Cottages

The National Trust for Scotand has a wonderful collection of cottages to choose from, full of character and charm with many original features, stunning views and gardens.

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Glen Cottage, Torridon

  • Dates Available
  • 4 Star Excellent
  • Highlands, Western Isles & Northern Isles
  • 6
  • 3
  • Dogs allowed
This historic cottage lies tucked at the foot of some of Scotland's most breathtaking mountains. Torridonian sandstone peaks, sheer slopes and hulking munros form the backdrop for a wildlife-lovers' hideaway where you can truly get away from it all.
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Deer, otters and golden eagles make their home in the vicinity. Keep an eye out for them while hiking or relaxing in the cottage's enclosed garden.

 

Accommodation details



  • 2 storey


  • Sleeps 6 - 2 double, 1 twin


  • Sitting room with wood-burning stove


  • Large dining kitchen with wood-burning stove


  • 2 shower rooms one on ground floor and one on first floor


  • Night storage and panel heaters


  • Immersion water heating


  • EPC Rating: E39




In extreme weather conditions, access to Torridon may be difficult.

 

About Torridon

Torridon refers to both the local village and the estate it lies in, a 6500 hectare wilderness on the shores of Loch Torridon. Five of the Trust's 46 munros are located within the estate including Beinn Alligin, 985m (3,230ft), which means 'jewelled hill' in Gaelic. The Trust's Countryside Centre has information on the history, geology and wildlife of the region.

 

About the area

Wild isolation is what draws most people to Torridon, but for essential supplies Torridon village and Kinlochewe are the places to head. Settlements have a long history in the area as it was used for processing pig iron in the 17th century. These days you'll find general stores, a postal service and the triple rosette-winning Torridon Hotel Restaurant.

 

Things to do



  • Inverewe Garden is just over an hour's drive away. Here you can wander through an exotic paradise of rare and colourful flora perched on a breezy hillside above Loch Ewe.


  • Corrieshalloch Gorge is also around an hour away. This cleave in the mountains, through which the River Droma charges, was created 2.6 million years ago by Ice Age meltwater and offers spine-tingling views from its swaying suspension bridge.


  • Children will love the local deer park, or beachcombing for crabs on the shores of Loch Torridon.




 

Getting there

Torridon is on the A896, which leads off from the A832. From Inverness take the A835 towards Ullapool before turning off. < Hide

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Garden Cottage, Towie Barclay Castle

  • Dates Available
  • 4 Star Excellent
  • Aberdeen & Grampian
  • 6
  • 3
  • Dogs allowed
This charming cottage is set next to the courtyard of 16th century Towie Barclay Castle. Its restoration won the Civic Trust Award, in honour of its beautifully preserved period features such as the stone-flagged floors and timber ceilings.
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In summertime relax in the cottage's private, enclosed garden and make use of the barbeque, or drive off into the wooded countryside to explore this historic part of the north.

 

Accommodation details



  • 2 storey


  • Sleeps 4-6 - 2 doubles plus double sofa bed in study off master bedroom


  • Sitting room with open fire


  • Dining Kitchen


  • Shower room


  • Utility room


  • Master bedroom has en suite bathroom with sauna


  • Private garden with patio and barbeque


  • WiFi


  • Electric Dimplex heating


 

...Our guests said...

"..we felt at home the moment we stepped in the door..."

 

"..full of charm and character. The tour of the castle and coffee was very much appreciated and a highlight of our stay".

 

About Towie Barclay Castle

Towie Barclay Castle, some 4 miles south of the market town of Turriff in Aberdeenshire, was built in the 16th century by the Barclay family. The castle lay in ruins until 1971 when an award-winning programme of restoration was carried out by the present owners. It is now privately owned.

 

About the area

In the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, close to Royal Deeside, whisky distilleries, museums, over 50 golf courses, historical sites and the cliffs of the Moray coast, Towie Barclay is an ideal base from which to discover the many lesser-known jewels in Scotland's crown.

 

Things to do



  • A visit to the area would not be complete without taking in breathtaking Fyvie Castle, a few miles away. A little further afield, (approx 1.5 hours drive) Craigievar Castle is another fabulous example of turretted Scottish Baronial architecture.


  • Crovie village, perched on a ledge between cliff and sea and too narrow to even allow cars, is approximately 20 miles away. Take a walk along the pebble beach and keep an eye out for bottlenosed dolphins.


 

Getting there

The cottage is situated just off the A947, 4 miles from Turriff. Aberdeen is 27 miles away.

 

Public transport accessible. Short breaks are not available at this property, it is restricted to full weeks only (Saturday to Saturday). Please note that the entry time to this property is from 5pm onwards on day of arrival. < Hide

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Westbourne Cottage, Westbourne House, Nr St Andrews

Westbourne Cottage, Westbourne House, Nr St Andrews
  • Dates Available
  • 4 Star Excellent
  • Fife
  • 2
  • 1
  • Dogs allowed
Westbourne Cottage is the entirely self-contained wing of Westbourne House, situated in the pretty conservation village of Kilrenny close to the coastal town of Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife, and only 7 miles from St Andrews.
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It provides beautifully refurbished accommodation for 1 or 2 people. High quality furnishings, décor and equipment combine modern living with old-world comfort and charm.

 

Accommodation details



  • Single storey but with some internal and external steps.


  • Sleeps 1 or 2 - Double bed with ensuite bath and shower, walk-in wardrobe. French doors from bedroom to garden.


  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with wood burning stove (logs provided).


  • Porch and entrance hallway.


  • Use of additional bathroom with bath and shower.


  • Central heating.


  • Garden.


  • Free on-street parking at the garden gate.


  • The cottage is privately owned.


  • One small dog is permitted subject to approval.


 

About Kilrenny

Kilrenny is a charming conservation village on the Fife Coastal Route between the seaside town of Anstruther and the picture postcard village of Crail, perfect for a relaxing peaceful short break or longer holiday. Anstruther has a variety of shops, a small supermarket and a choice of pubs and restaurants. The historic university town and world famous golf centre of St Andrews is 15 minutes drive.

 

With the fabulous sandy beaches of Elie, the working fishing harbour and arts town at Pittenweem, and the picture postcard harbour at Crail, you can spend hours exploring the East Neuk just wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, admiring wonderful sea views, sampling the local food or chatting with the locals.

 

Things to do



  • Fife's coastal walks run close to the cottage. Take a wander through the beautiful fishing towns and villages of the East Neuk. Closest to Kilrenny is the largest town, Anstruther, which you can walk or cycle to in a few minutes. Here you'll find the famous Scottish Fisheries Museum and one of the best (officially) fish and chip restaurants in the United Kingdom, the Anstruther Fish Bar.


  • The area is famous for its lush golf courses, with a wide choice in the immediate locality and within 30 minutes' drive.


  • Head to St Andrews, home of Scotland's oldest university, and stroll along the two-mile stretch of pristine beach, West Sands, where Chariots of Fire was filmed.


 

Getting there

Kilrenny lies just off the A917 road just a few hundred yards north of the edge of Anstruther < Hide

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