Springrove House is a great place to stay, an ideal location for a Scottish sight-seeing holiday or a business trip.
Built in 1860, the house is a traditional Victorian Manse; a Scottish vicarage. It has been sympathetically developed and crafted into comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation by Louise and Martin, the owners, who take great pride in running this very delightful B&B and hosting guests from around the world. Our aim is to provide you with good service, ensuring that your stay with us is comfortable and relaxing.
Springrove House offers guests private off-road parking
The “new” Springrove Manse stands on the site of the original manse which was attached to the original Bathgate Church, which although now in a historic ruin, sits in the grounds date back to around circa 1220. Certainly worth a visit.
Bathgate is small market town in West Lothian, central Scotland, within ideal commuting distance for Edinburgh and Glasgow, linked by Motorway and served by very frequent rail service
The Scottish Borders and Stirling, the Gateway to the Highlands, are accessible within a 30/40 minute drive
Old Bathgate Parish Church is situated to the rear of Springrove House, still known to some of the locals as ‘The Old Manse’. The rectangular building that remains is roofless but very atmospheric with door jambs that date from around 1200[AD] and a 13th Century effigy of a Priest. It was given to Holyrood Abbey by Malcom IV but was abandoned in 1739 when the High Kirk was built in Bathgate Main Street.
A walk around the old church yard cannot fail to take your imagination back in time through Scottish History.
The present Springrove House was built in 1860 and modernised in 1920 .It stands on the site of the manse which was attached to the original Bathgate Church. No information can be obtained regarding dates of construction or demolition of the Manse although it was probably demolished immediately prior to the rebuilding in 1860.
A Bit Of Bathgate History – In 1315, Marjorie the daughter of King Robert the 1st of Scotland [Robert The Bruce] married Walter Stewart or Steward [1293-1326] the 6th Lord High Steward of Scotland. The dowry to her husband included the lands and castle of Bathgate. Walter died at the castle on April 9th 1326.
Only the site of Bathgate Castle now remains under the turf of the Bathgate Golf Course. It is situated South of the railway line and adjacent to the old playing fields of the former St Mary’s Secondary School.