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.

Jasmine Cottage ref: CC526017

Limekilns, Dunfermline, Edinburgh & Lothians

£304-£560

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3 star rating
Jasmine Cottage
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Charming cosy lower cottage dating back to 1903 in Fife’s picturesque and historic coastal village of Limekilns
 
 
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Petronella ref: CC531124

Linlithgow near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£734-£1819

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4 star rating
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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Garden Lodge ref: SQQW

Whittingehame, Edinburgh & Lothians

£414-£1161

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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
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Garden Cottage ref: SYS

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£385-£1012

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Converted former stable with south-facing terrace and walled garden, just a stones throw form historic Linlithgow, with superb views over the Royal Palace.
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    3
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Torduff Cottage ref: 29374

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£375-£943

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3 star rating
Best of both worlds, just 30 minutes’ from Edinburgh, and on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, with 65 miles of paths to explore.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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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.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Strathspey ref: CC531125

Linlithgow near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£734-£1819

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4 star rating
A rural property based on a working farm with wood burner and wheelchair access. Set within open countryside, views can be enjoyed of the surrounding farmland.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cobble Cottage ref: 28388

Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£381-£1073

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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.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Almond View ref: UK5046

Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£457-£1232

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4 star rating
A unique whitewashed 2 bedroomed B listed property with sea and river views from the open plan living space. Easy access to Edinburgh city centre.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage ref: 30949

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£464-£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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Filters Cottage ref: 27228

Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£614

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4 star rating
A cosy romantic retreat with woodburner and small sitting-out area, centrally placed for Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sailor’s Cottage ref: 30229

Cramond Village, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£517-£1532

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4 star rating
Ideally located for a beach, sightseeing or city centre holiday, there is something for everyone.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Newhall Cottages - Spittal Cottage ref: 30951

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£390-£995

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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
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Goose Cottage ref: CC531006

Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£446-£739

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4 star rating
Goose Cottage is a converted stone steading situated in the countryside close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Angus Vale ref: 24491

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£319-£1056

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