4 bedroom self-catering holiday accommodation sleeps 6/8 close to Edinburgh.

In a countryside setting yet close proximity to Edinburgh City Centre which is only 15 mins drive. Ideal if visiting Scotland capital close to the motorway network and 10 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport. Tempted to Book your Edinburgh Tattoo tickets now?!. Fishing. golf, beaches, swimming, climbing, skiing and snow boarding easily accessible.

Tigh-nam-muc, Damhead Farm, Lothian burn self-catering

Tigh-nam-muc, Damhead Farm, Lothianburn, Midlothian, Scotland

The county of Midlothian is home to countless castles, forts, country houses and gardens ready to be explored. The cottage is located in the countryside but is within 15 mins drive of Edinburgh and its castle, historic centre and multitude of activities, restaurants and shopping.

Rosslyn Chapel (featured in the Da Vinci Code) and Roslin Glen are within 1.5 miles of the property. For those interested in outdoors and sporting activities, the Pentland Hills within the Country Park are within an easy walk of the cottage and Edinburgh's reservoirs are available nearby for fishing. Hillend ski slope (the longest dry ski slope in Europe) where there are two main slopes for snowboarding, skiing and blading is nearby and a dozen golf courses around Edinburgh are within a few minutes drive, including the new children and beginners course at Swanston Golf course. The world's largest indoor climbing arena is 20 mins drive away at Ratho and fabulous East Lothian beaches and a number of swimming pools are all within easy reach.

The Scottish Borders, Fife coastal villages or the delights of Perthshire are all within easy reach and make for great day trips.

holiday cottage gable end private patio garden
  • Sleeps - 6 adults and 2 children
  • Bedrooms - 4 (2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 child's bedroom with bunk beds)
    bedrooms are on the ground floor
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 en suite)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven and Microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble drier
  • Log fire
  • Wood burning stove
  • TV/DVD, Wi-Fi internet access
  • Private garden
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Dogs are welcome by arrangement
  • Flexible changeover day
  • Short breaks
  • Edinburgh airport 10 miles, Glasgow airport 55 miles
  • Central Edinburgh 15 minutes drive
  • Pubs/restaurants - wide choice in the surrounding area - walking distance 1 mile
  • CafĂ© and secret herb garden - 10 minute walk
  • Golf courses: four within 3 miles. St Andrews Old Course 1.5 hrs drive, Gleneagles 1 hours drive
  • Pentland Hills Country Park - 1 mile
  • Dry ski slope (Hillend) - 1.5 miles
  • Swimming pool and gym facilities - 1.5 miles
  • Climbing Arena - 5 miles
  • Horse riding - Pentland Hills
  • Country houses and gardens - many within 10 miles radius
  • Rosslyn Chapel, 2 miles
  • Butterfly World - 2 miles
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sitting room living room


Tigh-nam-muc is a stone built cottage which forms part of an 18th century farm steading. It represents 'the best of both worlds'; set in the countryside yet within very easy access of Edinburgh by bus or by car.

The traditional exterior of the cottage is complimented by a comfortable, spacious and bright contemporary interior converted by architect Michael Gray. All bedrooms are on the ground floor - one step down. Small step up at front door.

The cottage has four bedrooms (one en suite) sleeping up to 6 adults and 2 children in bunk beds plus a cot if required. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living space provides bright, comfortable accommodation with an open log fire and a log burning stove.

Unusually there is a TV studio on an upper level from which there are tremendous long views to the Pentlands and the Lammermuir Hills. There are 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) both have baths and the main bathroom has a power shower and a small laundry room.

There also a 'boot' room for coats and boots at the back entrance.

The private garden which includes BBQ and garden furniture provides a safe environment for young children. Dog welcome by arrangement.


Tigh-nam-muc is located on the south side of Edinburgh.

On approach from the Edinburgh bypass leave at the Lothianburn Junction and take the A703 in the direction of Penicuik, follow the road past the entrance to Hillend Ski slope and the Country Park, take the middle road at the triple fork and head for Penicuik on the A703. Follow the road for 1 mile and you will see a signpost for Old Pentland take the adjacent track to the left up through an avenue of trees to the courtyard at the top.

Tigh-nam-muc is the cottage on the right hand side of the courtyard with a dark blue door

What's included:

All heating and logs for the fires are included in the rental price.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Dogs are welcome with prior arrangement (20 each per week, max 1 no dog per group)

Cost and availability:

Change over day can be flexible. Check in after 4pm, check out 10am.

Weekend/short breaks available on request.

Disabled guests - 1 step at the front door, 1 step from living space to bedrooms.

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Tigh-nam-muc, Damhead Farm, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 7DZ Scotland

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