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

    Lakeside Retreat

    Innerwick, near Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Innerwick, near Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: W43010
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated on a holiday park with shared use of site facilities with walks from the door and and golf nearby. Situated on a holiday park with shared use of site facilities with walks from the door and and golf nearby.
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    9.1 15 reviews
    9.1 15 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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    9 19 reviews
    9 19 reviews

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

    Fascadale Croft

    Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UK5027
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated at the end of a ½ mile private drive, within the owner’s grounds midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, an ideal base for touring. Situated at the end of a ½ mile private drive, within the owner’s grounds midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, an ideal base for touring.
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    9.2 14 reviews
    9.2 14 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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  • 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 8 reviews
    8 8 reviews

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  • Spott, near Dunbar, East Lothian
    Spott, near Dunbar, East Lothian×

    Barnyards Cottage

    Spott, near Dunbar, East Lothian

    Spott, near Dunbar, East Lothian

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    Ref: UK5628
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    After a busy day exploring the delights of the surrounding area and beyond, return for a relaxing evening in front of the cosy wood burner. After a busy day exploring the delights of the surrounding area and beyond, return for a relaxing evening in front of the cosy wood burner.
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    9.6 5 reviews
    9.6 5 reviews

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  • Dunbar, East Lothian,
    Dunbar, East Lothian, ×

    Golden Oak Chalet

    Dunbar, East Lothian,

    Dunbar, East Lothian,

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    Ref: CC531118
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Detached timber chalet situated within a 400 acres working farm close to the coastal town of Dunbar
      Detached timber chalet situated within a 400 acres working farm close to the coastal town of Dunbar
     
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    9.8 4 reviews
    9.8 4 reviews

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  • South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
    South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians×
    Newly Listed
    Rockcliffe Cottage

    Rockcliffe Cottage

    South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: UK5800
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Perfect for those looking for a laid back city break, close to Edinburgh, yet in a peaceful, residential area. Perfect for those looking for a laid back city break, close to Edinburgh, yet in a peaceful, residential area.
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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. 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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    9.2 21 reviews
    9.2 21 reviews

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

    Queenshill

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

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    Ref: 19674
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Just 5 minutes’ bus ride from the city centre, this third floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle. Just 5 minutes’ bus ride from the city centre, this third floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle.
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    8.3 6 reviews
    8.3 6 reviews

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