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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.
47 cottages are available
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  • Petronella

    Linlithgow near Edinburgh

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: CC531124
    Set on a working farm in the fertile West Lothian countryside, just three miles from historic Linlithgow and with convenient access to the M9, Edinburgh, 20 miles and Stirling, 24 miles; this is a wonderfully central location with activities for all in easy reach. Tastefully designed with light, space and comfort in mind, Petronella is one of two cottages perfect for family and friends to relax and enjoy this fascinating area. Petronella has a beautifully furnished and equipped, spacious living area, generous bedrooms and stylish bathrooms. A welcoming wood burning stove is complemented by eco friendly ground source heating. The property is surrounded by approximately 3km of lovely grassy tracks which take you around the farm, ideal for people and dogs to wonder along. The renowned Champany Inn is just five minutes walk away and there is a good variety of pubs and restaurants in Linlithgow. The cottage is just half a mile from Junction 3 which is 15 minutes from the airport, or, a mile from Linlithgow which has a train station to Edinburgh, 15 minutes or Glasgow, 25 minutes. Nearby visit magnificent Hopetoun House, the House of the Binns and Linlithgow Palace. Easy access over the Forth Road Bridge to explore Perthshire or Fife, or west to Stirling Castle or the Trossachs.

    This property can be booked together with Strathspey (CC531125) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has ground source heat pumps with underfloor heating to the ground floor and comprises:
    Spacious open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Cloakroom: With WC and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Lawn with furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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  • The Shepherd’s Cottage

    Dunbar, nr. Stenton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 28772

    Situated on a working farm, 3 miles from the coast, this detached holiday cottage has all the ingredients for a truly relaxing holiday. Designed with comfort in mind for both families and wheelchair users, there is a roomy kitchen/dining room and an adapted wet room. Edinburgh is 20 minutes by train from Dunbar, or visit the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. Ideal for golf, walking and cycling. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wet room with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, underfloor in kitchen and wet room (£30per week November-March), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Dunsapie

    Edinburgh

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 27910

    In a peaceful area near Holyrood Park and Arthurs’ Seat, this detached holiday property has easy access into the city centre and to the A1. The living room is spacious and the dining room is bright and overlooks the garden. A 20-minute walk to Holyrood Palace, the Parliament and the Royal Mile. Visit the museums and galleries (free). Savour the buzz during the festivals and at New Year. Golf at Duddingston. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining/garden room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Landing with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). 1 double (5ft) bedroom with Velux and sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet. Utility room in external garage.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine in utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Golden Oak Chalet

    Dunbar, East Lothian

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC531118
    The Golden Oak Chalet is situated on a working farm in the coastal town of Dunbar, East Lothian. Idyllic, with spectacular views of the Bass Rock and the Fife coast, you are guaranteed glorious sunsets. The town of Dunbar is approximately 2 miles from the Golden Oak Chalet. Dunbar has many shops and cafes which sell local produce. Other local tourist attractions include Links Golf course, East Links Family Park, Foxlake Wakeboarding, as well as the John Muir walkway, cycle paths and miles of East Lothian beaches. For those who enjoy visiting historic sites, Doon Hill Ancient Monument is on the doorstep. You can travel a short distance to North Berwick where Tantallon Castle, the Marine Spa, Seacliff Stables or the Seabird Centre may take your fancy. It is approximately 1 mile off the A1 which is a mere 35 miles into Edinburgh where there is something to suit everyone. Hop on the train at Dunbar train station for a stress free journey into the Capital in around 30 minutes.
    There is never a dull moment on the farm and guests are welcome to roam freely to see the animals and experience farm life. There are a herd of Limousin Beef cattle, a variety of different sheep breeds including Zwartbles, Hampshires, Texels and Shetlands. Free range chickens and ducks (fresh eggs available to buy on site) and even some pigs and horses.
    Dunbar offers a wide array of facilities including a swimming pool and is a popular coastal holiday destination; it’s reported to enjoy the longest sunshine hours in the UK. Watch the fishing boats return to the harbour with their daily catch or enjoy a cliff top stroll and listen to the waves crash against the shoreline.
    This area is renowned for its several championship golf courses and visitors will enjoy experiencing the many attractions close by, including the Scottish Museum of Flight and The John Muir Country Park. A regular train service from Dunbar takes only 20 minutes to reach the heart of the cultural city of Edinburgh, renowned for its festivals, arts and music venues, superb castle and medieval buildings (not forgetting shopping along the Royal Mile!)- ensuring Golden Oak Chalet allows easy access to explore and discover the abundance of entertainment available across East Lothian and beyond.

