The Thatched Cottage is truly a fairytale setting for a hideaway self catering holiday for two, yet only a few miles from Scotland’s Capital City Edinburgh. The location for this charming self catering accommodation could not be more picturesque; a pretty detached stone cottage with authentic thatched roof in a sunny glade surrounded by Hopetoun woodland in the heart of central Scotland. This newly refurbished cottage has a beautiful, spacious sitting room with log fire, bedroom with lovely views and a well appointed bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The kitchen is adjacent to the sitting room with 3 steps leading down to it and has every facility you might require. Every room is furnished with care and style, in tune with the original character of the cottage and the heritage of Hopetoun. you might be tempted never to leave the Thatched Cottage, but immediately out of doors are lovely woodland walks, cycle paths and the splendid Hopetoun House Stately Home all waiting to be explored (all guests receive a complimentary visit to Hopetoun House and free access to the House grounds during opening hours). While you are staying in this luxury cottage you can also have access to a wide range of pre-bookable activities within the estate, including clay shooting, simulated game shooting and arrangements can also be made for archery and quad biking.Events at Hopetoun House in 2014-2015
Saturday 1st November 2014 – Our annual Fireworks display. Guests receive free tickets for this event.
(Thatched Cottage shouldn’t be too affected unless the traffic management is particularly busy.)
17th May 2015– Race for Life. Run in aid of cancer research goes through the estate, may have some traffic restrictions.
29th May 2015 – 31st May 2015. Carriage Driving.
Thursday 25th June- Sunday 28th June - A large event, Horse Trials. This a particularly busy time on the estate as there are hundreds of horses, horse boxes and caravans staying and camped out in the deer park.
Thursday 17th July – Sunday 20th July – Grass roots event (mini horse trials). Similar to the large Horse trials event, but smaller scale in that there is no fair to accompany it.
For these events listed the guests will receive free admission
. However, for the events at the house- such as: Wedding fairs, Christmas fair, shows etc, they will not receive free entry into these.
Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/diner: with open fire, TV, DVD, radio/CD player, large corner sofa and dining table and chairs.
3 steps down to…
Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, dining table and chairs
Bedroom: with king-size bed and i-Pod docking station
Bathroom: with shower over Jacuzzi bath, WC and wash basin.
All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot and highchair available by request. Fireguard provided.Dogs welcome (must be keep on a lead at all times - livestock in surrounding area). All guests receive a complimentary visit to Hopetoun House and free access to the house grounds during opening hours (Hopetoun House is open from Good Friday to the last weekend in September). Visitors also have easy access to many pre-bookable activities which take place at Hopetoun including clay shooting, simulated game shooting and arrangements can also be made for archery and quad biking on the estate and there is a golf course nearby. Off road parking for 2 cars.