Gairnshiel Cottage offers delightful romantic holiday accommodation. It is situated between West Calder and Carnwath in the heart of the Scottish countryside but still within 40 minutes drive of two stunning cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The views from the cottage are breath-taking: it has a wonderful position on the organic farm of South Cobbinshaw overlooking the Pentland Hills and Cobbinshaw Loch. The road leading to the cottage is a farm track that crosses the loch via a causeway adding to the feeling of 'getting away from it all' while still being close to civilisation!
The 310 acre loch was built in 1818 to feed the Union Canal and was also used by passing steam trains to collect water. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) due to wintering wildfowl and is popular with anglers and birdwatchers.
For those who enjoy the outdoors nearby Harburn Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole parkland course and there are walks of all levels starting literally on your doorstep. If shopping is your thing - the designer shops of Livingston are 15 minutes away and unique little shops and galleries are found in Biggar and Peebles.
The cottage has been furnished to a high standard and has an enclosed garden with a decked seating area with views over open fields towards the Pentland Hills. The galleried entrance hall and Shaker-style kitchen have flagstone floors and the kitchen has access to the back garden. The kitchen itself is equipped with everything you need for your stay including fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fan oven and hob.
The sitting room has a solid wood floor and includes a wood burning stove, colour TV, free view and DVD. The separate dining room, also with a solid wood floor, has a table to seat 6+. There is a newly refurbished shower room on the ground floor.
Upstairs there are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds. There is an additional mattress available for an extra child. The bathroom has a white bathroom suite with a Victorian-style shower attachment.