What we do

Over 30,000 big properties in one place

We've brought together a huge range of owners and suppliers with a wide selection of properties suitable for groups. We've done the research so you don't have to.

View properties

We give you the best price

Complete your booking with us to receive last minute discounts, member only prices and the best price, guaranteed. Big Cottages, little prices.

Become a member

A marketplace you can trust

We make things simple, connecting you to the supplier of your dream property once you find it. Need help? Our experienced customer service team are on hand to assist should you need us.

Start your journey

Trusted by our customers as part of the family

Holiday Cottages In Edinburgh To Rent

Holiday Cottages in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city made for exploring, peeling back the layers of history, discovering tucked away gastronomic delights, stumbling across some amazing culture and, if it’s festival season, having a great laugh. It’s a friendly city, and one of the cultural hotspots in the UK. Holiday cottages in Edinburgh are a great way to experience this world-class city, whether you’re looking for a cosy couple’s hideaway or something spacious and conveniently located for the festival’s main shows.

Visit Edinburgh and you’ll discover a city where the streets are brimming with great shops, museums and historic landmarks, as well as top quality bars and restaurants. Travel to Edinburgh during Edinburgh Fringe and you can dial everything up a few notches, as the city comes alive with music, drama and, of course, comedy. If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation that has bags of character, then you’ll find lots of Edinburgh cottages to choose from all year round.

What’s so great about a holiday cottage in Edinburgh?

Whenever you decide to visit Edinburgh, there’s bound to be something amazing going on. With 12 festivals happening throughout the year – from the International Film Festival in June to the Fringe in August – Scotland’s capital is awash with culture and is an absolute must visit. Even before Edinburgh became the world’s best city for festivals, it had an important place in history, as you’ll find out when you tour landmarks such as Holyrood royal Palace, which was built in the 16th century.

Edinburgh is also an important literary destination, home of some famous authors such as Robert Louis Stephenson, and an inspiration to a certain Ms. Rowling. The city itself has a fantastical quality, especially as it is overlooked by the majestic extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, which is great for a spot of hiking and delivers some of the best views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Cottages holidays are a great way to experience this amazing city. If you’re planning a holiday in Edinburgh then make it a home from home trip with some of the best Edinburgh cottages, and explore a city that just keeps on giving, whether you’re a fan of culture, history or just having a bonnie old time!

Edinburgh Cottages

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Drumsheugh Apartment

    Drumsheugh Apartment

    Edinburgh

    S89637

    Lounge with TV and DVD player. Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. Double bedroom with zip link beds ...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - FCH10405

    FCH10405

    Edinburgh

    S7272

    This second floor apartment is located in a traditional building on the famous Princes Street.
    In the heart of the city convenient for the excellent shopping and amenities including theatres, cinemas, art galleries, museums, restaurants and bars.
    ...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - 30 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh,

    30 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh,

    Edinburgh Stockbridge

    S72818

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Powderhall Brae

    Powderhall Brae

    Edinburgh

    S104409

    Situated in a quiet street ½ mile from the centre of Edinburgh - visit museums or walk down Princes Street for the ultimate shopping experience.
    This wonderfully light, spacious first floor apartment is beautifully furnished with a st...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Sailor's Cottage

    Sailor's Cottage

    Edinburgh

    S23474

    Ideally located for a beach, sightseeing or city centre holiday, there is something for everyone.
    Set in an enviable position, looking out to the river front harbour and scattered islands in the Firth of Forth in historic Cramond village. Th...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Dunsapie - 27910

    Dunsapie - 27910

    Edinburgh

    S23455

    Ideal holiday location for a family wanting to discover and experience all that the vibrant city of Edinburgh has to offer.
    In a peaceful area near Holyrood Park and Arthurs’ Seat, this detached holiday property has easy access into th...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Rose Lane

    Rose Lane

    Edinburgh

    S86183

    Admire the sea views from this lovely ground floor apartment, ideally located just 10 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
    This delightful ground floor apartment is ideally located in the historic village of South Queensferry, just 10...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Hawthorn House

    Hawthorn House

    Edinburgh

    S94276

    S94276 is nestled in the glorious countryside yet within easy reach of Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.
    S94276 is a light and spacious, single-storey holiday property and is ideal for families and friends to enjoy easy access to t...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Orchardfield Farm Cottage

    Orchardfield Farm Cottage

    Edinburgh

    S113586

    This property strikes the perfect balance - a countryside location yet close to the exciting attractions and historical sites of Edinburgh.
    This pretty detached cottage is set on the owner’s working arable and sheep farm just 10 miles ...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Eilean Donan

