We just returned from a fantastic week's stay in Grant Cottage. This was the best self catering cottage I have ever stayed in (I'm very picky and it took me ages to choose this one!). The facilities were simply superb. Dish washer, latest TV (freeview), Ipod station, good quality crockery and bedding, spa bath... deserves the 5* star grading!
The property was also very safe for our two toddlers (15 months and 3 years), and the owners provided everything you need to save you having to carry the whole household with you - a common problem when travelling with kids! - including high chair, cot, changing mat but also indoor and outdoor toys, safety plugs for the sockets, fireguard for the woodburner (we just loved the woodburner). I believe this is all stowed away for visitors without kids.
We ordered a Tesco delivery which the owners Andrew and Catherine put away before we even arrived! This was so handy.
There's lots to do in the area (we have travelled a lot across different parts of Scotland, and this area is one of our favourites) - very close to Glen Affric with the most stunning scenery and waterfalls, the beach at Nairn and of course, Loch Ness. The cottage is about 5 minutes from Cannich where there is a Spar supermarket which was handy for topping up milk and bread.
The cottage comes with a decking and a garden which slopes towards a river/burn. The kids loved running about on the decking and enjoyed playing with the surrounding stones! There was also a bird house which could be seen from the kitchen window and provided lots of entertainment during our lunchtimes. We tried to lure the elusive Pine Marten with jam sandwiches (this seemingly their food of preference) but although the sandwiches were gone, we sadly missed them all the time! Maybe next time!
Cannot recommend this cottage enough. Very impressed.
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