Edinburgh & the Lothians

Enjoy the City, Lothian countryside and miles of sandy coastline...

The magnificent architecture and unique atmosphere of Edinburgh is known the world over; an elegant sophisticated city that draws visitors from around the globe who come to soak up its rich history and enjoy its ascetic grandeur. Beyond the city, the Lothian countryside provides a beautiful setting of rural towns and villages and miles of coastline with fine sandy beaches.

Edinburgh is Scotland's inspiring capital city which is both very historic and extremely cosmopolitan. The city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags rising above the rather flat landscape of the Lothians and has a sheltered northern shoreline along the Firth of Forth. The castle dominates the city centre and from its ramparts you can look down on narrow medieval streets, sweeping Georgian terraces and award winning modern architecture. Spend some time in Edinburgh's museums and galleries to learn of the cities fascinating past, or walk down Princes Street for the ultimate shopping experience. The city has no shortage of excellent restaurants, modern contemporary bars and traditional Old Town pubs.

Rural Mid-Lothian is one of the hilliest parts of the region with the Pentland chain to the west and the Moorfoots to the east. Places of interest here include Dalkeith Country Park and Montagu Bridge over the River North Esk, with natural woodland that is home to foxes, deer and a variety of other animals and birds.

East Lothian has forty miles of coastline and picturesque towns and villages that range from traditional seaside towns such as Dunbar and North Berwick to country towns like Haddington, with quaint streets, speciality shops and a good selection of cafés and restaurants. This stretch of coastline from Mussleburgh to Dunbar has plenty of long golden sandy beaches and some very testing top-class links golf courses including Gullane and North Berwick.

Also well worth a visit on this coast is the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick. Here visitors can watch gannets, puffins, seals and dolphins from interactive cameras and take boat trips to along the coast.

Garden Lodge ref: SQQW

Whittingehame, Edinburgh & Lothians

£414-£1161

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4 star rating
Garden Lodge
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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
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Goose Cottage ref: CC531006

Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£474-£739

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4 star rating
Goose Cottage is a converted stone steading situated in the countryside close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bothy Cottage ref: 9694

Polton, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples with access from the bedroom directly into the owners’ walled garden with bird and wildlife in the area.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage ref: 30949

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£464-£932

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4 star rating
Sharing a 2-acre walled garden and set on a large estate, this cottage is 14 miles from Edinburgh.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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The Wheelhouse ref: S4481

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Edinburgh & Lothians

£531-£1083

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4 star rating
Romantic former watermill in secluded location and overlooking the River Avon, with your own outdoor hot tub.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Crosswoodhill Wing ref: CC531126

Near West Calder, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£421-£23038

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3 star rating
Escape the crowds and stay in this attractive wing of a large farmhouse with useful second living room and peaceful garden with shared woodland and play area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ashlea ref: SPPZ

Gullane, Edinburgh & Lothians

£415-£675

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4 star rating
A 20 minute train ride will take you into the heart of Edinburgh where you’ll be spoilt for choice with attractions for all ages.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Veleta ref: UK5284

Linlithgow near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£732-£1964

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4 star rating
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Beautifully presented and designed, this holiday home is the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of city life - with extensive walks right from the doorstep.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Allanbank ref: UK5040

Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£346-£842

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3 star rating
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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 28772

Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

£435-£1162

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4 star rating
This single-storey holiday cottage with wheelchair access, is situated on a working farm, 20 minutes by train from Edinburgh.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

The Hayloft ref: UK5319

Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£413-£992

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4 star rating
Perfectly placed for enjoying the surrounding beautiful countryside and the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Spylaw Suite ref: CC537099

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£390-£958

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3 star rating
Set on the banks of the river within easy reach of the city centre with its historic castle and plethora of shops.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sailor’s Cottage ref: 30229

Cramond Village, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£517-£1532

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4 star rating
Ideally located for a beach, sightseeing or city centre holiday, there is something for everyone.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Eilean Donan ref: CC531130

Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh & Lothians

£393-£975

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4 star rating
Looking out onto open farmland, this holiday property is set in a tranquil location, yet it is within and easy train journey to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Jasmine Cottage ref: CC526017

Limekilns, Dunfermline, Edinburgh & Lothians

£272-£560

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3 star rating
Charming cosy lower cottage dating back to 1903 in Fife’s picturesque and historic coastal village of Limekilns
 
 
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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