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Karen McLaughlin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Luxury 2-bed conversion in Bothwell village, near Glasgow

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2-bedroom, 1-shower room, sleeps 4

Bothwell 37A is a luxury 2-bed conversion, newly renovated to the highest standard, situated in a scenic conservation village, 15 minutes drive from the Glasgow city centre and within easy reach of Stirling and Edinburgh. The luxury accommodation at Bothwell 37A comprises of 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, fully equipped kitchen/lounge/dining room, shower room with walk-in shower and the main bedroom has the addition of en-suite. The owners use the property as their own holiday home so the standard is exceptional. Bothwell 37A benefits from its own driveway and has a rear south facing garden with a patio area.

Facilities: Television/DVD player in lounge/bedroom 1 & 2

Gas central heating throughout property

Children welcome

Breakfast bar


Washing machine

Electric cooker




French doors to rear garden

Iron / iron board available

Linen provided

Mains electricity


Private, off street parking on own driveway

Secluded garden, with patio, table & chairs & BBQ.

Local Attractions: Bothwell Castle

David Livingstone Centre


East Kilbride

Chatelherault Country Park

Strathclyde Park

Stirling Castle

Wallace Monument


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Karen McLaughlin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Karen McLaughlin

I am originally from Hamilton in Scotland but now live with my family in Nottingham. This is our holiday home which we totally renovated a few years ago and use it to visit our family in Scotland.

Karen McLaughlin purchased this apartment in 2010


based on 7 traveler reviews

Luxury 2-bed conversion in Bothwell village, near Glasgow
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Compact & Bijoux

  • 5 of 5

What an adorable place to stay. The accommodation is perfect for a short term let. Excellently appointed with clean, fresh, modern decor. I was visiting for business and having access to wifi was a real bonus! Booking process was very straightforward and I was kept well informed throughout the process, I found Karen very pleasant and easy to deal with. I am happy to highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great location - shame about the property

  • 3 of 5

Location was ideal. The kitchen needs to be thoroughly cleaned and also the fridge/freezer doors need hanging on the opposite side due to the small kitchen. Had issues with both toilets in the property. Shower needs a door or curtain as it floods the shower room. Only comfortable seating for three people. Food thrown over wall from neighbouring restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allen for giving me some feedback on our apartment. Firstly I was upset to hear that you were not completely happy with your stay. In the 4 years that we have had this as our holiday home, this is the first time that anyone has said anything negative about it. I wish you had let me know during your stay that you had issues with the toilets and the food from the very nice restaurant next door and I would have tried to help with that but thanks for letting me know now. I will speak to the owner to make sure this doesn't happen again and if there is an issue with the kitchen cleaning I will address it. I realise that the lounge/kitchen is compact but hope that the photographs on the website do reflect this and the seating availability. I understand the weather was bad during your stay and you may not have seen Scotland at its best but I hope that doesn't put you off visiting our beautiful country again.
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Burbank, CA


  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in this Bothwell apartment. It was cozy and comfortable and had all the amenities I needed. I’m just sorry I was unable to enjoy the lovely back patio, as it was raining most of the time I was there. The apartment is clean and bright – modern appliances and décor. There is a comfortable living area adjacent to the kitchen. Since I was the only one staying, the twin bedroom was used for luggage storage. The master bedroom was very comfortable.

Location: The apartment is conveniently located outside Glasgow where it’s easy to hop on the highway for day trips to surrounding areas. Bothwell Castle is just a mile or so away and is a nice walk (or run, as I did). Next to Bothwell Castle is the River Clyde, which is gorgeous. If you are a runner – this is a great location for a run along the river. Quiet, beautiful and on a trail. Bothwell Castle is very interesting and the employee who was there – I believe his name was John – was very knowledgeable in its history and the area.

Restaurants: I only ate at the Italian restaurant next door as I utilized the kitchen and cooked meals and breakfast. The restaurant has good prices and friendly staff and the food was great. There is a Tesco Market within walking distance (the parking lot is a bit small).

Customer Service: Karen was great to work with. I’m in the U.S. and so we did our correspondence via email. She explained the whole process and the schedule of payments. Working through Homeaway was a good experience as well. Everything was very easy to handle. I arrived later in the day and was met by Karen’s Aunt Tricia and Karen’s mum. They welcomed me in and showed me around. You haven’t had a walkthrough until Aunt Tricia shows you the trick with the toilet in the master bedroom! Tricia and Karen were also very responsive when I thought the washing machine was not working. I didn’t know you had to set it to the “0” at the top of the dial. (The settings are different than other washers I’ve used in the UK and very different from mine in the U.S.). Tricia checked and left a note explaining how to turn it on. Thank you Tricia and Karen for dealing with this American tourist! 

