Crosswoodhill Farm Cottages near Edinburgh - Steading Cottage

Self Catering

Crosswoodhill Farm, By West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8LP

    Sleeping up to 6 people and with a layout ideal for 2 small families sharing, this award-winning detached 4 STAR cottage offers an authentic farm experience on a hill livestock farm. Within a 30 minute drive of Edinburgh with easy parking.

    "From the outside it looks small.  But step inside and it opens up like a tardis.  High vaulted ceilings and lots of floor space upstairs on which our children could lay out your toy railway and ideal from the privacy angle for two couples holidaying together. We loved it!"   Just one comment plucked from our Visitors' Book telling such wonderful stories.

    35 minutes transports guests from rural paradise to the heart of exciting, historic Edinburgh. Within an hour's drive are Glasgow, Rob Roy, Braveheart and Border Country. This livestock farm on the Pentland Hills is the perfect place to relax, escape the city crowds, park a car with ease and enjoy the freedom of self-catering. 'This cottage is amazing: you've thought of absolutely everything' is a typical comment in the Visitors' Book.

    As a 3 times winner of the coveted VisitScotland Award: SCOTTISH SELF-CATERING OPERATOR OF THE YEAR in 2001, 2005 and 2008,   and currently a finalist in the 2012 prestigious Thistle Awards, the owner of this superb cottage, sleeping 6, gives Customer Care a high priority. The high 4 STAR rating reflects its excellent quality.

    Steading Cottage, nestling right beside farm buildings and a field is the No.1 choice for those happy to be at the heart of the farm. Creatively transformed in 1998 from dereliction into a wonderful home, it is white, light, spacious, inviting and warm, with quality furnishings. Detached and 2 storey, with ground floor suitable for wheelchairs, it caters equally for the needs of Category 2 disabled and for families with youngsters and dogs. Wide stairs lead up to a small gallery area. Upstairs, with its own TV, lots of toys and games, is a child's paradise.

    Please click on the link here to explore the Crosswoodhill website. Here you can walk through Steading Cottage via an Interior Image Gallery with over 25 large photos and accompanying text. Check out the space, the facilities, the attention to detail, along with the room layout plan. If you need more re-assurance that this is the right place for you, click on the link to TripAdvisor on the Home Page of the Crosswoodhill website and read what recent guests have raved about.

    This is an exciting house. Car essential. Welcome!  If you email the owner, Geraldine, direct from the Crosswoodhill website, she will very promptly answer any questions you have and direct you to the Crosswoodhill online booking form.

    (Weekly Saturday to Saturday bookings are preferred however last minute short breaks will be considered). Rental rates are shown on the Crosswoodhill website.

    4 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome Assisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Gold Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Steading Cottage

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Farm
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Fuel Charge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Payphones Available
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Smoking Permitted
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Disabled Access
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Property On Farm
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Princes Street Tourist Information Centre, Edinburgh: head west out of the city to reach the A70. Pass through Juniper Green and Currie. Skirt Balerno village, keeping to the A70. Remain on A70 for a further 11 miles from outskirts of Edinburgh. Pass B7008 on right and one mile further on, Crosswoodhill Farmhouse is located on sharp bend in an avenue of beech trees. The house is on right hand side.

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest rail station is West Calder, 6 miles away, on one of the Edinburgh - Glasgow lines. A very useful station for day trips once here, but not useful as an arrival point as car hire is not easy from West Calder. Edinburgh Waverley is a 35 minute drive away and Haymarket about 30 mins. Car hire essential - see our Links Page on the Crosswoodhill website for useful car hire firms. Take A70 out of Edinburgh via Currie. Crosswoodhill is 11 miles further, on A70 (1 mile past junction with B7008).

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport drive west, taking A8. At roundabout take first exit onto M8 Motorway and exit at Junction 3 for Livingston. Take A899 dual carriageway and at very large roundabout a couple of miles further on, take third exit onto A71 signed WEST CALDER. At traffic lights take left turn onto B7008. 5 miles further on at T junction turn right onto A70. Crosswoodhill is first house on right one mile along the A70. ( approx. 30 minute drive )

    Getting there by ferry:- Rosyth ferry, North Queensferry. Approximately 20 miles, take Forth Bridge, then M8 motorway, leaving at junction 3 for Livingston. Take A899 dual carriageway through Livingston, then A71 in to West Calder. Once over railway bridge take B7008 on left for 5 miles. At T-Junction with A70 turn right. After 1 mile, Crosswoodhill is first house on right. From Glasgow Airport (80 minutes drive): Take M8 in Edinburgh direction leave at junction 4. Follow road map and then link into detailed directions elsewhere for location of Crosswoodhill Farm.

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