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Sky Blue Cottage

Braehead, Scottish Borders (Ref. 11265)



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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Gorgeous cottage owner really helpful"

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage which is ideally located for exploring the area."

    Owner very helpful

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped it made our holiday, we found it’s position in Braehead, give us the opportunity to see so many great places."

    Thank you Fiona for giving us so many ideas to visit.

    Reviewed by BridgitteJun 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    Very roomy and very comfortable. We do not have a dog, and some concern about maybe the cottage would smell a bit doggy, well believe me, no smell at all. Lovely garden to sit in, great for a dog.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "The cottage is well equipped for a comfortable stay."

    It is within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and various places in the Border region making it a good base for a vacation. The owners could not have been more helpful. Overall a very good place to stay.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage that made us feel welcome."

    The owner, although away for our stay, kept in touch and made sure we had all the information we needed for our stay. If you like peace and quiet and a base for exploring with the comfort of a warm welcoming place to end your day then this is for you. We will be back!

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    Fiona was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Brill.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage ,owners very helpful nothing is to much trouble for them would highly recommend this cottage"

    Reviewed by VivienAug 2020

  • "The cottage has everything you could need and is very clean and comfortable."

    Fiona is very friendly and helpful. Lots to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2020

  • "Excellent location for our needs."

    Checked in well ahead of time. Owner very helpful with our problems we had. Comfortable acc for our needs. Big garden for dog was ideal.

    Reviewed by DonnaJan 2020

  • "Fiona made us feel so welcome with simple little touches, like the couple of Xmas presents for us on arrival."

    The cottage has everything you could possibly need by way of facilities. The pub two doors down is quiet and very welcoming. They welcomed our two well behaved Jack Russell terriers. The cottage is well located to get to either Glasgow or Edinburgh and is a great base to explore both. Although you feel quite remote, we were surprised that there were over 300 restaurants on Just Eat, should we have wanted to order any sort of cuisine! But the kitchen is superbly equiped and we had our evening meals in. Carluke and Lanark are only 15 minutes away, both have good supermarkets to cater for every taste. The bed is very comfy and the bed linen is fresh and clean. The garden is spacious and I am sure would be lovely to sit out in when it is a bit warmer. The central heating is easy to operate and the cottage is well insulated, so we were like toast in the evenings. The shower is easy to use and plenty of hot water. This was a lovely little holiday for me and my partner and we will definitely be back, if available, in the future.

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2019

  • "Fab cottage in a brilliant location."

    Lanarck is beautiful and very well placed to visit all sorts of places. Cottage was spotless and had everything you could want and Fiona was so helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

    Reviewed by SuzanneNov 2019

  • "Fiona the owner was very helpful."

    Cottage was spotless and well equipped. In a good locatipn to visit tourist attractions

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage in a small village, everything you could need and more , friendly helpful mine host, and right next door to a lovely proper local pub, with friendly welcoming regulars and at the weekend excellent food too."

    Reviewed by GwenJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Owner was lovely and really helpful. Great location for Edinburgh and Glasgow by train or car. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by IeuanMay 2019

  • "Great tranquil little place to stay."

    Beautiful countryside all around. The cottage itself was immaculate and had all accessories needed and everything matche which was a lovely touch. Fiona kindly let us in earlier than the entry time. Nice little pub restaurant also 2 doors up

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2018

  • "Well equipped and comfortable and our host was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble."

    Very well situated to enable us to get to places of interest. Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2018


    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "Had a fantastic break, location was ideal for trips around the area, all our needs were met and exceeded, couldn't wish for more."

    Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Im very sorry but at the last moment i couldnt find a pen to sign the book ..."

    Im very sorry but at the last moment i couldnt find a pen to sign the book we loved our stay at the cottage we couldn't believe how it had everything you could possibly want it was lovely outside and inside we have already recommend to several people thank you very much for making our stay so nice GEORGE and Debora

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful and made sure that we had everything we needed."

    Lots of information about the surrounding area was provided.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2018

  • "Great location ,halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow also Stirling is only an hour away."

    Friendly and informative owners to the area.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "Lovely wee cottage in a good village location"

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2018

  • "Very spacious and comfortable."

    The host was very committed to making sure that we knew where everything was and also gave ideas for sightseeing which was very helpful. Everything we neeed was supplied. We found it to be an excellent holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2018

  • "Sky Blue Cottage was very nice and Fiona was very helpful."

    It was a good central location for our holiday and the village was very pleasant and the locals welcoming.The local pub nearby gave us a lovely Sunday lunch and the landlord and landlady were very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "This cottage is an excellent centre for exploring many parts of Central Scotland and the Borders."

    We would thoroughly recommend Sky Blue Cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2017

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in lovely location."

    .....two doors down from the equally great little pub. Owner was very obliging and gave us lots of tips for exploring and walking. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2017

  • "Very cosy cottage with all facilities."

    We will return

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2017

  • "Cottage was fabulous, every comfort had been catered for."

    The owner's welcome and information on the surrounding area and things to do was wonderful. The bed was extremely comfortable. Our dog was catered for too with toys, treats and towels and he loved the long enclosed garden. We loved the location and the surrounding scenery and the property was close to many attractions. All in all a 5 star experience.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2016

  • "Very well situated for days out almost anywhere in Scotland."

    Surprised at how many possible areas we could have visited.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "Perfect!"

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2016

  • "The cottage was exceptional and the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area."

    The staff in the nearby pub were friendly and the meals excellent. We hope to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2016

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean and the owner was very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble."

    If you are after an isolated and peaceful location, then the cottage is ideal.

    Reviewed by VanessaOct 2015

  • "This property was absolutely fabulous, there was nothing to fault - I would give 20 out of 10."

