Nestled on the edge of the Victorian conservation village of Tomich sits this pretty detached cottage built at the request of Lord Tweedmouth in 1865 to house the infamous illicit whisky distiller John Fraser.
The model Victorian village of Tomich forms a part of the Victorian peer Lord Tweedmouths' Guisachan Estate, the large mansion house, which was his Highland estate home is now in ruins but the cottages in the village and the farm have remained largely unchanged since they were built. Victorian lamp posts line the quiet road through the village. The first golden retriever dog was bred in Tomich by Lord Tweedmouth and Winston Churchill a relative of Tweedmouth is said to have learnt to drive in the village.
Glen Affric is one of the most stunningly beautiful glens in the Highlands of Scotland and offers an ideal central location for touring this scenic and largely unspoilt region of Scotland. The region Is an outstanding area for bird and wildlife watching and as cottage owners we fully encourage our guests to share our enthusiasm in feeding the visiting wildlife and supporting the local environment. The cottage garden attracts an abundance of birds and wildlife with foxes, badgers and the rare pine martens making nightly visits to the garden to be fed, its not unusual for the badgers to look in through the lounge window on their nightly visits.
In the skies over ahead red kites, buzzards and ravens circle, the superb golden eagles of Glen Affric can often be seen circling the garden. In the summer of 2019 our guests were fortunate enough to see a White Tailed Sea Eagle feeding on carrion just a mile from the cottage. Both the cottage and the area offers an abundance for wildlife enthusiasts and keen photographers.
With a multitude offorest tracks, paths and lochs the area offers a wealth of activities for the outdoor enthusiast with idyllic walking for all levels, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking and pony trekking. The spectacular 150 foot high Plodda Falls is situated 3.5 miles away and offers Forestry Commission maintained paths and trails with more extensive trails in nearby Glen Affric.
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