We were absolutely delighted at the location of this property as we were surrounded by peace, tranquility and an abundance wildlife. A nature lovers dream! The cottage was well equipped but sadly not the cleanest. The bedding provided (which we had to pay extra for) was stale smelling, the pillows and duvets were badly stained and the sheets were bobbly. I don't know how old these items were but they were desperately in need of replacement. It was asked that the property 'be left as we'd like to find it' but on arrival the shower rims behind the shower doors had not had a good clean in months, the stairs were dusty as was the tv stand, the carpets were old and stained, cobwebs were everywhere and the windows were filthy. If we were to leave the property as we'd like to find it, we'd have had to spend a full day cleaning. We had to pay extra for electricity and had to call the meter reading in at the end of our stay which felt wrong as the cottage was hardly cheap to rent.
If you are looking for a beautiful location whilst staying in a quaint cottage far away from a busy life then there is no doubt that this place wins hands down. Its beautiful. However, if you like fresh, clean smelling bedding then i advise that you take your own. If the cleanliness and decent beds and bedding were sorted this place would get a 5☆ from me as this cottage could be amazing.
Lochead Cottage is a wonderful and cosy place to be. It was our fifth stay at Ellary and it is always worth to go there all the way from Germany! :-)
Large enclosed garden which was excellent for dogs. The country estate has walking paths that you can walk for miles if you want to. We saw deer, seals and a sea otter. You can actually walk all day and not bump into anyone if you want to. The cottage was well equipped and cosy, would definitely return.
We visited the cottage as a party of six. The cottage is situated on a beautiful estate and this provides a wonderful quiet setting with freedom to walk,cycle, fish and kayak we felt very lucky to be there. Unfortunately the cottage itself was disappointing, the house keeping was of a very low standard. The cottage was dirty throughout it felt as if it had not been checked at all between lets.
We spent a wonderful few days in Loch head cottage in early July. The location is so atmospheric, and the cottage was wonderful with stunning views over the burn and estuary. There is even fishing for seatrout, though I only got a wee one. We had deer wandering past the cottage, and eagles staring down at us on our evening walks. In short we loved our stay and hope to return.