Rowan Cottage is named after the very Scottish Rowan, red berried trees growing all over Mountgerald. These trees were considered good luck by the superstitious Highlanders in days gone by and were planted beside almost every cottage in the Highlands to ward off evil spirits.
The walls in this cottage are two feet thick and have been keeping the Scottish weather at bay for around 200 years. The Steading (Scottish word for barn) was built by Major Colin Mackenzie and was converted by the current owners Kenneth and Lesley MacKenzie in 2009/10.
Originally used as a grain and wool store the accommodation available upstairs now includes one double master bedroom, one generous single bedroom and a "snug" or study. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and there is a further family shower room upstairs. Rowan Cottage sits between Walnut Cottage and Chestnut Cottage as part of the old Steading.
Downstairs offers heated floors throughout, another family shower room with W.C, a well equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a spacious lounge with 42" plasma television, blu-ray DVD player, ipod dock, free wifi, solid rowan flooring and luxurious leather sofas.
Outside Rowan Cottage is the original courtyard with parking available to the main door. There is a patio which is accessed through patio doors from the lounge and is the perfect place to relax and take in a beautiful highland sunset. From April until October in the field immediately adjacent three Highland cattle known as “The Mountgerald Highlanders” roam freely and are very fond of having their photographs taken.
We have tried to make Rowan Cottage child friendly, providing a travel cot, stair gate, and high chair. There is a children's play park available on the flat grass area just down hill from Rowan Cottage which includes swings, slide, picnic table, monkey bars and a tower.
Floor Plans (not to scale)
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