WINNER 2014 'AARAN HAVEN' 3 bed, 3 bath, 5 stars.
From $207 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Awarded 'WINNER OF THE COVETED TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2014' & 'TOP VACATION RENTAL 2013' by Flipkey.
'AARAN HAVEN' offers affordable luxurious 5 star, officially rated accommodation by Visit Scotland, Aaran Haven is located in Westgate the very heart of North Berwick.
It comprises large stunning Sitting-room with original Victorian marble fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with dining area, 3 spacious bedrooms with either superking or single beds or a combination of both and sleeps 6 guests extremely comfortably. 1 bathroom with freestanding bath and 2 shower rooms. Private garden, SKY TV and free WIFI.
Just a... pitching wedge from The famous North Berwick West Course, beach, shops, restaurants and galleries and train station.
Aaran Haven is a beautiful period property (1880) that occupies the entire upper floor of a detached stone built house and has its own private entrance. The apartment has full gas central heating and working shutters to all principal rooms and a small garden.
We have restored, replaced and retained all period features, all have been sourced from architectural salvage. We have furnished and equipped the apartment to the very highest standards and specification in contemporary style. Professionally decorated and designed in a fully coordinated neutral palette. Aaran Haven has been furnished throughout with Milano contemporary oak furniture. We have a travertine entrance hall and a carpeted stairway to the first floor and solid oak flooring to all rooms.Read more
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WINNER 2014 'AARAN HAVEN' 3 bed, 3 bath, 5 stars.
North Berwick, Edinburgh & Lothians, Scotland
Additional Location Information
The beautiful town of North Berwick is surrounded with many golf courses, including Muirfield, Archerfield and North Berwick Links Courses. Aaran Haven has a fantastic central location. The beach, harbour, putting green and the High street a mere 2 minute walk away with many individual shops, bistros, coffee bars, restaurants, surf, walks & historic sites all near by. Our valued guests can now enjoy the outstanding Leisure/Spa facilities at the nearby MacDonald Marine Hotel at preferential rates.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Car is not necessary
Last updated on August 29, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
For our very special
OFF PEAK OFFERS
£500 per week or 3 nights for £300.
(subject to availability)
What is exactly included in your 5 star stay?
All linens, towels, services, coffee, instant and filter, sugar, tea, milk, biscuits, a complimentary bottle of Cava, a wee dram of Whisky, and bathrobes and slippers if you book a weekly stay.
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 1300 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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66 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at arran Haven. Highly Recommend It...
Lovely, comfortable apartment which is kitted out with everything needed for a really relaxing stay. Hair dryers, toiletries and basic kitchen essentials all provided. Aaron Haven is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and coffee shops with lots of lovely walks and golf course close by. Excellent, we had a lovely weekend and hope to be back.
Perfection - again
The title says it all - stayed at arran Oaks in Jan this year and so decided to try arran Haven - Just as good.
Light-bright-modern-luxurious-spacious and everything you could wish for in a holiday rental. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Evelyn you really know how to do it with style...Looking at dates for our next stay.
Kim & Derek Briggs
Shoreham by Sea
Fantastic Christmas Week
We have just returned from a wonderful week long stay in aaran Haven over the Christmas period. We found the apartment to be very well equipped to cope with the catering for our festivities and accommodated 6 and sometimes 7 of us comfortably. We particularly enjoyed the really close proximity to the beautiful sandy beach which alfie our dog appreciated daily! The close proximity to shops and local pubs was very helpful and on our couple of visits to the pub we were made to feel most welcome.
The ease of travelling to Edinburgh by train was also very convenient.
A wonderful holiday, thank you Evelyn, we hope to return in the future.
We were delighted with all aspects of this property, handy location within easy reach of the amenities and walks, the apartment was exactly "what it said on the tin", five star comfort in every way. If you wanted to be hyper critical the fact that there wasn't an en-suite room (although plenty of bathroom facilities)could be awkward. Read more
Response from AARAN HAVEN & AARAN OAKS - 12/12/2013
I am delighted you enjoyed your short break with us.
However, I would like to clarify a point.
