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  • Elm Cottage Comfy living area with large windows looking out to the countryside | Elm Cottage, Falkirk
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  • Elm Cottage Comfy living area with large windows looking out to the countryside | Elm Cottage, Falkirk
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    Elm Cottage

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    Property ref: S71541

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (10)

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    About this property

    Ideally located for exploring Falkirk’s unique Kelpies and Wheel with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling nearby, and miles of walking and cycling along the John Muir Way.
    Ground Floor:
    2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave/oven/grill combi, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    TV Room: With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Air source heat pump underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Wecome pack.
    Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a sloping bank in the garden.
    Discover this welcoming detached holiday cottage in a quiet parkland setting, ideal for friends and family to explore the area. It is only a few minutes’ drive from the town centre, where there are restaurants to suit all tastes, swimming pools, sport centres, multiplex cinema, theatre, museum, pubs and shops. Falkirk is very much a year round destination; the perfect place for the perfect holiday! The area immediately surrounding the cottage is rich in history. It sits on the Bantaskine Estate and was originally the gardener’s lodge. The old house is no longer there, but its large stained glass window is now part of the shopping centre.

    Bantaskine Estate was home to one of Falkirk’s best known and influential Victorians, John Wilson. At the age of 21, John took over his father’s coal pit business. His father Robert had started the successful business in Banton near Kilsyth and expanded to South Bantaskine in 1828 where there were rich coal seams. His family had links to the area as they had taken part on the Jacobite side of the 1746 battle fought over the same land. John married Mary Russell in 1848, daughter of James Russell of Arnotdale, the leading lawyer in Falkirk. As a mark of his successful business and career, South Bantaskine House was built around 1860. The Ballatines of Edinburgh were commissioned to produce stained glass windows, which can now be seen in the Howgate Centre. Unfortunately John and Mary’s only son died from tuberculosis at the young age of 22. However, his ’forty foot of daughters’ carried on the family business when John died in 1881. Never married, Bessie, Nell and Georgina lived in the house and continued to help Falkirk until their deaths. The house was used by Polish officers during the war but unfortunately after the nationalisation of the coal mines, the house stayed empty until it was finally demolished. The walled garden still remains and there are many pleasant walks around the estate woodlands and along the Union Canal. The John Muir Way, the coast to coast route passes right next to the cottage.

    There are wonderful attractions to visit including the incredible Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel, and a little further afield are Linlithgow, Stirling and The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. There are numerous golf courses locally and even the Gleneagles course is only 45 minutes away. You do not have to venture far, as from your front door there are cycle and footpaths through the countryside, and you can join the pathways along the Forth and Clyde Canal, or just relax in the enclosed garden, a great place where children can play. The railway station has regular trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Linlithgow is 10 miles away, Stirling 12 miles, Glasgow, 24 miles and Edinburgh, 27 miles. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¾ mile.

    Accommodation

    Bath
    Barbecue
    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Dishwasher
    Ground Floor Facilities
    Fuel and Power Included
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Highchair
    Pub within 1 mile
    Pets – no charge
    Television
    Decorated at Christmas
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Pet Friendly
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    Parking - On Site
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    Shower Cubicle
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    Local amenities

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    • Canada Wood Kitchen & Bar
      0.5 miles
    • Coffee On Wooer
      1 mile
    • Behind The Wall
      1 mile
    • Sumo Noodle Cafe
      1 mile
    • Sanam Tandoori
      1.5 miles
    • The Tea House
      2 miles
    • The Helix
      2.5 miles
    • The Kelpies
      3 miles
    • Linlithgow Palace
      8 miles
    • Champany Inn
      10 miles

    Reviews (10)

    Carole ‐ 5 Oct 2019
    "An amazing house in an amazing location with all amenities you could wish for close at hand.Excellent service from the managers, would highly recommend this property and hope to visit again in the very near future."
    Sharen ‐ 20 Sep 2019
    "Excellent, well appointed dog friendly cottage. Very clean and well equipped, fantastic welcome pack, best we have ever had. Good location for Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel, Stirling etc. Only draw back is the fencing. We have small dogs and they could escape quite easily in lots of places, especially at the gates. A few of the pavers in the path are raised to and my Mother, her sister and boyfriend all tripped up over them a few times. Also I only noticed it on the last day but the property has CCTV coverage, remotely monitored by the look of it, I presume it's for outside only and that it wasn't on when we were resident but it certainly was on the day we left. Unnerved me a bit and wondered if we had been watch all week?"
    James ‐ 14 Sep 2019
    "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage. Only 20 minutes walk to Falkirk High station with excellent service to both Edinburgh & Glasgow. Highlights of our stay were sighting roe deer near cottage and also seals on our 3 bridges cruise from under Forth bridge (bus link from near Waverley station). Happy to recommend Elm Cottage to family & friends"
    Keith ‐ 28 Aug 2019
    "A great cottage, fantastic views and great location even though just a few minutes away from Falkirk. Ideal for excursions and great for dogs. Try the Segway's it is an experience"
    Sue ‐ 24 Aug 2019
    "This cottage is lovely, one of the best we have stayed in. It is clean, modern and spacious. It is well equipped and in a lovely location."
    Gill ‐ 4 Jun 2019
    "Excellent cottage and ideally located for not just Falkirk but also Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Very clean and comfortable and very peaceful. Lots of walks right from the house. Would definitely recommend."
    Abdu ‐ 8 May 2019
    "Nice holiday"
    Iain ‐ 21 Feb 2019
    "Enjoyed a second stay here. Plenty of space for kids, fully enclosed garden so they can run around outside and not escape! Cottage has pretty much all you need. Is a reasonabley quiet area. Shops not too far away."
    Judith ‐ 28 Oct 2018
    "Fantastic cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Amazing welcome pack."
    Robert ‐ 22 Oct 2018
    "A great cottage in a great location. We had a very enjoyable week, and would happily stay in Elm Cottage again."

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