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Charming cosy cottage, ideal for couples

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom cottage with hill views in heart of market town

Detached and on two levels, Ferniehaugh self-catering cottage is a real home from home featureing original beamed ceilings, lovely views to the hills, fully integrated and equipped kitchen, exceptionally comfortable kingsize bed with luxury linen, full size bathtub with overhead thermostatic shower, woodburning stove and central heating. There is free unlimited WiFi and free parking.

With 32' Sony television, Blu Ray DVD, Roku streaming, free Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Spotify, etc, stacks of books and visitor guides, the cottage has everything you could want in a home from home.

Ferniehaugh sits on a quiet road behind Biggar High Street with its range of small independent shops, pubs, restaurants and museums. The cottage has character and charm and every modern comfort.

Located 40 minutes from Edinburgh and 30 minutes from Peebles, it makes a great base for exploring the many attractions of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, Fife, Stirling and the south of Scotland.

More Details

Property Manager
Hilary Coombs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Hilary Coombs

My husband Carey and I farm organic beef and cattle about 8 miles from Biggar at Weston Farm, Dunsyre. I am a retired academic lawyer and Carey has been involved for many years with sustainable and organic farming.

Hilary Coombs purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Hilary Coombs chose Scotland

As soon as I saw the property I loved its potential. It is very special and has the most wonderful atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

Real charm and character, original features, lovely views - all just round the corner from the local shops and other amenities. There are regular bus services to Edinburgh and Peebles and there is a train connection to Glasgow at Lanark (a 15 minute drive away).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Biggar in South Lanarkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bathtub with overhead thermostatic shower, WC and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Super comfortable pocket sprung king size bed with high quality bedding and dual control electric blanket. Hairdryer, reading lamps, chairs, chest of drawers, walk in wardrobe and storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
Biggar is a small rural town and the cottage is on a very quiet, narrow road just a two minute walk from the High Street. On the High Street is Biggar Museum and a wealth of small and interesting independent shops. There are also traditional pubs, a range of restaurants and coffee shops.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Charming cosy cottage, ideal for couples
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Truly Outsatanding

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and a really amazing place to stay in.

Thank you for having us,

Kieran and Vikki

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you had a good break and enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Thank you very much for being perfect guests - I hope very much to see you again in future!
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Very cozy!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Ferniehaugh as the first stop on our 2 week trip to Scotland. The rental is very cozy. The place was clean and offered many basic supplies (coffee, tea, sugar, etc.) The bed was incredibly comfortable. The only minus I would give is the sitting room furniture - it badly needs upgrading. The location was excellent, right off the main street and very quiet. We had great food at the Crown and the Elph. Took several daytrips to see the beautiful countryside.

I would absolutely recommend and would personally stay there again if we ever cross "the pond" again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Biggar and that you found the cottage to be just as cosy and comfortable as promised. However, I am a bit confused about what you say about the sitting room furniture badly needing upgrading and I have never heard any guest complain of this before! The furniture is exactly as shown in the photographs and is of very high quality, made by craftsmen in England by long established companies using traditional materials and methods. The chairs are by Parker Knoll and the couch by Derwent. Certainly, the sofa and armchairs are not brand new (the sofa is around 10 years old and the chairs 20 years old) but not only was this furniture built to last and made in a traditional 'English' style, it in fact remains in excellent condition and is exceptionally comfortable. My approach to the furnishings is that I - and I hope my guests - place great value on quality, comfort and traditional craftsmanship. Certainly, there are two scatter cushions whose covers have seen better days but I thought the fabric so lovely I have been reluctant to part with them! Also, I thought their relative shabbiness was offset by the brand new Sanderson Morris & Co cushions that are also there. The sideboard has some scratches and the edge of one of the doors has lost its varnish due to it having to be adjusted but it is quite old and of very high quality. I did not feel this detracted from the comfort of the cottage - rather, that it contributed to its character! I am also slightly disappointed that you have made no mention of the phone and text assistance you were given while I waited four hours for your eventual arrival or my several messages to you to ensure you were comfortably settled in.
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Ferniehaugh a lovely quiet spot in a busy world.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay, Hillary has thought of everything you could possibly want.

