Gairnshiel Cottage & Shepherds Rest

South Cobbinshaw, West Calder, West Lothian

Sleeps 1-5
£325 - £650


Gairnshiel Cottage & Shepherds Rest are two lovely self-catering properties at South Cobbinshaw in West Lothian. We are in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) due to wintering wildfowl and is popular with anglers and birdwatchers.

Gairnshiel Cottage - Sleeps 4 + 1

The comfortable sitting room has a solid wood floor, woodburning stove and includes a sofa bed, TV & DVD player. There are books, games and magazines for the whole family to enjoy. The separate dining room is situated off the kitchen and also has a solid wood floor, a large dining table to seat 6+ and a CD player. There is a high chair too. The galleried entrance hall is bright and airy with a flagstone floor. There is a cupboard for hanging coats etc. and access to the upstairs. Straight ahead through a large double door, there is a Shaker-style kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your stay including fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fan oven and hob. There is a stable style back door that opens onto a decked area in the back garden. Upstairs there are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds. The bathroom has a white bathroom suite with a Victorian-style shower attachment.

Shepherds Rest - Sleeps 2

This provides tasteful, luxurious accommodation with a difference – more glamorous alternative to camping called Glamping. It has an ensuite shower room, a settee by day that folds into a double bed at night and a small cooking area with hob, a small fridge and cooking utensils etc. The hut is a work of art, superbly insulated, beautifully crafted and based on the original 19th Century Victorian shepherd's hut. You’ll love the day-bed: simply relax, read or listen to music with a lovely view of the vegetable patch. There’s an iPod dock and radio as well as a selection of books to delve into and help you switch off. Clothes washing facilities can be found in the utility room which is attached to the farmhouse. Linen and towels are provided. The Shepherd’s Hut is tucked away in a peaceful corner overlooking a field, home to happily grazing sheep. Dine alfresco and enjoy the fire pit BBQ and the bucket BBQ outside the hut whilst listening to your music from the iPod station. Enjoy the night sky sitting around the fire pit, maybe toasting a few marshmallows for a late-night treat.


Set within the peaceful tranquillity of an organic farm we are in the perfect location for a relaxing Scottish holiday while being only 22 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, 30 from the hustle of Glasgow and 7 miles from the designer shops of Livingston. A perfect base for exploring many areas of scenic Scotland. Travel north, south, east or west and you won't be disappointed.

Short Breaks

Shorter stays are available and start at £55 per night.

Please visit our website for more information. We also have 2 other self-catering properties available.

Rates: From £325 to £650 per week depending on season & unit.
Maximum of 5 people. Children are welcome.
Pets welcome.
Off-street parking.
Wi-Fi access.

Please note that map locations may be approximate.

Some of the Amenities available are:

Pets Accepted
Wireless Broadband Available
Off Street Parking
Open / Log / Gas Fire

More Information

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Gairnshiel Cottage & Shepherds Rest Website
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