We have 3 large bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms for a maximum of 6 guests.
The cost of a short break is only £350.
For 6 guests that works out at less than £20 per person per night. We include the absolute best of facilities, including top of the range commercial super king beds and quality bedding complimentary cava, biscuits, whisky, robes, slippers, free wifi, sky TV etc.
A stay at one of the four star hotels in the area costs £120 per couple per room, with absolutely none of the extras that we provide for every guest that stays with us.
But you would have an en suite shower room.
A hotel may suit your requirements more next time.
What a fabulous place
Such luxury,immaculate & modern, could not pick fault with any of it.On arrival we were greeted with cava & chocs.So many other little extras just give it that wow factor.Centrally located it is ideal for golfing ,walking & wining & dining.I have to say for years we have visited North Berwick & this is "simply the best".
Luxury is the key!
We are so delighted we found this apartment. It really is every bit as lovely as the photos and better. It has everything you need to have a very relaxed stay plus many extra touches that add that touch of luxury - Our son thought it was like a 5 star hotel! Lovely snuggly dressing gowns for every visitor, welcoming chocolates and sparkling wine and extremely comfortable beds all helped to set the scene for a very enjoyable week.
2 minutes away is the gorgeous sandy beach. we really enjoyed taking our daily walk with the dog there ( she loved it too!). North Berwick is a lovely little town - plenty of places to eat and only a short half hour hop on the train into Edinburgh. Great for cycling and really enjoyed long walk on part of John Muir Way past Berwick Law to East Linton. Hope we have an opportunity to return.
Fantastic !! Wonderful break!
I am starting to loose count of the times I have stayed in one of Evelyn's beautiful apartments, and I only wish I could stay more!
Once again we arrived to the apartment in immaculate condition with lovely treats of a bottle of fizz, biscuits and fudge left for us!
I took my parents for the first time and I can safely say they will be joining is again when we next book.
The quality of everything in the apartment is outstanding!!
North Berwick is beautiful and we were very lucky with sunny weather!
By chance we happened to meet Evelyn in person as we left the apartment, and what a lovely women! Very down to earth and friendly!
I cannot recommend this apartment, or her others, highly enough! I can honestly say I couldn't think of one negative, and neither could my mum...! And that is saying something!!!
Thank you Evelyn, we had a lovely break as a family, we can't wait to come back.
A really well laid out and nicely furnished apartment in a great position in the centre of the town, with some really nice extras provided by Evelyn makes this a cut above rest and an ideal place to stay. Once again we will return next year !
Comfortable, luxurious apartments in the perfect location
The service we received from Evelyn was first class from being very accomodating when we had to change the timing of our stay through to calling in to see how we were enjoying our stay. The apartments themselves were luxurious and homely and Sky TV was a big hit with the children. The location was excellent - 2mins walk from the beach, 2mins to lots of lovely restaurants and 5mins walk to the train station to catch the train to Edinburgh. We will definitely return to stay at aaran Haven!
John, Jane & Family
As good as it gets!
A large spacious apartment in the centre of North Berwick and our second stay in one of Evelyn's properties. Very well appointed and beautifully furnished it is a fabulous location from which to explore East Lothian and Edinburgh.
However it is the many additional thoughtful touches in the welcome and facilities that make such a difference. Also Evelyn is very helpful and friendly in making sure her guests have a good holiday.
We have rented many times and the only downside is that aaran Haven rather resets your expectation for other rental properties! Highly recommended.
superb family holiday at brilliant location
Ist class accommodation with all necessary ammenities provided in the apartment.The owner was exceptionally helpful and did everything possible to ensure a marvellous holiday.
The location could hardly be bettered near to beach,golf ,shops,and rail transport to Edinburgh.
The appartment was exceptionally well furnished and any minor issues were resolved immediately by the owner.
Yet again Evelyn out done herself the accommodation was 1st rate, Her attention to detail is excellent we would recommend these properties to any one, We had a fantastic time
Having stayed here last year, we had no hesitation in returning. The appartment is luxuriously appointed, tasteful and we wanted for nothing.Cannot praise it highly enough.
