The Hawthorn Pod and Frequently Asked Questions?

How do I collect the key on arrival?

When the balance has been paid you will be sent direcitons to the Rowan Pod.  You will then be sent a key code for entry.  Please do not use Sat Nav as you will go up the wrong road.  On arrival one of the Airhouses team will meet you and give you any help you may need.

What is Check in and Check Out Time?

Check in is from 4.00 pm and Check out is by 10.00 am, unless and later checkout has been agreed.  Please do not arrive early as we have strict disinfecting procedures to follow.

How to I book?

You can book on line and preferred payment is by debit card or bacs although we do also accept credit cards.  

Is breakfast provided?

You can order fresh local sausages, bacon, haggis etc when booking and our wee farm shop is well stocked, so you can enjoy a cooked breakfast on the BBQ if you wish.

Is Linen provided?

The King Sized bed is made up ready for your arrival with Egyptian Cotton Linen.

2 Bath Towels, 2 Hand Towels, Bath Mat are provided together with Robes and Slippers, plus Leisure towels for the hot tub.  Shower Gel, Hand Soap and Shampoo are also provided.

What are the Cooking Facilities?

There is a small Galley style kitchen with a sink,  and a two ring Induction Hob with a microwave.

Outside there is your own BBQ.

There is a very small fridge inside the Pod but no freezer box.

What do I need to bring?

Food to cook on the BBQ although you can order through us when booking, such as Steak, Sausages, BBQ packs etc which are provided by our local butcher.  You may need bread and milk but our wee farm shop has jams, marmalade, honey, porridge, butter, soft drinks, coffee etc.  There is also a good selection of frozen meals which can be microwaved.

Warm outdoor clothes and appropriate footwear.

Can I bring my Dog?

Yes you can bring your dog.  However, please bear in mind it is probably better if it is a small dog!  There are walks where dogs can be off leads but around your pod and the lodges, we do ask that your dog is kept on a lead at all times.

How Many Pods are there?

There are two pods - the Rowan Pod  and the Hawthorn Pod.  They are both different and offer a different experience.


The Hawthorn Pod is situated on its own with lovely views in all directions.  There are 633 acres of farmland to explore and we are just a half hour south of Edinburgh, and not much further from the sea.

Is the Pod heated all year round?

Yes, there is underfloor heating throughout and air conditioning. There is also a towel rail which is heated and can be switched on as required.

Is there a Hot Tub?

Yes, of course.

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Airhouses is more than an award-winning holiday escape — it’s an experience you will never forget. Explore woodland walks, hiking trails and the peaceful village of Oxton (plus Edinburgh is less than an hour away). And don’t forget to say hello to our friendly animal family of alpacas, goats, donkeys, pigs, Shetland ponies and more.

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