Self-catering rental accommodation by a loch
Edinburgh 30 minutes, Glasgow 45 minutes.
Sleeping up to 4.
"Arrived in the dark - woke up in heaven"
This is a chance to stay in a romantic and tranquil cottage overlooking a secluded and beautiful 7 acre loch where it is not unusual to see ospreys or even an otter - and yet it is within an easy half-hour drive (18 miles) of Edinburgh city centre.
Loch Cottage, built during 19th century as a Gamekeeper's cottage was the original dwelling here at the head of Slipperfield Loch. Then in 1929 Slipperfield House was built attached to it but keeping the cottage as separate and self-contained with its own front door and garden. The owners Carol and Colin Kilpatrick who live in the main house extend a very warm welcome to all their guests - many of whom return time and time again to this lovely and conveniently situated place.
Loch Cottage is a 5 minutes walk from America Cottage ( sleeping up to 6) - so the two Slipperfield Cottages taken together are ideal for larger parties. See America Cottage.
Above left and right;
Sitting room and dining area. Open fire with back boiler (fuel included). Digital satellite TV, VCR plus some cassettes, DVD player plus some DVDs, Hi Fi. Pay Phone. Internet connection for laptops.
Bathroom (downstairs): bath, shower attachment, basin and wc.
View from the Double bedroom window.
Below left and right;
Downstairs twin bedroom (beds 3' x 6'3") and upstairs double bedroom (4'6" x 6'3") (steep-ish stairs).
- Food mixer.
- Electric kettle.
- Built-in oven and separate hob.
- Microwave oven.
- Clothes washing/drying machine.
- A highchair is available.
- A barbecue is available and charcoal can be bought from the Kilpatrick household.
Right; At both cottages, home-made cake and tea to welcome your arrival!
Prices range from £360 to £600 depending on the season.
Changeover day is Saturday but short breaks are often available. Please enquire.
With the exception of coal for the sitting room fire fuel is not included.
Oil for the central heating and electricity: The meters are read at the beginning and the end of your stay. If you are not sure about this ask the Kilpatricks for the likely cost.
* Choose which suits you best:
The cottage may be hired with linen included or with linen not included.
Linen not included: bring your own towels, sheets and pillowcases. Pillows and Duvets and Duvet covers are supplied.
Linen included: at an extra cost of £10 per person. Linen may be hired and then you will arrive to find the beds made up.
There is ample car parking. Two well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Children are welcome. Travel cot and high chair are provided free (put up cot is £5). Please note that due to the closeness the Loch (approx. 25 yards) children must be constantly supervised. Free Wifi for laptops.
America Cottage at Slipperfield:
Carol and Colin's other cottage sleeps 6 and is about 5 minutes walk along the loch from Loch Cottage. See America Cottage.
See also Slipperfield.com for availability and booking for Loch Cottage and America Cottage.
To enquire or to book:
Peeblesshire EH46 7AA
Tel/Fax: 01968 660401
or from outside the UK:
Tel/Fax: 44 1968 660401
Please tell Carol and Colin you found Loch Cottage through About Scotland!
West Linton Village: 1.25 miles. Places to eat out, shops, post office. Fishing: Fishing on Slipperfield Loch is sometimes available. For this and other fishing information please ask the Kilpatricks. Golf: Two 18 hole golf courses at West Linton and several other courses within an hours drive. Walking: Tweeddale and the nearby countryside has been designated as "Area of Great Landscape Value". Pentland Hills regional Park. Cycling, Mountain Biking: The world famous Glentress Mountain Biking Centre is within 25 minutes drive, just south of Peebles. The Hub - of bicycling fame - is just outside Peebles. Historic Places and Gardens: The great Border Abbeys and Houses and Gardens and the Tweed Valley with its Woollen mills. The Clyde Valley. All of central Scotland from East to West is within a day's outing. The cottage is very convenient for Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe!