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3 nights
£1800 - £2900 per week
WEST CALDER, United Kingdom
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Craigengar Holiday Lodge


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This superb lodge can be booked for up to 3 night weekend stays from a Friday. Also available for weekday stays. We also welcome 7 night Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday bookings. Please scroll to base of this page for availability.

The 5 Star quality grading awarded by VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board) to this annually inspected property allows us officially to describe it as "exceptional" and "world-class" accommodation.
(Inspected and graded 0n 26/9/19 at 93% Craigengar Lodge scored well within the 87-100% Quality Assurance range for 5 STAR Scottish Tourist Board accommodation)

And our much prized Gold Green Tourism Award has been re-validated in 2017.

Why our less mobile guests love Craigengar>>>>

-Car parking immediately adjacent to the house
-No steps at entry or ground floor
-Solid oak wood and natural stone flooring throughout
-2 ground floor bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
-3 other bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms upstairs
-Main living, kitchen and utility area all downstairs
-Lots of space to move around in
-2 ground floor bathrooms ( as mentioned above)
-one has a wet floor area and wheelchair turning circle and bath with handle grips
-one extra shower room downstairs
-Sleeps 14 + 4 guests using 2 sofa beds. 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a gallery area with the 2 sofa beds.

Not many websites display photos of every room in the house. We do! All 16 rooms. This link will take you to Craigengar's Gallery Page with its 40 good-sized photos. Not just showing the bedrooms and bathrooms, but also the living and dining area downstairs, the kitchen, the relaxing seating in the hallway, the entrance hall, utility room and cloakroom as well as the spacious alternative mezzanine gallery living area upstairs. All accompanied by a running commentary as you flick through the images

A perfect, unique location. A stunning lodge for>>>>

-Celebrations (from 21 to 90 years !)
-Group re-unions and get-aways
-Hen and stag parties (civilised)
-Brainstorming / small business meetings
-Small intimate weddings / receptions
-Spiritual Retreats
-Art/Reading Groups
-Family gatherings and get-togethers
-What makes Craigengar so perfect for families? A guest reveals all...

A perfect, unique location. A stunning lodge. But Why?

What is it about Craigengar that wows so many diverse groups? Guest feedback suggests it's the interior of the lodge itself, plus its away-from-it-all setting on the Pentland Hills encircled by fields of grazing sheep and cattle. Couple this with its 30 minute accessibility to the heart of Edinburgh and other enticing places and Craigengar's appeal broadens even more. Many of our guests hardly move from their luxurious home and peaceful surroundings during their all-too-brief escape to the countryside. They prefer to relax amongst friends, family or colleagues within this amazing house or enjoy the extensive decking with panoramic views. With 1800 acres of our hill farm waiting to be explored, the more intrepid can venture further on foot to the Covenanter's Grave, a great day out. This first link has a route map marking Crosswoodhill and tells the history behind the grave. This second link could start you on a new pastime, geo-caching.

What's close by?

Many groups like the idea of combining luxurious living with venturing out to explore. Nowhere too far, but within a 30 - 60 minute drive from Craigengar and this is where our Group Outings Page offers a wealth of intriguing ideas, linking to websites with more detail - See more on our own website by clicking through to our website.

Everything from aerial assaults to downhill challenges, scaling rockfaces to keelboat sailing, girlie nights in with cocktails and beauty make-overs, ghostly nights out, going Ape to relaxing and having tasty Scottish food served up to you at home.

Craigengar enjoys the same wonderful location shared by Midcrosswood. For nearly 16 years Midcrosswood wooed back self-catering guests entranced by the hills and open skies, the tranquillity and antics of our livestock viewed whilst breakfasting. It was as though they were in the Highlands, they'd say, yet a half hour drive would take them into the buzz of Edinburgh. When Midcrosswood became home to our son, the sadness of so many of our regular guests accelerated our desire to build something bigger and even better up on the hill for guests to enjoy in this designated Area of Great Landscape Value. And here it is! Craigengar Lodge.

