Four 5* rated Muirhall luxury holiday cottages in Scotland
The Ruin cottage sleeps 4 in 2 en suite bedrooms
Everything you need for your self catering holiday in the Ruin's kitchen
One of the en suite bedrooms in The Ruin
The Hayloft cottage also sleeps 4 in 2 en suite bedrooms
Luxury holiday accommodation in the Hayloft
The Shire sleeps 4 in 2 double en suite bedrooms
The Shire - a joy for a self catering holiday
How about this for your luxury short break in The Shire?
The Byre sleeps 2, perfect for a romantic short break in Scotland
Look at all this character in The Byre!
How about this location for your luxury short break in Scotland?
muirhall holiday cottages, auchengray, lanarkshire, scotland
- Self Catering Luxury holiday cottages situated in the heart of Lanarkshire in the Scottish countryside near the historic towns of Biggar and Lanark for a family holiday in Scotland. Muirhall farm has now been regenerated and offers self catering holiday cottages with luxury facilities and services. The farm and outbuildings have been transformed into these luxury cottages which are versatile and furnished with 5 star facilities - rated 5 star by Visit Scotland.
- Within 40 minutes of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and near to the historic towns of Biggar and Lanark, these five star holiday cottages have been renovated from 200 year old buildings that have their origins in the early 16th Century. Guests can indulge in complete escapism after a day visiting the local historical sights, indulging in various local sporting facilities or exploring the stunning countryside that surrounds Muirhall. The on-site facilities include Huxley international putting green, mountain bikes, DVD library, as well as internet access and laundry room facilities.
Muirhall luxury holiday cottages available are:
- The Ruin (sleeps 4 in a double en-suite & twin en-suite bedroom): This, the most spacious cottage, was transformed from a 16th century derelict ruin into a particularly bright and airy split level cottage, suitable for wheelchair access. The slate floor entrance leads into a spacious kitchen and dining area with patio doors and a view into the garden. The unique stone archway leads into a separate lounge with a stylish open fire topped by a chunky log mantelpiece. The bedrooms are located on either side of the elegant, light filled lounge, with en-suites offering the choice of bath or shower.
- The Hayloft (sleeps 4 in a double en-suite & twin en-suite bedroom): As the name suggests, this was where the mown hay was stored. This two-storey, 2 double bedroom holiday cottage has been transformed into a comfortable space for 4 people. As you enter the Hayloft your eye is immediately taken by the wood bridge between the 2 upstairs bedrooms. There is an open plan kitchen with a one-of-a-kind table made from a burr elm tree trunk; the lounge with its large patio doors along with the Velux windows, make the entire aspect of this cottage light, bright and airy. The bedrooms have beautiful views over the quiet countryside to the south and west.
- The Shire (sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms en-suite): Originally built to house the Shire horses this beautiful renovation now has a large stone fireplace framed in double oak beamed support as its most striking feature. A hand-made breakfast bar and an open plan kitchen look onto the spectacular fireplace, and 2 double bedrooms complete this luxury cottage. The downstairs bedroom en-suite has an unusual character feature in its roll top bath with claw feet. An elegant staircase leads to a second double bedroom, with a balcony that overlooks the feature stone fireplace in the lounge below. The remote control Velux windows allow this cottage good light, especially in the summertime. The first floor bedroom has an open balcony and has been designed with families in mind.
- The Byre (sleeps 2 in one double bedroom en-suite): Accessed through a handmade stable door, the German wood-burning stove meets you as you enter the open plan kitchen/lounge. An unusual feature in this roomy one-bedroom cottage is the "children's door" which opens out into a BBQ area. The staircase with a ranch-style balustrade leads up to a bedroom with a full size dormer window, maximising the view over the farm and the valley to the south. The log bed is framed by a beautiful Queen's post oak truss.
- Biggar is a thriving border town, with 3 museums, puppet theatre, boating pond, and a public park which has a golf course, tennis courts, and putting green. There are Italian, Chinese, Indian and traditional restaurants and hostelries within the town as well as a dozen country hotels within a short distance
- Nearby facilities: Golf, fishing, shooting [by arrangement], fly fishing lessons by arrangement, walking and hiking, horse riding [riding school nearby], picnic sites, historical sites, shopping, restaurants, swimming pools, children's play parks, local Zoo
- Edinburgh International Festival (Aug-Sept)
A truly worldwide event including the largest arts festival in the world as well as jazz, crafts, comedy, musicals and many more. The Daily Telegraph suggested ; '' Edinburgh in August is not just the most thrilling , beguiling preposterously enjoyable place on Earth; it is also wonderfully addictive."
- Hogmanay in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Whichever city you decide to 'Hogmanay' in you'll be in the middle of 100,000 revellers bringing in the New Year in one of the largest street parties in the world. Both cities are around 35-40 minutes by road or rail with numerous museums, historical monuments, castles and interesting things to do for everyone.
- Biggar Hogmanay Bonfire
A huge bonfire is built in the middle of the street every year. One the town's oldest residents is selected to light the bonfire at 9.30pm preceded by a torchlight parade up the streets. Thousands of people pack the street to see the New Year in. Dancing to traditional Scottish music with both locals and visitors mingling together.
- Lanark (approx 20 mins)
A historical market town dating back to the 1100's which has prospered and developed into one of the largest markets in Scotland. 'Lanimers' week in June is a week-long festival and pageant during which the history of the town is remembered and among other things the Lanimer Queen is crowned.
- Biggar Little Festival (October )
A family-friendly festival in the historic market town of Biggar - a small town at large! Join us to celebrate music, dance, arts and crafts, literature, and drama. Biggar will be filled with an eclectic programme of workshops, exhibitions, children's events, performances, a craft and food fair, and festival clubs.
