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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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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay (again)."

    The only comment we would pass on is with regard to the duvets on the single beds. The duvets were slightly too small for the beds. Other than that the cottage is in a fantastic location, comfortable and perfect for a great getaway.

    Reviewed by TrevorMay 2022

  • "The cold water feed to the upstairs bathroom was poor."

    It meant that flushing the toilet became a problem . Other than that, all excellent!

    Thank you for your feedback. As you know the cottage is in a quiet remote location and depends on a private water supply from the burn. The water goes through a uv filter and is tested yearly. We would always encourage guests to contact the property manager when they first realise there is an issue. The property manager could have checked the filter and replaced it to increase the flow. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2022

  • "Wi Fi extremely poor"

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry but we cannot at this present time increase the speed and strength of the wifi signal. As I am sure you are aware Glen Cottage is in a remote part of the Highlands, quite a distance from the nearest exchange and surrounded by mountains. As a charity we have to use our income wisely for all our properties throughout Scotland and supplying an expensive satellite broadband is outwith our means at this point in time. We do note on our entry that Mobile phone coverage can vary, Vodafone and O2 are the best quality. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TimApr 2022

  • "We all enjoyed our stay."

    We just can't fault it, everything was spot on. It's such a beautiful house in such a stunning location.

    Thank you for such a lovely review. We are planning some soft refurbishment in the next few months and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2022

  • "Excellent property in a great location."

    A group of us went there to photograph the area and we were not disappointed. There was something to see everywhere that you looked, including red deer. Would happily return there.

    Many thanks for your feedback, Glen Cottage is situated in a stunning area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2022

  • "Great property, superbly located."

    Paul the manager was very helpful, highly recommended.

    Thank you for the kind comments about the cottage and about Paul our Ranger. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "A welcome return to this cosy and wonderfully situated cottage in the heart of Torridon"

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Stunning Location."

    Stags come in to the garden at night. Midges but expected in Scotland so unable to sit in the garden. Washing machine , dishwasher and hoover great. The Kitchen is very poorly equipped needs dishes , jugs , baking pans , Pyrex dishes but apart from that lovely kitchen. How it is stocked you would be pushed to cook for a family or a Sunday dinner. Plenty of walks nearby. Stags and deer come out on to the road and in the garden. The downstairs bedroom is very damp , the upstairs shower room also. The house although clean needs a thorough dust in corners. The carpets really need a full deep clean and we’re very soiled. Apart from these things we had a lovely holiday peak season prices are very steep. Removing own bedding placing in bag after paying £3000 + peak season.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    People very friendly. Magnificent scenery. Quiet.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "'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."

    ' The property is so overgrown with long grass and ferns meaning that the air is so humid that the midge population is overwhelming, totally unlike anywhere else we have experienced during our two and a half weeks in Scotland. Within a few moments of exiting the house one is completely surrounded by biting midges. It means that the gardens of the house are completely unusable and also one is forced to live inside with the windows closed. This of course is not advisable in coronavirus times. Whilst at the cottage a member of the National trust did call me and I talked about the midge problem. She agreed that the gardens have not been cut for quite some time and are overgrown. We think that it is totally unacceptable to advertise this cottage as a holiday let with a garden when the garden cannot be enjoyed or used at all. It is very disappointing and we await your response to this and suggest some compensation might be in order.

    Glen Cottage has mature woodland surrounding it which can lead to the right conditions for midges at certain times of year with the right weather conditions. This mature woodland as well as having conservation value also provides screening from the road which reduces road noise and also provides more privacy to the cottage. The midges seem to be late this year and hadn’t really been an issue until now, which may be why you didn’t have an issue at your other locations. Having spoken to the person I believe they apologised for the fact the grass hadn’t been cut due to staff shortages which I am sure you can sympathise with in these current times. I can assure you if the grass had been cut it would not have reduced the number of midges. That is dependent on the time of year and the weather conditions at the time. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2021

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  • 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, 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: WIFI & 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

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, 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.

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.

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About the location


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. WIFI & Mobile phone coverage can vary

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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