The Coach House, Pentland Hills
For those craving style, comfort and fresh country air, the Coach House feels gloriously off-grid, yet sits within easy striking distance of Edinburgh when the bright lights of the city come calling.
Bring family and friends for a refreshing escape from it all
Perched above rolling farmland on the edge of the Pentland Hills National Park, this is a home to re-connect and enjoy a little together time. For some this will be the journey’s end for rest and relaxation, while for others it will be the start of some amazing outdoor adventures in the raw, natural beauty of the Pentland Hills – a hot-spot for walking, biking and nature lovers.
Inside, the cottage has a multi-level arrangement, leading down into a spacious sitting room and dining room with characterful beams painted white to bounce light, and original coach house doors opening out to the lawned garden and far reaching views. The overall look is soft and tranquil, with an impressive central wood burner the focal point of the room for hunkering down and enjoying those cosy ‘go-nowhere’ days.
The gentle colour palette continues into a shaker style kitchen with a small central island and side doors leading out to the side of the cottage which extends into the front lawned garden.
Head back to the main access hall to the rear, and there's a sun room to the rear of the property which can be used in warmer days. The inner hallway leads up to three charming bedrooms, each balanced with a gentle colour palette which are serene and restful.The main bedroom has the benefit of an en-suite shower room while the other two bedrooms share a large family bathroom with shower, and separate slipper bath for a seriously sumptuous soak.
Access into the conservatory boot room with garden furniture which is an ideal spot for dogs and wellies - please note there is no heating..
Entrance hallway with 4 steps leading down to the lower ground floor.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Large sitting room with central wood burning stove (logs supplied), two large sofas, library of books and Smart TV with DVD player. There is a double day bed which can sleep an additional two guests at additional cost and which must be requested and paid for in advance of arrival. Double door to patio and lawned garden.
Dining area with seating for 8.
Kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven, small fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and radio. Door to side patio leading round the the front aspect of the property with lawned garden.
Upper landing with wardrobe.
Bedroom one with twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe with shelving.
Bedroom two with 4'6" double bed, side tables, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe with shelving.
Large family bathroom with large slipper bath, large walk-in shower with rainforest head and handheld unit, heated towel rail, WC and basin.
Bedroom three with super king double bed, side tables, large chest of drawers and double built-in wardrobe.
En suite bathroom with shower with rainforest head and handheld unit, heated towel rail, WC and basin.
There is a gravelled courtyard to the rear, a patio to the side of the property leading into a lawned garden with far reaching views.
There is a large table with seating for 8 guests on the main terrace with an additional smaller round table with seating for 4 guests on the side terrace. A barbecue and fire pit are available for guest use.
There is ample private parking in the gravelled courtyard to the rear.
Children & Babies
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. The property sits on a working sheep farm therefore dogs must be kept on leads and under control while walking in the surrounding area. This is particularly important during lambing season.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Important - Wi-Fi is provided but please note that due to the rural location, it is community Wi-Fi and usage is restricted to 75GB per week so not suitable for streaming. Guests can purchase additional data should this be required. Please note this is a rural area and signal can be intermittent. Mobile coverage can be patchy depending on the network.
There is central heating throughout the cottages powered by a biomass boiler. Wood burning stove in the living area with logs supplied.
The property sits adjacent to The Sheep Cote which sits in the same ownership and can be let in conjunction with Spittal Coach House for larger parties looking to holiday together. The cottages sit on a working farm with farm buildings to the rear couryard and a farmhouse to the left of the Sheep Cote.
For guests looking to holiday together, The Sheep Cote sleeping 4+2 sits next door, separated by the access road and exernal courtyard.
The village of West Linton (4.3 miles) has good local amenities including a small Co-op supermarket and deli for essential provisions as well as a post office, book shop, bank, and pharmacy. For tea and scones, head to the Olde Toll Tea House in the village, or for lunches or dinner the Gordon Arms pub sits nearby serving local tasty produce in the bar or the restaurant. For evening dining, the Old Bakehouse has a super reputation for its quaint ambience and high quality food and is ideal for a romantic dinner for two.
