Self Catering in Highlands and Islands - Aviemore
Areas: Cairngorms, Highlands and Islands
Sleeps a maximum of: 6
Pricing From: £395.00 - 1250.00
The cottage is situated in a quiet hamlet, surrounded by woods a mile from Boat of Garten, 5miles from Aviemore. Newly built to a high standard throughout Ptarmigan and Osprey are both new builds replacing Conifer Cottages. Osprey has 5 bedrooms sleeping 10 PTARMIGAN has 3 bedrooms, a master bedroom with a king size bed and 2 rooms with twins.
Downstairs are the twin bedrooms ,disabled toilet /wetroom, large open kitchen, utility room, dining area, including couch and TV, leading out onto a Patio with Garden Furniture and BBQ. Upstairs has a large lounge with wide screen TV, DVD and Cinema Surround along with a wood burning stove, the main bathroom and toilet and the master bedroom with ensuite shower. The cottage is surrounded by a large secure garden looking onto woods with the Cairngorms visible in the background.
Adjacent parking has room for 2 cars. A bird table is visited by red squirrels,woodpeckers and a large variety of small birds. House Martins have built their nest above the kitchen door.
Roe deer can be seen and along with local rabbits are finding the garden to their taste! The heating is by under floor central heating, the cottage having been built to the highest heating efficiency. The cottages are situated in the Cairngorm National Park a mile from Boat of Garten, 5 miles from Aviemore. An ideal location for touring the Highlands with Inverness and Loch Ness less than an hour's drive away, Braemar/ Balmoral within easy reach and Skye a few hours away.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are less than 3hrs away by car. Aviemore is on the main railway network with direct services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London. A local bus service links Aviemore Granton and Aviemore Mountain Resort Inverness Airport has connecting flights to most main UK airports.
Boat of Garten has a post office ,hotel and bar,2 restaurants, local grocery shop and bike hire shop. Boat is home to the Speyside Steam Railway which links Aviemore to Broomhill with a further extension being built to Grantown-on-Spey. Boat has a 18 hole golf course one of many in the area, tennis courts, numerous walks, cycle tracks and is on the Speyside Way linking Speyside to the Coast.
The cottage is adjacent to national cycle track 7 which links London to Inverness. Adjacent to Boat is Loch Garten Nature Reserve home to Ospreys which can be viewed at the RSPB hide at Loch Garten. The area is surrounded by the Cairngorm Mountains with Aviemore Mountain Resort within easy reach for hill walking, skiing and snow boarding.
A furnicular railway runs to the top and is open all the year. The Lecht, Ranoch Moor and Glen Shee are within reach for a further day's skiing. Fishing and canoeing are available on the Spey.
Clay pigeon shooting,horse riding also available locally. Loch Inch 10 miles away provides water sports including sailing and wind surfing. The area is ideal for walking and is of particular appeal to dog owners.
Services / Facilities:
Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
Open Fire/Wood Burner
1 Double Bedroom
2 Twin Bedrooms
5+ Twin Bedrooms
Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Bedroom
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Shower
Terrace / patio
Off road parking
Activities within 20min drive of the property
Pub/Bar within 1 mile
Local Water Sports
Swimming (indoor pool)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Aviemore area.
Nearest AttractionsHeritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge - 2.5 miles (Historic Building)
Abernethy Forest - 3.5 miles (Countryside)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 3.5 miles (Countryside)
Doune of Rothiemurchus - 5.3 miles (Historic House)
Cairngorms National Park - 6.4 miles (Countryside)
Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites - 8.7 miles (Countryside)
Ruthven Barracks - 15.6 miles (Historic Building)
Ardclach Bell Tower - 16.3 miles (Historic Building)
Highland Folk Museum - 17.3 miles (Museum)
Drumin Castle - 17.6 miles (Castle)
Nearest Alternative Cottages
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