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Beautiful 3 bed barn conversions in rural setting, all with secluded hot tubs - Rose Cottage

Linlithgow, Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK
  • Cottage1668 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 5 nights

Each cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 public rooms, 2 en-suits, sleeps up to 8

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.

Property Manager

Findlay Erskine

Member Since 2011
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Findlay Erskine

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

Why Findlay Erskine chose Linlithgow

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, Four poster, en-suite
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Double sofa bed
      • Master bedroom has a four poster bed and en-suite bathroom.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Luxury
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Games
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys


                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Golf Clubs
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Patio


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Has a bubbling Jacuzzi hot tub for you and your family/friends to enjoy.
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                  • playground
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • museums
                                                  • churches
                                                  • pond
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • swimming

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                13 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Absolutely stunning cottages and location is ideal.

                                                                Antony M.

                                                                Recently spent a few days here with my girlfriend and dog for my gf's birthday. Lovely cottages in beautiful woodlands. The hot tub was sublime, the badger cam was an experience! I ended up watchin it till early hours in the morning (spooky pond cam tho at night lol) Findlay was so warming and genuine, anything we asked he sorted so special thanks to him. All in all i would highly recommend, see ye again soon mate. Antony, Natalie & Blaze (the huskie)

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Antony

                                                                I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I know the hot tub is extra special after dark with the fairy lights and atmosphere that they create. The badger Cam is so popular as well with people that stay as most people have never seen a real badger in it own habitat. I do hope you come back again, as I know you will love it the next time too.

                                                                Regards Findlay

                                                                Exactly what it says on th etin

                                                                Andy W.

                                                                Secluded location perhaps a bit further from Linlithgow than we thought (not really walkable) but close. Very relaxing and topped off with Badger Cam, Findlay was very helpful and appeared to be genuinely keen to look after you. A lot to see in the area and easy access to most place, Edinburgh on the train less than 30 minutes

                                                                Perfect accomodation!

                                                                Karen S.Stirling

                                                                Lovely clean, modern, spacious accomodation in a beautiful tranquil spot. Reasonably priced. Very well equipped and extremely helpful owners. Would definitely book again!

                                                                A break with friends

                                                                Heather H.

                                                                Four of us regularly head out for trips together, exploring previously unvisited areas. Neil, who's from Jersey, had never visited Scotland before, so there was a lot to live up to!

                                                                Honeysuckle Cottage was a truly brilliant find - spotlessly clean, beautifully designed, well-equipped and in a great location. (Close to all the major attractions in the region but half a mile up a private road, so well away from traffic and noise).

                                                                We could not have chosen better. Findlay was welcoming and helpful - typified by the cottage, which has plenty of tourist information available. Our only 'criticism' is that the site doesn't make enough of the fact that the master bedroom is en-suite - so a real bonus!

                                                                Relaxing holiday

                                                                S J.

                                                                Perfect location for Edinburgh, Glasgow and all local attractions. Cottage of 5 star quality throughout, with every need catered for. Hot tub great!! Findlay great host from beginning to end of our stay. Would recommend Rose cottage to family and friends. Hope it is'nt too long till our next visit.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for your kind words, i really enjoy looking after the holiday cottages so i find it easy helping make your holiday as good as it can be, so if you need advise on something to do or not to do i can let you know what might be best for you.

                                                                Thanks again Findlay

                                                                Holiday with children

                                                                Matt B.

                                                                We stayed here in 2011 and loved it so much we came back. We have friends and family in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, so its a perfect location for both (30 mins to the centre of Edinburgh and about 45--50 to Glasgow), whilst allowing you to get out of the city and enjoy the peace and quiet.

                                                                Our 2 children (3 years and also 8 months) loved being here, both inside and out and the swings/slide are a nice addition. The cottage is brilliantly furnished and you dont really need to bring the bulky things as a family, as stair gates, high chairs, travel cots and some toys/games are all provided. There is even some childrens plates/cutlery. Generally they are also very well finished throughout with everything you could need in the kitchend, towels and bedding etc, making for a very comfortable stay.

                                                                The hot tub is an excellent addition for the end of the day when the children were in bed, regardless of whether it was raining or not, a great idea.

                                                                Overall, having stayed here twice, we loved it, Findlay is a great host/owner and will always help or offer advice if you need something. We will come back, and we have recommended it to various people and will continue to do so. Its a bit of a find really, good location, good value, lovely cottages!

                                                                Thanks and hope to come back soon!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Thanks for the kind words, i do work hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible and i am never far away if you need any advise or help to book something, i enjoy just being there.

                                                                Thanks again Findlay


                                                                Linlithgow, Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

                                                                Williamscraig Holiday Cottages are new barn conversions with wood burning stoves, king size beds, badger cam so you can see our badgers, high ceilings, golf course and fishery next door. All the Cottages have their own secluded hot tub. Edinburgh 18 miles away. Many good tourist attractions locally, good pubs and restaurants in the town of Linlithgow. Horses and chickens on the farm, great walks, very quiet and peaceful. Stirling and the Trossachs 20 miles away. Golf: Adjacent to Linlithgow Golf Course where guests receive a discount during the week.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $71
                                                                Damage Deposit

                                                                Prices are for up to 6 people. There is an extra charge of £50 per person per week for persons 7 and 8. There is a 40% deposit and the balance is due not less than 6 weeks before arrival. We accept most major debit and credit cards. On-line booking is available via our website on the Accommodation and Prices page. Other short breaks or special offers may be available - please contact the owner.

                                                                13 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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