House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Both properties combine tradional exteriors with fully refurbished interiors, offering a high standard of accommodation. The house and the cottage are both fully equipped, and as well as a secluded garden to the rear, there is on and off-street parking and secure storage for outdoor equipment.
In the immediate area there is an extensive range of interests and activities for all time of the year, whether your interest is walking, ski-ing, fishing, shooting, wildlife, golf, castles, horse-riding or whisky! The Lecht ski centre is a short distance, and a little further is Royal Deeside. The winter sports centre Aviemore is alos within easy reach. Tomintoul Highland Games is on the 3rd Saturday in July. each year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Aviemore 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Gden to rear shared by these two properties. Lockable external storage and on and off-street parking.
Rates include all linen and towels, electric and fuel for heating.
The Scottish Highlands region
The pretty, traditional village of Tomintoul is located in the North Eastern region of the Cairngorms National Park, on the noted Speyside Way. This is an area of stunning natural beauty which, while remaining unspoilt and rugged, offers an abundance of activities to suit all tastes.
Heading west from the village will take you out to the Lecht Ski centre and further on to Royal Deeside, Braemar and Balmoral before reaching Aberdeen. Heading North will take you past the Glenlivet Distillery and Ballindalloch Castle before heading deeper into malt whisky territory, including the Speyside Cooperage and the renown Glenfiddich Distillery.
The village itself lies in the Glenlivert Crown Estate, and there is an abundance of waymarked trails to suit all abilities which will allow you to explore this fantastic area. Rich in wildlife and history, you might like to discover the Whisky Smuggler's trail or the Heather priests seminary, Scalan College. Horseriding, golf, fishing and shooting are all available locally. The famous winter resort of Aviemore is only 40 minutes away and the village Ranger Station and tourist information centre can provide details of Highland Games, agricultural shows, guided walks, whisky festivals and other activities.
Visitors should enjoy some of the marked walks in order to appreciate the wealth of wildlife and traditional countyside. The Lecht offers winter and summer activites for families, while the Glenlivet and other distilleries offer tours in season (it is advisable to check on thier seasons, and there are age restrictions on some tours).
Beautiful Ballindalloch Castle, seat of the Macpherson-Grant family should not be missed (from Easter to October usually). In the summer, the area offers a wealth of Highland Games and shows, which are advertised locally. Speyside itself is home to various festivals of whisky, walking and music. For whisky lovers, a visit to the famous 'Whisky Castle' in Tomintoul will be thoroughly appreciated.
A trip to the Ranger Station or Tourist Info office in Tomintoul will help you plan your stay; locally available activities include horse-riding, golf, fishing , shooting, ski-ing in season as well as walking and wildlife watching.