The Folly


A light, bright new build for 2 to roost in, and an astonishing setting; the lovely owners can give you maps - and a rucksack lunch


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Close to The Tower and The Ruin, but further up the hill, is The Folly, an unusual new build encased in native wood with a tower at one end. It’s an impressive and intriguing piece of design, Tardis-like inside, comfortable, well-loved and well maintained, all white walls, gleaming tiles, varnished pine – and big windows to pull in the views. Down a short flight of steps is a big circular living area with a sofa and leather armchair, a cow hide rug on heated floors and doors to terraces front and back so you can chase the sun. Above is the bedroom, a fabulous round space, bright and light, with a high conical roof and a balcony for more views. Who would not want to spend a night here! The bathroom, functional, neutral, is downstairs, the kitchen is a cook’s delight, and the abundant grandeur of the setting, with its backdrop of pine and birch woodland, is neutralised by rolling lawns. Restaurants are nine miles but there’s a nice little wildlife centre with a café a walk away, and the owners provide you with great maps. Once the stillness of 80 acres descends, let the tumbling burn lull you to sleep.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
18 November - 17 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
1 House for 2
From £791 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lois & Richard Livett

  • Just a few minutes walk to St Columba's Well....well a constant trickle of delicious water from where it is reputed that St. Columba took water to baptize a child.
  • Just a few minutes walk in the other direction will bring you to Camus Fearna, where if you are very quiet and lucky you may well see an otter or two..
  • Walk on another mile and you will come to the very interesting Natural History Center where good coffee and yummy cakes are served.