Contact - Ashcroft Farmhouse
Mr Grace stayed again and wrote a Limerick this time!
If I was asked to make a selection
of the best B & Bs in my recollection
Ashcroft Farmhouse would stand out
without the shadow of a doubt
for you cannot improve on PERFECTION!
- a poem by Mr Grace, from South Yorkshire
ODE TO ASHCROFT
With plenty of parking, and so secure
A friendly welcome at the door
Warm and comfortable, the rooms surpass
Anything in a similar class.
Your choice of breakfast, you'll be amazed
that you didn't book for days and days,
But the nicest of all, the thing I like most
is the attitude of the amenable host.
For we've travelled far, we've travelled wide
across the ocean's great divide
Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses too
Bed and Breakfasts, we've tried a few
This I say, and I do not jest,
Ashcroft Farmhouse is the BEST
I simply typed 'Bed & Breakfast' into Google and the 1st link showed your B & B. The house looked nice so I followed the links to your website. The location looked perfect - we obviously wanted to be close to Edinburgh but not too close.The bus into Edinburgh was also an attraction. There were only good reviews from other guests.
All in all we have had a fantastic stay. Many Hotels would not provide as good a standard of room and the breakfasts were fantastic. Thanks too for clearing the snow from our car!
Mr and Mrs White, Wales
A lovely 'poem' sent by George Macdiarmid
You must have heard of Derek and Elizabeth Scott
They live in Ashcroft Farmhouse in a right fine country spot
This Guest House now for years has won awards galore
A place so clean and tidy you could eat off the floor
Derek plays the 'moothie' and renders 'Amazing Grace'
While Elizabeth delivers the breakfast with the speed of a tennis ace
The food is served with Scottish pride all the guests to please
From the river's Scottish Salmon to honey from the bees
Black pudding, eggs and bacon, with cereals and so much more
Are there to welcome you in the morning to feed your hungry core
Delicious food now in their tums, they'll plan their journey miles
As all the guests they bid goodbye with lots of happy smiles.
Now, if you have the chance to visit down East Calder way
And you want to rest your head at the end of a perfect day
Then take your clothes and things and maybe your lucky spouse
To admire Derek's garden while staying at Ashcroft Farmhouse
Sent by email: Dear Elizabeth and Derek, I wanted to send a note to thank you for the way in which you looked after my husband and myself when we stayed with you in August. We had a lovely time and we can honestly say that we hope that you deserve your five stars as your accommodation and care outshone every other place that we stayed, even though all of the B & Bs were lovely. Sincerely, Suzette and Bryan Forster, Smiths Falls, Canada
An entry from www.tripadvisor.com
Traveler rating *****
West Lothian: Ashcroft Farmhouse: "Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful"
submitted by Phil Shea, Hamilton, Ontario
Elizabeth and her (much quieter) sidekick Derek have spent years creating their B & B business and it shows in every detail. They have won awards for their establishment. This is clearly not a sideline, but a career for Elizabeth. She is a fantastic hostess and runs the place like a fine Swiss watch. Every detail is attended to with care. Her many years in the B & B business shows in her home and her hospitality. The breakfast would keep Goliath going for a few days! Though we stayed 3 years ago, I notice that the place has only been improved since then ....beautiful new furniture and decor. We haven't been back to Scotland, but when we do, Ashcroft will be the first stop. We have stayed in touch a bit since our visit and it always brings back fond memories when I hear from her.
So why did it take me 3 years to write this review?....I'm new to Trip Advisor but it occurred to me that this was exactly where I should put my comments about Ashcroft.
Don't be put off by the fact that it is not right in Edinburgh ....it's a quick and easy trip into town (new Park & Ride) and a relaxing countryside locale to rest up after a day in the city!
Sally and Phil Shea.
Reviews - from Trip Advisor
Recent entries from the Visitors Book
Frank Dunn, Bletchley - Still the best - see you again soon.
Diana and Bill Stuckley, Middlesex - Enjoyed the banter with Elizabeth. The breakfasts are not bad either!!
Ken Evans and family, Utah, USA - Runner up in the UK for the AA. What were they thinking? Number 1.
Reg and July Prescott, Australia - In our book you are NUMBER ONE !
Scott & Tia Mathews, Rhode Island USA - Elizabeth, you are the Greatest - Thanks for all the help and onderful time!!
Lynne and Paul Lancs - An experience not to be missed. Must be Landlady of the Century!! Thank you for a wonderful time.
Frank Dunn, Bletchley - Excellent. Best accommodation I have stayed in (including Marriotts!) Best there is.
Margaret & Len Snodgrass, N Ireland - The breakfast alone was worth coming for!
Denise Raine, Co Durham - Excellent, will use you every time I come to Scotland. Breakfast was a Banquet!!