Glen Etive Cottage
Near Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
Glen Etive Cottage is a perfect rural retreat, nestled in the rugged Highland countryside. The remote location of the cottage makes it the perfect place to really 'get away from it all'.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This stone built, detached cottage is actually an old schoolhouse that has been lovingly converted into a cosy getaway. Situated just 20 miles from the magnificent Glencoe, on Scotland's popular west coast, it sits in its own enclosed, private garden sheltered from the road by trees, providing total privacy.
Inside the cottage is welcoming and homely, with stunning scenery to be seen out of the windows. The modern living room is comfy and warm, with a multi-fuel stove to supplement the oil fired central heating. Although there is no television signal in the cottage due to the remote location, there is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs to keep you entertained while you snuggle up in front of the stove.
The elegant kitchen, which was formerly a classroom, is well-equipped and has a dining area for four. The water supply to the house is filtered spring water that is perfectly safe to drink, but you may want to bring a supply of bottled water. There is also a convenient WC on the ground floor.
Upstairs, the double bedroom is stylish and comfortable and again boasts beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. There is a twin bedroom that is perfect for children, as well as a bright family bathroom.
Deer are often seen in the area around the garden (as well as on the cushions indoors) and there is plenty of other local wildlife to look out for. You can try and spot buzzards, golden and sea eagles, pine marten, Highland foxes and otters. Seals can also be seen at nearby Loch Etive, which is just a short drive away.
This is the ideal remote location to relax in, but if you want to do something more active, you can have the best of both worlds here.
You can go hill walking, hiking and climbing in Glen Etive, as well as mountain biking and horse riding nearby. You can take to the water by canoeing and kayaking and if you're feeling brave enough tackle some white water kayaking on the River Etive. You could also try brushing up on your photography skills by capturing some of the breathtaking scenery all around.
Glencoe Mountain Resort (10 miles) is renowned for its winter sports, with skiing, snowboarding and even sledging available. While you are in Glencoe you can also explore the surrounding region on four wheels on a Landrover safari.
Film fans make recognise Glen Etive, as it was used as the location for some of the scenes in the Bond film 'Skyfall'. You can even enjoy a day trip on the 'Harry Potter Hogwarts' train to Mallaig and back to Fort William. In Fort William (36 miles) there is a wide variety of shops and lots of quaint little restaurants and eating places.
The shopping and entertainment mecca of Glasgow is only about a two hour drive away. If you fancy some island hopping, day trips to Iona, Mull and Skye are achievable from here, or you can go and do some 'monster spotting' at the famous Loch Ness.
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 TV/DVD and multi fuel stove.
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave, etc.
WC with wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by background oil central heating (INCLUDED) and multi-fuel stove (please provide your own coal or logs). Water is from a private source which is regularly tested. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome (3 large, 3 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking. Please note: due to its remote location there is no mobile phone signal, landline or WiFi at this cottage.
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).
- Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
- Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£465.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£565.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£465.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£565.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£665.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£565.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£665.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£565.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£465.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£565.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£665.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£665.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
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.
'Superb location and house very warm and cosy. Has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! Thank you for sharing this wonderful house.'
'Thanks for a cosy, comfortable secluded cottage. Being able to walk up the driveway to watch rutting stags will be fondly remembered.'
'Wonderful place to stay. Fantastic location.'
'A wonderful house in a truly wonderful location made for a truly relaxing and memorable holiday.'
'A wonderful retreat - a magical stay.'
'Enjoyed getting close enough to the deer to feed them carrots. Fantastic walking, rivers, streams, mountains and scenery.'