Smarhus Cottage

Self Catering

5 Woodbank Crofts, Westfield, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 3AT

    Welcome to Smarhus Cottage, we offer all our guests a warm welcome to our 4 star graded cottage - VisitScotland 2014- and are delighted that our previous guests have provided very positive reviews on their experience of using Smarhus Cottage.

    Smarhus Cottage offers a luxurious self catering experience in the beautiful rural heartland of West Lothian. Set in its own grounds Smarhus – Old Norse for the small house – provides a quiet and relaxing base from which to visit friends and family or to take in the many visitor attractions which are to be found in the surrounding area.

    Smarhus Cottage offers the advantages of quality accommodation in a quiet private location yet only minutes away from excellent road and rail links for visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth or further a field.

    The Scandinavian theme doesn’t stop with the name, the Cottage has many features which provide a light an airy relaxed environment from the wooden flooring throughout to the doors, windows and décor which all compliment the feeling of space and brightness. Using a number of environmentally friendly features – under floor heating, energy efficient windows, off peak water heating – all contribute to ensuring your stay is relaxing and comfortable.

    With all the accommodation on the one level, Smarhus has been designed to offer easy access for visitors who are less mobile, this includes the extensive private decked area complete with table and chairs to enjoy the morning sun or to sit and watch the extensive range of wildlife – deer, squirrels, and woodland birds which visit the garden throughout the year.

    On arrival the owners make every effort to welcome you personally and ensure you are familiar with the instructional details you need to make use of the Cottage equipment – TV, wifi, washing machine, dishwasher etc. A complimentary welcome pack offering a “taste of Scotland” is also provided on your arrival. Private parking is provided directly outside the Cottage.

    Smarhus Cottage has been operating for 3 years and has consistently received excellent reviews from our visitors. Having set and maintained high standards of comfort, personal service and attention to detail, the Cottage offers a unique offering of quality in terms of location, décor, furnishings and fittings which lead to recommendations and repeat visits. However, don’t take our word for it take time to read the visitor reviews. We look forward to welcoming new visitors and seeing old friends.

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage Situated within the grounds of the owners home
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed Assistance dogs welcomed
    • Non smokers

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher dishwasher tablets supplied
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden Private gardens and country views
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • PayPal
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Private Car Space Parking for two vehicles outside Cottage
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

     

    Post code is EH48 3AT for sat nav purposes.

     

    FROM THE M8 MOTORWAY (10 minutes) 
    Leave at junction 4, take A801 signposted for Falkirk. Travel for 3 miles crossing two roundabouts. take left hand road signposted B8028 Avonbridge. Travel 1 mile and take the left hand country road (unsigned, where the B8028 takes a 90 degree bend to the right). Follow this unclassified road for approx 500m and take the first entrance on the left signposted “Woodbank”.

    You are now on a private access road. Follow this for 400m, round past Woodbank Farm and on past the two neighbouring properties until you reach the sign for Thomson No.5.
    We are the last house and if you follow the access road, you can’t go further than our driveway.

     

    FROM THE M9 MOTORWAY (10 minutes)
    Leave at junction 4, take A801 signposted for Bathgate. Continue on this road for 4 miles, crossing the Bowhouse Roundabout and onto the Avon Gorge. Take care going down into the gorge and also be aware of the T junction at the top of the hill, a local accident blackspot. Travelling onwards, on the new section of the A801, you will see a disused sand quarry on the left hand side, move to the outside lane to take a right hand turn onto the signposted B8028 Avonbridge. Travel 1 mile and take the left hand country road (unsigned where the B8028 takes a 90 degree bend to the right). Follow this unclassified road for approx 500m and take the first entrance on the left signposted “Woodbank”.
    You are now on a private access road. Follow this for 400m, round past Woodbank Farm and on past the two neighbouring properties until you reach the sign for Thomson No.5.
    We are the last house and if you follow the access road, you can’t go further than our driveway.

    Public Transport Directions

    Smarhus Cottage is set in a rural location yet only a few minutes away from the main motorway network M8 or M9 and the Bathgate railway line with regular services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and further afield.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 1

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    Parking

    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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