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Sky Blue Cottage

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Braehead, Scottish Borders Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, great back garden, everything thought of in cottage and more to make your stay comfortable."

    Buddy dog and I really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back. Thank you Fiona (owner) for being so very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very good cottage, clean and tidy."

    Fiona popped in our arrival evening just check all was good. A good size garden an suitably enclosed for our dog. Quite village parking opposite was fine in Main Street, but a side road not as the name suggests. All we needed for a self catering property. Easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage it was very clean and well maintained"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, spacious and clean."

    everything that you require is available and if there are any issues the owner are happy to help. This was our second visit and it's ideally situated to visit both east and west.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, so clean and well equipped perfect base for exploring the area."

    The cottage owner is so helpful, and on hand if ever you have any questions.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2023

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

    Very well equipped and very clean. Fiona, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful on the local area and beyond. We would highly recommend this cottage and the area for a peaceful or touring holiday.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very tidy and clean. We'll furnished and equipped. Garden at the back a great hit with our dog and totally secure. Fiona the owner very friendly and welcoming with a lot of knowledge about the area and places to go. Weather was a little disappointing, but we still managed to enjoy our stay. Visited the Kelpies, Blackness castle, New Lanark and Clyde Valley to name just a few areas of interest. I would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "To step into this cottage is a joy to behold!"

    We were tired after a long journey and problems had occurred even before we set off. We opened the front door and were welcomed by such an attractive, clean and beautifully scented kitchen diner. The relaxation of the pretty lounge, the cheerful, bright stair carpet and the comfort of the calming bedroom were second to none. The long enclosed garden was perfect for our furry friend! Fiona gave us a warm welcome, lots of advice and was tremendously understanding about a concern we had. The cottage had been supplied with EVERYTHING one could possibly need. It was just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at Sky Blue Cottage."

    Over the years we've been on several holidays around the UK in cottages and by far this was the best that we've been too. The facilities were brilliant and Mrs Orr couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. You are in a quiet place, people were friendly and even though you think you're in the middle of nowhere, you're never really too far away from Glasgow/Edinburgh, all the towns in between and several Country Parks are nearby too! Our dog loved the wood walk, which is literally a few minutes walk from the cottage. We saw deer on the dog walk and could hear a Woodpecker rattling away every morning as we walked through the wood! The back garden was secure for our dog, a Jack Russell, and he loved running around in it. We without hesitation would recommend this cottage to anyone that was looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2023

  • "Sky Blue Cottage is perfect, perfect, perfect in every way."

    The cottage was 100% immaculate. Spacious and really comfortable, felt very homely. Well equipped, has everything that one needs and more. Lovely long garden and patio area. The cottage is situated in a lovely village. The woodland walk within the village is a must to walk around. In sunshine and in rain what's more beautiful than sky blue cottage in the middle of the village on a Scottish lane.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is our Third visit to Sky Blue Cottage and again it did not disappoint."

    It is one of the few holiday lets we use that we feel we could live in permanently and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Actually much larger than posting suggests."

    Plenty of room, very clean and well equipped. Large secure lawned garden for dog to run in. Had a good stay. But no off road parking.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fully equipped cottage in a quiet village with easy access to main roads and motorways."

    Owner has knowledgeable information on activities in and around the local areas and leaflets in the cottage on a whole range of things to do dependent on how much or how little you want to do. Would certainly book this again if it is available on our next visit to Scotland.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you could need available and in a very friendly village."

    A really great enclosed rear garden for anyone with a dog on holiday with them.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect hideaway at the end of the day."

    we even found a lovely dog walk close to the cottage. owner was lovely and helpful. if only the pub was open! it is however open on the weekend for drinks only. lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Sky Blue Cottage is a great holiday home, comfortable and well equipped."

    It is located in a beautiful part of South Lanarkshire, ideal for visiting many places of interest, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. Fiona was an excellent host, recommending places to visit and eat, and nothing was too much trouble. This cottage is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped cottage."

    Lots of information about places to visit.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage very well equipped really dog friendly so much that ..."

    This is a lovely cottage very well equipped really dog friendly so much that they supply bowls and toys for dogs the cottage is superbly cleaned and in a lovely area for walking we really enjoyed our stay here and Fiona goes above and beyond to make you welcome

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Enjoyable stay would recommend"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage owner really helpful"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

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

    Owner very helpful

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 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 Bridgitte5.0Jun 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 Sharon5.0Jun 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 David5.0Nov 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 Michael5.0Oct 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 John5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Aug 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 Stephanie5.0Aug 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 Donna2.8Jan 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 Craig5.0Dec 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 Suzanne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fiona the owner was very helpful."

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

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 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 Gwen5.0Jun 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 Ieuan5.0May 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 Tracy5.0Dec 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 Joanne5.0Nov 2018


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 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 David5.0Sep 2018

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

    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 George5.0Aug 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 Philip5.0Aug 2018

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

    Friendly and informative owners to the area.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely wee cottage in a good village location"

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 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 Sharon5.0May 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 David5.0Mar 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 Carolyn4.8Sep 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 Kate5.0Mar 2017

  • "Very cosy cottage with all facilities."

    We will return

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 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 Jacqueline5.0Sep 2016

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

    Surprised at how many possible areas we could have visited.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2016

  • "Perfect!"

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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

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.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: SL-00121-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas