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Slackbrae

Forestmill, Clackmannanshire

Stylish forester's cottage on a historic estate with stunning views and beautiful gardens.

  • 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
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£1245-1495 per week

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

Slackbrae is owned and managed by the Brucefield Estate.

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The highlights
  • Beautifully renovated forester's cottage with stylish interiors and peaceful views of the country estate.
  • The perfect place to unplug and unwind.
  • A rural location, yet only an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • The property is family friendly and an extra bed and cot can be provided for children.
  • Fully accessible with no steps inside and a wet room with walk-in shower and grab rails.

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You should know
  • Dogs are very welcome at the cottage but there is £40 extra charge. Please keep canine friends on a lead around the Estate due to livestock.
  • Private parking is provided.

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The detail

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.

Features
Essential
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Deluxe
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
  • Underfloor Heating
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Tumble dryer
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
Tech
  • Netflix
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Television
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
Outside
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Cleaning service
Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Pub/Bar
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wellbeing
  • Historical sites
  • Wildlife
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
£1245-1495 per week
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Slackbrae is owned and managed by the Brucefield Estate.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Dawid Nowak.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Low season - £1,245 per week (from 4 January till 24 March 2022; 29 October till 21 Dec 2022). Short breaks available for 3 days at £690.

Peak season - £1,395 per week (from 26 March till 28 October 2022). Short breaks available for 3 days at £780.

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 woodburning stove, we provide hardwood logs from our own Estate. For evening walks, wellie boots and a lantern are also provided.

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Coolstays User

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

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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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