Peat stoves, gas lighting , crisp white linen sheets and white roses in season have ensured a special status for this cottage.
Outside the small 1½ storey traditional croft cottage has changed little over the last 150 years but the interior has been designed to combine the best of traditional values- the use of all natural materials birch floors and walls, mahogany stairs, aluminium worktops, a cozy traditional room layout with period furnishings, mahogany sash windows, gas lighting ,peat stove, solid fuel range cooking and feather duvets and pillows.
The modern essentials have also been added- central heating and hot water, gas hob ,an indoor toilet and bathroom with bath and shower, comfortable adjustable beds, and extensive use of light reflecting and translucent materials and roof lights. The aluminium barrel vault running the length of the cottage and perforated floating floors often surprise our guests at first but are necessary to maximise light and for the use of gas. The cleanliness, spacious air and warm, cozy feel have resulted in many of our guests young and old alike returning year after year.
The cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, one with double bed if requested. There are now even 2 power points and 2 electric lights installed but these are again optional! Some fittings maybe unsuitable for the very young and old-please ask. Car parking is off road by the cottage.
All good quality white cotton bed linen is provided gratis (but not guaranteed crease free) Guests are requested to provide their own towels and tea towels but these can be provided on request.
Peat and one bag of coal is also provided gratis and additional coal charged at cost. Firelighters and kindling are provided but should be replaced prior to departure. Gas and electric are all included.
Special Occasions or don't want to cook? Meals can be taken in the Crofthouse, but book early as limited capacity.
If the cottage is full, try the Bed & Breakfast
"Recipe: Take a Terence Conran semi professional kitchen add a dash of corridor from the Orient Express to outside &
gently merge a bathroom from the S.S.Lusitania. Mix in a 1936 lounge with an optional dash of Clariss Cliff, put outside
whilst preparing 2 large cheese graters to add as floors/ceilings. Top off mixture with an American Airstream
caravan. Blend all ingredients with a lot of flair, a large dollop of talent, some ingenuity nad a large slurp of individuality - result
"Le-Corbusier was right when he said a house can be a machine for living in yet fun"