Denis Duncan House (now named Doddie Weir House)

Denis Duncan House, a fully accessible holiday cottage in Dirleton, East Lothian, is now under the proud ownership of Leuchie House.

The self-catering cottage, which sleeps six including two fully accessible beds, will offer people living with disabilities and their families or carers to spend quality time together.

Taking over Denis Duncan House – previously owned and operated for more than 20 years by the Lin Berwick Trust - is particularly exciting for the charity. The cottage, which was named after the late Rev Dr Denis Duncan - a devoted member of the Church of Scotland who served in Edinburgh, as well as London and Glasgow.

Leuchie CEO Mark Bevan said: “We are determined to do more for more people, not only within Leuchie, but beyond our walls and Denis Duncan House gives us that opportunity to allow families to enjoy some quality time and independence.

“We are especially pleased to have received the incredibly generous donation from the Lin Berwick Trust of Denis Duncan House. This purpose-built house is accessible and equipped to the highest standards. It will enable disabled people to have a break with family and friends and provide a gentle introduction to Leuchie House, just a few miles down the road.

“It is a new venture for Leuchie and we are so pleased to be storming out of the pandemic with new ideas to deliver more care and support, in more ways, for more people in need. We can thank our supporters enough for all that they have done to help our ambitions to come true.”

Holiday breaks at Denis Duncan House are available from £582-a-week, and can be booked at or by calling the Leuchie bookings team on 01620 892864