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.

26 July 2010 Apologies galore, dear reader, for not updating this blog .....more

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

At last!  2009 sees the green light given to our contemporary-styled newbuild on the Pentland Hills.  5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, with spacious living areas, it will sleep 12+.  Sited in a green field all to itself. Will it all go smoothly?  Come back and find out!

26th JulyIf only there were 36 hours in every day! .... more

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