What the guests of The Secret Cabin say

“We had a wonderful stay at the Secret Cabin even though it was a short visit, we are leaving super relaxed. We loved the local beach and the walks around this beautiful area. We look forward to a return visit to this gorgeous little cabin.”

“The perfect getaway! Thank you for our wonderful stay at the cabin. Hidden away amongst the trees. We have had the most relaxing few days staying at Seacliff. Plenty of walks along the beach, just what we needed. The cabin has the sweetest interiors and everything we could have needed if we were never to leave. We will be back. Also, I nearly forgot…the scones ?? Thank you.”

“Thank you! This was just the tonic we needed – an escape to nature, a place of beauty, a calm port in the current storm. We loved every minute. The little Secret Cabin is adorable and the little touches (slippers, toiletries, etc) make it special.”

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