2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Tomich

Lying within a woodland garden on the edge of the conservation village of Tomich close to in Glen Affric sits The Brewer’s Cottage.

At a glance: Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
Reference: P87335 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges

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Owner/Property Manager: Julie Brockbank
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Overview

Property Type: Cottage
Location: Tomich
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: £590
High season price per week: £880
Average price per week:£700
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

Nestled on the edge of the Victorian conservation village of Tomich sits a pretty detached cottage with its views out over the surrounding countryside. The Brewers Cottage was built at the request of Lord Tweedmouth in 1865 (and as the name suggests) to house the infamous illicit whisky distiller John Fraser, the adjacent Brewery now rebuilt is a private residence.

The model Victorian village of Tomich was built in the mid 1800's by Lord Tweedmouth a Victorian peer and formed part of the Guisachan Estate.
The large Guisachan mansion which was Tweedmouths 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 single track road through the village. The first golden retriever dog was bred close to Tomich at (Kerrow House) by Lord Tweedmouth, now acknowledged in the centre of the village with a life-sized bronze Golden Retriever statue. Winston Churchill a relative of Tweedmouth is said to have learnt to drive in the village.

With a multitude off 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 150 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.
Inverness the Highland capital is 35 miles away, Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness is16 miles away, and Beauly 18 miles away.
There is a small well stocked Spar shop in Cannich approx. 2.5 miles from the cottage.

** PLEASE NOTE before making an enquiry the owners would ask that you kindly note:
*Booking is from Saturday to Saturday only with arrival from Saturday 3pm onwards, and departure by Saturday 10am prompt. Due to the location and the availability of caretakers short stays or mid week lets are not available, however booking Saturday to Saturday facilitates late arrival and early departure if required but incurs the cost of the full week.
*We cannot accommodate babies or young persons under the age of 18 years.
*The property is strictly no smoking, no vaping & no e-cigarettes throughout.
*Well behaved dogs are welcome with a strict maximum of 2 per booking ( sorry NO dogs under 12 months of age and NO giant breed dogs).
*The property is for a strict maximum of 4 adults and sadly we not able to offer discount for single occupancy.
^Groups of young adults under the age of 25 cannot be accommodated, the minimum age for booking is 25.

The cottage itself consists of two ground floor entrance areas, a small cosy lounge area with log burner, a walk in shower room with toilet, hand wash basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating, and a dining room / kitchen.
Some recent improvements include a walk in shower / wet room replacing the old bathroom, and the kitchen is now fully fitted with a solid elm shaker style slate grey kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven & hob and a microwave.
The first floor has two bedrooms - one double room , one twin room - bed linen is provided plus one bath towel and one hand towel per guest.
Outside there is a large well planted, enclosed, 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., the gates must remain closed at all times to keep the sheep and wild boar out.
At the rear of the cottage there is an outdoor drying area /cycle storage space, this is an area where guests are encouraged to feed the pine martens, badgers, and foxes - there is a dusk till dawn light which offers close range wildlife viewing and photographing from the lounge window.
The wood burner in lounge is for logs only, the owners own log store is available for guests to use for an honesty donation of £6.50 per bag.
Timed background heating (which is locked in and cannot be adjusted) and electricity is included,
Free Wi-Fi. is included although it is very slow, ( unfortunately fibre is not an option at the moment) there is also a landline for incoming calls only.

Please Note - The cottage is small and has narrow stairs with a turn, the handrail is on one side only and as such it is not suitable for wheelchair users or persons with significant disabilities. The bedrooms are situated on the first floor, and the wet room / toilet is on the ground floor – this arrangement may be unsuitable for some guests.

Short Term Let Licence Number HI-50494-F

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Date 31.03.2023 Energy rating Band D (58) The average EPC rating for Scotland is Band D (61). Factors including location and age of the property affect the rating. Standard Government advisories are not suitable and do not take into account property suitability. The cottage has been double glazed and insulated throughout. Low consumption energy saving radiant heaters are fitted throughout. Environmental impact measures have been implemented where possible.

The Brewers Cottage is a member ASSC - Association of Scottish Self Caterers - Endorsed by Government and industry, committed to quality
accommodation since 1978.

Gift Vouchers now available for a stay at The Brewers Cottage - Please contact the owners for details.

What the owners Steve and Julie say …..
"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. As cottage owners we fully encourage our guests to share our enthusiasm in feeding the visiting birds and wildlife and supporting the local environment.
The cottage garden attracts an abundance of birds and wildlife with foxes, badgers and the rare pine martens making nightly visits to the cottage to be fed. The pine martens now feed regularly on sultanas left for out them on the rear lounge windowsill, the badgers will also feed at the rear of the cottage.
In May 2021 we installed a pine marten nest box in the garden, the nest box comes complete with internal viewing camera, guests are provided with mobile phone app details for logging in and viewing the nest box activity.
In the skies over ahead the superb golden eagles of Glen Affric can often be seen circling the garden. Sea eagles, ospreys, red kites, buzzards and ravens are all frequent aerial visitors over the cottage.
Both the cottage and the wider Glen Affric area offer an abundance of opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts and keen photographers, we also recommend visiting Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar, the latter only being open for vehicle use April - October.
Tomich and the Glen Affric region is a very, very special place with a unique energy which leaves you wanting more.

Bookings deemed to be suspicious, fraudulent or scams WILL be acted upon and dealt with through the appropriate authorities.
Thank You for your understanding.

