Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The accommodation comprises 3 adjacent holiday cottages which can accommodate up to 12 in total (approx 4 in each). In addition, two of the cottages (Loft and Barn) have an interconnecting door. It works well for groups coming to join in the excellent New Year celebrations in this Highland village or for walking groups. We are popular with mountaineering groups as there is easy access to the mountains of the Cairngorms, Monadhliath and also Creag Meagaidh. We also have an efficient drying room for wet walking gear.
The main thing our guests comment on is the views of the Cairngorm mountains, which can be seen from the cottages and garden. We are located above the village so these can be enjoyed in peace and quiet. In the foreground are sheep and lambs, as we are in a crofting area, together with lapwings, curlews, oyster catchers and hares. But also our guests also find the cottages well equipped, warm and comfortable. Two of the cottages were rated at 3* from 2007-12 (the third is equipped to the same standard but has only a small bedroom; we have now left the scheme).
The majority of our guests come to walk or bike, which can be done from the door. The Newtonmore wildcat trail is only 200m from the house. And there is an unlimited number of local walks and rides. Other local activities include golf, fishing, gliding, skiing and horse riding.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 80 km, Nearest railway: Newtonmore 2 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||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
These cottages work well for a mixed group of couples and singles; some of the sleeping is in doubles beds so we can only accommodate 10 singles. In addition to the bedrooms, 2 of the cottages have extra sleeping facilities in the living area while Loft cottage has a large family bedroom.
We have a group welcome rating from Visit Scotland. Furniture can be rearranged for groups to eat together. Many of the local restaurants can accommodate groups also and there are many local group activities available such as walking, cycling and other activities, visiting the Highland Wildlife Park or Highland Folk Museum, or just relaxing and enjoying the local scenery.
The Scottish Highlands region
The Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, world renowned for the wild, rugged landscape and home to many native species of birds and wildlife including the elusive Scottish wildcat. Red squirrels, pine martin, deer, hare and badgers are also found locally.
It is also an adventure paradise, where you can do a huge range of outdoor pursuits including walking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, gliding, white water rafting, sailing, canoeing, canyoning, golf, fishing, dogsledding, quad biking and more.
Newtonmore is a traditional highland village with a long and colourful history: visitors can learn more at the Highland folk museum or Clan Macpherson museums located in the village. There is also an annual highland games and clan gathering in August as well as weekly shinty matches. Some of you will have seen the area featured in the popular TV programme " Monarch of the Glen".
Today it depends on agriculture and tourism. The former can be enjoyed from the cottage in spring, when lambs skip in front of the cottage. Local restaurants serve good local produce to satisfy your appetite after a day spent hillwalking, mountain biking or skiing. Or you can pursue more artistic endeavours, such as photography, painting or learning how to make fused glass crafts at the cottage (not included). What more could you want!