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Hilly Cow Wigwams
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Hillycow exceeded all expectations. The hosts were more than friendly and helpful, even picking my friends and I up at the station on a Saturday night.
The wigwams are large, well equipped and well heated. Not to mention the huge kitchen, games room and spotless bathrooms and showers.
You are left wanting nothing more and I cannot recommend this trip enough!
The only criticism I have is that the website doesn't do the place, the utilities or the scenery enough justice.

Thank you to Lesley and Stuart for a fantastic 21st!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Took my son and his 3 friends for his 14th birthday celebration. Beautiful scenery and away from the hussle and bussle of the city. The wigwams are comfortable and ideal for the kids. Power extremely useful for the tv and xbox we brought with us. We had a fire outside in the evening with toasted marsh mallows. The communical kitchen and gamee room are very spacious and the kids enjoy some scramble egg on toast with fresh free range eggs in the morning :) Great friendly and relaxed atmosphere complimented by execellent hosts in Lesley and co. Would definitely recommend a visit - we will be back !

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed at these wigwams with a group of friends for one night and it was brilliant!

Excellent spacious wigwams that sleep 5 people, each wigwam has a kettle, fridge, heater and its own little decking with picnic table.

There is a communcal kitchen which is spacious and beautifully decorated with everything you can think of!

The toilets are also top class, very clean and there are two showers.

There is a games room but we didn't use it much, it had a dart board/pool/air hockey etc. There is also a small playpark.

Lesley was really nice and helped us out with anything. She gave us wood to make a fire and a bbq. You can also get takeaways delivered to the wigwams!

Brilliant value for money!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We're just home from a week's stay at Hilly Cow Wigwams and cannot rate it highly enough!!

We've never stayed in a wigwam before & weren't quite sure what to expect but have been pleasantly surprised. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome & there is such a relaxed atmosphere here. The wigwams are warm & comfortable & surprisingly spacious. The toilet facilities have been fitted to a very high standard & are kept spotless by Lesley! As for the kitchen area - I want this in my home! It had everything we needed, even the washing up liquid! Our son loved being able to have fresh farm eggs for his breakfast, and our campfires in an evening were just bliss! So lovely sitting toasting marshmallows on the campfire while sipping wine & admiring the view.
Such a perfect location for visiting Edinburgh as the train station is just minutes away by car (with fee parking) & an adult return off-peak ticket was only £5 to Waverley. Livingstone is nearby too for more retail therapy if you need it.
Plenty of room for the kids to play, whether in the play area, the games room or just running about playing tag & Misty the friendly dog will follow kids & adults around just loving any attention she can get.
Lots of local info leaflets provided in the kitchen & menus for the local take-aways which will even deliver.
Lesley & family have really thought of everything here & made this a very enjoyable holiday. Our first trip will definitely not be our last.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND HILLYCOW WIGWAMS TO EVERYONE!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Myself and three friends visited the wigwams in July for something different to do on my birthday . Had such a great time Lesley and Lisa who live there are so friendly and welcoming. The wigwams are very well equipped and really comfortable ! Had such a great time and will definately be back ! Thanks !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our stay at hilly cow wigwams was a great experience for me and the kids, the facilities were modern and very clean. My children had a fantastic time using the play area and playing with the dog misty, we also visited the kirknewton riding stables which was very near to the wigwams, I would highly recommend the hillycow wigwams to family and friends.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We visited Hilly Cow for 2 nights in July with another 3 families with 7 children aged between 5 and 13 and it was perfect. The hosts Lesley and Stuart are lovely and friendly and their children love to show others around the farm.The wigwams were roomy with a small fridge, heater and a kettle. Outside there are picnic benches for each wigwam. The kitchen/diner is very well equipped with everything you need for cooking, eating and drinking and plenty of room for 4 families to use comfortably. The games room kept the children (and some of the adults) amused and occupied. Outside there is a small play park with lots of different bits for the children to use. It is in a perfect location so the adults can keep and eye on the younger kids from the wigwams, kitchen or games room. The toilets/shower block have been finished to a very hight standard and are kept very clean and well supplied.
We have been to wigwams before but these are 5 star. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hilly Cow Wigwams

Property: Hilly Cow Wigwams
Address: Leyden Farm | Leyden Road, Kirknewton EH27 8DQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Kirknewton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Kirknewton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have four heated wooden wigwams set in beautiful countryside on our working farm. We have a brand new kitchen dinner, shower and toilet block, play area, and games room. Campfires are allowed and we have BBQ's to hire. As well as seeing our hens, pigs, lambs and cows,there are many walks and cycle routes, not to mention all the local attractions of Edinburgh and West Lothian. So why not come glamping! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hilly Cow Wigwams Scotland/Kirknewton

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