Idyllic farmhouse annexe set in the beautiful rolling countryside of South Lanarkshire. Furnished with antiques, quality linens and toiletries, Ampherlaw Farmhouse is all about escaping from your busy lives. You'll feel so relaxed you won't want to leave! Snuggle up by the wood burning stove in fireside chairs and enjoy the views, or explore nearby Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Borders. The generously proportioned rooms include a huge bedroom, incorporating a wood burning stove and sitting area with fireside chairs; the large ensuite bathroom has a bath, overhead and handheld showers and is equipped with robes and fluffy white towels. The dining room enjoys views over Tinto Hill (a lovely day out) and is furnished with antiques. French doors open onto the patio area where you may sit and enjoy a barbeque. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need for your stay. We even provide a welcome hamper of local produce.
Cottage for 2 with wood burning stove. Amazing rates. CONTACT US FOR SHORTER STAY RATES.
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2019
About Cass Delaney
Cass is from Edinburgh, and Charlie from Duns in the Scottish Borders. We live in Ampherlaw Farmhouse with our son, Lachlan and our horses, dogs, cat and chickens!
Cass Delaney purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Cass Delaney chose Lanark
Before buying Ampherlaw Farmhouse in 2004 we lived just three miles away. We often rode past the house and fell in love with its crow stepped gables and beautiful stonework. Although it was in desperate need of attention, we saw the beauty that lay beneath. We were very lucky to be riding past one day as the For Sale sign was being erected. The rest is history!! We spent the next six years restoring it to its former glory, and at the same time extended into two of the adjoining barns. It is these barns that form the cottage that we offer for self catering holidays.
What makes this Cottage unique
Ampherlaw is a little hidden gem in south Lanarkshire. The beautiful views on a fine day make you think you're living in paradise. Although it has a lovely rural position, it is only a 35 minute drive to Edinburgh. We love staying here as we have horses, dogs, cats and chickens and we love the freedom the place offers.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful country scenery and farmhouse for people who leave daily
(1) WIFI was not good, (2)had to ask for heat, and was told we feel cold because we sit and do nothing (3) also I talk louder because of hearing aid and was informed by her not to scream at her in HER house when I was telling her I was cold (4) We were reprimanded because we left for a few days and didn’t tell them (5) We left a light on when we left for the few days and they had to turn it off. When we left a day earlier than planned we text and told them the date and time if they needed to check us out , they text back with just leave key in box. (6) Did not realize farmhouse was attached to their house so we were constantly trying to keep TV down so they wouldn’t complain Also with the 5 hrs difference in time my children called us after 9 pm when they got off work and trying to speak quietly as we had to keep our door open for WiFi service . Suggest they do not allow Seniors
Thank you for taking the time to review your 19 night stay. I will try to answer your points.
You advised that the WiFi was not working. We immediately gave you access to our own WiFi. The cottage WiFi was restored within 48 hours.
During the spring months the heating is on for 12 hours a day. Our welcome letter asks you to advise if this does not suit. My husband was taken aback by your temper when you came to our door saying you were “freezing. I tried to explain to you that we were happy to provide heating constantly. However, you were quite aggravated and you not only raised your voice but wagged your finger at me. I found this intolerable, so continued the conversation with your wife who repeatedly asked you to calm down. I reminded you that you were welcome to light the wood burning stove which had been laid for your arrival, with logs and coal provided.
I did not say to you that you “feel cold because you sit and do nothing”; I simply stated the fact that you would feel cold due to sitting still and that the cottage actually felt warm when you walked in. No offence was meant by this. The temperature of the cottage on your departure was 23oC.
At no point during your stay did I “reprimand’ you. I said that, whilst we were happy to provide heating constantly, it would have been courteous to let us know that you were leaving the cottage empty for 5 days. During your 5 days away from the cottage lights were left on and we entered to turn these off in order not to present a fire risk.
I was not available when you departed and asked you by email if you would simply lock up and return the key to the safe. This is common practice.
Our property details clearly list the cottage as an annexe. It comprises converted stone barns with three feet thick walls that sound does not permeate. At no point did we give you reason to believe that we might “complain” about you being on the telephone or watching television.
Your statement “Suggest they do not allow Seniors” is simply silly. Over a period of eight years we have welcomed over 300 guests, of all ages. From our 5 star rating across numerous sites, our guests have been delighted with their time spent here. When I came to see you on the evening of your arrival your wife said that the cottage was perfect and your comment in the Visitors book says that the cottage is beautiful. I am not sure where things went wrong for you during your stay.
Great value for money
Beautiful cottage in a nice rural location. Only half an hour from main attractions. I can recommend this whole heartedly.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Ampherlaw Farmhouse.
We are so glad that you enjoyed our central location.
Thank you so much for your recommendation!
We spent 3 months in Europe and stayed in many places and accommodations. This was the best overall. Wonderful hosts, Lovely Accommodations, Very Quiet and Private. A great place to use as a home base to explore the area. We stayed for 2 relaxing weeks and will certainly book this again for our next trip to the area.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Ampherlaw Farmhouse. Thank you for your kind words - we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and hope that we can welcome you again some time.
Beautifully decorated, comfortable bed and up to date appliances, helpful host.
Walking or driving in the area is full of country views and sounds. Birds singing and lambs telling their mommies how happy they are. The weather was exceptional and we left tanned. We will gladly do this again and will recommend it to others for a wonderful time for R and R. Scottish people are so friendly. This holiday let is worth all five stars!
Thank you for your lovely review of your two week stay at Ampherlaw. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable. You were certainly blessed with two weeks of glorious weather!
Beautiful, cosy place.
We had a very peaceful and relaxing few days away over the Easter weekend. Super hosts with lovely attention to detail. All the amenities and provisions you could want. We loved it!
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ampherlaw and hope that we might welcome you back again sometime.
Beautiful rural retreat
A warm welcome from Cass (& Ben the horse) awaits everyone who has the pleasure of staying at the Amperlaw Cottage.
The cottage has everything you could want, from a fully equipped kitchen to a warm and cozy set of chairs in front of a real fire.....simply perfection.
A fantastic base for exploring rural Scotland and a lovely home from home to return to after a busy day, I cannot recommend the cottage highly enough, five stars just don’t do it justice!
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Ampherlaw Farmhouse cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so cozy with the wood burning stove and found the location great for all that you wanted to do. We hope that we can welcome you again.
Access to Edinburgh airport is an easy 35 minute drive. Train stations are Carstairs (10 minute drive) and West Calder (15 minute drive).
Our nearest village is the conservation village of Carnwath (3 miles away). Here you will find a local pub serving pub meals.
The historic town of Biggar is 8 miles away and has a selection of independent shops, as well as a good selection of pubs and restaurants.
Lanark (8 miles away) has three supermarkets.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark lies 8 miles away.
Peebles, Stirling, Livingston, Glasgow and Edinburgh are all within a 45 minute drive.
Carnwath has a chemist, doctor, bank and local shop.
Rates & Availability
Prices include all heating (oil central heating plus a starter bag of logs and coal), electricity and linens, as well as a small welcome hamper of local produce.