4th Jan 2019 - 20th Dec 2019
What a heavenly place to spend a week. The lochside location is breathtakingly beautiful. The sense of tranquility is second to none and the wildlife safari experience has been superb! Red squirrels, a pine marten, a badger, a weasel and deer. The cottage itself is so stylish and comfortable, we will find it hard to leave! We had very high expectations but the Loch an Eilein Cottage "experience" has surpassed them! Thank you to Judith for the warm welcome - everything has been perfect. We have only used the car once this week, it has been wonderful to walk and cycle straight from the door and Glen Einich was magical in fresh snow yesterday! We will return - this cottage is paradise!
A. Martin - April 2018
Loch an Eilein Cottage is a luxurious cottage for couples, which has been newly renovated to an extremely high standard. This Cairngorms cottage sits on the banks of Loch an Eilein, a simply breath-taking secluded location with spectacular views.
It is an architect-designed conversion, which offers first class accommodation to those seeking the very best that the Scottish Highlands offers in luxury self-catering lodging. The cottage has been completed in accordance with Visit Scotland's highest standard.
Furnishings and fittings are high quality and all blend beautifully together to create a soothing and peaceful atmosphere. The choice of colours and fabrics enhance the tranquillity of the interior and complement the location with its magnificent views of the loch, castle and forest.
The cottage has been carefully designed to ensure that it is warm and comfortable with the inclusion of under-floor heating. The delightful, open-plan living room and kitchen has been well planned and equipped to ensure it is a pleasure to relax and cook there. The double-sided wood burner provides a snug feel. The gorgeous double bedroom is home to the other side of the wood burner offering warmth and luxury at bedtime. The attractive en suite bathroom offers a bath and shower as well as a luxurious flat screen television. The bedroom also leads to a sit-out-erie offering a peaceful spot to unwind and read or chat. There is a well-appointed drying room if you have been out and about.
The cottage is in a beautiful secluded spot but you will not be too isolated as it is near the popular footpath which skirts the loch. The cottage is regularly visited by local deer, red squirrels and abundant birdlife, making it the perfect sanctuary for wildlife lovers. It is hard to imagine leaving Loch an Eilein Cottage for even a moment, but given the dramatic, mountainous landscape and plethora of activities that the Cairngorms National Park offers, there is more than enough to draw you out.
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Red squirrels and badgers
March 16th 2018
Lovely, tranquil, peaceful, comfortable and more than we ever imagined. Badgers are very special and red squirrels full of character.
Perfect in every way!
December 15th 2017
We know we couldn't have found a better place for our honeymoon. PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!
Idyllic relaxing stay
October 13th 2017
This was our second stay and it was just as wonderful as the first. The cottage is well equipped, beautifully decorated and in a perfect location. This time we explored by bike and enjoyed the autumnal colours. We loved watching the squirrels an we had a visit from the badger. Overall an idyllic, relaxing stay. We will be back! Thank you Judith and team.
May 19th 2017
What a wonderful cottage in an exceptional location. Every need met. Judith and her team are to be congratulated on knowing just what to provide. Have stayed in this area for 25 years and this is just the greatest. Thank you.
Forever in our memories
April 21st 2017
The perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. All the details were thought about and we can't wait to come back! Especially after we got engaged here, forever in our memories now!
January 20th 2017
The cottage and location were absolutely stunning. We spent our days out and about, walking and doing various activities and then spent the evenings in the warmth of the cottage with the fire going, so cosy! The attention to detail is wonderful, comfy bed, lovely towels and robes and a well-equipped kitchen. Judith also supplied a delightful hamper of treats which was well received! I would highly recommend the cottage.
November 18th 2016
What at amazing place! Cottage is perfectly luxurious - setting idyllic! Watched birds from the breakfast table and the antics of three red squirrels every morning. Walked every day in -4 - 13 degrees, watched loch thaw and enjoyed the fire!
Cottage is astonishing!
August 18th 2016
Your cottage is astonishing! The setting and views are unbeatable and the facilities cannot be beaten. The property has everything you could wish for, Judith and her team have thought of everything. She told me it was the perfect place to propose and she was right. Thank you.
June 20th 2016
Best time staying in the beautiful place
June 16th 2016
We had the best time staying in this beautiful place. The cottage is so beautifully decorated and it feels like a peaceful and lovely place to be. Thank you!
June 16th 2016
"One word......exceptional. This is an amazing cottage and location. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and with great consideration for detail, comfort and well being. It is warm and comfortable, yet bright and airy. The kitchen is very well designed with all that you need to snuggle down, with comfort food, or something fresh and healthy. the view from the dining area is lovely especially if your facing the window with a breathtaking view of the loch. The living room is hard to leave, as there is an excellent log burner as well as a good stock of wood in the room with you, saving a trip outside and the sofa, armchair and window seats are so inviting and comfortable, you will find it hard to get up and go anywhere. If you do eventually get up, the bedroom is fantastic, again bright and airy with plenty of storage. The log burner in the living room has a glass back which is in the bedroom, so you can safely enjoy your fire even in bed. The bathroom is a wow too, with an nice air jet bath as well as a separate shower with large deluge water head and normal hose head. The bathroom is large fresh clean and made to a very high standard. I think the floor is heated too, but not too sure, but the floor was never cold. We never used the conservatory, but this is also a lovey part of the house. I guess it would be a great place for children to play, but it was just two of us staying. The area around the Loch is stunning, great for walkers, and just beautiful to look at. this house is on it's own with no other neighbors, so it is very quiet in the day and especially at night as well as very private. There are no public roads any where near this place. AMAZING!!!"
Wow, wow and wow!
June 12th 2016
Wow, wow and wow! Location - amazing, views - magnificent, accommodation - first class! Make sure you take lots of food and drink when you stay at this cottage as you will never want to leave. The lochside location is superb, the cottage is the only inhabitable cottage at the loch and we felt extremely privileged to be able to stay there. The scenery constantly changes depending on the weather and even in the rain it is spectacular. The cottage has been professionally designed and is absolutely gorgeous. It is a very comfortable space to live in and has everything you could possibly want, so even if the weather is not so good you will be very happy to stay in. A very, very special place where you will completely unwind and de-stress. We will be back!
Absolutely beautiful and so luxurious
May 29th 2016
The cottage is absolutely beautiful & so luxurious, there's been real attention paid to detail, it's stylish, comfortable & relaxing. It's extremely well-equipped with everything you could ever need. Lovely touches like a hamper filled with fabulous goodies including wine, beer, shortbread, chocolates & nibbles (even dog treats!) as well as milk, coffee, tea & numerous other things you would usually need to take to a self-catering cottage. The lounge is so comfortable with a fabulous armchair, big sofa & lots of cushions. I loved the window seats in the lounge & kitchen, you could look at the beautiful views for hours. I didn't use the wood-burning stove as it was very warm weather but the fact that it's double-sided to the bedroom will be wonderful at chillier times. The bed is the comfiest I've ever slept in & the pillows are amazing (so much so I want to buy the same ones for home!) & the bed linen is of the highest quality. The bathroom is beautiful with a brilliant shower & whirlpool bath not to mention gorgeous Highland Soap Company products. There's even a tv to watch whilst you're in the bath! There's a great selection of books & magazines as well as information on the local area which is beautiful with an abundance of things to do. The immediate surroundings are simply stunning with lots of lovely walks around the loch & views to die for. Sitting on the bench at the front of the cottage overlooking the loch is beautiful & so peaceful. All in all, it's one of those places you never want to leave. Thank you for a wonderful weekend, I would highly recommend anyone looking for a relaxing, luxurious break to come & stay at the cottage, it would be impossible not to love it.