This stylish forester's cottage on a historic estate with stunning views and beautiful gardens is officially 5-star accredited with VisitScotland.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
Slackbrae is owned and managed by the Brucefield Estate.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Dawid Nowak.
Situated on the historic Brucefield Estate, with a heritage going back more than 700 years, this elegant former forester's cottage is stylish and sleek, with wonderful views over the woods and fields. You'll be wowed by this lovely property from the moment you set eyes on the yellow and duck egg blue exterior and the wooden planters brimming with herbs and flowers.
The inside is just as stunning as the outside. Light pours in through the many skylights and windows, illuminating the lovely open space and offering far-reaching views from almost every room. A large sofa sits opposite the ceramic wood burner and is the perfect spot to snuggle with a glass of whisky and watch the fire burn. Armchairs and sofas are covered with cosy sheepskins and woollen tartan blankets, and underfloor heating keeps the cottage warm and toasty whatever the weather.
The kitchen is modern with smart white units and all the high-spec conveniences cooks could possibly need. And the spectacular views from the elongated window make even washing-up a treat - you may spot a glimpse of a red squirrel. There's a stylish wooden dining table with green velvet chairs and peaceful garden views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Beyond, on the private patio sits a wooden outdoor dining table, the perfect spot for a sunny lunch or dinner on a warm summer evening.
There are two lovely bedrooms to choose from, dressed with crisp linens and offering more spectacular views. The master bedroom is king size and comes with its own en suite bathroom and dressing room. The second bedroom can be configured as a king or a twin room. The Estate can also provide extra beds and cots for any extra children and infants staying. There is a family bathroom with a walk in shower, fully accessible with hand rails, pull down seat and grab rails.
The cottage is surrounded by spectacular grounds with three beautiful gardens and woods beyond. You are truly immersed in nature at Brucefield and there is an abundance of wildlife. So, pull on the walking boots or pump up the bike tyres, and hit one of the many trails which wind around the estate and look out for red squirrels, pine martens, badges, bats and many varieties of bird. Foodies will love to stop for coffee and cake at the cafe and stock up on supplies at the nearby Saline Shaw Farm Shop.
Different packages apply during bank holidays as well as the festive season in December and New Year.
Your rate includes a locally-sourced hamper of delicacies including granola, jams, speciality sourdough bread, honey, and eggs, sausages, butter and yoghurt depending on your dietary requirements. And of course coffee pods and speciality tea. You'll also find Scottish organic shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and lotion. For the wood burning stove, we provide hardwood logs from our own Estate. For evening walks, wellie boots and a lantern are also provided.
From Previous Guests
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A lovely weekend in very high quality accommodation. Very handy for travel to key attractions in the central belt of Scotland-Stirling, Edinburgh, Culross and the Japanese garden near Dollar. Lovely natural estate with wildlife and some amazing Scots Pines. Right next to the cycle path to Dunfermline. Well worth a visit!!
Stayed September 2022
Beautiful cottage , fabulous renovation, everything high quality, great communication they couldn’t have helped more, we would highly recommend
Stayed July 2022
This cottage absolutely wowed myself and my husband. It was immaculate when we arrived and we were warmly greeted by Dawid who was extremely helpful. Lovely nice touches like bread, jam, milk etc were fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and there's a cycle path minutes from the cottage which is a fantastic walk and very safe. I really couldn't fault this cottage at all and if you're looking for peace, tranquility and a restful break, you won't find better than Slackbrae. We'd have no hesitation in going back and intend to later this year. A wonderful place to stay.
Stayed April 2022
Slackbrae really is as good as it looks! If not better. The Brucefield estate team have done a fantastic job of renovating this old cottage and creating a warm and luxurious experience with such attention to detail. Dawid brilliantly makes sure you have what you need to make your stay enjoyable and Graham’s history and wildlife walking tour of the estate is thoroughly interesting and highly recommended. The Scandinavian influenced interior with its clean and airy space brought a sense of great calm matched by the quiet location. Edinburgh and the Trossachs are an hour away and the Ochil Hills are worth a visit too. We really didn’t want to leave and very much look forward to coming back.
Stayed December 2021
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