4.4★ Very good Sykes rating Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Open fire Garden / Patio Washing machine Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 26 Customer Reviews "We stayed at cottage for three weeks in between house moves I enjoyed the first two weeks but not the third as I'd had enough by then." Positives friendly neighborhood and very helpful but lots of negatives I'm afraid One the access to cottage is pretty poor as stated in other reviews and you have to reverse out to get back out on main road.Main road outside cottage very noisy and spoils whole ambiance of cottage especially in front garden and woke me up with commuter traffic most mornings.Internally cottage is very tired and needs investment.The shower curtain was porous and I was constantly left mopping up the floor after using very awkward angled shower Going into bathroom there was a trip hazard due to different heights of flooring which Injured my foot The main front door only opens half way catching on the tiles and caused issues while I was there. It was really annoying .The whole cottage could be a lot improved with a wee bit of investment as I say but if you don't like road noise and reversing your car along narrow path alongside other cottages as my husband had to do I would say this cottage will cause you a lot of frustration.There is no point not being honest so this is my honest feedback to help improve things Reviewed by AnnJul 2022 "Lovely cottage to stay in." spotlessly clean. near to local attractions i.e. the kelpies and the Falkirk wheel. three mile drive to Linlithgow fresh water loch which we loved. takes around an hour to walk around it and free parking at loch. only negative in regards to the cottage husband did not like the smell of the open fire that was previously used i did not find this a problem. there is road noise which did not bother my husband but bothered me. Neighbours really lovely and helpful. would return again. Reviewed by AndreaMay 2022 "This was an ideal base for us to allow daily visits to my mum in a care home in Linlithgow." The cottage was clean, cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed for a short break. The only down side would be access to the cottage, particularly if you have a larger car. Getting in through a very narrow entrance hampered by high hedges on either side was tricky enough but getting out was even more difficult, particularly as you are coming out onto a busy main road and the hedges meant you couldn't see if it was safe to come out. Aside from that our stay was lovely and we would love to stay again. Reviewed by BrendaMar 2022 "Cosy cottage." Presented entirely appropriately. A great centre for lots of attractions in the area. Falkirk Wheel, Linlithgo itself, Roslin Chapel, Antonine Wall and the Kelpies. Edinburgh near by car or train. The owner was helpful and welcoming. All good for us. Reviewed by FrancisMar 2022 "The property was very clean and there was everything that you needed for your stay." Very pleased and cannot wait to stay again. Reviewed by JanDec 2021 "We had never been to the West Lothians before so it was a first for us." We have a nervous dog who does not cope well with strangers so space and quiet were important and we found many suitable places we could go off the beaten track. The cottage was comfortable and we enjoyed a week in an area we had not been to before. Reviewed by AlanAug 2021 "Perfect little cottage." .comfortable, clean, it has everything you need and its a great base for exploring the local area.. Reviewed by ShelleyJun 2021 "A nice cottage that had all the necessary amenities ." Well situated to explore Linlithgow and the beautiful surrounding area. Good enclosed garden ,which was appreciated by our dog as were the pleasant walks available directly from the cottage. The owner was easily available by email and provided a very helpful response in reply to a question from me. We are frequent visitors to Scotland and would certainly check out the availability of Burnside Cottages next time we stay in this area. Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021 "Unexpected stunning views across the fields at the back of the property" Reviewed by ShaunSep 2020 "This was a late holiday booking following the cancellation of two holidays abroad." The cottage was much more than we anticipated. It was beautifully furnished and had a good range of utensils and a lovely range cooker in the kitchen. The garden was lovely and garden furniture was provided . There are bird feeders outside the kitchen window and the views of the countryside were lovely and also there was a wide variety of birds feeding including a woodpecker . This place is ideal for those wishing to see nature up close. The fire in the living room was great for cosy evenings too. All in all I would highly recommend this quaint cottage as a lovely base to travel the surrounding areas and visit the numerous attractions close by. Reviewed by LizSep 2020 "Very peaceful, relaxing, open fireplace was most welcome just a nice place to ..." Very