COUNTRY COTTAGES AND CITY APARTMENTS
SELF-CATERING IN EAST LOTHIAN AND IN EDINBURGH

About Us

Carfrae Farm is based at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian, 20 miles East of  Edinburgh. The Gibson family have been at Carfrae Farm since 1933. The third generation is now managing the land but with the second generation still very hands on and the fourth generation learning the ropes.

Over the years there have been significant advances in farming practices and different uses of the land through each generation. These changes have been embraced with each generation ensuring  care is taken to enhance the farming enterprise.

Carfrae Farm is an area of 830 acres, at its’ core it is arable land producing wheat, barley, oats, oil seed rape and peas.  We maintain our historical link with livestock having cows and sheep grazing in the summer and housed in the winter by neighbouring farmers.  Alongside these core practices we manage an environmental programme throughout the farm to offer protection to birds & wildlife and to improve & maintain soil structure.  Additionally we manage 130 acres of woodland and the Danskine Loch a SSSi area which affords it a protected status due to rare flora and fauna in the area.  

As the farm has diversified we have erected a wind turbine so we are now producing our own electricity, installed a biomass boiler fuelled by our timber from the woodland to provide heat and hot water for 7 of the residential properties on the farm. Most recently we have converted 3 of the traditional farm cottages to self-catering cottages offering holiday accommodation and activities around the farm and the local area.

We feel privileged to be the current custodians of this land and we always welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences with our guests while visiting us.

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  • Kirsten Avatar
    Kirsten
    10/18/2021 - Airbnb

    Trudi’s apartment in Stockbridge is in a great location to explore the city from. We had all the amenities we needed during our stay and found the apartment to be very cosy and comfortable. The communication before our arrival made self check-in easy.

  • Jamie Avatar
    Jamie
    10/17/2021 - Airbnb

    A gorgeous rural retreat with all the trimmings and lots of lovely touches.

    A great location to relax and chill and/or to go and explore the fantastic area.


    Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Campbell Avatar
    Campbell
    10/17/2021 - Airbnb

    Fantastic cottage in a peaceful location. Good communication and a nice, clean, well equipped house. Hot tub is a great feature too!

  • Jill Avatar
    Jill
    10/17/2021 - Airbnb

    Lovely apartment in fantastic location.

  • David Avatar
    David
    10/15/2021 - Airbnb

    Excellent cottage in a great location to use as a base for exploring East Lothian.
    Very comfortable, clean, excellent decor and well equipped.
    Friendly and accommodating host.

  • Paul Avatar
    Paul
    10/10/2021 - Airbnb

    Wonderful cottage,excellent location and an outstanding host. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Kazutaka Avatar
    Kazutaka
    10/10/2021 - Airbnb

    Nice location, comfortable space,good communication,very clean room.

  • Allison Avatar
    Allison
    10/10/2021 - Airbnb

    Very nice flat.
    Good location

  • Ruairidh Avatar
    Ruairidh
    10/06/2021 - Airbnb

    An amazing place.

  • James Avatar
    James
    10/03/2021 - Airbnb

    A real home away from home in the heart of Stockbridge. We spent a weekend in this lovely apartment and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Within walking distance of shopping and attractions. Nearby on street car parking if required too. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Lyanne Avatar
    Lyanne
    10/03/2021 - Airbnb

    Lovely apartment. Great location and very helpful host.

  • Kirsten Avatar
    Kirsten
    10/03/2021 - Airbnb

    Beautiful central flat with helpful host! Would definitely stay again.

  • Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer
    10/03/2021 - Airbnb

    The cottage was lovely and exactly as described. Very spacious with a good kitchen, the hot tub was excellent and the hosts were lovely. Would definitely recommend.

  • Danielle Avatar
    Danielle
    10/01/2021 - Airbnb

    Absolutely amazing stylish property. In a perfect location and the flat is immaculate. Will definitely be staying here again!

  • Jenny Avatar
    Jenny
    9/30/2021 - Airbnb

    Best location in the Newtown!

  • Mazlilah Avatar
    Mazlilah
    9/27/2021 - Airbnb

    Great apartment located within walking distance to city centre. Clean and spacious. Had loads of additional stuff in the apartment which was a nice touch like books, board games and tourist guides of Edinburgh. We enjoyed our stay very very much.

  • Laura Avatar
    Laura
    9/27/2021 - Airbnb

    A lovely cottage in a extremely tranquil spot with fantastic views. It was super relaxing and the cottage is very well presented and clean. Highly recommend, the best Air BNB I've staying in

  • Jonathan Avatar
    Jonathan
    9/24/2021 - Airbnb

    Wonderful, comfortable flat in walking distance of pretty much everything! High ceilings, very spacious, great furnishings. Trudi was a great host and very communicative.

  • Carol Avatar
    Carol
    9/22/2021 - Airbnb

    Lovely house in a very peaceful location. Everything there that you could need. Trudi was the perfect host, really good communication to make sure you had everything you needed. 10/10 for me.

  • Anita Avatar
    Anita
    9/19/2021 - Airbnb

    nICE PLACE GOOD LOCATION