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Romantic Rural Luxury Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Birkwood cottage shares 3 1/2 acres of wooded and landscaped grounds with the owners of Birkwood house. Birkwood house was built in 1905 and the cottage was built slightly later as the gardeners cottage. It is an ideal base to soak up the country atmosphere to travel further afield.

This wonderful well-presented spacious detached cottage is nestled in a peaceful, tranquil setting on the edge of the village of symington, south Lanarkshire close to the M74 which is one of the main arteries linking Glasgow to England.

The cottage is located in a beautiful rural area, on the outskirts of the village of Symington, 2 1/2 miles from the market town of Biggar and 10 miles from the historic village of New Lanark. Within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow and their airports and their surrounding attractions and also easy road access for heading further afield. The countryside is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with numerous country tracks and coastal trails to explore, ideal for cyclists, walkers, mountain bikers and hikers.

The accommodation can sleep 6 comfortably and comprises of the following; upstairs, bedroom 1 has a king sized sleigh bed and bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room. There is a shower room and WC between the bedrooms. downstairs is bedroom 3 with another king size sleigh bed and a bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. In the large lounge area downstairs is a seated area with a multifuel stove and a dining table with views out of the patio doors to the garden and neighbouring lake beyond. There is a smart flat screen TV fitted to the wall. The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Outside: large gardens, amenities ample off road parking.

Luxury Christy bed linen throughout, towels, oil central heating, WiFi are all included.

Regretfully no smoking.

1 well behaved dog is very welcome.

A well stocked log store and coal ovals are also included.

It is advisable to contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements for accessibility

Property Type: cottage (detached)

Meals: Self-catering

House Rules: Max. occupancy 6

non smoking only

One well behaved dog

children welcome

Location Type: rural

Theme: Away From It All



General: Basic Soaps

Fireplace ...


Hair Dryer

Heating ...

Internet ...

Iron & Board

Laundry Soap

Linens Provided

Local Activities Guide

Local Maps

Local Restaurant Guide

Parking ...


Telephone ...

Toilet Paper

Towels Provided

Washing Machine ...

Kitchen: 4 Ring Stove

Cooking Utensils ...

Dishes & Utensils ...

Dishwasher ...

Freezer ...


Microwave ...

Oven ...

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Refrigerator ...

Hob ...

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seating for 6 people


2 Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower

Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure


3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bedroom 1 - 1 King Size Sleigh Bed

Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Beds

Bedroom 3 - 1 King Size Sleigh Bed


Smart Television

Outside: Large Garden and Woodland

Summer house/children play house

garden chairs


wheelchair inaccessible

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More Details

Fiona Davidson
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Fiona Davidson

We have taken a year to renovate the cottage and are really pleased to present it to the market for holiday lets. Scott and I are excited to have guests stay in the cottage and them to enjoy the fantastic scenery around the cottage.

Fiona Davidson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Fiona Davidson chose Symington

The cottage is nestled in the grounds of Birkwood House. It is a perfect place for a romantic break or a family get away.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Rural Luxury Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in such a stunning location very relaxing and peaceful yet only 50 minutes drive from Edinburgh.

Fiona the owner was lovely and helpful we shall definitely be returning later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise and family were fabulous guests. We look forward to welcoming you again to Birkwood cottage.
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

When I look for a property. Sound or lack of is my top priority. This was perfect. the cottage has 3 Big bedrooms and very large sitting room. I have no faults at all.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really lovely family. We loved having you as guests in the cottage.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, newly renovated and well-appointed cottage in lovely woodland adjacent to the owner’s home.

The very friendly owners greeted us and showed us around and basic groceries were thoughtfully provided - the Easter eggs for our children were a surprise and much appreciated!

Lovely wood burner, underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms, brand new and spotless bathrooms and a cute summerhouse that we would have made more use of had the weather been a little kinder.

We would highly recommend and will very likely return as the location is perfect for both Edinburgh (45 mins) and visiting family in Dumfries and Galloway.

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely warm cottage with great comfortable beds. Underfloor heating very welcome. Brilliant.

  • 5 of 5

We were staying here as a gap from one house to another and has been a very nice cosy house to be in, There is lots of car parking space which suited our needs too. The cottage is surrounded by woods which our 2 maniac dogs loved, there is also a hidden swing in the woods. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone. The owners couldn't do enough for us and a lovely couple too.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous family and so lovely to have you stay in our cottage. Delighted you loved the swing and the gardens. We have renovated and restored the cottage and has been great to welcome you as our first guests.
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Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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