Elm Cottage ref: SOOA

Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 33,000-acre Douglas Estate, surrounded by open countryside and panoramic views, these three attached holiday cottages, set within a courtyard, have been renovated and furnished to a 5 star standard and provide excellent accommodation from which to explore the surrounding areas. Countryside walks are available direct from the door, and the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, runs close by. It is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, wildlife and bird-watching, sightseeing or one of the many country estate pursuits available locally. Nearby Biggar has an array of specialist shops, pubs, eateries, Victorian-style puppet theatre, museums, boating and paddling pools, tennis courts and the famous Hogmanay bonfire and street party. Within easy reach are the cities of Edinburgh, with Scotland’s most famous castle dominating the city skyline, world-class museums, galleries, restaurants and bars, and Glasgow, a vibrant bustling city and home to the Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. Shops 7 miles, pub 2 miles.

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Ground floor

Large living room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Kitchen with tiled floor and door to sitting-out area. Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin beds on request) and TV, one with fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Fully tiled bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included. Electricity, eco-friendly biomass district central heating, bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Two digital TVs. DVD. Radio/CD. Washing machine. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer.

Miscellaneous

Shared, landscaped courtyard garden, each cottage with separate seating area with furniture. Set in natural woodland and surrounded by rolling countryside in 33,000-acre estate. Parking (for 2 cars). Two pets welcome at £25pppw. Natural spring water supply. Ground floor facilities. NB: Small unfenced stream in woodland
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Leadhills
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    8.6 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

This area really does have the best of both worlds, an exciting vibrant city and some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery right on the door step. The city of Glasgow has a wonderful mix of architecture; Victorian red sandstone buildings, Italianate steeples and medieval spires, neo-gothic towers and modern contemporary design.

A growing number of visitors are discovering Glasgow's undoubted charms; the city has a vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping centre and a first class selection of restaurants, cafes and modern bars. The arts scene here is thriving with over 200 arts organisations, including Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera being based in the city, additionally there are more than twenty museums and galleries, many of which are free, including the unique Burrell Collection, the contemporary Gallery of Modern Art and Mackintosh House, which is a reconstruction of the work of Charles Renne Mackintosh, famous for his Art Nouveau `Glasgow Style' architecture and design.

Glasgow is surrounded by beautiful countryside, from the rolling hills of the Clyde Valley to the south to the superb walking country of East Dumbartonshire to the north of the city. East Dumbartonshire has a diverse and varied landscape that's ideal for cyclists and walkers; serious walkers will know that the West Highland Way starts here in Milngavie, extending some 95 miles north to Fort William and Ben Nevis via Crainlarich. But for more leisurely walks Mugdock Country Park, set around a stunning loch, offers 750 acres of lovely countryside on the outskirts of Milngavie. A short drive north of the River Clyde takes you to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

South Lanarkshire stretches from the city suburbs south to open moorland along the lush Clyde Valley. The Clyde Valley Tourist Route makes its picturesque way to the upper reaches of the River Clyde and the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village first built by the famous social reformer Robert Owen. Visitors can use the interactive displays at the award-winning visitor centre and go on rides which bring history back to life. Other historical attractions include The Museum of Scottish Country Life at Kittochside, Bothwell Castle, Hamiltons Chatelherault Country Park and the Leadhills and Warnlockhead Steam Railway.

Things to do nearby

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle stands as one of the most brilliant landmarks from Scotland's medieval period. Though never completed, the castle is renowned for the large tower.

Chatelherault Country Park

Built in 1732, Chatelherault was originally the hunting lodge of the Duke of Hamilton. Today, these grand buildings have been fully restored.

Newhailes

Having been restored in a way to keep its authentic feel, Newhailes is a grand 17th Century home which is rich in history and period features.

Glasgow Cathedral

Built in the 1100's, this cathedral is still worshipped in today and provides some wonderful medieval architecture making it a keen stop for visitors to the city.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

With temporary exhibitions running throughout the year, the Gallery of Modern Art provides an exciting and diverse mix of old and new architecture to make for a really interesting visit.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Having been closed previously for refurbishment, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery is a must see for those visiting Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

M and D's Scotland's Theme Park

For a great day out that all the family will enjoy, Scotland's only theme park provides enough highs, loops and exhilarating rides to keep even the most thrill seeking on the edge of their seats, quite literally!

RT Cycles and Fishing

For cycle hire and tuition, RT Cycles and Fishing have over 10 years experience in mountain biking in the local area.

Glasgow Science Centre

Located on the bank of the River Clyde, the Science Centre is a fantastic attraction to explore with over 200 interactive exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.

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