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.

Petronella ref: CC531124

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£762-£1908

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4 star rating
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Surrounded by 2 miles of grassy tracks, with a homely base, this property is the perfect place for guests looking to escape the 9-5 grind.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Kings Stables ref: SHHI

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£589-£1136

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3 star rating
This unique, wedge-shaped house, furnished in dramatic Gothic style, is just a few steps from Princes Street gardens and is perfect for visiting Edinburgh.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Eliza Cottage ref: 28897

Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

£355-£874

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3 star rating
This single-storey holiday property will appeal to all tastes, with cycling, golfing, beaches, walking, historic houses and castles all nearby.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Haymakers ref: UK5283

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£550-£1127

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4 star rating
Based on a working farm and set within open countryside, where views can be enjoyed of the surrounding farmland, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

The Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 28772

Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

£489-£1162

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4 star rating
This holiday cottage with wheelchair access, is situated on a working farm in the heart of the beautiful East Lothian countryside, 20 minutes by train from Edinburgh.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Shepherd House Cottage ref: SQW

Inveresk, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£360-£848

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4 star rating
Enjoy Edinburgh city in 20 minutes drive or tge cost from this well equipped cottage in the heart of an 18th-century village.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Veleta ref: UK5284

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£732-£1964

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4 star rating
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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    FRI

The Promenade ref: 27017

Portobello, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£792-£3675

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3 star rating
Discover Edinburgh and the surrounding area from this family property, with an enclosed garden and direct access to the beach.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage ref: 30949

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£461-£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
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Retreat Cottage ref: 29882

North Berwick, Edinburgh & Lothians

£462-£712

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

Bankhead Cottage ref: W40495

Aberdour, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£530-£1348

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3 star rating
Overlooking the magnificent Forth Bridge this lovely cottage is ideal for larger groups, close to sandy beaches at Aberdour.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Queenshill ref: 19674

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£458-£1178

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4 star rating
Just 5 minutes’ bus ride from the city centre, this third floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ashlea ref: SPPZ

Gullane, Edinburgh & Lothians

£396-£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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The Small Cottage ref: CC531112

Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh & Lothians

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Newly renovated detached cottage for 4 adjacent to Gladstone Reservoir yet close to Edinburgh
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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