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Eastside Cottages Get off the beaten track in our home from home in the hills.


why stay with us

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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

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.

Stable kitchen from the garden entrance.

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.


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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

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

Entrance to Stable from farm yard

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


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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

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

Stable folding wall bed

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

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.

Steading Cottage garden

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

Downstairs a light and spacious openplan kitchen opens onto the cosiest of sitting areas complete with a wood burning stove to curl up by.

•• Refrigerator & freezer

French doors open onto a patio area within the private garden that makes the perfect place for a bite to eat in the summer.

•• BT landline facility

A downstairs shower-room with toilet

•• Dishwasher •• Washing machine and tumble dryer •• TV / DVD / CD / WIFI internet •• For small children, a cot & high chair can be supplied.


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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


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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

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