Thursday, 21 February 2013

Arivonie - Lochside Cottage

Arivonie - Lochside Cottage has always been one of the more popular properties in the portfolio of chalets, lodges and cottages offered by Clachaig Holidays.

Keen fans have been slightly disappointed recently to find that the property has been unavailable through these winter weeks. However, the extensive refurbishment is now nearing completion, and the cottage will be available for booking again from mid March.

New colours for the dining area.

The entire house, garage and gardens have been subjected to some degree of refurbishment. The lounge has a new, more contemporary colour scheme.

A familiar view but something's different?
 The main difference here however, is the old croft stone wall has been exposed completely and a new solid fuel stove has been added. It generates a lovely amount of heat and along with the stone and beams makes for a fantastic cosy atmosphere on cold winter nights.

The TV has also been replaced, with a new 32" flat screen. Freeview comes as standard, but we can't provide FreeSat or Sky until some moves either a mountain or a satellite!

Lounge / dining room.
 Broadband wi-fi is available throughout the cottage. 

The new solid fuel stove. Cosy!
There's a completely new bathroom suite in the main bathroom, along with new shower and floor coverings and a colour scheme.

New bathroom suite, new colours.
The old garage was finally condemned and is now replaced by a lovely shiny new one. At the front end there's secure storage for such as bikes and other larger bits of equipment.

New garage with bike store and laundry.

 A door to the side provides access to the rear of the garage where we've created a large laundry space.  The washing machine has been relocated, and additional storage space provided. A great place for drying off kit - on the off chance that it rains and you get a little damp during your time in the glen!

The laundry - nearing completion.

The garden has had the most extensive works, with new terraces built. There's still a little bit of final finishing to do up here but with a small lawned area and good hard standing we expect that it will be a great place to relax and take in the view across Loch Leven to the Callart Hills when the summer sun returns.

The garden has had a makeover too. New terraces.

 Bookings are now being taken for the remainder of 2013. With the new look and some excellent facilities we expect that Arivonie Lochside Cottage will be more popular than ever. Don't delay with your booking if you're thinking of heading to Glencoe this year.

For more information about the cottage see the Clachaig Holidays web site. Or for booking enquiries send us an email.