I live in a very similar “granny cottage” in the U.S. that is small and cozy. I really felt like this was my home away from home. Thank you Karen for being a gracious host. Thank you Aunt Tricia for helping me with the washing machine! My only regret is that I didn’t get to meet the fabulous neighbors.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Owner's Response: Many thanks Leslie for your lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Bothwell. It is a lovely village and you seemed to enjoy it as much as we do. I hope you will come back to visit Scotland again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is situated in Bothwell, a picturesque village just outside Glasgow City. It is very easy to get to from the South as the Junction 5 on M74 is only a few minutes drive. Everything we needed was within a walking distance, including all the restaurants, takeaway shops and a Co-op. Karen, the owner of the property, and Patricia, her aunt who looked after us on arrival, were very kind and helpful. We stayed in the apartment for 4 nights very comfortably and relaxed (certainly our son enjoyed a TV in his bedroom!). We will certainly go back to this apartment in the next visit to Glasgow.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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A great Home from Home in Bothwell.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed several times at this proeprty while visiting family and friends back in Scotland and words alone don't seem enough to repay the great hospitality you get from Karen, her lovely Mum and Auntie Tricia.Tricia is always there to meet you with a cup of tea and shortbread and her genuine kindness.

I arrive at the airport and love the feeling as I drive along the M8 feeling like I am heading for home rather than a rented apartment.

The property is beautifully maintained, spotlessly clean and well equipped.

Bothwell is a smashing wee friendly village and a great base for getting around. There are many really good placs to eat too and all within easy walking distance.

Bill and Jean, the upstairs neighbours are so friendly and willing to lend a hand if need be. I needed it and Bill went to no end of trouble to dig my car out of the snow. I know, snow in Scotalnd is a rare event :) Bill also puts the bins out for you and always with a big cheery Good Morning to you as well.

This is a real gem of a find and I can't wait to come back home to Bothwell 37a in the near future.

PS Don't all book as I might just have shot myself in the foot here by proclaiming its glories.:)

Thank you all so much for such heartfelt Scottish hospitality at it's very best. x

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marion, I am glad you enjoy the times you come to stay at our holiday home. You are so right and we are so lucky to have found this little gem of a place. I look forward to having you come back to stay again soon.
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What a great golfing break.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay. Don't be put off the fact that the building is old, Karen and John have made an excellent job of the decor. The apartment has been modernised and is very well laid out. It's clean and comfortable, with all the mod cons you need.

Bothwell is ideally situated for visiting Scotland's sites, including fine golf courses. This lovely little hamlet suited all of my needs. There are plenty of good takeaways, bars and restaurants locally. I have left comments in the visitors book in the apartment regarding which ones we tried and where they are.

I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough - we will definitely go back!

Bernard from Nottingham, visited April 2012 for four nights.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you Bernard, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our apartment. Hope you will come again and visit Scotland.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bothwell Castle Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Junction 5, M74
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
China Cottage + (8 restaurants within walking )
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Car: recommended

Bothwell 37A is contained within 1/4 of an idyllic house, one of the oldest residential properties in the village of Bothwell. With it's easy access to the M74 / M73 & M8 motorways it's an ideal base location for an exploration holiday in Scotland. The village has a number of category 'A' listed buildings including Bothwell Castle, Bothwell Bridge and Bothwell Parish Church. The location is 15 minutes drive from the Glasgow city centre and within easy reach of Stirling and Edinburgh. Strathclyde Country Park, nearby, is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions with loads to do including sailing, kayaking, rowing, country walks, play area, café, fitness gym, open play areas, bike hire and fun boats.

The park lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde in North Lanarkshire,

Golf: Bothwell Castle Golf Club is considered by many to be one of the premier parkland golf clubs around Glasgow and in central Scotland. Bothwell Castle Golf Club is a flat parkland course with mature trees framing many of its fairways and excellent greens. Located in the woodland area surrounding the 13th century Bothwell Castle, it is 10 miles from Glasgow City Centre and easily accessible from all directions being 1 mile from the M74 and 2 miles from the M8. Bothwell Castle Golf Club is a popular course with members and also visitors, many of whom return year after year. The course is well maintained and is challenging for players at all levels. The clubhouse with its excellent modern facilities is comfortable, welcoming and the staff provide an excellent service. It is a perfect venue for corporate and smaller group outings.


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Scotland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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