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Bedrooms 2
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


Beautifully situated very well equipped cottage sleeping 3 in a small double upstairs overlooking Slipperfield Loch, and larger twin bedroom downstairs, also overlooking the loch. New kitchen, sitting room with dining area, overlooking Slipperfield loch situated within a 100 acre private woodland estate. An easy drive to Edinburgh, with West Linton village one mile away. Bathroom has bath, W.C., wash hand basin, pleae note no shower. Lovely for dog owners, (max two) and Colin and Carol are on hand if you need any help with where to go and what to see from the Abbeys of the Borders, to the Edinburgh Festival, or Mountain biking at Glentress in Peebles, or many other wonderful activities. Or you can just chill out.

Loch Cottage was originally the gamekeeper's cottage, now fully modernised, and it is situated next door to the owners' house, Slipperfield House, and dates from around the 1890's. There is an open fire (free coal provided), and oil central heating, and the cottage has all mod cons. Colin and Carol are here to help you with anything you might need to know.

There are two bedrooms, one double bedroom upstairs and one twin downstairs sleeping a maximum of three people.

Rental rates are for a minimum of 3/4 nights, please note that at Christmas and New Year this is four nights min. at £95 per night. This includes your linens and towels and electricity and oil for heating.

Cancellation policy is 25% of the total cost of the stay if cancelled 21 days of the start of your holiday. Last minute bookings are acceptable.

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Kilpatrick
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2018

About Carol Kilpatrick

My husband is Colin and we have lived here ever since we married nearly 50 years ago. Colin was also brought up in our house here which is next door to Loch Cottage. Colin is retired but he used to be in the family business which was printing and book binding and then he became a merchant banker when the business was taken over. Carol is a housewife, with two sons, two lovely daughters in law and five grand-children, and Carol was brought up in Yorkshire.

Why Carol Kilpatrick chose West Linton

This property used to house a housekeeper in the days when people were lucky enough to have staff. Colin and I decided that we would like to use the cottage to house holiday makers, and have welcomed people from all over the world over the past 45 years - some people have been returning with their grandchildren after 40 years, and we have made many good friends. The cottage is thick-walled, and very cosy. We welcome people from a minimum of three/four nights or for a week or two, as long as you want.

What makes this cottage unique

Although it is a historical wee house, as it used to be a gamekeeper's cottage, Loch Cottage is well equipped with an open fire, oil fired central heating, new kitchen installed in 2015, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and all the comforts you would expect. It does not have a shower, nor a dishwasher but it has a fridge, washing machine which tumble dries, a microwave oven etc. The really good thing about Loch Cottage is it is private, yet not at all far from West Linton (one mile away) and Edinburgh, 40 minutes to the centre by car, 55 by bus which goes from the end of our driveway. It is nestled within its own private woodland and lochs estate with lovely walks. There is great wildlife, otters, osprey, deer, and badgers amongst others. We also feed our ducks and pheasants. Car parking is on the doorstep and is safe.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the West Linton around the Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Breakages must be paid for Cottage must be left as it was found, clean and tidy.
  • Dogs must not be left unattended within the cottage if you go out.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
There are very many sporting and historical sights nearby, the most popular are Glentress for mountain biking at Peebles, 15 miles away. Traquair House the oldest inhabited house in Scotland is a very lovely day out, to be recommended, as is Kailzie Fisheries which is near Traquair House too, all near Peebles our county town. If you really want to stress bust then Stobo Castle has wonderful spa days, also near Peebles. Biggar is a lovely town 10 miles away which has only proper shops! (Butcher, baker etc., and you can PARK easily - really recommended.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful setting and welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage with amazing view over the private lake. A really lovely welcome, with home made cake! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 night stay at the cottage in August. The cottage is very cosy and quaint, and we enjoyed lighting the coal fire. The cottage has everything you could possibly need, and is in a lovely location. Carol and Colin were very friendly and helpful, whilst also leaving us to it. Good walks from the house, and the trail centre at Glentress isn't far away. We would definitely return, and not just for the homemade welcome cake! Thank you for a lovely stay. Harriet, Nick and Morris (woof)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maginifique endroit, ressourçant !

  • 5 of 5

Tout était impeccable et bien pensé. Le cottage est très agréable et chacun peut y avoir son espace. Bonheur le soir au coin du feu, et vue imprenable sur le lac. Par beau temps, l'espace "terrasse" devant la maison est tranquille et apaisant ! Edimbourg n'est pas loin et facile d'accès en voiture, trajet en plein paysages de moutons et vaches ! La nature y est vraiment belle !! Carole et son mari sont adorables et toujours prévenants, tout en discrétion. Merci à eux pour leurs attentions ! Cet endroit était parfait pour nous (qui allions beaucoup à edimbourg et son festival et revenions à la tranquillité au retour au cottage). Voiture indispensable pour se rendre ailleurs.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Julie and family, We hope you got back home safe and sound. We loved meeting you all - sorry the weather wasn't amazing, but we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here, and we very much appreciate your kind comments, With our very best wishes, Colin and Carol and family.
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Beautiful setting, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

The ideal place for people who love nature and a homely accomodation.

Stunning views over the Loch with all its beautiful nature and wildlife around.

The cottage itself reflected a bit of "good old times", but it was made up and equipped to todays standards.

Carol and Collin, next door, were always helpful and assisting if needed in any way.

I really enjoyed my stay! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marietta made the very most of her stay, visiting family and the various places and sites around Slipperfield. It was a great pleasure to meet her and her friend and we much enjoyed their company. Marietta, we thank you both very much for your visit, and hope very much too you got home safe and sound.
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An absolute recommendation

  • 5 of 5

It was a privilage to be a guest in such a lovely historic cottage. A breathtaking and tranquil spot at the Slipperfield Loch. It is rare to meet nice and charming people like the owners ! Absolutely delightful !

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
West Linton
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Linton
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Linton
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hillend plastic slope
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Most popular; Traquair House (oldest habited house in Scotland) Rosslyn Chapel - go when there is a guided talk of 10 mins. twice a day, Melrose a lovely town, lovely shops and abbey, beautiful drive away, Edinburgh Castle, book ahead to avoid queues. Lots more, whisky tours, Dalkeith Country Park, Glentress mountain biking in Peebles...


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation policy is 25% of the total cost of the stay if cancelled 21 days of the start of your holiday. Last minute bookings are acceptable.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.