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“Amazing comfortable stay in a peaceful setting.”
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Double bedded room
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Twin bedded room
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 33 reviews
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Jeff B
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing comfortable stay in a peaceful setting.”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The cottage was spotless. Great space to relax and entertain. The owners were always a phone call away. Such a great relaxing location with easy access to all of the central belt. Everything was provided. Great way to spend a holiday in Scotland.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2016
Thank you for your review Jeff, it was lovely to meet you both and hope to see again in the future
Kind regards
Evelyn and Andrew
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: All excellent
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Thank you Linda for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and the family and hope you can stay a bit longer next visit
Kind regards

Andrew and Evelyn
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mike S
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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A friendly warm welcome from Andrew & Evelyn started a perfect two week holiday for our family of four including two teens, internet access and sky television kept them happy while indoors and Smarhus was close to all our selected activities.
the cottage was very well equipped for cooking and laundry and we made use of the BBQ as well.
We made the trip to the Edingburgh fringe daily (about an hour with the tram from Engliston) and then also toured the region out to Glasgow, Falkirk, Sterling and even up to Inverness.
Smarhus was a perfect base for us.
The owners and very helpful and were reachable by phone when needed.
We will certainly return in the future.

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Liked best: Quiet location and very well equipped.
Liked least: Tram travel into Edingburgh
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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johnl1950
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“What more can be said ?”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

perfect setting, quite peaceful, perfect hosts, everything you need.
The weather wasn't too bad for our stay managed not to get wet, dodging showers. The cottage is a perfect base 10 mins by car. from supermarket and train station , for Edinburgh etc.
A car is essential for seeing the sights we explored Falkirk, the Kelpies, wheel etc, two days exploring sights in Edinburgh, (by train) off peak after 9.00am -4.15, and after 6.00.
North Berwick and beyond, castles + lochs etc.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay a home from home

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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stefank60
Greater Manchester, UK
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect ... yes that'll do.”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I really could just leave it at that really but I wont.

Stayed for a week from 21 June. It lives up to all expectations that the images and other reviews build in one's mind. It is a beautiful home and spotlessly clean and tidy. There is absolutely everything you could possibly ever need in the cottage and I do mean everything.

The location is wonderful in a vert quiet and remote setting which is just so peaceful and silent at night - slept like a log and well every night.

Despite this it is close to the M8 and M9 motorways so anywhere can be got to quickly.

There's a manual in the cottage with lots of information inc nearby supermarkets, places to eat etc and manuals for all the equipment in the cottage - oven, microwave, washing machine .. etc, etc.

The owners are a lovely couple and perfect hosts.

Highly recommend this wonderful home from home ... I did not want to leave.

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Liked best: Everything (no really)
Liked least: there's not a thing not to like
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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