Win­ton Cot­tage, East Loth­ian Re­viewed by the Bootland fam­ily from Mid­loth­ian

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It’s a cot­tage, but not as we know it. Win­ton Cot­tage sleeps 10 -12 and with a large kitchen, din­ing room, liv­ing room and games room there’s plenty of space for the ex­tended fam­ily to en­joy a re­lax­ing break. The cot­tage was cosy at all times, with plenty of bath­rooms to go round. The bed­rooms are named after lo­cal es­tates and are large and lux­u­ri­ous with comfy beds.

We spent a lovely peace­ful week­end here with three gen­er­a­tions of our fam­ily and our four-legged friends, wan­der­ing around the es­tate, play­ing pool in the games room and sip­ping G&Ts by the fire when the chil­dren were tucked up in bed. The cot­tage is beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated, tra­di­tional and in-keep­ing with a for­mer laird’s house. The large en­closed gar­den pro­vides the per­fect place for chil­dren and dogs to run off some steam and there’s even a sum­mer house to ex­plore. The kitchen is well equipped with a suit­ably large cooker to feed an army of hun­gry guests. We even man­aged to bake a cake dur­ing our stay.

Win­ton es­tate sur­rounds the mag­nif­i­cent Win­ton Cas­tle, the fam­ily home of Sir Fran­cis and Lady Ogilvy. The Scot­tish Re­nais­sance style cas­tle is avail­able for ex­clu­sive use and is a pop­u­lar venue for wed­dings and busi­ness events. The es­tate can ar­range ac­tiv­i­ties for guests in­clud­ing clay pi­geon shoot­ing, fal­conry, High­land games, whisky tast­ings and more.

Win­ton Es­tate lies only half an hour’s drive from Ed­in­burgh and close to lo­cal ameni­ties in Tra­nent and Hadding­ton. It is also con­ve­niently lo­cated for ex­plor­ing the East Loth­ian’s golf cour­ses and coast­line with it’s many beaches which are a haven for dog walk­ers and surfers who are will­ing to brave the chill of the north sea.

This grand prop­erty made for the per­fect fam­ily get­away, but is ver­sa­tile enough to work cor­po­rate hospi­tal­ity and a va­ri­ety of other uses. Prices from £1,395 for a short break

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