Near Glen Affric, Scottish HighlandsGuest Rating
For many people, the ideal holiday accommodation in Scotland would be a traditional, whitewashed Highland cottage, well kitted out with 21st century comforts, in a peaceful and secluded situation in one of the loveliest glens in Scotland.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
If that sounds like your kind of place, then Lillieoak Cottage may well be the place for you. It is a detached, south-facing cottage with a wonderful outlook and stunning mountain views, standing in its own enclosed grounds of about a third of an acre (with BBQ), secluded and snuggling into the hillside, yet within walking distance of the pretty village of Tomich (with hotel), 30 miles south west of Inverness.
The cottage itself is cosy and inviting with a comfortable sitting room with open fire that is perfect for cosy evenings in, relaxing after a day out in the open air. The kitchen/diner is spacious and light with a wood-burning stove and modern galley-style kitchen area. The family bathroom with bath and shower over is also downstairs.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are well-furnished with large windows that keep them light and bright. They also have the slightly coombed ceilings that are so typical of this type of house and the advantage that added light is supplied by the smart Velux windows.
Lillieoak really has the best of both worlds, tradition and modern comfort and is a most well-appointed base from which to enjoy this magnificent area. With the open fire and wood-burning stove both augmenting the electric heating there is no chance of anyone being chilly!
Outside there is parking for several cars and a well-tended, enclosed garden. Canoes, bikes and other sporting equipment can be safely stowed in the garage.
The cottage is accessed by a short track and is surrounded by woods and forestry land, which makes it ideal for walking and cycling. The cherry on this particular cake, situation-wise, is that it sits alongside two of the most beautiful of Scottish glens, Glen Affric and Glen Cannich.
Nature lovers will think they are in heaven here, for red squirrels, deer, pine martens and even rare wild cats can all be spotted. Otters are known to even visit the garden itself.
Then there are the birds - the common buzzard is downright common here, while the red kites which have been newly re-introduced into this area can also be seen. The RSPB run dawn expeditions to carefully guarded locations in the glens where you can witness the black grouse lek in season and you should also keep an eye out for the golden eagles which soar above the hills.
The energetic visitor can walk, climb, cycle, ride, play golf and fish in nearby lochs and rivers (permits available locally). The Tomich fishings where you can hire a boat or bank fish are very well known.
The cottage is also an excellent centre for touring. Loch Ness, with all its attractions, is just a 20 minute drive away. The village of Drumnadrochit (known locally simply as 'Drum') on the shores of the loch, is a thriving tourist centre, where you can take boat trips on the loch, or arrange fishing and riding. You can head up or down the Great Glen either to Inverness, the bustling capital of the Highlands or Fort William and Ben Nevis.
It is easy too to head over to the West Coast and the Isle of Skye via Invermoriston, just down the loch. Buses run to Inverness from Cannich village (3 miles), should the driver also feel like a holiday. Cannich has an excellent general store and two pubs and the pretty and thriving village of Beauly is also only 20 miles away.
If you feel like a quiet evening stroll after dinner, you can plod along to the Plodda Falls, a delightful woodland walk to the 40 metre high waterfall, which is the highest in the area.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD
Dining kitchen wood-burning stove, electric cooker, microwave and fridge-freezer etc
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin and washer/drier
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by key meter during you stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters, open fire and wood-burning stove (2 baskets of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
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- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
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Changeover Day: Sat
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|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£550.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£650.00|
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Was very well equipped, absolutely ideal for 4 people, with the second bedroom accommodating 2 single beds.
First use of unique cottages and we will be back!
Quite a small cottage for the price.
Electricity extra, and very expensive.
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