The fresh, modern interior in the four cottages contrasts beautifully with the rustic exterior of the Steadings. Authentic fixtures and fittings complement luxurious furnishings to create an atmosphere of comfort and elegance throughout. Windows are double-glazed. Lighting, not only in the living area and bedrooms but also in the kitchen and bathroom/shower rooms has received particular attention and artwork has been carefully commissioned from local artists, photographers and painters. Many illustrate local views.
Underfloor heating ensures the cottages are cosy and warm. In the main living areas, the floors are laminated and easy to clean. Walls and floors in the bathrooms are tiled. Bedrooms are carpeted but our Dyson Animal vacuum cleaners do a wonderful job removing any stray dog hairs. Cleanliness is a priority and we have a ‘two-person’ checking policy. We also employ professionals to clean windows, ovens and carpets.
Cottage amenities include:
- Plasma televisions, DVD/Blu-ray disc players
- Top of the range microwaves, electric cookers and fridges/freezers
- Nespresso coffee machines and cafetieres (coffee pods, ground coffee and tea bags supplied)
- Lakeland Wrapmaster for both aluminium foil and cling film
- Sabatier knifes
- Denby white crockery
- High quality stainless steel cutlery
- Crystal glassware
- iPod player
- Egyptian cotton linen, bath sheets and hand towels
- Bedside rugs
- Designer tissue boxes, first aid and sewing kit, bottled water, vanity kit
- Organic shower, soaps and hair-care amenities created exclusively for Auchteralyth Steadings by “It’s Only Natural’
- All cleaning products
- Paperchase stationery
Each cottage has a selection of CDs, DVDs, games, and lots of interesting fiction and non-fiction (quite a lot on dogs!!!!) as well as a selection of current magazines including dog ones of course!
The mature landscaped garden includes a large lawn area, ideal for exercising dogs and humans. Each cottage has its own separate seating area with high quality garden furniture. Several walks lead directly from the cottages, either from the back of the Steadings with stunning views over the Angus hills or to the front down the quiet rural road leading to the banks of the River Isla. There are many, many more just a short drive away.
Visitors are welcomed by a personalised heart sign identifying them and their dog/s. Inside the lights are on and the subtle scent of Jo Malone’s Jo Love’s Pomelo scent greets them.
Milk, home-baking, fresh flowers, the current Radio Times, candles and delicious sweets in a bowl are waiting in the living areas. Our Blackrock hens provide delicious free-range eggs and seasonal vegetables, fruit and jam come from our garden.
Other provisions from major supermarkets and fresh produce (chicken, meat pies, sausages and bacon) from an excellent local butcher can be pre-ordered and placed in the cottage prior to arrival.
All guests have a key to the laundry room which has two washing machines and a dryer. Bio, non-bio, and delicate washing products are provided, together with nets for fine clothing. Next to the laundry room is a dog-friendly shower and a convenient drying room for boots, towels etc. There is also a ready supply of dog blankets, towels and bowls.
Hoses to wash down dirty cars or mucky pups are also available around the Steadings.