From the deep depths of darkest Surrey, Neil & Martina moved themselves, friendly dog (sadly no longer with us) and 2 cats to Rowan Brae in April 2015. It is now our home and also our way of life, our aim being to give you – our visitors – a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming stay in our Studios so that you feel at home too.
A bit about the Studios
We are friendly and informal, approachable and delighted to be on hand to help with anything we can, but we do respect your privacy during your stay. Your Studio adjoining the rear of the property is self-contained with its own entrance separate from our home, giving you free access to suit yourself.
From the window you can spot many birds, deer that roam the fields, and even a pine marten who is a regular visitor right outside on the patio. The loch-side is a 3 minute walk away and the beach is a haven for water birds (oyster catchers, plovers, herons, shags), strolls along the bay, beachcombing and even off-shore fishing.
We don’t have any staff, just us to look after the Studios and our guests’ needs, but we hope we have thought of most things you might be looking for in your stay. Do let us know if we have missed anything and we also welcome any thoughts and suggestions you may have.
For the comfort and relaxation of all our guests we regretfully do not cater for pets or children – there are other accommodation providers in the area that do.
Neil is a Scot born in Dunfermline and spending all his childhood holidays along the West coast of Scotland. Having spent many years down south and abroad means no Scottish accent, but the hankering to return to his beloved country has never left.
Martina fell in love with the rugged splendour of the Scottish Highlands and Neil’s enthusiasm for his homeland. After retiring from a long career in office management, it seemed the perfect time for a new adventure.
With many years of putting up touring folk artists who performed at the folk club we ran in Surrey, it seemed natural to expand our love of providing hospitality to our new life in the Glencoe area. We were delighted to find such a scenic, peaceful spot for us and our Studio lettings. We continue to explore all the leisure pursuits and activities this wonderful area has to offer – although, as we get older, it’s more the scenic routes than the tougher munroes Neil climbed in his younger days!