When to Stay

Not sure when to come & stay at Eastside? Let us help with our monthly guides to what's on in & around Edinburgh and Eastside Farm.

Sunset catching the tops of the Pentlands in winter, pink hills, Kips, Black Hill, Scald Law, Eastside glen, snow covered peaks, Scotland, near Edinburgh


Snow-capped hills, winter sledding, crackling log fires & ceilidh dances in celebration of Burn's Night at the month's end. There are lots of reasons to stay with us this January.  Read More In English

Pentland hills in winter, Eastside farm, Eastside Cottages, hill farm, Edinburgh, Scotland, Pentland Hills Regional Park, snowline


The days start to lengthen, the snowdrops raise their heads, and the cold, crisp mornings tempt you out to explore the hills. Valentine's Day treats in Edinburgh & 6 Nations Rugby kicks off at Murrayfield.  Read More In English

pink and red sunset glowing, larch tree on the Braid Law looking out towards Nine Mile Burn, Pentland Hills, hill sheep farm, Scotland, near Edinburgh


It almost starts to feel like Spring but for a dusting of snow on the hilltops at Eastside. Treat Mum this month with family gatherings, theatre, ballet, and some delicious no-fuss food from our friends at COOK.  Read More In English

Pentland hills in summer, Eastside farm, Eastside Cottages, hill farm, Edinburgh, Scotland, Pentland Hills Regional Park


Get the family together for Easter in a country cottage at Eastside. The Edinburgh Science festival has much to entertain the kids big and small, and the spectacular Beltane Fire Festival marks the start of Summer at the month's end.  Read More In English


Lambing is in full swing on the farm from the get-go with happy lambs playing in the fields around the cottages. Nip into Edinburgh for Arts, Beer and Whisky Festivals. The kids will be inspired by Imaginate, a theatre festival especially for children.  Read More In English

Pentland sunset looking north east to Edinburgh, aerial photograph, Blackhill and Scald Law in the fore ground with the Pentland range and Loganlea in the distance, Scotland, sunset, summer


The warm sunny days are perfect for making the most of the scent filled cottage gardens as the roses come into bloom and BBQs are lit. Visit the Royal Highland Show for a spectacular showcase of British farming and food.   Read More In English

Wild flower meadow, Pentland Hills, Scotland, yellow and blue flowers, Scottish hare bell, bluebell


July is the hottest summer month here and the cottage gardens are at their most beautiful this time of year. There are lots of great events in Edinburgh this month. Expect a fantastic showing of magic, jazz & blues, photography, art, and whisky at its best!  Read More In English

hilltop view from the pentlands, West Kip, looking out to the Moorfoots, Eastside farm holiday cottages below in the glen, heather hills, green valley, Scotland


The hills are a vivid purple with the heather in flower at this time of year. Edinburgh comes alive with street performances, pop up bars, cafés and festival venues.  Read More In English

heather moorland scotland, Pentland hills aerial photograph, sunset, Scotland, Edinburgh


Eastside is changing into its Autumn colours as the bracken and treetops turn golden. September is good time to explore Edinburgh as the streets are a quieter and you can get a better locals perspective without the festival fanfare.  Read More In English

Scottish farm house in the hills, Autumn colours, Pentland sheep farm, farm holidays Scotland, near Edinburgh


October brings blustery walks and falling leaves as the evenings grow steadily darker. Make the most of Edinburgh's delicious Restaurant Festival for nights out or take advantage of the dark evenings for a Halloween-worthy Ghost Tour of the Old Town.  Read More In English

Winter in the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh, Scotland, Turnhouse looking to Carnethy, Scald Law, Flotterstone glen, Loganlea, heather hills at dusk


November starts to get cooler with frosty mornings, early evenings and spectacular sunsets. Go hill-walking on a clear, crisp day to enjoy views to the Forth bridges and beyond, to the Highlands.  Read More In English

sheep sheltering from the snow under scots pine, hills sheep farm, Pentland Hills, Eastside Farm, Scottish blackface sheep, Winter, Scotland, Blackface hoggs, weather


December is a wonderful time to visit Edinburgh with brilliant Christmas shopping, markets, ice rinks, light shows, fireworks, and magic! Terrific festive entertainment for all!  Read More In English

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