|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Listed by Historic Scotland as a traditional building of local importance, Ferniehaugh sits on a quiet road behind Biggar High Street with its range of small independent shops, pubs, restaurants and museums. The cottage was fully renovated to an excellent standard in 2014 and combines character and charm with every modern comfort. Detached and on two levels, it features 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 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.
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.
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
As soon as I saw the property I loved its potential. It is very special and has the most wonderful atmosphere.
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).
The cottage was lovely and a really amazing place to stay in.
Thank you for having us,
Kieran and Vikki
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!
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|