This property would suit couples who enjoy walking and want a central base in order to explore all that Scotland has to offer.
Beautiful 1 bedroom property with ensuite, separate open plan living room kitchen. Set within 3 acres of gardens in a peaceful and secluded part of the West Lothian countryside within easy reach of West Calder village. The property boasts a wonderful mature garden, patio area and access to hot tub and a BBQ hut.
The property has a rural feel with plenty of opportunity to embark on long walks in the local nature parks, five sisters zoo and provides an excellent base to travel a little further and spend the day shopping in nearby Livingston with its many designer shops and restaurants. Alternatively, a short journey to the West Calder train station provides you with regular links to Edinburgh and Glasgow, where you can visit these historic scottish cities.
Once you've finished exploring for the day, comeback and enjoy the views from the property as the sun sets or take a dip in the hot tub to relax.
Things to see and do
Walking/Cycling - Beecraigs country park, canal and cycle paths where you can stop and see local sites such as Linlithgow Palace, Falkirk Wheel and much more
Golf - there are a number of local golf course on your door step
Five sisters zoo
A wide selection of local restuarants and pubs
Edinburgh (a half hour journey by Car or Train)
Walking/Cycling - Pentland Hills, Hillend dry ski slope and a vast network of cycle paths
Sightseeing - Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, museums and much more
Summer - famous fringe and edinburgh festivals
Winter - winter markets, world famous street party
Stirling (approximately a 45 minute journey)
Offers the opportunity to explore the Castle and the Wallace Monument and other historic places of interest
Glasgow (approximately a hour journey away)
Shopping, museums, and much more
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 15 km, Nearest railway: west calder 4 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
West Harwood is the perfect retreat for a relaxing Scottish holiday while being only 22 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, 30 from the hustle of Glasgow and 7 miles from the designer shops of Livingston. A perfect base for exploring many areas of scenic Scotland. Travel north, south, east or west and you won't be disappointed....
EDINBURGH Our capital city and a definitely a must for a day trip or two. Take a walk along the Royal Mile, the original main street of Edinburgh, which links the Castle, perched high on its volcanic rock, and The Palace of Holyroodhouse, check out the Museum of Childhood and St Giles Cathedral. Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano, is an easy climb with magnificent views over Edinburgh, Fife and the open sea.
GLASGOW Travel West to Glasgow's towering spires, elegant crescents, magnificent civic architecture and restful open spaces. Experience the distinctive neo- classical style of Alexander "Greek" Thomson and the unique art nouveau creations of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Visit Pollock House and the Burrell Collection set in the 361acre Pollock Country Park. If a bit of shopping takes you fancy Princes Square is set in a renovated Square dating from 1841.
PERTHSHIRE Cross the Forth Road Bridge and up the motorway Pitlochry colourful and vibrant Victorian town surrounded by the most brilliant mountain scenery. Its fame as a holiday resort dates from the 1860's. One of the town's best-loved attractions is the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder.
Visit the outstandingly beautiful Pass of Killiecrankie, three miles north of Pitlochry and the Queens View, one of the most famous views in Scotland.
THE SCOTTISH BORDERS From rolling hills to moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, to rocky coastline with secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages. Friendly towns and charming villages, visit the castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums. Traquair House, Innerleithen is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, with its tales of Scottish kings and catholic priests who have stayed there. Wander round Peebles, on the banks of the River Tweed, and enjoy its nice shops and wonderful atmosphere.
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 Union Canal in comfort on a canal boat trip from the Linlithgow Canal Centre where there is a small museum, a tea room and a picnic area. The Edinburgh Canal Centre at Ratho, nr Livingston offers year round cruises, sightseeing trips and and dinners on canal boats.
PENTLAND HILLS Their mountain shapes, their sudden profile at the end of many an Edinburgh street, the tangible imprint in history, their neighbourly wilderness - all these endear the Pentland Hills to countless thousands. They offer a huge range of walking from gentle strolling to more strenuous routes.
THE NEW LANARK WORLD HERITAGE VILLAGE Surrounded by beautiful native woodland and close to the Falls of Clyde, the 200 year old cotton mill village of New Lanark is Scotlands most important memorial to the Industrial Revolution. In the new ride at the Visitor Centre, the 'New Millennium Experience' has amazing special effects and dazzling illusions which bring the past - and the future - to life. Take a stroll along the riverside on one of the woodland walks and experience the outstanding beauty the Falls of Clyde - where the River Clyde cascades 85ft.