We had a great couple of nights here. Linda was a great host and we felt at home right from the start. We would stay here again it was ideal for our needs. The self contained flat was perfect the kids loved it. The breakfast...More

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      I've been working away for over 5 years and this is by far one of the best places I've stayed. Lovely location near seaside, large, neat, really cozy rooms & bathroom with extremely lovely and kind hosts. I'm not particularly a pet lover but the...More

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      Nice clean place to stay and very quiet. Easy to find just off the A1 and great for Dunbar. Large room with a very large ensuite. Sofa in front of the TV. Overall very spacious and lots of fresh air in the gardens.

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Thorntonloch House lies 4 miles to the east of the old fishing town of Dunbar, birthplace of the famous conservationist and author, John Muir.

It is an ideal tranquil and secluded location (without being too remote) for those relaxing "get away from it all" short breaks, perfect for unwinding for a weekend or longer. From our elevated position over Thorntonloch Bay, the house affords superb panoramic views across the North Sea toward St. Abbs marine conservation site.

The Dunbar to Dunglass section of the John Muir Walkway passes within 300 metres, while the Southern Upland Way finishes within approximately 3 kms of the house. If golf is your 'bag', the testing 18 hole Dunbar Golf Club is only a few miles further down the road.

We are easily accessed from the A1 and are only 4 miles from the main east coast railway, providing fast links to Edinburgh and beyond. We are also only 2 miles from Dunglass estate, a popular wedding destination. Broxmouth Park is also very nearby.

The house is both comfortable and spacious throughout and with its sea views, is the perfect place to relax with a coffee and book.

Guest rooms

We have a selection of rooms available. Large and spacious, with en-suite facilities, sofas and televisions and often stunning views of the local countryside. Wifi is free to use throughout the hotel and a continental breakfast can be provided. If you would like to know more, get in touch here.

Common areas

You can enjoy a continental breakfast in our breakfast room or our cozy, Aga-equipped country kitchen. The lovely gardens are open to guests, offering beautiful views over Thorntonloch beach.


East Lothian is a treat for the keen golfer. Known as Scotland's Golf Coast, this world renowned area boasts more than 20 different courses, including Muirfield, the home of the 2016 British Open. Nearby North Berwick is a qualifying course for the British Open, while new course Archerfield is tipped to host the Scottish Open in the future. Slightly father afield, you have The Musselburgh Links, in Musselburgh, the oldest golf course in the world.

There are many more courses to explore. To learn more, see here.

Contact us

If you want to make a booking or an enquiry, you can call Thorntonloch House on +44(0)1368 840683, or send a message using our email address.

Find us

Thorntonloch House is located east of Dunbar, just off of the A1. Our full address is:

Thorntonloch House,
EH42 1QS,