Double bed. Comfortable and hypoallergenic
Bedroom at night.
Illuminated former nesting-boxes.
Dovecot cottage 1600s, in private mature garden.
Dovecot cottage 1600s, in private mature garden.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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17th century stone dovecot. Exclusive use. Two rooms plus bedroom in tower. Wooden beams and floors. Rustic-chic. Stunning, sophisticated, quirky and cosy. Cleverly designed. Small. Tranquil secluded garden terrace. Private no-cost parking. Pleasant 16-20 mins walk to the city centre mostly through parks. 6 mins by taxi.


Extra people €29 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €26
Security Deposit €467
Weekly Discount: 3%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Please do not ring neighbours' bells or ask them for directions. If in doubt please text or telephone the host anytime.

Please TELL the host what time you plan to arrive, otherwise you risk arriving when nobody is at home, and may have to wait.

The peaceful leafy residential district is quiet, so please relax and enjoy the secluded tranquility. Parties are not allowed.

The old stone is asymmetrical. There are several levels and steps, therefore it is not suitable for young children, and older children must be supervised. Sturdy and safe, it is not best suited for stiletto-heeled shoes. Being here is at your own risk.

It is essential that you read the instructions for the wood-burning stove before attempting to light it. Please don't lean on the door, as it will not support weight.

Please don’t use towels to remove make-up or wipe soot after handling the fire, because they stain. Tissues are provided.

Expect to be charged for any damage, or loss. For example a replacement key, with fob and torch, is likely to cost £50.

Please, immediately, TELL the host of any damage, such as cracks, chips, breaks, stains, scratches or tears because things have to be repaired or replaced before the next guests arrive.

At least one of your group must be over 24 years old.

No smoking, neither indoors nor outdoors.

Keys will be given only to the person who has booked. If you arrive with more people than you booked for, you must update your booking on the Airbnb site before being allowed entry. If you book for or arrive with a guest who has previously been declined, nobody will be allowed in. The host reserves the right, at any time during guests' stay, to decline entry to guests who behave improperly, inappropriately or destructively. No guest may book if they have anything negative in any of their previous reviews.

Do NOT attempt to climb on, nor put weight on the old brick nesting boxes - they will not support anything heavier than a pigeon!

Please stick to the paths that lead through the garden to the Dovecot Cottage, because there are bulbs underfoot, delicate shrubs and trees with overhanging branches.

Please leave the Dovecot Cottage in the same condition as you found it.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

102 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
September 2017
Our trip to Edinburgh didn't go as planned but we were thankful to have Sarah's sweet dovecot to call our own while there. Sarah is a pleasure! She is available, helpful, and kind and she helped us navigate some difficulties while visiting. We loved the location, the gardens and the care and thought she put into restoring the dovecot. Thank you for everything Sarah!

Grant User Profile
September 2017
The Dovecot is perfect, the location is amazing and quiet, but only a 2min walk to great cafes and small supermarkets i.e M&S, Waitrose and Sainsburys and even a great cinema. Only 20min walk into the center through parks so it seems much less. This place is exactly how you imagine and the bathroom is amazing!

Manuela User Profile
September 2017
If you look for something special Dovecot Cottage is a great place. It is cleaner than in many hotels. Sarah is a nice host and gives you the recommendations you need.

Laura User Profile
September 2017
We had a fabulous stay in dovecot, in a convenient location in beautiful surroundings. Sarah was a great host, we hope to come again

Kathy User Profile
August 2017
Sarah was a gracious and interesting host! She shared all kinds of historical information. Dovecot is amazing, unique and historical as well. Gorgeous garden! Modern, Stone and wood interior. Huge bathroom, very comfy bed. We had an awesome time and enjoyed sitting and chatting in the garden over anything else we did on Edinburgh (which was hard to top). Thank you, Sarah!

Ian User Profile
August 2017
An amazing unique beautiful place to stay. 15-20 minutes walk from the city centre. The decor and style of the dovecote is so wonderful - thoroughly recommended!

Philip User Profile
August 2017
This is a gem of a property - almost too good to share with you all. In a beautiful and peaceful location, and set in a gorgeous private garden within the grounds of a magnificent historic house, the Dovecot is nonetheless near great local shops and restaurants, and a brisk but pleasant 20 minute walk across the Meadows into the city centre. The studio is warm and cosy, equipped with all the amenities you could expect, and our welcome was warm and comprehensive. We stayed during the Festival, and though it appeared pricey, considering we could have had a dreary room at an Ibis for the same money, it was good value indeed. We will be back if we can get a reservation!

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in January 2016
Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.

Writer, painter, gardener. I am home after years of travel. Unique historic house in secluded mature walled garden: "managed wild" horticultural style, with frogs, hedgehogs, woodpeckers and owls.

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Response time: within an hour

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