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.

Filters Cottage ref: 27228

Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£614

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4 star rating
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A cosy romantic retreat with woodburner and small sitting-out area, centrally placed for Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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    0
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    1
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Garden Lodge ref: SQQW

Whittingehame, Edinburgh & Lothians

£417-£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
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    2
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Strathspey ref: CC531125

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£762-£1908

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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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    FRI

The Hayloft ref: UK5319

Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£406-£992

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4 star rating
Perfectly placed for enjoying the surrounding beautiful countryside and the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Golden Oak Chalet ref: CC531118

Dunbar, East Lothian, Edinburgh & Lothians

£529-£529

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3 star rating
Detached timber chalet situated within a 400 acres working farm close to the coastal town of Dunbar
 
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Newhall Cottages - Spittal Cottage ref: 30951

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£391-£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.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Clayron Cottage ref: 29526

Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£294-£673

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3 star rating
Enjoy golfing, walking on the coastal paths, beaches and seal spotting from Dunbar harbour.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bothy Cottage ref: 9694

Polton, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples with access from the bedroom directly into the owners’ walled garden with bird and wildlife in the area.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Captain’s Cabin ref: UK5208

Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£359-£1027

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3 star rating
An ideal romantic retreat for a couple wishing to discover the myriad attractions of Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Fascadale Croft ref: UK5027

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£393-£743

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3 star rating
Situated at the end of a ½ mile private drive, within the owner’s grounds midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, an ideal base for touring.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Westland Cottage ref: 26090

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£338-£713

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3 star rating
Ideal for a couple, this cosy cottage with welcoming woodburner is on a working farm yet on the edge of Edinburgh.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Almond View ref: UK5046

Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£436-£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

Crosswoodhill Wing ref: CC531126

Near West Calder, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£421-£23038

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3 star rating
Escape the crowds and stay in this attractive wing of a large farmhouse with useful second living room and peaceful garden with shared woodland and play area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Goose Cottage ref: CC531006

Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£529-£739

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4 star rating
Goose Cottage is a converted stone steading situated in the countryside close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Wheelhouse ref: S4481

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Edinburgh & Lothians

£531-£959

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4 star rating
Romantic former watermill in secluded location and overlooking the River Avon, with your own outdoor hot tub.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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