"One of the nicest holiday houses we have stayed in". Hawthorn House sits down a charming country lane on the outskirts of Pathhead village. As you step out of the car, the first thing you will notice is the peace and quiet. The surrounding fields play host to hares (we get comments about their charm in the visitors book).
Recently converted from two traditional stone cottages knocked together, Hawthorn House looks traditional from the front and modern from the back. It is is single storey and very family friendly.
Park your car in the generous driveway and step into the light filled house. There is a useful entrance hall with a cloakroom (toilet) to the side. Go through the door and you are into the large sitting room and open plan kitchen.
Light filled, well equipped, wooden floored and full of comfy furniture, these are the rooms that everyone loves. Watch tv, cook, play with the kids, chat or open the huge bi folding sliding doors to use the bbq and the new garden furniture. The bookcase is full of books and there is a big box of nice toys and picture books.
There is a spacious laundry room off the kitchen with a washing machine, ironing board and cleaning equipment including vacuum cleaner
At the bedroom end of the house (you can shut the door to this end to keep the noise away from the early nighters) there are four bedrooms with fresh linen, pretty views and cream carpets: 2 twins and 2 doubles. The master bedroom has a double bed and en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom with shower and bath.
The pretty garden is partly paved and partly grassed. There is a stone wall and secure fencing to enclose the garden. It can be accessed from the house via the kitchen doors and laundry room door without going outside the gates. There is a wooden table and chairs in the garden on the terrace.
Please be aware, for yourselves and your children and pets, that farm machinery uses the lane. We have provided a good fence between the garden and the lane and hope you will enjoy seeing the friendly farmer drive past in his tractor.
The village of Pathhead with its family run bakery, post office, GP practice and village shop is nearby and Edinburgh is 25mins away by car.
SHORT STAYS: Please do ask, we are very happy to do short stays of 3 or 4 nights out of season.
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We would be delighted to welcome you to Hawthorn House and hope you enjoy your stay.