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Nestled on the edge of the Victorian conservation village of Tomich sits this pretty detached cottage built at the request of Lord Tweedmouth in 1865 to house the infamous illicit whisky distiller John Fraser. The adjacent Old Brewery now rebuilt is a private residence. The cottage setting is in a peaceful rural location with views over the surrounding countryside but is not isolated as it forms part of the conservation village of Tomich.
The model Victorian village of Tomich forms a part of the Victorian peer Lord Tweedmouths' Guisachan Estate, the large mansion house, which was his Highland estate home is now in ruins but the cottages in the village and the farm have remained largely unchanged since they were built. Victorian lamp posts line the quiet road through the village. The first golden retriever dog was bred in Tomich by Lord Tweedmouth and Winston Churchill a relative of Tweedmouth is said to have learnt to drive in the village.
Glen Affric is one of the most stunningly beautiful glens in the Highlands of Scotland and offers an ideal central location for touring this scenic and largely unspoilt region of Scotland. The region is an outstanding area for bird and wildlife watching and the cottage owners encourage their guests to share their enthusiasm in supporting the local wildlife and environment. The cottage garden attracts an abundance of birds and wildlife with foxes, badgers and the rare pine martin making nightly visits to the garden to be fed. In the skies over ahead red kites, buzzards and ravens circle, the superb golden eagles of Glen Affric can often be seen passing overhead.
With an abundance of forest tracks, paths and lochs the area offers a wealth of activities for the outdoor enthusiast with idyllic walking for all levels, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking and pony trekking. The spectacular 151 foot high Plodda Falls is situated 3.5 miles away and offers Forestry Commission maintained paths and trails with more extensive trails in nearby Glen Affric.
Half a mile away the Tomich Hotel offers a public bar & restaurant, and The Coach House Café with post office and gift shop is a must for cake lovers.(Both are seasonal)
Inverness the Highland capital is 35 miles away, Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness is 16 miles away, and Beauly 12 miles away.
The cottage ground floor consists of a living room, hallway, bathroom (with shower over bath, heated towel rail and underfloor heating), dining room / kitchen and lobby area. The first floor has two bedrooms - one double, one twin. Outside there is a large well planted, fenced garden with seating. The fruit trees, bushes and herbs are available for guest use. Parking is available at the front of the cottage for a maximum of 2 cars. At the rear of the cottage there is a cycle store and outdoor drying area.
The wood burner in lounge is for logs only, the owners log store is available for guests to use for an honesty donation. Timed background heating and electricity are included. The cottage offers a TV with integrated DVD. iPhone/ MP3 docking station. Wi-Fi. Phone for incoming calls. Electric oven / halogen hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/ Freezer. Coffee machine. Smoothie maker. Slow cooker. Bed linen and towels are provided at no extra cost.
Please Note: The property is strictly no smoking throughout. The owners warmly welcome well behaved dogs (strict maximum of 2) Sorry no puppies and no giant breed dogs. Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated however please contact the owners if you are a previous guest with children. The property is for a strict maximum of 4 persons irrelevant of age. Groups of young people under the age of 25 cannot be accommodated, the minimum age for booking is 25. Booking is from Saturday to Saturday only with arrival from 3pm onwards and departure by 10am prompt. Due to our location and the availability of our caretakers we cannot budget for short stays or mid week lets however booking Saturday to Saturday facilitates late arrival and early departure if required but incurs the cost of the full week.
For more information please visit www.thebrewerscottage.co.uk
By Mr Millar on 06-Jan-2019
Not much more to say than this place was excellent..... loved every minute of our 2 week stay over Xmas and new year..... Hosts were great and really quick with any replys to questions we had..... Will be back to brewers Holiday Cottage again and recommend it to anyone.... oh and very reasonably priced.... thanks Julie and steve
By David on 22-Sep-2018
Excellent. Loved the wildlife visiting every night.
We Could Not Have Asked For Better Place To Call Home For A Week.
By Amanda on 10-Sep-2018
We could not have asked for a better place to call home for a week. The Holiday Cottage had everything that we could need in way of comfort and equipment and even things we never thought of, such as night vision goggles to see what was skulking around the garden.
It was in a lovely location in the glen Affric forest and we loved hiking most days. We would highly recommend this to anyone.
Excellent Place To Stay
By Bruce on 12-Jul-2018
Excellent place to stay. All you need and want in a beautiful area of the Highlands.
By Sue on 11-Jul-2018
The holiday was excellent and we were really lucky with the weather. Will definitely come again. Brilliant secluded location but with amenities not too far away.
