Peaceful rural get-away near historic border town of Kelso

Holiday cottage Auchengray

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Situated in the heart of the Scottish countryside near the historic towns of Biggar and Lanark, and yet within 40 minutes of both Edinburgh and Glasgow city centres, the cottages are easily accessible by road or rail. The original farm has been redeveloped to the highest standards and now comprises a luxury complex of holiday cottages, all 5-star graded by Visit Scotland.

The Murehall, part of the ancient farming lands of Carnwath, has its origins in the early 16th century, the land having been granted under Royal Charter by James IV of Scotland to the Somervell family when the famhouse and cottages would have housed the laird and the farm workers. Some of the remarkable features of the renovated cottages include the massive, solid oak trusses and beams throughout, hand made log beds; the original stone has been used in the refurbishment; and the stone fireplaces have been rebuilt using finely finished sandstone and South African granite. If you are looking for a totally luxurious holiday cottage in Scotland then this is the place to stay!

Oak kitchen
  • 3 cottages - each sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 each
    Ruin cottage: 1 double, 1 twin;
    Hayloft cottage: 1 double, 1 twin;
    Shire cottage: 2 double
  • Bathrooms - 2 each
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily cleaning service provided
  • Washer/dryer on site; 24 hour laundry service
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV, video, DVD, stereo
  • Open fire, coal and logs provided
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sauna
  • Gourmet chef available
  • Short breaks available off peak
  • Pets welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Edinburgh - 17 miles
  • Nearest rail stations
    West Calder & Carstairs - 8 miles
  • Pick up from station available
  • Mountain bikes available on site for no charge
  • Fabulous places to eat within 20 minutes
  • Golf courses 10 minutes away
  • On-site putting green
  • Trout fishing and deer farm 15 mins away
  • Ten-pin bowling, swimming pool,
    country parks - all within 25 min drive
  • New Lanark World Heritage site nearby
  • 5 star Scottish Tourist Board
    self-catering award
Lanarkshire self catering


Each cottage has been converted from an original farm building to provide luxurious accommodation while still retaining many original features.

Shire Cottage, originally built to house the shire horses, 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.

Hayloft Cottage, as the name suggests, was where the mown hay was stored. This is a two-storey cottage with a striking wood bridge between the two upstairs bedrooms. There is an open plan kitchen and a sittingroom with large patio doors. The cottage is light, bright and airy and the bedrooms have beautiful views over the quiet countryside to the south and west.

Ruin Cottage has been transformed from a 16th century derelict ruin into a particularly bright and airy bungalow-style cottage. This is a spacious cottage, with a large kitchen and a dining area with patio doors and a view onto the garden. A unique stone archway leads into a separate sittingroom with a stylish open fire topped by a chunky log mantelpiece. The bedrooms are located on either side of the elegant, light-filled sittingroom, with en-suites offering the choice of bath or shower. The new wet floor shower room is wheelchair accessible.


Situated 1 km due south of Auchengray, mid-way between West Calder and Carnwath. 20 mins south of Livingston, between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

What's included:

Bed linen and towels, central heating, logs and coal.

Cost and availability:

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Muirhall Cottages, Auchengray, Lanarkshire ML11 8LL, Scotland

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These luxury holiday cottages in Scotland have been beautifully converted from original farm buildings and nestle in a beautiful country location. They are within easy distance from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car or train and there are many other tourist attractions nearby.

Happy memories made.

We stayed in the Shire cottage,What a beautiful cosy romantic cottage this is,Simply stunning, attention to detail is amazing.Beautiful welcoming pack,fruits,flowers,tea coffee,milk,even homemade bead, Logs and coals supplied for free, Everyone on Muirhall Farm were so friendly and helpful,such a unique team. Super well done for stiving to accommodate all your guests. A huge thank you to Tracy, whom made our childrens stay unforgettably happy,many happy memories to cherish forever. We are already booked to return next year...
Chloe and Callum (New Zealand)

Again it was a wonderful stay here at Muirhall Farm,We loved to come back and we will come back again next year,(already booked) It was so cosy to light the fire in the evenings and to spend the days in this beautiful landscape! Really is now our home away from home. From all the things to do around here we still have alot to discover,Even though we have already been here twice and both times for two weeks. Thank you for making our stay so friendly (family) so until the next time,Take care.
Sabine and Anreas (Germany)

Wonderful property - Huge accommodation in the Ruin cottage,Staff were wonderful and their friendly welcome set the tone for our entire visit.We had a grand time exploring Edinburgh,Glasgow.The Tweed Valley and Stirling,the location worked well for our sightseeing frenzy,Close to West Calder train station,and 30 - 40 minutes from most Cities, Thank you all for a great week.
Herb and Melissa From Texas USA

Lovely cottage-very comfortable, ideal base for exploring many of Scotlands castles and other attractions.Cory enjoyed his walks over your fields,Thank you for a great week.
Ian & Susan From Tyne + Wear

his was our first visit to Scotland and it wont be the last! We found the surroundings stunning ,Plenty to do and see for all ages!The cottages were absolutely beautiful,every detail has been thought of and we didn’t want for anything,Everyone has been very friendly and helpful,Thank you.
Mel & Pete from Derbyshire

"Stayed in the Shire for four nights,Had a great stay in a beautiful cottage,Met staff on arrival and couldnt have been more helpful throughout our stay,Felt happy,comfortable and very welcome,We will definatley be back to Muirhall"
(Clare and Rodddie, Glasgow)

"Awsome Apartment, very friendly staff,Would recommend to anyone"

"Had a lovely time, everyone really friendly, didnt want to leave,felt very relaxed,Our son loved being around the farm,hope to return in the near future with more of our family"
(Angela,Gordon and Connor,Glasgow)

"We had a fabulous time! Luxury,Peace,Comfort and friends! Our dogs loved it and almost caught a rabbit!! We met sheep, Horses, Donkey and lots of new friends, Our stay was lovely and friendly, We will return"
(Michelle and Damien,USA)

"What a wonderful and relaxing place of the highest quality.I read a book for the first time in years and my wife managed to read three,Our dogs loved playing around the grounds and miles of land to walk them, Thank you for the peace and tranquility,We will return..."
(Brian,Elaine,Alfie and Tilly,Tyne &Wear, England)

"Enjoyable week, loved the putting green"
(Barbara, Cardiff)

"A delightful Cottage in stunning countryside,The warm welcome we were given made our week most enjoyable"
(Micheal, From Wales)

"Had a brilliant time - we just relaxed in this beautiful setting!! The Shire is so comfortable, but also the attention to detail is amazing. Tumnus (the dog) enjoyed his field walks! Hope to return."
The Cleggs, Bitterne, Southampton

"The Ruin is a truly amazing cottage and is so suitable for disabled guests such as myself, it is so easy to manoeuvre around in. Every little detail has been thought of and you definitely deserve your 5 Star status. We will definitely be recommending your cottages to friends and family in abundance. We will certainly be returning in the future."
The Langfords, Canning Town, London