based on 29 reviews
Linda & Stewart (Edinburgh)
Thank you!

Thank you for a wonderful stay! You have thought of everything and it is meticulously maintained.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 6/2021

Alison & Finlay (Kilmarnock)
Wonderful Cottage

Thank you Lesley & David for our stay in your wonderful cottage. we've had such a relaxing time and have been so comfortable and felt completely at home. We've loved sitting in the sun on the deck watching the birds and listening to the bees. The feeders' at the front have been a hive of activity and we even saw the occasional red squirrel. We've loved the local walks and cycles and have also been to Braemar (Linn o Dee) and the views up and down Glen Shee on a moody afternoon were fabulous! The Reekie Linn at Glen Isla was more scary but worth the raised stress levels. Thank you for all the goodies you left for us, they were much appreciated. We're sorry to be leaving but look forward to a repeat visit, hopefully, another time in the future.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 6/2021

Patti (Hampshire)
Reality exceeds the photos!

This is a very wonderful and obviously much-loved cottage and one of the few that is even better in the flesh than in the photos. The communications you provide as well as the information was very thorough and helpful. The upstairs sitting area was a surprise and absolute delight with the most stunning view. You have made this into a very special place.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 5/2021

Ross, Rachael, Anne & Emily (oh and Murphy) (Edinburgh)
Return Guests

Another fantastic stay at Bolthole! Lovely seeing the red squirrels and walking amongst the trees. See you next time. Cheers!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 5/2021

Carmen, Mike & Cooper the dog. (Aberdeenshire)

Thank you for another wonderful week at the Bolthole, everything was perfect! Cottage was beautiful and surrounded by stunning scenery. We've enjoyed a week of sunshine, walks and cycling around the area, it is simply stunning. We look forward to returning and thank you for the welcome gift.Thanks again for the perfect stay.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 5/2021

Georgia, Duncan, Zander & Frances (Edinburgh)
Baby's first holiday

As we wrote in August (2020), we think that everything has been said! Thank you Lesley & David for making Bolthole Cottage so homely & welcoming. As expected, everything was perfect, we'd a wonderful week for baby's first holidays, and Grandma's too! With our very best wishes xx.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2021

Stephen (Strathaven, Scotland)
Magical Cottage

This is an absolutely magical cottage. Everything you could need for a relaxing break is here. Beautiful location. Stunning scenery and interesting walks all on your doorstep. The local wildlife is fantastic too with a variety of birds visiting the many bird feeders and a few red squirrels also using the 'facilities' too. The interior is very well thought out and made us feel right at home. You can tell a lot of thought and care has gone into creating this space. The log burner was a real treat. My wife's 50th birthday was a part of the reason we came here and a few lovely touches were added by David & Lesley which were a big surprise when we arrived and hugely appreciated. If you are thinking of booking a wee escape in the country you could not ask for anything better than this. We will definitely be back. Don't hesitate.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2020

Tina & John
Many thanks

Many thanks for a most enjoyable stay at Bolthole Cottage, for your generous hospitality, and for your wild, red squirrel garden! Autumn woodland trails and deer spotted hillwalks leave us with warm memories. Wishing you all the best. PS. We spotted a group of red-legged partridges.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 11/2020

Louise & Andy (London)
6 Stars!

An early frost nestles in the glen whilst the trees blaze with autumnal through the windows to the north……what a wonderful cottage, beautifully thought through inside and set in some of Scotland's best countryside. Out of 5 stars? Six! A wonderful place to spend nearly three weeks. We've had a brilliant stay and loved the beautiful cottage and countryside. We will miss the views, walks and wood-burner. Thanks vey much.

Young couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

Lynn (Yorkshire)
Top Accommodation

You will want for nothing at the Bolt Hole. It’s obviously so well-loved and David and Lesley really care that you enjoy your time there. It’s one of the best equipped and well-designed places we’ve stayed in and the views are wonderful from every window. If you’re active outdoor types there’s everything you need on the doorstep and if you prefer to hunker down, curl up with a book by the log burner or up on the mezzanine, it totally delivers. Comfy beds, a great kitchen, wonderful showers, lots of welcoming treats: a very special place to relax and forget the cares of the world for a bit.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

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