“Wonderful 'back to nature' experience” We chose to go for an Easter break as five related adults to the north of Scotland, and found this site looking to be the best suitable for our needs: a wild area with access to the scenic beautiful roughness of Scotland, yet not far from facilities for shopping and eating out. Our hosts, Therese and Peter, were helpful and welcoming from the very first contact, and continued to be so during our whole time there: always available if need be, and with time to chat and offer advice and recommendations. Their extended family, including two wonderful dogs, a large number of chickens (they wouldn't keep still so no-one could count them), and a splendid working farm with cows, sheep and lambs, were an added bonus. The whole site, an old quarry with plenty of walks in various directions through the gorse, meadows, copses and a small loch, with it's occasional heron and osprey (but mind out for the electric fence). There are also a number of birds and other wildlife who regularly appeared (in fact we got to tell the time by some of them) at the feeders on 'our' balcony: several small birds like Siskin, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Coal Tit were ever present, but we also had close-up views there of the Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Red Squirrel (who had learnt to open the box to grab the peanuts inside). Despite several superb trips out we were always pleased to get back to the warmth of our lodge. Facilities are very good, although the showers may seem a little weak for those used to the powered variety. All rooms are clean and tidy and everything else is thoughtfully provided, plenty of blankets, including electric ones if needed, and we had a lovely surprise on arrival of a welcome card and some eggs (including chocolate ones as it was Easter !). Wish we lived closer than the 500 or so miles away we do, we would certainly go more often - whatever, we are looking forward to our next trip to link up again with 'our new friends in the North'. (I'm only sorry I can only put one tick on the 'Recommend' button below.)
“Beautiful woodland hideaway” Woodland cottage is a beautiful place to get away from everything, in the middle of woodland with no one around you apart from the lovely owner Caroline who was on hand to provide eggs which we had forgotten! The cottage is beautiful and clean very spacious with everything you need. A great base to explore the gorgeous surroundings. We lay looking at the stars through the skylight the night sky was so clear!!
Thanks for being a fab host Caroline, we will be sure to recommend your cottage and will hopefully be back soon xx
“Hideaway” The hideaway was a great find. Very peaceful and relaxing and in an ideal location for touring the area.
The house itself was spotlessly clean and couldn't fault it.
The garden was a nice size and we'll maintained with the hot tub an added bonus.
I would definitely recommend this to others and we look forward to booking again in the future.
“A unique property, well appointed and full of interesting artefacts.” Our trip was golf related. This area is second to none for this purpose and boasts many other attractions.
The house has been well renovated and provides modern comforts in a classic building. The bedrooms are both spacious and comfortable with excellent en suite facilities.
The size of the house affords more than ample accommodation such that you never feel restricted.
We will certainly use it again.