Loch an Eilein Cottage – Romantic Luxury Retreat
An exquisitely restored 19th century stone cottage waits for you in a truly spectacular location. Right on the shore of picturesque Loch an Eilein, this former folly is now a dreamily romantic Highland retreat.
You’ll be looking out onto one of the most beautiful views in all the Highlands. Step inside, and you’ll enjoy tranquil interiors; the cool natural palette mirrors the waters of the loch, its reflections of the Highland skies and heathery mountains. Whether you’re on honeymoon, escaping together without children for the first time, or taking a well-deserved break together just because…Loch an Eilein Cottage brings out the romantic in everyone who stays here.
Your luxury accommodation
The cottage was interior designed by leading London-based stylist and interior designer Fanny Ward, who designed it as a cocoon of warmth and comfort from the changeable Highland weather. A double-sided wood burning stove fills both the living room and bedroom with its welcome warm glow after a walk around the loch. The open-plan living room and kitchen are a relaxing space whether enjoying dinner or breakfast together – or simply sitting and looking out to the loch and its wildlife from a window seat.
The sumptuous double bedroom with kingsize bed has a large, underfloor-heated ensuite bathroom, with a bath and shower. The bedroom also leads to a sit-out-erie where you can unwind before dinner with a drink and a book. Or you may prefer to sink into a bubbly bath and enjoy a classic movie from the comfort of your tub whilst dinner cooks – after all, what contemporary retreat is truly complete without such modern luxuries?
An extraordinary Highland setting
You’ll feel happily secluded without being completely isolated – the walking path around the loch is nearby. You will be regularly visited by the local wildlife – deer, red squirrels, badgers and Highland birds. Rothiemurchus is a privately owned Highland Estate within Strathspey, north-east of the River Spey and a special area for conservation – “One of the glories of wild Scotland”, in the words of Sir David Attenborough. In staying at any of the Hidden Highland Retreats you are enjoying very exclusive access to this extraordinary landscape and place.
Rothiemurchus offers a wide range of outdoor activities right on your doorstep. These include: 4 x 4 driving, pony trekking, tennis, clay shooting, mountain biking, archery, fishing and quad bike trekking. The Rothiemurchus Centre is a 5-minute drive from all the properties; they will be able to give you detailed information and make all the bookings that you need. You can book activities in advance using their online booking system. We also offer a luxury “Extras” menu with some very special exclusive experiences that can be arranged for you during your stay, including a private chef, oven-ready prepared meals, painting and photography tuition, foraging and woodcraft, cookery workshops, champagne picnics and more.
What our guests say:
“Balm for the soul”
“Heaven on earth!”
“What a heavenly place to spend a week. The lochside location is breathtakingly beautiful. The sense of tranquility is second to none…this cottage is paradise!”
“The location is idyllic…We would recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to experience tranquillity, wildlife and stunning views on your doorstep. The only negative is having to leave.”
Your property includes:
- Wood burning stove – double sided to living room and bedroom
- Barbecue (charcoal)
- Off road parking
- Storage for sports equipment
- Drying cupboard
- Welcome hamper stocked with food and drink from the Rothiemurchus Farm Shop
- Flat screen televisions in sitting room and bathroom
- Range cooker
- Fridge and full size freezer
- Wine cooler
- Iron and ironing board
- Coffee making machine
- Lavazza milk warmer/frother
- Hair dryer
- Linen, towels and flannels
- Luxury soap, hand cream, shampoo, conditioner and body wash products by The Highland Soap Company
- Hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets available on request
- Wi-Fi Internet access
- Dog Friendly