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Gairnshiel Cottage - Lovely country cottage with loch and hill views

33 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Gairnshiel Cottage offers delightful recently refurbished holiday accommodation. It is situated between West Calder and Carnwath in the heart of the Scottish countryside but still within 40 minutes drive of two stunning cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow. The views from the cottage are breathtaking: it has a wonderful position on the organic farm of South Cobbinshaw overlooking the Pentland Hills and Cobbinshaw Loch. The road leading to the cottage is a typical uneven farm track that crosses the loch via a causeway adding to the feeling of 'getting away from it all'. The 310 acre loch was built in 1818 to feed the Union Canal and was also used by passing steam trains to collect water. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) due to wintering wildfowl and is popular with anglers and ...Gairnshiel Cottage offers delightful recently refurbished holiday accommodation. It is situated between West Calder and Carnwath in the heart of the Scottish countryside but still within 40 minutes drive of two stunning cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow. The views from the cottage are breathtaking: it has a wonderful position on the organic farm of South Cobbinshaw overlooking the Pentland Hills and Cobbinshaw Loch. The road leading to the cottage is a typical uneven farm track that crosses the loch via a causeway adding to the feeling of 'getting away from it all'. The 310 acre loch was built in 1818 to feed the Union Canal and was also used by passing steam trains to collect water. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) due to wintering wildfowl and is popular with anglers and birdwatchers. For those who enjoy the outdoors but would like to take it a bit easier, fishing on the loch can be organised for you. Nearby Harburn Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole parkland course and there are walks of all levels starting literally on your doorstep, taking in stunning scenery and fascinating history. If shopping and attractions are your thing - the designer shops of Livingston are 15 minutes away and unique little shops and galleries are found in Biggar and Peebles. Not far away is New Lanark World Heritage Village. Surrounded by beautiful native woodland and close to the Falls of Clyde, the 200 year old cotton mill village is Scotland's most important memorial to the Industrial Revolution. Take a stroll along the riverside on one of the woodland walks and experience the outstanding beauty the Falls of Clyde - where the River Clyde cascades 85ft. For those who like to travel a bit further afield the scenic splendours of the Borders, Perthshire, Fife, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are all within easy reach and make for great day trips.More
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About the Owner
Lynda M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
Interaction with guests
Sometimes we can greet guests, sometimes we never actually interact other than by email. We aim to leave people in peace. There is usually someone around at the nearby house in an emergency otherwise I'm available on my phone anytime.
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

We stayed at Gairnshiel Cottage over Christmas and it was the perfect antidote to our busy lives. The cottage itself is cosy but had plenty of room for our family of two adults and two teens. It is surrounded by fields and there are views...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Julie F
Reviewed November 27, 2018

What a lovely place Gairnshiel Cottage is, perfect for a quiet and relaxing break. Comfortable and clean and a warm welcome on our arrival. Only thing I wish we had known about was the drive up to the causeway, maybe we wouldn't have had the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Wander796973
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Gairnshiel Cottage was our ideal little slice of Scotland. There was so much detail and thought put into every nook and cranny that made our rural retreat convenient, comfortable, and exquisitely scenic. We had everything we needed to feel at home yet far away from...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank taylordM5401CT
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Date of stay: August 2017
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cottage in an amazing location, having breakfast on the terrace outside overlooking the moorland was fantastic.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Kmfox2000
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Private Fishing Lake/River
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
House Swap
Fireplace
Deck
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The cottage has been furnished to a high standard and has an enclosed garden with a decked seating area with views over open fields towards the Pentland Hills. The galleried entrance hall and Shaker-style kitchen have flagstone floors and the kitchen has access to the back garden. The kitchen itself is equipped with everything you need for your stay including fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fan oven and hob. The sitting room has a solid wood floor and includes a wood burning stove, colour TV, free view, DVD and video. The separate dining room, also with a solid wood floor, has a table to seat 6+. There is a shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds. The upstairs bathroom has a white bathroom suite with a Victorian-style shower attachment.
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About the neighborhood
LIVINGSTON DESIGNER OUTLET You will find your personal shopping paradise at Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland's largest designer outlet. There are over 100 famous brands under one roof — all with up to 60% off. Our 'Cathedral Mall' is the brainchild of architect Don Hisaka, with its opulent glass roof inspired by London's Crystal Palace. THE UNION CANAL Work on the canal was started in March 1818 and continued night and day until it opened in May 1822 at a cost of £290,000. It is 31.5 miles long and linked to the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk. It closed to commercial traffic in 1933. The Millennium Link project has restored the canals from the Forth to the Clyde. The unique Falkirk Wheel has now replaced the previous connecting locks. Cruise the calm and peaceful Union Canal in comf...
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