Shepherd House Cottage ref: SQW

Inveresk, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & the Lothians

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 

Description

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.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Traditionally furnished sitting-room with dining area and patio door overlooking garden.

First floor

Steep stairs to gallery single bedroom. Modern, well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Large double bedroom (two singles zipped together, can be twin beds on request).

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Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Telephone at cost.

Miscellaneous

Small front garden. Roadside parking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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.

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.

Scotch Whisky Experience

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

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.

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.

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.

Whithorn Priory and Museum

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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