3rd Year On The Trot
By Michael on 10-Jul-2018
3rd year on the trot at The Brewers Cottage. We even feel like honorary locals as we are treated so warmly. The Holiday Cottage has everything you need and is an ideal base to discover the gems that the Northern Highlands have.
The Cottage Is Warm, Homely And Very Clean
By Gail on 04-Jul-2018
The Holiday Cottage is warm homey and very clean, has been refurbished over the last 5 years,also the added WiFi is great, the garden is beautiful and a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the scenery and peace and quiet with a nice glass of wine.
Lots of birds also visit the garden Woodpeckers love the bird table, as does the fox at night and pine martins.
It is set in the most fantastic little village with its own little cafe/tea room/post office, and a hotel a stone throw away for meals.
Pony trekking walking climbing mountaineering whatever you are into, or like me just peace and quiet in a fabulous location.
All you need to fetch is yourself it is really well kitted out, oh and a fantastic award winning Spar shop in next village about 5 mins away sells everything you need.
Lovely Traditional Cosy Cottage
By Kirsty on 25-Jun-2018
Lovely traditional cosy cottage. Housed my small family perfectly for the week exploring the Highlands.
Very well run and amenitised. Lovely property, would stay again.
By Jane on 07-Oct-2017
Can highly reccomend will be going again
Idilic Views Down The Glen
By Micheal on 29-Apr-2017
Idilic views down the Glen. 2nd yr on the trot we have stayed. Will be back next yr. If you want to cook yr own food, go to Beauly, fabulous butchers and well stocked Coop, the Spar in Cannich is slightly lacking. Amazing wildlife in the garden, birds, badgers and a fox. Pony trecking in Cougie was amazing! You can do John O'Groats in a day too! Super cottage, all the comforts of home. Glen Afric Hotel 5 min walk, lovely food, whisky and staff.
Amazing Wildlife Garden
By Alison on 15-Apr-2017
Fabulous location in beautiful Glen Affric & gorgeous Holiday Cottage with ! amazing wildlife garden Badgers & Fox visited most evenings along with wide variety of birds feasting on the bird feeders in the garden. Excellent base to explore lochs and mountains in Glen Affric and surrounding area - had totally relaxing week.
Cottage had everything we required and was set in well kept wildlife garden that was just so full of activity with wildlife both during the day and after hours......amazing watching foxes and badgers in the garden enjoying their local environment.
This Is A Beautiful Cottage In A Beautiful Part Of Scotland
By Neil on 04-Mar-2017
This is a beautiful Holiday Cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland. The pictures in the advert do not do it justice. Excellent country hotel within ten minutes walk. Lots of excellent walks for families with dogs. The Holiday Cottage is very well equipped for families.
We Had An Absolutely Amazing Time
By Jude on 05-Nov-2016
We had an absolutely amazing time! The Holiday Cottage was beautiful as well as the scenery! We all wanted to live there! We will certainly be going back!!
An Absolutely Gorgeous Cottage Set In Beautiful Surroundings
By Dean on 14-May-2016
An absolutely gorgeous Holiday Cottage set in beautiful surroundings. Decorated and equipped to a high standard. An ideal spot to explore from. Very peaceful and quiet, I would highly recommend this Holiday Cottage and would love to be able to return at some point.
A Wonderful Cottage
By Micheal on 07-May-2016
A wonderful cottage, every appliance you need. Beautiful inside, very comfy and warm. If you want a peaceful holiday with great walks, this is for you. Hotel with bar 5 mins away! Local shop 5 min drive.
Really Nice Cottage
By Karen on 04-Jan-2016
Stayed at New Year but only just been able to place a review?
Really nice cottage, had everything we needed, was clean, tidy, loads of storage space in the kitchen (very useful as we had stopped at a supermarket on the way up). Local shop in the next village has a really good supply of meats (crocodile and zebra!) If you fancy something more exotic.
Garden is beautifully done but was a bit cold for us to sit out, was really secure for the dogs though.
Some great walks, a couple right on the doorstep too.
Will be back!!
We Had A Fantastic Week In Brewers Cottage
By Kevin on 24-May-2015
We had a fantastic week in Brewers Cottage. The quiet and peaceful Glen was superb. Listening the the birds and the stream was so relaxing. Glen Affric and Loch Affric are beautiful, and we saw some great wildlife. Dog Falls and Pudda Falls are a must see. We used our location as a base for visiting Skye on the West Coast, and Balmoral on the East. We would recommend Brewers Cottage, which is very well equipped, clean and warm.