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The Coach House

Glasgow, Scottish Borders, G44 3YU (Ref. 1060681)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “A nice property in a quiet location and great for exploring Glasgow and surroundings.”


    Sadly the cleanliness was poor, little evidence of cleaning on arrival let alone a COVID clean/preparation for guests (I note that bed sheets and towels were fine!), all surfaces were dirty and fridge/microwave/oven all poor. Resolved with a pack of Dettol wipes, though the cleaners were called back to the property during our stay to clean. TV lacking terrestrial channels and Virgin media box not working (was provided with a Roku box after a couple of days to get basic channels). No COVID cleaning/sanitiser and check in info as advised in Sykes emails running up to our arrival. Regarding the property… Sadly there is no private lawn with patio furniture as described, though we were offered access to the NTS Holmwood House walled garden/patio with picnic tables including whilst the house was closed. Parking at rear is on the NTS house car park (we were told we could park at the front of house as the house was closed during the week). Feels like with a ‘between guest’ inspection of the property would resolve many of the basic issues. Also, the description on the web site would benefit from a review for accuracy including the above points, plus the description… upstairs (where you enter the property from the external staircase) is the master bedroom (with very creaky bed as as commented on by previous reviewer!), family bathroom, kitchen and lounge diner, downstairs is the twin and single bedrooms and further toilet. Property would also benefit from a welcome pack advising on facilities and property. I. It’s we did reach out to the NTS house manager and volunteer staff who were friendly and helpful in resolving some of the issues, and I left an email with the manager with a couple of items that need resolving for future guests comfort.

    - Mr Handley, August 2021

National Trust For Scotland

Whether searching for your next city to explore, or seeking a homely dwelling to relax in with your loved ones in rural surroundings, the wonderful collection of properties from National Trust for Scotland is sure to have something perfect for you. Discover the beauty of Scotland's two national parks and stunning countryside, with lots of properties catering to a wealth of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on your doorstep, with some featuring additional facilities for angling, field sports and cycling, making it easy to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively city scenes of Scotland, with properties in and around Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, all teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and plenty of entertainment. Being Scotland's largest conservation charity, National Trust for Scotland has been able to beautifully preserve and renovate many historic buildings to offer unique holiday locations. With over two-million visitors each year across twenty-seven castles and great houses, forty-six munros, thirty-five major gardens and designed landscapes, and seven national nature reserves, National Trust for Scotland has something for everyone. Each property is equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, with kitchens complete with essential appliances and more, dining areas to come together for hearty meals, and many sitting rooms boasting open fires or woodburning stoves to settle down in front of, not to mention elegant bedrooms and sparkling bathrooms where you can feel refreshed. Bring your canine companion along with you to some of the properties, and keep up to date with the world via the WiFi connections offered in most cottages. With more and more people discovering the beauty and allure of Scotland every year, ensure your stay is special with a National Trust for Scotland cottage.

About the property

A historic holiday cottage resting on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Glasgow, The Coach House can be found within the grounds of the National Trust for Scotland’s impressive Holmwood, designed by architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson in 1858.

Originally used as a stable, with accommodation for the coachman and his family, The Coach House now offers a family of five memorable holiday accommodation from which to discover Scotland, along with five acres of mature gardens to explore.

Park outside the property, before venturing up the staircase to the first floor, where you will find three beautifully presented bedrooms consisting of a double, twin and a single, each room boasting calming neutral hues and splendid views.

The first floor is also home to the family bathroom, hosting a bath and a shower over, so you can choose how best to unwind after a day of adventure, while down on the ground floor you can find a convenient cloakroom.

Find the lovely living spaces on the ground floor, with the living/dining room inviting you to unwind in front of the electric fire while being surrounded by a charming, traditional interior, and the dining table making the perfect space for a board game or a homemade meal, with the modest but amply-equipped kitchen providing all you could need for a week-long stay.

Begin your mornings exploring the grounds to discover a charming vegetable garden, where you can purchase fresh vegetables for all of your homemade meals.

Holmwood is considered an architectural marvel, described as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s domestic masterpiece, and offers plenty for guests to see and do at any time of year.

Just a stone's throw from the cottage, you can find a host of wonderful amenities, including shops and eateries for all of your culinary needs, while the bustling city centre of Glasgow will present you with a further array of amenities and attractions.

A spectacular port city best known for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, as well as being home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow boasts a vibrant cultural scene.

The name Glasgow derives from the Brythonic Celtic word 'Cleschi', meaning 'dear green place', and you can expect to find plenty of scenic spots, with over 90 parks and formal gardens to choose from.

For an educational day out, explore the variety of museums scattered around the city, including the Glasgow Science Centre, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Hunterian Zoology Museum, or enjoy a day outdoors amidst the scenic splendour of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, climbing, sailing, horse riding and so much more, it's a must see to experience its awe-inspiring views.

The National Trust for Scotland’s Greenbank Garden can be found within driving distance, with magical woodland walks and a plethora of flora and fauna to discover, including a National Collection of Bergenia, as well as daffodils and bluebells in spring.

The Coach House is a marvellous base for an escape to Scotland with your loved ones.


  • Duplex cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, CD player, DVD player, radio, TV and Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking is available at the rear
  • Five acres of landscaped grounds and a small kitchen garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Entry to the property is on the first floor via an external stairway
  • Note: Cot bedding is not provided
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location


East Kilbride 12 miles; Falkirk 24 miles.

Glasgow, or the ‘dear green place’ in Gaelic, was also known as the Second City of the Empire due to its industrial and shipbuilding power. From its early beginnings as a rural port on the River Clyde, Glasgow grew to become one of the world’s major sea ports. The University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the world, dating from 1451, its tower dominates the Glasgow skyline; Glasgow became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century with Adam Smith, Lord Kelvin and James Watt among those who have worked or taught at the university. As a main transatlantic trade hub, Glasgow grew wealthy from the 18th century and there are many grand buildings and houses around the city as proof. The city more than lives up to its Gaelic title as the dear green place, as it has over 90 parks and formal gardens, while the bustling city centre is renowned for its shopping, theatres and nightlife. The ideal location for a vibrant city break, Glasgow is also within a short drive of some breathtaking scenery such as that found at Loch Lomond.

No pets. 2 storey, entry is on the first floor via an external stairway