July is the hottest summer month here and we are always busy shearing the sheep on the farm. The cottage gardens are at their loveliest at this time of year and the wild flowers on the hill are in full bloom.


Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) Fully booked

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) Fully booked

Woodshed (sleeps 2) Fully booked

What's on around Edinburgh in July?

Usually there are lots of great events in Edinburgh this month with festival season kicking off. This year we expect it to be significantly quieter. Although our cottages are allowed to open from the 15th most Edinburgh entertainment and attractions will still be closed. We are putting together some entertainment and eateries for covid times shortly.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival



All festivals are cancelled July 2020

The highlight this month has got to be the Jazz & Blues Festival and Carnival. The festival presents over 140 performances throughout the city culminating in a dazzling carnival under the Castle, expect an extravaganza of African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling dancers.

Jazz & Blues Festival | Cancelled, 2021 dates 16th - 25th July

Dalkeith Agricultural Show | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Edinburgh Art Festival | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Edinburgh Carnival & Mardi Gras | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Edinburgh Food Festival | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

National Museum of Flight Airshow | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery


Foodie finds & dining events

Most dining events will now be cancelled. We are shortly putting together an eating out/in for covid times so that you can enjoy the best restaurants in your Eastside Cottage.

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

Edinburgh Food Festival | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Secret Herb Garden : Full Moon Dinners | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

We look forward to Supper clubs from Penicuik House, Restoration Yard, The Free Company & Jupiter Artland and will list as these become available.

To pick your own fresh local produce head to Craigie's Farm Shop where this month their strawberries, raspberries, cherries, red currants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, peas and broad beans are in season.


Art & Museums

Presently art galleries, museums & exhibitions remain closed but we will keep you posted here.

Jupiter Artland may be able to open its outdoor sculpture park early. They are keeping visitors up to date on their website here.



Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (with callers for beginners) Usually every Tuesday, cancelled for now...

Musselburgh Family Race day


Sport & Charity runs

Big Fun Run | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Musselburgh Racecourse : Lucas Ice-cream Family Day | Cancelled, 2021 dates TBC

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery

Musselburgh Family Race day

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