The Mill of Tilquhillie
offers characterful two bedroom holiday accommodation for up to four
is on two floors. The main door opens on to a landing with stairs
leading up to the open plan kitchen and the main bedroom.
The kitchen is a lovely
galleried room overlooking the main living area. It is very well
appointed and includes a microwave cooker, a dishwasher and a table and
seating for four.
The stairs leading down from the
door take you into the main living area. This is a very light and
spacious room containing ample comfortable seating, WiFi facility, TV/DVD with Freeview
Digital Channels, a selection of DVDs and a CD player. There is also a
large wood burning stove which, when lit in the Winter, gives the cottage
a lovely cosy atmosphere.
off the living area is a newly refurbished shower-room containing a
modern electric shower, hand basin, WC, and a heated
towel rail. There is also a large cupboard
which houses the washing machine.
There are electric storage
heaters throughout the ground floor of the property, and electric panel
heaters upstairs. Due to the thickness of the granite walls the cottage
stays very warm especially if the wood burning stove is lit.
The main bedroom
arrangements may be adapted to suit; either a twin bedded layout or
joined together to provide a king size double. A chest of drawers
and a ‘gentlemen’s wardrobe’ are also provided.
The second bedroom opens off the
rear of the main living room. This room was originally where the fire
was set to toast the grain etc. in the mill. As a result of this, the
room is in fact in the style of an upside down pyramid of granite.
Inspired by the interiors of boats, the owners have built one full
sized bed into either side of the room, both about four feet off the
ground with three steps up to each bed. There are also ‘lee-boards’ -
slings of material- which are attached up to the ceiling at night time
to avoid any accidents! This small but unique and delightful room has
been adored by children and adults alike.
To the front of the cottage is a
small, private garden, by the mill lade, with a patio table and chairs
to enjoy the morning sun. To the rear is another larger patio which
lies within a few yards of the waterfall from the mill stream and with a
view of the large wildlife pond; a favourite visiting spot for herons,
wild ducks and Roe deer. There is a picnic table and sun umbrella ideal
for eating outside during the Summer months.
The Mill of Tilquhillie is
situated within the garden of the owners' house with its own ample
parking area. Although it has its own small, enclosed garden, older
children are very welcome to explore the woods and rough ground next to
the cottage. However, there is a lot of open water on the site and so,
although young children are most welcome, they would have to be closely
supervised at all times. There is also a tarmac tennis court on
site available for guests' use.
Off road parking available
King Size Double or Twin Bedroom
refurbished shower room comprising WC, Basin and Shower
Oven, Hob, Grill
Fridge with freezer compartment
Iron, Ironing Board
Bed Linen included
Fuel and Power included
Pets allowed by arrangement
Cot and High Chair by arrangement
TV/DVD with Freeview
Tarmac Tennis Court
National Trust locations
Local Castle and Gardens
Cairngorm Mountain Railway
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Mill of Tilquhillie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6JS