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Owner/Property Manager: Julie Brockbank
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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
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 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..
|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|