For more information about the area please visit our own www.thebrewerscottage.co.uk

84 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Heaven on Earth

By Andrea and Phil on 14-Oct-2023

There really are no words to describe how perfect the cottage, locality, wildlife and Julie and Steve are. This is the most magical place, the cottage is perfectly situated for beautiful walks. We did several straight out of the door and found beautiful places all around the area to explore. The cottage is amazingly equipped with everything you need and is fabulously clean and well looked after. Julie and Steve are the most incredible hosts, they communicate swiftly, are very helpful and really care about your visit. Wildlife and nature are our passion and the area, especially the cottage, did not disappoint. We had nightly visits from pine marten and badgers. This year we took a trailcam and watching it in the morning was great at showing what visitors had been whilst we were sleeping. We both agreed on the last day that it is a piece of heaven on earth and we have already rebooked as we love the place so much.

Owner response on 24-Oct-2023

Thank you so much Andrea and Phil for your really kind, heart warming review. Your total selfless dedication to feeding and caring for the visiting wildlife is extraordinary, and its so appreciated especially by the wildlife. Thank you so much for returning again this year and being so lovely and we cannot wait to welcome you back in 2024 Julie & Steve

A truly wonderful stay

By Clare Harte on 02-Sep-2023

We had a marvellous week at the cottage in September, when we were spoiled with very unusual 27 degree weather with pretty much constant sunshine. I'd booked the cottage for the location and the wildlife, which didn't disappoint. The cottage is incredibly comfortable and well equipped, I was a bit nervous about a potential lack of wifi and phone signal (we have pets at home so good to be contactable) but we needn't have worried, the wifi was good enough for general surfing and watching the football for my husband. Otherwise it was reading a book and watching the wildlife! There's so many good walks going right from the cottage, you could do a new one everyday and it wouldn't scratch the surface. We walked to Plodda Falls (about 8miles all in from the cottage) and also the zig zag + high path road, above Tomich, where we had a brilliant encounter with a golden eagle, which was unexpected. Otherwise we drove to Dog Falls, which was probably our favourite walk in the area. Would've loved to finish the circuit of Loch Affric but it was just too hot. Next time! There's a book in the cottage with all the walking routes, though we were also lent a copy by Sam (he came to cut the grass) who also owns the sweetest Labrador called Moss, who insisted on being petted whenever we went past the house on the way to the village. Given the time of year we visited, the fruit trees in the garden were laden with apples and plums. We brought some home (making sure to leave lots for the wildlife and other guests) and it was lovely to know it was from our wonderful holiday. We felt very privileged to have had visits from the pine marten (and her kit!) on 4 nights out of 7, though it would've been nicer at perhaps more sociable hours but that's pine marten! We also had 2 nights with a badger visit, one of which lasted about 40 minutes and then the pine marten 5 minutes later, clearly waiting in the wings for her to depart. In addition, we saw the red squirrel in the garden plus more on the road out the village and a sparrowhawk fly through. It's fair to say, we loved this cottage. We hope to return at some point in the future. Glen Affric is a "Tomich" for the soul and without the crowds of Aviemore. A hidden gem and I would highly recommend anyone to book this cottage, you won't regret it.

Owner response on 29-Sep-2023

Thank you Clare and Anton for your wonderful, kind review, we are so glad that you were able to see pine martens up close. Thank you so much for all your social media posts which has led to an amazing, and hopefully lasting interaction with a worthy charity working tirelessly to support wildlife, we cannot thank you enough!. We look forward to welcoming you both back to the cottage in the future so that you can explore more walks and have even more wonderful wildlife encounters. Julie & Steve

We were very much looking forward to visit Glen Affric

By Clare on 02-Sep-2023

We were very much looking forward to visit Glen Affric and staying at the cottage. I''ve photographed pine martens a few times but my husband hadn''t seen one. It was delightful to see them at such close quarters. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed exploring the local area and felt we had barely scratched the surface of what is on offer. The walks detailed in the book were excellent, with the zig zag path being a favourite. We'' highly recommend the walks around Dog Falls and the Glen itself, We gave up on the Loch Affric Circuit walk 11 miles in 27 degrees heat and bright sun didn''t seem a good idea. All reasons to come back , thank you for a wonderful stay..

Prices

25.11.2023 - 17.02.2024 Closed for winter N/A
17.02.2024 - 30.03.2024 2024 Feb / March Weekly Prices £590.00
06.04.2024 - 27.04.2024 2024 April Weekly Prices £620.00
04.05.2024 - 25.05.2024 2024 May Weekly Prices £650.00
01.06.2024 - 22.06.2024 2024 June Weekly Prices £730.00
29.06.2024 - 27.07.2024 2024 July Weekly Prices £770.00
03.08.2024 - 24..08.2024 2024 August Weekly Prices £800.00
31.08.2024 - 21.09.2024 2024 September Weekly Prices £770.00
28.09.2024 - 26.10.2024 2024 October Weekly Prices £680.00
02.11.2024 - 30.11.2024 2024 November Weekly Prices £620.00
30.11.2024 - 15.02.2025 Closed for winter N/A
15.02.2025 - 22.03.2025 2025 Feb / March Weekly Prices £650.00
29.03.2025 - 26.04.2025 2025 April Weekly Prices £690.00
03.05.2025 - 24.05.2025 2025 May Weekly Prices £720.00
31.05.2025 - 21.06.2025 2025 June Weekly Prices £790.00
28.06.2025 - 19.07.2025 2025 July Weekly Prices £850.00
26.07.2025 - 23.08.2025 2025 August Weekly Prices £880.00
30.08.2025 - 20.09.2025 2025 September Weekly Prices £850.00
27.09.2025 - 25.10.2025 2025 October Weekly Prices £800.00
01.11.20.2025 - 22.11.2025 2025 November Weekly Prices £760.00
29.11.2025 - mid February 2026 Closed for winter N/A

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Pets Welcome

Facilities

Fridge/Freezer
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Telephone
Fireplace
Wood stove
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
DVDs
Music Library
Books
Garden

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