|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Beautiful stone-built barn conversion with 3 bedrooms, master en suite, and its own secluded hot tub.
Three new stone-built barn conversions in a rural setting, each cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 8 (plus sofa bed in the second public room). There is a video on our own website www.williamscraigholidaycottages.com Two of the rooms have king size beds (master en suite) and the third is a twin room. Wood burning stove in the living area, badger cam so you can see our badgers, high ceilings. All the Cottages has a bubbling Jacuzzi hot tub for you and your family/friends to enjoy. . There is free WiFi and a shared playing field and swing park.
If Rose Cottage is full please look at Honeysuckle or Appletree. The layout is the same in all 3.
Special deals on the golf course next door and at Bowden Springs Fishery. Jet ski trips on the nearby River Forth can be booked. Craigie's Farm, Sainsbury and Tesco will deliver food. Good rail links to Falkirk, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow from Linlithgow station. Easy access to many local tourist attractions in central Scotland, e.g., Linlithgow Palace, Bo'ness Steam Railway, Falkirk Wheel and shopping centres such as Livingston, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Beautiful walks in the area in the Bathgate Hills, Beecraigs Country Park, along the Union Canal or around Linlithgow Loch. Linlithgow itself has many cafes, bars, restaurants and takeaways. There is a farmers' market at the Cross every month.
Rose and Findlay Erskine came to Williamscraig, in 1999, and moved into one of the old farm cottages, which we renovated over a six month period. We didn’t have much money, so decided to do the work our self’s, and worked every night, and every weekend to get it back into a condition it could be lived in. We then renovated one of the farm buildings then moved into it and rented out the cottage, slowly started to convert all the farm buildings into the accommodation your are staying in today. The first three cottages (Rose Honeysuckle, and Appletree cottages) were built in 2010 , and the second development where built in 2014 (Laurel, Beech and Eden cottages) which was an eco build, with a ground source heat pump, 10 Kw’s of solar panels, wood fibre insulation, and a clay block construction.
Findlay Erskine purchased this cottage in 2012
The Cottages look really old as there built using stone and slate roofs with cast iron gutters, but are new inside with the latest insulation standards which make them very warm. We have a new swing park outside to keep the kids of the screens. There are lots of things to do for all ages and will keep any group occupied for weeks, including Edinburgh on our door step, the Scottish mountains, the sea side, and some great visits.
All the Cottages have their own bubbling Jacuzzi hot tub for you and your family/friends to enjoy. , which are a big hit, plus a badger cam so you can see our local badgers
Our group consisted of 8 people in total, 2 families, both with 2 children aged between 7 and 3. Can honestly say that everyone had a brilliant time.
The cottage was immaculate upon arrival, very spacious, even sleeping 8. Our 2 kids slept on the sofa bed on the gallery area (playroom by day) and thought it was the best thing ever!! Both sets of parents slept in the large bedrooms on the ground floor, which essentially had an en-suite each (1 jack and jill). Kitchen had everything you would have at home, and the lounge/dining room could handle 8 for dinner easily. Outside, there was plenty to keep the kids (and adults occupied)....tree swing, a toy hunt in the woods arranged by Findlay (the owner) where he hid various cuddly toys in the trees and we had a competition to see who could find the most. (Findlay kindly brought over prizes for both winners and losers). Also, there is a large grass area where the kids played, with swings and chute. The hot tub was the best though....kids played by day and adults relaxed in it at night....then jumping back inside to the lovely stove to warm up again. Beautiful scenery and all facilities you need nearby if the weather not great. Overall, fabulous time and going back over the new year period for a week!