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.

The Retreat Cottage ref: 29882

North Berwick, Edinburgh & Lothians

£453-£658
3 star rating
The Retreat Cottage
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The perfect base, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and only a 30-minute train journey to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cobble Cottage ref: 28388

Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£367-£878
3 star rating
A cosy pet friendly property for a small family, with harbour views and easy access to the centre of the city of Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Campbell’s Close Apt ref: UGF

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£476-£1129
4 star rating
Delightful, spacious apartment in the heart of the Old Town, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle a short walk.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Bothy Cottage ref: 9694

Polton, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£0
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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Garden Lodge ref: SQQW

Whittingehame, Edinburgh & Lothians

£414-£1015
4 star rating
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
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Angus Vale ref: 24491

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£319-£1056
3 star rating
This traditional single-storey cottage is in a quiet residential area, convenient for the city centre, golf and beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage ref: 30949

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£451-£788
4 star rating
Sharing a 2-acre walled garden and set on a large estate, this cottage is 14 miles from Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Clayron Cottage ref: 29526

Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£294-£585
3 star rating
Enjoy golfing, walking on the coastal paths, beaches and seal spotting from Dunbar harbour.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Marchmont ref: CC531128

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£502-£1088
3 star rating
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Spylaw Suite ref: CC537099

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£372-£836
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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Sailor’s Cottage ref: 30229

Cramond Village, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£499-£1283
4 star rating
Ideally located for a beach, sightseeing or city centre holiday, there is something for everyone.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Small Cottage ref: CC531112

Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh & Lothians

£293-£624
3 star rating
Newly renovated detached cottage for 4 adjacent to Gladstone Reservoir yet close to Edinburgh
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Manse Cottage ref: 19206

Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£293-£1097
3 star rating
On the outskirts of Edinburgh with frequent buses to the city centre, and easy access to Glasgow, Fife and the Borders.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Spittal Cottage ref: 30951

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£406-£836
3 star rating
A traditional southfacing cottage set in wonderful countryside with fishing and delightful walking available on the estate.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 28772

Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

£431-£975
4 star rating
This single-storey holiday cottage with wheelchair access, is situated on a working farm, 20 minutes by train from Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI