We have 4 self-catering holiday cottages ranging from a 3 bedroom (sleeps 6) cottage to 1 bedroom (sleeps 2) situated at Newhall and nearby Spittal Farm forming the Newhall Estate, comprising 1,000 acres on the southern foothills of the Pentland Hills – yet only 12 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.
The cottages at Spittal (the name comes from Hospice, Cistertian monks established a hospice on the hill above the farm buildings in the 10th/11th century) are in a glorious position, south facing and surrounded by stunning walking country on a working sheep farm with the Pentland Hills Regional Park.
At Newhall – about 1 mile away from Spittal – there are two more self catering cottages: a 2 bedroom Steading Cottage and 1 bedroom Bothy Cottage both set in the lovely grounds of the historic Newhall Estate. The estate is secluded and has delightful and extensive walks in the precipitous and romantic glen beside the North Esk river, plus wonderful hill walking on the tops of the Pentland Hills close by. We have a magnificent walled garden dating back to 1796 that our guests are encouraged to explore and relax in. The estate was the setting for Allan Ramsay’s Gentle Shepherd play written in 1725 and there are monuments in the grounds to commemorate this.
You will see a wide variety of wild life including roe deer, foxes, badgers and otters (if you are very quiet) and many birds including Nuthatchs and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers
Trout fishing in the pond available by arrangement.