Middle Cottage, Markle
Set in the beautiful rolling East Lothian countryside, Middle Cottage is a traditional stone built property furnished to a high standard. This home from home provides cosy, comfortable accommodation and all the facilities you need for a relaxing country break.
Ideal in the winter months, the log burning stove in the sitting room provides a warm winter welcome after a long bracing walk. Whilst during the summer, the pretty cottage garden provides a secluded sun trap for an impromptu BBQ. The garden is fully enclosed and safe for children.
Indoors, the accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms, one double room with king sized bed and one bedroom offering twin beds. A sofa bed in the sitting room can be used for extra guests, a maximum of 6 people can be accommodated. The bright, sunny kitchen also provides space for dining and the newly refurbished bathroom has a powerful mains pressure shower (no bath).
Middle Cottage is situated in the hamlet of Markle, a small group of converted farm worker’s cottages and farm buildings approximately 1 mile west of the village of East Linton. A short walk along the right of way or an easy drive takes you down into the High Street, where you will find a small selection of shops - the award winning butchers comes highly recommended as do the two pubs, the Crown and Kitchen and The Linton Hotel. Both hostelries offer lunch and dinner menus. The Deli and Co-op provide all other necessities.
East Lothian is famed for it's outstanding golf courses and stunning coastline. With a network of local cycle routes and paths, the countryside is very accessible from the cottage and fresh air enthusiasts can enjoy most outdoor pursuits without having to travel very far. East Linton sits on the old 'invasion' route for the English back in the days of the relentless border disputes. This has left the County with a wealth of history and the beautiful castles of Hailes, Tantallon and Dirleton are well worth a visit.
Edinburgh is a 40 minute drive west or a 20 minute train journey from the local station of Drem (15 minute drive to Drem). A trip in to Edinburgh is a must for all visitors. It is a beautiful, atmospheric city, especially in the evening and if your trip co-incides with the world famous Edinburgh Arts Festival, it is definitely a bonus.