We had seen the pictures of this vacation home on the internet but still we were pleasantly surprised that the pictures truly represent the home. Evelyn has thought of everything! Lots of towells, treats upon our arrival, warm housecoats and slippers and a kitchen that has every appliance you would need. The gardens are beautiful and if you're lucky to have good weather, you could enjoy dinners outside. North Berwick is a beautiful ocean front town with easy access to many parts of the country through the rail system that stops there. I would highly recommend this home. There were 6 adults and we had plenty of room.
Richardt and Alida Human
Lovely luxury accommodation with a special touch of Evelyn!
We had a wonderful stay this year in North Berwick. The weather was good, the golf excellent and the accommodation first class!
Thanks to Evelyn for her special touch, treats and drinks. Our granddaughter, Megan Rosslee participated in the us Kids European Golf championships in Gullane, and she came 3rd in her group! Well done Megs! She was chosen to participate in the prestigious Van Horn Cup as part of the International team. They won the cup this year!!
Richardt and alida Human
Wonderful house and a great week
The house is absolutly excellent. 6 of us stayed with ample room and great to have two shower rooms and separate bathroom. Dressing gowns were there for you and they were lovly and cozy. Plenty towels and the beds were very very comfy. The location was spot on for shops, restaurants and bars. Golf course just round the corner. Everything within walking distance and if you have time the railway station is just up the road from the house and you can have a day trip to Edinburgh. Everything was excellent and the house very clean and the owners are lovly
Laura and friends
Great accommodation, great location
We really enjoyed our break. Great location, great house. 6 single ladies here for a golf competiton, so we needed 6 separate beds and multiple showers/toilets so this suited us perfectly.
The 6 of us had a ball. 2 really liked the coffee machine, one appreciated the whisky, we all appreciated the showering/toilet facilities. Key safe worked v well too given we were coming and going at different times.
We would all be happy to stay here again.
West Sussex Wanderer
A warm welcome in Scotland
From the start of the booking process to returning the front door key in the "lock-box" the help and service has been exceptional.
A sympathetically modernised apartment catering for all the needs of a group of six family/friends.
Close to shops, amenities, the beach/harbour and the golf course and yet quiet of an evening.
For us it was a place to stay whilst preparing for our son's wedding and celebrating the birthdays of two of our party.
The added extras of whisky, champagne, shortbread and a superb coffee machine (just a few of the special touches) helped us to settle into what became a home from home.
Mr and Mrs A. G. Brown
High Hauxley, Northumberland
Wonderful accommodation in a great location.
Would definitely recommend aaran Haven! Brilliant all round with a prompt booking service .
Lots of lovely touches to make our stay special. Superb accommodation - luxury standard . Great location and very friendly local people.
We will certainly try to get back again
The service provided by Evelyn from the moment I booked aaran Haven until the day we returned home was first class. It is no wonder she has been award 5 stars for this property. She is always at the end of the phone should you required anything. The property is gorgeous so tastefully decorated and lovely furnishings. The beds were very comfortable and there were fluffy bathrobes and slippers. The treats which Evelyn left for us were much appreciated [a lovely surprise]. The location is at the end of the High Street and just a couple of minutes from the beach - so handy for everything. With having so much on the doorstep we walked miles and only used the car for longer journeys. There are a variety of shops and restaurants in the town. The apartment is so comfortable and central it made the holiday. We enjoyed every minute we were there and will certainly be returning.
Hurworth on Tees, Darlington
I cannot rate aaran Haven highly enough as it is everything that you would want from a home away from home.
The house is extremely comfortable, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location is ideal just literally round the corner from the beach, golf course, pubs and restaurants. We used to stay in Edinburgh but much prefer staying at aaran Haven and making the 20 minute train journey if we wish to visit the city.
The service that we receive from Evelyn is always second to none, nothing is ever an issue and we always feel very well looked after and valued.
Needless to say, we will be back (in May as it happens).
