Chestnut Cottage is named after the Horse Chestnut trees growing on Mountgerald. The fruits of these trees are famous all over the UK as “conkers' and have been a playground favourite for generations.
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 oen double and one single bedroom and a family shower room. The master bedroom in this property is seven metres long and gives a very spacious feel. Chestnut Cottage is positioned between Rowan Cottage and Oak Cottage.
Downstairs offers heated floors throughout, another family shower room with W.C, a large and well equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a total of three arched windows, a spacious lounge with 42" plasma television, blu-ray DVD player, ipod dock, free wifi, solid oak flooring and luxurious leather sofas.
Outside Chestnut 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 Chestnut 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 Chestnut Cottage which includes swings, slide, picnic table, monkey bars and a tower.
Floor Plans (not to scale)
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