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16th Century Dovecot Cottage with a Tower


Sleep where doves used to rest in this quaint stone cottage outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. The little cottage is surrounded by tranquil, mature gardens.

Inside you’ll find a lovely open-concept kitchen and living room, surrounded by stone walls and featuring live-edge countertops and a wood-burning stove to increase the cozy factor.

When it’s time to sleep, you’ll enter the dove’s tower where you’ll find illuminated nesting boxes from ancient times! There’s also a modern bathroom complete with a rainfall shower head. Book your stay on Airbnb.

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The Bedroom Tower Has Ancient Dove Nesting Boxes!

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There’s a gorgeous mature garden surrounding the cottage.

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The kitchen with live-edge countertops.

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Wood-burning stove to keep you toasty!

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Stovetop to cook simple meals.

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Look at those gorgeous stone walls.

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The sleek modern bathroom.

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Rainfall shower head in the bathroom.

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Look at those ancient nesting boxes!

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What a unique place to sleep.

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The exterior garden is so tranquil.

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Enjoy a walk under the arbor.

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Highlights:

  • Serene secluded rustic-chic. Stunning, quirky & sophisticated. Quietly thrilling.
  • Former home to doves; illuminated ancient nesting boxes.
  • Tiny bedroom in tower with double bed & garden view. Ground-floor bathroom. Pull-out sofa-bed downstairs (115cms w. mattress).
  • Bespoke kitchen beneath mezzanine.
  • Safely tucked-away in large private garden, separate from other people.
  • Ideal for Staycations.
  • Lit cavern under sturdy glass floor-panel. Tranquil scented garden terrace.
  • A bright captivating treasure, skillfully designed.
  • Heated floors.
  • Central heating.
  • Wood-burner.
  • Safe, free private parking.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Joanna Huskey
    November 28, 2020, 8:02 am

    Beautiful

  • Catpurrson117
    November 28, 2020, 12:14 pm

    It is Edinburgh

  • Sheila
    November 28, 2020, 1:53 pm

    This is beautiful and looks very peaceful. Bathroom is huge.

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 28, 2020, 3:10 pm

    Very cool!!

  • Elisabeth McKay
    December 6, 2020, 7:28 pm

    Please note: the capital city of Scotland is NOT Edinburg, it is Edinburgh. Not only is the spelling different, but so is the pronunciation: Edinbur-ruh

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 8, 2020, 4:17 pm

      Did I spell it incorrectly? I actually lived nearby in St. Andrews for a year so I’m sorry if I did! It looks correct from what I checked.

      • Elisabeth McKay
        December 8, 2020, 4:33 pm

        It was certainly incorrectly spelt when I wrote the post, though I see it has suddenly changed to the correct one. And I note another person also commented …

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