Faside Estate, Tranent

Holiday Cottage: 3880 Lothian

Faside Castle - Woodside lies in the grounds

Visit Scotland:   4 star
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Woodside is a semi-detached barn conversion within the grounds of Faside Estate. The stone barn was previously used for agricultural storage before being converted in 1996.

The ground floor accommodation comprises one double bedroom and one twin bedroom with 2 children's beds and a family bathroom with bath and handheld shower. The floors throughout this level are of beautiful Chinese Slate and reclaimed wood flooring is used on the upper level.

Upstairs is a large open plan living area with a kitchen comprising of electric cooker/hob; fridge; microwave; ample storage and all the mod cons. There is also a washing machine with integral dryer. There is a dining table which seats 4, perfect for enjoying your evening meals.

The focal point of the living area is the full height window which boasts stunning panoramic views at all times of day through all the seasons. From here you can see the Forth Rail Bridge; Arthur's Seat; Edinburgh; the coast of Fife and, on a really clear day, over to the Lomond Hills.

Wallyford station is only 3 miles away with plenty of free parking, and the train takes 11 minutes to get to Waverley, right in the heart of Edinburgh.

The City of Edinburgh comprises the Old Town and the New Town. The Old Town is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, which is essentially a complex of buildings situated on top of a volcanic peak. The High Street (or Royal Mile) leads downhill from the Castle to Holyrood Palace, which is one of the Queen's residences in Scotland.

The city abounds with a wide variety of museums, historic houses, art galleries, concert halls; it is essentially an arts city full of culture. The Edinburgh International Festival is the finest festival of music, art and drama in the world and is a major attraction during the summer when an impressive Military Tattoo is also held in the evenings at Edinburgh Castle. In addition to the official Festival, there is the Fringe Festival which caters for the avant-garde with hundreds of university and college groups performing new works. Jazz, film, book and folk festivals are usually held through the summer when the city definitely takes on a festive air.

In and around Edinburgh there are many excellent golf courses. Muirfield is about 8 miles from Fa'side; the Musselburgh Links (9 holes), which Fa'side overlooks, was used for some of the very earliest championships.

Fa'side is well situated for access to the Border Country in the south, across the Forth Road Bridge north to Perth and Inverness, and westwards to Glasgow, Stirling and the West Highlands. Close by are lovely sandy beaches at Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar, while inland the countryside is rich in agriculture.

Woodisde is available on a self-catering basis for holiday lets with a Friday change-over.

  • Delightful barn conversion in grounds of Fa'side Castle.
  • Rural location yet close to Edinburgh.

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Upstairs Lounge
Upstairs Lounge
Double Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Childrens Twin Bedroom
Childrens Twin Bedroom

Sleeps:   4
Bedrooms:   2
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.
Cats, dogs and horses can be accommodated.
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Within the shared grounds there is almost an acre of woodland now mature and a small woodland pond. There is a shared barbeque area and picnic bench for enjoyable summer afternoons and evenings. The gardens are surrounded by a beech hedge and have a small orchard, where you will often find our black rock chickens.

By Car From A1:
Heading east from Edinburgh take the turning signposted Wallyford/Dalkeith. Turn towards Dalkeith. Within a few hundred yards take 1st left up single track country lane. Ignoring the turn off to the left half a mile on, continue on main lane for 1.5 miles. Fa'side Castle will be visible near the top of the hill.

From the South on the A1:
Take the turning marked Musselburgh. Turn left towards Tranent and take the first right up Birsley Brae, a single track road for 1.5 miles. There is ample parking space adjacent to the property.

By Railway:
Take North Berwick line train to Wallyford or Prestonpans, then take a taxi for three miles.

By Aeroplane:
From Edinbuirgh Airport, take the City ByPass. At Old Craighall roundabout take A1 towards Berwick. Take first exit, signposted Wallyford/Dalkeith. Turn right towards Dalkeith. Take 1st left up single track lane. Ignore turning about half a mile up lane. Remain on main lane. Faside Castle is situated at the top of the hill 1.5 miles on.

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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Weekly Rates 2013
Friday Change-over

6th January - 29th March: £460.00.
30th March - 28th June: £550.00.
29th June - 6th September: £620.00.
7th September - 25th October: £550.00.
26th October - 20th December: £460.00.
Christmas: £750.00.
New Year: £750.00.

All year round.

Full and part weeks,charged pro rata.

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