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Shepherd House Cottage

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Inveresk, near Edinburgh,
Grade 4 Star rating
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Enjoy Edinburgh city in 20 minutes drive or tge cost from this well equipped cottage in the heart of an 18th-century village.

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, this charming and well-equipped holiday cottage looks out over the owner’s plantsman’s garden, featured in Rosemary Verey’s Secret Gardens and numerous magazines. Very privately set with its own entrance and small garden, and adjoining the owner’s home, the cottage is in the heart of Inveresk, an 18th-century village with many fine period houses and the NT garden at 17th-century Inveresk Lodge. The delights of the city or the coast are in easy reach with good local shopping and the racecourse in Musselburgh, 1 mile. A vast diversity of entertainment and eating places in Edinburgh, which is equally accessible by train from Musselburgh. Six superb golf courses, including the Open Championship course at Muirfield, within a ½-hour drive. Shops 1 mile.

Traditionally furnished sitting-room with dining area and patio door overlooking garden. Steep stairs to gallery single bedroom (for +1). Modern, well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Large double bedroom (two singles zipped together, can be twin beds on request).

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone at cost
  • Small front garden
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
    Coastal Property
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    We were not really impressed with this cottage. There were numerous faults with the accommodation some of which were not rectified by the owners. The second bedroom was not actually a bedroom. The stairs to this went up from the living room to a balcony where the bed was. There was little privacy for the person occupying the area. We arrived on the Friday to be told the washing machine was broken and it was not repaired until the Tuesday. The owners did offer to wash our clothes for us on the Saturday but we declined as we thought the washing machine would be fixed by the Monday. After the machine was repaired we spent hours trying to dry our clothes in the drier part of the machine which did not work. When we told the owner about this we discovered that she had known the drier did not work but had omitted to tell us. We eventually had to dry our washing over radiators. The toilet literally took 30-45 minutes to refill after it was flushed. The couch and chairs in the living room were not very comfortable. On the plus side the street was quiet and parking was not a problem. The garden was lovely and the kitchen was well stocked with equipment. In summary, we felt the cottage was okay but could be improved.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2017
    Fabulous house, great location, wonderful hosts, magnificent gardens. Highly recommended!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/02/2017
    It's a very unique accommodation, and has some delightful features in both the house and garden. However it could all do with updating, some of the crockery was chipped and cracked, and the beds are old and uncomfortable, also we found mouse droppings in a cupboard.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    Very warm, comfortable and well equipped and presented cottage. Access to the wonderful garden was a treat, even in January.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2016
    Excellent cottage, which was very spacious, comfortable, and has an extremely well equipped kitchen. The garden of the main house is extraordinary. There are frequent buses into Edinburgh about 15 minutes walk away, in Musselburgh.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    One week of bliss in Shepherd House Cottage and gardens. Charles and Ann were most generous hosts, very welcoming. Beautiful surroundings, lovely neighbours too.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2016
    Comfortable cottage overlooking a fabulous garden. Our holiday was overshadowed, literally, because it rained every day we were there. The cottage was well equipped for the two of us.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    Cottage was lovely. Our hosts were delightful, and very helpful. The garden is a jewel. We found no fault with our accommodation, but unfortunately my own health deteriorated while we were there, and we had to leave early. The last thing we said to each other as we left was, "We'll be back".

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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