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Glen Cottage

Torridon, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1060421)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Torridon Cottages

Sitting within the striking landscape of Torridon amidst the enchanting beauty of the Scottish countryside, are these two secluded National Trust for Scotland properties. Boasting glimpses of unique wildlife habitats and offering magical stargazing opportunities in the enchanting dark skies, both of these countryside cottages offer a memorable, remote getaway at any time of the year. This area of the Highlands is an enticing spot for hikers, climbers and nature loves, steeped in history, geology and wildlife throughout mounds of unspoilt scenery and the uncompromising terrain of five of the National Trust for Scotland’s 46 munros, including Beinn Alligin, which translates to ‘jewelled hill’ in Gaelic. The location of the cottages offers pure, idyllic peacefulness, while also being in easy reach from Torridon village, home to a local shop and the Torridon Hotel bar and restaurant. Torridon is the perfect spot for avid adventurers, being right on the staggering North Coast 500 journey, a magnificent 500 mile route covering some of Scotland’s best coastal scenery, sure to offer the road trip of a lifetime. Walking trails and cycling routes encompass the immediate surroundings, with guided paths leading up to Beinn Eighe nature reserve, as well as the Munro summits of Beinn Alligin and Liathach, with more leisurely strolls found amidst lochside tracks. More information can be found at Torridon Countryside Centre, with an insight into a map of the area, historical artifacts and stories, and local businesses around the area. Little ones will delight in the chance to visit the local deer park and museum, or a chance to go crabbing on the rocky shores of Loch Torridon. Inverewe Garden and Estate is another National Trust for Scotland property just a short drive away, home to exotic botanical gardens flourished with rare plants, and a serene pond surrounded by charming scenery for a relaxing day out. More shopping and eateries can be found in the rural village of Shieldaig, scattered with whitewashed cottages, a quaint café, pottery shop and local supermarket. The Torridon Cottages are the ideal choice for an unforgettable experience to a historic part of Scotland, tucked away in a secluded haven for you and your family.

The property

Sitting at the foot of the wondrous Torridon Hills is this bright and airy holiday home, Glen Cottage, a National Trust for Scotland property that provides the ideal base for a family adventure in the Scottish Highlands.

Natural beauty encompasses the property, which boasts a breath-taking backdrop of rugged sandstone peaks, sloping hills and hulking munros, with the local wildlife making this a truly exceptional gem.

Find this whitewashed dwelling on a quiet country lane, surrounded by a lush lawn and decorated with forest greens beaming from the exterior.

Settle down in the cosy sitting room, deciding on a film whilst relaxing on the plush sofa in front of the rustic woodburning stove, surrounded by the tasteful soft hues of the décor and furnishings, creating a true country feel.

Homemade meals can be prepared and enjoyed in the stylish kitchen/diner, equipped with all the essential amenities, accompanied by a dishwasher and a washer/dryer for longer stays.

Tuck into a delightful evening meal at the dining table, pouring a glass of wine as the woodburning stove creates a comforting ambience.

Also on the ground floor is an accessible shower room, whilst a second shower room rests upstairs, offering plenty of space for guests to prepare for their day.

When you're ready to rest after a thrilling day, choose between three bedrooms, made up of two doubles and a twin, all decorated to a high standard with ample storage and coordinating furnishings.

Spend an afternoon relaxing in the enclosed garden, enjoying the serene setting and perhaps even spotting the passing local wildlife, such as deer, otters and golden eagles.

A short drive into Torridon's village centre introduces you to a local shop and café where you can grab any essentials or stop off for a coffee.

Alternatively, you can find various eateries in Achnasheen for an evening meal.

Enjoy an extraordinary stay surrounded by an awe-inspiring landscape at Glen Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1060423, which can be found 2.2 miles away, together sleeping ten guests.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room, with shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi, CD player and Radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 3.4 miles
  • Note: If you wish to use the woodburning stoves, you are required to buy your own fuel, which may be purchased at some local shops
  • Note: Step access can be difficult in extreme weather
  • Note: Mobile phone coverage can vary, Vodafone and O2 are the best quality
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture; you may wish to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location

TORRIDON

Fearnmore 19.4 miles; Lochcarron 22 miles; Strathcarron 26.4 miles

Resting among the rustic landscapes of the northwest Highlands of Scotland is the quaint village of Torridon, home to the dramatic Torridon Hills and Loch Torridon lying on the west coastline. The area itself has gained status as a National Trust for Scotland for its historic mountains, with the Torridonian sandstone dating back 750 million years and the Lewisian Gneiss rock dating even further back a whopping 2,600 million years old. The village centre comprises a local shop, The Torridon Inn hotel and pub, a youth hostel, a community centre and a deer museum. The west coast boasts incredible secluded beaches scattered around the outskirts, including Apple Cross Beach, Coral Beach and Gruinard Beach to name a few. Other popular attractions surrounding the area include Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and View Point, the gateway to the Skye Bridge and the Inner Hebridean Islands. Torridon is a thrilling holiday destination filled with adventure, history and culture to explore.

Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture. Mobile phone coverage can vary