Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • 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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room
Nearest beach 15 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh, Nearest railway: Bathgate
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, 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
Furniture Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
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 Scotland 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