Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Smarhus Cottage is a beautifully appointed two bedroom self catering holiday home. Set in rural West Lothian it provides a tranquil haven after a busy day visiting all the wonderful tourist sites that central Scotland has to offer.
The Cottage offers a spacious living room/ kitchen area, one double and one twin bedroom with good storage space, bathroom/ shower room with walk in shower, utility area providing a washer dryer, iron and ironing board.
Outside space is accessible from the living area onto a private south facing elevated decked area complete with table, chairs and barbeque.
Situated within a country setting, the Cottage uses a number of environmentally friendly measures to ensure guests are comfortable and leave a minimal footprint. With physical features such as energy efficient glazing, natural wood finishes, underfloor heating - controlled on a room by room basis, high insulation values, off peak water heating and the use of low energy light bulbs all contributing to provide a warm and welcoming property. Recycling of domestic waste is facilitated and all waste water is dealt with locally through a reed bed system.
Car parking is provided in the courtyard area adjacent to the Cottage front door. The cost includes all heating and electricity costs, towels and all bedding. A small welcome hamper is provided and as the Cottage is set within the grounds of the owners home there is always someone on hand to welcome you and provide keys etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh, Nearest railway: Bathgate|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Cots and high chairs can be provided on request. An additional folding bed can be provided for a young child should this be required.
Additional storage and drying facilities are available outwith the Cottage for golf equipment, cycles or walking gear.
|Further details outdoors|
The Cottage is set within three acres of private garden and woodland. The garden area to the front of the Cottage is available for guests to use. Leading from the Cottage grounds are a series of pathways which are part of an extensive woodland scheme.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival and the cottage is set within the grounds of the owners home, so they are on hand with keys on your arrival.
The Lothians region
Centrally located with easy 10 minute access the M8 and M9 motorways, Edinburgh and Stirling are 30 minutes away, Glasgow 40 minutes and Perth one hour. Nearest airport is Edinburgh and is a 25 minute drive.
Train services from Armadale 3 miles, Bathgate 5 miles, or Linlithgow 8 miles.
Linlithgow - A very historic old town. Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
Edinburgh and Glasgow - With hundreds of attractions and restaurants
Stirling - The gateway to the Highlands, associations with major historic events Stirling Castle and shopping at the Thistle Centre
Falkirk - A bustling historic town with two indoor shopping centres, the fantastic Falkirk Wheel and boat trips on the Lowland Canal network
Bo'ness - With it's railway museum and steam train trips to the Birkhill Clay Mine
South Queens ferry and the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Road Bridge
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16 Mar 2014
"Almost hate to share this gem..."
This is a hidden gem. We have stayed several times while visiting family in the area. It is warm and cozy. It is quite new yet already updated.bit is very well maintained. The kitchen is great. We had… More
10 Mar 2014
"Superb, very family friendly!"
We received a warm welcome from Andrew and Evelyn and appreciated the complimentary basket of goodies. We spent one week in this spotless, modern cottage with our toddler and baby. Evelyn and Andrew t… More
11 Feb 2014
"A lovely, welcoming, gorgeous holiday home."
We received a wonderful welcome at Smarhus Cottage from Andrew and Evelyn. They had added many thoughtful touches to their beautiful cottage. It is peaceful, cosy, spotless and very comfortable indeed… More
31 Oct 2013
"Perfect home from home"
We received a lovely warm welcome from Andrew and Evelyn. They were really helpful and took time to show us around the cottage, explaining where to find everything and how to operate things which mean… More
1 Sep 2013
Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore! Rail travel from nearby Armadale to Edinburgh/Glasgow is cheap and reliable with clean trains.
10 Jun 2013
"5 Star Cottage"
This cottage is the most beautiful place to stay. We stayed for 3 weeks. So clean and relaxing. Andrew and Evelyn could not be any more accomodating if they tried. Easy access to trains to all cit… More
9 Jun 2013
"Quiet location in a lovely setting with only a short distance to amenities."
We had a very enjoyable stay for our week in May. The property was very clean and had everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Small touches such as washing up liquid and sandwich bags made a… More
14 Apr 2013
"This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean."
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that they genuinely wanted you to have a good holiday.The cottage is very well equipped it had everything you needed.Comfy beds, underfloor heating, good shower, internet access, dishwasher,lovely shortbread in welcome pack!. We didnt want to leave when time to go home! Armadale train station 10 mins away with free car park you can go to Edinburgh or Glasgow easily. Also recommend Falkirk wheel and the pandas at Edinburgh zoo. Would book this cottage again and have already recommended to family.
22 Mar 2013
"Clean & cosy comfort in a peaceful setting"
We were extremely well looked after and welcomed to Andrew & Evelyn's lovely cottage, which was well appointed and had great views. The cottage is in a perfect setting to catch Glasgow/Edinburgh… More
31 Oct 2012
"Home away from home"
The cottage is sparkling clean, well stocked and the owners are very nice and go out of their way to make sure everything is in order. We didn't get to use it this time but there is a nice deck. … More
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