Scotland has all the ingredients for a perfect winter getaway

For the ultimate wintry stay, it has to be Scotland.

If you’re after a bracing chill in the air and the chance of snow-dusted hilltops, Crabtree & Crabtree has just the ticket. Our portfolio of charming cottages, remote lodges and magnificent castles offer something for couples and families alike, and are perfect for those who are longing for a change of scene.

With domestic travel allowed for those living in Level One and Level Two areas of Scotland, why not take the opportunity to make the most of the winter months here in the Scottish Borders and East Lothian. [Correct at time of publication.]



Here's our pick of the bunch. All have availability in December, but are equally lovely in the months of January and February when plenty of wrapped-up walks and cosy fireside evenings are on the menu… 




The Studio | Melrose, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 2

This stunning conversion is the epitome of understated Scandi design, full of warmth, light and striking interior features. The Studio is the perfect base for sightseeing or simply kicking back and enjoying a good soak in the Swedish hot tub and snuggle on the velvet sofa.



Wood Cottage | Leitholm, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 4

With its fairy-tale sylvan setting and unique art legacy, there’s more to this dainty cottage than first meets the eye. A true romantic’s bolthole, Wood Cottage is set within two acres of parkland belonging to the historic Bughtrig house, the gardens of which are yours to explore.



Wren Cottage | Stenton, East Lothian | Sleeps 4

This pretty cottage merges past and present in its picturesque village location. Drawing inspiration from its coast and country location, Wren Cottage has a small secure courtyard over the road: great for soaking up a bit of December sunshine or storing the family bikes and outdoor kit.



Head Gardener’s House at Floors Castle | Kelso, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 4

Meticulously restored by The Duchess of Roxburghe and her team, this house sits in the Walled Garden within the grounds of Floors Castle. Dating back to 1815 and now renovated to an exceptionally high standard, a cosy stay here encapsulates the best of country living.



Fenton Lodge | North Berwick, East Lothian | Sleeps 4

Experience the very best of East Lothian from this outstanding two-bedroom lodge house. Sitting within the footprint of the 16th Century Fenton Tower, enjoy vast views across rolling countryside and the East Lothian coastline within easy striking distance.



Tweedswood | Melrose, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 4

A quaint, beautifully-presented period cottage radiating charm and tranquillity, enjoying an idyllic hamlet location close to the River Tweed right in the heart of Border country. Surrounded by glorious scenery and wonderful walks, Tweedswood is a true retreat.



Daffodil Cottage| Haddington, East Lothian | Sleeps 4

This cheerful two bedroom cottage is a perfect choice if you're seeking a peaceful country getaway close to city sights and coastal delights, offering the best of both worlds in East Lothian. Enjoy walks from the doorstep and keep an eye out for peacocks roaming in the gardens!



Glenburnie, Thirlestane Castle | Lauder, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 2

This one-bedroom apartment has a rather grand setting. Watch frosty sunsets over the turrets of the 16th Century Thirlestane Castle, home to the Maitland family for over 400 years. An absolute treat for history buffs and those seeking something a little less ordinary.

Properties featured: The Studio, Wood Cottage, Wren Cottage, Head Gardener's House at Floors Castle, Fenton Lodge, Tweedswood, Daffodil Cottage and Glenburnie, Thirlestane Castle.

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