A luxury holiday rental in a superb location in beautiful north
We had another lovely week spent at arran haven! We were blessed with beautiful sunshine all week! The holiday home is very comfortable and cosy and we all had such a relaxing week! We will be back! Many thanks
Newton Mearns Glasgow
Lovely property, centrally positioned, with parking on street, (however not necessarilty an issue) great accommodation and facilities, and certainly with the extra shower, as well as the main bathroom and shower room, it all helps. Linen, towels, excellent and very cozy, (very important, since our week Mid March, meant we were still in the hands of the weather elements)
one comment property probably needs another radiator at the front door, internal landing down stairs.
we will be back on a regular basis throughout the year, as this apartment is home from home, which is so important. In my opinion, you do not want to go away, going to accommodatin which is inferior than your own home.
A fantastic apartment , probably the best in North Berwick
We stayed sat the arran Haven in March this year and will be returning on 3 more occasions in the coming months. Need I say more the apartment is as good as you can get, anywhere. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished.
Marsh Family Visit - March 2013
The appartment was lovely and had been reonvated to a high standard - good job!
The sparkling wine and chocolate were a nice surprise and it was great that basics such as coffee, washing up liquid, toilet roll, etc were already in the appartment.
Great attention to detail throughout the appartment.
High quality of service from Evelyn - almost immediate replies to all e-mails. Very professionsl approach in general.
Coffee machine didn't work very well - needs some attention as leaked everywhere. Not a lot of cupboard space in the kitchen - may want to consider where guests put their food as almost nowhere to put this currently. Read more
Response from AARAN HAVEN & AARAN OAKS - 03/21/2013
Thank you Peter for the kind review. I am so glad your family enjoyed your stay with us. One of the problems with self catering apartments is that we do not have a reception to deal with enquiries and problems, that is why I am always available by telephone, text or email, my telephone number is printed everywhere including the key ring. Had I known about the problem with the Gaggia coffee machine leaking during your stay it would have been replaced immediately without question. if i may respond to lack of cupboards in the kitchen, we do have one completely empty cupboard for food to the right hand side of the chimney hood we also have an empty fridge and freezer for guests food. In our cupboards we provide absolutely everything our guests should require for a weeks holiday or a short break as in your case.
Thanks again. Evelyn.
This is simply a fantastic apartment in a great location in a beautiful town. The facilities include all you need and the furnishings and decor are top class. Nice little touches make a great impression, like the bottle of Cava in the fridge and decanta of whiskey in the lounge. Five out of five from us. Additionally, the professional booking and ongoing contact from the owner was brilliant.
I cannot recomend aaran haven highly enough!! The apartment is absolutely beautiful and the attention to detail is second to none. It's a real home from home with added luxurys and the location is perfect!
A beautiful beach is just a stones throw away, as is the high street with some lovely shops.
The train station is only a 5 minute walk so a trip into Edinburgh is a must!
It really is a wonderful place to stay, we have already booked to go back later this year!
Luxurious and relaxing
I took my husband to aaran Haven for his birthday, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and it was perfect. The apartment was extremely well appointed with some excellent touches like a wee dram and a bottle of bubbly waiting for us. It was so relaxing we could have been in our own home! Comfy beds with lovely white linen, fluffy dressing gowns. It well exceeded 5 star status! Evelyn was extremely helpful throughout. I had originally wanted to book her apartment in Gullane but this was not available so she offered to postpone some building work she had arranged at the North Berwick property and give it to me for the same price. I found out later in the conversation that she was actually on holiday herself in Italy at the time of booking, now that's service for you! I would thoroughly recommend this property or any that Evelyn owns. Thank you Evelyn, my husband enjoyed it so much he is planning to bring me back for my Birthday and there would be no complaints from me!
Glen and Julie
Skipsea, East Yorkshire
well appointed and homely accommodation supported by an excellen
This was the second time we have stayed at aaran Haven and the fact that we returned and will return again bears testimony to the quality and value of the accommodation. There are one or two other places in North Berwick that we have considered but the value for money of aaran Haven bears no comparison. In our experience, the accommodation is very well appointed and strives to provide a discerning 'home away from home', and Evelyn is always on hand to resolve any minor issues that may arise. Arran Haven is a very good choice from which to explore and enjoy the gem that is North Berwick and its surrounds.
