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“Good location to explore Edinburgh and Glasgow”
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Highfield House
Ranked #3 of 3 Kirknewton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Comfortable bedroom and ensuite. Quiet area with a delightful garden - but we had no time to sit and relax. Breakfasts take place round a large dining room table. Trains a short walk away to go to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

My wife book this B&B for us and out two young kids for two nights. I'm delighted to say we all enjoyed our stay and the kids loved exploring the well kept gardens.
Stay here if you like: real houses lived in by real people, can accept a few quirks, and don't suffer from OCD.
Do not stay here if you: believe your room must be sterilized daily (impossible in an old house), cannot accept that the rooms have no locks.

Friendly host and an excellent breakfast on both days sealed the deal for me!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Mario99uk
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

This is a truly great location for visiting in and around Edinburgh Scotland we did not book long enough in this area. The host was just as attentive as needed and not overly pushy. The breakfast was excellent, ample, and refreshing. The host provided us with details of the area we could have missed without his help. Also the host had family ties to the instillation of Electricity into Europe. He Great Grandfather was the Edison of Europe. Rooms were excellently appointed and well kept. If I ever am blessed with a return to Scotland this will be at the top of my accommodations list. Close to the train so you can travel into town with out driving and see the sights and avoid the pressure of left side driving. Yet jump into the car and travel to sights such as Roslynn Chapel. 5 Stars is not enough here.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Stayed herewith another couple for a 2 day visit to the fringe at Edinburgh.
It is a really lovely country house and run by a really pleasant couple, who were a great help for our stay.
It is a quirky type of place, paintings every where and antique type items everywhere and very nice family photos scattered around, and very much like you are staying in some ones home rather than renting a room, which is not uncomfortable because of the friendliness of Jill and her husband.

It's true there are no locks on the room doors which did not bother us, and I think Jill might have known we may be late, as on our late return the curtains were drawn and the heater had been put on low, which was appreciated after such a terrible journey home after the tattoo.
The grounds are lovely and nice for a walk around before breakfast.

We had 2 good nights sleep and the breakfast was good and relaxed.
We used the train to access Edinburgh which was fine and reliable. One tip, DO NOT go to the second tattoo performance as there are no trains ( rail company you should think this one through really !!!!!!! and at that time getting a taxi was impossible, after trying till 2.30ish we finally threw ourselves in front of one on the road. We were ripped off (shame on you driver !!!! £40 instead of £25, but we were desperate to get home so would have paid anything ) so if you are staying at highfield go to the first performance and you will be able to get a train back.

All in all glad we tried such a pleasant place to stay, a change from the hotels in the city and typical sterile type establishments, and great value for money. The hospitality was fantastic and appreciated.

The fringe is fantastic and edinburgh in August should be on everyone's tick list !!,!,
Highfield is definitely worth a try if you prefer to be out of it a bit.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

This bed and breakfast is ideal if you bring your dog, lovely grounds to walk in and a small woodland walk just outside the boundary of the house. We had planned a trip to Edinburgh Zoo with a visit to the Royal Yacht Brittania the following day. On both days the weather was scorching, however, we were allowed to leave the dog at the B&B. it would have been much too warm to leave the dog in the car. Breakfast each morning was fine although there was little choice apart from bacon and eggs etc. The double bed was huge with lovely pillows and quality duvet, complimentary tea and coffee was also provided in the room.
The train station is within a short walking distance for trains to Edinburgh which takes about twenty minutes and run every hour.
For our evening meal, on the recommendation of the owner at Highfield House, we went to the Bridge Inn, about ten minutes away. What a fantastic experience of wonderful food alongside the canal.
The down side of Highfield House was the inability to lock your bedroom door, and lack of any fire drill instructions or fire alarms in the bedroom.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed here twice, either side of a week's holiday further north in Scotland. The prioprieter, Jill, was good enough to let us keep the house key since she was goin to be out on our return trip and was good enough to phone us on our journey to make sure we were OK.

The two rooms we had were very large (though with very small TVs that were almost a dot on the horizon!!) and tastefully furnished and very comfortable.

We found the lack of room keys rather disconcerting, especially when coming back on the second day to find all our doors open (no doubt to air them). Maybe we are just paranoid southerners, but we (and some fellow guests on the second visit) found it a little off-putting, as one would expect the ability to secure one's possessions.

Kirknewton is a bit on the small and quiet side, so scoring the location is a matter of taste. We loved the quiet surroundings and had a car to visit a local restaurant, but some others might find the location a little lacking in facilities.

We booked via expedia and this resulted in Jill not being aware that we were bringing our dog, even though we had stated it in the expedia booking. Dogs are most welcome here but we were not aware that there is normally an additional charge for dogs, which was not obvious when booking with expedia. Becuase of this, Jill waived the additional fee but one should clarify booking details with the property directly to avoid such confusion.

Room Tip: At least one room has its own, separate bathroom on your "own" short corridor (with unlock...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

My wife, teen-age daughter and I stayed here for three nights during a 9-day trip to Ireland, Wales and Scotland. This was the highlight. What can we say? Jill, the proprietor, was very, very friendly. It's a beautiful manor home in a suburb of Edinburgh. Well-kept gardens on a hill overlooking the valley. We stayed in a very large master bedroom and our daughter stayed in a room down the hall. We liked how Jill prepared the breakfasts -- the eggs on flatbread, for example. She told us all about the history of the place -- the front of the house is 19th century, the back 18th century. Look at the family portraits in the dining room -- all of her and her husband's ancestors. You have got to stay here. You need a car and there is not much in Kirknewton, unless you like Turkish take-away just a 15-minute walk from Highfield House (kebabs and chips which we liked). You are only a 15-minute drive from Hermiston park-and-ride so you can leave your car and take the bus to Edinburgh city centre.This was an amazing place and we can't recommend it too much.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dave C
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Address: Station Road, Kirknewton EH27 8BJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Kirknewton
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kirknewton
Price Range: £71 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highfield House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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