4 Quality Self-Catering / Vacation Rental Properties within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston
General Information about the Accommodation
Properties Open All Year
What to expect of our
Beds are made up ready for guests (some have electric blankets). In the kitchen we provide an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher as well as quality crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, food processor, kettle, coffee maker and toaster. And cooking gadgets galore. Need a hairdryer, ironing board, iron, shoe cleaning equipment? It's all there. Other facilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, colour TV, DVD player, video-recorder and landline phone. (As well as being able to ring out, friends and family can reach you direct "at home" if you choose to give out the number.) And to complete the relaxing ambience, all 4 properties now have a hi-fi system. So bring a little bit of "home" away with you in the form of CDs, tapes or DVDs.
Relax cosily in front of a multi-fuel stove which burns peat, coal and logs. A flick of a switch will also bring you oil-fired central heating and hot water delivered at times that suit your lifestyle. With a back-up electric immersion heater ( rarely used ), bath and power shower, all the conveniences of modern living are to hand. Child's cot, more portable travel cot, baby intercom, high chair and other gadgets all available on request. Very child-friendly. Both cottages are wheelchair friendly too, particularly Steading Cottage and Craigengar Lodge
Car parking for at least 2 cars beside each property. Picnic tables and garden chairs. BBQ available. Private water supply direct from a natural spring on the Pentland Hills.
Why not take a look at our Cottages Page with brief descriptions of the Wing , Steading Cottage, Orlege End and Craigengar Lodge? From there you can then go on to view individual pages for each of these 4 very special properties, each with Gallery Pages of over 25 interior photos, layout plans and more detailed description.
Here are two of our recent happy four-legged guests, both very happy to be inside though surveying the scene outside!
For more detailed information, please click on our Pet Policies
Public Transport and Getting Around:
if you are nervous about driving into the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow,
let the train take the strain! Park your car, free of charge, either
at West Calder Railway Station ( 6 miles ) or Curriehill
Alternatively drive into Edinburgh, street park your car free of charge before entering the restricted parking zone, hop on a bus, buy a day ticket after 09.30 hrs. to the centre, elsewhere, and return, all for far less than you would spend in parking fees..
Split destinations any day? Although a car is essential if staying at Crosswoodhill, there may be days when someone finds themselves left "at home" with no transport. No problem! Our local council offers a subsidised taxi bus service to or from West Calder between the hours of 07.40 hrs and 19.40 hrs.. From West Calder you can link into the Edinburgh - Glasgow train service via Shotts.. This taxi bus service must be booked one hour in advance and costs £2 for an adult one way to West Calder and £1 for a child.Ask for details.
Hew and Geraldine (known as "G" ) Hamilton farm Crosswoodhill. They live in a separate wing of the farmhouse and are almost always on hand to help, inform and try to make all their guests' Scottish holiday a special one.
Crosswoodhill is the only tourism business ever to have scooped the prestigious Scottish Tourism Thistle Award: SELF-CATERING OPERATOR OF THE YEAR more than once, and has now won it 3 times, in 2001, 2005 and 2008. Sponsored by VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board), excellent Customer Care, exceeding expectations, is key to this award. We have kept up the pampering.
In November 2002 Crosswoodhill won the Customer Service Award in the annual West Lothian Business Excellence Awards which are open to every kind of business trading in our Region.
We go out of our way to make people smile!
Caring for our environment
In each property you will find a "Green File" where we try to highlight the eco-friendly things we are doing and ask for your help. For a general overview, please click on our "Environmental Statement / Policy"
No smoking policy
We want to provide a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all of our guests, including those that follow you. We therefore provide ashtrays outside and strongly urge you not to smoke inside the accommodation. We greatly appreciate guests' co-operation in keeping it that way. Craigengar, the Wing and Orlege End are totally non-smoking. In the case of Steading Cottage where there is no close overhead protection from the element outside when it is inclement weather, the porch area may be used.
We find a huge variation in guests' usage of fuel and electricity. For this reason we feel it is fairer to charge fuel and electricity 'at cost', as an extra, at the end of the stay, based on actual recorded measurements of consumption. That way the more economical guests are not subsidising the more extravagant users as so often happens when an 'all-in rental' figure is quoted. All-in rentals tend to build in a fuel allowance based on average to high usage. Our system means you only pay for what you use.
The one exception to this practice is Craigengar where the rental is generally an all-inclusive one.
Telecommunications and wi-fi benefits:
Weekly bookings generally run from a Saturday afternoon to a Saturday morning. Part-week bookings at a lesser rate may be available last minute.
Enquiries and booking:
your convenience we accept debit and credit card payments in addition to
the more conventional methods.
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