Allanbank ref: UK5040

Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & the Lothians

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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2
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Bathrooms
1
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Pets allowed
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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Situated on the southern edge of Penicuik, Allanbank enjoys pleasant views over the north east valley. This compact semi-detached holiday cottage is part of a former weaver’s cottage dating from when the first Scottish cotton mill operated nearby in 1793. Now it is a comfy and cosy holiday home, and with excellent access into Edinburgh via the bus service which runs frequently to the city centre, (nearest bus stop just 2 minutes’ walk away, 10 minutes from Penicuik centre at night), holidaymakers can be exploring the city’s delights in no time, hassle-free. Rosslyn Chapel is 4 miles away with lovely woodland walks in Rosslyn Glen, and Glencorse Golf Course is just 2 miles.

The Pentland Hills are a paradise for country lovers and walkers, and Glentress, near Peebles, 15 miles, has a superb range of mountain bike trails and there’s a treetop adventure waiting at Go Ape. Cyclists will enjoy the many local bike paths, including Roslin Glen. Peebles features some fabulous independent shops, restaurants and craft galleries, and for a change of scenery there’s easy access to the sandy beaches of East Lothian, the rolling Borders countryside and the Forth Bridge into Fife.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has 14 steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, inductiion hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.

Miscellaneous

Garden with patio, garden furniture and summer house. On street parking. Please note: There are 10 steep steps in the garden however alternative access is available.
  • Nearest town
    Penicuik
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Eskbank
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    9 miles
  • Lake
    3½ miles (reservoir)

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Museum on the Mound

The Museum on the Mound, opened in 2006 and has an interesting and exciting approach to telling the story of money.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

Scotch Whisky Experience

This replica distillery is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Whithorn Priory and Museum

Built in the mid 1100's, Whithorn Priory became a popular destination for pilgrims throughout the Medieval Period.

Edinburgh Zoo

If you're looking to experience one of Edinburgh's leading attractions as well as see an incredible number of exotic animals then Edinburgh Zoo is certainly worth a visit.

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park

With over 200 acres of extensive woodland and riverside walks the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is great for those looking for an active day out.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Edinburgh Castle

Impossible to miss for visitors to Edinburgh, the castle is an iconic landmark that presides over the city, perched on a rocky outcrop.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Built in the late 19th Century, St Mary's gothic architecture makes it a very popular historic attraction and a substantial landmark in Edinburgh's New Town area.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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