A beautifully renovated rural retreat for families and groups set in extensive grounds.
Grieve’s Cottage, once the home of the farm manager on this famously forward-thinking farm set in magnificent rolling countryside south of Edinburgh, has undergone top-to-toe renovation to create an incredibly comfortable rural retreat for families and groups.
The convivial open-plan kitchen / dining area is a wonderful light and lofty space with sliding doors opening onto an enclosed terrace. Here you will find sleek polished concrete floors, local Chippendale-school Windsor chairs, a hand-crafted Oak kitchen, quality appliances including an AGA oven and a fabulous welcome pack of local goodies awaiting guests on arrival.
The sitting room, complete with the original fireplace, delivers a joyful pop of colour with Charlotte James sofas, Morgan chairs, kilim rugs and bespoke artwork by the Steading’s artist in residence.
The four bedrooms are a masterclass in understated luxury with exquisite William Morris wallpaper, sumptuous Harrison Spinks’ beds dressed with hypoallergenic vegan down duvets and pillows from the Fine Bedding Company along with high-quality cotton bed linen and towels. The bath and shower rooms feature powerful showers, heated mirrors, underfloor heating and Heritage fittings. Guests are provided with vegan Moo & Yoo guest amenities.
For outside dining, the terrace has a dining table and chairs for eight guests in addition to a charcoal barbecue. Guests have shared use of the wider grounds with others staying at The Steading. There’s a large paddock for rounders, football, picnics or a sunrise Yoga session taking in views to nearby Traprain Law, a volcanic intrusion and the site of a Stone Age fort. A firepit and log seating area sits beneath the mystical ruins of the ancient Papple Convent – recorded in 1458 - ideal for marshmallow toasting and campfire singalongs.