- Sleeps 2-6 (discounts for 2 people)
- Bedrooms 3 (1 king size, ensuite with over bath shower, 2 twin/ zip and link)
- 1 further upstairs bathroom
- Easy walking access
- Child friendly
- 2 well behaved dogs welcome
- Weekly changeover Saturday (short breaks welcome)
- Sun room, sitting room, dining room and kitchen
- Self-catered, partially or fully catered
- Full concierge service
This 5 star cottage has been authentically restored while maintaining a high level of comfort. We found and reinstated the original fireplace and renovated the shutters and wood panelling using reclaimed timbers from the area, and installed low voltage downlighters on dimmer switches and Scandinavian levels of insulation in the roof. The tartan wood-panelled dining room and the fully-equipped Poggenpohl kitchen have views from 2 windows towards the Queen’s estate at Balmoral and from the other, the River Isla flowing past the garden.
On the ground floor the romantic king-sized bedroom (with ensuite bathroom with over bath shower,) has working shutters, walk-in wardrobe and an early 19th century original cast iron fireplace with views to the river from the bed. The sunny 17th century sitting room has a wood burning stove, an enormous sofa with lots of cushions, antique tables, free wifi, TV/ DVD/ CD player and Ipod docking station. The south facing sun porch has plenty of space for dog beds, wellies and walking boots.
Upstairs there are 2 sunny south facing partially timbered twin or zip and link kingsize bedrooms overlooking the garden and a bathroom with a titanic-sized newly renovated 19th-century bath tub. The sitting out board games area is an excellent place to keep the children entertained on a wet day.
The private hot tub overlooks the river. The flower garden, with native roses and honeysuckle, is surrounded by an ancient stone wall, and a beech hedge with a gate onto the river bank. The large lawn is ideal for games (provided). The entire garden (half an acre) is enclosed safely for pets and children with a games room equipped with table tennis, table football, etc. There is a sheltered south facing seating area beside the river with table, chairs and a BBQ.