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Equipment in Bridge Cottage
No TV reception but there is a TV for using with the DVD player and a CD player with docking station.
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, cutlery, glass, china, utensils, pots and pans, serving dishing, tea towels.
Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board, drying rack, clothes pegs.
Duvets, pillows, extra blankets, bed linen, towels, tea towels, bath mats, hairdryers.
Vacuum cleaner, basic cleaning supplies including washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, all purpose cleaner etc. Woodburning stove and storage heaters.
No Wifi but the cafe in the village, Riverbank Cafe, has wifi.
Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1
A unique hideaway where the loch meets the River Tummel - This immensely popular holiday home, full of character, is situated in a very peaceful, secluded position. There are superb views west up Dunalastair Loch to the Glencoe hills and Bridge Cottage lies ¼ mile down a private road. It is closed Jan and Feb because of access difficulty in snow.
The area around this holiday cottage is a natural setting and is not enclosed. It consists of some mown grass and mature trees leading into woodland and there are sometimes sheep on the grass.
- On the Ground Floor of Bridge Cottage, there is a large sitting room with woodburning stove and a dining table in the bay window where you can have your meals overlooking the river. It is furnished with a large leather sofa and easy chairs, sideboard, lamps, together with a library of books and puzzles.
- Please note there is no TV reception or wifi in Bridge Cottage but there is a large TV with DVD player.
- The fully-equipped galley-style kitchen leads to the back door
- The twin room with big bay window looks out to the river.
- Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with kingsize bed and pine wardrobe and dressing table and a lovely view up the loch from the window.
- The ceilings upstairs are coombed (sloping).
- The bathroom on the upper floor has bath with handshower.
- Heating is by storage heaters and woodburning stove. Cooking is by electricity which is included in the rent.
- The garden is unenclosed but has a area of mown grass at the front. Otherwise it is natural with grass and trees.
- There is a picnic table in the garden overlooking the loch and there is a lockable shed attached to the house where oars, life jackets and logs are kept and bikes could be safely stored there.
Please note: Because the cottage is so close to the river and there is no fence it is not at all suitable for small children.
Boat on the Loch
A boat for your use is moored near the cottage for fishing or just exploring Dunalastair Loch and the river. The loch is trout fishing only and only by boat but you can fish for pike downstream of the fallen bridge either by boat or from the bank.
A free fishing permit is included. The loch is trout fishing only and only by boat but you can fish for pike downstream of the fallen bridge either by boat or from the bank. See Fishing for details but Bridge Cottage does not have to reserve its boat.
Wildlife & Walks
The remoteness means that you can frequently see wildlife in the vicinity, including red squirrels, deer, eagles, ospreys, whooper swans and geese (in winter), lots of duck and many others.
There are lovely walks directly from this special holiday home, including to Macgregor's Cave, a viewpoint which looks towards the distant hills of Glen Coe and Etive, and where legend has it that Rob Roy Macgregor hid from the redcoats.
Welly boots are necessary for this walk. You can walk up Schiehallion directly from the cottage or drive a couple of miles to the main car park and walk from there to the summit.