UPDATE 14/07/2020 for COVID-19. We are now taking cottage bookings on a more limited basis than before whilst we are still enduring the coronavirus pandemic. Bookings will be of at least a week in length and we will have a day either side of arrivals and departures for deep cleaning in between. When you make a booking we will be in touch with all the relevant details of procedures and guidelines we will be adhering to regarding covid-19 so that you can book in confidence. We look forward to welcoming you here again!
Wood-burning stoves, gas lighting, organic cotton sheets and white roses in season have ensured a special status for this cottage. "Unique" truly is the word!
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, 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. 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; brand new 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 and for the use of gas. The gas lights have the added bonus of heating the house through very well. 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 feedbak ivery positive indeed! There are 2 power points and 2 electric lights (bathroom & cooker hood!) installed - and we also have large LED full-spectrum standing lights in case you aren't a fan of the gas lighting or you just want extra lighting in the building. The gas fittings maybe unsuitable for the yound and very old, and also potentially those with chemical allegries. 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 but these can be provided on request. 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 avaialble at a cost of £5 a bag, mostly during the winter months. We currently don't stock wood throughout the summer. We do our best to provide matches, firelighters, kindling and newspaper for lighting fires, but we can't guarantee we will have them available, so please bring along what you need.
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