Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Goose Cottage is a delightful stone steading, situated in beautiful countryside within the heart of Central Scotland. This lovely cottage sits in a quiet converted steading and is only a short drive from shops and local restaurants. This is a fantastic location giving you wonderful countryside views but with easy access to public transport and motorways to explore further afield. Glasgow and Edinburgh can both be reached within a half hour drive. Stirling and Perthshire can be reached within an hour.
The cottage is attractively presented, with good attention to detail. The lounge and kitchen are open plan and boast a wood burning stove. The lounge has a comfortable leather sofa and two easy chairs. A picture window looks out into the west facing courtyard. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped and provides access onto the private, fully enclosed east facing garden. The garden is surrounded by open countryside and on a clear day you can see Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. Both first floor bedrooms are beautifully coordinated with coombed ceilings and velux windows. You are free to ramble in the surrounding countryside and a short drive will allow you to explore the Pentland Hills.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 17 km, Nearest railway: Uphall 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The property has electric heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Panasonic Viera 32" Free View TV, DVD, iPod docking station, radio and selection of DVDs
Dining Area: With circular table (expandable to give more space) and 4 chairs
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Shower Room: With large shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 1: With king size Sealy bed
Bedroom 2: Two single Sealy beds (zip 'n' link which can be made up as superking if required).
Double duvets are 'all season' a selection of feather and non feather pillows are provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The private rear garden has a table, 4 chairs and a chiminea. The small garden store contains a rotary clothes drier and the garden chairs.
A locked bike store is available on request.
There are two car parking spaces available.
All power, bed linen and towels are included in the cost of booking. The first supply of wood for the stove is also supplied. Further logs are available to purchase from owner. A cot with mattress, high chair, stair gate, baby bath and fire guard are available free on request. Wireless broadband connection also available free.
Welcome basket on arrival provided free.
Changeover day is Friday with arrival anytime after 4pm. Departure time is 10am. These times allow us to ensure the cottage is cleaned thoroughly and everything is perfect for your stay.
The Lothians region
There are so many things to do and see in Edinburgh: the castle, major galleries, the Scott Monument, The Royal yacht Brittania, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh dungeon, Arthur's Seat, The Zoo, not to mention award winning restaurants and bars. Every August millions flock to the city for the The Edinburgh International and Fringe Festival where there are an array of artists, comedians and theatrical performances to choose from everyday. In June The Royal Highland Show (a fantastic four day agricultural event) is held on the outskirts of the city and is a short 15 minute drive from the cottage. The East neuk of Fife with its many galleries, beautiful coves and beaches can be reached within an hour. For golf enthusiasts there are many local courses. St Andrews and Gleneagles are also easily accessible. The Falkirk Wheel is a must see. You can take a boat trip, visit the cafe and childrens playpark.
Goose Cottage allows you to have both a tranquil holiday in the countryside and easy access to explore Scotland's major cities.
The West Lothian region has numerous places of interest to visit, all within easy reach from Goose Cottage so you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. There are many areas of historical significance such as Cairnpapple, a prehistoric burial ground, and Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots which has a magnificent lochside location. Hopetoun House also deserves a mention as Scotland's finest stately home set in 150 acres of parkland. The local Country Parks offer great walks in lovely scenery. One of the best is Beecraigs which has a deer park, fishing loch, play park with separate toddler friendly area and extensive woodland. The Almond Valley Heritage Centre is a fantastic day out for the family with a farm, several outdoor and indoor play-areas, train and museum all in one location. For a spot of retail therapy Livingston has a great designer outlet centre called MacArthur Glen. With so many attractions and activities on offer, we hope this is a destination you'll want to return to again and again.
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31 Aug 2013
"Goose Cottage is Home From Home"
We have nothing but warm words for Goose Cottage. Very clean and tidy when we arrived. Welcome basket of biscuits and jams. All the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. Close to Bathgate and it… More
15 Aug 2013
"SUPERB IN EVERY WAY!"
I have had the pleasure of staying in Goose Cottage for a week with my family and it was a delight from beginning to end. This wonderful cottage is perfectly situated by the main roads leading to cent… More
3 Aug 2013
"Stop searching and choose this one....especially if you are a family travelling to Scotland"
The Goose Cottage is a wonderful accommodation in a perfect location. The set-up is simple but very, very comfortable...not an easy feat when you are travelling as a family of four including two tall teenagers that seem to spread out and take over whatever space we seem to visit. :-) The kitchen was well equipped and the the welcome basket was incredible. The cottage is set on a rural farm, and adjoins another building. The small front yard and back yard provide privacy and your own personal space, and looking out over the fields toward Edinburgh was terrific. The location can't be beat because its 20 minutes to Edinburgh (though we'd recommend the train from Uphall as it saves you trying to find parking near the castle when you get there), 35 minutes to Glasgow, within half an hour of Stirling Castle, the Falkirk Wheel, Loch Lomond, Tantallon Castle and a number of other key spots. Drive a little further and you can get to Perth and the hiking that is near there, and a longer drive can be made by heading north to Inverness, then down Loch Ness past Urquart Castle and back home via Glencoe (yes, its a full day but its worth it). All absolutely wonderful and the scenery is spectacular. Unfortunately, Lisa was away whilst we were there and so we did not have the opportunity to meet in person. We did chat over the phone, however, and found her to be friendly and very personable. We look forward to returning again in the future.
7 Jun 2013
Gem of a cottage, beautifully furnished, all needs anticipated (clothes pegs to iPod adaptor). Blissfully secluded but easy to find. Good rail and road links to the cities. Delightful town of Linlithg… More
29 Nov 2012
"Home from Home"
This cottage is a real home from home. I was travelling on business and the cottage was perfect to come home and relax in after a long day at work. The kitchen is fully equiped and the log burner add… More
Thank you for your kind comments. Lots of our guests have found that we are conveniently located. We hope that if you are in the West Lothian area again that you will choose Goose Cottage.
28 Oct 2012
"A real home from home"
We loved Goose Cottage. Lisa is an excellent host who lives next door and strikes a great balance of being there when you need help but leaving you to enjoy the cottage too. We had never stayed in such a well appointed holiday cottage which had everything we needed. After a long day sight seeing and visiting with our friends and family, it was a very welcome place. Though it is part of a farm development, it is only 5 minutes to a superstore and the closest train station which is about 20 mins to Edinburgh and 45 mins to Glasgow. We particularly enjoyed the woodburner. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here as a great base for sight seeing central Scotland.
Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage, yes the woodburner is very popular ! We are fortunate that the surroundings are so peaceful at the steading. I hope that you will consider staying at Goose Cottage in the future.
11 Aug 2012
Stayed here recently for a week and used as a base for the Fringe Festival. We were always so glad to get back to the peace and quiet of Goose Cottage after the hustle and bustle of the city.The cotta… More
Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm really glad you had a great stay and hope that if you are in the area again you'll come back !
3 Oct 2011
"A hidden gem"
This is definitely the cleanest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Off the beaten track but very convenient for exploring Edinburgh and its environs as it is fairly close to arterial roads and o… More
2 Oct 2011
"Great place, home from home"
Excellent place to be, everything you need is provided for, perfectly located for trips, the cottage is very well equipped, was clean, the owners were very nice and prepared to give some extra service. It is really a "home from home" and I will certainly revisit the cottage.
23 Jun 2011
"A fantastic home from home, child friendly, stunning views and very peaceful."
Goose Cottage is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, the downstairs comprises a spacious open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area with wood burning stove and access to an enclosed rear garden.… More
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