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Charming Scottish Highland Country Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Experienced short term letting hosts bring you this charming 3 bedroom country cottage set in its own woodland by its own trout river. Enjoy the hospitality of this quiet and ideally placed base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland: visit Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and great golf courses!

Situated on the famous North Coast 500 route, we are ideally placed as a base to explore the Highlands. Just twenty kilometres north of Inverness and the amenities of the city, but the pleasure of the country, with easy access to Loch Ness itself.

We have been hosting in London, Geneva and Paris since 2012 and recently renovated and listed this charming Scottish country cottage that has been in our family for nearly 100 years. Our ideal guests are families of 5, or else small groups of friends travelling together - we will never ask strangers to share the space.

You will see photos of the exterior and interior on the site.

The cottage has three bedrooms:

The Botanic room with a queen size bed and toilet en-suite;

The Birds room with two single beds and a shower-room en-suite;

The Traveller room with a single bed situated next to the shared bathroom.

The living room has a working fireplace and a library of local guidebooks as well as a broad range of literature. A separate dining room leads into the fully-equipped kitchen.

The cottage is accessed through a sun porch that is great for afternoon tea. There is a lawn garden to the front with views over the Cromartie Firth, and a slope down to the trout river. Tall trees protect the house to the North.

The cottage is set back from the road behind a wall and hedge giving great private space in the garden.

Guests have full access to the house and grounds, including the trout river at the bottom of the garden.

It is important to note that this is a relatively shallow but fast-flowing river so guests are asked to take real care with young children as it is not safe to try and wade across the river in the water.

Note that the cottage itself is a 15 minute walk from shops in the centre of Evanton village - it is not really practical to stay here without your own vehicle

A beautiful road leads off to the West Coast and the Isle of Skye. Or head up the East Coast right to the tip of Great Britain.

Evanton also has some of its own features:

•Fyrish Monument. This is the stone ruin you can see on top of the nearest hill. It represents the gates of Negapatam in India and was built in 1782 by General Sir Hector Munro, a local landowner, in order to provide employment for local people. There is a path up to the monument on the other side of the hill.

•The Black Rock Gorge, just a mile further up the Glenglass Road, is a very deep and narrow natural river gorge. It is a rather spooky place and was used for filming one of the scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

•Ben Wyvis is a small mountain (big for Scotland) between Evanton and Dingwall to the north. It is a Nature Reserve and can be walked. Despite only being 1000 metres high, some parts of the mountain have snow all year round.

There are also many great places to walk just in the nearby countryside and guests will find links to trails we and others have loaded onto Wikiloc in the house manual.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Evanton in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Botanists - 1 Large Double Bed
    Birds - 2 Single Bed
    Traveller - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing


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Charming Scottish Highland Country Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Cozy Scottish retreat

  • 5 of 5

Traum is a perfect slice of Scotland, a cozy cottage near a rushing stream, with a lush (Barefoot is best!) lawn. Situated in a great location for exploring the Highlands, but quiet and relaxing. The house is lived in, and full of comfy furniture, books and a new kitchen for cooking. With a fire crackling and a dram of scotch you're enjoying the perfect Scottish evening. We didn't travel with children, but this would be a great place for a family, several bedrooms and a big yard to play in.

Piers is a perfect host. His extensive cottage manual covered everything, and he responds quickly to email. MAke Traum your home in the Highlands and you'll not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, thanks so much for the kind review. We very much appreciated your visit to Traum!
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Beautiful, scenic, serene, quiet & altogether wonderful. A great retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The only problem we had was deciding weather to spend our time inside or outside. This place is more beautiful than the pictures show. So many places to run and hike! The house is filled with all the things we love; books, art, and many elements of the owners travels. The town has everything one needs and many places in the Forrest to explore. The nearby gorge is amazing! We are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, thanks for being great guests and your very kind review. Look forward to hosting you again one day!
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A cosy Highland haven that feels like a home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed just before the Beast from the East storm reached the UK; the Highlands looked breathtakingly beautiful with snow covered hills and clear blue skies, but it was extremely cold. Thank goodness Traum is a warm and cosy place to stay in every sense. It's obviously a cherished and lived in home because it's full of books, pictures and personal touches which makes you feel you're living in a home and not just staying in rented accommodation. Everything you need is there in the way of basics and we just replaced what we used up. When we arrived there was a basket full of firewood, kindling and firelighters so we immediately lit a fire and began browsing the bookshelves of which there are many! The garden is enormous and leads down to a fast flowing river; from the edge of the drop the sound of rushing water below was magical; we fully intend to return in the Summer because it must be even more stunning. The guests' guidebook is full of useful information on local walks and we followed a lot of the tips. Evanton is a great base to explore the Black Isle, Cromarty, Tain and Dornoch. It's now my favourite part of Scotland but please don't tell anyone else...

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very clean and had a very well stocked kitchen! The log fire was a joy in the cold month of January, although the central heating works incredibly well at heating up the cottage.

The cottage itself is set in lovely surroundings and in a superb location, close enough to Inverness for trips out but far enough away to enjoy the quietness.

We had a great time, despite the snow on the last day! Piers and Alienor were great at responding to emails swiftly and we really appreciated the early check in and late check out as we were travelling on the sleeper train.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely cosy!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 5 days in Traum, whilst visiting family. Extremely quiet yet convinient located and has everything you need in the house to have a comfortable stay in Evanton. Had a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay in a wonderfull scenic country

  • 4 of 5

We like to travel around with our 3 boys and Evanton is a good place to make roundtrips. Our home 'Traum' for 4 days was the perfect place to 'come home' everytime. Traum is a very charming house. Our boys liked playing in the garden en ran many times downstairs to the river. We enjoyed the cosy fireplace in the evenings. Thanks a lot Piers and Alienor.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Evanton, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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