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Charming cosy cottage, ideal for couples

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 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).

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bathtub with overhead thermostatic shower, WC and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Charming cosy cottage, ideal for couples
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

PERFECT COTTAGE TO RELAX

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage! you get everything you need for your holiday. warm welcome from Hilary. location excellent for shops, parks, restaurants. Ideal for people that want to scape from the city.

really comfortable, well equipped, comfortable bed to rest after a long walk . Do not miss to explore Biggar by foot, everyday you will find something different.

near by golf course, caravan site where you can walk around the fields, lake, river, located in a beautiful public park.

if you are going to order something from the Chinese, better to order by phone as this is really popular and can take long time before food is ready.

different pubs near by, hotels, hospital.

be prepare to walk along the park, just 50 meters from the cottage, beautifully kept, has a children pool and the museum is something to visit.

What a lovely cottage! you get everything you need for your holiday. warm welcome from Hilary. location excellent for shops, parks, restaurants. Ideal for people that want to scape from the city.

really comfortable, well equipped, comfortable bed to rest after a long walk . Do not miss to explore Biggar by foot, everyday you will find something different.

near by golf course, caravan site where you can walk around the fields, lake, river, located in a beautiful public park.

if you are going to order something from the Chinese, better to order by phone as this is really popular and can take long time before food is ready.

different pubs near by, hotels, hospital.

be prepare to walk along the park, just 50 meters from the cottage, beautifully kept, has a children pool and the museum is something to visit.

friendly people, the church is located in high street, lovely architecture

friendly people, the church is located in high street, lovely architecture

What a lovely cottage! you get everything you need for your holiday. warm welcome from Hilary. location excellent for shops, parks, restaurants. Ideal for people that want to scape from the city.

really comfortable, well equipped, comfortable bed to rest after a long walk . Do not miss to explore Biggar by foot, everyday you will find something different.

near by golf course, caravan site where you can walk around the fields, lake, river, located in a beautiful public park.

if you are going to order something from the Chinese, better to order by phone as this is really popular and can take long time before food is ready.

different pubs near by, hotels, hospital.

What a lovely cottage! you get

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm delighted you enjoyed the cottage and the town so much - it certainly has a lot to offer and you have made the most of it! Thank you also for being perfect guests. I hope very much to have you back again in future. All best wishes, Hilary
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5

Utterly fabulous and Hilary had thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is just gorgeous - and surprisingly spacious too. We had a lovely time exploring Biggar and it helped that we had lovely weather for our short stay too. I have never stayed anywhere where someone has put quite so much thought into the things guests will need: Hilary had ensured that there were obvious things like teabags, towels, and spare toilet rolls, but also stocks of dishwasher tablets, and even obscure but welcome things like an ice cream scoop and a spatter guard for the frying pan. There was also plenty to occupy guests if the weather wasn't so kind, from books to movies.

There was literally nothing we came away thinking 'I wish that had been provided in the cottage' - it's clear that a huge amount of thought has been put into thinking what people might need. Everything was immaculate, working, and clean. It was a very pleasant surprise to have access to Netflix and Amazon Prime on a fast internet connection too.

Frankly I'm struggling to think of any aspect that wasn't perfect. The bathroom was a little cozy but then I'm 6' 6". I'm used to low beams and shower heads sized for 'normal folk' everywhere: that's hardly a criticism.

The highest praise is that I'd come back and stay again in a heartbeat. We had a lovely time and it's a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words mean such a lot and I'm so delighted that you found everything to be perfect. It was such a pleasure to host your stay and I must thank you for being such fabulous guests. I do hope very much to see you back again in future!
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5

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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4

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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5

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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5

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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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Biggar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Biggar
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Lanark
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Biggar
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Biggar, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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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
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£380
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
From
£75
 
 
New Year 2017
31 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£450
 

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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