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Gairnshiel Cottage - Lovely country cottage with loch and hill views

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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland
Gairnshiel Cottage offers delightful recently refurbished holiday accommodation. It is situated between West Calder and Carnwath in the heart of the Scottish countryside but still within 40 minutes drive of two stunning cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The views from the cottage are breathtaking: it has a wonderful position on the organic farm of South Cobbinshaw overlooking the Pentland Hills and Cobbinshaw Loch. The road leading to the cottage is a typical uneven farm track that crosses the loch via a causeway adding to the feeling of 'getting away from it all'. The 310 acre loch was built in 1818 to feed the Union Canal and was also used by passing steam trains to collect water. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) due to wintering wildfowl and is popular with anglers and birdwatchers.

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Listing #HL124878
About the Owner
Lynda M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
Interaction with guests
Sometimes we can greet guests, sometimes we never actually interact other than by email. We aim to leave people in peace. There is usually someone around at the nearby house in an emergency otherwise I'm available on my phone anytime.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Gairnshiel Cottage over Christmas and it was the perfect antidote to our busy lives. The cottage itself is cosy but had plenty of room for our family of two adults and two teens. It is surrounded by fields and there are views...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Julie F
Reviewed 27 November 2018

What a lovely place Gairnshiel Cottage is, perfect for a quiet and relaxing break. Comfortable and clean and a warm welcome on our arrival. Only thing I wish we had known about was the drive up to the causeway, maybe we wouldn't have had the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Wander796973
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Gairnshiel Cottage was our ideal little slice of Scotland. There was so much detail and thought put into every nook and cranny that made our rural retreat convenient, comfortable, and exquisitely scenic. We had everything we needed to feel at home yet far away from...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank taylordM5401CT
Amenities
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage has been furnished to a high standard and has an enclosed garden with a decked seating area with views over open fields towards the Pentland Hills. The galleried entrance hall and Shaker-style kitchen have flagstone floors and the kitchen has access to the back garden. The kitchen itself is equipped with everything you need for your stay including fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fan oven and hob. The sitting room has a solid wood floor and includes a wood burning stove, colour TV, free view, DVD and video. The separate dining room, also with a solid wood floor, has a table to seat 6+. There is a shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds. The upstairs bathroo... more
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    3 Twins
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 9,168 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short stays of minimum 3 nights are available at certain times of year. Please enquire. Electricity (within reason), bed linen and towels are all included. Oil for the heating is charged at cost. In the bathroom you'll find soap, shampoo, bath and shower gel. Pets by prior arrangement (downstairs only) and are charged at £25 each. Payment: 50% at time of booking and the remainder 5 weeks prior to arrival
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About the neighbourhood
LIVINGSTON DESIGNER OUTLET You will find your personal shopping paradise at Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland's largest designer outlet. There are over 100 famous brands under one roof — all with up to 60% off. Our 'Cathedral Mall' is the brainchild of architect Don Hisaka, with its opulent glass roof inspired by London's Crystal Palace.

THE UNION CANAL Work on the canal was started in March 1818 and continued night and day until it opened in May 1822 at a cost of £290,000. It is 31.5 miles long and linked to the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk. It closed to commercial traffic in 1933. The Millennium Link project has restored the canals from the Forth to the Clyde. The unique Falkirk Wheel has now replaced the previous connecting locks. Cruise the calm and peaceful Uni...
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 25.0 km
Railway: West Calder: 8.0 km
Ferry: Rosyth: 45.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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