Jen and Stan
Location was perfect and apartment was beautifully decorated and spotless. Loved the fireplace and comfy beds. Kitchen had everything we need, with lovely welcome gifts. Thanks so much, Evelyn!
The Barraclough Family
Spennymoor, County Durham
Absolutely lovely apartment
First class apartment in the very nice town of North Berwick. We spent five days enjoying all the area had to offer and coming back to the well decorated and furnished apartment that was extremely cozy, warm and comfortable just took the biscuit! As there was five adults in our party the accommodation proved easily capable of providing everyone with enough space, with the well-proportioned bedrooms and lounge. The planned addition of a further shower room, in excess of the current bathroom and shower room, will be a great facility, particularly an extra toilet. The beds were really comfortable and we all slept like babies. Evelyn was very kind in leaving a splendid welcome pack of champagne, chocolates and biscuits, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed and very much appreciated. We are keen to revisit and are planning another trip in the Spring. Lovely walks with spectacular views on the Law, Hopetoun Monument and the coastal path.
I want to live here
Myself and my family stayed at the arran Haven for 4 nights in September.The apartment is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the added extra's like the bottle of bubbly and the dram of whiskey really made the stay feel special. It is easy walking distance from the town and round the corner from the beach. We would definately stay here again. Thanks Evelyn
Robert Mc L
The facilities were immaculate and the supporting information folder was excellent both in describing the equipment in the apartment and the surrounding attractions/ amenities.
From the apartment it was only a short walk to the beach or to the renowned golf course.
The most satisfying element is the security of knowing that should there be any problem, large or small, then the owner is immediately on hand with appropriate support if required.
Had a lovely restful holiday in a beautifull apartment
This is the second time we have been to Evelyns apartment and as usual everything was great from the special treats that was left for us down to the all over condition of the apartment. The location of this apartment is great as it is near the shops and the railway station also near the beach which is great.Hope to be returning soon
Had a great week at aaran Haven. Superb accommodation in a great location. Beautifully furnished with great attention to detail.A lovely welcome pack of champagne, whisky, shortbread, fudge and even a bag of dog treats for our Retriever.We wanted for nothing all week and would happily return at the drop of a hat. Thanks Evelyn for a wonderful stay.
Very highly recommended.
The Perkins Family
Fantastic accommodation in a lovely location
What can I say? The apartment is fantastic - it is bright and modern with all the gadgets you could need, but comfortable and a real 'haven'. Evelyn is so helpful and thoughtful, with essentials already there to make tea/coffee on arrival after a long journey and the kids made short work of the biscuits and fudge whilst us adults enjoyed the cava and a wee dram (or two!!); she also left her number and said she was happy to be contacted day or night. Locally the beaches at North Berwick and nearby Gullane were lovely. We enjoyed the seabird centre (walkable from the apartment), walking up the Law and Tantallon Castle. The station is just around the corner so was convenient for a trip into Edinburgh. We had a couple of golfers in our party and they enjoyed playing a couple of the local courses. There are plenty of restaurants in and around North Berwick and local shops too for buying essentials. Loved it!
Paul and friends
Excellent property in a great location
Aaron Haven is just that - a haven from the hustle and bustle in lovely East Lothian. A golf-ball's throw from the wonderful beaches, golf courses, shops and the station, the location couldn't be much better. Ah is well and tastefully appointed with the mod cons required for a comfortable stay. Evelyn is an attentive and responsive host. Essentials such as fresh milk, butter, wine and whiskey were provided on arrival and there is plenty of local shopping, including supermarkets. Parking for unloading/loading was easy, and there is plenty of space around the corner for longer term free parking. North Berwick has the luck to be blessed with excellent child friendly beaches, the excellent seabird centre and the world famous Bass Rock to offer. There is no amusement arcade in sight which happily encourages one to explore nearby places such as the National Museum of Flight(a chance to step aboard Concorde!)and the magnificent Tantallan Castle as well as taking advantage of the lovely coastal walks and lovely rolling inland countryside. You can take a walk up the North Berwick Law for magnificent panoramic views of the local area. We are not golfers but I can see the attraction for the local links courses right along the coast. It was , though, a joy to tackle the 18 hole putting course just around the corner with the backdrop of the beach, islands, yachts, and the bay/harbour for company. The added bonus is that Edinburgh is only 30 mins away via a regular train service (much better than fighting your way into the city by car, especially at Festival time) so ah can be easily used as a base for exploring that wonderful city. All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable week in many respects and I highly recommend it.
