Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abode

If you find yourself in and around Edinburgh, then arranging a night’s slumber at The Dovecot Cottage a mere 20 minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle could be on the cards. For if the comfortable, rustic-chic vibes are not enough to convince you to lay down your head here, then the backstory, history, and small charming touches will. The Dovecot Cottage is a labor of love and a delightful 17th-century abode.

Dovecot cottage 1 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThis home, which you can rent for between 120 and 250 pounds per night, used to be a home for hundreds of pigeons. Now, it’s a fully self-contained cottage which is architecturally stunning, quirky, and that little bit serene. It sits encompassed by a mature garden with a rose arch, has an ancient cavern lying under the floor which you can see from the inside, and a unique shape which is sure to capture your attention.

Dovecot cottage 2 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThe living area features rustic charm, a pull-out sofa, and a cozy wood burner with underfloor heating.

Dovecot cottage 6 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThe L-shaped kitchen features cabinetry from a tree that used to grow on the grounds.

Dovecot cottage 8 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThe wood fire adds ambiance to this 17th-century cottage.

Dovecot cottage 3 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeStairs lead up to the tower which houses the master bedroom.

Dovecot cottage 5 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeA glass floor panel shows off the mysterious cavern underneath the abode.

Dovecot cottage 4 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodePigeon nesting boxes coupled with smooth cedar wood add character to the bedroom.

Dovecot cottage 11 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThe bed looks out over the mature gardens and grounds.

Dovecot cottage 7 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThe original pigeon nesting boxes remain, but with stunning illumination.

Dovecot cottage 10 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeThe bathroom features hints of character and charm but also has all those modern conveniences you know and love.

Dovecot cottage 9 - Once home for hundreds of pigeons, the Dovecot Cottage is now a charming holiday abodeEnjoy the wet-room shower and wood bathroom sink to seal the deal.

Read also: A charming Victorian railway carriage was converted into a luxurious holiday home

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