The Wheelhouse. Linlithgow. Holiday Cottage

http://www.hoseasons.co.uk/cottages/the-wheelhouse-s4481
Brochure page number: 15

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No animals, no children. But it makes sense as the cottage is right on the river.

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Nestled at the end of a secluded, private track and overlooking the beautiful River Avon, this lovingly restored former watermill provides the ultimate romantic hideaway and features river views from the verandahs. The sights and sounds of the river as it gently flows over the rapids can be enjoyed from the luxury of an outdoor hot tub or the two verandahs, one of which can be accessed from one of the double bedrooms – visitors can even try a little trout fishing. Historic Linlithgow’s many amenities are 4 miles; Edinburgh is a 25 mile drive, or by train (every 15 minutes) from Linlithgow.

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We arrived early and lost due to difficulties getting through Linlithgow as it was Gala day. We phoned the owners who gave us very clear directions and were happy to let us in early. They waited for us on the wall outside their cottage and the male owner (I’m awful at remembering names) took us down to the cottage and showed us round and gave loads of information about the area, about how they had tranformed the ruined mill into a glorious place to stay!
Now I have to say it, it’s noisy. I mean REALLY loud. The water rushes past fast and produces a massive amount of noise!

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Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

Facilities
Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freesat TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Payphone. Garden and furniture. Two verandahs. Parking. Hot tub. Fishing foc. No smoking. No children under 18 years. NB: Unfenced river in garden.

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The hot tub was amazing and we went in every night!

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Liarn Farm Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

http://www.liarn-farm.co.uk/

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Families and pets are welcome at Liarn Farm.
Your dogs will love staying at our pet friendly holiday cottages, there is 183 acres of natural woodland they can explore, Jazz certainly loved it!
Both Brian and Louise were very welcoming and informative. We saw Louise the most, she talked to us and answered questions about the animals they have on the farm, like the Jacob’s sheep.

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We managed to lock ourselves out at about 9 at night and they didn’t mind being disturbed to unlock for us. Louise suggested loads of walks for our dog and even had our dog and hers have ‘play dates’.

The topsy turvy layout makes the most of the area with the living quarters upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs.
The views from your balcony are amazing. I promise you’ll never be tired of them. I spent a massive amount of time on the balcony, it was incredible.
Stunning vistas across Loch Rannoch to Glencoe to the west and Schiehallion to the east.
266258253There is a pets corner where you can help feed the ducks and hens, collect the eggs, cuddle Daisy the rabbit. Geraldine and her friends the Jacob sheep love their digestive biscuits!
The horses are fun and friendly although Charlie (in the picture) can be a little nervous but he was a rescue who had been ill-treated.

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It wasn’t easy to find. You go down some massively steep roads that are narrow and petrifying. You drive by the loch and if you’re anything like us then you’ll get lost.  Not that getting lost was much of an issue when the views were so amazing.
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DON’T follow your sat nav, it gets you in the rough area but not to the actual location. Take the phone number and give them a call for directions.

You pay for your electric when you check out but it wasn’t expensive.
The site has a shared BBQ area. There is also a shared room where the washing machine and tumble dryer are. In this room you can also make use of the DVD’s and books available to borrow.

This is a cottage I will visit again, and I’d highley reccomend it. Especially if you have a dog as some dog friendly places aren’t great. Liarn Farm is!sunset230