We stayed at arran Haven for a week with our 7 month old baby and two grandparents in tow.
On arrival, we were greeted with complimentary champagne, wine and a decanter of whisky along with shortbread and fudge - nice way to start a holiday.
The apartment is exceptional with generous sized beds, bright and airy rooms and stunning soft furnishings.
The kitchen has everything you need - fridge, freezer, dishwasher, table and chairs for 6 which made self catering an easy option.
The roll top bath in the bathroom was fab for relaxing after a hard day at the beach!
All areas of the apartment were spotless and Evelyn made sure that every need was catered for and was on the end of the phone 24/7 had we needed her.
North Berwick itself is a brilliant place for young and old and we were so lucky with the weather - meant we could make full use of the outside seating area.
Everything was just perfect from the apartment itself to the fluffy bathrobes and slippers.
We will definitely be back and have already recommended aaran Haven to our friends - who have since booked up for next year.
Top hotels could learn a thing or two from Evelyn and the service received at aaran Haven.
Beautiful apartment ,beautiful town
Excellent apartment two minutes from town and beaches.We can't wait to return in fact the wife wants to move here.On the beach at 11 pm still light absolutely gorgeous. We ate at Osteria - excellent, Zitto -excellent,The Grange -average
5 star Heaven at the Haven
This was our first self catering holiday - but I felt like I was staying at a luxury hotel - complete with fluffy bathrobes and slippers, bottle of Cava on arrival and luxury shortbread. Evelyn was so friendly and made the booking process so simple I felt as if my holiday plans were in her safe capable hands - I was relaxed before I even arrived.
The apartment was extremely comfortable - beds fantastic quality, decoration very fresh and modern. The old shutters were great to close and allowed the children to have a long lie -every parents dream!
The location was excellent for the shops and restaurants on the High Street and within walking distance to the Harbour and the Beach. "Fingers and Thumbs" accross from the apartment was a big hit with my two children who visited on several days to do a variety of arts and carfts. There was so much to actually do in North Berwick and nearby Dunbar that we just didn't have enough time to go into Edinburgh to visit the Pandas. we will just have to come back next year.
Wonderful this place is way above the rest
From the moment we arrived to a warm and bright welcome we enjoyed being spoiled in this stunning elegant place. Relax we did it the whole time.Being so central to all our needs in North Berwick it was a great break. The weather started brilliantly but fell away but it did not matter as we had "our home" "our retreat" "our palace" in North Berwick. Thanks Evelyn for all your personal touches ,you spoilt us.We cannot thank you enough.
Susan and George Allan
Super apartment a stone's throw from the beach and the golf cour
Comfortable and stylishly furnished: big beds with lovely linens. We had great walks along the beach and enjoyed meals in the nearby restaurants and my 86-year-old mother was able to enjoy big-screen TV just like home.
Easy train service to Edinburgh, scenic road access to local attractions such as St. Abb's Head and to Scotland's Museum of Flight where you can really get inside the Concorde!! Plus loads of golf if that's your bag! North Berwick is a great place and Evelyn's apartment is a beautiful place to stay. We will definitely go back.
Great accommodation in super location. Did not want to leave. Could not recommend highly enough.
Not to be missed!
Alovely flat in the perfect position within North Berwick. Perfect modern decor in a relaxing atmosphere. Once you are up those stairs, the finishing touches provided by the owner are to be enjoyed. A great base for our golfing weekend!
Paul and Barbara Brown
Easily the best apartment we have stayed in.
