|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The cottages are situated on a hillside overlooking the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, and near Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Built in 2006, the cottages were architect-designed to fit the character of the area, and set-up for maximum enjoyment of holidays and short breaks. They are very spacious,furnished to a high standard, and have a 4 * rating. The two bedroom cottage has one double and one twin bedroom; the three bedroom cottage has one double and two twin rooms. Off road private parking. Linlithgow, just 15 minutes by train from the heart of Edinburgh, yet the cottage enjoys a quiet rural location. The bar and restaurant of a country house hotel are next door, but the fully fitted kitchen in each cottage has everything needed for self catering, with hob, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine all included. WiFi available in all cottages. Pets by arrangement.
Linlithgow - places of interest locally.: Linlithgow Palace was the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots, cousin to Queen Elizabeth 1 of England. Mary was beheaded on the orders of Elizabeth in 1587. The magnificent Palace ruins are situated in a lovely park beside Linlithgow Loch and is open all year round.
Linlithgow was also the birth place of 'Scottie' of Star Trek fame. An exhibition of this space traveller and the history of the town can be viewed in Annet House on the Main Street.
A few miles away in Blackness, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, is Blackness Castle built in the 15th century. The castle has been well maintained and its dark corridors are reminiscent of its past as a garrison fortress and prison.
Other interesting places worth visiting within a radius of 10 miles include the Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway (working museum), Torphichen Preceptory (Headquarters of a local Templar organisation), Cairnpapple Hill (a ceremonial and burial site dating back to 3000BC) and the Falkirk Wheel (built 2000).
Local leisure activities: The Linlithgow area boasts 4 country parks, the nearest of which is Beecraigs (3 miles from Linlithgow). Others are Muiravonside (5 miles), Almondell (10 miles) and Polkemmet (12 miles).
Family attractions suit all ages and include the Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway (with trips on a steam train and using the original ticket office and platform); Five Sisters Zoo; Linlithgow Canal Centre; Leisure/ Sports centres in every town.
For the fishermen there are plenty of lochs located in peaceful settings. Some include Ballencrieff Fishery, Linlithgow Loch Fishing, Allandale Tarn Fishery, Bangour Trout Fishery and Morton Fishery.
The nearest golf course is a short walk from the cottage (West Lothian Golf Club), which has spectacular views of the Firth of Forth, the coastline of Fife, Edinburgh and East Lothian, the Ochil Hills and into the mountains of Perthshire. Other golf courses include Linlithgow, Bathgate, Pumpherston and Uphall.
The many walking routes include the Canal Basin.
Further afield: Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow are just short drives (or train journeys) away and offer visitors a huge range of historical sights, entertainment, shopping and leisure pursuits.
Just 25 miles away is Roslyn Chapel and Glen, fascinatingly depicted in The DaVinci Code. New Lanark, the birthplace of the co-operative system pioneered by Robert Owen, is only 30 miles away.
Within easy reach of the cottage are also St. Andrews in Fife, Perthshire and its hills, the Trossachs, and the towns of the Scottish Borders (Peebles, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh).
Thank you for a very comfortable stay. We very much appreciated the welcome and the scones.
We loved the cottage from the first moment we saw it. It is very cosy and there is everything you need to feel well. The kitchen is big and we missed nothing. It was clean and there was soup, milk and bread for a first dinner. The owner was very kind and helpful and, as we are german, he speaks an english, that we could understand.
It is useful to have a car, because it is about 2 or 3 miles away from the city and there is nothing around, except a hotel. But that was exactly what we liked.
only pro, no neagtive statement!
- David: very friendly
- Property clean and enough place for all
- well equipped kitchen
- short distance to Edinburgh (use the P+R near airport)
- an a lot more...
We had a wonderful time in Stuart Cottage! The cottage was very nice and contained everything we needed.
The booking was problem-free and the owners were very helpfull both prior to and during our stay!
We came from Norway and found Linlithgow to be a perfect place to stay while discovering Scotland.
We were six adults spending one summer week in the cottage. The location between Glasgow and Edinburgh made it easy to visit both of the cities without spending too much time on travelling. As we also like to spend some time on golf we had a lot of nice golf courses within one hour drive from the cottage. The cottage were well equiped and the facilities had all that we needed. We were well taken care of by David and Helen Williams and would like to visit Linlithgow again.
We stayed in the Stuart Cottage during a week in August,2011 and we found the place spectacular. We felt as being home as the cottage is a beautiful place, very clean, spacious, new furniture and all you need for a comfortable stay. The owners are lovely people who take very much care of the property and guests. Location is also marvellous and easy access to Edinburgh. We highly recommend everybody this property from all points of view, no doubt.
The cottage is situated about 1.5 miles outside the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, near Edinburgh - just 15 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. The train service from Linlithgow to Edinburgh is every 30 minutes, and regular train services go to Stirling and Glasgow. Linlithgow Cottage is a 10 minute drive from Edinburgh airport. The road links in the area are excellent. About 1.5 miles from Junction 3 of the M9 motorway and 5 miles from the M8 motorway, the cottage is the perfect location for those who want to tour Central Scotland, Perthshire, the Kingdom of Fife and the Southern Highlands, all of which can be reached by car in half an hour or so. This is the ideal location for those who would like to be near Edinburgh, but out of the busy city itself.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We ask for a deposit of £100 per week per booking to confirm; the balance of each booking is due 6 weeks before arrival. Energy costs are included in the price
For all payments we are happy to accept Sterling cheques, credit/debit cards or bank transfer.
A copy of our cancellation policy is sent to all guests on payment of the deposit, but basically after a booking has been confirmed and up to
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.