House of Cockburn, Balerno, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Elegant house sleeping 14 in great location for visiting Edinburgh Festivals, with licensed events barn on site

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
House of Cockburn, Balerno, Edinburgh, Scotland, sleeps 4-14 in 9 bedrooms.

House of Cockburn offers an ideal home for those seeking privacy and the idyllic countryside within a stones throw from Edinburgh city centre. The house sleeps up to 18 in total, including East Wing which is a self contained apartment sleeping 4, ideal for any group members requiring a little more privacy. We are children and pet friendly but would appreciate muddy paws to be kept off the furniture.

Peaceful, elegant and very comfortable, House of Cockburn is the perfect location for family gatherings. Our home is also the perfect location from which to explore Edinburgh and of course the Edinburgh Festival including the Military Tattoo and Festival Fringe.

For celebrations, we have a family-run company that organises events in a large converted barn on site which can hold up to 60. Ideal for weddings and parties, with catering, music and an atmospheric, fully licensed bar with a log stove. The seasonal restaurant specialises in locally grown vegetables and free range, rare breed pork which is all grown and reared here on the farm.

At the foot of the Pentland Hills, there's easy access to walking, mountain biking, numerous golf courses, fishing and horse riding. Or just relax and enjoy the gardens, a game of tennis or croquet, or explore the more formal garden and the river. Free range eggs can be collected daily from our hens and we have 2 very friendly pet pigs and donkeys who all love attention and apples!

Our local village Balerno has a post office, hairdresser, well equipped grocery shop, 2 churches and a community high school with an excellent swimming pool. Balerno also has a handful of very good small restaurants.

Our excellent location is very much in the heart of the country yet only 15 mins from Edinburgh Airport, not on the flight path! There is also a very efficient and regular bus service which runs from Balerno (1 mile away) to Edinburgh city centre every 20 minutes. And Glasgow is only 45 minutes away!

We live on site so will always be about to help you with any queries or bookings, restaurant reservations or any other questions you may have, to ensure you have a very happy, hassle-free and memorable holiday.


Large, 4 oven AGA, electric hob, baking equipment, blender, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Large kitchen table sitting up to 14
Can seat up to 14 plus one high chair.
3 sitting rooms.
Sky TV, DVD.
Broadband WiFi. Landline for emergencies.
There is no games room.
A biomass boiler offers central heating and plenty of hot water. Open fire in the dining room, a stove in the drawing room and sitting room.
2 twin bedrooms, 6 double bedrooms (1 Super King, 3 King, 2 standard double sized beds).
All bed linen is provided. Towels and hand towels, tea towels.
One en suite with shower and bath. 4 further bathrooms. Cloakroom.
No specific facilities.
Extensive gardens, swings, tennis court. A selection of DVDs and board games.
Barbecue hut, tennis court, woodland walks. Fenced dog run. Outside seating and several benches in and around the gardens and woodland.
There is no pool.
Extensive private off road parking.
Outside only please.
We are pet friendly but dogs are not allowed upstairs.


15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, 30 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre, 45 minutes from Glasgow. 44 Bus offers regular service into city centre. Rural, secluded in private gardens.
Edinburgh, although Balerno village is within walking distance and offers a variety of amenities.
Scotmid Co-op, well stocked grocery store. Post office, cafe, restaurant.
On site seasonal restaurant offering organic, locally produced, seasonal food, with fully licensed bar. The Grey Horse or Carlyle’s Bar and Kitchen, both in Balerno.

Booking Information

Damage Security Deposit £1000

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

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Edinburgh Park is 15 minutes away.
Balerno 44 bus offers a regular service (20 minutes) and takes 30 mins into the city centre.
Edinburgh Airport is 15 minutes away. Reliable taxi service or hire car is readily available. Local bus service also to airport.

Rental Rates

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Christmas & New Year
21st Dec 19 to 6th Jan 20

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House of Cockburn, Balerno, Edinburgh, Scotland

Helen Buchanan-Smith

Joined us: 2019
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