Review 19

Cosaig is a wee gem. Despite being in the village of Glenelg, the cottage is tucked away at the end of a short track and surrounded by trees, which makes it feel like there’s no-one for miles around. The cottage itself has been beautifully restored, is very warm and cosy and has some lovely homely touches. The garden is also much larger than I realised – quite lovely to sit out in in the evening. The kitchen in particular was very well thought through (e.g. properly sharp knives, lasagne dish, peeler and tattie masher – things I often find are forgotten in AirBnBs) and the shop in the village should have everything else you need. Glenelg and the surrounding area is stunning – we’d recommend a trip to the brochs and the waterfall, but to be honest, you could wander anywhere nearby and it would all be beautiful. Follow Chris’ directions to the letter and you shouldn’t have difficulty finding the place. We did attempt to get our (non 4×4) van down the track but wouldn’t recommend this – after a very dry day and then only an hour of light drizzle, we very nearly got stuck in the mud – and there is plenty free parking in the village, so there really was no need. The walk up the track (flanked with raspberries, brambles and hazel trees) is short, but meandering, which only adds to the charm when you pass the neighbours’ market garden and come over the little hill to finally see Cosaig House. Staying in Cosaig felt like a proper little adventure, whilst being cosy, (very) clean and modern enough to feel like a home from home. We’ll be back.

Bethany, UK