Penicuik (4.8 miles) has a greater range of amenities, pubs and restaurants and you can also find Lidl and Tesco supermarkets, a 24hr petrol station and The Penicuik Leisure Centre with gym facilities and swimming pool.
Whitmuir Organics (6 miles) has a coffee shop and restaurant and you can buy some fantastic meats, fruit and veg fresh from the farm. Everything in the shop can also be delivered so why not treat yourself and arrange for a wonderful box of organic goodies to be delivered to your holiday home in advance of your stay. Alternatively, their ‘Made Right Here’ range of steak pies, shepherds pies, pate, jams, cakes and chutney can help to make your holiday catering effortless.
The Secret Herb Garden (8 miles) is set within an old nursery and serves delicious and seasonal produce such as soups, quiches and cakes which can be enjoyed in the gardens or in the glasshouse.
The Restoration Yard and Wellbeing Lab sits within Dalkeith Country Park (14 miles) offering great shopping, homeware, food and drink, giftware and more. There is the Fort Douglas Adventure Park to keep children entertained with treehouses, zip wires, suspension bridges, slides and climbing walls. The Coffee Bar and restaurant offers tasty breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea using local produce.
Peebles and Biggar are pretty market towns and are around 17 miles away.
This area is a popular walking destination and biking destination and there are a vast number waymarked walks in and around the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Starting from the door, there’s a circular walking route from Monks Rig to West Kip Hill which takes approximately 2- 3 hours and starts next to the cottage at Nine Mile Burn. The route passes the Medieval Font Stone which marks the pilgrims’ path and there are fantastic views to be had from the top of West Kip Hill.
A shorter route, the Nine Mile Burn and Caps Law walk is a four-mile route which follows part of an old monks trail, heading up over Monks Ridge and Caps Law to the foot of the Kips.
A little further afield, the Capital View Walk explores the Hillend Country Park, starting with a steep climb up Hillend Hill and along the path to the top of the ski-slope which offers amazing views across Edinburgh and towards the Firth of the Forth.
The area also benefits from the largest dry ski facility in Europe at Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend (11 miles) and a few miles further north will take you to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho where you can experience climbing, abseiling and bouldering as well as the highest indoor aerial assault course in the UK.
Local attractions include Rosslyn Chapel in the village of Roslin (11 miles) which dates back to 1446. Prominently featured in the best seller The Da Vinci Code, this beautiful heritage attraction has been the topic of many mystical theories including the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. A fascinating place, a fascinating history!
The Restoration Yard and Wellbeing Lab sits within Dalkeith Country Park (14 miles) offering great shopping, homeware, food and drink, giftware and more. There is also the Fort Douglas Adventure Park to keep children entertained with treehouses, zip wires, suspension bridges, slides and climbing walls.
For mountain biking and forest trails, Glentress (20 miles) is a superb destination with trails to suit all ages and abilities. With a brand new £8.5m visitor centre, it also has a cafe, bike hire and instruction on offer but with some fantastic opportunities for walking and wildlife too. And for an exhilarating thrill 40 feet above the forest floor, there are zip wires and tree top adventures at nearby Go Ape.
Despite its peaceful rural location, the motorway network can be reached in less than 15 minutes by car and allows easy access into Edinburgh and all that this magnificent city has to offer. Here you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak-up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket; take a tour of the underground vaults of the old city; savour the atmosphere of the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival or exceptional Jazz & Blues Festival, or visit its most famous landmark - the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
The spectacular East Lothian coast can be reached in half-an-hour with miles of expansive sandy beaches which are a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Favourite spots include the glorious family friendly beach at Gullane; the dune-fringed sands at Belhaven; the dog friendly cove at Yellowcraig; or the secluded sands at Seacliff - an enchanting gem with a tiny harbour and wonderful views north towards the Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle.
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
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Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
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Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Babysitting and nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The bath tub for a seriously sumptuous soak."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree