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Cairngorms Self Catering cottage, Thistle Dhu, Newtonmore, sleeps 8

Areas: Cairngorms

Thistle Dhu
Highlands and Islands

Thistle Dhu, Newtonmore, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £520.00

This detached cottage is set in Newtonmore and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.

Thistle Dhu is a superb, detached cottage in Newtonmore, within the Cairngorms National Park. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor twin, one king-size double, which can be a twin and has an en-suite shower room, one twin and one double with walk-in wardrobe, as well as a bathroom and ground floor shower room. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside there is ample off road parking and a front enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Thistle Dhu is an ideal base for a walking or touring holiday in a wonderful area of Scotland.


Most beautiful cottage
We have spent a terrific week at this extraordinary cottage in Newtonmore. We can definitely say that this has been the most comfortable cottage we have ever stayed at during our travels. Thistle due is beautifully situated in a very quiet surrounding with some sheep right across the street. A five to ten minute walk will take you to a local coop supermarket. The cottage has every amenity you could possibly wish for and is very spacious and lovely furnished. You even have a utility room where you can wash and dry the laundry. We can wholeheartedly recommand this cottage for a home away from home. Thank you Patsy and Gregor for this wonderful week!!!
Oliver G

Perfect holiday cottage.
Beautiful house, great location. This house has everything you could want in a holiday let. Even the kitchen equipment is as good as at home. Clean, fresh and welcoming, with fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and shortcake waiting for you., as well as everything for that first cup of tea or coffee.
Margaret W

Just right.
Spacious, warm, well equipped and well located. Lovely setting and owners. Met every need and I can't say anything bad about it. We came with young children and grandparents and both were well catered for. From a selection of toys, books and DVDs, travel cots, high chairs, stair gate, pottys, and sledges for the little ones to an abundance of serviettes, walk in showers, under floor heating, leaflets and heated towel rails for the older members. The village is also lovely and a little direction from the owners had us hunting cats and off on great adventures. I have written reviews of fine and adequate properties and this is so much more. You would not regret a week or more here. It's a perfect family holiday.
Marie F

Ideallic setting for a relaxing or action packed Holiday in a wonderfully luxurious cottage
The location was very convenient for all local amenities but rural enough to feel like you were in the middle of the beautiful Scottish countryside. Train station is just moments away as was local pubs and a supermarket. There is lots to do nearby with museums, wildlife parks, bike hire, canoeing, steam train rides and country walks. I would definitely recommend this cottage as it is in a perfect location and the cottage is set to a very high standard. There is everything you need and more, the rooms are very luxurious and the owners are very friendly and helpful and are only a stone throw away should any help be required. I love this place, this is the 2nd year I have visited Thistle Dhu and I hope it wont be the last.
Karen B

Highly recommended - a luxury stay
Family group of eight - three generations with two young toddlers - stayed here for two weeks. Good looking property and excellent location for golfers - golf course 50 metres away - or for exploring the Cairngorms National Park. Close at hand and in comfortable walking distance are a number of amenities - especially the Highland Folk Museum - to entertain all ages. A good walk around Newtonmore can also be enhanced by participating in the wild cat hunt although the prize for completing that - not the property owner's fault - is A rather dubious key ring. Not much of A reward for the three and two year olds.... Owners, Gregor and Pasty, are a really lovely couple and very approachable. If you don't want to travel too far on any day then there are also facilities to relax in the garden on those rare dry days one gets in the Highlands. The property itself is quite extensive and really well equipped to allow culinary exploration even for a large family and, importantly, plenty of glassware to support the consumption of the copious malt whisky brands available.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with radiators on first floor and underfloor heating on ground floor, with woodburning stove in sitting room
Range cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot, highchair and 2 folding beds on request
Ample off road parking
Front enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
River Spey 10 mins walk

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Clan Macpherson Museum - 0.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Highland Folk Museum - 0.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Ruthven Barracks - 3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Doune of Rothiemurchus - 13.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Cairngorms National Park - 17 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Wade's Bridge - 17.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Falls of Foyers - 18.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge - 18.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 20.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Abernethy Forest - 20.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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