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Mousebank

Forth, Scottish Borders (Ref. 925814)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Myself and my husband work away a lot and usually book hotels, but found everywhere completely booked up, because of COP26."

    We were lucky, when we came across Mousebank. We stayed for 5 nights and it was like being on holiday. We usually eat in our hotel room but the bungalow had everything, we usually have at home and it was amazing. I assumed we wouldn't get a good signal but they have strong WiFi and they had already logged into Netflix, so plenty of things to watch. I would definitely recommend Mousebank, as it was a home from home.

    Thanks, we are pleased it was satisfactory James and Anne Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "We chose Mousebank for it’s location as family members now live in Glasgow and could join us for the weekend (and bring their dog)."

    This worked well, as Mousebank has plenty of space with local waymarked walks for Jimmy. The bungalow is furnished and decorated to a high standard hence the £500 household bond payable in advance and refunded after your visit. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with crockery etc. The weather was kind and we were able take tea on the balcony.The property is within reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh and we enjoyed visiting The Falkirk Wheel,The Kelpies and the Scottish Owl Centre which presents indoor flying displays.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2021

  • "Very nice place"

    Reviewed by SAug 2021

  • "It was clean and tidy and had a comfortable bed!"

    Reviewed by NatJul 2021

  • "Well kept comfortable bungalow in a quite location with some lovely walks right on the doorstep."

    The bungalow was very clean and well equipped . It is a good location for touring this part of Scotland with many places to visit within 20 miles . We would recommend this property without hesitation to a couple or small family group

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "It was a last minute booking due to lockdown restrictions so it was great ..."

    It was a last minute booking due to lockdown restrictions so it was great getting something so good at such short notice

    Reviewed by JanisNov 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time in a top class cottage much more superior than we expected , had everything and more than we needed inside ."

    Lovely surrounding area so peaceful , locals were super welcoming fantastic local pub also . Will be going back again for sure

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "This is a wonderful property, situated on the edge of a small hamlet on a quiet road."

    Although this property sleeps four, there were only two of us, but I can confirm it's certainly suitable for 4. Kitchen was very well equipped with more than enough cuttlery, plates, pans & utensils. The only thing it lacked was a dishwasher, but that's no hardship, although the fridge/freezer being in the utility room next to the kitchen did mean there was a lot of moving between the two. Being on one level, with a walk in shower it's ideal for people with limited mobility, however there are a couple of steps into the premises. The bedrooms were spacious with plenty of storage and the beds were extremely comforatable, with feather pillows and quilt. The bathroom is spacious and tiled throughout. The only negative is there are no grab rails, so I had to help my wife in and out of the shower, due to her limited mobility. The living room/dining room is big, so there's plenty of room to allow you to make yourself at home. The patio doors lead out into a raised area with a table and chairs, overlooking the rest of the garden (with barbecue and further tables & chairs. The garden overlooks a deep wooded valley and you can just make out the stream at the bottom. Location wise, it's within around an hour of both Glasgow & Edinburgh and there are a number of train stations nearby giving you good access to both, if you don't want to drive into the cities. Nearest town is Lanark, with local shopping and supermarkets, although there are a couple of smaller shops in the nearby town of Forth.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2020

  • "Mousebank was a premium property in an excellent location!"

    There were beautiful walks within walking distance and lots to do in the local area, even under pandemic restrictions. The bungalow was well equipped, beautifully furnished and incredibly clean and fresh. It was also lovely to stay somewhere with a decent shower and very comfortable beds! We would highly recommend Mousebank and would return ourselves in the future to explore the local area further.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2020

  • "Very nice property with wide-ranging facilities and very clean."

    Excellent service from owner: housekeeping bond refunded very quickly and they even posted us an item that we accidentally left behind (at no charge). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Everything was just fine."

    No problems. Are happy with everything. Anybody with a dog, it is an excellent property for this.

    Reviewed by WinifredDec 2019

  • "Mousebank cottage was exceedingly comfortable and well appointed."

    It is in a lovely setting as well, and convenient to shopping and sight seeing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this peaceful, private haven.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "This is the first time we've visited Lanarkshire & it certainly won't be the last."

    We were very impressed with Mousebank from the moment we stepped inside. The place was absolutely spotless, the floors were gleaming & we were just blown away. The owner came down in the early evening to show us a few things (heating operation, hob etc) & to offer any help or advice which was very nice & a nice personal touch instead of the usual notes that get left at other lets. Mousebank is very well equipped let, especially in the kitchen. The setting is lovely & peaceful with very little traffic at all other than an odd tractor from the farm down the road. For us it was ideal as a get away from everything & just what we wanted. We'll be returning again for sure. Thanks for a great visit xx

    Reviewed by PhilSep 2019

  • "I enjoyed my holiday, the accommodations were great."

    The setting was beautiful and relaxing. I would definitely recommend this type of holiday.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2019

  • "Such a relaxing & peaceful place to stay in."

    Mousebank is beautifully furnished & has everything ( and more ) that you could possibly need for your stay. It has a very well stocked kitchen with lots of cutlery, plates, glasses, cooking equipment far beyond what other accommodation deem essential. The hosts even supplied lunch boxes & a cool bag. I made good use of the laundry equipment, plenty of pegs & an airer, so no coming home to the usual mountain of holiday washing. The comfiest bed we have ever slept in & it was nice to lie in & just listen to the leaves rustling in the breeze. Binoculars were a nice touch, so we could watch the birds. I think the squirrels were hiding from me. All the accommodation is tastefully done & well thought out & really did feel like home. We were very reluctant leavers at the end of our week. The area itself is a good base. We drove into Lanark & caught the train for a day in Glasgow. Afternoon tea at the Willow tea rooms is a must ( but would advise booking ) We also visited The Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We drove to this (It's in Helensburgh) approx 90 minutes away. Stunning scenery, then onto Loch Lomond for a picnic ending the day at the Kelpies ( Falkirk) We also visited the New Lanark Mill ( twice) & would highly recommend this. Jim came down to make sure we were settled & to run through cooking & heating instructions. Also gave very good advice on where/how to travel. We actually ran out of time to go to Edinburgh, but would use the train. We were very lucky with the weather, glorious sunshine for most of our visit.

    Reviewed by DawneAug 2019

  • "Clean and tidy just as described."

    Reviewed by LesJul 2019

  • "Mousebank was very well maintained and tastefully furnished and everything we could expected was provided."

    We were surprised at having to pay a bond and slightly concerned about this. As it happens it has not been a problem. The owners were very helpful in giving us local tips regarding travelling in the area. All in all a very pleasant holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Mousebank exceeds all expectations anyone could ever want from a holiday cottage."

    A good location for exploring around Edinburgh & Glasgow areas. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "Great bungalow in very quiet area, well maintained by owner."

    Extremely comfortable in all aspects, would be happy to recommend, Lanark town approximately 7 miles away local co op a couple of miles.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "We booked for Easter weekend with son and daughter in law plus Pip the dog."

    Lovely property, very clean with all the necessities. outside garden great for relaxing and good location for getting into Edinburgh for the day on the train. Owner met us when we arrived and ran though what we needed to know and advised us on how to get around and where to go. Great holiday break and would definitely return

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good walking from the door and places of interest nearby. Owners very welcoming. We had a great time despite weather from warm sunshine to blizzards.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2019

  • "A beautiful house with every comfort you could possibly need."

    The owners really have gone that extra mile to make sure that all members of the family (including those of the 4 legged variety) are catered for. This house is a rare mix of practicality and luxury and we’d love to return one day.

    Reviewed by PamFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing, the best cottage I have ever stayed in."

    Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by AudreyNov 2018

  • "This was our second visit to Mousebank and the house was as comfortable and welcoming as last year."

    It's location was perfect for visiting family and tourist attractions : Edinburgh and New Lanark easy to reach by train and car. We would recommend this house as a destination for a holiday, even in winter.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2018

  • "Mousebank was wonderful, a perfect home away from home."

    We really enjoyed our time in Scotland with such a lovely place to stay. It was very nice to meet the owner and his tips for getting around where great!

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2018

  • "We have recently returned home from a relaxing break at Mousebank."

    The property is beautiful, very clean and equipped with anything you could possibly need. The location is great for access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Peebles where we really enjoyed spending a few hours. We would be more than happy to return to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2018

  • "It was great!"

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    Reviewed by JoostAug 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely well appointed and comfortable."

    The area was very quite and fairly close to amenities.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2018

  • "This is a brilliant let."

