Welcome to Edinburgh,   Scotland's Capital City

Edinburgh’s pure theatre. Soak up its rich historical heritage, its architectural beauty. Gaze out over spires and battlements, crags and classical columns. Real, authentic, it’s a stage for some of the world’s finest festivals and cultural experiences.

As a city Edinburgh’s also surprisingly small and compact, easing your escape routes from any city hustle and bustle when it all gets too much.

30 minutes away and there’s no street noise, just an occasional moo from a cow. Fields and hills to roam. Bliss for all the family. Discover Crosswoodhill Farm. 4 very different 3 to 5 Star self-catering properties sleeping 6 to 16 individually or 30 collectively. . Share with friends or family or even business colleagues. Perfect for re-unions, family gatherings or brainstorming sessions.

Why this website when we already have two? To give you key links. What’s on in Edinburgh. Fun things for the kids to do. Nice places to eat out.

And, for the first time, via our blogs, you can get to know us before you come to Crosswoodhill. One blog for generalisations and another column, Under Construction, which was set up to log progress on our exciting 12 bedded newbuild, which was closely watched by our grazing sheep.  And still is.  Craigengar Lodge, the "House-on-the-Hill" opened in 2011 to wow! reviews on TripAdvisor.

Seen enough? Keen to look and book now?

Go to: www.crosswoodhill.co.uk for all 4  holiday cottages  /  vacation rentals near Edinburgh 

Or www.fivestarholidaycottage.co.uk for luxury self-catering accommodation with the wow!  factor.  This site showcases not only Orlege End, our 5 STAR that sleeps 6, but also CRAIGENGAR LODGE, our contemporary, stunning, eco-friendly newbuild that sleeps 12 + 4.

Think rural oasis close to Edinburgh. Think Crosswoodhill. The only self-catering place in Scotland to have won, not just once, but 3 times, a Thistle "Tourism Oscar" for Accommodation: Customer Care.

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G's blog

G's Blog ..

Grinning from ear to ear. That's me, G, at the 2008 Thistle Awards the Scottish Tourism "Oscars". However the wide smile is something we see all the time on our guests' faces. Our family friendly holiday cottages have welcomed guests from all over the world. We listen to your good ideas and our cottages get better every year.

9th May 2015 : . Our guests are enjoying strolling through the fields full of young lambs at that lovely playful stage. The countryside is looking at its best, so green and inviting, and close- by Edinburgh is resplendent with cherry blossom trees. This is just such a great time of year to visit the Lothians. If you explore the See & Do Pages on our Crosswoodhill website, you will be surprised by the diversity of things to do and places to see.

Why stay at Crosswoodhill?

unique relaxing ambience a choice between cosy traditional or luxury contemporary chic

dog, disabled and family-friendly   open spaces,
a farm to explore   each sleeps up to 6 people (our new one will sleep 12+)   range of real-value rentals  
  freedom and a quality place right for you  
  a fantastic central location in Scotland

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We place you, the guest, at the heart of everything we do. Your appreciation has helped us win many awards for customer care. Watch the video where we scooped the 2008 Thistle Award, presented to us by Ronnie Corbett

House on the Hill our new build

The House-on-the-Hill Blog

Started a while back, this charted the progress of our wow! 5 STAR contemporary styled newbuild on the Pentland Hills. We called the house Craigengar Lodge after the hill viewed from its huge picture windows. With 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and sleeping 12+ it’s sited in a field all to itself, and seems to have captured the imagination of so many guests, some of whom kindly post wow! reviews on Trip Advisor. I feel very guilty. I wasn’t very diligent about keeping the blog up to date, so there are big gaps. Did it all go smoothly? Well, no… but our guests are blissfully unaware of all the challenges we had to meet on the way. Was it worth it? A resounding yes!

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Places to Eat

Treat yourselves to the best of Scottish food, or go international.

Treat yourselves to the best of Scottish food, or go international.

Or check out the restaurants listed local to our cottages on our Crosswoodhill website

What's On in the Edinburgh Area.

Attractions, activities, cultural events... just so much to feast your eyes on in Edinburgh and the Lothians.  Click here for lots more detailed information, useful websites and events guides. 

Museums .................Comedy............Galleries


What's on in Edinburgh



And lots more besides .......

Kids Corner

kids corner

Bring your children to Edinburgh and they'll love you. 

Bring them to Crosswoodhill Farm and they'll love you even more.

Keen to look and book now?  Go to www.crosswoodhill.co.uk for all 3 holiday cottages and www.fivestarholidaycottage.co.uk for our exclusive luxury 5 STAR self-catering accommodation close to Edinburgh
3 and 5 star self catering accommodation near EdinburghAwarded Gold for Care of the Environmentwheelchair-friendly accommodationMember of the Association of Scottish Self CaterersScottish Tourism Oscar for Customer Care
Design by Desiree Bruce.  Photographs kindly contributed by Ben Collins, Donald Cameron, Dave Cook, Adrian Collins and  Edinburgh Inspiring Capital Brand
Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near Edinburgh.  Tel.+44 (0)1501 785205  Email: cottages@crosswoodhill.co.uk