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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.
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 and as cottage owners we fully encourage our guests to share our enthusiasm in feeding the visiting 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 garden to be fed, its not unusual for the badgers to look in through the lounge window on their nightly visits.
In the skies over ahead red kites, buzzards and ravens circle, the superb golden eagles of Glen Affric can often be seen circling the garden. 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 for wildlife enthusiasts and keen photographers.
With a multitude offorest 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 bar & restaurant, and The Coach House Café with its small gift shop is a must for cake lovers.(Both are seasonal)
Inverness the Highland capital is 35 miles away, Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness are 16 miles away, and Beauly 12 miles away. There is a small well stocked Spar shop in Cannich approx. 2.5 miles from the cottage.
The cottage ground floor consists of two entrance areas, lounge area with log burner, walk in shower room with toilet, hand wash basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating), dining room / kitchen.
The first floor has two bedrooms - one double room , one twin room - bed linen is provided as is one bath towel and one hand towel per guest.
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, this is an area where guests are encouraged to feed the pine martens, badgers, and foxes - there is a dawn till dusk light which offers close range wildlife viewing 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 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.
The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven / halogen hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/ Freezer. Coffee machine. Smoothie maker. Slow cooker..
** The owners would ask that you kindly 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.
The property is strictly no smoking, no vaping or e-cigarettes throughout.
Well behaved dogs are welcome with a strict maximum of 2 ( sorry no puppies and no giant breed dogs).
Children under the age of 12 can no longer be accommodated.
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 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.
**** Special offer for returning guests - please let the owners know if you are a returning guest (under their ownership only) and they will discount your stay.
For more information please visit www.thebrewerscottage.co.uk
|04.07.2020 - 29.08.2020||high season||
|05.09.2020 - 26.09.2020||mid season||
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|31.10.2020 -12.12.2020||low season||
|22.12.2020 - 29.12.2020||Christmas||
|29.12.2020 - 05.01.2021||New Year||
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|06.03.2021 - 21.03.2021||Low season||
|27.03.2021 & 03.04.2021||Easter||
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|29.05.2021 - .26.6.2021||High season||
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|02.10.2021 - 23.10.2021||Low season||
|30.10.2021 - 11.12.2021||Low season||
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|Adventure||Away from it all||Historic|