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“Fantastic Cottage In A Beautiful Setting”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

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Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage In A Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed 15 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We stayed at Smarhus while our house was being renovated. It' was the perfect accommodation for us as a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 small children). The cottage itself is very spacious and is well equipped for a very comfortable stay. The setting is very peaceful and the views are stunning. The owners of the coattge made our stay perfect, and made some lovely little touches such as children's bedding and Christmas decorations were put up for our arrival which the children adored! The cottage is immaculate(I am very fussy about cleanliness). Would thoroughly recommend Smarhus Cottage and can't thank the owners, Evelyn and Andrew enough for making our stay enjoyable.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2016
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review,. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and were delighted you chose our Cottage whilst your house was being repaired. Best wishes for 2017 Evelyn and Andrew
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Angela S
2 reviews
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“A hidden gem in a quiet rural location”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We came across this cottage after searching for self catering accommodation in West Lothian, and I am glad this is the one we opted for. We had a week in this cottage and it was a fabulous find. The accommodation was exceptionally clean, spacious and well equipped. The owners had left a lovely welcome basket as well as a box of age appropriate toys for our three year old. The cottage had Sky TV, WiFi, as well as a large selection of books, DVDs and board games to keep everyone entertained. The outside space was plentiful and well maintained and the cottage is well placed for all that West Lothian and Central Scotland has to offer. We will likely return again next year.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
2 Nov 2016
Dear Angela
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay in our Cottage and we will be delighted to welcome you and the family again very soon.
Thank you again

Evelyn and Andrew
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Helen C
1 review
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Superb spacious accommodation. Beautifully kept and well equipped. Cosy and warm for an October holiday too. We booked it to be close to friends and because it was all on one level for Mum aged 89.

It is set in beautiful countryside (photos don't do it justice) so ideal for a quiet holiday. It is close to all amenities for self catering and great for exploring West Lothian, Linlithgow, the Falkirk Wheel, the Kelpies etc., (or Livingston for shopping). Edinburgh not that far to drive or two local train stations if need be.

Evelyn & Andrew made us very welcome initially with a lovely welcome basket, and were on hand if needed, but left us in peace to enjoy the holiday. Would definitely return.

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Liked best: High standard of cleanliness, well equipped, warm comfortable and spacious
Liked least: No disappointments
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Thank you so much Helen for taking the time to review our Cottage. It was lovely to meet you, Mike and Thelma and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Best wishes
Evelyn and Andrew
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Jeff B
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Amazing comfortable stay in a peaceful setting.”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The cottage was spotless. Great space to relax and entertain. The owners were always a phone call away. Such a great relaxing location with easy access to all of the central belt. Everything was provided. Great way to spend a holiday in Scotland.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2016
Thank you for your review Jeff, it was lovely to meet you both and hope to see again in the future
Kind regards
Evelyn and Andrew
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: All excellent
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Thank you Linda for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and the family and hope you can stay a bit longer next visit
Kind regards

Andrew and Evelyn
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