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.
This 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.
The living area features rustic charm, a pull-out sofa, and a cozy wood burner with underfloor heating.
The L-shaped kitchen features cabinetry from a tree that used to grow on the grounds.
The wood fire adds ambiance to this 17th-century cottage.
Stairs lead up to the tower which houses the master bedroom.
A glass floor panel shows off the mysterious cavern underneath the abode.
Pigeon nesting boxes coupled with smooth cedar wood add character to the bedroom.
The bed looks out over the mature gardens and grounds.
The original pigeon nesting boxes remain, but with stunning illumination.
The bathroom features hints of character and charm but also has all those modern conveniences you know and love.
Enjoy the wet-room shower and wood bathroom sink to seal the deal.