COTTAGE WITH WEST LINTON VILLAGE A MILE AWAY AND EDINBURGH AN EASY DRIVE AWAY
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About Carol Kilpatrick
My husband is Colin and we have lived here ever since we married nearly 50 years ago. Colin was also brought up in our house here which is next door to Loch Cottage. Colin is retired but he used to be in the family business which was printing and book binding and then he became a merchant banker when the business was taken over. Carol is a housewife, with two sons, two lovely daughters in law and five grand-children, and Carol was brought up in Yorkshire.
Why Carol Kilpatrick chose West Linton
This property used to house a housekeeper in the days when people were lucky enough to have staff. Colin and I decided that we would like to use the cottage to house holiday makers, and have welcomed people from all over the world over the past 45 years - some people have been returning with their grandchildren after 40 years, and we have made many good friends. The cottage is thick-walled, and very cosy. We welcome people from a minimum of three/four nights or for a week or two, as long as you want.
What makes this Cottage unique
Although it is a historical wee house, as it used to be a gamekeeper's cottage, Loch Cottage is well equipped with an open fire, oil fired central heating, new kitchen installed in 2015, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and all the comforts you would expect. It does not have a shower, nor a dishwasher but it has a fridge, washing machine which tumble dries, a microwave oven etc. The really good thing about Loch Cottage is it is private, yet not at all far from West Linton (one mile away) and Edinburgh, 40 minutes to the centre by car, 55 by bus which goes from the end of our driveway. It is nestled within its own private woodland and lochs estate with lovely walks. There is great wildlife, otters, osprey, deer, and badgers amongst others. We also feed our ducks and pheasants. Car parking is on the doorstep and is safe. For small children the loch could present a natural hazard.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful weeks retreat
Lovely two bedroom cottage surrounded by amazing views and wildlife. Great stay for a couple wanting some time away from hectic city life.
The surroundings were absolutely stunning and the cottage was nice clean and tidy with everything you need within. Colin and Carol are a lovely couple, happy to help and make you feel very welcome right from the moment you arrive. Highly recommend.
Beautiful setting and welcoming hosts.
Lovely cosy cottage with amazing view over the private lake. A really lovely welcome, with home made cake! Highly recommended.
Lovely peaceful cottage
We had a lovely 3 night stay at the cottage in August. The cottage is very cosy and quaint, and we enjoyed lighting the coal fire. The cottage has everything you could possibly need, and is in a lovely location. Carol and Colin were very friendly and helpful, whilst also leaving us to it. Good walks from the house, and the trail centre at Glentress isn't far away. We would definitely return, and not just for the homemade welcome cake! Thank you for a lovely stay. Harriet, Nick and Morris (woof)
Beautiful setting, lovely hosts
The ideal place for people who love nature and a homely accomodation.
Stunning views over the Loch with all its beautiful nature and wildlife around.
The cottage itself reflected a bit of "good old times", but it was made up and equipped to todays standards.
Carol and Collin, next door, were always helpful and assisting if needed in any way.
I really enjoyed my stay! Thanks!
Marietta made the very most of her stay, visiting family and the various places and sites around Slipperfield. It was a great pleasure to meet her and her friend and we much enjoyed their company. Marietta, we thank you both very much for your visit, and hope very much too you got home safe and sound.
Maginifique endroit, ressourçant !
Tout était impeccable et bien pensé. Le cottage est très agréable et chacun peut y avoir son espace. Bonheur le soir au coin du feu, et vue imprenable sur le lac. Par beau temps, l'espace "terrasse" devant la maison est tranquille et apaisant ! Edimbourg n'est pas loin et facile d'accès en voiture, trajet en plein paysages de moutons et vaches ! La nature y est vraiment belle !! Carole et son mari sont adorables et toujours prévenants, tout en discrétion. Merci à eux pour leurs attentions ! Cet endroit était parfait pour nous (qui allions beaucoup à edimbourg et son festival et revenions à la tranquillité au retour au cottage). Voiture indispensable pour se rendre ailleurs.
Hello Julie and family,
We hope you got back home safe and sound. We loved meeting you all - sorry the weather wasn't amazing, but we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here, and we very much appreciate your kind comments,
With our very best wishes,
Colin and Carol and family.
An absolute recommendation
It was a privilage to be a guest in such a lovely historic cottage. A breathtaking and tranquil spot at the Slipperfield Loch. It is rare to meet nice and charming people like the owners ! Absolutely delightful !
Most popular; Traquair House (oldest habited house in Scotland) Rosslyn Chapel - go when there is a guided talk of 10 mins. twice a day, Melrose a lovely town, lovely shops and abbey, beautiful drive away, Edinburgh Castle, book ahead to avoid queues. Lots more, whisky tours, Dalkeith Country Park, Glentress mountain biking in Peebles...new visitor attraction is the V and A museum in Dundee.