5 star self catering accommodation Edinburgh

luxury vacation rental within a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh airport.

Crosswoodhill 5 star Self catering Orlege cottage, Scotland


A 35 minute drive takes you to the heart of Edinburgh... 60 minutes to Glasgow

Orlege sleeps 4 + 2,   Craigengar sleeps 14+4
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Orlege End, graded 5 STAR by VisitScotland in 2007Our award-winning holiday cottages near Edinburgh, graded 5 STAR by VisitScotland, can be described as "world-class accommodation".

Stunning, stunning, stunning and finished and furnished beautifully, Orlege has absolutely everything you could need for a most relaxing break away.” And, “What a joy! This takes self-catering to a completely new height”.

Comments like these in Orlege’s Visitors’ Book helped earn Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages the prestigious Tourism Oscar of Scottish Self-Catering Operator of the Year 2005 and repeat this success in 2008 with another national Thistle Award.  In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Crosswoodhill reached the finals of the national Thistle Awards and in 2015 the regional finals.. And regionally Crosswoodhill was highly commended in 2013 in the Best Tourism Business Award Category for West Lothian.

The guest feedback has been so amazing that with the help of an award-winning architect, we designed and built a new “dream house” which sleeps 14 + 4. It opened in 2011.

If you are after contemporary chic in the countryside, intriguing open-plan design and space, airiness, warm feet and underfloor heating, these 5 STAR properties are the ones for you. Size will probably dictate your choice. Both are 2 storey.

Orlege End was converted in 2004 to a holiday home from eighteenth century outbuildings at the end of Crosswoodhill farmhouse. A peaceful, tranquil haven, this stylish getaway wows not just couples seeking a romantic escape in Scotland, but its flexible sleeping arrangements allow 5 to sleep here in great comfort (with an additional sixth person on a sofa-bed). Two luxurious bathrooms, each with unusual features, add to the appeal.

Craigengar, also known as the House-on-the-Hill, shares the wow! factor. Incorporating many of the best design features of Orlege but on a grander scale, with a few lovely surprises, this lodge sleeps 14 in 5 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. A Gallery Area will sleep an extra 4 people. The moment guests step inside the door, their excitement mounts. Outside, they can unwind on the expansive decking, share the location with our grazing livestock. revel in the remoteness and discover that 35 minutes can transport them into the heart of Edinburgh. Or 60 minutes into Glasgow


  • Relax in this rural oasis, explore the farm, mingle with the sheep and wander the Pentland Hills
  • Radiate out north, south, east and west and be captivated by Scotland’s scenic splendour
  • Be adventurous! Or indulge in some great shopping or culture close by.
  • Easy, free parking alongside the houses, in sharp contrast to many places in the inspiring, historic cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • And generally so much more space for your money!

And at the end of the day, put your feet up, perhaps relax beside a real fire, rustle up some fine Scottish fare in a kitchen to die for, (we can signpost you to good food sources). Then, dram in hand, raid the bookshelves, the games cupboard, or delve into the feast of tourist information and plan exciting next-day itineraries.


Explore this link for our "top twenty" fun outings / crowd pleasers

Awarded gold for Care of the Environment.
Pet, child, disabled friendly
and environmentally friendly

Looking for luxury self-catering in Edinburgh?
For contemporary chic close-by Orlege and Craigengar are hard to beat.

To find out more about this award-winning 5 STAR holiday accommodation in West Lothian, view layouts and more interior images, select the 5 STAR HOUSES Page and then Orlege and/or Craigengar from the drop down menu at the top of the page. (The 5 * Houses link at the base here takes you directly to the Orlege Page, with no option for Craigengar.) For more choice, you may want to look at another 2 properties on Crosswoodhill Farm. Stylistically not so outstanding, these 3 and 4 STAR properties (each sleeping 5/6) will cost you less, and each has its unique ambience. For a taster of what’s on offer, explore the Other Cottages Page with its link to our other website, Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near Edinburgh.


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Orlege End Latest News

You are best to either check our Availability Calendar which we try and keep up to date, and if you see last minute gaps that suit you, email us  on cottages@crosswoodhill.co.uk and ask about a late offer.   Or phone us on 01501 785205


You may also care to  browse  www.crosswoodhill.co.uk  to check out our other award-winning smaller cottages on the farm, just 30 minutes from exciting Edinburgh.  Steading Cottage and the Wing of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse will each sleep up to 6 guests.

When available, very last-minute  offers for all of our properties, sometimes for weekends,  are flagged up on the LATE OFFERS Page on that website.

City Scene: Check out what's unmissable in the way of culture http://www.list.co.uk/

And to discover what's happening in Scotland now and in the future, browse this link.


Please explore  one of our other websites, www.edinburgh-holiday-cottages.co.uk.  As well as lots of links to Edinburgh we aim to entertain you with our blogs.



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to find lots more nice comments about our vacation rental near Edinburgh...


September 2017:  Craigengar Lodge was a finalist in 2 categories…. 

Best Green Holiday Home ( Craigengar  Lodge )  and Best Accessible Holiday Home. ( Steading Cottage.)


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two-tier luxury

gracious and spacious

holiday accommodation near Edinburgh with a kitchen to die for



A breath of fresh air in the Scottish Hills -- this place will always call us back again

Regional winner Nov. 2014

Finalist in upcoming 2012 Thistle Awards

Scottish Tourism Oscar for Customer Care.
Accommodation : Customer Care.


Business Excellence Awards


Best Tourism Business



Highly commended


West Lothian

Chamber of Commerce


Orlege End Luxury 5 Star self catering accommodation
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