Are you looking for a holiday getaway that is private yet accessible? Discreet but not remote? Would you like to enjoy modern comfort and yet retain some historic charm? If so, welcome to Secret Bothy, a contemporary cottage for classic self-catering stays.
Set in the beautiful rural environment of Killiecrankie within the Cairngorms National Park, Secret Bothy is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Scenic walks, hikes and cycle rides start right at the door. A full range of sporting and mountain adventures is available locally. Yet this stylish hideaway is easy to reach by car and just 10 minutes from a mainline railway station that provides speedy links north and south.
The cottage comprises a compact space of 750 square feet (70m²) and packs quite a punch. Not only does it have two double bedrooms, both with en suite facilities but it boasts a spacious, open plan living area with vaulted roof, wood-burning stove and fully equipped, modern kitchen. Plus there is underfloor heating throughout the property, Sky TV, WiFi internet and a utility room with all the essential kit.
The listed building dates from 1862. It was completely rejuvenated in 2013, leaving the original external shell at the front while the back was entirely re-built. The historic façade is deceptively simple as it reveals nothing of the chic interior. Now a stylish bolthole, the property provides a comfortable and sophisticated holiday home for up to 4 guests.
Adjoining a large, Victorian country house, Secret Bothy is tucked away in a productive walled garden. French doors overlook a cultivated tapestry of seasonal produce, framed by espaliered fruit trees.
There is little to disturb the peace but we are lucky to have the award-winning Killiecrankie Hotel within strolling distance . Our guests can enjoy a drink at the cosy bar, a meal in the conservatory or fine dining in the restaurant.
Secret Bothy is perfect for relaxing in comfort or as a base to pursue more high octane activities in the area. Whatever the reason for the visit, this superior retreat provides all the essentials plus lavish extras for a perfect stay at any time of year. Self-catering has never been this indulgent.
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