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Case Study Diversification at Mortonhall Estate

Mortonhall Estate is on the southern edge of Edinburgh. It is in an enviable position being highly accessible with all the convenience of the city and yet has the atmosphere of remote countryside.

The Trotters of Mortonhall have diversified their family’s traditional mixed farm based estate into a great offer for locals and tourists alike without compromising the peaceful atmosphere the location offers. This includes:

• Wigwams Holidays wooden glamping pods

• VisitScotland 4 star Thistle graded caravan and camping park with caravan holiday homes available to rent 365 days a year; all centrally heated, double glazed and fully insulated; with direct bus link to city centre

• Waymarked access for those on horse, cycle or foot; with maps available online at http://www.Mortonhall.co.uk showing estate paths and further afield routes to explore nearby Blackford Hill, Pentlands and in to Edinburgh. Wildlife and historic buildings on the estate are used as interest points on the walks.

• Mortonhall Stable Bar & Restaurant. This family friendly traditional pub is set in the stables courtyard at the centre of the estate. The rustic charm including a log burner and hearty locally sourced food and real beer attracts visitors and locals alike.

• Klondyke’s Mortonhall Garden Centre & Coffee Shop

• Offices to let – in converted Scottish vernacular buildings formerly agricultural and domestic offices

• Affordable private residential lets

• Nursery for children located on estate benefiting residential tenants and local community childcare

• DIY stabling serviced with grazing and riding arenas convenient for urban based local community.

Mortonhall works with surrounding attractions to promote the area as a destination. Nearby attractions include Hillend ski slope, a multitude of golf courses, Pentland National Park, horse riding at nearby stables, and all the attractions of Scotland’s capital city.

The family, helped by those who live and work on Mortonhall, have developed this estate into a real attraction bringing people out of urban Edinburgh as well as visitors into the area. Mortonhall’s well-designed marketing and information materials not only inform guests of the path and facilities but also educate them in the country code which allows both the traditional agricultural, office, residential, and visitors, from the local community or inward bound, to peacefully coexist.

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