Service efficient and excellent, we stayed at aaran North Berwick quite unexpectedly being offered a free upgrade from Evelyn. From arrival all the facilities and more that you would expect from a five star hotel plus a crystal decanter of whisky, a bottle of good wine/chocolate biscuits and Easter Bunnies for the grandchildren. Immaculate and luxurious bedding comfortable beds and modern bathroom/shower rooms. The spacious apartment is in a quiet residential area in a lovely part of North Berwick, close to links golf courses and clean sandy bays. Pleasant peaceful location with bustling town centre shops, cafes and restaurants. Only downside is possibly the lack of a designated parking space, in high season finding a space would be a lottery. Despite that Evelyn Leigh and Leigh Developments deserve all the accolades that will surely be heaped on them. Above and beyond our expectations - thank you Evelyn.
Perfect 30th weekend...
I had booked up the aaran Haven apartments for my sisters 30th Surprise weekend in February. It was a beautiful apartment and every girl felt comfortable through out their 3 day stay. The apartment was in fantastic condition and the services that came with it were remarkable. Having the beach and lots of colourful cafe's and shops at our doorstep was a treat too! Thankyou!!
Stunning apartment and location!
This beautiful apartment is in a beautiful location just off North Berwick's High Street.
The apartment is very spacious and would very comfortably sleep 6. The decoration,furnishings,curtains and bed linen are fantastic quality, very luxurious! It is truly a home from home and the owner Evelyn leaves lovely touches for your arrival and always makes it known she is available if you have any questions or problems.
Despite it being an old building it is so warm. We just loved the old sash windows with shutters, they really keep the warm in and the cold out!
There is every utensil you can think of in the kitchen, and a pint if milk,tea and coffee waiting for your arrival!
North Berwick beach is beautiful. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast in the 'cake' cafe on the high street (can highly recommend the freshly baked scones and it is very child friendly) followed by a walk on the beach where the kids filled their buckets with as many shells and stones as they could. There are many lovely restaurants too, Evelyn provides a huge folder of menus and contact numbers at the apartment, and they are all within walking distance.
I would highly recommend aaran apartments to everyone I know. All Evelyn's properties are beautiful, I have stayed in all 3. I can honestly say I do not have one negative comment.
Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland
My wife and I, along with our three adult children, were delight
We arrived to a warm and comfortable apartment complete with Christmas tree and quality decorations. Cava, shortbread biscuits, cakes and chocolate along with a supply of whiskey, milk, tea and coffee were provided for our Christmas stay! A warm welcome indeed!
The apartment is beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfortable.The kitchen is well equipped and we lacked for nothing.
Location is excellent, just a short walk to the shops and to the beach and golf course. Parking was not a problem during our stay but I suspect it might be a different story June to September!
Gosberton - Lincolnshire
Best Holiday accommodation ever!
Aaran Haven is as close to the perfect holiday accommodation as you could want to find. A stylish, uncluttered slice of luxury, it was everything we hoped it was going to be, and really set the scene for a fabulous break away. Evelyn obviously has an understanding of what people want, and provides it in spades. A truly enjoyable weekend was had (my sister in law described it as "the best weekend ever after her wedding"!), and we shall be returning to this particular Haven again.
Many thanks once again Evelyn, we look forward to our return
luxurious but comfortable apartment, ideal shortbreak location.
Super property which was well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Excellent service from Evelyn + made to feel most welcome. Great walks along the beach.
The apartment was everything we wished for.high quality standard
Yet again, the apartment was beautifull a very high finish. on all things from the Bathroom kitchen bedrooms down to the soft furnishings. we have stayed in several holiday rentals from Leigh Developments and each time it just gets better it is without a doubt 5 star accomodation.
Beautifully appointed, cosy and convenient apartment
My husband, adult daughter and I loved staying in this wonderful apartment for 5 days. We were delighted to receive the very thoughtful and generous welcome provisions and Evelyn took a personal interest and was available if any problems had arisen. The rooms were furnished and decorated to a very high standard. Any downside? For 6 people staying, an extra loo might be preferred.
