Tucked away within our own 50 acres teaming with wildlife, this warm comfortable cottage with underfloor heating nestle amongst the towering Glencoe Mountains with magnificent uninterrupted views all round.
The whitewashed slate roofed cottage was built by the present owners to high standards resulting in
being awarded one of the first of Gold Awards for Environmental Management.
Fishing is free to our guests in our own trout loch or in the river.
Walk through our woods to the local pub, which serves good food and Real Ale.
Wander up to the iconic “Signal Rock” within our grounds.
See the hillside where they shot the “Harry Potter” film scenes with Hagrids Hut within sight of the Glencoe West Cottage.
Go 'Munroe bagging'! Munroes are all mountains over 3,000ft. There are 5 in Glencoe alone. 7 more in the nearby area.
This place has been in the Sutherland family for 75 years. Our sensitive management has resulted in the flourishing of an unrivalled range of flora and fauna.
The Glencoe Cottages are situated within the small estate of “Torren” which lies in the heart of this most famous of Scottish Glens.
Each cottage overlooks the river and has 3 bedrooms. 2 twin bedded rooms and 1 with 4 bunkbeds. One bathroom has a bath as well as a shower. toilet and basin. The second shower-room has a wetroom shower, toilet and washhandbasin. There is a dishwasher. The underfloor heating as well as domestic hotwater comes from a central woodchip fuelled boiler situated in the service building which also houses a shared drying room and washingmachine.
There is free Wi-Fi available
The water comes from our own spring, is filtered and ultraviolet light treated. Electricity & water is included in the rental price. We make a charge for heat and hot water which is metered. The cottages are managed in an environmentally friendly manner and have won several awards for this.
In our woods you will find 100 year old species conifers brought over from Canada by Lord Strathcona (born John Smith from Elgin) of the Canadian Pacific Railway fame who owned the Glencoe Estate in the early 1900. Lord Strathcona also created the 2 lochans at Torren
He had married a Red Indian Squaw and tried to recreate the environment from where she came so she would feel at home in Glencoe! The whole 100 acres which made up Torren was fenced off by a galvanised steel deer fence.
By the side of the Torren Lochan you will see the remains of 2 small “black houses”. These houses would most probably have been in use at the time of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Apart from some old ruins up Glen Leach na Muidh these are as far as we know the only remains of houses from that date in Glencoe.
Though the part of Torren called An Torr was sold to the Forestry Commission in 1958 the remaining 50 acres have been left for the most part undisturbed for the 75 years that Torren has been in the ownership of the Sutherland family. This has resulted in the rich mixture of flora and fauna which lives and flourishes at Torren.
I hope you find this short history of our lovely corner of Scotland interesting and that you will come enjoy this unique place.
Torren Estate has been in the Sutherland family since it was bought by my father-in-law Dr Alister Sutherland ( his mother was a Macdonald) in 1934.
5 generations of the family have enjoyed this wonderful corner of Scotland from Dr Sutherland's mother to the present owner Lawyer Alister Sutherland, his wife Victoria who is Danish and their children and Grandchildren.
Mrs Victoria Sutherland purchased this cottage in 1934
Glencoe is without doubt Scotlands most famous Glen. The Glencoe Cottages are unique in that they are situated in the heart of the Glen right underneath the famous mountains and on the banks of the River Coe.
Walk up the site of Harry Potters Hagrids Hut. Visit the scene from James Bonds Skyfall.
Fish for wild trout in the beautiful Torren Lochan 2 mins walk from your cottage. Light a bonfire and cook your catch. In the summer walk up the river bank and find the waterfall and the big pool ideal for diving into from the rocks. Experience wild Scotland on your doorstep.
Glencoe is one of the most famous and iconic glens in Scotland with its history of the gruesome massacre in 1692 of the Macdonald Clan.
Today, Glencoe is one of Scotland’s most popular Tourist destinations combining magestic mountain scenery with history and romance. The National Trust for Scotland is the owner of 14,000 acres of this spectacular Glen, insuring that it is preserved in its natural state for posterity.
From the Glencoe West Cottage you can wander up to the iconic “Signal Rock” which legend has it was used by the Ancient Druids for worship and later by the Macdonalds of Glencoe.
You can also walk to where they shoot the “Harry Potter” film scenes with Hagrids Hut.
No trip to Scotland is complete without visiting Glencoe.
Other Activities: Hill walking and Rock Climbing, Geology, Genology
Golf: The local Dragons Tooth golf course is a 9 hole course. Pay as you play tickets are available. There is a good cafe in the Club house which is available for guests.
Ski: There are 2 ski centres near Glencoe.
The Glencoe Mountain Centre is 15 mins by car. and provides excellent medium to difficult skiing. This centre is particularly popular with Snowboarders who enjoy the natural half-pipes and steep runs. The uplift from the carpark is by chairlift
Nevis Range Ski Centre is 40 mins by car and has a dry ski slope as well as a World class down hill mountain bike track and a high wire rope walk. This centre is served by a gondala from the carpark and is open both summer and winter.
Both are worth a visit in summer as the possibility of getting to the top of the mountains and seeing the wonderful views is well worth the trip..