We just spent Christmas at Achneim cottage, and it was really wonderful. We were overwhelmed with excitement when we arrived, not just because it was a perfectly formed cottage, but the estate had been kind enough to put up a tree for us, leave some Christmas goodies, and build a fire ready for us to light as soon as we arrived. As we couldn't get food otherwise, we organised a supermarket delivery that also arrived at the cottage so we were all stocked for the festive season. We saw rainbows every day, took long walks around the estate, warmed ourselves with a dram at the tavern, and made the hours drive to Loch Ness. We also visited Elgin, where the sell lots of reasonable cashmere, and have a very beautiful cathedral. There is a clay range 5 mins walk from the cottage, which we had a go at. Its seriously cheap compared to the rest of the UK, and extremely friendly - definately worth ago, even if you are new. Every moment was excellent. The cottage has everything you could need, and is remote enough to feel like you are completely away from it all, yet only 15 mins drive from the airport. It ticked all our boxes in that it had a view of the Moray Firth, and the highlands, yet we weren't able to see another building from the cottage! We barely saw other people, although there were some celebs staying in the lodge by the river whilst we were there. Walks round there are very beautiful. I think the price is top end, but I can see why, as it really is the perfect little getaway....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 5 cottages to choose from, Achneim Cottage sleeps 2, Lochanshelloch, Ivy, Fishermans and Gardeners all sleep 6. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cawdor Estate Cottages Nairn, Scotland