2-Bedroom Timber Cottage with Large Living Room/Kitchen in a Rural Setting
About Fiona Rice
Hi, I'm Fi ('Fee' - short for Fiona). I was born at Belstane and have lived here most my life - when I wasn't pursuing my career as an international water skier I returned to take over my parents' farming operation with my husband Dave. We down-sized our farming operation a few years back but Belstane is still working livestock operation. This is a lovely place to live and we thought we'd like to share it with you.
Fiona Rice purchased this House in 2016
Why Fiona Rice chose Kirknewton
As we already said, we love living here, it's very rural yet there's loads going on and it's just a bus or train ride from the nearest village into Edinburgh with all that that city has to offer. We thought we'd like to share Belstane with you (we like having people around) so we decided to build a cabin in our hay field. The cabin sits on its own and you'll be able to enjoy the local wildlife, as likely as not, if you're an early riser, seeing deer in the field or wood adjacent to the cabin.
What makes this House unique
The cabin is in a very rural and private setting, sitting on its own in tree-fringed fields. Here you can enjoy everything that a country holiday has to offer from walking & cycling to golf and fishing with many more sports that you might like to try your hand at such as clay pigeon shooting or rock climbing.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No pets on furniture or beds, bring own dog bed.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Maximum occupancy is 4. Parties and dinner parties including people not included in the original booking are not allowed unless by prior arrangement.
Pets are allowed by prior arrangement but are not allowed on any of the furniture. Please bring your own pet beds
We absolutely do not take Hen or Stag parties. We will refuse entry if we suspect that the cabin has been booked for a Hen or Stag party.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely stay. Exactly what I needed for my work in the area
Really nice log cabin in a splendidly quiet location
Andrew will be welcome back here any time, the perfect guest.
Relaxing lodge with everything you need. Very friendly hosts.
Really cosy place and great hosts.
Thank you for your kind comment! It was lovely having you, please do come back again, we’d love to see you again. And thank you for leaving the place so clean and tidy.
Great accommodation and ideal for that break away from the day to day hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Great hosts made us feel very welcome and grateful to the wildlife for allowing us to stay in their lovely back yard.
We’re very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope everything was as you’d want it. Thank you for leaving the place so clean and tidy and please do come back another time when you don’t have a marathon to run!
Fantastic homely log cabin
We had a fantastic 4 day break - a lovely warm welcome and everything we needed ready and on hand. Definitely recommend for a relaxing family break
First of all, I’m glad you got your puncture fixed this morning - last thing you need when you’ve got a long drive home - but hope you got home safely.
Also hope you enjoyed Edinburgh and your stay in the cabin and thank you very much for leaving the place so neat and tidy.
Looking forward to seeing you again some time in the future.
Well what can I say other then 10 out of 10! Fiona and Dave were amazing, such lovely people and a wonderful cabin they have.... the pictures don’t do justice. We didn’t want to leave. I felt at home as soon as I stepped into the accommodation. I couldn’t recommend Fiona, Dave and their cabin highly enough. I will definitely be back for sure. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay, it really was such a pleasure. We hope to see you again next year. Happy new year Fiona and Dave 😁
Thank you very much indeed for your kind comments. It was a delight having you and we’re really glad you enjoyed your stay. Have a wonderful new year and we hope to see you again in 2019.
Belstane Log Cabin is a brand new self-catering holiday home situated in the countryside on the edge of the Pentland Regional Park not far from Edinburgh. Sitting alone in 14 acres of tree-fringed fields it is the perfect location for a tranquil and contemplative countryside holiday with wildlife and birdwatching readily on hand.
But don't let that put you off if you also want a more activity-oriented holiday. Belstane is very close to a whole myriad of activities from golf to fishing, from rock climbing to mountain biking and with the Festival City of Edinburgh only a short bus or train ride from the nearest village, there's everything on hand that this ancient capital city has to offer: ancient historic buildings such as Holyrood Palace (the Queen's Edinburgh home), Edinburgh Castle the world's most impressive castle, dominating the Edinburgh skyline and many more. And don't forget, Edinburgh Zoo is the only place outside China where you can see giant pandas - as well as its famed display of penguins.
Both locally and in the city of Edinburgh, we're blessed with many fine places to eat, from local take-aways of the highest quality to fine, five-star dining in and around the city.