About the property
- Chalet322 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Peaceful Retreat 40mins from the Edinburgh City Centre (10min Walk + 30min Bus)
"Serenio" ( Serene Studio ;) is purposely built to host our relatives when staying with us in the beautiful scenic surroundings of the Pentland Hills close to Edinburgh. More and more friends-of-friends have discovered our hideway so we are now managing it through this portal.
It's setting is idyllic and private in 2 acres of woodland also providing space to enjoy and for our chickens, goats and pig to roam. Located about 300m above sea level there are fantastic views over the hills down to the Firth of Forth with Edinburgh Castle in the distant skyline.
We are in the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park where you will have straight from "Serenio" access to an abundance of nature, hills, streams, lochs, hiking trails, mountain bike tracks etc, but most of all peace and beauty.
Nevertheless it is a short walk to the small nearby conservation villages with local shops, but where one can take the famous double-decker bus (every 10 min at daytime and also a Nightbus) which takes you in 30 minutes into the city centre. The City of Edinburgh is beautiful, historic and bustling with an abundance of (free) museums, architectonic beauty and cultural events.
In one sentence: raw nature and cosmopolitan experiences combined and we ourselves never fail to discover something new and interesting after the almost 20 years we now lived in Scotland.
It typically sleeps 2 and has en-suite bathroom facilities, but the setup is flexible with two double daybeds. With its full facilities and kitchen it is available to rent as self-catering accommodation.
For children there is plenty of play equipment scattered around the woodland including a massive trampoline, swings, tumble bar, flying fox and the various tree houses.
There is also an option to order your breakfast basket with fresh eggs from our hens, local produce and home-made bread of choice.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 28, 2018
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I can not rate highly enough. The place is wonderful
We have just had 4 days of bliss. The lovely family welcomed us with genuine friendliness and were pleased to help in any way. They introduced us to the pet pig, chickens, goats and rabbits who were adorable and became a big part of the charm of the place.
The accommodation is superb. There is a welcome breakfast basket and the use of a few larder items if you have forgotten anything. The kitchen is well equipped and even has a dishwasher and tablets. There is plenty of room and features the use of two double beds that convert back to sofas but we had plenty of room when we left ours out. The accommodation would suit a family with younger children who are prepared to share a double bed behind a curtain. You all share the same space.
Outside you will find a trampoline, a zip wire, a tree swing, a slide/swing set and a set of stocks (I was tempted). There was also other play equipment and it was all close enough for you to watch over the children as they play. The location is rural and would suit walkers but it is close to a lovely village which is easily reached by car or by foot.
If Edinburgh city is part of your plans the accommodation is close enough to travel in but far enough away if you want peace and quiet.
I can not recommend this place highly enough.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a real pleasure to have you as guests and your enthusiasm for the place and it's animals was fantastic. Betsy says hello too and she would love to see back some time or welcome your friends. With the very best regards, Resy
wonderful hosts. wonderful clean chalet. Wonderful friendly farm animals. Will be going back again.
neat, tidy and clean chalet. All basic essentials provided. Perfectly located for walks and frequent public transport to access central Edinburgh.
We stayed her for 3 nights in April and had the best time. Resy was so lovely and the cabin if fully equipped with everything you need. We were greeted by Betsy the pig, chickens, rabbits and goats! We mentioned it was a Birthday trip and Resy surprised us with a homemade cake, card and little present...a lovely touch. I would highly recommend staying here if you want a fantastic cabin in the gorgeous Pentland Hills along with a lovely host and animals on your doorstop. We will be booking again 100%.
A Hygge hideaway with animals
I really loved staying here for 3 nights and was sad to leave. Resy, the owner was so lovely and welcoming. We literally had everything we needed while we were there, it is such a beautiful place. Every day we got a visit from the chickens who were a real highlight of the stay as was Betsy the pig. This is not your typical holiday home, it is a hideaway built for Resys family on her farm and it really shows. I thank her very much for letting us stay, it was a real treat. I would recommend to anyone but especially those who love animals.
Thanks so much Helen for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Very best wishes, also from Betsy !!
Unser Urlaub war sehr schön und wir haben die Zeit bei Resy, Betsy und Co. sehr genossen!
Resy ist eine sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Frau.
In der Unterkunft ist alles wie beschrieben vorhanden und sehr schön eingerichtet. Die ruhige Umgebung lässt einen von dem Stress in der Großstadt abschalten. Auch wenn wir fast jeden Tag nach Edinburgh gefahren sind ;)
Für Urlauber, die es gerne ruhig mögen und wandern gehen wollen sehr zu empfehlen.
Der Weg bis zum Bus (15 min. bergab) und vom Bus wieder zurück (15.-30 min. bergauf - je nachdem wie gut man zu Fuß ist) ist zu bewerkstelligen, wenn man kein Auto hat.
Alles in Allem einfach Super !