    Eilean Donan

    Edinburgh

    S44284

    Looking out onto open farmland, this holiday property is set in a tranquil location, yet it is within and easy train journey to Edinburgh.
    This delightful, centrally situated holiday cottage is perfect for easy access into Edinburgh by train...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Spittal Coach House

    Spittal Coach House

    Edinburgh

    S25155

    With a double sided woodburner, this 18th century farmstead conversion makes a characterful and cosy holiday base.
    These beautifully situated holiday cottages are part of historic Newhall Estate, just 14 miles south west of the vibrant city ...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Spittal Cottage

    Spittal Cottage

    Edinburgh

    S25399

    A traditional southfacing cottage set in wonderful countryside with fishing and delightful walking available on the estate.
    These beautifully situated holiday cottages are part of historic Newhall Estate, just 14 miles south west of the vibr...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - 35 Barony Street

    35 Barony Street

    Edinburgh

    S5082



    The city of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital has a mix of old and new. The Old Town has wonderful attractions including a castle, The Royal Mile, and Hollyrood Palace. The New Town boasts Georgian buildings, and many shops and restaurants. Cl...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - ASHLEA

    ASHLEA

    Edinburgh

    S23453

    This delightful holiday cottage is on Goose Green in the heart of the village of Gullane, only 20 minutes from Edinburgh by train. One of a small row of three, it is close to a wonderful sandy beach, within walking distance of four ren...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - BANK PARK LODGE

    BANK PARK LODGE

    Edinburgh

    S23445

    In a superb location making the most of the magnificent golf courses and beaches of East Lothian and only 10 miles on the A1 to Edinburgh City centre, this stylishly decorated and furnished, detached holiday cottage is privately set in very ext...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Barncroft House

    Barncroft House

    Edinburgh

    S105463

    Bancroft House is situated just 35 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh and 20 minutes’ from Gullane Beach and is a perfect base for enjoying a family break. The spacious first floor living room is flooded with light from the windows with great countrysi...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Eliza Cottage

    Eliza Cottage

    Edinburgh

    S23461

    This single-storey holiday property will appeal to all tastes, with cycling, golfing, beaches, walking, historic houses and castles all nearby.
    With views of Traprain Law, this traditional, detached holiday cottage on a family farm is just 1...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Bankhead Farm Cottage

    Bankhead Farm Cottage

    Edinburgh

    S23443

    Overlooking the magnificent Forth Bridge this lovely cottage is ideal for larger groups, close to sandy beaches at Aberdour.
    Wonderful views. On a working farm in beautiful open countryside with views overlooking the magnificence of the Fort...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Classic Marchmont Charm

    Classic Marchmont Charm

    Edinburgh Marchmont

    S89635

    Dining/lounge with window seat overlooking the garden, cable TV with TiVo recorder and DVD player. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave. Double bedroom with adjoining box room with single bed. Twin bedr...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - FCH10403

    FCH10403

    Edinburgh Newington

    S7270

    This bright, well-proportioned flat has the added benefit of private parking and is situated in the Newington area of Edinburgh, close to all the amenities the city has to offer.
    Newington lies on the south side of the city, 2 miles from Princes S...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Castle View Apartment

    Castle View Apartment

    Edinburgh

    S89638

    Lounge with TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Dining/kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave. Master bedroom with super king size bed and en-suite shower room with hand bas...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - The Penthouse

    The Penthouse

    Edinburgh

    S89602

    Open plan lounge/dining area with freeview TV, DV player, iPod docking station and access to the balcony. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave. Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite ba...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - FCH10424

    FCH10424

    Edinburgh Newington

    S7273

    This third floor apartment with views towards The Crags is ideally placed to fully appreciate all Edinburgh has to offer.
    Within the surrounding area, guests can fully appreciate the Queen's Park and Arthur's Seat for lovely walks and recreation a...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - South Charlotte Street

    South Charlotte Street

    Edinburgh

    S89596

    Dining/lounge with four large astragal windows with views over Charlotte Square, 52 plasma TV with surround sound, DVD and CD players and double sofa bed. Kitchen with Neff and Bosch appliances including electric oven and oven, fridge/freezer, dis...

Get access to exclusive member prices not available on any other website

Join for free and save an average £30 per booking on thousands of properties

Login to see

  • Discounts exclusive to members (on average £30)
  • Save & share your favourite properties
  • See your previously viewed properties

Sign up to see

Login to see

  • Discounts exclusive to members (on average £30)
  • Save & share your favourite properties
  • See your previously viewed properties

or

Already a member login here

Not a member?

By entering my email address, I agree to Last Minute Cottages Ltd's Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and to receive email updates, news, & offers from Big Cottages.

Thank you for joining, member discounts are now available.