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Crosswoodhill 5 star Self catering Orlege cottage, Scotland



The following comments are extracted from the Visitors’ Book in Orlege. We hope in due course we might feature one from you.

Unwind, indulge and lose your heart to this little corner of Scotland and to our holiday cottage accommodation at Crosswoodhill, near Edinburgh , Scotland … and whilst you scan these quotes enjoy close-ups of some of the flora and fauna you can expect to see at Crosswoodhill.


“Who would want to book anywhere else when visiting Scotland? The cottage more than lives up to G’s description. A great place, great people, great time.” Kent

“Orlege – what a find! We had an excellent time here.” UK

“Loved the space and open countryside. “G” was always on hand, however little the question was. Everything we needed was here, wellies, games for the children and a cosy living room for all. Lovely walks around the farm, sheep and cows to see and watch. So much to see and do around area, we have to come back again. More like a 7 STAR haven. What a place to be proud of.” Derbyshire.

“Orlege End is a delight - like something out of Grand Designs, only better.” Canada

“What a joy! This takes self-catering to a completely new height.” Bev Brown, journalist.

“This place is absolutely stunning! Anything you could possibly need you’d be able to find here. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back!” Leics.

“We rent cottages on a regular basis in Scotland and this one rates No.1 The 5 STAR rating is well justified and the quality finish in all the rooms is top class. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. You are in easy reach of both city and rural life.” Yorkshire

“We enjoyed the artistic and designer look and feel of this accommodation – lovely and warm with underfloor heating. Good well thought out books and information – lots of games for all ages of children…. A real break.” London

“It has been a long and wonderful stay here at Orlege. It has really been a home away from home while repairs were done to our house. We are certainly going to miss the tranquil location of your cottages.” Local guests here for some weeks.

“This was our last holiday before we became three! We wanted a peaceful, relaxing week in nice surroundings and that is exactly what we got – a wonderful cottage.” Cheltenham

“Outstanding accommodation. Overwhelmed by it all. Wished we could have stayed longer.” S. Ireland

“Orlege has been a haven of peace, tranquillity and beauty. I have not been so relaxed for such a long time. The atmosphere was so welcoming and everything worked so well.” UK

“A beautiful home and the attention to detail fantastic! The high standard throughout was much appreciated. Weather rather wet but only because this is outwith “G’s” influence. Will recommend this holiday home unreservedly.” Aberdeen

“Orlege is the most beautiful accommodation we have ever stayed in. Everything is well thought out, cleverly designed and beautiful. And peaceful.” Reading.

“What an amazing place. G has thought of everything. If only all self-catering could be like this! We have felt relaxed and at home here enjoying the surroundings with our energetic tribe. We will be highly recommending Crosswoodhill to all our friends.” Herts

“It’s a peaceful, beautiful, secluded hideaway,
That’s Orlege End, the Bailey family would say,
The cottage has stunning oakwood floors
And fantastic thought-out patio doors

Orlege is worthy of its Scottish Tourist Board Seal
And so is the rest of the picturesque Crosswoodhill,
The cottage is a tribute to G and Hew’s design
The fixtures and fittings are oh! so refine

Theres’ even a cupboard that converts to a bed,
“We’re sleeping here! “ Hollie and Sophie said,
Do you believe, there’s a remote control blind,
This was a fantastic cottage in Scotland to find.

There’s everything available from linen to pots,
Two lovely bathrooms and granite worktops,
A courtyard and plenty of space for cars,
If it was an option, it deserves six stars! “ Herts.

“Fantastic location seemingly in the middle of nowhere with remote beauty – yet commutable to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. What else could you ask for?” Newcastle.

“Brilliant house. Great atmosphere, modern but with old elements. All holiday was great especially the accommodation.” Bedfordshire

“Outstanding accommodation. We have had a marvellous few days and could not be more in awe of G’s organisational skills.” Glos.

“Christmas away from home with no stresses and strains and …. A fantastic place to stay! The house is beautiful, the welcome just perfect and everything else was just perfect too. On top of all this was Edinburgh on the doorstep. A delight.” Devon

“An amazing stay. Beautiful sunlight and full moon scenery. Fantastic cottage with everything you need to feel home from home. What a wonderful place to spend our first week together as husband and wife on honeymoon. Coming back – again and again!” Lancs

“Bonny spot, superb décor, and well fitted out. Ideal bolt-hole.” Scotland

“We are heading home inspired with design ideas for our own home.” Guests from Newcastle upon-Tyne

“What a wonderful house to stay – what a lovely way to take care of us.” Germany

“The accommodation ( Orlege and the Wing) was fantastic, really comfortable and relaxing. Really stunning scenery. Best holiday by far for ages. Loads to do and to see. One week not enough. Can’t wait to come back again. Hew and G were great hosts, really made us feel at home.” UK

“Fantastic! 3 generations of Frasers and Stewarts for a men’s week. The location, hospitality and cottages were perfect. We all agree that we’ll be back.” Canadian “homecomers”..

“Absolutely prime place to stay! Hospitality and location were absolutely ( again ) top notch. We had a great time travelling around West Lothian and even more coming back to Crosswoodhill.” Polish couple on honeymoon in the cottage.

“Thank you for every thoughtful detail that has gone into providing such a warm, comfortable environment. My father (who is an architect) has commented on how well designed the cottage is and is very impressed with the high specs of the place.” Singapore family

“So impressed with our first self-catering experience, with this accommodation and with this particular part of Scotland that we are coming back next year.” Northern Ireland family with very young children.

 "Bring nothing but your tooth brush - this luxury hideaway has everything you can think of!  Wonderful location, warm and welcoming hosts and an absolute dream of a cottage. I can't recommend it more highly." Authoress from Ghana


May 2008 onwards:  We are now encouraging our guests to feed back their experiences of Crosswoodhill to TripAdvisorPlease do have a look. Type Crosswoodhill into the Search space on their Home Page. If you leave a review, ( and thanks! ) please state the cottage and the full name of our business, Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near Edinburgh. This helps us to be found!


West Calder holiday rentals
Orlege, near Edinburgh
Orlege, near Edinburgh

convulvulus and bee


peacock butterfly

fox, a foe to our lambs

edible wild mushrooms


rabbits are everywhere

rowans colour the landscape


green veined butterfly

a sea of foxgloves

bluebell and butterfly


dandelion seed head

beech tree foliage in Spring

wild hares up on the hill

2008 Scottish Thistle Award Winner for Accommodation : customer care
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Orlege End Luxury 5 Star self catering accommodation
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