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Rosslyn Cottage

Rosslyn Cottage
Roslin
Near Edinburgh

Sleeping 6

Edinburgh is one of Scotland's brightest jewels, somewhere everyone should visit, but cities can be tiring as well as stimulating, and there are times when it's nice to retreat from the urban bustle at the end of the day.

For those who want to be within easy reach of all the attractions of Edinburgh and yet have a quiet rural base, Rosslyn Cottage is perfectly situated. Just 3 miles from the city boundary it is situated a mile from the historic village of Roslin, (shops, hotels), and from there there is a regular bus service to the city centre. The neighbouring farm has a livery establishment and guests can bring their own horse by arrangement. They may also enjoy walks straight from the door through beautiful Roslin glen and the surrounding woodlands.

Rosslyn Cottage occupies a quiet corner of the farm complex,and is a bright and sunny house. It is also quite secluded, with a secure grassed garden (furniture) to the front and ample parking in the yard at the back. accommodation for up to six people. The kitchen is well-equipped, the cosy sitting room has a living flame effect fire, and there are three good size bedrooms. Six people can therefore be accommodated with ease.

The ancient village of Roslin, with its ruined castle, is of great historical interest. It is, however, perhaps best known for the lovely and enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel, built in the mid 15th century. It has strong associations with the powerful Knights Templar and is the subject of many myths and legends; the Holy Grail, the head of John the Baptist, even the body of Christ Himself are variously claimed to be buried in its crypt. One of the most puzzling features are the carvings of Indian corn and other American plants on the pillars. Legend has it that the grandfather of the chapel's founder, William St Clair, visited north America a good century before Columbus. The legends of the Micmac Indians whom he encountered on the other side of the Atlantic, would seem to bear this out.

Sporting enthusiast will find much to interest them in the area. There are some excellent golf courses, the nearest at Glencorse (2m). There is reservoir fishing also within 2m, and the Hillend Dry Ski Slope, the largest in Europe, is close by. North Berwick, Dunbar and the East Lothian coast are just a half-hour drive away.

The cottage is very well situated for touring in all directions, with excellent motorway connections to the north and west. The Highlands beyond Perth (50m, all facilities), Stirling (40m) with its castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn memorial, are accessible within the hour. Aberfoyle (60m), The Trossachs, Loch Lomond and even the West Coast may all be visited in a day trip.

Heating is by oil central heating ( included) and living flame electric fire. £10 of electricity is included!included included. Bed linen and towels are included!included included. Sorry, no pets and smoking is not permitted in the house.

PLEASE NOTE: Special rents apply for this cottage for the weeks of the Edinburgh Tattoo and Festival, Christmas and New Year and are available on application.

Accommodation (sleeps ):

Sitting Room Dining Room

Single Storey:

Kitchen
  • Sitting room with digital TV/VCR, living flame fire.
  • Kitchen/Dining room with microwave, washer-drier, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, etc.
  • Double-bed room.
  • Twin-bed room.
  • Twin-bed room.
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
Bedroom Bedroom
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Tariff (Weekly Rental):

tariffs and seasons Rosslyn Cottage, £ per week:

420

420

570

630

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