    Ground Floor: 3 Steps to entrance then accommodation is all one level has LPG heating and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With TV, DVD and sofa bed (for + 2)
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With bunk beds
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels includedDecked balcony with furniture and open garden area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Crosswoodhill Wing

    Near West Calder, Edinburgh

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC531126
    Just half an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, this centrally situated holiday cottage is on a working farm far from city crowds in a rolling landscape bounded by the Pentland Hills in a green haven of rural tranquillity. A wonderful base from which to discover a wealth of activities to suit everyone. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Livingston are all close by, with castles, historic houses and gardens, museums, galleries, hill walking, golfing or fishing all in easy reach. Livingston’s vast retail outlet is just eight miles. Or simply take a book into the garden, delve into the games and toy cupboards or head off into the hills from the doorstep.

    The Wing of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse is attractively screened by dense rhododendron bushes and trees, and situated well back and across the road from the farm buildings. Guests can relax in their garden and absorb the peaceful atmosphere after a day’s touring or strenuous activity. The Wing is in the middle of the farmhouse with a cosy multi-fuel stove in the small ground floor living room and the benefit of a second, first floor living room is a real bonus. Dating from the 18th Century with original pine window panelling, shutters and doors, this is a quirky, characterful cottage.

    Crosswoodhill Wing can be booked together with Steading Cottage (CC531127) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With one pair of bunk beds.
    Bedroom 3/lounge 2: With double bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements only) and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    Oil and electric by meter reading which will be payable at the end of your stay. Bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Cot and highchair supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Telephone with honesty box. Welcome pack.Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Adjoining woodland. Shared play area. Parking (3 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times - working farm. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Garden Lodge

    Whittingehame

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SQQW

    In a very secluded setting, within the grounds of a working estate, and accessed by a farm track, lies this charming, detached, holiday cottage which is an original Adam design with Victorian additions. Furnished and decorated to retain character and provide contemporary comfort, it is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the renowned golf courses and beaches of East Lothian. Try hill walking in the Lammermuirs, cycling along quiet roads or visit historic Lennoxlove. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Living room with open fire. Well equipped kitchen/dining room. Dining hall. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and feature fireplace. Double bedroom. Two bathrooms, each with over bath shower and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceilings.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, renewable wood energy central heating (supplied from the estate), bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large, grassed area with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Strathspey

    Linlithgow near Edinburgh

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC531125
    Set on a working farm in the fertile West Lothian countryside, just three miles from historic Linlithgow and with convenient access to the M9, Edinburgh, 20 miles and Stirling, 24 miles; this is a wonderfully central location with activities for all in easy reach. Tastefully designed with light, space and comfort in mind, Strathspey is one of two cottages perfect for family and friends to relax and enjoy this fascinating area. Strathspey has a beautifully furnished and equipped, spacious living area, generous bedrooms and stylish bathrooms. A welcoming wood burning stove is complemented by eco friendly ground source heating. Being all on ground floor means it is also good for less mobile guests. The property is surrounded by approximately 3km of lovely grassy tracks which take you around the farm, ideal for people and dogs to wonder along. The renowned Champany Inn is just five minutes walk away and there is a good variety of pubs and restaurants in Linlithgow. The cottage is just half a mile from Junction 3 which is 15 minutes from the airport, or, a mile from Linlithgow which has a train station to Edinburgh, 15 minutes or Glasgow, 25 minutes. Nearby visit magnificent Hopetoun House, the House of the Binns and Linlithgow Palace. Easy access over the Forth Road Bridge to explore Perthshire or Fife, or west to Stirling Castle or the Trossachs.

    This property can be booked together with Petronella (CC531124) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has ground source heat pumps and comprises:
    Spacious open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and TV.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and TV.
    Shower room: Jack and Jill (accessed from bedroom 2 and 3) with shower and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Cot (£10) and highchair (£5) available at additional charge. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Lawn with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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  • Steading Cottage