The focus with this new house is on contemporary style, immediately apparent as you leave the shelter belt of trees behind and view for the first time the imposing grandeur of this timber clad house with its curved aluminium roof set in a field all to itself. Venture inside and you find not just a visually appealing spacious, open-plan layout but the kind of high spec. extras you would expect from a boutique hotel: individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms, wonderfully atmospheric mood lighting, a Sonos sound system, ipod docking station, eye-catching pottery and artworks, and so much more. This house shouts modernity but intrigue, too, with many special touches. Curved ceilings, some with an engaging sense of volume, soar upwards marrying in with crescent shaped windows at the gable ends. Huge picture windows maximise the inside-outside feel with balau hardwood decking running along the southern side of the house. All the Scandinavian windows and doors are, naturally, double and triple glazed as this house lives and breathes eco-friendly principles. The underfloor heating on both floors is powered by a ground source heat pump.

The living area will accommodate up to 16 guests with the option of either one long dining table or separated into 2 individual tables. Sofas... the sort you sink into ... are grouped around the focal point of the room, the multi-fuel stove. Oriental rugs and cappuccino sheepskins from the Isle of Skye soften the impact of hardwood oak floors. And our love of granite shows! A granite hearth and upstand at one end, and at the other extensive black granite work surfaces in the kitchen area which flows from the dining area almost seamlessly. Noisy, intrusive appliances are in the main banished to the far distant Utility Room. This frees up plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen area to stock everything you might need, except for the food, for wining and dining up to 18 people. ( though Craigengar has hosted wedding parties with many more )

What's in it for the kids>>>>

Outside they discover a nature playground with acres of farmland to wander, wild-life and animal antics to watch and enjoy. Crosswoodhill has cows, calves and sheep.

Watch the shepherd and his dogs at work in the close-by sheep pens. This is Agritourism at its most authentic.

Simple pleasures kick in: ball games in the field surrounding the house, a picnic up the hill, paddling in the burn, relaxing with a good book on the outside decking

Exclusive to Craigengar is a family basket swing, single swings and a climbing frame: lovely robust, safe, natural wooden play equipment offering a challenge for even the most adventurous and imaginative children. Watch this space!

And inside, the house is big enough for children to migrate to different parts of the house.

Lots of board and card games, jigsaws, a variety of toys and books for all ages.

With 7 DVD players ( bring your own DVDs) and 7 TVs dotted around the house for those who want them there's plenty of scope for selectiveness!

<<<<Rental Prices for Craigengar Lodge (Our 5 Star Property, Sleeps 12+)>>>>

Please email us or complete an Availability Form with your preferred dates and number of guests. We will respond quickly and quote you a price. You benefit from the best value quote if your dates fit with our preferred option of Friday to Sunday /Monday morning stays, Monday to Friday morning stays, Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday stays. As a guide, booked in advance, our cheapest rental rates are for weekday stays between Monday to Friday. The most popular choice is 2 to 3 night weekends for up to 12 guests and these range from £1150 all-in low season to £2000 all-in during peak season for up to 12 guests. Craigengar can accommodate an absolute maximum of 6 extra guests, charged at £50 per “extra person” per stay.

Week-long stays for groups in Craigengar range between £1800 low season and £2900 at Hogmanay.

However, it is always worth checking our Special Offers page for late bargains! Some are really excellent value.

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Per Week From £1,800.00 2020 (Please contact us for an exact price)

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  • Countryside Views
  • Garden Views
  • Dining Area
  • Under Floor Heating
  • Log Burner
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi - Internet
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Gas Hob
  • Electric Oven
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dish Washer
  • Fire Place
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Accessible Shower/Wet Room
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Music System
  • Television
  • Internet/Satellite Tv Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Dvds
  • Video Games
  • Games
  • Books
  • Gardens
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Towels and Linens Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Stair Access
  • Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Online Booking Available
  • Debit/Credit Cards Accepted
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Fire Extinguisher


  • Rural Location
  • Countryside Location
  • Walking Holidays
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historical


  • Hill Climbing
  • Walking Paths
  • Jogging/Running Trails
  • Golf Nearby


  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wheelchair Access

Near By

  • Dog Walks
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Mall
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Places of Interest
  • Children's Play Park
  • Bars/Cafes/Restaurants
  • Cash Point/Machine
  • Banks
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Bus Stops
  • Places of Worship

Doggy Info

Doggy Facilities/Info

  • Water Bowl
  • Feeding Dish
  • Dog Towels
  • Dine with your Dog
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Dog Friendly Cafe Nearby
  • Dog Friendly Bars Nearby
  • Dog Friendly Restaurants Nearby
  • Good Dog Walks Nearby
  • Dogs not Allowed in Bedrooms
  • Dogs Restricted to Living-room/Kitchen
  • Protective Covers Available
  • No Unattended Dogs
  • Well Behaved Dogs Only
  • Noisy Dogs not Accepted
  • Damage Deposit Required
  • Spare Poo Bags Supplied
For those holidaying with their dog(s), we would be immensely grateful if you could observe the: Crosswoodhill Dog House Rules for Craigengar Lodge.

