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Beautiful 3 bed barn conversions in rural setting, all with secluded hot tubs - Appletree Cottage

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Linlithgow - Williamscraig Holiday Cottages

Each cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 public rooms, 2 en-suits, sleeps up to 8

Three new stone-built barn conversions in a rural setting, each cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 8 (plus sofa bed in the second public room). There is a video on our own website www.williamscraigholidaycottages.com Two of the rooms have king size beds (master en suite) and the third is a twin room. Wood burning stove in the living area, badger cam so you can see our badgers, high ceilings. All the Cottages has a bubbling Jacuzzi hot tub for you and your family/friends to enjoy. . There is free WiFi and a shared playing field and swing park.

If Rose Cottage is full please look at Honeysuckle or Appletree. The layout is the same in all 3.

Special deals on the golf course next door and at Bowden Springs Fishery. Jet ski trips on the nearby River Forth can be booked. Craigie's Farm, Sainsbury and Tesco will deliver food. Good rail links to Falkirk, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow from Linlithgow station. Easy access to many local tourist attractions in central Scotland, e.g., Linlithgow Palace, Bo'ness Steam Railway, Falkirk Wheel and shopping centres such as Livingston, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Beautiful walks in the area in the Bathgate Hills, Beecraigs Country Park, along the Union Canal or around Linlithgow Loch. Linlithgow itself has many cafes, bars, restaurants and takeaways. There is a farmers' market at the Cross every month.

Details for holiday cottage Appletree Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom

Beautiful stone-built barn conversion with 3 bedrooms, master en suite, and its own secluded hot tub.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Findlay Erskine
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016
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About Findlay Erskine

Rose and Findlay Erskine came to Williamscraig, in 1999, and moved into one of the old farm cottages, which we renovated over a six month period. We didn’t have much money, so decided to do the work our self’s, and worked every night, and every weekend to get it back into a condition it could be lived in. We then renovated one of the farm buildings then moved into it and rented out the cottage, slowly started to convert all the farm buildings into the accommodation your are staying in today. The first three cottages (Rose Honeysuckle, and Appletree cottages) were built in 2010 , and the second development where built in 2014 (Laurel, Beech and Eden cottages) which was an eco build, with a ground source heat pump, 10 Kw’s of solar panels, wood fibre insulation, and a clay block construction.

Findlay Erskine purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Findlay Erskine chose West Lothian

The Cottages look really old as there built using stone and slate roofs with cast iron gutters, but are new inside with the latest insulation standards which make them very warm. We have a new swing park outside to keep the kids of the screens. There are lots of things to do for all ages and will keep any group occupied for weeks, including Edinburgh on our door step, the Scottish mountains, the sea side, and some great visits.

What makes this cottage unique

All the Cottages have their own bubbling Jacuzzi hot tub for you and your family/friends to enjoy. , which are a big hit, plus a badger cam so you can see our local badgers


1 holidaymaker review

Appletree Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Weekend Trip with Family and Friends.

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 8 people in total, 2 families, both with 2 children aged between 7 and 3. Can honestly say that everyone had a brilliant time.

The cottage was immaculate upon arrival, very spacious, even sleeping 8. Our 2 kids slept on the sofa bed on the gallery area (playroom by day) and thought it was the best thing ever!! Both sets of parents slept in the large bedrooms on the ground floor, which essentially had an en-suite each (1 jack and jill). Kitchen had everything you would have at home, and the lounge/dining room could handle 8 for dinner easily. Outside, there was plenty to keep the kids (and adults occupied)....tree swing, a toy hunt in the woods arranged by Findlay (the owner) where he hid various cuddly toys in the trees and we had a competition to see who could find the most. (Findlay kindly brought over prizes for both winners and losers). Also, there is a large grass area where the kids played, with swings and chute. The hot tub was the best though....kids played by day and adults relaxed in it at night....then jumping back inside to the lovely stove to warm up again. Beautiful scenery and all facilities you need nearby if the weather not great. Overall, fabulous time and going back over the new year period for a week!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for your kind words i do work really hard to make your holiday the best, the bears in the woods was my last idea and is so simple but has been a very big hit with young and old, i now have a picnic area, camp fire area and 4 more swings and games to play in the woods. So if you go down to the woods today, you know what to do. Thanks again Findlay
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Linlithgow Golf Club
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Next door
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Linlithgow Golf Club
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Polmont artificial ski slope
Nearest Beach
10 Miles

Williamscraig Holiday Cottages are new barn conversions with wood burning stoves, king size beds, badger cam so you can see our badgers, high ceilings, golf course and fishery next door. All the Cottages have their own secluded hot tub. Edinburgh 18 miles away. Many good tourist attractions locally, good pubs and restaurants in the town of Linlithgow. Horses and chickens on the farm, great walks, very quiet and peaceful. Stirling and the Trossachs 20 miles away.

Golf: Adjacent to Linlithgow Golf Course where guests receive a discount during the week.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Linlithgow, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
British Pound
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
29 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
25 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
15 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
13 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
18 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
4 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay


  • Prices are for up to 6 people. There is an extra charge of 10% per person per week for persons 7 and 8.

    There is a 40% deposit and the balance is due not less than 6 weeks before arrival. We accept most major debit and credit cards.

    Other short breaks or special offers may be available - please contact the owner.
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Accommodation and facilities for Appletree Cottagein Linlithgow in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed in second public room
  • Master bedroom has an en suite
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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