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Steading Cottage

Penicuik - Midlothian

Converted 18th Century hay shed, nestled in the peaceful Scottish glen of Pentland Hill but still only minutes from Edinburgh city.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
£640-910 per week
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book...

Steading Cottage is owned and managed by Jenny Cowan.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Jenny Cowan.

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  The Highlights...

  • Converted 18th Century hay shed that has become a charming cottage with one double room and one twin room.
  • Farmhouse style decor and furnishings with wood-burning stove in the living area.
  • Double bedroom and twin bedroom with great views on the first floor.
  • Sitting on Eastside Farm the cottage is surrounded by the Pentland Hills.
  • Edinburgh with its culture and history is just a short drive away.

  You should know...

  • Due to its rural location a car is recommended.
  • Dogs are welcome if prior arranged and at the additional cost of 20 each.

  The Detail...

Immerse in the peaceful glen of Pentland Hills in the Scottish countryside at Steading Cottage, an 18th Century hay shed that has been converted into a getaway brimming with character and charm. With spectacular views all around this rural escape, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind and yet is just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh.

Sleeping up to 4 guests in one double room and one twin room, Steading Cottage is decorated and furnished in a farmhouse style and features an open plan social area on the ground floor. Here comfy seating is situated around the wood-burning stove - ideal for those cosy nights in. The duck-egg-blue kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher and utility room with freezer, washing machine and dryer, as well as a small dining table and chairs.

Heading up the spiral staircase leads to the first floor and the 2 bedrooms. One is a double and the other is a twin, both inviting guests in with their warm duvets. On this level is the family bathroom while there is a further shower room located on the ground floor. A tea tray with scones, jam, milk, and tea, as well as a bouquet of seasonal flowers will make those staying feel very welcome. With a private cottage garden alongside guests can enjoy a barbecue, or simply watch the sun set over the hills.

The cottage sits within Eastside Farm and overlooks the farmyard as the sheep roam the beautiful and rugged countryside of Pentland Hills Regional Park. The property is nestled right in the valley, allowing guests to wake up to the tranquil sound of lambs and birds outside the window, and offers the perfect starting point for a country walk; from a short stroll to a long afternoon hike.

Despite adopting its own peaceful corner of the Pentland Hills, Steading Cottage is just a short drive from the cultural city of Edinburgh. Whether heading to the Fringe Festival, exploring the history at the castle, or simply wandering the cobbled streets discovering shops and restaurants, Edinburgh has so much to offer and is a must see.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Art classes
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Resort
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

The Steading is situated on a working sheep farm in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. We are happy for guests to get involved in farm life and you are very welcome to explore the rugged heather hills by a network of paths from your doorstep.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

15 miles to Edinburgh Airport, 25 minute drive

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Included in the price:
- Electricity & heating is included in the price. Heating and hot water are generated by our biomass boiler using timber grown and harvested on the farm so the cottage is environmentally sound. Electricity is generated by our small wind turbine... when the wind is blowing!
- Wood-burning stove - logs provided free of charge from homegrown timber
- Free WIFI internet access
- All bed linen, kitchen linen & fluffy towels provided
- A bouquet of fresh, seasonal, locally grown flowers
- Cot & highchair can be provided on request

Due to extra cleaning required, a charge of 20 per week will be added for each dog in the party.



Have you stayed at Steading Cottage?

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Barbara Maher says...
"It was great to come back to the lovely Steading cottages at Eastside...as welcoming, comfortable and peaceful as when we last stayed, some time ago!
Lovely to walk up the Pentlands from the door, and all the delights of Edinburgh and the coast also within easy travel time.
Many thanks again, Susan, hope to return a bit sooner next time!
Best, Barbara"
(Stayed: January 2019 )

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£640-910 per week
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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How to book...

Steading Cottage is owned and managed by Jenny Cowan.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Jenny Cowan.

Message the owner  
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