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Newhall Cottages - Spittal Cottage

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Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
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Description

A traditional southfacing cottage set in wonderful countryside with fishing and delightful walking available on the estate.

These beautifully situated holiday cottages are part of historic Newhall Estate, just 14 miles south west of the vibrant city of Edinburgh, and a central base from which to explore further afield to Glasgow, Stirling, Fife and the Scottish Borders. Newhall’s 1,100 acres are on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, a wonderful landscape sculpted by glaciers and water, with hillwalking and biking to suit all abilities. The owners’ 2-acre walled garden is a peaceful spot for relaxing in and produces a great array of spring and summer flowers. Newhall Steading Cottage (ref 30949), skilfully converted from the original farm steading, is privately situated about 220 yards from Newhall House. The bright open-plan living area has a cosy woodburner and French doors leading to small terrace opposite a walled garden. Spittal Cottage (ref 30951) and Spittal Coach House (ref 30952) are set a mile away on a working hill sheep farm, bounded on its west side by a reservoir where brown trout fishing may be arranged and the bird hide is a great vantage point from which to watch ducks, geese and heron. Spittal Coach House is a spectacular conversion from an 18th-century farm steading. The beautifully light, spacious, oak floored living area has a central, double-sided woodburner and three huge arched windows opening onto a paved terrace. Spittal Cottage is a traditional, south-facing farm cottage, with fine views and a delightful cosy living room and stunning walking from the doorstep. The nearby North Esk Glen has over a mile of delightful paths, some steep, with a rich variety of wildlife. The patient observer may be rewarded by a glimpse of an otter or badger. The village of West Linton, 5 miles, has local shops, a pub and good restaurant, while Carlops, 1½ miles, has a pub serving food. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
First Floor:
9 steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link double bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

All properties: Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Access to owners’ 2-acre walled garden. Grounds (shared with owner and other properties on-site). Trout fishing on-site (licence required). Dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    16/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2018
    We enjoyed the originality of the old cottage with modern facilities and the view from sitting on the broad window sills listening to farm noises.


  • 8

    28/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    warm and comfortable stay despite the poor weather.however there at a number of faults with the property that if fixed would gain it a better rating.


  • 8

    09/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    We really loved the cottage and the setting of the cottage, however, the local pub was not very welcoming and this was a disappointment for us as we had pictured ourselves in a cosy pub with our 2 dogs. The pub had put up a sign saying muddy boots not welcome. There was nothing in walking distance and this is what let it down for us. Other than that we did have a really lovely time and we enjoyed the space and the cosiness of the place.


  • 5

    19/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    We have stayed at this cottage for the last 3 out of 4 Xmas's. We have enjoyed staying here but there are now issues that weren't there before. We arrived later in the evening to discover that there was no toilet paper in the house, I would think this would be a bare basic that would be supplied. There is obviously a vermin problem as there were 2 traps in full view in the kitchen and you could hear scratching and scrabbling across the ceiling and behind some of the walls. Some of the paint work needs refreshed as there are damp patches in the lounge and one of the bedrooms that were there a year previous. If they sorted the issues I would definitely book again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Ah oh dear! We try to make sure that every loo has a roll of loo paper before people arrive – this was obviously a massive oversight. Being a country cottage, the field mice do try to use it as a warm winter home, the traps that were there on the request of the previous guests. I am sorry if the family from Jersey were offended by them, we would have removed them had we known. We try to deter mice without poisoning if possible, we have sonic plugs in some of the rooms to chase them away (sonic do not worry dogs or cats, only gerbils and mice), I am sorry if the mice were noisy. We will try something else. The cottage is overdue for a refurb which will take care of the damp patches, it has been very busy this last year and it has been difficult to fit this in.

  • 8

    01/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    Lovely cottage really warm and very well located for Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Comfortable and well equipped, slightly dark.


  • 9

    18/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Amazing cottage! Perfect for our family holiday. Very comfortable and cosy. Well equipped and in beautiful surroundings. We'd love to come back!


  • 10

    07/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with fabulous views and sunrises. Very comfortable and warm, and well equipped.


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