Eastside Cottages

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Eastside Cottages provide self catering accommodation in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Eastside

Cottages

Get off the beaten

track in our home

from home in the hills.


why stay with us

reason

1

the great outdoors

A rural wilderness, just

10 miles from Edinburgh


View of Eastside from the farm track

Down on

the Farm

Eastside Cottages is nestled in the

heart of the picturesque Pentland Hills.

These hills form an idyllic Regional

Park noted for its natural beauty .

Sheep have been farmed on these hills

for generations by the Cowan family

who still live here today.


Steading kitchen

Stable kitchen from the garden entrance.

Eastside Cottages is nestled in the heart

of the picturesque Pentland Hills. These

hills form an idyllic Regional Park noted

for its natural beauty. Sheep have been

farmed on these hills for generations

by the Cowan family who still live here

today.

The three cottages have been sensitively

converted from the original 18th Century

stone farm buildings. They enclose the

main farmyard and each has its own

private entrance and garden.

The cottages are extremely comfortable

with luxurious modern conveniences to

allow you to enjoy the countryside in

cosy splendour.

Despite being surrounded by thousands

of acres of pristine hill walking country,

truly spectacular scenery and the

workings of a genuine sheep farm,

Eastside Cottages is only 10 miles from

Edinburgh city centre.

The cottages sleep between 2 and six

people so there should be a one to suit

everybody. Whether you’d like to relax

in the tranquillity of the hills or use the

cottage as a base to explore Edinburgh -

Eastside will feel like a home away from

home.

Image on front cover: Byre cottage garden with

original doorway. Images on previous pages: the

flora of Eastside and a view to Scald Law.


why stay with us

reason

2

On Edinburgh’s doorstep


Eastside Cottages

Cosy

cottages for

all

A romantic break for two or a family

holiday, an action packed adventure

or a relaxing escape in the hills -

Eastside Cottages has something for

everyone.


Byre Garden with the hills beyond

Entrance to Stable from farm yard

A romantic break for two or a family

holiday, an action packed adventure or

a relaxing escape in the hills - Eastside

cottages has something for everyone.

If you like to walk then you’ll be spoilt for

choice of scenic routes to stretch your

legs on. A gentle amble down the farm

track or a more energetic hike over the

Kipps and Scald Law hills - both provide

ample reward through fresh air and

spectacular views.

If mountain biking’s your thing, the

area provides some excellent trails -

you won’t be disappointed! There are

so many activities in the surrounding

Lothians and of course Edinburgh that

you’ll wonder what to do first. The kids

will be delighted - but so will everybody

else!

Maybe just thinking about all that activity

has you tired out - so why not just have a

long lie-in then curl up with a good book

next to the log burning fire?

In the evenings there are a number of

good restauratants and pubs nearby

or you can make good use of the well

equipped and spacious kitchen in each

cottage.

Image on previous page: Edinburgh from Carlton

hill by Chris Hepburn


why stay with us

reason

3

attention to detail


Eastside Stable kitchen with doorway to private garden

But which

cottage is

right for me?

There are three cottages to choose

from & each has its own characteristics

and charm. All are furnished to a very

high 4 Star accommodation standard

and lovingly looked after by the Cowan

family. Whichever one you choose,

you’ll not want to leave again!


Stable kitchen looking to studio beyond

Stable folding wall bed

There are three cottages to choose

from & each has its own characteristics

and charm. All are furnished to a very

high 4 Star accommodation standard

and lovingly looked after by the Cowan

family. Whichever one you choose, you’ll

not want to leave again!

The Stable is our cosiest cottage,

designed for two people. It has a large

open-plan dining / living room with a

wonderful log burning stove.

An ingenious and very comforatble

double bed folds from the wall. During

the day it folds away again very easily

and lightly - you don’t even have to take

the covers off!

The Stable has its own bathroom

facilities, as do all the cottages, with a

toilet, sink and a bath with shower over it.

The kitchen is well appointed and during

the summer months you’ll be able to eat

outside in the private and enclosed garden

that looks onto the hills beyond.

The Stable facilities include:

••

Electric cooker & microwave

••

Refrigerator & freezer

••

Washing machine & tumble dryer

••

TV / DVD / CD / WIFI Internet

••

BT landline facility

••

For small children, a cot & high chair

can be supplied.

Image on previous page, left: Curtain fabric. right:

Antique colander.


Double room in the Steading

21st Century

luxury in an

18th Century

farm building.

Many of the original features of the

buildings have been retained and give

the cottages an old-world charm.

Couple this with modern furnishings

and facilities and the result is a rural

idyll!


Steading kitchen

Steading Cottage garden

Many of the original features of the

buildings have been retained and give

the cottages an old-world charm.

Couple this with modern furnishings and

facilities and the result is a rural idyll!

The Steading is the perfect size for four

people with a double room and a twin

room.

Downstairs a light and spacious openplan

kitchen opens onto the cosiest

of sitting areas complete with a wood

burning stove to curl up by.

French doors open onto a patio area

within the private garden that makes

the perfect place for a bite to eat in the

summer.

is a handy place for muddy boots after a

walk in the country. Having climbed the

magnificent spiral staircase you can soak

in a luxurious bath whilst gazing at the sky

through a velux window. A toilet is also

provided upstairs.

The Steading facilities include:

••

Ceramic hob, electric oven & microwave

••

Refrigerator & freezer

••

Dishwasher

••

Washing machine and tumble dryer

••

TV / DVD / CD / WIFI internet

••

BT landline facility

••

For small children, a cot & high chair

can be supplied.

A downstairs shower-room with toilet


why stay with us

reason

4

Working farm


Byre cottage kitchen with double height ceiling

The best

of country

living

Eastside cottages are surrounded by

the farm in the picturesque Pentland

hills regional park. The farm is run

by the Cowan family who have

farmed sheep on the hill pasture for

generations.


Byre snug on the upper floor

The Byre is the largest cottage, sleeping

4 people with the option of an extra 2 on

a comfortable sofa-bed.

The heart of the cottage is an open-plan

kitchen and dining room with under-floor

heating. Double-height and character

filled, it is a joy to cook and eat in - this is

a space to be remembered.

Upstairs the cosy living room is the

perfect place to relax by the fire and

enjoy the exceptional views over the

surrounding hills.

The bedrooms are downstairs; an

ensuite double and a twin room. Both

are extremely comfortable. The ensuite

provides a modern shower with toilet

and wash basin. The other bathroom is

also on the lower level and is complete with

a bath.

A handy utility room provides the perfect

spot for your muddy boots and an

additional toilet with wash basin.

The Byre facilities include:

••

Ceramic hob, electric oven & microwave

••

Refrigerator & freezer

••

Dishwasher

••

Washing machine & tumble dryer

••

TV / DVD / CD / WIFI Internet

••

BT landline facility

••

For small children, a cot & high chair

can be supplied.

Image on previous page: view up the track to

Eastside with a Blackface ewe and lamb


why stay with us

reason

5

Waking up to this


Susan Cowan

Eastside Holiday Cottages

Penicuik | Midlothian

EH26 9LN

01968 677 842

www.eastsidecottages.co.uk

info@eastsidecottages.co.uk

‘Up, up and away what a

splendid place to stay.’

Terry Gray and Nigel Clements

All photography copyright of Michael Rummey

photography unless otherwise stated.

Graphic design by Tigerchick.

www.tigerchick.com

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