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Shepherd House Cottage, nr Edinburgh - Sleeps 2/3

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, this charming and well-equipped holiday cottage looks out over the owner’s plantsman’s garden, featured in Rosemary Verey’s Secret Gardens a...

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, this charming and well-equipped holiday cottage looks out over the owner’s plantsman’s garden, featured in Rosemary Verey’s Secret Gardens and numerous magazines. Very privately set with its own entrance and small garden, and adjoining the owner’s home, the cottage is in the heart of Inveresk, an 18th-century village with many fine period houses and the NT garden at 17th-century Inveresk Lodge. The delights of the city or the coast are in easy reach with good local shopping and the racecourse in Musselburgh, 1 mile. A vast diversity of entertainment and eating places in Edinburgh, which is equally accessible by train from Musselburgh. Six superb golf courses, including the Open Championship course at Muirfield, within a ½-hour drive. Shops 1 mile.

Traditionally furnished sitting-room with dining area and patio door overlooking garden. Steep stairs to gallery single bedroom (for +1). Modern, well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Large double bedroom (two singles zipped together).


  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Elec blankets
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • TV
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • M/wave
  • Washer/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Tel at cost
  • Small front garden
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday


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Customer Reviews of Shepherd House Cottage, nr Edinburgh - Sleeps 2/3

1st comment: Good location for Edinburgh (excellent Park and Ride scheme close by) and the Lothian coast. Comfortable cottage with a truly wonderful garden. We found the owners, Sir Charles and Lady Fraser friendly, affable people so it was surprising, tp say the least, to find the cottage being painted while we were in residence! Sitting down to breakfast in our pyjamas with the painter at the window! Arriving back in mid-afternoon and coming face to face with the painter at the bedroom window! Having to keep the door open to let the paint dry! (The painter was friendly and helpful and, no doubt as honest as the day is long. but not what we expected on our holiday!). April 2012.

2nd comment: Very good property in excellent location - easy access to Edinburgh, coast and hills. Public transport handy. Access to owners’ garden - wonderful! Wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Aug 2011.

3rd comment: Excellent garden, belonging to owners, to which you have access. July 2011.

4th comment: Wonderful location on the outskirts of Edinburgh; City centre easily accessible by bus or train from the Wallyford P & R. Property itself furnished to a very high standard and very comfortable but it is the access to the wonderful garden that really sets this property apart. April 2011.

5th comment: The property is delightful; lovely antique furniture, beautiful botanic paintings by the owner. Curtains lined, elegant fabrics in keeping with the style of the house. Garden enchanting, owners very friendly and delightful. Will certainly return. Feb 2011.

6th comment: Very comfortable bed with electric blankets Good in January! Jan 2011.

7th comment: Location, quality, presentation, value for money. Oct 2010.

8th comment: Furnishings were very stylish, it felt like someone’s home not a rented place. Aug 2010.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SQW
  • HMG Ref: 1100671
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps Suit: 2 | 3
  • Features: Easy Walking Access
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Microwave, Telephone
  • Location Features: Village
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Week rental Starts: Friday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 0
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    East Lothian Cottages Sleeping 2 or 3

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