Maybe still a little bit worried? Where to find that ideal place to stay that keeps your family and friends safe and satisfies that pent-up need for splendid isolation? A location that's also easy to reach, offers outstanding natural beauty, wide-open green spaces and hills, clean fresh air and footpaths created by sheep where you are unlikely to meet more than the occasional hiker? And, importantly, a place offering that welcome reassurance that you would be booking a self-catering property where the cleaning standards won't disappoint? As an owner I have now completed two valuable courses: An in-depth "Covid 19 Holiday Let Cleaning Course" validated by the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers ( ASSC ). I have also completed the national "Covid" course: "Good to Go." set up by VisitBritain and VisitScotland.
Where better than Crosswoodhill Farm on the Pentland Hills? The photo of Crosswoodhill above tells a story. From the road, you can glimpse Craigengar Lodge, our large holiday cottage, partially hidden behind trees, up its own track. Crosswoodhill is just 18 miles from the heart of Edinburgh but a world apart. In our 4 very different properties you can control your own environment and self-isolate, cook in-house or organise online food deliveries if that's your preference. Keep your distance. No need to mingle with crowds and think of others. Give yourselves a real break, escaping from all the worries of the past few months and go home refreshed.
During lockdown media reports suggest many of you have been re-discovering the joys of nature, .learning how to identify trees and plants, put names to butterflies, wildflowers, sphagnum and mosses, watch grasses blowing in the wind, marvel at the ever-changing skies. All pastimes guests at Crosswoodhill can thrive on, either from your doorstep or a short drive away. And with social distancing in place with so many other day-out destinations close to here, you will almost certainly remember your stay at Crosswoodhill as the "Great Escape post our COVID Coop-up." Your private paradise.
4 Quality Self-Catering properties, sleeping 2 – 14, within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston. Welcoming holiday and short stay farm accommodation in West Lothian.
Crosswoodhill Holiday Farm Cottages
by West Calder