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Crosswoodhill 5 star Self catering Orlege cottage, Scotland
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Orlege End: Luxury Holiday Cottage near Edinburgh, Scotland Book Orlege Now!

Orlege End, graded 5 STAR by VisitScotland in 2007

Sleeps 3 + 2 or up to 6 using one sofa bed in the gallery area.

Wheelchair / child / pet friendly


Exciting… Exceeding Expectations… and economical…


“Orlege is a haven of peace, tranquillity and beauty. I have not been so relaxed for such a long time. The atmosphere was so welcoming, it’s so cleverly designed and everything worked so well.” We want this always to be like this for our guests, and try never to lose sight of our vision, our ABC of Self-Catering: Ambience, Benefits and Customer Care.

So what’s so special about this 2 storey, open-flow, characterful, contemporary conversion, named after the fields it overlooks, and retaining unusual features from its former function as a building for rolling oats for feeding livestock?

The layout is both imaginative and practical. You'll find layout plans at the base of this page.


  • Upstairs: accessed via an open stairwell and ash staircase with tension wire balustrade, a spacious, split level bedroom characterised by an angled, star-burst ceiling with views across the tree-tops, offers the flexibility of 3 single luxurious divan beds, or a single + a pair zip-linked together to create a king-size double bed
  • An en-suite bathroom, with shower and bath, flooded with light, with intriguing shapes and surprises
  • An inviting mezzanine gallery area with sofa bed, (124 cms. wide) perfect for day-dreaming and dozing



  • Downstairs: double-height and split level ceilings, solid oak floors and doors, wonderful limestone flagstones, a curved wall, deep granite windowsills reflecting within their polished depths the branches of the stately maple tree outside and SPACE!
  • Reflecting the view that “home is where the hearth is” pride of place within the double-height living space is given to the multifuel stove which burns peat, coal and logs. Guests can relax into the large leather settees, watch TV, a film or a DVD, listen to the radio or to the birds outside. Light floods in from the two original windows in the end gable, the velux roof lights and Scandinavian glazed sliding doors which open onto a small flagstoned courtyard.
  • Adjacent to the living area, the dining area with glass-topped table, seating 6, can be separated off from the back area housing a large elegant oak cupboard, its inner section discreetly concealing a luxury pull-down double bed with full size, fully sprung mattress. A quick swish of a double-sided luxurious curtain transforms this lower-ceilinged area into a bedroom with its own window and luxury en-suite shower and bathroom. At the base of this page we show you how! However after viewing don't forget to scroll back to this point on the page or you'll miss the link to our exciting Gallery Page.
  • From the living area, space flows past the entrance and staircase and on into the kitchen, with a separate utility room offset from the generous porch area. Here, in the kitchen high above are some of the features that make this conversion outstanding: the old beams and centuries-old pulley wheels, and facing these from a floored ledge, Mr. Fox, as you have never seen him before, sculpted from old farm machinery, and eying up his cockerel lunch! “It is the personal touches, the original artworks, the retention of original fittings blending so well with modern fittings, the quality of the detailing and the craftsmanship” in the words of a journalist writing in the “Property Ladder” Magazine “that sets this place apart. The Hamiltons have certainly earned those five stars.”
  • With ample floor space, a feeling of airiness, everything you would expect, and more, in the way of kitchen paraphernalia is there for your use. Enhanced by a fitted oak kitchen with granite worktops, even a wall-mounted third TV, it’s tempting to self-cater and eat in-house all of the time. ( Or alfresco in the cobbled patio area.)
  • Incredibly well insulated, guests can adjust the oil-fired central heating options to suit their needs.
  • Other than the patio area, Orlege lacks a garden unique to itself, but guests are welcome to relax under the magnificent maple tree and wooded area just feet away from the house. And of course explore our 1700 acres of farmland on the Pentland Hills


But before you go exploring outside, let us show you round inside! Click on the link below to view 28 images you can enlarge.

Orlege Interior Photo Gallery Orlege Interior Photo Gallery


Enrich your stay in Scotland by going self-catering, feeling “at home” with somewhere all to yourselves. Do what you want, when you want.. We have listened to you all, taken your ideas and turned them into a reality we are sure you will be thrilled with. And now, by showing up-to-date availability we’ve made it easy for you to Book Online. Alternatively email us, use our General Enquiry form for Orlege or phone us to talk through any queries you may have.

Orlege Ground Floor Plan    Orlege Upper Floor Plan   


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Luxurious let-down bed.


Click on the image to see how the cupboard transforms into a double bed.

You can pinpoint the bed's location on our Gallery Page which is full of wonderful photos. Why not scroll back up the page to where you may have left it, and read the rest of the text? You'll then find this vital link. Or go direct to our Gallery Page.


Should you decide to increase the size of your party,
please consider Craigengar that sleeps up to 12 + 4



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enjoy the glow of a real fire

open plan design....

....makes for a feeling of space

lightweight table allows for alfresco meals outside

a cuppa in bed as you gaze through the skylights...

or under the watchful on-high eye of Mr. Fox here?

marble tiles reflected in the mirror

Crosswoodhill was a member of Scotland's Warmest Welcomes.

When guests completed a feedback form this was evaluated by an independent body. If you click on the logo you can see how well we did before this Scheme folded. Our own in-house feedback forms continue to tell a spectacular story,with Orlege ticking all the boxes for:

* contemporary chic self-catering near Edinburgh

* an award-winning self-catering place to stay near Edinburgh

* a 5 Star luxury vacation rental in the Edinburgh area,Scotland.

* a wow! Scottish holiday cottage



Orlege End Luxury 5 Star self catering accommodation
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