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.

Fascadale Croft ref: UK5027

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£712

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3 star rating
Fascadale Croft
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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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Dunsapie ref: 27910

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£1207

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4 star rating
Ideal holiday location for a family wanting to discover and experience all that the vibrant city of Edinburgh has to offer.
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    3
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    2
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Goose Cottage ref: CC531006

Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£450-£771

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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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The Coach House ref: UZU

Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£381-£1027

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4 star rating
With Gleneagles close by golf enthusiasts will love this beautiful, traditional cottage with views of the Union Canal.
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    2
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Hawthornbank Cottage ref: UK5649

Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

£327-£816

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4 star rating
Within walking distance of Haddington High Street and just 5 miles from sandy beaches, this is the ideal location for exploring this beautiful Scottish region.
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    2
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    1
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The Promenade ref: 27017

Portobello, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£711-£3087

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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
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Auchendinny Mains Bothy ref: UK5614

Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£553

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4 star rating
Explore the many delights of Scotland’s bustling capital city, Edinburgh, located just 9 miles from this charming holiday cottage.
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Newhall Cottages - Spittal Coach House ref: 30952

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£492-£492

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4 star rating
With a double sided woodburner, this 18th century farmstead conversion makes a characterful and cosy holiday base.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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    2
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The Hayloft ref: UK5319

Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£739-£739

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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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    2
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    2
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Manse Cottage ref: 19206

Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£299-£1129

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3 star rating
On the outskirts of Edinburgh with frequent buses to the city centre, and easy access to Glasgow, Fife and the Borders.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Steading Cottage ref: CC531127

Near West Calder, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£499-£1049

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4 star rating
A rural property, situated on a working farm with multi-fuel burner, garden and a lovely countryside aspect.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Petronella ref: CC531124

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£659-£1230

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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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The Retreat Cottage ref: 29882

North Berwick, Edinburgh & Lothians

£462-£664

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3 star rating
The perfect base is just a 5-minute walk from the beach and only a 30-minute train journey to Edinburgh.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Rousland Cottages - Sylvan Cottage ref: UK5675

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Sylvan Cottage is ideally located for exploring West Lothian with its rich and diverse heritage and wide open spaces.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: UK5819

Aberlady, near Gullane, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£0

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4 star rating
This is a cosy welcoming retreat for family or friends with much to see and do including golf, beaches, castles and easy access to Edinburgh.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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