- New Lanark Visitor Centre
You can explore all the award-winning attractions in the historic village with one passport ticket. Highlights include the the Annie McLeod Experience dark ride, which features the ghost of mill girl Annie who reveals the amazing story of the life and times in New Lanark in the 1820's, and the Harmony in the Future film theatre show offers a memorable journey of discovery into the the future. This film highlights the issues that were important to Robert Owen, which are still relevant today and to future generations. Other attractions include the restored Millworkers' House, Robert Owen's House, 1930s period store, working textile machinery, the Historic Classroom and Saving New Lanark exhibition, as well as a new interactive play area for children.
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- 4 family holiday recommendations, average rating 5 out of 5
Best rating: 5 out of 5
Worst rating: 5 out of 5
- We have just spent a week at the Ruin and it was fantastic. Bright and airy and very spacious. We were welcomed by Tracy who was brilliant, couldn't do enough for us always contactable if we needed her. The setting was very beautiful and peaceful. Close to all attractions within reach by a maximum 45 minutes. Local restaurants just 10 minutes away - Italian, Indian, Chinese and fish and chips. The Robertson Arms is not to be missed either. Would definitely go back and explore what was missed the first time. Rating 5 out of 5, Sept 2015
- Another fabulous stay at Muirhall! I would recommend anybody looking to go to Scotland to consider staying here! Perfectly situated between both Edinburgh and Glasgow with the bonus of being in the countryside... We've stayed both times in The Ruin, which is perfect for families. Modern, spacious and so comfortable. Tracey is the most wonderful host and can't do enough to make your stay memorable. Amongst all the wonderful things to explore in Scotland, our little boy Harry loved playing with Tracey's young children! Harry even got to sit on one of the horses and pet Jasper the donkey! Looking forward to our next stay xx Rating 5 out of 5, Jun 2015
- I had the pleasure of staying here, in February for a week. I'm working away from home, and decided to bring family up for a week. Still working, however my wife and kids can up for the whole week, and had such an amazing time, playing on the farm, the cottages are deep in the countryside, but only 40 mins from Glasgow centre. Thankyou Tracy for such a excellent stay, you and your children are amazing and my lot loved there experiences that they all created, playing hide and seek in the pitch black, quad riding, playing games etc. Will bring them all back in the summer holidays! The ruin is the name of the cottage that we stayed in,we had plent of room for all 6....a real log/coal fire for the nights and even underfloor heating. Took the kids to cinema and activity centre in Glasgow, where they did climbing and jumped off the top of the climbing wall. In all Tracy is absolutely fabulous what a lovely woman,my boys all miss her and her children, and this what was just going to be a catch up and see dad!!! Into a life long memory. I will be going back before I leave Glasgow for a couple of days.. A must stay for business trips, family trips or even a great place for a romantic week end!!! If I could give this place ten stars I would.. Enjoy people ... Rating 5 out of 5, Mar 2015
- Stayed here for a few nights in The Ruin (the larger of the cottages). The setting is simply breathtaking. So much attention to detail has been paid in the gardens and outdoor areas. And then you move into the interior of the cottage which is even better!! Perfect if you want to be in quality surroundings out in the countryside... yet only 45 mins away from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Rating 5 out of 5, Jul 2014
- We have had a really relaxing week here and can't believe how quickly the time has gone. Renee spent a long time searching for quality self catering and we certainly have found it here. It's been a great location for exploring both Glasgow and Edinburgh and beyond. You have both been excellent hosts and we thank you again for allowing us to bring our booking over from last year. We have no doubt that Muirhall will be a great success and we'll be telling all our friends
- As regular visitors to the cottages (this is our 5th visit) every experience has been memorable and we are already looking forward to our next trip back. We will highly recommend to friends and family. It is a wonderful area to stay.
- Thank you for making our stay at Muirhall enjoyable and memorable. Your barn conversion is beautiful and a credit to you both, certainly better than any 5 star hotel. Your hospitality was much appreciated when we forgot to buy the milk for the baby. We hope to return in the future
- Thank you for providing such a nice place to stay. Only one fault, we should have stay for 2 weeks.
- Thank you so much for you warm welcome and all the help and advice you gave us. The cottage and surroundings are stunning. All in all you made us feel very much at home. We couldn't have asked for more friendly hosts. We absolutely loved the cottage and really don't want to leave. Thanks again, we will recommend you to family and friends.
- Thank you for making our stay at Muirhall enjoyable and memorable. Your barn conversion is beautiful and a credit to you both, certainly better than any 5 star hotel. Your hospitality was much appreciated when we forgot to buy the milk for the baby. We hope to return in the future.
- We have had such a pleasant stay in Muirhall Farm. The accommodation is extremely comfortable with a wonderful combination of original features, contemporary design and attention to detail. This is an enchanting place to stay with hospitality and friendship in abundance. Jonathan, Tanya, Sasha, Moscow, Russia
- Fantastic place, wonderful people. Loved staying here. Will recommend to friends and family. Hope to visit again soon. Dave and Vicky, Swinoon, Wiltshire
- We had a fantastic break in "our Sanctuary" while visiting family and friends. Everyone who came to visit us enjoyed the cottage, they thought they were beautiful and we agree! You have worked very hard to create a beautiful place, away from it all. Well done! Derek, Annette, Jenny, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Holiday Cottage Accommodation Summary (SC044) (click here for map)
|Sleeps||Bedrooms||Bathrooms||Pets||RFH rating||Other facilities||Price Guide|
up to 4 each
1 to 2
up to 2
|£530-970/wk, short breaks available|
|Click to visit owner's website for more info, availability & online booking||Reception on 01501 785 114, please mention RFH||Email owner by clicking on icon|
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