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“A cosy, homely retreat”

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Double bedroom
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sitting room to dinning
Dinning room
sitting room
Dougal the cockrel
Tonga, one of the pigs!
buzzard wood
View through daffodils
Fir cone
View along wall
Stanley
View up hill
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kirknewton, West Lothian, Scotland

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TwoBobBit
Dartford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A cosy, homely retreat”
Reviewed 25 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I chose Drovers Cottage as a base from which to explore the area surrounding Edinburgh, as i am hoping to move there. The cottage delivered more than had i hoped for - it didn't take long for it to feel like home. It is a very cosy, comfortable place to get away from the city & take in the beautiful views of the Pentland Hills. It's location is perfect, it feels isolated and quiet, and yet only a 25 minute drive from Edinburgh (even in the snow!).
I could certainly imagine living here!

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 25-34
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FREDERIC...
Savigny-Sur-Orge, France
1 review
“adorable”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We went at Drovers Cottage on July 6th. We think that it is the right place to spend good time, far from the crowd, with plenty of sheep and cows around us. What a pleasure to be awaken with animals in front of our window, quietness, and the pleasure to have a compatriot living in the owner's place: a French Briard dog !
We went at Drovers Cottage on July 6th. We think that it is the right place to spend good time, far from the crowd, with plenty of sheep and cows around us. What a pleasure to be awaken with animals in front of our window, quietness, and the pleasure to have a compatriot living in the owner's place: a French Briard dog !
Scotland is a beautiful country to visit. So we had not enough time (just one week) to do all the things we've planned to do. Particularly, we didn't have enough time to enjoy Drovers Cottage, which is a very confortable place to live in.
The owners are very nice people and we would have been very pleased to know them better. Another time, we hope.

Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Your age range 35-49
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Chris D
2 reviews
“Beautiful location, very roomy and comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Drovers Cottage is beautifully located by the Harperrig reservoir and the Pentland Hills with excellent views. The cottage was well equipped with most everything we needed. It is spacious particularly the bedrooms which were also very comfortable. It was a real pleasure to have bed linen included especially towels - even in the kitchen (wish I'd noticed before I packed them!).The wifi worked very well too. Livingston was about 15 mins away with plenty of shops and ASDA. Also not far from the M8 for Edinburgh or Glasgow, On the whole the cottage had everything we needed and we all enjoyed a very pleasant week there.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: lack of a shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
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“Cosy cottage with great views accross open farmland”
Reviewed 30 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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people found this review helpful

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Drover Cottage and found Lucy the owner extremely helpful as we were preparing for our son's wedding in the near proximity.
The eggs from Lucy's chickens were much appreceated.

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Liked best: Ambience
Liked least: Two bedrooms for 6 people
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2012
Hope you have all recovered from the wedding! It was lovely having you all to stay. Best wishes Lucy xxxxx
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Alex W
Aviemore, United Kingdom
1 review
“Bliss”
Reviewed 6 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011

An idyllic cottage in a beautiful setting. We couldn't have asked for more for our weekend stay and can not wait to return. Drovers was well equipped and had a relaxed atmosphere throughout. Lucy went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect and the pigs meant we didn't waste any food.

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Travelling group: With Friends
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Management Response
6 Dec 2011
Thank you Alex. It was lovely to meet you and all your friends. So glad you liked the cottage and our greedy pigs!
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