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Croft holidays (loft cottage) Cottage
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Croft holidays (loft cottage)
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
The main thing our guests comment on is the views of the Cairngorm mountains, which can be seen from the cottage 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 cottage well equipped, warm and comfortable. The cottage was rated 3* by Visit Scotland 2007-12 (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. This cottage is a family cottage best suited for a couple with up to 2 children; there is a king-size bed and two singles in a large upstairs bedroom with an additional sofabed downstairs. 5 can be accommodated at a squeeze; we really only recommend this if combined with Barn cottage when 8 can comfortably
The main thing our guests comment on is the views of the Cairngorm mountains, which can be seen from the cottage 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 cottage well equipped, warm and comfortable. The cottage was rated 3* by Visit Scotland 2007-12 (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. This cottage is a family cottage best suited for a couple with up to 2 children; there is a king-size bed and two singles in a large upstairs bedroom with an additional sofabed downstairs. 5 can be accommodated at a squeeze; we really only recommend this if combined with Barn cottage when 8 can comfortably be accommodated between the 2 cottages.Features:• Available all year• Prices from £260 p.w.• Pets OK• Wi-fi, TV• parking and garden
Further details indoors
This cottage has a link door to Barn cottage (property 129276) and the two cottages can be booked together for up to 8 guests. The double bed is extra large (kingsize).Shared access to washing machine and drying room. Also ironing board and iron.Single futon settee available, recommended for child not adult use.Cottage has been freshly painted and new furniture and carpeting added in 2010.Original artwork within the cottage gives it a homely feel.
Further details outdoors
Lockable bike storage, bike washing facilities.External shared garden with seating.
Location description from owner
The Aviemore and the Cairngorms 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!
- Nearest beach 0 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- 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).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 22 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, German
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Sep 2010. Located in Aviemore and the Cairngorms, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £290 to £440.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Aug 2016.
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– based on 9 reviews
- Very Good
“Great value, lovely rural location. Helpful and friendly hosts”
My wife, son and I have just returned from a week away based in Loft Cottage. This is a clean, comfortable and functional base for those lovers of activity in the wild outdoors. Anne and Ian are keen outdoors people themselves and are able to recommend cycling and walking opportunities, which we took up and enjoyed. The facility is just what we needed and is perfectly situated on the fringes of the village with direct access to the hills and trails of Badenoch. The cottage was well appointed, wifi enabled too and the use of a laundry and drying room are a bonus. We were also able to store our bikes in the garage and inside the entrance to the cottage as well. We have more to see and do in the area and will definitely be back.
“Lovely place, surrounded by birdsong”
The Loft is a small building which looks like it might have been a stable once, and is ideal for a single person or a couple. The living space and kitchen are in the same room but there is plenty of room for lounging around and cooking, and there is a cooker ventilator. The bedroom is upstairs under the sloping roof, which meant I banged my head a good few times before learning that I had to duck before getting into bed, but it was otherwise fine and cosy. The location is excellent, out on the edge of the moor so that you can walk straight out of the house into the hills, with the Munro A' Chailleach within easy reach, though the weather was far too wintry even at Easter to give it a go. You can also join the Wildcat Trail around Newtonmore, which passes near the house, and walk up to Kingussie which is an easy but wild stroll. The outdoor Highland Folk Museum is but 20 minutes walk away, or a simple freewheel downhill on the bike, and is well worth spending a half-day on. When we stayed the place was surrounded by birds - curlews, lapwings, oystercatchers and more, which was magical. However, it's also within 15 minutes walk of Newtonmore itself, which is handy for staggering to/from the excellent Glen Hotel bar with its range of cask ales. My only minor gripe is that too few utensils were provided, but that's easily enough fixed. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there, and will stay there again I'm sure.
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