Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Tomintoul lays claim to being the highest village in the Scottish Highlands. Nestled within the hub of this picturesque stone settlement is Glencairn Cottage- a pretty, two bedroomed, whitewashed stone holiday property that is just perfect for couples or smaller families. The cottage has been fully renovated to provide quality self-catering accommodation brimming with character, style and charm. Located within the dramatic scenery of the Glenlivet Estate, this cottage offers easy access to a fantastic area of countryside for lovers of the great outdoors. Walkers and mountain-bikers for example, will be spoilt for choice among the numerous way-marked trails that lie within easy reach. The interior of this pet friendly property is superb and guests will adore the comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen and fresh-looking bathroom. On good weather days guests can relax and unwind in the good sized rear garden which is fully enclosed and includes outdoor furniture. Glencairn Cottage should be considered an all year holiday property as a combination of oil central heating and a wood-burning stove will ensure guests stay warm and cosy whatever the weather. Those who like an adrenaline rush throughout the winter months will be keen to learn Glenciarn Cottage is located just five miles from the highly regarded Lecht Ski Centre and other outdoor centres are within an easy drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Aviemore|
|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
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises: Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove (for use October - April only), Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD and free Wi-fi Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer Utility Room: With washing machine and space for outdoor gear Bedroom 1: With double bed Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available
The Scottish Highlands region
Natural and untouched, a place that has been unspoilt by the demands of tourism or commercial interests, the Highlands of Scotland is one of Britain's most beautiful and stunning holiday destinations. Here you will find Britain's highest mountain ranges, miles of open countryside and a multitude of lochs; all this and an untouched coastline with picturesque coves and pristine clean beaches. This is the place for a great ‘outdoors' holiday with plenty of activities for all ages; including wonderful walking and cycling, canoeing, fishing, golf and sailing, beach combing and wildlife watching. The list goes on. There are also lots of historical sites and ancient towns to discover in the Highlands which you'll find throughout the region as you travel along its quiet and beautiful country roads.
Tomintoul Village is a veritable hub of activity and a gateway to the stunning wilderness of the Cairngorm Mountain Range, which is home to an amazing range of wildlife and arguably offers some of the best walking and climbing country in the whole of the UK. The sublime Ben Avon range of mountains for example is nearby and the landscape within is simply breathtaking. The village itself offers a wide selection of amenities which even includes an outdoor bowling green! Art lovers are particular welcome here as the owner of Glencairn Cottage runs a gallery which adjoins the cottage and guests are welcome to purchase the artwork at a discounted price. The region is rich in historic sites and well worth a visit are the nearby castles of Crathes, Craigevar and the reigning Queen's favourite residence at Balmoral. Golfers are certainly not neglected here with several excellent courses within easy reach, particularly recommended are the facilities at Grantown-on-Spey and Nairn. For a light-hearted day out the local whiskey trail is well worth following and a great way of exploring the area. Tomintoul is a wonderful base for exploring the majestic highland region. For example, Aviemore and its astonishing range of activities is only twenty-five miles away and should be regarded as a ‘must visit' destination.