2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Tomich

Lying within a woodland garden on the edge of the conservation village of Tomich close to Glen Affric sits The Brewer’s Cottage.
At a glance: Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner: Julie Brookbank
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Tomich
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £480
  • High season price per week: £750
  • Average price per week:£560
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (49 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


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 road mostly single track road through the village. The first golden retriever dog was bred close to Tomich 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.
Half a mile away the Tomich Hotel offers a public bar & restaurant, please check with the hotel for season opening times.
Inverness the Highland capital is 35 miles away, Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness are 16 miles away, and Beauly 18 miles away.
There is a small well stocked Spar shop in Cannich approx. 2.5 miles from the cottage.
Some of the larger supermarkets will deliver to the cottage.

** Please note before making an enquiry:
The owners would ask that you kindly note:
The property is strictly no smoking, no vaping & no e-cigarettes throughout.
Well behaved dogs are welcome with a strict maximum of 2 ( sorry no puppies and no giant breed dogs).
Babies and children under the age of 16 cannot be accommodated.
The property is for a strict maximum of 4 persons.
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 with arrival from 3pm onwards and departure by 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.
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.
Bookings deemed to be suspicious, fraudulent or scams WILL be acted upon and dealt with through the appropriate authorities.
Thank You for your understanding.

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.
In January 2020 a new walk in shower / wet room was added to replace the old bathroom, and in April 2021 the old kitchen was replaced with a solid elm shaker style slate grey kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, built in oven & hob and a microwave. A handmade dresser housing all the crockery has been added to the dinning area.
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 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 £5 per large bag.
Timed background heating and electricity are 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.

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, along with red kites, buzzards and ravens.
In the summer of 2019 our guests were fortunate enough to see a White Tailed Sea Eagle feeding on carrion just a mile from the cottage. Both the cottage and the area offers an abundance of opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts and keen photographers. In April 2021 we were fortunate enough to see an osprey circling the garden.
As well as visiting the nearby Glen Affric 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"

For more information please visit www.thebrewerscottage.co.uk

49 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

A week of breathtaking moments!

By Andrea Mapplebeck on 15-Oct-2022

Julie and Steve are amazing hosts and were extremely communicative and supportive ahead of our visit providing really helpful and useful information. From the moment we arrived it felt like we had walked into somewhere magical. The cottage is fabulous, very clean, comforting, homely and equipped with everything that you could need, in fact it is the only cottage I have been to where they even have a garlic press!! From then on in we had the most amazing time, we loved exploring the fabulous scenery and Glens around; the waterfall at Plodda was stunning, as was Strathfarrar, and all the Glens were ablaze with the vast array of autumn colours. It is very evident that Julie and Steve have put so much love, time and effort into the cottage, both inside and out, and this has resulted in them nurturing such amazing relationships with the local wildlife. This afforded us the chance to sit and watch badgers and pine marten only 10cm away from us each evening, truly breathtaking moments. The animal experiences we had were ones that will stay with us all forever. Thank you so much Julie and Steve for everything, we are extremely thankful for the week we had.

Owner response on 25-Oct-2022

Well, what can we say other than Thank You so very much for taking the time to leave such an exceptional review. Your words warmed our hearts and made our day. When we purchased the cottage 10 years ago we had no action plan, the cottage has largely evolved as the result of our own frequent stays,... And as for the wildlife it knows where its welcome :-)

A little piece of heaven

By Maureen King on 10-Sep-2022

Brewers Cottage far exceeded our expectations. It was obvious from the moment we walked in so much care and love had been put into this property. We felt privileged to stay here and the attention to detail was above and beyond. Thankyou Julie and Steve for sharing your lovely home. The highlight of our stay was feeding the wildlife which appeared every night through the glass window: a nightly visit from a badger, then also a fox and little mice, and at last we saw the beautiful Pine Martin who was completely oblivious to us. A holiday we will remember for a long time to come. Maureen, Mick and wee Brodie

Owner response on 12-Oct-2022

What a lovely review, thank you so much. We really do feel very privileged to own such a lovely cottage and it's so nice to be able to share it with like-minded guests. The wildlife is an absolute joy to watch, and we are always thrilled to hear that it has entertained our guests. We sincerely hope that we are able to welcome you back in the future. Julie & Steve

A relaxing week

By Lynn Henery on 20-Aug-2022

Everything was perfect, lovely cottage, amazing wildlife and great walks nearby. We enjoyed exploring Glen Affric which is so beautiful and the local hospitality in Tomich. Great space to relax and rewind

Owner response on 12-Oct-2022

Thank you so much for your review, and for the wonderful paintings you gifted us, we will treasure them. We are so glad Paul was able to study the wildlife at close range and we look forward to seeing the future works which were inspired by your stay at the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Julie & Steve


07.01.2023 - 25.03.2023 £550.00
01.04.2023 - 29.04.2023 £590.00
06.05.2023 - 27.05.2023 £620.00.
03.06.2023 - 24.06.2023 £700.00
01.07.2023 - 26.08.2023 £750.00
02.09.2023 - 23.09.2023 £700.00
30.09.2023 - 28.10.2023 £650.00
04.11.2023 - 16.12.2023 £600.00



Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board


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