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CROSSWOODHILL FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGES NEAR EDINBURGH

4 Quality Self-Catering / Vacation Rental Properties within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston 

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Midcrosswood Cottage rated 4 STAR by the Scottish Tourist Board
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Steading Cottage rated 4 STAR by the Scottish Tourist Board


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

The Wing at Crosswoodhill rated 3 STAR by the Scottish Tourist Board
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

  Awarded gold for Care of the Environment.

 

 

clich here to see our livestock farm!

Our Cottages

Helping you choose your property
At Crosswoodhill we offer you 4 superb properties, all on our hill farm. bullEach has its own welcoming character and quality, with one unifying theme  .. our constant care for your enjoyment and relaxation.

The 3, 4 and 5 Star accolades awarded by the Scottish Tourist Board contribute to your peace of mind that we bring you some of the best in Scottish self-catering accommodation.  Many of our guests return year after year. Some have sampled each of our properties and can't make up their minds which property they like best. Others have definite loyalties. 

You may now choose to go straight to any of our 4 properties to view good-sized photos of each individual exterior and interior. We can also take you on a tour through each house, room by room, via a Gallery of over 30 good-sized photos per property. Please do look for this camera icon which has links on these 4 individually named Cottage Pages to their own personalised "tour".

Sometimes layout can be the deciding factor. So for those of you curious to know where the living-room is in relation to the bedrooms or where the kitchen or bathrooms are, study the floor plan at the base of each individual cottage page . The plan also indicates the overall size of the property.

For all this, please click directly on the properties below:

The Wing of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse Steading Cottage  Orlege End   Craigengar

You may then want to return to this page.  Or you may first welcome some guidelines on..

Which property is the right one for us? 

To help you choose the one best meeting your needs, these snapshot summaries may help answer some of the most frequently asked questions...
 

disability access logoA big tree in a small garden  - The Steading Crosswoodhill self catering accommodationSteading Cottage    Close to, but set back from the road (no farm gates to open)  this detached property has a real farm feel to its situation. Two storeys. Sleeps up to 6. . Appearing deceptively small from the outside, inside it's amazingly spacious with its lofty ceilings and impressive interior. Open plan kitchen and living area allows the chefs in your party to socialise with the rest of your group, whilst preparing the grub. Children can enjoy their own daytime space in the upstairs bedroom which now has a second T.V. Detachable stairgate for the base of the stairs only. Two bathrooms downstairs and a toilet / washroom upstairs. Pets welcome.  There is a small garden at the front: by closing the gates, at the entrance to the property, it becomes totally enclosed for children and dogs.  This is the property which lends itself best to an extra one or two sleeping persons in addition to the advertised 6. Steading Cottage has also been singled out by the Tourist Board as particularly wheelchair friendly. It has a wheel-in shower on the ground floor and has no steps.[ view the cottage ]

The Wing of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse   On the opposite side

of the road from all  the farm activities, this Dog-tired?  Relax in the Wing Garden accommodation has a lovely traditional feel to it. Two storeys, not detached. Sleeps up to 6.  The wing is not a "cottage" but so many of our past guests call it a cottage because of its comfortable feel that we now think of it in this way ourselves! Of the trio the Wing has the best garden but the smallest kitchen and only one bathroom which is upstairs. The downstairs dining / living-room is a bit on the small side but the third upstairs bedroom offers the flexibility of converting into an instantly very attractive second living room provided the bed is made!  Guests love the versatility of having a second living area which allows older children, or individual members within a group, their own space to relax or perhaps watch a T.V. programme on a different channel from that being watched downstairs. On either side of the Wing are friendly neighbours. Your hosts live at one end. At the far end of the farmhouse live Eve and Bill, who have rented their accommodation from us for over 30 years! They have Scottish Deerhound dogs. Holidaymakers' pets welcome. For the cost-conscious, this is the least expensive of the 4 properties. 
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5 Star Orlege EndOrlege End Sleeps 3 + 2 + 1.  More contemporary and open-plan than our 2 other smaller properties, it's the most expensive. "One of the most surprising things about turning up here" writes a visiting journalist, " is that Orlege doesn't feel like holiday accommodation at all but rather a highly characterful and contemporary home.  The modernity of this conversion is apparent throughout --   from the tension wire detailing to the mezzanine's balustrade and ash wood staircase, to the contemporary halogen lighting suspended on tension wires along the vaulted space. However the building's original character remains:  there's an earthiness almost, in the use of stone and wood, albeit one played against crisp white walls and streamlined leather furniture." Click on View the Cottage below for lots more (non-journalistic!) detail on this stunning conversion of what used to be a collection of outbuildings tagged onto the main eighteenth century farmhouse. With such a flexible friendly layout Orlege's  5 STAR chic is a catch-all for holiday romance, homely family comfort or for stress-busting furrowed business brows!

Our other website, launched in late September 2007, www.fivestarholidaycottage.co.uk showcases Orlege much better!  That website began life exclusive to Orlege, though our new House-on-the-Hil, 5 STAR Craigengar Lodge has now been added. However before you click on to this link above, you may want to click on the link below for a more concise summary of what Orlege offers.  Where the new fivestar website scores over this more mature old-style website is in the quantity and quality of images and the more contemporary feel it has to reflect the style of our 5 STAR properties!

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5 Star CraigengarCraigengar Lodge   

Sleeps 12 + 4. Located in the field next to our former holiday cottage, Midcrosswood, which is now lived in by our son, the old Midcrosswood can only be viewed from the upstairs balcony of Craigengar.

Idyllic and romantic with the feel of a remote Highland lodge, this secluded sumptuous hillside hideaway will sleep up to 16 people, but more ideally up to 12. It's layout makes it perfect for groups, family gatherings, re-unions, families wishing to holiday together or even brainstorming business colleagues. Craigengar is the most isolated of our 4 properties. Children love the freedom of the hill unfolding from the door but the lodge does not have a formal enclosed garden. The access track, though of a very acceptable standard for a farm track and easy for cars to drive on, is hardcore rather than tarmac. Suitable for wheelchair users. Dogs by prior arrangement and with certain restrictions as sheep graze close by. This setting epitomises Agritourism at its most authentic with the sheep pens close by and plenty of opportunities to watch our shepherd and his dogs at work
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Very occasionally, ( but unlikely in peak season weeks ) if all the other properties have been booked, or if your dates "fit" with other bookings, Craigengar may be let to smaller  parties at a reduced rental.

 

MidcrosswoodYou may still see this image of Midcrosswood on some holiday cottage listing sites. Unfortunately this very popular one storey cottage is no longer available for letting as our son has exclusive use!

Instead, please choose and enjoy one of our others!

 

 


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If you haven't already visited our More Information page, it would be worth taking a look at this link-page to see the range of facilities and equipment we offer in each property.  Everything from washing-up liquid to a wok.... dishwasher to duster. 

Or would you prefer first to explore our livestock farm? To do this, click on the small sheep icon alongside.



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