The most comfortable bed you could imagine. A wonderful Kitchen complete with cook books by Delia or Jamie Oliver in case your stuck for ideas. A warm comfy living room with space to move about in. The cottage is lovely almost like stepping back in time but with all mod cons. The town has a great chip shop up the other end of the main street. The people are friendly. What more could you want? I highly recommend it, we had a great time. Thank you Hillary. Oh and yes we would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests - it was a real pleasure to meet you and to host your holiday. I am so pleased you enjoyed the house so much and hope very much to see you back again. In the meantime, all best wishes to you both, Hilary
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Retreat away from hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

Hilary was a excellent host came and met us spent the time making sure we knew how to operate everything .she also left excellent welcome book giving lots of hints and knowledge of the area. The cottage was a quaint one bedroom home that had everything you would need and lots of condiments and baking I times you may need on a short stay. The firewood left was excellent for a rainy day great thought . The cottage is set in a excellent location between Edinburgh and Glasglow for tourism. We found the town of Biggar full of little neat shops pubs and cookeries .it was a great experience and would recommend for a couple with a great host

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you to Ferniehaugh and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the house. Also, that you discovered the delights that Biggar has to offer. You were great guests and I'd love to see you back some time. Let's hops so! Best wishes, Hilary
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A private and cozy cottage in beautiful Scotland

  • 5 of 5

Ferniehaugh is now our very favorite place! It is as advertised, and more. The cute and cozy stone cottage sits on a narrow street just off the main street in town. It is beautifully furnished and the most complete kitchen we've had--complete with good quality pots and pans and sharp knives! We actually were able to bake cookies and scones whist staying at Ferniehaugh. The location is perfect--between Edinburgh and Glasgow, encouraging exploration around the area. There are walking paths around Biggar and outlying areas. Depsite staying for 2 weeks, we felt as if we could have easily stayed 2 more--we didn't get in the trail walking that we had wanted. We took advantage of the hourly bus to Edinburgh on 3-4 occasions and decided to take the train from Lanark to Glasgow due to city congestion that we had heard on the news. Back to Ferniehaugh--it has absolutely everything to make your stay most enjoyable in one of the most beautiful regions of Scotland. Hilary was so friendly and helpful; she made you feel as if you'd been friends forever. We highly recommend Ferniehaugh and would love to return and stay a bit longer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wee cottage with big character

  • 5 of 5

This rental is now our very favorite! It was as advertised and better! Finally, a kitchen with sharp knives and pots and pans in good condition. We actually baked cookies and scones! Hilary is a wonderful hostess and made us feel very welcome, showing us the ins and outs of the TV, the washing machine and the shower. Ferniehaugh made us feel a part of the community--so local! Despite renting a car, we managed to take the bus to Edinburgh 3 times as well as the train from Lanark to Glasgow. There are several walking trails around Biggar and a few very interesting museums. Such a great place to visit. We definitely would love to return to spend more time. A friendly, warm (even though the weather was chilly and rainy--didn't dampen our spirits!) and delightful stay at Ferniehaugh (fern meadow, I think).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being wonderful guests - it was such a pleasure to meet you. And it's great to know that you felt welcomed, were comfortable and became so much at home that you even took up baking! I'm also delighted your trip to Scotland was such a success. You certainly saw a lot of it during your stay - Biggar is a very central location and I think you made the most of it! I hope very much that your travels will bring you back to the wee house again and I would look forward to that very much indeed.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

The cottage is located within a 30 mile radius of a vast number of tourist attractions. It is also convenient for specific events including the Royal Highland Show, the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Festival.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Biggar, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2017
31 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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