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Edinburgh is a city of contrasts, where history and heritage sit comfortably among the hustle and bustle of a sophisticated, modern metropolis.

Scotland's capital city provides the perfect city break destination that can be combined with rural relaxation in the beautiful Lothian countryside.

Edinburgh is in fact a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a multitude of first class attractions, classical and ancient buildings, a thriving city centre and green open spaces. With cottages in and around Edinburgh you'll be able to both enjoy the city centre experience and explore the surrounding region.

The imposing Edinburgh Castle is one of the city's most iconic attractions; it sits on volcanic rock and the 1pm gun has been fired on most days since 1861. The National War Museum is set within the Castle, or if you want a little peace and quiet, you could head for the Royal Botanic Gardens, considered to be some of the finest in the world.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a great way to while away an afternoon, whatever the weather. Established in 1835 it's Scotland's oldest purpose-built attraction, offering 360° views of the city. A visit to Mary King's Close is a 'must see'; this warren of streets beneath the Royal Mile was built-over, and has remained frozen in time since the 17th century; now you can step into Edinburgh's history with a guide to see what life was like for the people who worked, lived and died here.

Put the Edinburgh Fringe Festival into your diary; this renowned event attracts hundreds of visitors annually who come to see the plays, performances and comedy shows.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Garden Cottage Ref: SYS

This attractive town cottage has been converted from a former stable and has its own south-facing terrace and walled garden – within walking distance of all the amenities of historic Linlithgow, with fine views over the Royal Palace, its parkland and loch. Delightfully set in the grounds of the owner’s home, it is furnished with antique pine and has great charm and character. Shops, restaurants, bars, leisure centre, canal and a railway station with regular 20-minute links to Edinburgh can all be found within a few hundred yards. Many places of interest in the Forth area, including famous golf courses, outlet shopping, Falkirk Wheel, country parks and Stirling Castle (20 minutes by car). Convenient for Edinburgh, Glasgow and southern Scotland. Cosily heated, this property is ideal for holidays at any time of the year. Shops 100 yards.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

Ground floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Open-plan sitting/dining room with kitchen area.

  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Private walled garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking for 1 car only (access from gravel parking area via steps to cottage)

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£247-£804
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Orchard Cottage Ref: W8874

Wonderful idyllic setting

In an idyllic setting, at the end of a quiet country track in beautiful countryside, this 150 year old converted barn, tucked into a sunny flower-filled courtyard is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Situated in East Lothian, this is an excellent base for visiting historic towns and villages, exploring wide sandy beaches or playing golf on excellent courses, including Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar. Edinburgh, the dynamic capital city, with its lively cosmopolitan atmosphere is 22 miles away and Haddington, an historic riverside town is only 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Oil central heating and electricity included (first £10per week included October-March, remainder by meter reading). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Stereo/CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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£545-£545
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
2

This riverside, mid-terraced holiday cottage, built around 1690 is now a lovely bright and comfortable studio with the charm and convenience of a historic village setting and the bonus of easy access into Edinburgh. With views of the River Almond, there are herons to watch from the riverside terrace and peaceful walks through the woods to the shore. Shop 1/3 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

All on ground floor: Living room with double bed and additional chair bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining area/3 steps to kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Close to river (mostly unfenced).

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£240-£603
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Sailor’s Cottage Ref: 30229


Set in an enviable position, looking out to the river front harbour and scattered islands in the Firth of Forth in historic Cramond village. This delightful holiday cottage is part of a B listed, 1605 grain store with river views from the open-plan kitchen and two of the bedrooms, and offers contemporary comfort and style in abundance. It has main door access from a flight of steps linking the harbour to the street above and has a gallery bistro below – perfect for a leisurely breakfast by the riverside. Easy access into Edinburgh city centre, approximately 20 minutes by bus for fantastic range of galleries, theatres and restaurants. Go over the Forth Bridge to explore Fife and Perthshire, or south into the Scottish Borders. Enjoy strolling along the beach, across the tidal causeway to Cramond Island or along to the waterfalls on the River Almond. Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to Royal Burgess Golfing Society, located nearby. Beach 180 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub serving food 180 yards.

First floor: Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. Narrow, open tread stairs to second floor: Living room with sloping ceiling. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Satellite TV. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. Pets free of charge. NB: River 33 yards.

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£365-£1144
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, this charming and well-equipped holiday cottage looks out over the owner’s plantsman’s garden, featured in Rosemary Verey’s Secret Gardens and numerous magazines. Very privately set with its own entrance and small garden, and adjoining the owner’s home, the cottage is in the heart of Inveresk, an 18th-century village with many fine period houses and the NT garden at 17th-century Inveresk Lodge. The delights of the city or the coast are in easy reach with good local shopping and the racecourse in Musselburgh, 1 mile. A vast diversity of entertainment and eating places in Edinburgh, which is equally accessible by train from Musselburgh. Six superb golf courses, including the Open Championship course at Muirfield, within a ½-hour drive. Shops 1 mile.

