The cottage is comfortable, well equipped, and in a beautiful setting, with a wide view across the valley.. A huge, comfortable bed, modern appliances and furnishings, and plenty of free wood for the small heater. The spiral staircase to the bedroom offers a challenge which potential clients should be aware of, although we found it quite OK. The tiny fridge-freezer is annoying, as you have to get on your hands and knees to retrieve items from the fridge compartment at floor-level. The central heating is dependent upon the owner's timing, and is intermittent, often requiring use of small fan heaters and the wood fire to warm the large area - not a problem, but it does take time on a cold day (and it does get very cold at The Cabrach). We would have liked a washing machine for our own use, and were unwilling to use the offered service of 10 pounds a load by the owners to do our washing for us on their machine. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and quite unobtrusive in the main house attached to the cottage.The location is central for exploring throughout that part of northern Scotland, and there are innumerable castles and excellent hiking tracks throughout the region (including the Cairngorms) which are easy to reach on the network of sealed roads. Despite the small imperfections, we would certainly not hesitate in holidaying there again (we spent 11 days there in early April).