Holiday Cottages In Edinburgh To Rent

Holiday Cottages in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city made for exploring, peeling back the layers of history, discovering tucked away gastronomic delights, stumbling across some amazing culture and, if it’s festival season, having a great laugh. It’s a friendly city, and one of the cultural hotspots in the UK. Holiday cottages in Edinburgh are a great way to experience this world-class city, whether you’re looking for a cosy couple’s hideaway or something spacious and conveniently located for the festival’s main shows.

Visit Edinburgh and you’ll discover a city where the streets are brimming with great shops, museums and historic landmarks, as well as top quality bars and restaurants. Travel to Edinburgh during Edinburgh Fringe and you can dial everything up a few notches, as the city comes alive with music, drama and, of course, comedy. If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation that has bags of character, then you’ll find lots of Edinburgh cottages to choose from all year round.

What’s so great about a holiday cottage in Edinburgh?

Whenever you decide to visit Edinburgh, there’s bound to be something amazing going on. With 12 festivals happening throughout the year – from the International Film Festival in June to the Fringe in August – Scotland’s capital is awash with culture and is an absolute must visit. Even before Edinburgh became the world’s best city for festivals, it had an important place in history, as you’ll find out when you tour landmarks such as Holyrood royal Palace, which was built in the 16th century.

Edinburgh is also an important literary destination, home of some famous authors such as Robert Louis Stephenson, and an inspiration to a certain Ms. Rowling. The city itself has a fantastical quality, especially as it is overlooked by the majestic extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, which is great for a spot of hiking and delivers some of the best views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Cottages holidays are a great way to experience this amazing city. If you’re planning a holiday in Edinburgh then make it a home from home trip with some of the best Edinburgh cottages, and explore a city that just keeps on giving, whether you’re a fan of culture, history or just having a bonnie old time!

Edinburgh cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Apartment S44377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Apartment S44377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Apartment S44377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Apartment S44377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Apartment S44377
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Edinburgh

Delightful Edinburgh Apartment

Ref: S44377

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Edinburgh Apartment S7272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Edinburgh Apartment S7272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Edinburgh Apartment S7272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Edinburgh Apartment S7272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Edinburgh Apartment S7272

EH2

Lovely Edinburgh Apartment

Ref: S7272

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Edinburgh Apartment S7292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Edinburgh Apartment S7292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Edinburgh Apartment S7292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Edinburgh Apartment S7292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Edinburgh Apartment S7292

EH6

Wonderful Edinburgh Apartment

Ref: S7292

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S89637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S89637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S89637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S89637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S89637

EH3

Beautiful EH3 Cottage

Ref: S89637

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eh3 Apartment S6854
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eh3 Apartment S6854
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eh3 Apartment S6854
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eh3 Apartment S6854
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eh3 Apartment S6854

EH3

Wonderful EH3 Apartment

Ref: S6854

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Eh3 Cottage S89597
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Eh3 Cottage S89597
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Eh3 Cottage S89597
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Eh3 Cottage S89597
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Eh3 Cottage S89597

EH3

Inviting EH3 Cottage

Ref: S89597

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eh3 Apartment S70120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eh3 Apartment S70120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eh3 Apartment S70120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eh3 Apartment S70120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eh3 Apartment S70120

EH3

Captivating EH3 Apartment

Ref: S70120

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Edinburgh House S78919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Edinburgh House S78919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Edinburgh House S78919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Edinburgh House S78919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Edinburgh House S78919
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Edinburgh

Cosy Edinburgh House

Ref: S78919

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Eh16 Cottage S89594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Eh16 Cottage S89594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Eh16 Cottage S89594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Eh16 Cottage S89594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Eh16 Cottage S89594

EH16

Superb EH16 Cottage

Ref: S89594

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Apartment S7301
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Apartment S7301
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Apartment S7301
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Apartment S7301
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Apartment S7301

EH7

Charming Edinburgh Apartment

Ref: S7301

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EH3

Charming EH3 Cottage

Ref: S72818

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Edinburgh Cottage S23452
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Edinburgh Cottage S23452
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Edinburgh Cottage S23452
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Edinburgh Cottage S23452
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Edinburgh Cottage S23452
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Ratho

Splendid Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S23452

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Eh7 Apartment S59758
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Eh7 Apartment S59758
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Eh7 Apartment S59758
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Eh7 Apartment S59758
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Eh7 Apartment S59758
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EH7

Exquisite EH7 Apartment

Ref: S59758

Reviews 11

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S165881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S165881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S165881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S165881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S165881

Edinburgh

Charming Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S165881

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S114249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S114249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S114249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S114249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Eh3 Cottage S114249

EH3

Beautiful EH3 Cottage

Ref: S114249

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Cottage S23447
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Cottage S23447
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Cottage S23447
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Cottage S23447
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Cottage S23447

Linlithgow

Adorable Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S23447

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S23474
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S23474
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S23474
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S23474
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S23474
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Cramond Village

Delightful Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S23474

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S113586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S113586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S113586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S113586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Edinburgh Cottage S113586

Kirknewton

Charming Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S113586

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S44284
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S44284
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S44284
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S44284
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S44284

Kirknewton near East Calder

Delightful Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S44284

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S49969
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S49969
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S49969
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S49969
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Edinburgh Cottage S49969
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Cramond

Delightful Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S49969

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Apartment S79570
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Apartment S79570
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Apartment S79570
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Apartment S79570
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Edinburgh Apartment S79570

Edinburgh

Adorable Edinburgh Apartment

Ref: S79570

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Edinburgh Cottage S25155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Edinburgh Cottage S25155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Edinburgh Cottage S25155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Edinburgh Cottage S25155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Edinburgh Cottage S25155
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Carlops

