Beautiful orignial exposed stonework. Comfortable lounge with 'log' effect gas stove plus dining area. TV with ipod docking.Snuggle down and relax in open plan lounge with exposed stonework and touch control lighting. How many 'Gargoyles' will you find??

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Nr Edinburgh airport & tram (1 ml). Free parking. Cosy, cute, hi-spec 1800's lodge house in 7 acre landscaped garden; 360 view Forth Bridges. Next to Highland Show Ground, Norton House Hotel & Spa. Easy links; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling & beyond.

The space

Romantic 1800's lodge house. Comfortable open plan lounge, dining and kitchen; granite work tops, dbl oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine. TV and ipod docking. Shower room.
Double bedroom with sleigh bed and fabulous 'Usher Hall' timber flooring.
Large conservatory with sofa's to get 'lost' in, TV.
Outside decking with table and seating. Landscaped 7 acre garden, with 1 acre of ponds, geese and ducks. Parking.
Former lodge house to the Usher family home (now Norton House Hotel and Spa owned by 'Handpicked Hotels').
The 'Usher family financed the building of the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, when the Hall was refurbished a few years ago a section of the auditorium floor was purchased and installed into the bedroom of the lodge house.
The garden was landscaped by an eccentric previous owner in 1970's producing a 7 acre adult 'playground' with tunnels, cave and elevations giving 360 degree views from the top to the Forth bridges, Edinburgh etc.

Guest access

Easy access to Edinburgh; bus or tram. South Queensferry with its lovely historic cobbled high street. Glasgow, Stirling and further all easily accessed. See near by 'Kelpies' and 'Falkirk Wheel'.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as the guests desire.

Other things to note

Spend lots of time in Edinburgh (6.5ml away) but dont miss South Queensferry, Linlithgow or Ratho Village.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking. No pets. No extra people



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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33 Reviews

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Valentine User Profile
May 2017
Great place to stay a short hop from town and very close to the airport. Homely feel to this one bed cottage with a fantastic accommodative host in Judith.

Alan User Profile
May 2017
Great place! As advertised. Wish we stayed more days there. Grounds are incredible.

Nishel User Profile
March 2017

Jacqueline User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful cosy cottage perfect for an escape from the city. Tastefully decorated, well equipped and very clean.

Kelly User Profile
January 2017
Unforgettable stay! Beautiful quaint cottage to feel you are lost in the countryside, while only being a stones throw from the city! With acres of private land to roam and explore- what is not to love

Freddie User Profile
January 2017
Situated on a main road with walkable access to local shops and excellent public transport links, as non-drivers this really suited us! Judy and Adrian were able to accommodate an early check-in for us which was perfect as we arrived straight off the sleeper train at about 8am. Adrian did a whistle-stop tour of the house and made sure we were perfectly comfortable and set up for our exciting 4-day stay. We came up for Hogmanay and the location was ideal, as it's an easy 20-30 minutes on the bus. The cottage itself is stunning, a real find! The interior is an eclectic mix of modern fixtures and rustic antiques. Perfect for a couple after a romantic getaway. It's extremely well-equipped with two TV's, wi-fi, electric oven, microwave and every board game you could think of. In fact if there's something that you'd normally pack for a self-catering trip away, best check with Judy first as she's probably already got it! Although it's not in walkable distance of any restaurants, we did do a couple of cheeky takeaways which were very nice, they found us with some careful directions and we avoided disturbing our lovely hosts next door! My only regret is that we didn't have a chance to explore their picturesque gardens - they sounded like fun but with such activity-packed days and with the sun going down at 3.45 each day [December], we didn't find the time. I would welcome any excuse to come again!

Eman User Profile
December 2016
Adrian met us first, he showed us everything we need in the house and he spice up his conversation with some jokes that I loved very much...Adrian was very welcoming with huge smile on his face.... The lodge was specious, clean and comfortable. (It was more than we asked for).. by the time that we checked out we met Judith she is amassing and again this huge smile on her face makes you feel like you are home... I really recommend this place to everyone.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in July 2014
Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.

Recently retired from sales and bookkeeping, now qualified Pilates tutor and exercise referral consultant, helping folk with injuries and illness improve their health and well being with gentle exercise regime. My long term other half; Adrian is a retired company director now enjoys working on his own collection of classic race cars.

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