Wendy & Geoff Foster
Prestwich, Manchester, England
Exceeded our expectations
The apartment delivered everything as specified on the web-site and more. The attention to details was amazing. There were lots of unexpected extras - chilled sparkling wine for starters. The accommodation was superb, extremely comfortable in every way. Access was easy and the beach literally just round the corner. It was quiet and peaceful making it easy to relax. We wished our stay had been longer and can't wait to return next year.
Beautiful appartment, excellent Location
Great appartment, super Location. We were a bit unfortunate with the weather but that did not dampen our spirit. The only thing that was unfortunate was the fact there is only one toilet for five people and the kitchen was cramped when we are sitting at the table.
Other then that a stunning appartment with everything you want and need!!!
Great holiday all round!
We had a great holiday at aaran Haven. The apartment is very close to the beach which we were on everyday. Parking outside is restricted but there is unrestricted parking nearby. The garden is small but well maintained and perfectly ample for sitting out on a sunny evening. The apartment is extremely well presented and carefully furnished. It is child friendly but luxurious too. North Berwick itself had lots to entertain our young family and Edinburgh is so close by rail or car. We will definitely stay again.
Great little retreat in North Berwick
Had a great week in this lovely flat in North Berwick. It was very much a home from home and all the little touches made it even more enjoyable. The decor and furnishings are very tasteful and the beds are extremely comfortable. Would certainly recommend and hopefully have another return visit next year.
Spacious and beautifully appointed holiday apartment
We spent a week at aaran Haven - my husband and I, and our twin daughters (toddlers). The decor in the apartment was fresh and the bedding was sparkling clean and fresh with very comfortable beds. The location is also excellent, 2 minute stroll to the beach and the shops and within comfortable walking distance of the Macdonald Marine Hotel, if you fancy a dip in the pool. The only thing I would like to point out, is that, although there is a luxurious bathroom and an equally luxurious shower-room, there is only one wc, another one would have been ideal, especially if there were 6 staying.
A beautiful apartment ,fantastic location .Absolutely 5*
Quality accommodation convenient for all amenities.
Very good standard of accommodation which was in an excellent location and close to restaurants, bars and golf courses!
A very Relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The apartment we stayed in at North Berwick has a fantastic location, and set to a very high standard,i was looking for somewhere to unwind away from my busy work life for a couple of days and Eureka!! i have found my haven.My two days felt like a week.when i phoned The owner Evelyn about a query i had she could not have been more helpful.
Over all a wonderful stay in a wonderful apartment.
Fantastic base from which to explore
This is a fantastic property from which to explore the sites and attractions of East Lothian. The property itself is an attraction itself. It is warm, welcoming and spacious, and is situated in an ideal spot right in the heart of North Berwick.
Will definately be making a return visit for an extended stay.
Response from AARAN HAVEN & AARAN OAKS - 02/28/2011
Thanks for your kind words Euan.
I try very hard to please my guests and its good when its appreciated.
Ange & Li
Our arrival was delayed due to personal circumstances, yet when we arrived; the heating and lights were on to welcome us, which was a special touch.
It was a most comfortable and well appointed apartment and we really felt at home. Especially in the bath!
Elegant and spacious flat that I felt at home in immediately
This is an apartment that you could feel equally at home in whether solo, or with family and friends. I played "hostess" for part of my weekend to friends and family, and stayed alone for the other part. Lovely! The location is excellent for both the seafront and the shops, but there are parking restrictions outside the flat in summer. I think that that could be an issue for loading and unloading a lot of stuff at the beginning and end of a holiday. However, in February it was not a problem, and I and my friends parked right outside the front gate. I certainly wouldn't let it put you off! There's a nice little patio that would be good in summer.
Excellent luxurious accommodation
Great weekend in North Berwick made all the better by gorgeous apartment. Lovely finishing touches. Thank you and see you again soon.
Xmas New Year at aaran Haven
The apartment is finished to a very high standard and is located in North Berwick which has a beautiful coastline and lovely shops bars and cafes. You can walk to the train station in 4 minutes and the regular trains take only 30 minutes to get you in to the centre of Edinburgh. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Evelyn and her husband were extremely helpful in getting us settled in. Highly Recommended