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Ptarmigan Cottage
Highlands and Islands

Ptarmigan Cottage, Aviemore, Highlands and Islands

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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.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Location Type

Car Required

Open Fire/Wood Burner
Wood burner

1 Double Bedroom
2 Twin Bedrooms
5+ Twin Bedrooms

Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Bedroom
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Shower

Washing Machine
Coffee Machine

Internet Access
Wireless Broadband

CD Player
DVD Player

Leisure Equipment
Patio Furniture

Garden/Terrace/Play area
Private garden
Terrace / patio

Parking available
Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
Wind Surfing
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
Swimming (indoor pool)

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Abernethy Forest - 3.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 3.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Doune of Rothiemurchus - 5.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Cairngorms National Park - 6.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites - 8.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ruthven Barracks - 15.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ardclach Bell Tower - 16.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Highland Folk Museum - 17.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Drumin Castle - 17.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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