4 Quality Self-Catering / Vacation Rental Properties within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston 

4 national multi-award-winning holiday cottages in Scotland....

3 sleep up to 6 guests each

and an amazing 5 STAR newbuild house
sleeps up to 12 + 4

All our properties are rated 3 or 4 STAR by the Scottish Tourist Board

Contact Geraldine
01501 785205
+44 1501 785205


Regional winner Nov. 2014

National winner May 2015

Scottish Thistle Awards

Finalist in upcoming 2012 Thistle Awards


Green Tourism

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Member of the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers


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5 Star Orlege EndEscape the city crowds, park your car with ease and enjoy the freedom of self-catering in either a traditional or stunning contemporary home. Graded annually by VisitScotland as being "of a very good /excellent / exceptional standard" our 3, 4 and 5 STAR award-winning properties offer almost everything you could wish for to make your stay not just enjoyable but memorably wonderful.


Stay.  Play.  Relax.  Eat.  Drink.  Shop.  And explore...

A great base from which to discover the wealth and variety of landscape, attractions and activities that Scotland offers, guests talk of “coming home” to Crosswoodhill. Whilst the cooks in your party benefit from excellent kitchen facilities to serve up good Scottish fare, the rest of you can relax in front of an open fire, switch off and enjoy background music, a book, board game or a good film. Or, pull on your boots to explore our livestock farm and listen to birdsong....

All 4 properties are uniquely different, but share the Crosswoodhill trademarks of charm, character, warmth, style, home comforts and caring hosts. Child, wheelchair and pet–friendly, our holiday cottages extend an all-year-round welcome to families, groups of friends, business people and all who revel in the freedom self-catering offers. Our 3 smaller properties sleep up to 6 each and our stunning contemporary lodge sleeps 12 + 4 guests in luxury.

White, light and bright, with beautiful fittings and fabrics, the interiors are exceptionally tasteful and pleasing to the eye. "The decor is superb... the eye for detail amazing" is a typical comment in our Visitors' Books and feedback forms.

3 Star Wing of CrosswoodhillPictured above is Orlege End, our 5 Star 2004 conversion at the far end of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse. Much admired for its contemporary chic design and striking features, its layout, though superb for couples, is perhaps less family friendly than the more conventional layout of our popular 4 Star Steading Cottage ( pictured below ) at the hub of the farm. More traditional, and with a lovely ambience, is the self-contained high 3 Star Wing of Crosswoodhill, a 2-storey apartment in our spacious, handsome, 200 year old, farmhouse. (The Wing is located in the older part of the building, spanning from the centre to far left of the photo above ). And one mile distant, enjoying a large field all to itself is 5 Star Craigengar Lodge, close to the heather-clad moors of the Pentland Hills. Completed in 2011, Craigengar, named after the hill it overlooks, totally takes you by surprise. It’s magnificent!

But don't just take our word for it that Crosswoodhill Cottages are special. 
View what previous guests have had to say about each individual property Or check us out on TripAdvisor.  And to get a real individual feel for each property, and to compare and contrast the different styles, look out for the camera icon  below on each individual Cottage Page. With over 25 large interior photos viewed in sequence in each Gallery Page, the walk-round really helps you identify which styles and layouts appeal most. To reach the cottages, follow this link first.

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4 Star Steading CottageFor details on what you can expect to find in the accommodation, see our general information page. This also tells you what is and isn't included in the weekly rental (as detailed in the rates page). You can access information on trains to Edinburgh and Glasgow (as well as clicking on direct links to other useful websites like the weather, historic buildings and all types of travel information including car hire.) And to ensure you don't arrive starving we even tell you where you can find a 24 hour supermarket locally.


But first..
Why make Crosswoodhill your base?

  • excellent,  accessible location in central Scotland 
  • 35 minutes' drive / 18 miles to the heart of historic Edinburgh
  • 16 miles to Edinburgh Airportclose to airport
  • 34 miles to central Glasgow
  • 38 miles to Glasgow Airportclose to airport
  • 8 miles to Livingston, West Lothian 
For an exact location, click on the map page.  You will see Crosswoodhill  marked. Perfectly placed at the foot of the Pentland Hills, slightly south-west of Edinburgh,  the farm is located on the A70 Edinburgh to Carnwath road, one mile west of the B7008.

And what's so special about Our Area?

5 Star CraigengarImagine the best of both worlds... two stunning cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, within an hour's drive and...... midway .......Crosswoodhill, a haven of rural tranquillity in wondrous West Lothian with its wealth of attractions close by.

Ideally situated, too, for exploring the scenic splendours of the Borders, Perthshire, Fife, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. An hour transports you north to Rob Roy and Braveheart Country. South, just 15 miles away, lies spectacular New Lanark World Heritage Centre, with Burns and golf country not too far away.  Even Inverness and monster hunting in the Highlands is achievable in a day! 

Less than an hour's drive away are palaces, castles, stately homes, a huge range of museums, a zoo and butterfly farm. With hill walking, fishing, golf, an impressive choice of indoor leisure pursuits and wonderful shops, galleries, theatres and restaurants all so close, there's an amazing amount to see and do --- for all ages, all interests and in all weathers. 

For a variety of exciting excursions, click on " Days Out"
Or to find out more about exploring the farm, click on the sheep icon to the left...

a haven for holidaymakers...
a favourite for family gatherings and reunions...
even small weddings...
a boon for business travellers...
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Wool-Gathering at "The Wing"

For business people, with or without family, Crosswoodhill offers a real home from home.  Just twenty minutes' drive away from commercially thriving Livingston, West Lothian, and 35 minutes from the heart of Edinburgh, a home on the Pentland Hills is the perfect place to unwind.

"Having come to Crosswoodhill for the first time last year we had to come again to see if it was really as good as we thought it was. Happily it was!!  In a (Visitors') Book full of superlatives it is difficult to add anything new, but this is not really a holiday cottage, it's a fantastic home for a week."

To get a good feel for all our very different properties, why not have a look at some of the other nice things our guests have written?  And whilst on our Comments Page, smile at the antics of our cows, enjoy a panoramic view of the Pentland Hills..and feel welcomed in Scotland.
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Listed in the 100 BEST GUIDE  to Holiday Cottages in Scotland
Orlege End has been selected as one of the 100 Best Self catering in Scotland


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