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Denis Duncan House

01787 372343


Home From Home Disabled Cottage in Scotland

Denis Duncan House is a homely cottage for disabled people, their family and carers. Denis Duncan House offers the disabled holidaymaker state-of-the art holiday accommodation in a unique setting.

Ref: DHG137AC


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  • Assisted Wheelchair UsersAssisted Wheelchair Users
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  • CarersCarers

About Denis Duncan House

Denis Duncan House is a comfortable detached, large 3 bedroom property sleeping 6 people (2 with disabilities) and has been specifically designed to meet the accessible needs of people living with disabilities.

• One twin-bedded disability bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite disability bathroom
• Kitchen, sitting room, dining room, utility room, WC and conservatory on ground floor
• Two twin-bedded bedrooms, bathroom and carer's sitting room upstairs

Facilities & Equipment

Denis Duncan House is equipped with a wide range of disability aids from vibrating alarms clocks, shower chairs and Monkey Poles. Detailed below are some of our facilities, for a full list please visit our website.


• ‘Talking’ microwave
• Ropox height-adjustable hob top and sink
• Electric oven with side-opening door
• Dishwasher
• Fridge-freezer
• Heat-proof mugs
• Angled cutlery
• Plate guards
• Conventional utensils

Sitting Room

• Television
• Video/DVD recorder
• Music centre with CD player
• Board games for the sight-impaired
• Electric rise-recline armchair

Disability Bedroom

• Twin Shiloh Community electrically adjustable nursing beds (3 ft) with cot sides
• Permapad pressure care mattresses with incontinence protectors (low to medium risk only)
• Harley design neck and spinal support pillows
• Over-bed table for eating meals in bed
• Bedroom-to-bathroom ceiling hoist
• Alarm call connected to upstairs rooms
• Baby intercom
• Television with integral DVD player

Disability Bathroom (en-suite) & Utility Room

• Electrically height-adjustable wash basin with sideways track movement
• Clos-o-Mat height-adjustable toilet (wash and dry) with touch-sensitive control for finger or foot operation
• Arjo Sovereign hi-lo bath with thermostatically controlled taps, hair-washing unit and built-in hoist seat
• Wheelchair-accessible shower (wet-room)
• Stainless steel medical dressing trolley
• Bin for disposal of incontinence pads only
• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer


Bedrooms 2 & 3, carer’s sitting room and bathroom
• Four three-foot beds (two in each bedroom)
• Bathroom with over-bath shower
• Carer’s sitting room with television
Denis Duncan House offers the disabled holidaymaker state-of-the art holiday accommodation in a unique setting.

Denis Duncan House has a range of facilities and special equipment to service the need of guests with the most profound disabilities

The ground floor accessible bedroom has two electrically adjustable beds, cot sides, lifting poles, grab handles and pressure care mattresses.
Two twin-bedded bedrooms, bathroom and carer's sitting room are upstairs.
Accessible en-suite bathroom to ground floor accessible bedroom. Clos-o-Mat toilet, Arjo Sovereign bath and wet room shower area. Height adjustable sink.
Ropox height adjsutable 'talking microwave'. Angled and conventional cutlery.

Accessibility Features
Accessible Parking
Level or Ramped Access to Entrance
Accessible Toilet(s)
Accessible Bathroom(s)
Wheel-in Shower(s)
Denis Duncan House
Eastgate House
Upper East Street
CO10 1UB
United Kingdom

Denis Duncan House is the Trust's second holiday cottage for the disabled and is situated on the village green in Manse Road in the village of Dirleton, which is 24 miles east of Edinburgh, and 2 miles south west of the coastal town of North Berwick on the Firth of Forth. Denis Duncan House offers the disabled holidaymaker state-of-the art holiday accommodation in a unique setting.

Here's What our Guests Say...

"Another lovely holiday. The house is so warm and cosy in this cold
weather. Super."

The R Family, Kirkcaldy

"What a wonderful week we’ve had! Dirleton is so pretty and the house
is extremely well-equipped and comfortable. What fund we’ve had
visiting the castles, beaches and parks in the local area. Very much
enjoyed visits from deer and pheasant families too!"

The Y Family, Aberdeenshire

"Our third holiday at Denis Duncan House. Thoroughly enjoyed
ourselves as usual in this well-equipped house in peaceful
surroundings of Dirleton. Looking forward to a return visit next May."

The T Family, Glasgow

"Our fifth time staying at the house and as always it has been lovely
(apart from the weather!). Meals at Castle Inn very nice. Back again
same time next year!"

The T Family, Northumberland

"Very suitable accommodation for a family. Enjoyed week."
The E Family, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland

"Our first visit here. Excellent cottage. Everything we needed.
Hopefully we will return next year."

The G Family, Northumberland

"After two years visiting Norfolk we thought we would give Scotland a
go! We were not disappointed. This cottage is as well thought out as
Berwick Cottage and this makes for an enjoyable stay."

The P Family, Wirral

"A great holiday. Weather good. Would recommend to disabled people
as our son who has Muscular Dystrophy loved it."

The R Family, Tyne & Wear

"Our third visit has been a great success. Marvellously quiet and
peaceful. The sandy beaches are magical. Always new things to be
seen. I do hope we can return. A roe deer came to see us off!"

M Family, Lincolnshire

"Amazing house, very comfy and homely. Lovely to see deer and
pheasants. Wonderful to have so much equipment available. Lots of
great places to visit – Seabird Centre in N Berwick well worth a visit."

The M Family, Harrogate

"After staying at Berwick Cottage, Norfolk, we haven’t been let down.
Beautiful surroundings, lots to do and places to visit. Loved the
conservatory. Well equipped and ideal for our service-users’ needs.
We will be back."

The staff at Oakfield Close, Hertfordshire

"I have never been on a holiday with a client where everything is so well
equipped and clean. It is a beautiful house in a fantastic area and I
hope we can return next year. Big thank you to everyone who looks
after it."

The staff at Woodlands Cottage, Northumberland

"Excellent holiday. Cottage is outstanding, lovely and peaceful. It should
be 5- star not 4-star! Will be back again."

The staff at New Lodge House, Midlothian

"Another relaxing and enjoyable week just chilling out and taking life at a
slower pace – great! We’ll be back."

The Y Family, Lanarkshire

"Lovely house. Had a nice holiday. Ideal for disabled people. Had two
nice days out. Seen grey squirrel and five magpies!"

The W Family, Northumberland
Week From To Price £
2 09/01/14 16/01/14 450
3 16/01/14 23/01/14 450
4 23/01/14 30/01/14 450
5 30/01/14 06/02/14 450
6 06/02/14 13/02/14 450
7 13/02/14 20/02/14 450
8 20/02/14 27/02/14 450
9 27/02/14 06/03/14 450
10 06/03/14 13/03/14 620
11 13/03/14 20/03/14 620
12 20/03/14 27/03/14 620
13 27/03/14 03/04/13 620
14 03/04/14 10/04/14 760
16 17/04/14 24/04/14 760
17 24/04/14 01/05/14 760
18 01/05/14 08/05/14 760
19 08/05/14 15/05/14 760
20 15/05/14 22/05/14 760
22 29/05/14 05/06/14 760
23 05/06/14 12/06/14 885
25 19/06/14 26/06/14 885
26 26/06/14 03/07/14 885
28 10/07/14 17/07/14 995
31 31/07/14 07/08/14 995
32 07/08/14 14/08/14 995
33 14/08/14 21/08/14 995
34 21/08/14 28/09/14 995
35 28/08/14 04/09/14 995
36 04/09/14 11/09/14 885
37 11/09/14 18/09/14 885
38 18/09/14 25/09/14 885
39 25/09/14 02/10/14 885
40 02/10/14 09/10/14 760
41 09/10/14 16/10/14 760
42 16/10/14 23/10/14 760
43 23/10/14 30/10/14 760
44 30/10/14 06/11/14 620
45 06/11/14 13/11/14 450
46 13/11/14 20/11/14 450
47 20/11/14 27/11/14 450
48 27/11/14 04/12/14 450
49 04/12/14 11/12/14 450
50 11/12/14 18/12/14 450
51 18/12/14 25/12/14 450
52 25/12/14 01/01/15 450

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