Your converted barn is one of four self-catering properties set around a courtyard. Susan and her family live in the farmhouse and will greet you with freshly made scones along with fresh milk, tea and coffee; logs for the wood-burner are on the house.
Spread out in the spacious living room where you’ll find games and books for days when the weather plays up. You can all eat at the farmhouse table in the kitchen or, in summer, light the barbecue in your private garden, which has magnificent views of the Pentland Hills.
Walk along the ridge to the Flotterstone Inn in an hour-and-a-half or drive in ten minutes. The nearest town, Penicuik, has shops and restaurants, and you can take the bus to Edinburgh from here – or drive to the City Bypass in ten minutes.