The living room at Foresters Cottage, Scotland
Location Icon Forestmill, Clackmannanshire
From £160 - £462 per night

Foresters Cottage

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Sleeps 5
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2 Bedrooms
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2 Bathrooms
A chic, contemporary cottage, renovated using a conservation approach, in the heart of a beautiful and largely untouched country estate in Scotland with a unique ancestry and plenty of wildlife.
Foresters Cottage is a 5-star accredited property with VisitScotland and was originally a forester’s cottage and the gatehouse to the estate. Dating back to the 18th-century, it has been renovated using a conservation approach with sustainable materials to achieve an energy efficient home. The outside of the cottage looks like a traditional cottage, but inside the vaulted ceilings transform it into a remarkable Scandi-inspired contemporary living space. It’s ideal for friends or family who want to enjoy relaxing in a fantastic, tranquil location that is bound to make you want to return time and time again.

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Countryside views Countryside views
Garden Garden
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
Bikes for hire Bikes for hire
Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Fire pit Fire pit
Historical building Historical building
Library Library
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Period features Period features
Sustainable Sustainable
Underfloor heating Underfloor heating
Family friendly Family friendly
Sustainable cottages Sustainable cottages
Wheelchair accessible cottages Wheelchair accessible cottages
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Why we love this

  • 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
  • Private garden, where you can pick fresh herbs to enhance your dinner menu

This detached, single-storey cottage doesn’t have any steps, features underfloor heating and benefits from natural light streaming in from sunrise to sunset.

Environmentally designed, there are triple-glazed sky lights and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the light and outside in. The style incorporates clean lines, with that Scandi-Scot look provided by beautiful touches including contemporary tweeds designed by Amy Britton. A wide-open space and sheepskin throws give a sense of the arts and crafts to the décor too. Plus, handcrafted joinery using a local sawmill features throughout.

The main living area has a sofa and armchairs to cosy up on in front of the roaring modernist fire, an ideal space for social gatherings.

Meanwhile, the kitchen area is equipped with everything you could need for a carefree stay including an espresso machine, electric oven, induction hob, warming drawer, a microwave/second oven, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Plus, there’s the convenience of a washing machine and tumble dryer.

You’ll wake up to a carefully sourced breakfast hamper including sourdough, eggs, local jams and honey.

The dining area is a stunning space with floor-to-ceiling doors that open onto the patio and exquisite far reaching countryside views.

There are two bedrooms, a master bedroom with a super-king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and dressing room, while the second bedroom is a twin room (which can be made up as a super-king-size double bed if required).

There is also a contemporary wet room with an accessible shower.

Outside, there’s a garden designed by Tracy Rich with herbs for the kitchen, flowers and berries all year round – you’re welcome to pick herbs to enhance your cooking. Meanwhile, there’s a stone flagged patio with a BBQ firepit where you can enjoy everything from morning coffee to family meals.

There’s also private parking, sheltered bike storage and a log and kindling store.

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

The cottage was renovated using sustainable materials with a focus on being as eco-friendly and energy efficient as possible. It has breathable wood fibre insulation, energy efficient underfloor heating and MVHR system, plus triple-glazing and a masonry wood-burning stove which retains and emits heat for up to 18 hours after the logs burn down.

If you'd 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 to 17:30 (or later by prior arrangement only)
Check-out: by 10:00

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're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted at an additional fee of £10 per dog per night

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

The cottage 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, building a solitary bee box and tree planting.
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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
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