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Fabulous new 4 * holiday cottages in excellent location near Edinburgh

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
The cottages have two bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5 persons

The cottages are situated on a hillside overlooking the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, and near Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Built in 2006, the cottages were architect-designed to fit the character of the area, and set-up for maximum enjoyment of holidays and short breaks. They are very spacious,furnished to a high standard, and have a 4 * rating. The two bedroom cottage has one double and one twin bedroom; the three bedroom cottage has one double and two twin rooms. Off road private parking. Linlithgow, just 15 minutes by train from the heart of Edinburgh, yet the cottage enjoys a quiet rural location. The bar and restaurant of a country house hotel are next door, but the fully fitted kitchen in each cottage has everything needed for self catering, with hob, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine all included. WiFi available in all cottages. Pets by arrangement.

Linlithgow - places of interest locally.: Linlithgow Palace was the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots, cousin to Queen Elizabeth 1 of England. Mary was beheaded on the orders of Elizabeth in 1587. The magnificent Palace ruins are situated in a lovely park beside Linlithgow Loch and is open all year round.

Linlithgow was also the birth place of 'Scottie' of Star Trek fame. An exhibition of this space traveller and the history of the town can be viewed in Annet House on the Main Street.

A few miles away in Blackness, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, is Blackness Castle built in the 15th century. The castle has been well maintained and its dark corridors are reminiscent of its past as a garrison fortress and prison.

Other interesting places worth visiting within a radius of 10 miles include the Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway (working museum), Torphichen Preceptory (Headquarters of a local Templar organisation), Cairnpapple Hill (a ceremonial and burial site dating back to 3000BC) and the Falkirk Wheel (built 2000).

Local leisure activities: The Linlithgow area boasts 4 country parks, the nearest of which is Beecraigs (3 miles from Linlithgow). Others are Muiravonside (5 miles), Almondell (10 miles) and Polkemmet (12 miles).

Family attractions suit all ages and include the Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway (with trips on a steam train and using the original ticket office and platform); Five Sisters Zoo; Linlithgow Canal Centre; Leisure/ Sports centres in every town.

For the fishermen there are plenty of lochs located in peaceful settings. Some include Ballencrieff Fishery, Linlithgow Loch Fishing, Allandale Tarn Fishery, Bangour Trout Fishery and Morton Fishery.

The nearest golf course is a short walk from the cottage (West Lothian Golf Club), which has spectacular views of the Firth of Forth, the coastline of Fife, Edinburgh and East Lothian, the Ochil Hills and into the mountains of Perthshire. Other golf courses include Linlithgow, Bathgate, Pumpherston and Uphall.

The many walking routes include the Canal Basin.

Further afield: Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow are just short drives (or train journeys) away and offer visitors a huge range of historical sights, entertainment, shopping and leisure pursuits.

Just 25 miles away is Roslyn Chapel and Glen, fascinatingly depicted in The DaVinci Code. New Lanark, the birthplace of the co-operative system pioneered by Robert Owen, is only 30 miles away.

Within easy reach of the cottage are also St. Andrews in Fife, Perthshire and its hills, the Trossachs, and the towns of the Scottish Borders (Peebles, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh).

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We've had a very enjoyable time visiting the area and it has been a pleasure to stay in such comfortable accommodation; will highly recommend. The Scottish Black Bun was delicious!
Dec 2013
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64 Reviews

4.9
based on 64 holidaymaker reviews

5

A marvelous stay in winter

  • 5 of 5

Due to our work we had to look for a stay in central Scotland. We found the Linlithgow Cottages through the internet. The website and reviews appealed to us greatly.

And, boy, we weren't dissapointed. We came into a spic and span cleaned cottage. Fully outfitted kitchen, nice leather couches and digital TV and broadband internet connection. And best of all. A pan of leek and potato-soup in the fridge.

The perfect spot for a business/holiday working vacation. Only 1 hr from Glasgow and Perth and 30mins from Edinburgh (providing the traffic isn't congesting)

Although the bed was a bit short for me (I am 6'6") we had everynight a very good night sleep.

Unlike in our country everything was electric. We are used to gas, so that was something we needed to get used to.

In short.. a perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your stay in the cottage lived up to your expectations, and we hope that you had a successful work stay. Thank you very much for saying that you appreciated the soup - guests normally get home-made baking, but as the weather has been so cold we thought that a warming pot of soup would be more welcoming. We just feel that after a long journey (no matter from where) it's nice to sit down to a refreshing cup of tea/coffee and a bite to eat.
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5

superbe cottage au calme

  • 5 of 5

très joli cottage dans la verdure, à quelques minutes d'une jolie bourgade animée avec tous les commerces; très bien situé pour visiter les sites de qualité. Un accueil chaleureux dans un logement irréprochable et très spacieux; je recommande aux familles avec enfants; excellents souvenirs de ce séjour

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Linlithgow Cottages. David and Helen
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5

Well equiped and clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay, well equiped, clean and a nice contact! I would recommend this to everyone who wants to stay in this area (to visit Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St.Andrews, ...). The cottage has a good motorway connection (but it is still very quite!)

