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Arden Country House
Ranked #3 of 11 Linlithgow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Just returned from Arden House . Wow , I have never seen such a large breakfast menu. It was all delicious! Our hostess Beth was lovely and made us feel very welcome . Beautiful rooms and only a short distance from the lovely wee town of Linlithgow. Would definitely return to Arden if in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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bj61, Manager at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Linlithgow is a fabulous little town with much on offer www.linlithgow.com is a great site with lots of see and do recommendations.

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Arden Country House and I will certainly look forward to welcoming you should you be in the area again.

Wishing you a midge free summer.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Firstly, Beth is a lovely and charming hostess and it is not hard to see how she has won numerous awards for Arden House. This place is absolutely fabulous and fully deserves it's 5* accreditation.
Our bedroom and bathroom were very spacious, very comfortable and tastefully furnished and the little extras like "home made" fudge etc were great. Arden House is in a lovely location and has a great outdoor seating area for just chilling and taking in the views. With regard to breakfast - there is only one word that can describe it - awesome! It makes a change to be asked how you would like your bacon cooked! There was plenty, and a variety, of fresh fruit available and the haggis and black pudding to accompany your bacon, sausage and eggs were just wonderful. Beth also offers speciality breakfasts like pancakes and maple syrup etc.
Arden House certainly puts many hotels to shame and is great value for money. We will definitely return and would very highly recommend Arden House to friends, family and others. A truly fabulous place.

Room Tip: there are only 3 rooms and which ever one you take will be fabulous.
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bj61, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

What a lovely review and so kind of you to comment on the breakfast selection and home made tablet. We try extremely hard to ensure that as much of our breakfast produce is locally source and seasonal so I am glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you for choosing to stay at Arden Country House, it was a pleasure meeting you and I wish you a sunshine filled summer.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

…a very posh home.

So how much do you pay to stay in the average budget hotel? OK, but how much if you add breakfast in too? Well, for not much more, you can stay in genuine 5 star luxury. Don't let the term "bed and breakfast" fool you.

Despite having only 3 rooms, Arden would put many "real" 5 star hotels to shame. Large rooms with quality furnishings and decor, a HUGE bed, and luxuriously appointed bathroom with Scottish toiletries is only the start. Throw in an idyllic location in stunning rolling countryside, woken to the sound of sheep instead of revving trucks, massive traditional breakfast with loads of healthy alternative. And best of all, hosts that genuinely want you to enjoy your stay.

We were down for a couple of days looking for a new house in the area. Thank goodness for local knowledge. Beth's advice helped narrow down the choices considerably. Is she a blether? Most certainly. And refreshingly so. How nice to stay where the owners are so obviously passionate about what is not only a business, but is also their home.

Will we be back? Ohhh, yes. Beth and John, thank you so much for your hospitality. And the tablet. Mustn't forget the tablet.

Room Tip: There's only 3 rooms to choose from… how hard can it be?
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bj61, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Having just read this glowing review I was wondering if it was too good to be true then I saw the word "blether" and I knew it was correct.

Thank you so much for the absolutely glowing review, it was great to meet you both and to hear about your daily expeditions looking for a new home. Hopefully it will not be too long until you find the home of your dreams.

So glad you liked the tablet , an essential component in keeping you refreshed when house hunting .

Wishing you both a healthy and happy summer and hopefully we will see you again if you are in the area ,house hunting.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was our 3rd stay at Arden House with my Mothher and Father in law. We love the appointment of the rooms, the quality of the ammenities and the warmth of the hosts. A delight each time we come north.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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bj61, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

How kind of you to write such a lovely review and a big thank you to all of you, for choosing to return to Arden Country House. It is so rewarding when guests choose to return. It was lovely to catch up and I will look forward to meeting your friend next year when she comes for breakfast.

Wishing you a sun filled summer and I will look forward to seeing everyone next summer.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We had travelled for 9 hours on a Bank Holiday Friday and arrived late and tired. It was worth it as we had a lovely ground floor room which had a very nice and tasteful décor and so very comfortable. Everything in the room and en-suite was so thoughtfully presented. Just wish we could have stayed longer.
The breakfast was excellent with a good and varied choice of local and home made food. Again, there were many little touches that made the whole experience special.
The house is beautifully kept and set in a lovely location. We were looked after very well and we would recommend staying here.

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bj61, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at Arden Country House and for the wonderful review.

I do hope you that have a wonderful time up North with your fantastic car and all the other MG followers.

Wishing you many happy miles over the summer months and thank you once more for staying at Arden Country House, it was a pleasure meeting you both.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Spent a couple of nights at this wonderful B&B last week and it is no surprise to see how Beth the owner has won so many awards. From the minute we arrived we were treated like Lords. The bedroom was large and beautiful with so many personal touches, not to mention homemade goodies and luxury Scottish toiletries. Also, not just the bedroom but the whole place is absolutely spotless. We had read about the breakfasts being wonderful and they most certainly are. Again, lots of personal touches and so many home grown and homemade products on offer. It was very nice of Beth to share her recipe for the delicious chilli jam! Lovely to meet the dogs too! Would highly recommend a stay here

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bj61, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.

It was lovely to meet you both and to hear about your l Newfoundland, they are slightly addictive so beware, you may be tempted to add another one to your household.

You packed a lot into your short stay and I do hope that the football and Chinese meal on the way home , added a great finish to your weekend.

Thank you for choosing to stay at Arden Country House and for your very kind and generous comments.

Wishing you a wonderful summer with your larger than average, Newfoundland dog.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Located 5 minutes from Linlithgow with a wide range of restaurants, and around 10 minutes from the M9, Arden House is a luxurious place to stay.

We arrived to a great welcome with afternoon consisting of home made pancakes, shortbread and tray bakes, with more shortbread and tablet in the room.

Accommodation was spacious and extremely comfortable, with a very large bed, flat-screen TV mounted on the wall and Wi-Fi through-out. Bathroom was spotless, with plenty of hot water on demand for a powerful shower or quickly filling the bath.

Breakfasts were excellent, with a range of fresh fruit, stewed pears/plums in cinnamon, yoghurt and cereals, followed by massive selection of cooked breakfasts.

Having booked directly, we were pleasantly surprised to received ~10% discount on checking out. We would highly recommend a stay at Arden House.

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bj61, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for putting it on so quickly after your stay. It must be a record.

It was lovely to meet you both and I do hope that you got the chance to enjoy a rare weekend as a couple before you become a family of three. All very exciting, not to mention , life changing… wonderful

I wish you a life time of happiness with your new baby and I will look forward to hearing what you name your wonderful bump when the day arrives.

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Additional Information about Arden Country House

Address: Belsyde, Linlithgow EH49 6QE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Linlithgow
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Linlithgow
Price Range: £81 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Arden Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Multiple award winning 5 star B&B set in peaceful, picturesque country setting yet only minutes from the historic town of Linlithgow, birth place of Mary Queen of Scotts. ... more   less 
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