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“Brilliant - great for us non-campers!”
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Hilly Cow Wigwams
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant - great for us non-campers!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We took our 4 year for a one night stay. We've only camped at festivals and never as a family. Wigwam was brilliant, so cosy we had to turn the heater off and the beds were really comfy. Only draw back was finding the farm. Please put the postcode on the website with maybe an additional instruction once sat nav has taken you as far as it can.
Neverthess, we'll definitely be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Hi
Thank you for the lovely review. I am sorry you had problems finding us we do do have a find us map which gives step by step directions from your postcode on our website. Our postcode can be found here too. We are looking into signage tho to try to make the journey easier.
Thank you for you lovely comments and we look forward to seeing back at hilly cow wigwams in the future.
Best wishes
Lesley
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

A great little find. A beautiful view from our wigwam. The place was kept very clean. kitchen was well stocked with equipment. The showers were warm and clean.

Our wigwam was on the end and it was very dark to get to the loos. Bring a torch in case you are in this end wigwam. The other wigwams wouldn't be as dark and have a better/clearer path.

Very easy access to Edinburgh via Kirknewton train station or various park and rides. We went to Glasgow on the train instead and that was easy too. It took about an hour and cost about £10 return.

Very quiet surroundings and some lovely walks. The owner was very bubbly and clearly loves her work.

The games room could be improved but the little park is great for kids. They can also see sheep, cows, pigs, a horse etc on the farm.

We took far too much stuff. It's not like ordinary camping. It's definitely 'glamping'.

Room Tip: I would choose a pod/wigwam in the middle if possible. These have better lighting to the toilets and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank slippeddisc
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you for the lovely review of hilly cow wigwams. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking at improving our solar lights to the furthest away wigwams and we are also planing on up grading the barn/games room building. Hopefully next time you come you will see a new roof to the games room and a few new games inside.
We look forward to seeing you again at hilly cow wigwams.
Best wishes Lesley
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We spent one night in the Wigwam, unfortunately we were unable to stay for longer due to popularity, it was fully booked!
It was spotlessly clean and very spacious, with a small fridge available for use in the room, it was great and was beyond expectations too.
The facilities that you have access to are amazing, a fully fitted spacious kitchen with plenty of room for dinning. As well as a barn available to use for games etc.
Unfortunately there was a minor problem with the boiler being unintentionally turned off, however the host family were very welcoming and were happy to fix the problem and were very helpful overall.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you for the lovely review.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being understanding the hot water being switched off it shouldn't of happened but I am glad it didn't spoil your stay.
Best wishes
Lesley
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We managed to book a night here which was kind of a last minute thing as my daughter was desperate to go camping and my wife will never sleep in a tent. Everything about this place is perfect! Everywhere was spotlessly clean, the family that run it are so friendly and helpful and the views are spectacular! We only stay about 20 minutes away in Bo'ness (lovely wee town to visit) so we will be making this a regular chill out break for the family. There was a nice atmosphere there and our fellow campers were all friendly. It is ideal for anyone wanting a quiet stay away, Edinburgh and Livingston are not too far away and I am sure you can get the train from Kirknewton to Edinburgh and Glasgow. I think it was 'Bertie Bulls' wigwam we stayed in, it was comfortable, warm and had plenty of space. There is a communal kitchen with everything you need or you can get deliveries from local take aways. There is also a room where you can play pool, air hockey or board games etc. The play park is great for the kids (and I would have had a shot on it myself if I would have got away with it) Our wee one liked feeding the pigs and the nice friendly horse that are on the farm. There are chickens on the farm also where you could get fresh eggs. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will be returning soon, looking forward to it!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you for the lovely review we look forward to you return to hilly cow wigwams.
Best wishes
Lesley
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a stay at HillyCow Wigwams, what a fabulous place. The wigwam was nice and clean on our arrival and Lesley was on hand to welcome us there and also gave us some great tips. All the facilities were spotless and cleaned regularly. The views are stunning. Great to sit out and look at (when the rain stopped). The beds were so comfy, a great welcome after a day walking round the Edinburgh.... Our daughter loved feeding the animals and playing in the little park on site. We always felt she was safe and didn't have to worry about her. All in all it is a great place with very good facilities. Would highly recommend this place to everyone. Can't wait to go back up with the hubby later on!!!!! This place is well deserving the five stars it has.

Stayed July 2013
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you for the lovely review we look forward to you return to hilly cow wigwams.
Best wishes
Lesley
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Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

I have just returned from an overnight stay with some girlfriends and their kids . This is a well managed family establishment. The setting is gorgeous with some stunning views in both the sunshine as well as the mist and rain. We came with 8 children in total and them had fun playing with the dogs , running in the barley fields and in the park . Hilly cow has good reviews because its a well managed farm with great attention to detail .

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank stingerman
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you for the lovely review we look forward to you return to hilly cow wigwams.
Best wishes
Lesley
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Great service topped off with great views!! Shame about the weather typical Scotland haha. Would recommend it for family's, couples or for a big group. ideal for a party which is next on our list. Thanks to Lesley and her family for a great night. Sam and Gary

  • Stayed May 2013
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Stewart B, Owner at Hilly Cow Wigwams, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you for the lovely review we look forward to you return to hilly cow wigwams.
Best wishes
Lesley
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Property: Hilly Cow Wigwams
Address: Leyden Farm | Leyden Road, Kirknewton EH27 8DQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Kirknewton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Kirknewton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have four heated wooden wigwams set in beautiful countryside on our working farm. We have a brand new kitchen dinner, shower and toilet block, play area, and games room. Campfires are allowed and we have BBQ's to hire. As well as seeing our hens, pigs, lambs and cows,there are many walks and cycle routes, not to mention all the local attractions of Edinburgh and West Lothian. So why not come glamping! ... more   less 
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Hilly Cow Wigwams Kirknewton, Scotland

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