And:

- Try the restaurant in the hotel next to the cottages, it has good conditions

- Visit the palace (especially when you're having children)

- look for local festivals

- you can walk to Linlithgow from the cottage

- many supermarkets there

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very positive comments. Delighted you enjoyed ytour stay at Linlithgow Cottages. David and Helen
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Well equiped and clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay, well equiped, clean and a nice contact! I would recommend this to everyone who wants to stay in this area (to visit Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St.Andrews, ...). The cottage has a good motorway connection (but it is still very quite!)

And:

- Try the restaurant in the hotel next to the cottages, it has good conditions

- Visit the palace (especially when you're having children)

- look for local festivals

- you can walk to Linlithgow from the cottage

- many supermarkets there

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond family

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very clean and well presented, bedrooms very spacious. We thought it was very good value for the price and we would definately recommend it.

The location was great and just what we wanted as we have got family living in the area but also wanted to be close enough to Edinburgh for sightseeing - local train service very regular and reliable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that Linlithgow Cottages is seen as such a good location for family holidays, and that the cottages themselves lived up to expectations. Thank you for such positive feedback! David and Helen
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5

A wonderful week in Scotland, thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It was so nice and beautiful. We found everything, we needed for fantastic holidays! There was nothing, we missed. We felt so comfortable.

The location is great, between Edinburgh and Glasgow, near the Highlands. Linlithgow is a sweet little town, we like it.

The price for the cottage was good.

If we will be another time in Scotland we will not look for another place to stay. We found it!

Thank you again!

Marco, Anja and Justine from Germany

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 19 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Linlithgow at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M9 Junction 3 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

The cottage is situated about 1.5 miles outside the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, near Edinburgh - just 15 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. The train service from Linlithgow to Edinburgh is every 30 minutes, and regular train services go to Stirling and Glasgow. Linlithgow Cottage is a 10 minute drive from Edinburgh airport. The road links in the area are excellent. About 1.5 miles from Junction 3 of the M9 motorway and 5 miles from the M8 motorway, the cottage is the perfect location for those who want to tour Central Scotland, Perthshire, the Kingdom of Fife and the Southern Highlands, all of which can be reached by car in half an hour or so. The nearest golf course is a five minute walk and there are numerous cycle routes surrounding the cottages. This is the ideal location for those who would like to be near Edinburgh, but out of the busy city itself.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£320
 
 
christmas and new year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
winter
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£320
 
 
half term
11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
winter 3
20 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£350
 
 
easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
spring
17 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£440
 
 
may holiday week
20 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
early summer
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£475
 
 
early july
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£599
for 7 nights
£599
 
 
high season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
september
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£520
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£399
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We ask for a £100 deposit per week to secure the booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the booking starts. The deposit is non-refundable unless we re-sell the dates, in which case the deposit is refunded. Rates include all bed linen, towels, tea towels. Sliding scale of cancellation/reduction in stay charges apply (from 40% if more than 56 days notice to 100% if 7 days or under).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The showers are Mira Power showers, giving instant hot water. There is an extractor fan. The wash hand basin, toilet and bath/ shower are all white. Complimentary toiletry items are provided (soap, shampoo and bath gel), and a starter toilet roll. A heated towel rail (from 30 minutes - 2 hours) will take the chill off the bathroom in the winter months, and keeps damp towels dry. The floor is tiled with black slate tiles, and the walls with large beige 'marbled effect' tiles with matching border. Two additional guest towels are placed in the bathroom to supplement the supply of towels given to guests. The bathroom is lockable.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The two bedrooms in the cottage are located upstairs, and have new furniture and beds throughout. Both bedrooms have large walk-in cupboards ideal for storage. All the bedrooms have combed ceilings with Velux windows fitted with blackout blinds for those long lie-ins! The bedrooms are all lockable and very spacious. One of the bedrooms can have an additional bed or cot. Bed linen is white Egyptian Cotton. Bed throws (matching for the twin beds) and co-coordinating cushions. Bedrooms have alarm clocks. The bedrooms and stairs are carpeted.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The cottage is very spacious. The ground floor living area is laminate flooring, and furnished in contemporary style. The settees are leather. The bookcase is filled with books. Contemporary Scottish prints adorn the walls of the living area. Patio doors in the living area look onto the rear of the property, which has its own patio area screened from the other properties by a beech hedge. The high quality kitchen (self-closing drawers) has ample space for groceries. The hob extractor hood is stainless steel. There is also an extractor fan to the outside wall, and a wall mounted kitchen clock. There is a tassimo espresso machine for guests to use. The kitchen window looks out onto the front of the property and its landscaped shrubbery. The kitchen is floored with black laminate tiles. Steps lead from the patio area to the large grass lawn with picnic benches. The lawn is bordered by a variety of trees (apple, ash, oak, beech, fir). WiFi is available and free.

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