Wilderkin has stunning views over the Borders countryside to the Pentland Hills.Wilderkin has stunning views over the Borders countryside to the Pentland Hills.
Wilderkin has stunning views over the Borders countryside to the Pentland Hills.

Staycation Scotland 2022: This romantic off-grid cabin for two nestled in a private glade is just 30 minutes from Edinburgh

While foreign travel is now starting to open up, many of us are still more comfortable holidaying in Scotland, and you don’t have to travel far from Edinburgh to get away from it all.

Nestled in the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside, near the pretty village of West Linton, Wilderkin is a welcoming, dog-friendly cabin for two surrounded by gently rustling wild apple and cherry trees.The cabin's huge picture window makes the most of the glorious views across gorse and heather-strewn slopes to the rolling Pentland Hills.

It’s off-grid living in style, with a crackling woodburner to keep things cosy, a downy kingsize bed dressed in luxury linen, and lighting and power provided by a planet-friendly wind turbine.

An ensuite compost loo and a walk-in rainfall shower with plentiful piping hot water and biodegradable toiletries adds to the property’s eco-credentials.

A well-equipped kitchen has a fridge, an induction hob, and complementary tea, coffee, and condiments.

Al fresco dining is also catered for, with a firepit and skillet to whip up sunset suppers, while a record player, board games and a selection of books are on hand for evening entertainment.

Otherwise you might just want to sit outside, enjoy the country air and try to spot some of the plentiful local wildlife – including resident deer, foxes and badgers.

The cabin can be booked at www.hostunusual.com.

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