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Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park – Home 9071582 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park – Home 9071582

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Glencoldon Cottage is in the village of Boat of Garten, 6 miles from Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage has a Green Tourism Gold Award.

The village is on the River Spey between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, and is ideally located for easy access to the huge range of attractions and outdoor activities that the area is renowned for. Grantown-on-Spey also marks the start of the world famous Whisky Trail.

The cottage itself has recently been fully renovated and upgraded to high modern standards (completed Sept 2017). It is ideal for 4-6 people, with heat, power and log usage all included in the rental. Amongst the full range of facilities, there is also a bike shelter with secure locking facility, a new wood burning stove, and a spacious balcony deck area with views to the Cairngorms and surrounding wildlife.

The large fenced, child-safe, "wild" garden is bounded by accessible woodland to the rear and the 65-mile Speyside Way to the front (running parallel to the famous Strathspey Steam Railway – you can see this running past several times a day!). The garden is partly an extension of the surrounding environment, with red squirrels in recent residence, and partly an area where you can enjoy a barbeque, or a game of volleyball, badminton or mini-football on the small lawn.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Boat of Garten is located in one of the areas of the Cairngorm National Park most easily accessible by public transport, with nearby connections for bus, rail and air travel. Whilst a car is not essential, there may be certain activities / locations not accessible by the following links By Rail – Nearest mainline station: Aviemore (on London - Edinburgh - Inverness mainline) By Steam Train - Station in Boat of Garten. Shuttles to Aviemore By Bus - Service 34 goes to Aviemore, Grantown on Spey, Carrbridge and Inverness. By Bicycle - too many off-road cycle routes to mention, including in the National Park and on Speyside Way. Many village-to-village tracks. National Cycle Route 7 passes through the village.

Interaction with guest

One of the things I love most when arriving is the instant peace! As this is one of the reasons people visit too, we decided we would not divert you from starting to unwind with a huge welcome, but would ensure you have everything you need to quickly make yourselves at home. I have been lucky enough to spend time at the cottage for 50+ years! Having enjoyed the freedom to roam and all the local highlights with our own children too, we want to share our knowledge. But, we realise many people come with their own adventure already planned! However, for others, we provide maps, information on local favourites, etc., and leave you many ways to get hold of us if you want some guidance or to discuss any plans in detail.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Stag or Hen parties may be allowed by special arrangement (please contact).
Smoking is not allowed inside the house, but there are many covered outdoor areas where it is possible.


About the owner

Derek P.
Average reply time:
1 hour 16 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
16 Nov 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Sep 2017. Located in Aviemore, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £700 to £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

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12 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful Stay, Beautiful Lodge - Great Family Ski Weekend”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2018

Thanks Derek we had a superb stay. The lodge is absolutely lovely everything was catered for brilliant beds, cosy log burner and beautiful views and right by the steam railway. Recommend anyone to stay here it's round the corner from Aviemore and the best drive up to the cairngorm ski resort (20mins). We'll come back and stay again.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much Vicki, and all! A very kind review! The skiing has been exceptionally good up here this winter, and it is still snowing today!! So, there will probably be some great skiing again, once it clears up a wee bit. Of course, we would be delighted to welcome you all back again any time. Kind regards

“Lovely accommodation, great location”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2018

Lovely short break over New Year for our family. Home from home in this lovely, spacious,well-equipped cottage. Lovely location with nearby riverside and forest walks. Local town is well served by great local shops and friendly welcoming pub. The cottage was very comfortable with lovely views of the mountains - snow capped for our visit. We celebrated new year on the balcony watching fireworks going off! Our children loved it too, including the games which had been provided. They also enjoyed seeing Speyside Railway Steam Train too. Would highly recommend and we very much hope to return.

Owner's reply: Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back any time.

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