2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Holiday Cottage 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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  • Property Type Holiday Cottage
  • Location Tomich
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week£440
  • High season price per week£680
  • Average price per week£560
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 31 reviews )
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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.

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 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"

* 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


Away from the madness

By Robert & Brenda Smith on 22-May-2021

Brewers Cottage is one of those property's that you hope to be able to rent and when you do, it's just like you wanted. In the property market the say location location location and believe me Brewers Cottage is just that, other cottages may be same but in all honestly Brewers Cottage Tomich in Glen Affric Scotland is something very very special . My wife and I are both in our late 70's and worked & visited many countries and without doubt Brewers Cottage ranks near top of our list. The cottages web site is full of information, you need to read it 2 or 3 times to digest the Information on cottage contents and appliances is extensive. If you are a animal lover - forget the kitchen - view the visitors who arrive, many at night but also day time for there food, so who are these visitors in the night, well for a start there are "Pine Martins" " Badgers" "Foxes " cheeky rooks ( day & night ) at least two types of mice ( pinching) food - now I must make it clear these are not in the cottage but are viewed from lounge window into outside drying area. Pine Martin even eats at the window ( unbelievable ) Then there's deer, eagles, red kite, cuckoo ( calling & flying ) plus other birds in abundance. Did we see all yes except for the eagle - some naturally not in the garden. So the area - if you like walking of cycling - you are in - but ( its not a big but ) all walks seem to start by going uphill, not quite true but it appears that way ( joke ) There was not one place we visited we did not like, traffic - well pretty much non, walking on roads, say every 10 or 15 mins at rush hour.
Finally neighbors and local people, they are all helpful and friendly

Must end the review, please do not visit Brewers Cottage in Tomich , Glen Affric - we want to keep it a secret, sorry don't know how to put a smiley on the review.

5 of of 5

A lovely cottage

By Tom P on 08-May-2021

My partner and I had a wonderful time at The Brewer's cottage - we stayed for a week in early May 2021 and loved every moment. The cottage is well fitted out (we very much enjoyed the wood burner in the lounge) and sits in a lovely garden with views towards wooded hills. It seems to be a haven for wildlife - dozens of bird species in the garden, and we were visited by two Pine Martens and a badger, with really good views of both courtesy of the feeding station just outside the window. Further afield we saw Ospreys and Golden Eagles. The cottage is really well situated for access not only to Glen Affric but also Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar (we really recommend a trip up the latter if you have time!), though we felt like we could have spent the entire week exploring Glen Affric. Plenty of hillwalking opportunities too.

We were originally supposed to have this holiday in May 2020, but the pandemic put paid to that, so it was long awaited and even more appreciated. Worth saying here that I don't think I've ever had such helpful and supportive hosts. Julie and Steve were absolutely fantastic about supporting us to rearrange the trip and keeping us up to date with how changing regulations might affect the booking. They also provided a wealth of information on the wildlife of the cottage. We can't recommend them or The Brewer's Cottage enough!

5 of of 5

The brewers cottage

By James on 01-May-2021

I really enjoyed my stay at the brewers cottage it’s a stunning house in a stunning location. Lots to see and lots of lovely walks that you can do from the cottage.
Will definitely be returning. 10out of 10.

5 of of 5

The perfect break

By Tom on 31-Oct-2020

Beautiful location with walks and wildlife on the doorstep. We were lucky enough to have a visit from a Pine Marten one night, sat on the window sill eating nuts.
The cottage offers everything you need and the log fire is perfect for the evening.
Highly recommend - 10/10

5 of of 5

The Brewer's Cottage

By Georgina White on 03-Oct-2020

We enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing week in this very comfortable cottage. After a good long walk and there are plenty of excellent routes in the area, we'd come home to light the woodburning stove and relax for the evening .. perfect.

5 of of 5


By Terry on 19-Sep-2020

My wife & I have been here before in 2017, there have been improvements made since then but for me there was not much to improve on. It is tucked away just off a dead end country lane in a very sparsely populated place. An abundance of time and space, peace, darkness and lots of walking and yet not far from Inverness, Fort William, Isle of Skye, Oban etc. etc. and a hotel in the village with a local Spar shop & Post office 3 miles away in the next village. Wild life, ancient Caledonian forest all on the doorstep. It's a wonderful place.

5 of of 5

A little Peace of heaven

By Steven Hollingsworth on 05-Sep-2020

Set in a Superb location for walking and outdoor activities all around the Glen Affric area and further afield, just on the edge of the village of Tomich, within walking distance to the village public house & with so many stunning locations to visit, on foot or by car & all from a cottage that offers everything you need in comfort & With that homely feel. it’s a place we’ve visited twice now & it’s a place we will return too ; we cannot fault the brewers cottage.

5 of of 5

Excellent cottage in a superb location

By Ian Carrington on 08-Aug-2020

We had a lovely week at the Brewer's Cottage celebrating my wife's 60th birthday.
The cottage has been modernised and is superbly equipped. The location is very quiet with only the wildlife for company, yet is within easy walking distance of the village centre. Julie and Steve provide lots of walking ideas both from the doorstep and further afield. The drawback of the relatively remote location is that there are no local shops, so provisions have to be planned in advance if the intention is to home cook!
In summary, a great base to explore this wonderful area of the Scottish Highlands.

5 of of 5

Lovely cottage

By Lorraine DaCosta on 18-Jul-2020

Had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage, lovely big enclosed garden and the house is spotless. Really nice walks and plenty to do and very relaxing.

5 of of 5

Cosy Cottage in Spectacular Area!

By Jane Rash on 07-Mar-2020

Had a wonderful week staying at Brewers Cottage, cosy, well equipped and in a beautiful part of Scotland. Julie and Steve have put a lot of effort into supplying lots of information about the local area, walks and places to visit.
We especially loved watching the birds at the feeders, they kept us entertained for hours and we also had the Pine Marten visit every night. I hope all future visitors will support Julie and Steve in keeping this going. There was plenty of bird food supplied but we brought more Jam and Honey as this goes quite quickly! Places we went and would recommend are . . . . Dog falls and Coire Loch beautiful . . . Recommend the walk to Plodda Falls via the ruins of Guisachan House. Parked up at the Loch Affric Circuit Car Park and walked some of the Affric Kintail way, absolutely stunning!! The snow definitely helped. Saw majestic stags on a drive down Glen Cannich. A day trip to the Black Isle, well worth a visit. One week was definitely not long enough, the area has so much to offer. I would highly recommend Brewers for anyone considering staying in the area.

5 of of 5

The Brewers Cottage

By Nick Bastow on 12-Oct-2019

What a wonderful, charming cottage. Set in the most beautiful surroundings. The cottage has all good quality appointed amenities. Beautifully clean, fresh white bed linen. Nicely furnished and the owners could not have been more helpful, welcoming and hospitable. The wildlife which is encouraged in the garden is magical. There is nothing negative I can think of to advise . I look forward to returning and experiencing the tranquil beauty of the Brewers Cottage Tomich again soon.

5 of of 5

Nice little cottage in a historic village

By Lida on 02-Sep-2019

Nice little cottage in a historic village in the Highlands. Very clean and well equipped and an ideal base for exploring the beautiful local glens.

5 of of 5

Perfect for a relaxing retreat

By Jenny on 27-Jul-2019

The cottage is clean and very well-equipped with cooking utensils. The best thing about it is the location. Tomich is a beautiful village with gorgeous stone cottages and extremely pretty gardens. Glen Affric is one of the most beautiful glens I’ve seen in Scotland and was perfect for a relaxing retreat.

5 of of 5

Perfect week away

By Alex & Ben on 11-May-2019

Had a fantastic week in the highlands. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need for your stay. Julie and Steve have compiled a folder of local walks around Tomich, most of which are off the normal tourist routes so we rarely saw anyone else-it felt like we had the highlands to ourselves! The weather was glorious, 23degrees most days so we made the most of the beautiful garden. The dogs had a ball. We only returned home on Saturday and are already looking to book again. Can’t reccomend highly enough.

5 of of 5


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 cottage again and recommend it to anyone.... oh and very reasonably priced.... thanks Julie and steve

5 of of 5


By David on 22-Sep-2018

Excellent. Loved the wildlife visiting every night.

5 of of 5

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 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.

5 of of 5

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.

5 of of 5

Excellent Holiday

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.

0 of of 5

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 cottage has everything you need and is an ideal base to discover the gems that the Northern Highlands have.

5 of of 5

The cottage is warm, homely and very clean

By Gail on 04-Jul-2018

The 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.

5 of of 5

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.

4 of of 5


By Jane on 07-Oct-2017

Can highly reccomend will be going again

5 of of 5

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.

5 of of 5

Amazing wildlife garden

By Alison on 15-Apr-2017

Fabulous location in beautiful Glen Affric & gorgeous 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.

5 of of 5

This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland

By Neil on 04-Mar-2017

This is a beautiful 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 cottage is very well equipped for families.

5 of of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time

By Jude on 05-Nov-2016

We had an absolutely amazing time! The cottage was beautiful as well as the scenery! We all wanted to live there! We will certainly be going back!!

5 of of 5

An absolutely gorgeous cottage set in beautiful surroundings

By Dean on 14-May-2016

An absolutely gorgeous 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 cottage and would love to be able to return at some point.

5 of of 5

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.

5 of of 5

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!!

5 of of 5

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.

5 of of 5
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