If you bring your pets on holiday with you, we assume it is because they are part of the family and you accept that it may restrict how and where you spend your time. Some pets, totally happy to be left on their own back at their real home, have surprised their owners by becoming really quite distressed about being left in a strange house. The dogs then, in turn, distress those within earshot at Crosswoodhill.


1. Our Terms of Let state that dogs are not to be left alone at any time in the accommodation. Occasionally, and always following discussion, we may relax this rule allowing guests to leave them unattended “at home” for half a day ( a maximum of 4 hours ideally ) provided they are shut in the porch at the Steading, the downstairs bathroom in Orlege or the ground floor in the Wing, with their needs remembered ( comfort, food, drink, temperature.) Unless your dog has been left within an individual “crate” that they are used to and we have inspected, a £100 cash deposit, payable before the event, will be required if any pets are to be left alone, by agreement, at any time. This £100 will be returned at the end of the stay if no damage has been caused to the property. However if it is evident that your dog has become distressed about being left at home, barks a lot or our property appears to be “at risk”, please accept that this privilege will be withdrawn and the dog owner/guest will be responsible for paying in full for any damage sustained to the property. If you have a mobile phone, leaving us the number for emergency situations would be helpful ( and please keep it switched on ). And please tell us the name of your pet(s).
2. Please keep your pets off the furniture and remove any animal hairs from the rugs, floorboards, etc. before you leave. (The cylindrical vacuum cleaner, with attachments for upholstery, is useful for this.)
3. Please do not allow any dogs upstairs, on the beds or chairs. Please bring your own dog-beds/baskets.
4. Please keep your dog under strict control at all times and accept any liability for any damage caused. Please be aware that if you leave your dog unattended in the house and it chews and swallows a foreign body, this could be fatal. For this reason, if you have trained your dogs to accept a crate as a safe den, it would be ideal to bring a crate with you.


1. Because of the sheep, please no exercising in the fields, on or off the lead, unless we have signposted you, after arrival, to any empty-of-stock adjacent fields ( but please don’t rely on this) There is a very good picnic area one mile down the road on the A70 on the left-hand side, just beyond the junction with the B7008 to West Calder. This offers dogs plenty of scope to scamper some distance off a lead.
2. Could you please use a poop scoop (supplied) in the garden and make sure that all offerings are picked up and disposed of into the black wheely bin. It is exceedingly unpleasant for guests following you to inherit a garden or woodland area contaminated with dog faeces.
3. Please oversee your dog’s voiding sessions and encourage your dog to urinate outside the garden in the woods at the back of the Wing, or in the wooded area to the front of Orlege or outside the gates of Steading Cottage. This is because, unfortunately, the ammonia in the urine burns the lawn, leaving unsightly patches which take weeks to disappear.
4. Please be aware of the following: Steading Cottage garden is enclosed, but athletic dogs could jump the surrounding stone walls and escape onto the road if not supervised. With Orlege, the patio area is not enclosed and an unsupervised dog could wander down the lane onto the road. The Wing of Crosswoodhill guests should be aware of woods at the back of their garden, where an adventurous unsupervised dog could eventually find its way onto the road or fall in a stream. Also be aware that our tenants of 430+ years in the middle section of Crosswoodhill farmhouse (which houses the Wing and Orlege) kennel their 2 dogs outside to the rear of the lovely garden that Wing guests pass through. But their dogs never roam unsupervised in the gardens. And up at Craigengar an athletic dog could jump the fences into the fields and worry our livestock.
5. We do provide old dog towels and some dog bowls for you use. Please bring your own leads.
Many thanks for your help with all of this. Keep to the “rules” and dogs will love it here!

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