As always best service, nice place and lovely owners. We keep coming back. - Rita & Paul Nels
Ashcroft Farmhouse is apparently the main B&B in a group of B&Bs that are located adjacently and run by members of an extended family. I have stayed there twice, and both times have had the impression that reservations for any of three places are usually done through Ashcroft. Technically, the first time I stayed, I actually ended up staying at one of the adjacent places, but on my most recent trip I stay at Ashcroft Farmhouse proper.
This is a first rate B&B. I stay in LOTs of B&Bs throughout the UK, and have been very happy with all of them. Ashcroft seems to me to be run almost more like a very small hotel in some regards, primarily because there are so many rooms available between the three related places. But the rooms are very B&B-like, and you always have the sense that you are staying in the home of the owner, and are their personal guest, not just in some anonymous business. Having said that, Ashcroft\'s owner-operator has been doing this for quite along time, and the main house was purpose built to be a B&B, so the layout is optimized for good room layout, modern facilities, large dining room for breakfasts, etc. She has many awards on the wall that attest to he long time excellence as a B&B (and small business) owner.
Besides the above, I was drawn to this B&B because A) is is very near Edinburgh airport (15 minutes by car to the terminal), yet is B) still \'out in the country\' where it is quiet and with a pastoral vibe. Although I have not taken advantage of it, apparently a bus to the city center comes right by the place, so this B&B would be an excellent base of operations for a multi-day visit to the Edinburgh area, using public transportation only.
Ashcroft is also quite near attractions such as the Falkirk Wheel and is in sight of the famous massive old Forth Railway bridge, not to mention the adjacent old Firth of Forth road suspension bridge and the brand new road bridge.
The price is quite fair and reasonable.
I recommend this B&B. - Paul Schmidt
we have been guests at Ashcroft ever since the house was built and stayed with the hosts since 1989 Always the highest standard and most comfortable and friendly.BEST B&B IN SCOTLAND - Mr. robert Edwardson