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Luxury Self Catering Properties on a private estate - near Edinburgh, Scotland

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 Cosy and luxurious large family houses

This historic, 5 star, luxury self-catering country house has an abundance of character and is in a quiet corner of the Estate near Winton Castle (see location plan). Fully modernised Winton Cottage is a large self catering house which sleeps 10 to 12 in luxuriant comfort, perfect for those looking for 5 star self catering scotland.

Winton Cottage is perfect for guests looking for self-catering in East Lothian, a large holiday house in Scotland, group self-catering, golf holidays and vacation rentals in Scotland for long weekends or full weeks. Winton Cottage is also popular for civiliized hen parties and stag parties.

Winton Cottage has:

5 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin and 2 interchangeable from double to twin)

5 newly modernized bathrooms, all with showers (each guest is supplied with bathrobe, slippers and set of 3 towels)

Modern fully fitted farmhouse kitchen with large range cooker, breakfast bar, dishwasher and utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer

Large dining room with patio doors leading to garden and grand drawing room with open fire

A cosy drawing room with a lovely, open fire

Games room complete with a pool table, plasma screen TV with freeview, DVD and CD player, wireless internet access and mini-bar

Car parking for 20 cars

Huge sunny, south-facing garden with plenty of space for entertaining: a barbeque area, sand pit and summer house

Golf course recommendations & advice

Free Wi-Fi

Additional Services

The provision of all bed linen, towels and bath robes is included in the rent. If necessary, additional linen/towels can be supplied for a fee. We can also supply children's high chairs and a cot (please notify us in advance).

Winton Cottage can also be booked on a catered basis, and one option includes a live-in house-keeper (this would reduce the accommodation to 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms). The property can be rented in conjunction with Winton House and/or Wintonhill Farmhouse.

The property is a perfect place for all varieties of celebrations, family and group holidays and corporate parties.

More Details

About Us

Paul Nixon
Winton Trust
c/o Chalmers & Co, 48 High Street
EH41 3EF Haddington
VAT Reg NoGB 693 973178

Property Manager
Winton Team
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Winton Team

Winton was built by the Setons following a grant of land by David I to Phillip de Sayton in 1150.

The Seton's tenure lasted until 1715 when they backed the Jacobites and the Earl of Winton was taken to the Tower of London. The Earl's capture ended an era when Kings were entertained and master craftsmen were engaged fresh from Edinburgh Castle to embellish Winton House in the style of the Scottish Renaissance. In the absence of the Earl but in his name, Winton was requisitioned by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 when his rebel army camped on Winton Estate.

The Hamilton Nisbets, who bought the House and Estate, linked it to one of the greatest inheritances of the 18th and 19th centuries. The furnishings came from all over Europe and the Turkish Empire and the impressive estates covered some of the country's best farmland. Golf was not just a pastime but was carried out on estate land, which, at that time, included Muirfield and Gullane Links.

For over a century, Winton has hosted musical evenings and private functions; more recently it has successfully been used for corporate dinners and private dinners, conferences and meetings, product launches and Scottish castle weddings, using the main rooms of the House. Activities and team building events take place in the grounds.

Today Winton is the family home of Sir Francis and Lady Ogilvy. Visitors are welcome and private events and corporate events are actively encouraged.

Winton Team purchased this cottage in 1100

Why Winton Team chose Pencaitland

Winton Estate's luxury self catering Scotland country houses exude comfort, style and tranquility. The 4 and 5 star self catering properties are available on a flexible self catering basis for full weeks, long weekends, or weekday short breaks. Georgian Wintonhill Farmhouse sleeps 12-14 people and the large former laird’s house, Winton Cottage, sleeps 10-12. Taken together, the properties offer enough space for up to 26 people. Catering can also be provided.

What makes this cottage unique

The self-catering country houses are close to 20 excellent golf courses, sweeping sandy beaches, fishing, sailing, horse riding, hill walking, Musselburgh Racecourse, Glenkinchie Distillery, the Scottish Seabird Centre and, of course, the cultural city of Edinburgh itself. Have a look at the Google map in the What's On section for local pubs, restaurants, golf courses and attractions.

There are 20 km of Winton Walks on the Estate for those who want a jog before breakfast, and we can lay on a range of entertaining activities (please book in advance). A selection of these is shown below (subject to availability) with lots more, including whisky tasting, Winton laser tag and miniature hovercraft, in Activities & Team Building:

Guestbook comments from the manager

This proved to be the perfect location for our residential corporate meeting. Excellent food, accommodation, facilities and service in beautiful secluded surroundings. So much better than a sterile hotel!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pencaitland in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bloxholm Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Interchangeable - Double OR Twin
    Archerfield Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Winton Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Biel Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , interchangeable from double to twin
    Baldoven Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Interchangeable - Double OR Twin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Edinburgh International
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Winton Arms
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Gullane 1
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Prestonpans (or Wallyford)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Jo's Kitchen - Haddington
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Port Seaton

Winton House lies close to the village of Pencaitland in East Lothian, 14 miles south-east of the centre of Edinburgh and close to the A1 and central Scotland's motorway network. In the days of little motor traffic, it was possible to hear the one o'clock gun from Edinburgh Castle! Today's visitors can be in the city centre in less than thirty minutes.

Team building activities as an away day are a popular and proven way of building team morale, improving cooperation, collaboration and communication skills, as well as developing leadership skills.

Set in beautiful gardens within a wonderfully varied 2,000 acre estate of rolling East Lothian countryside and forests, Winton House provides the perfect getaway destination where your team members can bond without any distractions - yet we're only a half-hours drive from Edinburgh.

Highland Games, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Laser Tag, Segways...

Winton's activities are designed to be that little bit different so you won't forget your experience here. There's a wide range of entertaining and challenging activities from clay pigeon shooting, falconry and dog and duck herding, to Winton Laser Tag, Hovercraft driving, Winton Highland Games (an East Lothian version of the highland games), golf holidays, wine and Champagne tasting, meet the brewer evenings and whisky tasting.

Whether your event is for corporate team building or is designed as a fun day out to thank clients or colleagues, we can customise our activities to suit your requirements. Our activities specialists provide top quality instruction while catering for all abilities.

Come and speak to us about injecting some fun and challenge into your business.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pencaitland, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
New Year 2018/19
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Weekend (up to 3 nights with flexible check in and out days):
Low season £1445
Mid season £1545
High season £1845

Week (flexible checking in and out days):
Low season £1995
Mid season £2195
High season £2545
Christmas £2795
New Year £3195

All heating including fire wood for the open fires.
Set of 3 towels, bathrobes and toiletries per guest.
A starter pack of household materials including cloths, tea towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing powder & loo roll.
Welcome pack including tea, coffee and biscuits.
BBQ (coals supplied) and outdoor garden games.
Free WiFi.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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