peaceful, relaxing, open fireplace was most welcome just a nice place to chill out and visit Kelpies etc my dog loved it Reviewed by GaryNov 2019 "This cottage is perfect - surrounded by countryside but within easy reach of lovely places to visit such as The Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel, South Queensferry and Linlithgow Palace and Loch." The neighbours are ever so friendly too. It really felt like home from home. Lovely secure garden, front and back, for dog owners. Reviewed by JanSep 2019 "Nice quiet place but could do with more direction to the cottage" Thank you for your feedback. Prior to arrival we now send detailed directions to guests. Property Owner Reviewed by MaureenJul 2019 "Lots of traffic noise at front so closed windows are advisable." Theres lots of lovely places nearby to visit. Reviewed by DavidJun 2019 "The location was ideal for visiting the Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies, Edinburgh (using the park and ride), Beercraigs Country Park, Linlithgow and the golf course at Bridgend one mile down the road." All of these places we thoroughly enjoyed. We found the cottage to be quite dirty in several areas, the carpet did not appear to have been cleaned at all and the kitchen utensils and cooker had to be cleaned prior to using them. The road noise was louder than we expected especially early morning commuter traffic. The country lane that goes down to the canal looked very overgrown so we did not try this walk. The cottage facilities were adequate for our needs and we did enjoy cooking our evening meal whist enjoying the view over the fields. The bed was comfy but there was no fitted bottom sheet in place only a mattress protector. All in all we did have a great week in Scotland visiting the places listed above. The cottage was ok for the price we paid but would not recommend. Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the property did not meet your standards. As a result of your feedback the cleaning team has been changed. Thank you. Property Owner Reviewed by TrevorJun 2019 "Good basic comfortable cottage." Nice area. Reviewed by BarryApr 2019 "Lovely cottage which would benefit from putting in cupboards in kitchen and renewing wood on existing cupboard, only one available." Open boxes turned on side housed food and crockery, with an open cutlery tray on worktop, not very hygienic. Removal of foodstuffs left by previous rentals would be good idea. Despite this very happily recommend to all. Thank you for your feedback. The kitchen was hand made 3 years ago by a West Lothian carpenter with a solid wood teak work surface under which is a cupboard for storing food. The wooden boxes on the work surface contain Kilner jars and beautiful Wedgwood and Cath Kidston crockery to represent country kitchen style. Thank you for your feedback. All cupboards are now enclosed and the cutlery is kept in a drawer. The cleaning firm has been changed and a new cleaning schedule implemented. Property Owner Reviewed by GlynnDec 2018 "The place was fantastic everything was just right the views from the kitchen ..." The place was fantastic everything was just right the views from the kitchen window was great easy to get to Edinburgh and to Glasgow also you have Falkirk just 20 mins away with the wheel and the kepies all and all a great place in a great location will be back Reviewed by GrahamOct 2018 "I would say two points should be mentioned as follows:- 1) A very strong streetlight at night shines through bedroom window, a good remedy would be heavier curtains that do not let this light through (they are quite thin)." 2) lack of a jug and small basins to make gravy, custard etc. but all in all we had a good and comfortable holiday. Thank you for your feedback and scoring us so highly, I am sorry you found the street light outside quite bright, you may not have noticed this but we do actually have a black out blind in that bedroom which you could have used to prevent any problems. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back in future. Kind regards, Property Owner Reviewed by BarrySep 2018 "Beautiful cottage,in a quiet location but central for traveling to historical areas." Will go back again Reviewed by DesmondAug 2018 "There did not appear to be a sheet on the bed." It just looked like a mattress cover. Went to buy a fitted bed sheet. Extra 'bedroom' where hanger rail was was a bit untidy. Reviewed by AlanJul 2018 "This is the first time useing Sykes cottages and after travelling 504 miles we ..." This is the first time useing Sykes cottages and after travelling 504 miles we found the cottage was comfortable and tidy had nice enclosed gardens as we have a dog the owner left provisions for our arrival the cottage was as described on the website stunning views and local bus outside the door we will defenetly be useing Sykes cottages again after a very good experience Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018 "We enjoyed our stay with our dog Lulu, who thoroughly enjoyed her walks down the lane to the canal." The property suited us for trips into Edinburgh via the park and ride at ingleston. Everything we needed was at the cottage and I could imagine it is very cosy with the fire blazing away. Reviewed by ElaineMay 2018 "This cottage is ideally suited to see all the tourist attractions of Central Scotland, Linlithgow has Mary queen of Scott’s birthplace, a canal, Stirling its Castle, Falkirk its wheel and the Kelpies and there are great links to Glasgow and Edinburgh." The walks in either direction from the cottage along the canal are great, the massive Beecraigs Country Park is free and great for the dog. These great walks wore out our two year old sproodle (not an easy task). Great holiday , great value, thank you! Reviewed by PeterApr 2018 "Lovely place and the views are wonderful" Reviewed by MarkFeb 2018 "Very quiet location and a good place to relax, central to many places to visit." Reviewed by GaryMar 2017 Show more Summary All ground floor One double bedroom Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen Sitting room with dining area and open fire. Gas central heating with open fire Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs Fuel and power inc. in rent Fuel for fire available to purchase locally Off road parking for 1 car Rear decked garden with front lawned garden One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 3 miles Note: This property sits alongside the B9080 and there will be some road noise Note: There is one step up from the kitchen into the sitting room and rest of the cottage.Check in time is 4pm In order to ensure optimum protection for everyone please could you bring your own duvet, linen and towels A brand new mattress protector will be provided which you are welcome to take home . The property Linlithgow 3 miles. This charming terraced cottage is three miles outside the historic town of Linlithgow. Stylishly decorated with a bohemian feel, this lovely cottage has been designed with a couple in mind and is an excellent base for exploring central Scotland. You park at the rear and enter via the kitchen then up one step into the sitting room which has an open fire as well as a dining table. From your kitchen window you can look out over the fields stretching off into the distance. A bathroom and double bedroom complete the accommodation and there is a lawned front garden as well as a secluded decked area at the rear. The highlight of Linlithgow are the ruins of its spectacular Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, its grounds and Linlithgow Loch, where visitors enjoy sailing, fishing and bird watching. As well as enjoying the grounds, you can explore other aspects of the towns history by following the Heritage Trail, encompassing the traditional Town House, the Palace Gateway and St Michaels Parish Church, with its eye-catching aluminium spire. At the end of the row of six cottages is a country lane. A short drive from the cottage will get you to BeeCraigs Deer Park which is open throughout the year and is admission free. Hopetoun Farm Shop is ideal to stock up with produce reared and grown on the Hopetoun Estate and if you want something different why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting? Sitting between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, Linlithgow has excellent road and rail links, so why not explore one of the major cities within easy reach? This lovely cottage would also act as a great base during the Edinburgh Festival. Try a boat trip on the Union Canal, running from Falkirk to Edinburgh and see the superb Falkirk Wheel as it lifts canal boats up and over and onto the other part of the canal. There is so much to do at this lovely holiday cottage whatever the season. Please note bed linen and towels not included. In order to ensure optimum protection for everyone please could you bring your own duvet, linen and towels. A brand new mattress protector will be provided which you are welcome to take home. View on map About the location LINLITHGOW Falkirk 13 miles; Edinburgh 15 miles. Set between Falkirk and Edinburgh, Linlithgow is the home of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Set on the shores of Linlithgow Loch, these fantastic ruins are a joy to explore and there is a variety of local wildlife to spot. You can also enjoy a boat trip along the canal and nearby attractions include Carnpapple Hill and Blackness Castle. Within a forty minute drive you can be in the thriving capital city of Edinburgh. The Old Town boasts the castle and The Royal Mile as well as Holyrood Palace and the new Scottish Parliament. The New Town offers elegant Georgian buildings and streets with a wealth of shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the accessibility of the surrounding countryside, beaches, hills and golf courses and you have the ideal location for an exciting break. Please note bed linen and towels not included. In order to ensure optimum protection for everyone please could you bring your own duvet, linen and towels. A brand new mattress protector will be provided which you are welcome to take home.