Enjoy the best of all holiday worlds with a luxury stay at Westside Woodshed, serenely nestled within the soothing heather-clad Pentland Hills, yet just a short drive away from all the buzz and excitement of Edinburgh.
The eco-friendly Woodshed complete with private hot tub is set within Eastside Farm, a working sheep farm within the Pentland Hills Regional Park; a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Iconic hillscapes, including The South Black Hill, Hare Hill and The Kips, are both visible and accessible. A simple wander through the farm's generous pastures will leave you feeling wonderfully revived amongst nature.
You'll spot plenty of sheep, of course! - but you'll also notice plenty of flourishing wildlife, including red grouse, wild hares and the occasional raven as you admire vibrant purple heather and breathe in fresh, herb-scented air...all beautifully redolent of the Highlands.
Westside Woodshed itself blends perfectly into these exquisite surroundings, elegantly crafted from silvered timber cladding and whitewashed wood panels that complement the whispering trees.
Even before you enter, you'll note that the views are exceptional...and are ideal for enjoying over an early-morning coffee at sunrise, or with a well-deserved glass of wine at sunset. Whatever the weather, the large glazed doors allow light to flood inside, perfectly showcasing your rolling surroundings and the ever-changing sky.
Soft, muted décor with fresh pops of colour welcome you inside, along with cosy throws and tasteful furnishings designed with supreme comfort in mind. Curl up by the crackling fireside by evening, after a hearty meal prepared in the well-equipped, open-plan kitchen...and with all that double-height, Scandi-style space, you'll find plenty of room to relax!
Head upstairs to the mezzanine floor, and be greeted by a luxuriously cosy, white linen-dressed king-sized bed, adorned with artist-designed cushions. Once you've woken up from a sound night's sleep, freshen up in the indulgent bathroom, complete with toasty underfloor heating, a ready supply of fluffy towels and a stunning slate rain shower. Your morning routine may take some extra time to complete! And as for the afternoon, well we can easily imagine whiling away the hours soaking in your very own private wood-fired hot tub, along with bubbles and cute lighting to accentuate your zen.
Once you're ready to head out and explore, you'll find plenty to do right on your doorstep. Take an energetic variety of hill walks (on a clear day, the more challenging hikes are well worth the outstanding views you'll be treated to at the top!) You'll even find a friendly pub within a few bracing miles.
Further afield, the lively city buzz unique to Edinburgh, opulent country spas and the famed beaches of East Lothian are all within an easy drive. Energetic types need only travel south to indulge in mountain biking and treetop adventures!
However you decide to spend your time, we're guessing it won't be long before you return to your hillside haven at Westside Woodshed - a true home-from-home that's guaranteed to capture your heart from the moment you arrive.
Things to note
Not suitable for babies and children, no pets permitted to stay.
Tried and tested
"Had a wonderful short break at the Westside Woodshed earlier this year. Spent a few days walking and exploring the beautiful Pentland Hills, right from the doorstep. The house is brand new and has been very tastefully designed - reminiscent of an alpine Scandinavian cabin. Think hygge, roaring log stove, super massive comfy bed, cozy hide away, and probably the best shower ever. Couldn't wish for a better place to hide from the stormy weather. I'll definitely be back!"
Region: Near Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cost (from): £700 (1 week)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 747
FacilitiesSleeps 2, king-size bedroom, bedding & towels provided, throws, cushions, private bathroom, shower, underfloor heating, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, icebox, wood burning strove, TV, Freesat, Blu-ray player, Soundbar (bluetooth), Wi-Fi, private wood-fired hot tub, parking.
Walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, golf, fishing, surfing, wake boarding, aerial ropes, skiing, climbing, polo, rafting, sphereing, quad riding.
At a glance
- Eco-friendly, architect-designed cottage for two with hot tub, part of Eastside Farm's Westside Farmstead set within Scotland's Pentland Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- A car is recommended for easy travelling in the local area. The cottage is accessed via a one-mile farm track, with parking available for two cars.
- Please note that the cottage is not suitable for children or pets. Linen, towels and heating are provided, along with local timber logs for the fire and free WiFi.
- There are many renowned hill walks within easy reach of your doorstep, with central Edinburgh and the beaches of East Lothian accessible in a short drive.