    The devil is always in the detail and all the details were right. Everything you might want is there. I have spent considerably on "Gold" lets that did not meet the standard of this one.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2018

  • "Best holiday let I’ve ever stayed in."

    Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and with everything you could possibly need and so much more. I would recommend Mousebank to anyone who want peace, quiet and yet a little bit of home luxury.

    Reviewed by RoseannMay 2018

  • "Absolutey the wow experience and idyllic area and will be back"

    Reviewed by JimMar 2018

  • "The comfort of the bungalow and views from the bungalow were exceptional would gladly go back there again."

    Reviewed by EileenMar 2018

  • "What a lovely bungalow."

    I honestly could find nothing to complain about. The owners were very nice and the people around were friendly. The property would have been ok in any weather. It was warm and cosy. Dog walks were from the door and the Wilsontown Ironworks world heritage site was only yards away. The back garden was a treat with the birds,squirrels and mousewater flowing past. Proberly the most relaxing week we have had

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2017

  • "Excellent property ideally located at the edge of the borders."

    Superb property with excellent facilities and friendly neighbours

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

  • "We have had a lovely holiday at mouse bank."

    The bungalow is so comfortable, beautifully furnished and in the perfect setting . Plenty walks from the door .Jim and Anne have thought everything down to the last detail even throws and biscuits for the dog. Thank you so much. Anne and Joe and Dollar our whippet.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mousebank."

    The house was fully equipped and exceptional in everyway. The visitors comfort seems to be the most important factor by the lovely owners. There was plenty to do and see in the surrounding area being close to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sterling and Lanark. The house is in a quiet location and the locals were all very friendly. There was some wonderful wildlife in the area and plenty of dog walks too. We would thoroughly recommend Mousebank and would not hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2017

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The property

Forth 1 mile.

Lovely detached holiday home on a quiet road opening to the countryside surrounding the village of Forth, near Lanark in central Scotland.

Fully refurbished and offering quality accommodation, this cottage is a great place for couples or families to use as a base while exploring this part of the country.

All ground floor, with three steps up to the front door and steps down from the metal balcony in the rear garden, this holiday home offers flexible accommodation for up to four people.

There is a super king-size double bedroom and a second room that has twin bed, (no zip/link).

The kitchen has a dining table while the spacious sitting room also has a dining area as well as views across the garden to the trees as the ground slopes down to the Mousewater Burn.

The sliding doors open onto a metal balcony which leads down to a garden and patio area.

Walk or cycle from your front door and explore the former Wilsontown Ironworks site, now converted into attractive woodlands with a variety of trails and guided walks to the settlement where many workers used to live and work the mines.

There are other cycle trails in nearby Fauldhouse and the famous Glentress cycle trails are less than an hour away.

Visit the World Heritage Site of the former 18th century cotton mill at New Lanark and discover why Robert Owen is renowned as a social reformer by developing social and welfare programmes and transforming the lives of the workers living in the planned village alongside the mill.

Why not spend a day in Glasgow or Edinburgh or tour the beautiful Borders only a short car journey away through stunning scenery?

A lovely holiday home with many attractions within easy reach, whatever the season.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • 2 x bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double and 1 x twin (no zip/link)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room leading onto cloakroom with basin and WC)
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview and Netflix, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Rear gravelled garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited
  • Note: Although all ground floor there are 3 steps to the front door and steps down from the metal balcony in the rear garden
  • Note: Sloped garden, care to be taken at all times
  • Please note check in time is after 4pm
  • This property has a refundable £500 Good Housekeeping Bond

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

FORTH

Lanark 8 miles; Glasgow 25 miles; Peebles 26 miles; Edinburgh 30 miles.

The village of Forth lies at 1000 feet above sea level and is near the bustling market town of Lanark in South Lanarkshire. The village has a large sports centre, Post Office and grocery shops, a couple of pubs offering food as well as takeaways. Golfers will be in their element as there are a number of courses available within a twenty minute drive including Carnwath, Carluke, Fauldhouse, Lanark, Shotts and West Calder. Fishing enthusiast can visit New Mills Trout Fishing Park where any members of your group who aren’t familiar with the sport can take lessons. If you fancy a day out shopping then the McArthur Glen designer outlet at Livingston is a must. This really is an ideal base and you are only a twenty minute drive from railway stations which will open up a multitude of options. The village has good access to Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the lovely Borders towns and scenery just a short drive away.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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