Wood-burning stoves, historical gas light fittings, organic cotton/bamboo sheets and white roses in season have ensured a special status for this cottage. "Unique" truly is the word!
This isn't a "luxury" accommodation, but nor do we advertise it as such. However, we have plenty of reviews via the booking portal, facebook and google and you can also find many more pictures of the interior on our facebook and google maps pages too!
Outside, the small 1.5 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 such as birch floors and walls, mahogany stairs, aluminium worktops, mahogany sash windows, gas lighting (recently converted to electric), wood-burning stoves, all in a cosy, funky, artistic and very functional environment.
We at Badrallach are also not just dog-friendly, but dog-welcoming! We just ask that pets are kept off of beds and furniture, and that they are picked up after (including hairs). Please specify if you are bringing dogs when you book.
The modern essentials are also here: hot water from an immersion switch; an electric cooker with a grill and hobs; an indoor toilet and bathroom with bath and shower; super-comfortable OTTY hybrid mattresses; and extensive use of light reflecting and translucent materials and roof sky-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. The gas lights have recently been converted to electric, but with a lot of messing around we managed to preserve the historical light fittings! The cleanliness, spacious air and warm, cosy feel, and the beautiful views from the garden have resulted in many of our guests young and old alike returning year after year.
The cottage sleeps 4 between 2 bedrooms. There are two singles in one room and a double in the other. The beds are brand new for the summer 2019 season and intial feedback is very positive indeed! Car parking is off road by the cottage.
All good quality cotton bed linen is provided (but not guaranteed crease free) Guests are requested to provide their own towels and tea towels. In the cottage there are cleaning supplies provided in line with our green ethos - please refrain from bringing harmful chemical cleaners onto the site.
Firewood is currently unavailable for sale in our area (although at the beginning onn 2021 we may still have a small stock) so please do bring all the necessary stuff - logs, kindling, firelighters, etc, for the woods toves.
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