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Edinburgh and the Lothians

Whether you’re situated in Edinburgh itself or somewhere nearby, a self-catering holiday in this region combines the very best of city culture and quiet coastal and countryside locations.

Edinburgh needs little introduction as it’s well known as one of Scotland’s jewels in the crown. This majestic city is packed with a wonderful mix of historical buildings that tell the tale of a fascinating past, lovely green open spaces, first class shops and a fine collection of restaurants and pubs. It’s a place to enjoy rich cultural heritage, bustling city life and some of the UK’s most glorious countryside handily placed right on the door step.

The city attracts visitors from around the world who come to see its wonderful architecture and learn about its rich history. The Old Town is well known for the Royal Mile which extends along cobbled streets from Edinburgh Castle to Grassmarket. The New Town is equally fascinating and in contrast with the Old Town has a well ordered street grid layout with wide boulevards and grand neoclassical architecture. In both areas you’ll find national galleries and museums and a host of historically significant buildings. Located just outside the city in Holyrood Park, Arthurs Seat offers a relatively easy climb to the top with some spectacular views.

Horticulturalists will love the wonderful array of colours that can be found at the Royal Botanic Gardens, which has one of the world’s largest living collections of plants you’ll find. More regal encounters can be found on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, now permanently moored in Leith. Despite now being out of service it remains a uniquely fascinating icon from British history.

The Lothians rich heritage extends to the surrounding countryside of west Lothian, with castles and historical sites, rolling countryside and country walks. In east Lothian you’ll find beautiful stretches of quiet sandy beaches and some of the finest golf courses in the world.

So this area serves both those looking for an active outdoor break as well as those interested in a first class city break. A great combination of culture, history, food, drink and the great outdoors!

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
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  • Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    The Small Cottage

    Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: CC531112
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio
    Newly renovated detached cottage for 4 adjacent to Gladstone Reservoir yet close to Edinburgh
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    8.5 2 reviews
    8.5 2 reviews

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  • Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    The Wheelhouse

    Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: S4481
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Romantic former watermill in secluded location and overlooking the River Avon, with your own outdoor hot tub. Romantic former watermill in secluded location and overlooking the River Avon, with your own outdoor hot tub.
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    9.2 12 reviews
    9.2 12 reviews

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  • Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Clayron Cottage

    Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 29526
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property
    Enjoy golfing, walking on the coastal paths, beaches and seal spotting from Dunbar harbour. Enjoy golfing, walking on the coastal paths, beaches and seal spotting from Dunbar harbour.
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    7.8 13 reviews
    7.8 13 reviews

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  • Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Goose Cottage

    Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: CC531006
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Goose Cottage is a converted stone steading situated in the countryside close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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    9.5 6 reviews
    9.5 6 reviews

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  • Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    The Hayloft

    Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    4
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    Ref: UK5319
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Perfectly placed for enjoying the surrounding beautiful countryside and the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh.
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    9.7 7 reviews
    9.7 7 reviews

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  • Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    The Coach House

    Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UZU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With Gleneagles close by golf enthusiasts will love this beautiful, traditional cottage with views of the Union Canal. With Gleneagles close by golf enthusiasts will love this beautiful, traditional cottage with views of the Union Canal.
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    8.6 17 reviews
    8.6 17 reviews

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  • Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians×
    Newly Listed
    Hawthornbank Cottage

    Hawthornbank Cottage

    Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UK5649
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Within walking distance of Haddington high street and just 5 miles from sandy beaches, this is the ideal location for exploring this beautiful Scottish region. Within walking distance of Haddington High Street and just 5 miles from sandy beaches, this is the ideal location for exploring this beautiful Scottish region.
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  • Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage

    Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 30949
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Sharing a 2-acre walled garden and set on a large estate, this cottage is 14 miles from Edinburgh. Sharing a 2-acre walled garden and set on a large estate, this cottage is 14 miles from Edinburgh.
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    9.5 6 reviews
    9.5 6 reviews

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    Newhall Cottages - The Bothy
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  • Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Almond View

    Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UK5046
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    A unique whitewashed 2 bedroomed B listed property with sea and river views from the open plan living space. Easy access to Edinburgh city centre.
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    9 22 reviews
    9 22 reviews

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  • Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Eliza Cottage

    Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 28897
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This single-storey holiday property will appeal to all tastes, with cycling, golfing, beaches, walking, historic houses and castles all nearby. This single-storey holiday property will appeal to all tastes, with cycling, golfing, beaches, walking, historic houses and castles all nearby.
    Prices from
    9.8 16 reviews
    9.8 16 reviews

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  • Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Newhall Cottages - Spittal Cottage

    Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 30951
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A traditional southfacing cottage set in wonderful countryside with fishing and delightful walking available on the estate. A traditional southfacing cottage set in wonderful countryside with fishing and delightful walking available on the estate.
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    8.3 9 reviews
    8.3 9 reviews

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    Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage
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    Newhall Cottages - The Bothy
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  • Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Eilean Donan

    Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    5
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    Ref: CC531130
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Looking out onto open farmland, this holiday property is set in a tranquil location, yet it is within and easy train journey to Edinburgh.
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    9.9 20 reviews
    9.9 20 reviews

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