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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Smarhus Cottage is a beautifully appointed two bedroom self catering holiday home, graded 4 stars by Visit Scotland. 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.

Further details

A welcome pack is provided on arrival and the cottage is set within the grounds of the owners home, so they are normally 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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2 Sep 2014


"amazing cottage in great location"

We have just spent a week in this superb cottage to have a holiday whilst also visiting family nearby. The cottage is perfect, it's so nicely decorated and furnished and has everything you could … More

13 Aug 2014


"An amazing cottage with amazing owners."

We stayed in this cottage for a week in August 2014 having travelled up for the Commonwealth Games. Our family consists of my wife and myself with two boys aged 3 and 6. We chose this cottage as we … More

27 Jul 2014


"Wonderfully relaxing"

Smarhus Cottage is a beautiful little cottage, well located for both Glasgow and Edinburgh and with plenty of other activities within a short drive. The location was so peaceful and idyllic. Andrew an… More

5 Jun 2014



What an amazing cottage! Evelyn and Andrew made us feel so welcome even had lots of lovely toys for our 19 month old to play with, which kept he occupid for hours. The cottage is situated close to all… More

24 May 2014


"Smarhus Cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in, if not THE best."

It was a good start to be welcomed by Evelyn and Andrew personally as soon as we arrived, and it got better as Andrew showed us around and we discovered the very generous 'welcome basket'. T… More

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


"Superb Cottage"

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.

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