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Cairngorms Self Catering cottage, Tombae, Boat of Garten, sleeps 5

Areas: Cairngorms

Boat of Garten
Highlands and Islands

Tombae, Boat of Garten, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £345.00 - 857.00

This detached cottage is located near to Boat of Garten and can sleep five people in two bedrooms

Tombae is a detached cottage situated between Boat of Garten and Nethy Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a room with a day bed. It also has a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking and a large garden with outdoor furniture. Set in beautiful countryside, Tombae is a lovely cottage, ideal for couples who want to get away from it all.


We have just returned from a weeks holiday staying in this lovely place. Unlike a recent reviewer we have nothing negative to say about this holiday cottage. We arrived late Saturday afternoon and because the sun had been shining on the cottage all day it was very hot inside so the first thing we did was open ALL the windows without any problem. We found that all of the appliances we used during our stay were in good working order and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We particularly love the fact that the cottage is so peaceful and quiet yet is situated only a short distance from a number of little villages. We would not hesitate in returning to this cottage for another weeks holiday.
margaret w

As with another recent reviewer, we arrived to find this cottage was in very poor condition. As with the other reviewer too, appliances did not work - the microwave was broken, and the dishwasher did not clean dishes. We were supplied with only 5 mugs/cups (the cottage has beds for 5 people), and with towels for only 3 people - we had paid the full price for a week's rental. As for the mugs? They had mould growing in the bottom, and several bowls and plates were caked in something or other. Black mould in the shower , and the bathroom smelled of it. Blood on the white blanket draped over one of the sofas in the lounge. Windows, apparently (according to the owner), swell in the rain. None of them opened. We were there in gorgeous weather so this was a real pity. As for the "patio", it is 4 flagstones at the bottom of the kitchen steps - even the small round table provided is too large for it. We paid nearly ?800 for the week and felt utterly ripped off.

Lovely cottage!!
We have just had a lovely holiday staying at Tombae , The cottage has stunning views and everything you could possibly need , Very clean and we enjoyed our stay very much . Lots to do in the area ,just great!!!
Gillian R

Pictures on website does not show a true reflection of property
Pictures on website did not match the interior or exterior of property. The property needed a good clean inside and out. All small appliances needed replacing. The oven grill did not work. No information on how house appliances worked. No local information giving doctors or emergency information. First time we have arrived and no welcome pack with basic essentials, milk or tea bags!! Fridge shelves broke but were repaired by owner straight away. Disappointed that my review was not put on Sykes cottages who we booked through as everyone should be able to access both good and bad reviews. Was a shame about property as location was ideal.
Suzanne G

Terrific Location
Just had an amazing weeks stay at this well furnished Cottage. It really was a shame we only had a week, as it was cosy & warm. Loch Garten is only a mile or so away. There is a walk opposite the driveway that will take you through the Abernethy Woods. I took this after it had Snowed which was one highlight of our stay. This is a very popular place to stay going by comments in the Visitors Book from Guests from all over the world. Hopefully we will get a chance to come back again.
Paul B



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds

Family Beds


Electric central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for fire included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars
Garden with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 2 miles
River 5 mins

Changeover Day

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Boat of Garten area.

Nearest Attractions

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

Abernethy Forest - 2.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 2.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge - 2.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Doune of Rothiemurchus - 6.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Cairngorms National Park - 6.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites - 7.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ardclach Bell Tower - 15.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Drumin Castle - 16.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Ruthven Barracks - 16.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Old Bridge of Avon - 17.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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