    Near West Calder, Edinburgh

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC531127
    Just half an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, this centrally situated holiday cottage is on a working farm far from city crowds in a rolling landscape bounded by the Pentland Hills in a green haven of rural tranquillity. A wonderful base from which to discover a wealth of activities to suit everyone. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Livingston are all close by, with castles, historic houses and gardens, museums, galleries, hill walking, golfing or fishing all in easy reach. Livingston’s vast retail outlet is just eight miles. Or simply take a book into the garden, delve into the games and toy cupboards or head off into the hills from the doorstep.
    Steading Cottage is in the heart of the farm, deceptively spacious, white, light and inviting with its multi-fuel stove and lovely high ceiling in the open plan living area. It is set back from the road with a small enclosed garden in front, beside farm buildings and a field. Its proximity to the livestock barns has proved popular with guests.
    Steading Cottage can be booked together with Crosswoodhill Wing (CC531126) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Lounge area: Large with multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD/radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: Extremely well equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: Large with washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Wet room: With bath, shower, grab rails suitable for wheelchair users and WC.
    Open tread staircase to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With sloping ceiling, double bed, twin beds and en-suite with WC.

    Oil and electric by meter reading which will be payable at the end of your stay. Bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner provided, remainder at cost. Cot, highchair and stairgate supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Telephone with honesty box. Welcome pack.Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared play area. Parking (2 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times - working farm. Natural water supply from a spring. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Newhall Cottages - Spittal Coach House

    Carlops, nr. Penicuik

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 30952

    These beautifully situated holiday cottages are part of historic Newhall Estate, just 14 miles south west of the vibrant city of Edinburgh, and a central base from which to explore further afield to Glasgow, Stirling, Fife and the Scottish Borders. Newhall’s 1,100 acres are on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, a wonderful landscape sculpted by glaciers and water, with hillwalking and biking to suit all abilities. The owners’ 2-acre walled garden is a peaceful spot for relaxing in and produces a great array of spring and summer flowers. Newhall Steading Cottage (ref 30949), skilfully converted from the original farm steading, is privately situated about 220 yards from Newhall House. The bright open-plan living area has a cosy woodburner and French doors leading to small terrace opposite a walled garden. Spittal Cottage (ref 30951) and Spittal Coach House (ref 30952) are set a mile away on a working hill sheep farm, bounded on its west side by a reservoir where brown trout fishing may be arranged and the bird hide is a great vantage point from which to watch ducks, geese and heron. Spittal Coach House is a spectacular conversion from an 18th-century farm steading. The beautifully light, spacious, oak floored living area has a central, double-sided woodburner and three huge arched windows opening onto a paved terrace. Spittal Cottage is a traditional, south-facing farm cottage, with fine views and a delightful cosy living room and stunning walking from the doorstep. The nearby North Esk Glen has over a mile of delightful paths, some steep, with a rich variety of wildlife. The patient observer may be rewarded by a glimpse of an otter or badger. The village of West Linton, 5 miles, has local shops, a pub and good restaurant, while Carlops, 1½ miles, has a pub serving food. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room both with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with French door. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Freesat TV. CD. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Access to owners’ 2-acre walled garden. Shared grounds. Trout fishing on estate on request (licence needed). Pets welcome - to be kept on lead, sheep country. No smoking.

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  • The Promenade

    Portobello, Edinburgh

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: 27017

    This superbly located, terraced holiday cottage has direct access onto the sandy beach in Portobello and is only 15 minutes drive or bus ride from Edinburgh city centre. Perfect for a family holiday combining the sights and sounds of this historic city and the relaxation of a beach holiday. Beautifully furnished and decorated in contemporary style and with a pretty enclosed garden opening directly onto the promenade and beach where there are a number of eating places, and a play park. There are a huge variety of attractions within Edinburgh or head out to the Seabird Centre in North Berwick for a boat trip to the Bass Rock, or to try the many renowned golf courses nearby. Shops and pub 250 yards, restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with en-suite shower room, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Sky TV. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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  • Bankhead Cottage

    Aberdour, nr. Edinburgh

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W40495

    Wonderful views / Jacuzzi bath

    Wonderful views

    On a working farm in beautiful open countryside with views overlooking the magnificence of the Forth Bridges to Edinburgh beyond, this delightful cottage offers excellent holiday accommodation. It is situated only 3 miles from the silver sands of the beach of the picturesque village of Aberdour, with its fine castle and interesting little shops and tearooms. There is easy access by train from the village to Edinburgh, only 20 minutes away, perfect for sightseeing without the parking stress. Or drive through the lovely fishing villages of the East Neuk to St Andrews. Deep Sea World 5 miles. Golf 2 miles and excellent walking and cycling on the Fife Coastal Path. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, bidet and toilet.

    Biomass central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Children’s play area. Ample parking. No smoking.

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