The house provides cosy welcoming accommodation ideal for any season and is a five-minute walk from the railway station with frequent trains to both Glasgow and Edinburgh City centres. Edinburgh Airport is a 10 minute drive away. Explore the surrounding area or go further afield to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Perthshire or the Borders all within 40 minutes drive.LIVINGROOM/DININGROOM A lovely bright room with comfortable sofas (one bed settee) colour TV, dvd., table to seat 6 and laminate floor.KITCHEN Fully fitted well-equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge, built in cooker, hob and automatic washing machine.BEDROOMS Upstairs there are 2 tastefully decorated double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes - one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds.BATHROOM White bathroom suite with electric shower over bath.OUTSIDE there is a small garden to the rear accessed from the kitchen and a front garden with bench to enjoy the morning sunshine.Rental includes linen and towels but gas and electricity are charged at cost.Open all year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 10 km, Nearest railway: Kirknewton 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The village lies 10 miles south-west of Edinburgh City centre and 3 miles from Livingston at the foot of the Pentland Hills, which has numerous lochs, reservoirs and beautiful hillwalks. For detailed information go to www.kirknewton.org
LIVINGSTON DESIGNER OUTLET (3 miles) 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 (4 miles away at Ratho) 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.
WATER OF LEITH WALKWAY (2 miles) Starting at Balerno the walkway mianders along the banks of the Water of Leith all the way into the centre of Edinburgh. The walkway passes through many areas of interest including: Colinton Village and Dell, the Union Canal, Saughton Winter Gardens, Murrayfield Stadium, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Village, Stockbridge, the Royal Botanic Garden and Leith. Ideal for family walks, the walkway is a delightful afternoon’s stroll, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The route is suitable for cycling and is accessible in part by wheelchairs and even by horseback.
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.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CLIMBING ARENA at Ratho (5 miles)
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.