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Beautiful 5 Star Country Cottage for 2, close to Edinburgh & Glasgow

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage for 2 with wood burning stove. Amazing rates. CONTACT US FOR SHORTER STAY RATES.

Idyllic farmhouse annexe set in the beautiful rolling countryside of South Lanarkshire. Furnished with antiques, quality linens and toiletries, Ampherlaw Farmhouse is all about escaping from your busy lives. You'll feel so relaxed you won't want to leave! Snuggle up by the wood burning stove in fireside chairs and enjoy the views, or explore nearby Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Borders. The generously proportioned rooms include a huge bedroom, incorporating a wood burning stove and sitting area with fireside chairs; the large ensuite bathroom has a bath, overhead and handheld showers and is equipped with robes and fluffy white towels. The dining room enjoys views over Tinto Hill (a lovely day out) and is furnished with antiques. French doors open onto the patio area where you may sit and enjoy a barbeque. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need for your stay. We even provide a welcome hamper of local produce.

Cass Delaney
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Cass Delaney

Cass is from Edinburgh, and Charlie from Duns in the Scottish Borders. We live in Ampherlaw Farmhouse with our son, Lachlan and our horses, dogs, cat and chickens!

Cass Delaney purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Cass Delaney chose South Lanarkshire

Before buying Ampherlaw Farmhouse in 2004 we lived just three miles away. We often rode past the house and fell in love with its crow stepped gables and beautiful stonework. Although it was in desperate need of attention, we saw the beauty that lay beneath. We were very lucky to be riding past one day as the For Sale sign was being erected. The rest is history!!

We spent the next six years restoring it to its former glory, and at the same time extended into two of the adjoining barns. It is these barns that form the cottage that we offer for self catering holidays.

What makes this cottage unique

Ampherlaw is a little hidden gem in south Lanarkshire. The beautiful views on a fine day make you think you're living in paradise. Although it has a lovely rural position, it is only a 35 minute drive to Edinburgh.

We love staying here as we have horses, dogs, cats and chickens and we love the freedom the place offers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Lanarkshire in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious en suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Also a hand-held shower. Soft, fluffy towels and bathrobes are provided along with luxurious toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Huge double suite with integral sitting area in front of wood burning stove. Lovely countryside views from double windows. Luxurious soft furnishings.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: There is a private outside gravelled area, enclosed by a low wall where you can enjoy sitting out. A small wooden table with two chairs and small barbecue are provided for your enjoyment. There are large sheds which may be used to house bicycles or other equipment. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hoover, clothes airer all available within kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, robes and kitchen cloths included. These are changed weekly for our longer staying guests. Other: Very large dining room, furnished with antiques. Beautiful views over Tinto Hill to the south. Large French doors opening onto farm courtyard and private outdoor area.


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Beautiful 5 Star Country Cottage for 2, close to Edinburgh & Glasgow
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely and relaxing stay here! The cottage was so beautiful and well kept and the hosts were friendly and helpful. The cottage is in the perfect location for day trips to the surrounding countryside, including Glasgow and Edinburgh. We would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and were able to make the most of our central location to see and do so much. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy when you left - it is very much appreciated. I hope that we might be able to welcome you back some day!
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Beverley, East Yorkshire, England

Beautiful, cosy place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very peaceful and relaxing few days away over the Easter weekend. Super hosts with lovely attention to detail. All the amenities and provisions you could want. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ampherlaw and hope that we might welcome you back again sometime.
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Beautiful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome from Cass (& Ben the horse) awaits everyone who has the pleasure of staying at the Amperlaw Cottage.

The cottage has everything you could want, from a fully equipped kitchen to a warm and cozy set of chairs in front of a real fire.....simply perfection.

A fantastic base for exploring rural Scotland and a lovely home from home to return to after a busy day, I cannot recommend the cottage highly enough, five stars just don’t do it justice!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Ampherlaw Farmhouse cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so cozy with the wood burning stove and found the location great for all that you wanted to do. We hope that we can welcome you again.
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Unexpected luxury in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed lodgings in a bucolic setting. As comfortable as it is charming.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Ampherlaw Farmhouse. We are so happy that you found the cottage and setting to be so charming and comfortable.
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A real home from home, lovely.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property mixing old and new to great effect. Peaceful with stunning views.

Everything you could need.

You will need a car if you stay here as it remote. Easy to get to Edinburgh by train.

Recommend a visit to the Falls of Clyde and New Lanark.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at Ampherlaw. We are delighted that you enjoyed the peaceful setting and beautiful views, as well as being able to make the most of our central location to easily reach Edinburgh. The location of the cottage is rural rather than remote, being less than 3 miles from our local village, but we always do advise a car to make the most of your stay. We hope we might welcome you again another time.
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Very nice people, very nice accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Carnwath Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Robertson Arms Hotel
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Midlothian Ski Centre
Car: necessary


Access to Edinburgh airport is an easy 35 minute drive. Train stations are Carstairs (10 minute drive) and West Calder (15 minute drive).


Our nearest village is the conservation village of Carnwath (3 miles away). Here you will find a local pub serving pub meals.

The historic town of Biggar is 8 miles away and has a selection of independent shops, as well as a good selection of pubs and restaurants.

Lanark (8 miles away) has three supermarkets.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark lies 8 miles away.

Peebles, Stirling, Livingston, Glasgow and Edinburgh are all within a 45 minute drive.

Further Details:

Carnwath has a chemist, doctor, bank and local shop.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include all heating (oil central heating plus a starter bag of logs and coal), electricity and linens, as well as a small welcome hamper of local produce.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.