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Tackroom Cottage

Originally the Tack Room to the Stable Courtyard and now offered as a two-bedroomed self catering cottage for up to 4 people.

About The Tackroom Cottage

Tackroom Cottage has been newly refurbished to a high standard. It has flagstone floors throughout with underfloor heating supplied by an air source heat pump.

As the name denotes, the cottage was originally the tack room for Cairnsmore Estate Stable Block and is now one of 4 residences within the courtyard.

The Tackroom is an unusual property offering a comfortable and spacious holiday cottage combining character and original features with an eclectic mix of the traditional and contemporary, all in a peaceful location close to country and coastal pursuits. It is particularly suited to couples and due to the layout of the accommodation this cottage is offered for children aged 14 years and above.

The garden is enclosed by stone dykes, offering two small lawned areas and containing a unique pair of granite-columned hay barns, one with BBQ area.

The Tackroom Cottage

Downstairs Double Bedroom:
The bedroom overlooks the cobbled courtyard and has a stone wall with lit ducketts which were once air vents for the animals. Furnished with an edwardian double-bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. Egyptian Cotton bed linen is provided.

Upstairs 'Mezzanine' Bedroom:
Accessed up fairly steep wooden stairs, the upstairs bedroom is a lovely spacious room with a glass balustrade, exposed beams and reclaimed hardwood floor. There is a super-king size zip and link bed which can also be offered as 2 single beds. Clothes hanging and shelf space is fitted into the eves. Egyptian cotton bed linen is provided.

The lounge/diner is a spacious dual aspect room again with one stone wall and offering a log-burning stove in the original fireplace for those cosy nights in. it is furnished with a 2-seater sofa and chairs, drop-leaf dining table and TV with freeview and DVD. Free mobile WiFi is provided.


The kitchen is fully fitted with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer box, slimline dishwasher and washing machine, along with a good array of equipment and utensils.

Shower room:
A contemporary shower room with large walk-in shower area with a feature window, a ceiling mounted rain shower and a hand shower.

Tackroom Cottage Visitors Book

"Many, many thanks. A lovely well equipped cottage in a perfect setting. Really enjoyed the peace & quiet of Cairnsmore and surrounding areas. See you again". H. & S. and Finn the dog, June 2015

"What a wonderful 5 days we've had!! The cottage is a treasure - well-equipped & tastefully decorated. This part of Scotland is so beautiful! We feel very blessed to have been able to spend time here and experience what the area has to offer. All the best in the future!" L. & R., July 2015

"Thank you for being so welcoming. The cottage is really lovely and very well-equipped. We've really enjoyed our time here and managed to see lots of local wildlife (red deer, red kites, red squirrels, buzzards, wild goats, bats, seals and even a minke whale!)" J. & C., August 2015

"This cottage is an oasis of tranquility - the perfect place to unwind. The facilities are excellent, with the added surprise of a lovely reading/rest room upstairs. Great place, great location. Will be here again soon". B. & T., May 2016

"Loved the cottage, had a very relaxing stay. The sun trap garden was a bonus and great for the dog. Lovely walks with plenty to see and do in the area". K. & S., July 2016


"Couldn't have wished for a better place to stay, perfect. Had a fantastic week which was helped by 7 days of sunshine. Not bad for Sept/ Oct.mThank you very much." C. & T., Oct 2016

" Cottage very comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing & delightful stay. Weather good for autumn. Biking to Kirroughtree and Cairnsmore Reserve was enjoyable. Gardens at Castle Kennedy well worth a visit. We love Cairnsmore Cottages, having been to Stable Cottage 3 times, so we're biased! Thank you E & J." P. & D., Oct 2016

"This cottage has really got something for us to return. this is our third time and it's as good as the first. So restful, comfortable and relaxing". B. & T., November 2016

"Lovely cottage, with some very interesting features retained. love the 'back door'! Blisfullybconfortable bed. like your choice of artwork - a true reflection of the surrounding scenery". A. & M., Feb 2017

"Our second stay was as delightful as our first. lovely weather, fabulous spot - enjoyed the garden this time. Very comfortable cottage- everything was perfect". S. & K., March 2017

"We decided to come back for our Honeymoon - last time we were across the courtyard at Stable Cottage! A delightful stay at the Tack Room! Just a wonderful break - lots of walking, eating & relaxation - delightful cottage". J. & S., April 2017