NTS Hill of Tarvit, East Cottage
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair
A National Trust for Scotland self catering cottage at the Hill of Tarvit estate just outside of Cupar, Fife. It's a bungalow and you can park directly outside of it. The main entrance is through the dining kitchen which leads into the living room. There are 3 easily accessible bedrooms leading off from the living room. The bathroom has a bath with a flexible hose shower. The toilet is a bit low but manageable as I hung onto the sink for support. We took my shower board with us and I was able to be assisted to wash this way. I've restricted mobility needing to use sticks for support in the house and a wheelchair to go further outside. I found the cottage very easy to move around and was able to sit at the outdoor table and chair on the flagged area just outside the kitchen door. There is central heating and so it was lovely and warm. There is also a combined washer/dryer which was very useful. The NTS allow dogs and also cats. So both our cats came on holiday with us; we took covers for the furniture and also a mini vacuum to keep the cat hair under control. For those with restricted mobility and also restricted vision, I can thoroughly recommend this cottage East Cottage. We certainly will be returning.
Transport & Parking
We parked just in the driveway of East Cottage. It's very tight and you need to reverse into the parking space but it is possible. We have a Passat estate and managed.
Easy on the flat access. I managed fine with my two sticks to get in and out the doorway.
The loo in the bathroom is a bit low so it might be useful to bring a portable toilet seat raiser on holiday. A walking frame or rollater would make getting on and off the loo easier. But I managed using the wash basin which is next to the toilet.
5 out of 5. The National Trust for Scotland staff are really helpful. The central heating had a fit while we were there and the staff rushed down to us with portable heaters to keep us nice and warm. They sorted out a plumber as quickly as possible.
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Wonderful peaceful tranquil place on the Hill of Tarvit estate. It was blissful just to be able to sit and relax as I'm mostly housebound: it was a home from home. My cats enjoyed it too and it was lovely being able to have them with us. We most certainly will return to Hill of Tarvit East Cottage; I'm counting down the months.