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Byre (2) Hayloft (4) Ruin (4) Shire (4)

Vernon's review of 5 star self catering Scotland
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5 star self catering Scotland - sleeps 2, 4, 4, and 4


Four charming five star luxury self catering cottages in Lanarkshire in Central Scotland, conveniently located for Glasgow, Edinburgh, New Lanark, Stirling, the Falkirk Wheel, Jedburgh and the South of Scotland


Where do you go if you want to get a real taste of Scotland? Do you stay in Edinburgh where you can visit the Castle, the Botanic Gardens and all the wonderful theatres? Or Glasgow, the cutural capital, with great architecture, museums and galleries like the Kelvingrove or the Museum of Modern Art? Or do you want to take in the spectacular landscape of Loch Lomond, or Stirling, the pivotal point of revolution. Or would you prefer to visit Jedburgh in the gentle lowlands or the mechanical genius of the Falkirk Wheel? This is a dilemma solved by Muirhall. Centred between Glasgow and Edinburgh you can visit all of these easily.

Muirhall's natural features combine with contemporary style to produce one of Scotland's finest group of holiday homes. These five star self catering accommodations feature historic architecture rescued from ruins by clever design, quality of materials and attention to detail. Replacing eroded holes with velux windows, and stone fireplaces formerly full of feathers and dust with roaring  open fires. The result of this effort is is a spectacular harmony between the old stone building and the finest of modern day craftsmanship.

The Hayloft features a wooden bridge, an unusual link between the two upstairs bedrooms, offering a special twist to a stunning accommodation. The Ruin is a palace of irony, in which a stone archway leads through the thick original stonewall dividing the spacious kitchen from the equally spacious lounge, an architectural wonder for the parents and a mystical gateway for the kids. These and the other cottages are both family friendly and redolent with unique style. You could spend a lot of your stay exploring and admiring Muirhall, but this would be a shame as it is situated so close to the pretty historical town of Biggar and the redeveloped mill town of New Lanark set on the edge of the River Clyde.

In my last trip here, the Edinburgh Festival was in full swing.  I watched David O'Doherty take centre stage bringing tears of laughter to the crowd. After the show it was a pleasure to travel the short distance to Muirhall. The very next morning, after a long night's sleep in a bed fit for a Laird, I took a trip to Scotland's other major city, Glasgow, to experience the cultural background of India at Kelvingrove Park's Benga festival, a journey incorporating traditional experiences of rich Indian food, fashion and music.

Muirhall is situated in the perfect Scottish location: the peaceful county of Lanarkshire, with a 5 star self catering rating. 

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Muirhall 5 star self catering

The Shire ( sleeps 4 )

  • Two double bedrooms

  • Hand-made breakfast bar and an open plan kitchen looking onto fireplace

  • 2 double bedrooms

  • The downstairs bedroom en-suite has an unusual character feature in its roll top bath with claw feet.

  • Staircase leads to a second double bedroom with a balcony

  • The remote control Velux windows

The Hayloft ( sleeps 4 )

  • A double and a Twin bedroom

  • Wood bridge between the 2 upstairs bedrooms

  • Open plan kitchen with a one-of-a-kind table made from a burr elm tree trunk

  • Lounge with large patio doors along with the Velux windows

  • The bedrooms have beautiful views over the quiet countryside to the south and west.

The Ruin ( sleeps 4 )

  • A double and a Twin bedroom

  • Slate floor entrance which leads into kitchen and dining area with patio doors and a view into the garden

  • Stone archway leads into separate lounge with open fire

  • The bedrooms are located on either side of the lounge, with en-suites offering the choice of bath or shower.

The Byre ( sleeps 2 )

  • One double bedroom

  • Accessed through a handmade stable door

  • "Children's door" which opens out into a BBQ area

  • Staircase with ranch-style balustrade leading up to bedroom with full size dormer window

  • Log bed framed by a Queen's post oak truss

Our top five things to do while staying at these 5 star self catering Scotland
area of artistic interest

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, the worlds largest climbing arena has a tailor-made introductory course to meet your needs.

buildings of historic interest close by

Biggar Gas Works is an old factory, now museum. In 1973, when natural gas from the North Sea came to Biggar, the works closed down. However, unlike other gasworks it was not demolished. Instead, it has been preserved for future generations by Historic Buildings and Monuments and the National Museums of Scotland. Craignethan is a fascinating ruin of a castle, built in 1532 on a rise with two sides falling steeply to the River Nethan and on the third to the Craignethan Burn.

good area for walking and hiking

Biggar Public Golf Course is nearby. Their record of 63 is held by Paul Lawrie, a former Ryder cup open champion.

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Five Sisters Zoo, in West Calder, is a non profit organisation, dedicated to keeping the animals in the best conditions possible with over 100 species.

Broughton Brewery - Drawing on local history and legend, and using the finest malts and hops blended with pure Scottish water, Broughton Ales produce an extensive range of beer, stout and lager available in bottle, cask (permanent and seasonal), keg and gift packs.