The exterior of Ermine, Scotland
Location Icon Forestmill, Clackmannanshire
From £123 - £312 per night

Ermine

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Sleeps 2
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1 Bedrooms
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1 Bathrooms
Located in an idyllic country estate and surrounded by vast woodland in a very accessible and picturesque part of Scotland. Switch off from the reality of everyday life and reconnect with nature in this spectacular bothy.
Perfect for solo travellers or time away for two, enjoy a unique staycation that offers an intricate balance between modern living and traditional artisanship. Designed locally with a conservation approach and constructed entirely from timber, this cosy home-from-home will leave you feeling rested, relaxed and rejuvenated. Cosy up beside the wood-burning stove, explore the vast country woodland estate and experience a sustainable Scottish holiday like no other.

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Countryside views Countryside views
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
Ground floor shower room Ground floor shower room
Balcony Balcony
Bikes for hire Bikes for hire
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Fire pit Fire pit
Lodge Lodge
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Sustainable Sustainable
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Why we love this

  • An eco-friendly bothy with a cosy wood-burning stove and Wi-Fi
  • Set on a historical estate that can trace its roots back 700 years
  • Centrally located, under an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, one hour from St Andrews

This quaint bothy has been carefully designed with sustainability in mind. It enjoys light and contemporary décor and is inspired by Scottish timber and Scandinavian design throughout.

As you step through the large sliding doors, you will be greeted by the scent of pure wood from the solid timber walls. The open-plan living space comprises a two-seater sofa and a single designer armchair, perfectly positioned to admire panoramic views. After a day of exploring the historical estate, relax and unwind beside the log-burning stove with a warming cup of tea in hand.

Venture over to the kitchenette where you will have access to a hob, a combi steam-convection oven, a fridge, a kettle and a toaster. Start the morning right with a delicious, locally sourced welcome breakfast hamper comprising sourdough, eggs, local jams, honey, butter and milk.

Next door to the kitchen is a modern bathroom, complete with a rainfall showerhead, a WC, underfloor heating and a range of organic toiletries to enjoy.

When the sun starts to set and the sky fills with stars, head up the ladder to the cosy mezzanine and sink into the cosy super-king bed.

Outside, you will have access to a large south-facing balcony. Toast marshmallows on the fire pit and cook delicious, locally sourced delights on the BBQ whilst admiring the exceptional woodland views.

The owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property.

The bothy was crafted using sustainable materials with a focus on being as eco-friendly and energy efficient as possible. It is constructed entirely from timber, and there is more insulation (which is made of woodfibre) than the average UK home. It has large triple glazing, underfloor heating and a Danish Mørso woodburning stove.
If you would like to make your visit more sustainable book onto any of the guided tours on the estate to plant trees or participate in the estate’s 10-year wildlife plan by undertaking a bat or pollinator assessment. The estate is in its fourth year of extensive flora and fauna collection.

If you would like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

2 or 3-course dinners, woodland picnics or afternoon teas are available with 48 hrs pre-order. Private chef specialising in local Scottish produce also available for bespoke lunch/dinner arrangements or simply to fill a fridge or freezer.

A dog kit is provided including a dog bed, locally-made treats, a towel, bowls and compostable waste bags.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you are legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • No smoking/vaping
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • Up to well-behaved 2 dogs are permitted with an additional fee of £10 per dog, per night
  • Note that dogs should be kept on a lead when out walking around the estate due to livestock and wildlife

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The bothy is set on a 1,000-acre estate that includes 400 acres of woodlands. There are lots of woodland trails to help you explore the estate’s history, forestry and wildlife. You can either take a self-guided walk or book the estate’s History & Wildlife guided tour.
There are many nature-focused activities available too including bat walks, pollinator assessment and tree planting.

The estate is also on a traffic-free cycle route suitable for everyone, including kids that have not long learned to cycle and those who have not been on a bike for a while! You can also enjoy woodland routes, while a cycle along small roads to the local farm shop, about 25 minutes away, is highly recommended. All-terrain TREK bicycles are available for hire. The estate has downloadable GPS maps with a variety of cycle routes to tour historic sites, farm shops or woodlands.
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If you have any questions about any of our cottages or if you’d like some help with your booking, you are very welcome to get in touch with us.

We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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0121 517 0350
Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Head Office
Luxury Cottages, C/o WeWork, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AA