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.

Sailor’s Cottage ref: 30229

Cramond Village, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£499-£1283
4 star rating
Sailor’s Cottage
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Ideally located for a beach, sightseeing or city centre holiday, there is something for everyone.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Dunsapie ref: 27910

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£352-£1242
4 star rating
Ideal holiday location for a family wanting to discover and experience all that the vibrant city of Edinburgh has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Filters Cottage ref: 27228

Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£564
4 star rating
A cosy romantic retreat with woodburner and small sitting-out area, centrally placed for Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bankhead Cottage ref: W40495

Aberdour, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£530-£1348
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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage ref: 30949

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£451-£788
4 star rating
Sharing a 2-acre walled garden and set on a large estate, this cottage is 14 miles from Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fascadale Croft ref: UK5027

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£369-£638
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Steading Cottage ref: CC531127

Near West Calder, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£488-£23038
4 star rating
A rural property, situated on a working farm with multi-fuel burner, garden and a lovely countryside aspect.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shepherd House Cottage ref: SQW

Inveresk, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£360-£914
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.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Angus Vale ref: 24491

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£319-£1056
3 star rating
This traditional single-storey cottage is in a quiet residential area, convenient for the city centre, golf and beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Queenshill ref: 19674

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£470-£1006
4 star rating
Just 5 minutes’ bus ride from the city centre, this third floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Strathspey ref: CC531125

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£659-£1567
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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Garden Cottage ref: SYS

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£385-£922
0 star rating
Converted former stable with south-facing terrace and walled garden, just a stones throw form historic Linlithgow, with superb views over the Royal Palace.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Bothy Cottage ref: 9694

Polton, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£0
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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Coach House ref: UZU

Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£450-£1097
4 star rating
With Gleneagles close by golf enthusiasts will love this beautiful, traditional cottage with views of the Union Canal.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Retreat Cottage ref: 29882

North Berwick, Edinburgh & Lothians

£453-£658
3 star rating
The perfect base, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and only a 30-minute train journey to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI