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Edinburgh Holiday Cottages

Edinburgh is situated in southeastern Scotland and has been attracting tourists for many years. From its intriguing history to its beautiful architecture, excellent eateries and plethora of shops, there is something here for everyone. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that so many seek a break in a holiday cottage in Edinburgh.

This stunning city allows visitors to explore the Old or New Town at their own pace, or simply sit back and relax in one of the fine dining establishments. However you choose to spend your time in Edinburgh, you’re sure to be impressed by all that it has to offer. Read more

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55.678356, -3.519132

You would never believe this tranquil setting is only a 25-minute drive from the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lammerlaw Self Catering is on a family-run farm in the Pentland Hills, 10-minutes from Biggar and 15-minutes from Carstairs. It is in a fantastic location for walking, hill walking and mountain biking, catering well for all three activities with secure storage and drying space. Two bedrooms sleep four people in 4-Star comfort that includes an enclosed garden with panoramic views. Stirling, Paisley, Ayr, Bannockburn, Glasgow, and the Scottish Borders are all within easy reach, making this an excellent holiday destination all year round.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £700
Short breaks from £71 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

55.911295, -2.795154

Set on a farm amongst beautiful rolling countryside, this holiday cottage offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation and is a perfect base for exploring East Lothian and its many delights. With Edinburgh easily accessible within 30-minutes by car and the coast just 15-minutes away, The Stables is perfect whether you fancy relaxing or exploring. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £800
Short breaks from £125 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

55.654996, -3.190221

This first floor apartment is located in a quiet conservation area of central Peebles and is highly recommended by guests, many of whom return year after year.  Outside stone steps lead to the front door which opens into a hallway which gives direct access to the main rooms.  The spacious bedroom has a kingsize double bed as well as a luxury folding guest bed and a cot and plenty of drawer and wardrobe space.  There is a bright south facing sitting room with comfortable sofa and armchair as well as a dining area.  A separate kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals and a shower room completes the accommodation.    

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £800
Short breaks from £80 per night

3  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.361925, 0.374892

A unique conversion by an award-winning architect and multi-award winning owner of this contemporary farm accommodation on  the Pentland Hills, a 30 minute drive from the heart of Edinburgh.  Retaining some traditional features  but open-plan  convenience and charm, a stream of  Trip Advisor reviews  tell  of the delight guests feel about their stay in Orlege, named after the fields it overlooks 

Weekly guide price:
£590 to £1090

4 - 6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.949736, -3.209941

"Lachlan Apartment" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh. Lachlan Apartment boasts a highly coveted location in the bustling and well-connected West End of Edinburgh, making it a sought-after destination for visitors seeking the best of the city's attractions and amenities. Situated just a stone's...

Prices from £180 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.958199, -3.217300

"Maxwell House" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Edinburgh. Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, Maxwell House enjoys a prime location that exudes sophistication and convenience. The neighbourhood's storied history, characterised by its striking Georgian architecture and cobblestone streets,...

Prices from £389 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.936427, -3.198160

"Bonnie Apartment" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Edinburgh. Nestled within Edinburgh's charming and historic neighbourhood of Marchmont, Bonnie Apartment enjoys a prime location that encapsulates the essence of the city's character and allure. The area exudes an enchanting old-world charm with its...

Prices from £182 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.951305, -3.213994

"Malcolm Apartment" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Edinburgh. Nestled in the leafy and picturesque West End of Edinburgh, Malcolm Apartment enjoys a prime location that combines the tranquillity of a quiet street with easy access to the vibrant city centre. The apartment's front entrance on the lower...

Prices from £322 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.957707, -3.185592

"Knox Apartment" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Edinburgh. Knox Apartment enjoys a prime location in the heart of Edinburgh, offering a perfect blend of serene surroundings and proximity to a plethora of attractions and amenities. Nestled in a quiet, cobbled Georgian street, the apartment provides a...

Prices from £569 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.957700, -3.194099

"Flora House" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Edinburgh. Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, Flora House boasts an enviable location that marries tranquillity with the excitement of city living. This classic Georgian-style townhouse sits amidst a charming neighbourhood known for its elegant...

Prices from £388 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.955581, -3.376399

"Kirkliston Castle" is a 9 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 18 guests in Edinburgh. Kirkliston Castle holds a wonderful location just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, while Glasgow is just an hour away. The airport is just 10 minutes away, making it an excellent venue choice for those travelling in from far...

Prices from £9305 per night

18  |   9  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.953930, -3.199340

"401 Thistle Street Apartment" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £396 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.965180, -3.180180

"LEITH WALK VILLA budget guest house" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £91 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.946370, -3.222980

"Four Points by Sheraton Edinburgh" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £121 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.941740, -3.204520

"The Valentine - City Centre Rooms" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £315 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.953160, -3.189650

"The Balmoral Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £450 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.965610, -3.192490

"Beaverhall Apartments" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £184 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.952060, -3.200630

"ALTIDO Great Location - Lovely Rose St Apt in City Centre" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £224 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.943030, -3.283030

"The Torfin" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £164 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.950380, -3.186190

"Bailie Royal Mile Apartment" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £212 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.964740, -3.179550

"Abbotsford Guest House" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £145 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.932050, -3.172700

"Allison House 16" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £151 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.959370, -3.170910

"Central and Modern Apartment with a Garden" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £238 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.954360, -3.166940

"Chic & bright flat near Holyrood Park" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £150 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.952060, -3.200630

"ALTIDO Amazing Location! - Lovely Rose St Apt in New Town" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £224 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.950980, -3.176400

"The Park At Holyrood" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £212 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.933200, -3.173490

"Allison House 17" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £126 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


55.942290, -3.218280

"The Plywood Flat" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Edinburgh.

Prices from £1011 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


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Edinburgh Cottages Guide

Before booking your holiday cottage in Edinburgh, you’re likely in need of a little more information. Below is everything you need to know from when to visit and what to do during your break. This way you can plan your trip here with all of the best places in mind.

When to Book an Edinburgh Holiday Cottage

One of the most important aspects of any holiday is the weather. During your stay in an Edinburgh self-catering cottage, you’ll likely aim to spend some time outdoors. With this in mind, below is some more information on the seasons here so that you can choose the best time for you.

Spring

Spring in Edinburgh allows visitors to get out and explore all the city offers. It is known for being one of the drier seasons in the year and with fewer tourists during this time, you can navigate the streets with ease. The temperatures are also relatively mild, averaging around 10°C, perfect for those looking to get out and active.

Summer

Summer is one of the busiest seasons to visit Edinburgh. People from all over the country go to the city to enjoy their summer holiday. Plus, with warmer temperatures averaging around 18°C, alongside plenty of sunshine and blue skies, it comes as no surprise why. For those looking to explore Edinburgh without the crowds, summer tends to create lots of hustle and bustle around the city, so this might not be the best time for you.

Autumn and Winter

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Edinburgh. The city continues to have long days, with mild temperatures averaging around 14°C. This allows visitors to relax in cafes on warm afternoons, all whilst soaking up the beautiful landscapes around the city. It is also much quieter in autumn than in summer, which is great for those looking to escape the crowds.

Winter is the coldest time to visit Edinburgh with average temperatures of 6°C. A festive break in the city allows for a magical getaway for the whole family. With Christmas markets, decorations and twinkling lights throughout Edinburgh, a holiday here in winter is a great choice.

What to Do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh boasts an array of attractions and activities for a range of holiday itineraries. Whether you’re looking to uncover history throughout the city, marvel over ancient architecture at the castle, or indulge in some excellent cuisine in the eateries, there is something for all here.

With museums, a botanic garden, historic cathedrals, ancient ruins and idyllic cobblestoned streets, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Edinburgh. This city is perfect for a family break or a romantic getaway as there are plenty of places to explore here. No matter how you choose to spend your time in the city, Edinburgh won’t disappoint!