Built in 1874 for the head gardener of Monzie Castle, not only is it located at the end of the castle gardens, it's set in its own beautiful garden. This characterful 2 bedroom cottage in rural Monzie (listed in The Times top 50 cottages) is furnished to a high standard with gorgeous interiors. The landscape and surrounding scenery is breathtaking and being one mile down a private road a real retreat from busy everyday life, with nature and wildlife in abundance.
The cottage includes everything we would enjoy in a holiday cottage from a DVD library, our favourite board games, jigsaws, bathrobes, nice linens and quality towels! The garden is equipped with outside seating, and a BBQ. The sofas are big and comfy with more than enough seating for four and a log fire (with large basket of logs, kindling and firelighters). The kitchen has a range cooker and enough cooking equipment to whip up a five course feast with mini blender, whisk, weighing scales, cake tins, steamer and everything we can think of that is useful!
The cottage is a characterful two bedroom, traditional cottage (built in 1874 for the Castle gardener) in rural Monzie, on the edge of Monzie Castle gardens. It is private, safe and comfortable allowing for you to swItch off and do nothing.
The extensive views surrounding the cottage are of beautiful woodland, fields and hills but we are close by and on hand 24/7, should you require any assistance. For guests staying a week or more we offer a private tour of Monzie Castle and our own 1950's Hydro Electric power station. For guests staying for shorter periods, we will do our best to accommodate a tour, subject to availability (we work full time and have a baby) and appreciate your flexibility and understanding!
There is an oil fired boiler in the cottage which provides central heating and hot water, with an additional electric water heater.
We supply tea and coffee, herbs and spices, salt and pepper, olive oil and a few other emergency supplies. We also supply dishwasher and washing tablets, washing up liquid, hand soap in all bathrooms and White Company toiletries (shampoo, shower gel and body lotion).
There is secure bike storage if you require it, in the shed attached to the cottage.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for us, we will always have the time to chat and give you advice. The landscape around our cottage is breathtaking, so we don't ever want to make you feel hurried.
The cottage accommodates four people with two bedrooms upstairs. The cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or small children. There is a king size bed in the en-suite room and a double bedroom with zip-link beds. Let us know if you would like for them to be together or separate and we will prepare them in whichever way you wish. All bed linen and towels are provided. The spacious sitting room is warm and comfortable with an open fire and a supply of logs. The fully fitted kitchen and dining area is bright and spacious with everything you will need - a range cooker, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer and dishwasher and washing machine. The utility room provides plenty of storage for wellies and hiking boots as well as coats and drawers for hats and gloves. It also houses a washing machine and separate dryer.
Wifi is provided and there is a phone for emergency use, just in case you don't get mobile reception.
We are happy to accept grocery deliveries before you arrive and most supermarkets deliver, including Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tescos.
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We always like to be around when guests arrive to give a tour of the cottage and answer any questions. We like to allow our guests privacy but are available if help is required.
Scotland promotes access for all to the countryside so you are free to walk through the fields (although we ask that you close any gates and be careful of cattle and their calves. Dogs must be kept on their lead). We are always happy to give our recommendations on places to visit and we have a list of local walks you can enjoy.
If Gardener's Cottage is full, why not check out our latest renovation, The East Lodge Gatehouse and stay in your own mini castle!
The cottage has been a big project for us. Monzie Joinery made and refurbished most of the furniture (they take commissions and are located a mile from the cottage), we have made many of the cushions, lampshades and curtains ourselves and have taken great pride in it. We welcome any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve.
Although listed on Airbnb, we are an accredited accommodation provider, which means we are fully insured, our electrics, boilers, private water supply are inspected and tested regularly. Our cottages are fully fitted with the latest smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors. We provide emergency lighting and are on hand to deal with any enquiries 24/7. We are also VAT registered and pay 20% tax on every booking.
Arrival is from 4pm and departure is 11am. It is helpful if you can give us an expected time of arrival, we can be flexible wherever possible. Smoking is not permitted inside and any evidence of smoking outside must be disposed of. We do allow one well-behaved pet on the ground floor of the cottage, but have a strict pet policy which we can send out. We do not charge for pets, but if evidence or damage from a pet is left behind, a pet fee will be deducted from your deposit.
Additional guests/visitors are not allowed unless discussed with the owners in advance. If you are wishing to bring a professional photographer to the cottage or estate, it must be approved by the owners first.