The 200-year-old cottage: A photo taken by one of our guestsFront door

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

There's 200 years of history in our cosy little cottage. Part of the original village cross and formerly the post office, it is now a fully refurbished one bedroom haven.
There's wonderful walks from the doorstep and it's a great base to explore the cities and sights of central Scotland.

The space

This is a ground-floor converted stone cottage in the quiet village of Banton. There's a king size bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed can accommodate 2 more. The kitchen/dining/living area is semi open plan and there's an outdoor patio at the back if you're lucky enough to enjoy some Scottish sunshine.
Although you can "get away from it all" here, it's also just 8 minutes drive from the M80 which is a gateway to the cities, historic sites and Highlands of Scotland.
We're 25 minutes drive from Glasgow, 50 minutes from Edinburgh and 20 minutes from Stirling. There are lots of walks and the Forth and Clyde canal is a 20-minute walk away.

Guest access

You'll have the whole cottage to yourself. There's a small decked area out the back with table and chairs.

Interaction with guests

We live next door but one (cottage with purple door) so just ring the doorbell if you have any questions. If we're not in then just send us a message on AirBnB

Other things to note

There's a pub right across the road but it's quiet. There's no shop in the village so be sure to stock up in the Co-op in Haggs if you're coming from Junction 7 on the M80 or Lidl/Co-op in Kilsyth if you're arriving from that direction.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 18
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Please take your shoes off in the porch. There's carpet throughout (except for the kitchen area and bathroom) so your feet shouldn't get cold :-)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

1 night minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Isabelle User Profile
August 2017
This cottage (ground floor only) is a very nice place to stay and getting around was also easy. ;) Catherine was kind, friendly and reachable for any questions. I can recommend this place. However, be aware it is more suitable for a couple than a family of 4 as your daughters didn't find the sofa comfy enough to sleep in. Moreover, the neighbours upstairs this cottage were noisy (day and night) and it was difficult to sleep well at night.

Jenny User Profile
August 2017
Very handy location for anyone driving north or south. Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a holiday . super comfortable bed so quiet and peaceful. Really good shower too, always makes my holiday! Lovely host, superb cottage for children, my daughter loved the books and games.

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
W had a really nice stay here and wish we could've stayed longer than just two nights. The description matches perfectly, Catherine and her husband are very welcoming and helpful, the cottage is comfortable and clean, and the location is beautiful. It's a perfect place if you're looking for some peace and quiet. We also really liked the fact there is a pub right across the road, which is where we had our first dinner and drinks as soon as we dropped off our bags at the cottage. We strongly recommend it!

Helen User Profile
July 2017
We had another great stay at tin lid cottage. Catherine is the perfect host, really friendly and helpful. Thank you

Audrey User Profile
July 2017
Perfect people, perfect place...even for a last minute request Catherine left some fresh flowers in the cottage...wonderful stay

Zach User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful apartment with a great host. The apartment was clean, nicely set up, and well equipped with everything we needed. Catherine is a great host, and we enjoyed the chance to chat with her for a little while when we arrived. We would definitely come back here!

Amber User Profile
July 2017
The village of Banton is extremely beautiful! The hospitality was amazing, the people friendly and Lovely! Catherine and her beautiful family were amazing! We felt like home the minute we arrived. The village was the perfect location for us to get to everything, and everywhere we needed to be. It was the perfect place to come back to, and wind down after a busy day.

Banton, United KingdomJoined in June 2016
Catherine User ProfileCatherine is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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