The Woodshed

Penicuik, Midlothian
01968 677 842

A romantic cottage for two in the Pentland Hills, with views for miles and your own private garden with a wood-fired hot tub


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

It’s a mile-long drive down a bumpy farm track (with gates to open and close) but you’re rewarded by a timber-clad cottage for two that blends beautifully into the landscape around it.Inside is double-height and open plan with large French windows flooding the room with light; throw them open to look out onto the garden and, beyond that, stupendous views of the Pentland Hills. Jenny leaves you freshly baked scones and all the logs you want for the wood-burner.From here, you can walk the surrounding heather-clad hills and Edinburgh is only ten miles away – regular buses leave from the nearest town, Penicuik, a ten-minute drive away. Get back to fire up the hot tub and watch the stars come out.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in beautiful rural surroundings yet close to Edinburgh
  • That the hot tub uses fresh, chemical-free water
  • The private, landscaped garden with views for miles
Modern interior of The Woodshed, with table for two with yellow chairs and grey sofa next to the French doors

You should know

  • You can’t bring your dog
  • You’ll need to get in the car for shops, restaurants and the bus to town


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 6 miles.


Nightly price
from £165
Weekly price
from £825
1 Cottage for 2
From £1651 bed1 bedroom


An excellent place to stay in an excellent location. A short drive from Edinburgh the Woodshed is the perfect country escape allowing you to enjoy the best city life of the Scottish capital and then follow it with a brisk wilderness walk in the Pentland Hills. The Woodshed itself is a perfect haven among the windy hills. The open plan space feels warm and welcoming, the mezzanine bedroom is cosy and romantic. All the mod cons (from the dishwasher to rain shower) plus the modern rustic decor of the place add up to a luxury experience. The wood fire hot tub is divine.

Olga, London

Such a lovely cottage and beautiful quiet location! Will definitely be back!

Emily, Stamford

Amazing time spent at the Woodshed over Christmas. Everything about our stay was fantastic and we will definitely be returning in the future!

David, Manchester

Had the most wonderful weekend at the Woodshed, the place is stunning and has a quality finish. The views are breathtaking. Only stayed for 2 nights and it wasn’t enough - will definitely return.

Sarah, Nottingham

Beautiful, rustic accommodation perfect for outdoor lovers and those seeking a retreat from day to day life. You can step right out of the door and into the Pentlands. We loved our time there and left feeling relaxed and refreshed. Would not hesitate to recommend it.

Katrina, Aberdeen

AMAZING PLACE!!!! We recently hired all 4 cottages for a week for our family to stay in when we got married in Edinburgh. The whole experience was amazing and so relaxing after the stress of organising a wedding! Susan goes above and beyond to help you feel comfortable while you stay and made everyone feel so welcome. We used the Woodshed as part of our honeymoon - the wood burning fire and hot tub made the experience so unique and special and we didn’t want to leave at all. You’re not just renting a cottage, you’re getting a great rural experience and I honestly can’t recommend it enough.

Kris and Franki, Sheffield

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is on the opposite side of the glen from the main farmstead. You’re high in the Pentland Hills Regional Park, with stunning views and plenty of walks from your doorstep, but Edinburgh is easily accessible – you're ten miles from Edinburgh City Bypass, and regular buses leave from the nearest town, Penicuik, a ten-minute drive away.

Local points of interest from Susan Cowan

  • The Woodshed is nestled among acres of stunning countryside crisscrossed with walking trails from the doorstep. Take a picnic into the hills, hike to the local pub or just take a moment to watch the wildlife and the world go by from the nearest hilltop.
  • The Woodshed is at the centre of Eastside Farm - our working hill sheep farm. Old-fashioned grasses, herbs & heather illustrate the timeless values of our traditional farming systems. Red grouse, peregrines, ravens, wild hares & badgers are a common sight
  • Edinburgh, Scotland's compact, hilly capital city is jam-packed with great things to do and it's only a 10 mile drive from the Woodshed to the centre! Explore the cobbled streets of George St., Victoria St., Stockbridge, the West End and the Royal Mile.
  • The Lothians and beyond have so much to offer. From rustic country spas, sandy beaches and surfing, to distilleries, skiing and sculpture parks. For Outlander fans the Woodshed offers the perfect base to chase coasts, castles and golden light!


Susan Cowan

The Cowans are the fifth generation of the family to run Eastside farm. Susan was a pharmacist and is now a keen gardener and farmer alongside her husband, a full-time farmer and avid bread and marmalade maker. Their daughter Jenny assists in the day to day running of the cottages and is responsible for the tasteful interior design.