Besides the breath taking location, the quaintness and heritage of the cottage and its setting in the post card type of surroundings, it became evident straight away that this was not just another rental property but someone's real home. The cottage was equipped with so many of those family extras that we simply had a truly unforgettable time. Whether it was the surprise of finding a well tuned piano ( my daughter plays the piano) or a properly stocked wood and/or coal fireplace, the huge fridge or the generous accessories, there simply wasn't anything amiss. Helpful, discreet notes explaining how to work the satellite TV or central heating system and other appliances worked wonders and saved us lots of time. Being a seasoned traveler with 30 years experience and with 54 countries visited to date, I can state hand on heart that my kids and I agreed that our stay at Lower Balmore Cottage was truly our best holiday stay to date. The Owner was ever so helpful at all times and asked for suggestions of how he could make the stay of those who would follow us, even better. Though we never met, I take the opportunity to thank him (once again) in here. I truly hope we will be back one day.