House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Grant House combines traditional appearance with a modern interior,and has been awarded a 4 star award by Visit Scotland. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the house benefits from sizeable living rooms, including a pleasant lounge and a dining conservatory from which you can enjoy the secluded, enclosed garden to the rear of the property. The main bedroom has a king size bed, while the two remaining bedrooms both have twin beds. Hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms. A house bathroom and a downstairs shower room facilitate family bookings.
The house is located just off the quiet main street of the village, and has both on and off-street parking. There is lockable external storage for outdoor equipment, and garden furniture is provided. Local amenities are a short distance from the house; the village has a small general store, as well as a range of eateries. The village is set in the glorious malt whisky country, and there is a huge range of activities and pursuits within easy reach, whatever the time of year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Fully refurbished in 2008, the house is well appointed and comfortable furnished, with oil fired central heating throughout.
Ground Floor accommodation comprises: large dining conservatory, kitchen and utility room, shower room with shower, WC and handbasin, large lounge and main bedroom with king size bed.
First floor accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms with twin beds, additional storage and wardrobes, as well as a bathroom with shower, bath, WC and handbasin.
Lounge has coal effect fire, DVD player and Freeview TV.
Kitchen has electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox and dishwasher.
Utility room has freezer, and washing machine/dryer.
Highchair, cot and stairgate available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
The front of the house faces onto the quiet main street of the village, with parking on-street. To the rear of the property there is a secluded, mature garden which is shared with one adjacent holiday property. Garden furniture is provided. Off-street parking to the rear is available. External shed with lock may be used to store outdoor equipment.
All fuel, power, linen and towels are provided.
Cot and highchair available on request (cot linen not provided).
Well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement.
Arrivals from 3pm onwards, departures by 10am of final day. Saturday to Saturday let. Some availability for short breaks - please contact for details.
All accommodation is non-smoking.
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.