Large 3 bed/2bathrooms, Boutique Country Cottage, pets welcome-fantastic views
Why Yvonne chose Strathaven
The place is honestly fantastic! It is a really quiet and peaceful conservation village area with its own attractions but is situated bang in the middle of central Scotland. Our Park & Ride train station at Merryton gives you the best access to the city center,. We leave a list of numbers of bars, restaurants, attractions, and more in the manual.
What makes this Cottage unique
Communication and entertainment: •Free WiFi •50″ Flat screen TV with sky television (living room) •42″ Flat screen TV with International satellite TV (kitchen) •CD player with USB & Radio. •Books •Alarm clocks Comfort and security: •24 hour monitored CCTV •Key safe entry •Hair dryer and hair straighteners •Luxury bedding, towels & toiletries •Baby and child-friendly Kitchen: •Integrated Fridge & Freezer •Multifunctional built in oven with built in separate microwave •Ceramic hob, slow cooker, deep fryer •Bread maker and food mixer •Kettle, toaster, coffee makers, and juicer •Dishwasher & laundry washer •Comprehensive set of cutlery, beautiful dishes, fine glasses •Bin bags, teas, coffees, sugars, salt & pepper, olive oil, ketchup and so more… Spacious Luxury Self-Catering Cottage........ •All closets, wardrobes, and drawers are lined •Wooden or ladies silk evening wear hangers and protective clothes covers •Salon powerful hairdryers and straighteners •Child’s high chair, travel cot, stair gate, bay monotor and a full range of baby products (just in case) •Large selection of games/puzzles/books/cd’s •A beautiful 23yr old rocking horse to keep even the youngest amused We can also organise anything you need or require in advance of your stay. Just let us know!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside only
We also welcome horses at a charge.
Large garden and many toys etc
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We take a £25.00 payment for guests with dogs (two max) as we bring in an outside company to steam clean for future guests preventing any allergies.
A returnable deposit of £200.00 is required over the festive period, dogs/pets must be paid for in advance.
Only those booked into the property may enter without prior agreement.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We flew in from United States and had been up over 24 hours. Yvonne was very accommodating and made sure to get the house ready for us carlier then what we were supposed to check in at. Bless her we just needed to lay our heads down for a bit. She does many nice little touches to make you feel at home and welcome. The house is about half an hour from Glasgow and 1 mile from the cute town of Strathaven were there are two grocery stores, butcher shops and places to eat. We live in the country, so to lis it was so nice to leave the rat race of the cities to relax at night. The beds are very comfortable and the house is cozy. We enjoyed our stay there very much,
We had a great time only problem was unlocking the front door but finally did it. The house was beautiful and the beds a little hard, a great experience
A beautiful, spacious home in which to relax
We booked the property for a family get-together to celebrate a special birthday and anniversary together and it provided the perfect place for the event. We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped into the house where a wee dram of excellent whiskey and tablet for each guest awaited us on the kitchen table along with a card from the owner welcoming our family.
The property was clean, comfortable, warm and cosy which was appreciated due to the inclement weather experienced during our visit. The extra little touches like the beautiful flowers in the kitchen, the full fruit bowl and cupboard full of all those little things one often forgets to pack made for a very pleasant visit.
Everything within the property was of a high standard giving a feeling of comfort and luxury.
It was lovely to meet the owner too.
Big and full of character
Highly recommend if you have kids or large party. Massive reception rooms and loads of outdoor space to explore
I booked this lovely property to celebrate mum's 80th Birthday. She did not want a big fuss made, just a quiet celebration with myself, sister and niece, it was such a lovely surprise to us all when we arrived at the property, it looked absolutely amazing on the website and it certainly did not disappoint, we all fell instantly in love with the place. It was so comfortable and welcoming, it met all our needs and made our stay so very special. Yvonne is so friendly, welcoming and very thoughtful, the little touches were so much appreciated. So thank you Yvonne, from the bottom of our hearts, your lovely, amazing, property made our stay so very very special. I would definately recommend this gorgeous place to family, friends and anyone that appreciates beautiful places.
