- Biggar, ScotlandSet in the lovely Clyde Valley, this charming detached stone cottage lies within the enclosed, shared grounds of 500-year-old Braidwood Castle. The castle has been owned by the same family for 350 years, and was built around 1581 as a fortified tower to protect the Douglas family and neighbours from Border Reivers. The south-facing cottage was built as a bothy for the tower, and has been transformed into very comfortable accommodation for two people. The spacious living room has a cosy wood burner and there is a wet room, compact kitchen and a comfortable bedroom. Outside, there is a lawned area around the cottage with garden seating. The orchard and grounds are shared with guests at the castle. There is a soothing sound from the Braidwood Burn (fenced) just below the cottage, and there are walks down to the River Clyde through a network of paths nearby. The central location enables easy access to some wonderful countryside in the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve just north of Lanark, 5 miles, where there are way marked trails to explore. At the UNESCO New Lanark World Heritage Centre on the magnificent Falls of Clyde, you can discover how life was lived at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Enjoy a day in Glasgow which is very easy by train from Carluke. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle can be booked together with Braidwood Castle to accommodate up to 7 guests.£57From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Biggar, ScotlandBarjols Cottage is a charming and traditional cottage in the small village of Lamington. Located south of Biggar and placed with excellent road links via the M74 motorway, this semi-detached property provides a superb base for enjoying the attractions of south and central Scotland. Sleeping four adults comfortably in two bedrooms (one double and one twin/superking) there is also a shower room and a living/dining room, which is complimented by a wood burner, which will be well used with it being Scotland. A large mounted TV finishes the room and will be perfect for a lazy evening in front of a movie. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a breakfast area overlooking the attractive rear garden. The property has been thoughtfully furnished throughout, making guests’ stay upper most in the owner’s minds. Shop and restaurant 6½ miles and pub 6 miles.£54From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Biggar, ScotlandLocated amidst the rolling hills is the small village of Coulter just south of Biggar, with both Edinburgh and Glasgow less than an hour by car. This charming end terraced cottage has its own sunny back garden and two parking spaces. The accommodation is over two floors and has quite generous rooms. The living room on the ground floor has a nice wood burner for heating up those wee toes after a day’s winter walking or just for using as a nice feature for when it’s ’just a wee bit chilly’. The well-equipped kitchen/dining room has all the appliances you’d expect these days including the all-important dishwasher for when you simply can’t be bothered washing the dishes. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the larger of the two has a comfortable kingsize bed while the second bedroom is a little more flexible and can be used as either a twin or super kingsize bed. The bathroom has a good size bath for those who prefer a nice long soak with a shower over. The house has a real traditional cottagey feel yet with the modern appliances and had a recent upgrade (2021), this is the ideal base either to explore the expanse of the beautiful local countryside or to take advantage of the road network and see the rest of Scotland.£46From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Biggar, ScotlandThis traditional country cottage is ideal for a small family, 2 couples or a small group of friends. The opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors or just relax together in this charming cottage is one that you should consider.
Enjoy long walks or bike rides around the countryside of the surrounding hills and estates, taking in the most breathtaking and memorable views. This charming rural retreat provides the comfort and convenience you would expect form a home away from home, featuring a well-equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a living area benefiting from a Smart TV and a cosy wood burner, perfect for relaxing after a busy day of exploring. In the garden you will be pleasantly surprised by a private wood fired hot tub for you to relax in after a day exploring the beautiful sights the surrounding area has to offer.
To the north on the A702 (the old Roman Road) you will find the town of Biggar, steeped in history with associations to Bonnie Prince Charlie and William Wallace himself. Some of the country’s famous industry stems from the town and still houses one of the countries only remaining and preserved Gas Works in its own museum, sure to offer and interesting experience.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Biggar, ScotlandLocated just a mile from the village of Forth in Lanarkshire, this fabulous, detached bungalow provides the ideal home away from home, located on a quiet road opening to the surrounding countryside. Fully refurbished and offering quality accommodation, this cottage is a great place for couples or smaller families to use as a base while exploring this fabulous part of the country.
The accommodation is all on the ground floor albeit accessed by three steps from the front and then three steps down from the metal balcony in the rear garden. The property sleeps four in the two bedrooms, the larger being fitted as a double with a super kingsize bed and the second with twin beds. The kitchen has a dining table and the spacious sitting room also has a dining area as well as views across the garden to the trees as the ground slopes down to the Mousewater Burn. Patio doors open onto a metal balcony which leads down to a garden and patio area.
Walk or cycle from your front door and explore the former Wilsontown Ironworks site, now converted into attractive woodlands with a variety of trails and guided walks to the settlement where many workers used to live and work the mines. There are other cycle trails in nearby Fauldhouse and the famous Glentress cycle trails are less than an hour away. Visit the World Heritage Site of the former 18th-century cotton mill at New Lanark and discover why Robert Owen is renowned as a social reformer by developing social and welfare programmes and transforming the lives of the workers living in the planned village alongside the mill. Why not spend a day in Glasgow or Edinburgh or tour the beautiful Borders only a short car journey away through stunning scenery? A lovely holiday home with many attractions within easy reach, whatever the season.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay