We were two couples and two dogs and absolutely loved The Retreat. It is set in glorious countryside and completely on its own - apart from the odd deer and numerous birds and other wildlife. Inside you have everything you can possible need. My partner is a 'foodie' and loves to cook and even he found every implement and pan he needed. Despite going in May the weather was typically Scottish and we loved the log fire which was very easy to light and made the lounge very cosy. (There is very efficient underfloor central heating a well) We just wished the weather had been kinder so we could have sat out and enjoyed the huge garden and sun lounger! The surrounding area is ideal for walks and close to places to buy provisions. The drying room/dog room is heated and has a washing machine in it as well as dog bed, bowls etc Unfortunately our pooches did not like being barred from the main house but that is because they are totally spoiled and we appreciate the owners' decision to keep the house allergy friendly for others. Fantastic experience and we would totally recommend!