Crosswoodhill (Wing of Farmhouse)
Scottish Tourist Board Rating 3 STAR
(upper end of 3 Star range)

Rated 3 STARS by the Scottish Tourist BoardThe 3 STAR quality grading awarded by VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board) to this annually inspected property allows us officially to describe it as " Very Good " accommodation(Inspected and graded in September 2013  the Wing scored 70%, well within the 60 - 74% Quality Assurance Range for 3 STAR Scottish Tourist Board self-catering accommodation.)

 


The Wing of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse

Useful information for our less mobile guests

  • Car parking about 50 paces from entry door.
  • 2 storey accommodation: flight of 17 stairs.
  • Sole bathroom and all bedrooms are upstairs.
  • Power shower over bath: no walk-in shower cabinet.

    Any of that a problem? Check out our 3 disability-friendly cottages.

 

Sleeps up to 6 people ( 4 + 2 )

 

Click on the Camera icon for the Wing Gallery,  a sequence of interior photos:Click on the Camera icon for the Wing Gallery, a sequence of larger interior photos

 

Attractively screened by dense rhododendron bushes and trees, Crosswoodhill farmhouse is situated well back and across the road from the farm buildings. Guests can relax in their garden and absorb the peaceful atmosphere after a day's touring or strenuous activity. Maybe dine alfresco, perhaps even barbecue with peat.

Layout:

Guests enter from their own garden at the rear of the farmhouse into their own two-storey home in the middle of the farmhouse. Downstairs is a well-equipped kitchen. Although a galley-style kitchen it really does have all the appliances and gadgets you need and works well for guests. Adjacent is a cosy living room for 4 / dining room for 6: the multi-fuel stove here burns home-produced peat, as well as coal and logs. Full oil-fired central heating throughout the house.  There are decent-sized TVs, DVD players and Freeview both upstairs and downstairs, ideal for guests with different viewing tastes. Guests also find having two living areas a real bonus. Ever encountered teenagers keen to get away from their parents and have their own space? Or vice-versa?  The Wing is ideal for this.

A short flight of stairs leads up to the more traditional part of the house with old pine window panelling, working shutters and doors. A house of great character, guests remark on its lovely atmosphere. Leading off the passageway with views out over the lawn and trees are a double bedroom and a bedroom with adult-size bunk beds. The bathroom has a power shower over the bath. At the far end of the upstairs corridor is a spacious second living room with a sofa bed and double bed, heaped with floral cushions for daytime relaxation. Facing windows invite both morning and evening sunshine, The rear-facing window gives endless pleasure to bird-watchers who can watch woodpeckers and smaller birds flock to the bird-table in the garden below.  The front-facing window can just be seen in the photographs on this page.

On request, we can supply a stairgate for toddlers for the foot of the stairs only.

What's special?

The whole ambience of the Wing.   It dates from the eighteenth century, and has immense character with its original pine doors, windows, shutters and pine panelling.  Furnishing the Wing in a contemporary style like Orlege just would not seem right. Yes, the furniture is older, but it is of good quality, much of it has been in the Hamilton family for a long time with some superb pieces like the Gentleman's wardrobe in the double bedroom, and each piece has been chosen carefully to fit the style of the Wing. You can glimpse some of this from the photos on the Gallery Page where we try to “walk you through the property”, showing you glimpses of each room.  Click on the icon at the foot of this page to see more.

The double bed ( with all the cushions to make it look more like a day bed ) in the far away room was upgraded to a better one in early 2011. It is not the one shown in the images.

Recent comments: 

"What we liked best was that we adults had our own space. We could enjoy peace and quiet upstairs in the far away room whilst the children made as much noise as they liked downstairs in the small living room."  

" How nice not to have to go and purchase a potato peeler.... this place is just so amazingly well equipped."

"The kids had a ball... there are just so many toys, games and books. And teddies."

What's not so special?

Only having one bathroom, even though it's lovely

Having to consider the sleeping-below-neighbours in the far away room after 10 pm and keep the noise level down ( but trumpet-blowing downstairs day or night is fine! )  

A slightly narrow kitchen.......and that's all really.... guests really feel at home in the Wing.

You may wish to study the layout of the Wing and the other properties in case one suits your particular needs better than the others: Click on the image below for more detail or for comparisons between cottages.

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Guests' Payphone: 01501 785357

Dogs by arrangement. 

Comments from guests about the Wing of Crosswoodhill  and for very recent postings you may want to look at http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ and type Crosswoodhill into the search area to bring up reviews of  all our properties.

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downstairs with view to garden

multi-fuel stove for ambience

downstairs living/dining room

Wing kitchen

watched by our sheep.

upstairs living room / third bedroom

upstairs living room as a bedroom

Click on the Camera icon for the Wing Gallery,  a sequence of interior photos:Click on the Camera icon for the Wing Gallery, a sequence of larger interior photos


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