    The area was lovely and the welcome was lovely, there is not word to say "fabydabydooly!"

    Reviewed by RosSep 2015

  • "The cottage was immaculate, very clean and well furnished."

    The pub is one minute's walk away, open for lovely food at weekends and was very friendly. The cottage owner is a mine of local knowledge and was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2015

  • "The cottage was fabulous and the owner was extremely nice and very helpful."

    The cottage had everything, and more, than we needed for a perfect stay. We had a wonderful time.

    Miss GilbertAug 2015

  • "We were very impressed with the cottage, it is beautifully kept and the garden was ideal for the dog."

    It is ideally placed to visit all the local tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2015

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2014

  • "The property and owners could not have been better."

    Superb holiday.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2014

  • "Location of the cottage, the cleanliness and how we were made to feel very welcome by the owner who although she couldn't be there when we arrived, made a point of visiting during our stay to make sure everything was to our liking."

    Much appreciated! And also the fact that it was dog friendly is very important so that we can bring our border terrier with us.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2014

  • "This is a lovely cottage, tastefully decorated and very comfortably furnished."

    The owner makes you feel welcome and makes sure that everything will be OK for you. The village is peaceful and accessible to Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a trip to New Lanark Mill is worth the time. This has to be one of the best cottages we have stayed in and would recommend to family and anyone looking for somewhere quiet to unwind.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2014

  • "The owner was extremely friendly and went out of her way to find some information for us just after we arrived."

    The cottage was ideally placed for the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by TerenceApr 2014

  • "The cottage was beautiful; perfect in every way."

    Braehead is a great area for sightseeing, near Edinburgh and lots of lovely places to see. Two doors from the cottage is a pub, which serves terrific food (it only serves food Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Although there are other places close by. We had a great holiday and although it was mid October the weather was kind to us. The cottage was lovely and warm at night. A place to return to.

    Reviewed by PhyllisOct 2013

  • "Excellent cottage in a very quiet location, with easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow."

    Reviewed by BenAug 2013

  • "This is a pretty little cottage which was immaculate and the owner was very helpful indeed."

    The community around were extremely friendly and the local pub/restaurant was very nice and everyone was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Colin StuartJul 2013

  • "The cottage was very tastefully decorated with everything you could imagine included for your use."

    It had a very nice sunny aspect garden. It was in a lovely location for easy access to many lovely attractions and villages. The local people were all very accommodating, very friendly and informative when it came to their suggestions of things to do whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by SuzanJul 2013

  • "A very lovely, well equipped cottage where we were personally welcomed by the owner."

    Cottage is located 3 steps down from local pub where you can get excellent food and great company with your drink. The cottage is very well located to see all sorts of great attractions. We highly recommend going here for your holiday.

    Reviewed by AstridJun 2013

  • "The cottage was perfect, even though we had snow and the weather was bitterly cold the cottage remained warm and cosy."

    Reviewed by GeorgeMar 2013

  • "Location was perfect for our purposes."

    The accommodation was clean, tidy and well equipped. Owners were very friendly and nothing was too much bother for them - made a big difference.

    Reviewed by EricJan 2013

  • "The communication and local information received from the owner of the cottage."

    She could not have been more helpful and just so keen to make us feel welcome. She even left a pint of milk and two ready meals for our arrival and notified the local Public House that we would want to eat there. The service she offered was second to none.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2012

  • "Good location of the cottage."

    Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2012

  • "A very well equipped cottage, almost next door to the village pub."

    Ideally situated for a lot of attractions, as well as the cities Edinburgh and Glasgow.

    Mr NieuwlaatAug 2012

  • "The owners couldn't have done more to make our stay very enjoyable."

    We hope to go back very shortly for another stay.

    Reviewed by OliviaJun 2012

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The property

Carnwath 3.5 miles.

A fully-refurbished traditional terraced cottage in the quiet village of Braehead close to Carnwath in South Lanarkshire.

Decorated throughout to a high standard, this Lanarkshire cottage is ideal for a couple who wish to explore the beautiful Borders countryside or visit Edinburgh or Glasgow.

With a spacious double bedroom upstairs, the accommodation is completed downstairs with a well-equipped fitted kitchen and spacious sitting room.

A generous garden to the rear of this Lanarkshire cottage offers a relaxing place to sit and plan your sightseeing, or maybe take a short stroll to the local pub and have a glass of something refreshing after a day spent exploring the area.

Within easy reach of this Lanarkshire cottage is the beautiful Borders countryside with delightful towns like Peebles and Melrose.

Equally accessible are the cosmopolitan cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow for a fantastic day of sightseeing and shopping.

A wonderfully located cottage with something for everyone.


  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot/cot bed (suitable for children up to 7 years of age) and highchair on request
  • Z-bed available on request
  • Roadside parking next to cottage
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child of 7 years or under
  • Note: Edinburgh street markets accessible by train
  • Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm
  • Note: There are no facilities for charging electric vehicles at the property

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About the location


Carnwath 3 miles; Lanark 7 miles; Edinburgh 28 miles; Glasgow 30 miles.

Braehead is a small village in the Lanarkshire region of the Scottish Borders. It is home to a village pub, a school and a village hall and has spectacular views all around. Just three miles from Braehead is the farming village of Carnwath which nestles in the Clyde Valley on the edge of open moorland and enjoys views of the Pentland Hills. Notable in Carnwath is the Market Cross and St Mary's Aisle, which is the only part of the Collegiate Church on the current Parish Church and dates back to 1386. Just eight miles from Braehead is the restored cotton mill village of New Lanark, a World Heritage Site, close to the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve. Further afield is the garden of Little Sparta with its amazing sculptures, plus the area’s location makes it ideal as a base for visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Note: There are no facilities for charging electric vehicles at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

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