Traditionally furnished sitting-room with dining area and patio door overlooking garden. Steep stairs to gallery single bedroom (for +1). Modern, well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Large double bedroom (two singles zipped together).

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Electricity blankets
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone at cost
  • Small front garden
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£259-£882
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
0
Shiells’ Loft Ref: W43013

Situated in the historic heart of Haddington, just 18 miles east of Edinburgh and 5 miles from the coast, this very spacious loft, situated above the owner’s apartment, is startlingly contemporary within its ancient walls. All one light and airy space, the living area has a cosy gas ’woodburner’, open to a very stylish kitchen which in turn leads to a spacious bedroom area. Wood and tile floor throughout. A wide range of activities are nearby, with renowned golf courses, the Seabird Centre and Bass Rock cruises, Museum of Flight, beaches, Aberlady Nature Reserve and the John Muir Trail, castles and gardens, all within 10 miles; hillwalking in the Lammermuirs, cycling the backroads and cycle paths, surfing and windsurfing. Good public transport links. Shop, bars, restaurants all within 50 yards.

All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double (6ft zip and link) bed. Shower room with toilet.

Gas ’woodburner’ in living room included. Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Public car park 250 yards. Cycle store. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Wheelhouse Ref: S4481

Nestled at the end of a secluded, private track and overlooking the beautiful River Avon, this lovingly restored former watermill provides the ultimate romantic hideaway and features river views from the verandahs. The sights and sounds of the river as it gently flows over the rapids can be enjoyed from the luxury of an outdoor hot tub or the two verandahs, one of which can be accessed from one of the double bedrooms – visitors can even try a little trout fishing. Historic Linlithgow’s many amenities are 4 miles; Edinburgh is a 25 mile drive, or by train (every 15 minutes) from Linlithgow.

Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freesat TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Payphone. Garden and furniture. Two verandahs. Parking. Hot tub. Fishing foc. No smoking. No children under 18 years. NB: Unfenced river in garden.

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£465-£950
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: UZU

Hidden away among lovely beech trees and with views from the terrace of the attractive Union Canal, The Coach House is a perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh. Stone-built and detached, it is set within the extensive grounds of the owners’ home on the edge of a village where a good pub, local shops and an opportunity to take a canal cruise can be found. For keen walkers there is good hill walking in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Glasgow, Perthshire, Fife and the Borders and, of course, the beautiful city of Edinburgh are all within easy access. Golf close by. Guests receive 10% discount in the owner’s award winnning pub, 5 minutes’ walk. Shops ½ mile.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Well-equipped modern kitchen with door to terrace. Double bedroom with steps up to en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • high chair
  • TV (Freeview)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • dishwasher
  • fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked terrace and furniture
  • Shared 17-acre garden with natural woodland and grounds
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle storage
  • No smoking

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£290-£965
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Golden Oak Chalet Ref: CC531118
Located within 400 acres of working farmland nestles Golden Oak; a detached timber chalet offering self catering holiday accommodation. Situated only 2.5 miles from Dunbar in East Lothian, Golden Oak enjoys open views towards the coastline, Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth.

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. Horse stabling and dog kennels available on the farm. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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£250-£410
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Tigh Na Geat Ref: 28647

Under thirty minutes from Edinburgh Castle, this comfortable, semi-detached holiday cottage has views of the Pentland Hills. Close by, you can visit the historic Rosslyn Chapel, or try dry slope skiing and wonderful walks from Midlothian snowsports centre, and much more. There is so much to see and do in Edinburgh whenever you visit - superb museums and galleries, great restaurants and shopping and of course the castle and Holyrood House are widely popular. There is a good pub restaurant under 1 mile and extensive shopping centres are only five minutes drive away. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional Z-bed (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towles included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£307-£854
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Westland Cottage Ref: 26090

This cosy, characterful holiday cottage is situated near a working farm yet surprisingly, on the edge of the city, and is the end one of a row of stone-built cottages with an enclosed sunny garden to the rear. With a bright, contemporary interior and a cosy woodburner, this charming property is perfect in any season. Convenient for buses into the city centre, 20 minutes, with its historic castle and Royal Mile, theatres, shops and restaurants. Shops, pubs and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Friday to Friday.

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£212-£805
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Kingswood Cottage Ref: W4379

Close to the beach

In a lovely quiet residential location in the East Lothian village of Longniddry, is this attractive, extremely cosy and completely self-contained, single-storey wing of a delightful family home. It has the benefit of standing in a large enclosed garden and a short walk over the links golf course takes you to the beach. This beautiful coastline, with its sandy bays and rugged rocks is inlaid with some of Scotland’s oldest and best golf courses. The festival city of Edinburgh (15 miles) offers theatres, galleries and a good choice of gourmet restaurants and stylish shops and the city is easily reached by train from Longniddry (15 minutes). This is an excellent holiday location for touring the delightful Scottish Borders. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared, enclosed, lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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£247-£539
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