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Cottage Within A Rural Setting

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Blackburn, Nr. Bathgate, Lothians, Scotland - Peaceful Location Within Easy Access To Airports & Railway Stations

Beautiful one bedroomed cottage - attached to main bungalow - set in 2.5 acres of peaceful countryside. Well situated, the cottage is within easy access to all amenities, e.g. airports, railway stations, shops, supermarkets (in abundance) and Livingston Designer Outlet.

About the Owner

Bruce & Dorothy McKay
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Bruce & Dorothy McKay

Dorothy & I built our house in West Lothian in 1999, close to Bathgate where Dorothy was born. I am retired and enjoy golfing - being a member at Archerfield on the East Coast. I will happily arrange for guests to play this magnificent course. I also look after the garden - when not golfing! Dorothy is a child-minder and works with our daughter, Laura who, herself, has four children. In total, we have eight grandchildren - the latest born two weeks ago.

Bruce & Dorothy McKay purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Bruce & Dorothy McKay chose West Lothian

We searched for a number of years for a plot of ground and finally came up with this beautiful rural surrounding.

The house is situated in two and a half acres in a lowland crofting designated area which means we are in the countryside in a low density populated area. We have stunning views towards the Pentland Hills & the Five Sisters.

We are close to three railways stations providing easy access to both Edinburgh & Glasgow. Edinburgh airport is approximately 25 minutes drive and Glasgow airport 45 minutes.

There are many beautiful walks within easy access & entry to National Grid 75 cycle network is five minutes away. The county has many historical and tourist attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

Livingston Outlet - McArthur Glen - and Livingston Shopping Centre are five minutes drive. We are off the main road but still have access to public transport.

The local bridal path runs down the east side of our house so there is always plenty to see as the horses run in the field adjacent.

The garden is a haven for wildlife, including kestrels, red kites and buzzards.

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Location

From the Owner

We searched for a number of years for a plot of ground and finally came up with this beautiful rural surrounding. The house is situated in two and a half acres in a lowland crofting designated area which means we are in the countryside in a low density populated area. We have stunning views towards the Pentland Hills & the Five Sisters. We are close to three railways stations providing easy access to both Edinburgh & Glasgow. Edinburgh airport is approximately 25 minutes drive and Glasgow airport 45 minutes. There are many beautiful walks within easy access & entry to National Grid 75 cycle network is five minutes away. The county has many historical and tourist attractions.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Bathgate at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Bathgate at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M8 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Longniddry at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

There are several magnificent beaches particularly in East Lothian all within a maximum of 1 hour drive. Longniddry - Gullane - North Berwick. The area at Longniddry also has excellent facilities for surfing, windsurfing, etc

Travel:

Edinburgh airport is approx 25 minutes by car and Glasgow airport 45 minutes. Glasgow Prestwick is around 90 minutes. Car is not essential but desirable. Local transport is very good in West Lothian but much more convenient if you have your own transport.

Distances:

The village of Seafield is only 1/2 a mile and can easily be accessed by foot. The town of Blackburn is within 1 mile and both Bathgate and Livingston within 3 miles.

Further Details:

Local shops in Blackburn and Bathgate with a large shopping complex in Livingston.

Main banks are in Bathgate and Livingston.

West Lothian is a county full of history with many local attractions. Several swimming pools in the area.

There is a number of restaurants around the area - most of which are in Livingston but Bathgate does have a very good Italian and a couple of pub/restaurants.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Low
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£325
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
20% booking fee is applicable. Full amount to be paid 7 days prior to arrival. Late bookings should be settled in full prior to arrival.

£50 deposit will be taken in cash on arrival and returned on departure assuming no breakages or damages have occurred.

Changeover Day:
We prefer Saturday to Saturday but will consider long weekends should these be available. This would normally be Thursday to Monday. However, during July and August there is a minimum of 7 nights - Saturday to Saturday only.

Notes on prices:
Short term/weekend bookings will be charged on a pro rata basis.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Livingston Outlet - McArthur Glen - and Livingston Shopping Centre are five minutes drive. We are off the main road but still have access to public transport. The local bridal path runs down the east side of our house so there is always plenty to see as the horses run in the field adjacent. The garden is a haven for wildlife, including kestrels, red kites and buzzards.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom with large shower, wc, vanity sink and bidet. There is a separate toilet with wc and sink

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom). The Cottage is not really suitable for families as there is only 1 bedroom Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with either twin beds or a super-king bed. This should be requested on booking.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation has been tastefully decorated to a high standard. Dorothy enjoys making the place friendly and happy with attention to detail a priority. Outside: We have 2.5 acres of garden which our guests are welcome to use with or without their pets. There is a gazebo outside the French doors. Lovely place to enjoy the evening sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All towels and linen included. The property is cleaned on departure. Extra towels can be requested at any time. Other: Conservatory - very bright room with double French doors which open to the garden.