Captivating Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S25155

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Edinburgh Cottage S25396
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Edinburgh Cottage S25396
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Edinburgh Cottage S25396
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Edinburgh Cottage S25396
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Edinburgh Cottage S25396

Edinburgh

Exquisite Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S25396

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Edinburgh Cottage S23442
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Edinburgh Cottage S23442
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Edinburgh Cottage S23442
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Edinburgh Cottage S23442
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Edinburgh Cottage S23442

Edinburgh

Inviting Edinburgh Cottage

Ref: S23442

Reviews 28

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Gracie - verified booking

"A return visit as we knew it would suit our needs to be near the city but also at the shore. Cosy and comfortable as expected and we had a good stay with mostly good weather and some lovely sunrises and sunsets.On a positive we found the excellant local playarea ,up the hill behind the church & hall in a former walled garden. Great for playing football with equipment for all ages and watching the planes flying over to airport. The walk up to Cramond bridge and the playarea there was lovely through the autumnal woods. Also got across to Cramond island this time with great views up and down the Forth. A few maintenance and equipment issues such as a window with broken catch that had to be wedged shut to keep personal conversations from cafe below being heard and a cold draught out, loose wall plug sockets, several lightbulbs out, still no glass dishes for cooking in oven or microwave and there was no folder with info on area or appliance instructions. Sofas need a good clean beneath cushions as we found out when looking for a toy.This time we were aware of more night time visits of cars with engines running and early morning dog walkers abusing the no parking on harbour, perhaps the gates need to be shut at corner overnight.The local pub which had a reputation for poor service & food is now shut so we weren't missing out as the bistro below and nearby Cramond Falls cafe are good during day.All in all a good base for exploring with just a few issues that need addressed."
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Mrs Mizen - verified booking

"The location of the flat was brilliant for visiting Edinburgh. We had booked lots of shows at the festival and walked in everyday and walked back most evenings. You do need to wear comfortable shoes though! There is a little shortcut near the flat that knocks about 5/10 minutes off the walk. The flat was nice and clean with lots of storage for all your clothes and luggage. The kitchen is dainty but as we weren't planning any dinner parties that really wasn't a problem. The fridge freezer is nice and big and all the appliances work fine. The bathroom was a bit tired but perfectly good for our needs during the week. We chatted to the very friendly landlord who said he was planning to replace it in the next few weeks. The living room was nice, with a very comfy sofa and swivel chair too. The dining table is tucked in the corner out of the way but can easily be pulled out if you want a bit more space when eating. There are lots of buses going in and out of the city, we didn't get around to using them but apparently if you download the bus app' it makes it a bit easier to work out which buses are going in the direction you want, this can be tricky in an unfamiliar city. We found we didn't need the car the whole time we were there and when we left the city to visit a friend we just used the train as they were frequent and clean. We would love to return to Edinburgh and will definitely check to see if we can book the flat again as it was convenient and comfortable."
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Mrs Mizen - verified booking

"We had booked lots of shows at the festival and walked in everyday and walked back most evenings. You do need to wear comfortable shoes though! There is a little shortcut near the flat that knocks about 5/10 minutes off the walk. The flat was nice and clean with lots of storage for all your clothes and luggage. The kitchen is dainty but as we weren't planning any dinner parties that really wasn't a problem. The fridge freezer is nice and big and all the appliances work fine. The bathroom was a bit tired but perfectly good for our needs during the week. We chatted to the very friendly landlord who said he was planning to replace it in the next few weeks. The living room was nice, with a very comfy sofa and swivel chair too. The dining table is tucked in the corner out of the way but can easily be pulled out if you want a bit more space when eating. There are lots of buses going in and out of the city, we didn't get around to using them but apparently if you download the bus app' it makes it a bit easier to work out which buses are going in the direction you want, this can be tricky in an unfamiliar city. We found we didn't need the car the whole time we were there and when we left the city to visit a friend we just used the train as they were frequent and clean. We would love to return to Edinburgh and will definitely check to see if we can book the flat again as it was convenient and comfortable."
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Marjorie - verified booking

"I chose this place because I knew the area and the building, having at one stage thought of buying one of the flats there. The entrance to the apartments is dismal and dirty. The apartment is nicely appointed and sitting room and bedroom are nice rooms despite there being an over abundance of tartan. Flowers and a welcome basket awaited us which was nice. However, the bed was very uncomfortable and noisy as though springs had given way. In the lounge, the settee covers looked in need of a wash, but the worst bit was the kitchen which is shabby and in need of a visit from IKEA. An awkward shape but what shelves are there are littered with baskets etc so nowhere to put any shopping. The bathroom needed finger marks taken off the door, the bath is fine but the shower is hopeless. Also, the tv is temperamental and only really works using the iPlayer. The entrance to the drive down to the house is tricky due to the parked cars on the road. Having said all that, the owner was very pleasant on the phone and I imagine will put things right."
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Mr Mckenzie - verified booking

"The accommodation was fantastic and the location was spot on. Our plan was to have a base to explore the region and this worked perfectly and on our daily return the distance into Leith & Edinburgh was such that a stroll into"town" was easy after our daily excursions. The owner Mr Clements was extremely proactive in making sure our stay was comfortable and stress free keeping in touch regularly and discreetly. His communications usually ended asking if there was anything we needed or thought needed adding to the accommodation to improve our stay, we suggested coasters to protect his surfaces and next day they were provided. I would recommend anyone to stay at this accommodation especially if they just want to explore Edinburgh but just as good if you need a base to explore the rest of the area, we ourselves kept the outward drive to 2 hours which meant we saw a lot of the countryside but we could have easily extended that drive to go further afield We will use this site again and have already recommended it to friends"
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