The Hayloft ref: UK5319

Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & the Lothians

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Christmas Themed Cottage 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Offering the best of both worlds, situated in peaceful countryside amid the rolling Pentland Hills and just 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre, this striking holiday cottage has been created from an original barn. Adjoining the owner’s home and with its own private enclosed garden, there are stylish contemporary furnishings giving comfort and warmth, and specially crafted stained glass and woodwork to recall the rustic charm of the old hayloft.
Train access into Edinburgh from Kirknewton, 3 miles, makes for a perfect car free day in this beautiful, vibrant city, where there is year round entertainment. While nearby there is the climbing centre at Ratho, the grand houses of Hopetoun and the House of the Binns, and further afield you reach Perth, Stirling or the villages of Fife and East Lothian within an hour. There are lovely walks and cycle routes from the doorstep, as well as several pubs, restaurants and a monthly farmer’s market in Balerno, with golf, fishing and riding nearby too. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

15 open-tread stairs to entrance.
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner and Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Edinburgh
  • Shops
    2½ miles
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    2½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kirknewton
  • Pub
    2½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    3 miles
  • Lake
    18 miles (beach)

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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