Cooker broke down , boiler broken no hot water or heating, dead rats and birds on driveway to property. Taps in bathroom sink were loose and if you put plug in you could not remove it.
Green Flag award winning Strathaven park
The prestigious Green Flag was administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, an independent environmental charity that awarded this to the Edwardian public park in Strathaven for its quality and welcoming space.
Set amongst beautiful flower beds this clean, safe and secure, well-maintained park offers a boating pond with rowing boats, kayaks, two bowling greens, tennis courts, a putting green and it’s original miniature model steam railway from 1949.
A brilliant family day out, with an ornate cast iron bandstand installed in 1902.
Our beautiful park is used by the locals, holiday makers and is even celebrated every year at our gala days.
Was started in 2005 by business friends Craig & Douglas.
THE DRINKING MANS GUIDE TO SCOTLAND:
This renovated riverside plant is visitor friendly, a modern 36 -barrel-capacity with its 18th century stone clad brewing kettle.
There is a shop, a visitor centre and tap/function with selected beers for sampling.
Strathaven was granted a Royal charter by King James the second on the 23rd of April in the year 1450.
The origins of the castle are believed to have been built around 1350.
It comprised of a three-story rectangular block with a four storey round tower which remains almost complete to-day.
The wife of a past lord so greatly displeased her husband that she was walled up alive in part of the Castle wall. Nothing is recorded of her crime, yet it is said that she was blessed by a priest, given food and water then walled up forever.
When a portion of the walls fell down in the middle of the 19th century, human bones wee discovered giving credence to the story.
A visit to the castle and Strathaven’s country tea rooms afterwards is a must!
Scotlands Theme Park
Only a 15-minute journey from West Laighnetherfield M & D’s is now recognised as Scotland’s unique theme park.
M & D’s indoors is open all year round, with a glow in the dark bowling, a massive indoor complex including a gigantic soft play area, bars restaurants and lots of seasonal events.
You can also discover AMAZONIA Scotlands only indoor tropical rainforest packed with exotic animals, birds and creepy crawlies. It’s out of this world.
Trout, Sea Trout & Salmon Fishing
The little river Avon is a 5-minute walk from West Laighnetherfield and can provide excellent fishing with recorded catches of 290 in the 2008 season.
The upper section is primarily brown trout with a good fishing from March but with the chance of sea trout or even salmon later in the year.
This family run business is only a 5-minute drive away and they have created a homely ambience within a country setting that allows you to enjoy great food and company in comfort.
Our guests rate the Steayban as excellent.
Falls of Clyde & New Lanark
Fantastic short walk along the Clyde from the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing waterfalls and a peregrine falcon watching area before the inland return route takes you through fields and woodland. The walk can be extended by following a waymarked additional route on the far side of the river.
Explore a castle hotly fought over during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands.
Such hostility, in particular, Edward I’s great siege of 1301 – meant the castle was never completed to its original plan. Yet, with its imposing donjon, it’s one of Scotland’s most impressive medieval strongholds standing today.
James Hamilton Heritage Park
James Hamilton Heritage Park covers 32 acres in East Kilbride and includes a 16-acre loch with a water sports centre.
James Hamilton Heritage Park is a 4 Star Visit Scotland accredited activity centre. The park features a 16acre loch which provides beautiful and tranquil surroundings for our exciting range of water sports, from canoeing to windsurfing. The distance around the loch perimeter path is 1.2 kilometres (3/4 of a mile).
Chatelherault Country Park is a Five Star Visitor Attraction that was once described as a ‘Jewel in the Landscape’. Built in 1732 as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House for the Dukes of Hamilton.
The restored buildings now house a Visitor Centre; the West Lodge comprising of the Banqueting Hall and Duke and Duchess Apartments; Exhibition Gallery and Displays; Gift Shop and Café. Outside, visitors can explore 10 miles of walks along the scenic River Avon and through ancient woodland.
Clyde Valley National Tourist Route
This 42-mile long driving route follows the River Clyde towards Lanark, passing through villages and picturesque countryside.
Attractions on the route include the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, a model industrial community founded in the 18th century.