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

    Garden Cottage

    Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Converted former stable with south-facing terrace and walled garden, just a stones throw form historic Linlithgow, with superb views over the Royal Palace. Converted former stable with south-facing terrace and walled garden, just a stones throw form historic Linlithgow, with superb views over the Royal Palace.
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    9.3 11 reviews
    9.3 11 reviews

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  • Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    Cobble Cottage

    Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 28388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    A cosy pet friendly property for a small family, with harbour views and easy access to the centre of the city of Edinburgh. A cosy pet friendly property for a small family, with harbour views and easy access to the centre of the city of Edinburgh.
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    9.1 17 reviews
    9.1 17 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

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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. Perfectly placed for enjoying the surrounding beautiful countryside and the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh.
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    9.6 7 reviews
    9.6 7 reviews

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

    The Haymakers

    Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UK5283
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Based on a working farm and set within open countryside, where views can be enjoyed of the surrounding farmland, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Based on a working farm and set within open countryside, where views can be enjoyed of the surrounding farmland, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
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    9.7 10 reviews
    9.7 10 reviews

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    Petronella
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    Strathspey
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  • North Berwick, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    North Berwick, Edinburgh and the Lothians×

    The Retreat Cottage

    North Berwick, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    North Berwick, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 29882
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    The perfect base is just a 5-minute walk from the beach and only a 30-minute train journey to Edinburgh. The perfect base is just a 5-minute walk from the beach and only a 30-minute train journey to Edinburgh.
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    7.3 9 reviews
    7.3 9 reviews

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

    Allanbank

    Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UK5040
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    With easy access into Edinburgh and wonderful views, this cottage is also well placed for enjoying walks in the Pentland Hills. With easy access into Edinburgh and wonderful views, this cottage is also well placed for enjoying walks in the Pentland Hills.
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    8.5 11 reviews
    8.5 11 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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    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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    8.7 21 reviews
    8.7 21 reviews

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

    Torduff Cottage

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 29374
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Best of both worlds, just 30 minutes’ from Edinburgh, and on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, with 65 miles of paths to explore. Best of both worlds, just 30 minutes’ from Edinburgh, and on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, with 65 miles of paths to explore.
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    9.2 17 reviews
    9.2 17 reviews

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

    Marchmont

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: CC531128
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    Position right in the heart of Edinburgh, this period third floor apartment is ideal for those looking to explore Edinburgh Castle or the shops along Prince’s Street. Position right in the heart of Edinburgh, this period third floor apartment is ideal for those looking to explore Edinburgh Castle or the shops along Prince’s Street.
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    8 9 reviews
    8 9 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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    9.6 9 reviews
    9.6 9 reviews

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

    Oldhamstocks Cottage

    Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Ideal family location for visiting Edinburgh, Berwick-on-Tweed, Holy Island, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles and beaches. Ideal family location for visiting Edinburgh, Berwick-on-Tweed, Holy Island, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles and beaches.
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    9 10 reviews
    9 10 reviews

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