The Cottage and the Owners
The cottage has all the facilities you’d expect of your own home, from washing machine to wifi to a slow cooker and for those with electric vehicles, a charging point. Many guests comment that it is ‘home from home before even unpacking’ and thus it is the experience offered by the Milne family and Pilmuir that makes your holiday unique. This is the main reason that guests come back time and time again. The cottage has four bedrooms with three upstairs including a single, double and family room (double bed plus bunk beds) along with a bathroom which also has a shower. There are panoramic views from the front rooms with lovely window seats. Downstairs is a king sized bedroom which has a television and sofa. Beside this bedroom is a shower room with toilet and this can either be for the private use of the king bedroom or as the downstairs toilet as it can be accessed from the utility room.
The open plan living, kitchen and dining area is a lovely space which again has fantastic views with window seats to the front and the dining to the rear to view the wildlife in the garden/fields. One of the key features of the cottage is the wood burning stove which takes pride of place in the seating area and in the kitchen is the Aga-style cooker which combines both electric and gas. The kitchen has everything from a slow cooker, mixer, blender, microwave, plates and cutlery for kids through to salt, pepper, tea, coffee and other dry condiments.
Malcolm and Jenny Milne purchased Pilmuir in spring 2007, with the primary aim of having a ‘home away from home’ that has a mountain view. Mountains and the outdoors are a huge part of their lives and Pilmuir has fufilled that dream. After 6 months of renovation and changes to the layout, Malcolm and Jenny started to create this home. The Milne family work hard to keep adding features and improvements to the cottage and to that end Pilmuir is rented out to cover costs and to allow the family to enjoy time there together whilst also working in the local area. It is therefore not your usual holiday let and so you will find the cottage cosy and welcoming.
The fields and 3 acres of land can be home to the horses and shetland ponies when the family stay. Since purchasing the land in 2015, the Milne family have spent a huge amount of effort bringing the land back to its formal glory. It is great to see wildlife, deer, badgers, an array of birds visit and our son Lachlan (born 2010) spends many an hour playing in the trees/fields/stream.