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Cottage frontage
Cottage drive way
Living area onto garden
Living area
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Kitchen/dining area
Hall
Double bedded room
Soaps & towels
Twin bedded room
Welcome hamper
Shower room
Living area onto deck
Decked area
Cottage from garden
Decked area from garden
Cottage drive way and private parking
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 35 reviews
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mike S
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A friendly warm welcome from Andrew & Evelyn started a perfect two week holiday for our family of four including two teens, internet access and sky television kept them happy while indoors and Smarhus was close to all our selected activities.
the cottage was very well equipped for cooking and laundry and we made use of the BBQ as well.
We made the trip to the Edingburgh fringe daily (about an hour with the tram from Engliston) and then also toured the region out to Glasgow, Falkirk, Sterling and even up to Inverness.
Smarhus was a perfect base for us.
The owners and very helpful and were reachable by phone when needed.
We will certainly return in the future.

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Liked best: Quiet location and very well equipped.
Liked least: Tram travel into Edingburgh
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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johnl1950
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“What more can be said ?”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

perfect setting, quite peaceful, perfect hosts, everything you need.
The weather wasn't too bad for our stay managed not to get wet, dodging showers. The cottage is a perfect base 10 mins by car. from supermarket and train station , for Edinburgh etc.
A car is essential for seeing the sights we explored Falkirk, the Kelpies, wheel etc, two days exploring sights in Edinburgh, (by train) off peak after 9.00am -4.15, and after 6.00.
North Berwick and beyond, castles + lochs etc.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay a home from home

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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stefank60
Greater Manchester, UK
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect ... yes that'll do.”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I really could just leave it at that really but I wont.

Stayed for a week from 21 June. It lives up to all expectations that the images and other reviews build in one's mind. It is a beautiful home and spotlessly clean and tidy. There is absolutely everything you could possibly ever need in the cottage and I do mean everything.

The location is wonderful in a vert quiet and remote setting which is just so peaceful and silent at night - slept like a log and well every night.

Despite this it is close to the M8 and M9 motorways so anywhere can be got to quickly.

There's a manual in the cottage with lots of information inc nearby supermarkets, places to eat etc and manuals for all the equipment in the cottage - oven, microwave, washing machine .. etc, etc.

The owners are a lovely couple and perfect hosts.

Highly recommend this wonderful home from home ... I did not want to leave.

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Liked best: Everything (no really)
Liked least: there's not a thing not to like
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Lady4Lunc...
Aberdeenshire
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another wonderful break at Smarhus Cottage”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We returned for another short break because this is such a comfortable home from home and is absolutely spotless. Evelyn and Andrew are very kind and welcoming hosts who take a real pride in this perfect cottage. They think of everything that you could possibly need including a selection of toys for our little boy and Sky TV for my husband who was treated to live football. There was a lovely basket of treats for us when we arrived which was most welcome. Hope to return again for another peaceful and relaxing break.

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Liked best: Comfort and cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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KAREN P
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a gem :-)”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Central for seeing everything and everything you need in a self-catering property. The weather was also extremely good for Easter time, very warm and sunny all week!!
This cottage is a credit to Evelyn and Andrew, lots of info to help with things like nearest food shops, places to eat and things to see.
Cannot recommend this property highly enough.

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Liked best: the peace and quiet of the property
Liked least: nothing all good!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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