Escape to the rural idyll of farmhouse life at this cosy cottage in the Lauderdale Hills. It’s on a working farm, where the sheep have been tended to by the same family for generations and you can ramble across hilltops and country lanes straight from your doorstep. Head to the Carfraemill Hotel for a hearty meal, a three-minute drive or a twenty-minute walk away. Or, take a day trip to Edinburgh, forty minutes by car. The view from the cottage garden is stunning, looking out over the rolling hills and patchwork fields as far as the eye can see. Inside, you’ll find a farmhouse vibe with modern luxuries – a range-style gas cooker in the kitchen and a solid wood dining table for the whole group. The living room is a cosy spot in twilight pink, with an ornamental fireplace. Spacious, pastel bedrooms in the eaves are the perfect end to a day in the countryside.
Home truths: *There is an inter-connecting door between this cottage and next door and both cottages can be booked together for larger groups
*This cottage is one of four on the farm, so you may see other guests on the tennis courts
*An additional guest can be accommodated on the sofa bed in the living room
*You’ll want a car to explore further afield – there’s off-road parking provided
*The hosts are happy to provide a travel cot, high chair, children's dinnerware or an additional camp bed on request
*One dog is welcome to join you with prior permission, and the host is willing to discuss one further dog too – dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture
*Although this cottage is dog-friendly, the garden is not enclosed