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“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,
We stayed at the house for a weekend break and had a fantastic time. There's plenty of room in the house for a family or a group of friends with a lovely seating area in the back garden too. The locat… More
Thanks for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed our house. We hope to welcome you back.
Reviewed 4 Nov 2016
The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would defin… More
Delighted you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and have rebooked for another trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
Reviewed 28 Dec 2016
The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well… More
Thank you very much for leaving a review of your stay at Ardachy. Ballachulish is a great area to tour the Highland from and we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us. All the very best for 2017 and hopefully see you again.
Gabriella & George
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is
“Very comfortable and spacious accommodation near Loch Leven”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
The Cottage is located near the shore of Loch Leven and a 20 to 30 minute drive from Fort William. The spacious accommodation with a well equipped kitchen is to a high standard and the children had a… More
Reviewed 23 Oct 2011
You wil never never stay anywhere better than this! I get up about 4 am & the morning is fabulous. The ottage is perfect & we loved our stay - but then again we have been before!!!… More
“Something for everyone.” We went as a big family group including three generations: Grandparents, aunties, cousins and 4-7 year olds. Lorien was big enough to accommodate all of us and meet all our needs. Very well located for walks, the shop, the hot
This bungalow was right at the heart of the village of Nethybridge, looking onto the River Nethy. It was adjacent to the village shop on one side and the village hall on the other. Very convenient f… More
“You can't wish for a better cottage.”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2014
9 of us stayed at Lorien and it was absolutely fantastic, very well equipped, shop next door, lots of walks around, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The rooms were great, very comfy … More
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
We had a wonderful long weekend staying at Lorien in Nethy Bridge
The house is beautiful and cozy
It was nice and warm when we arrived
We enjoyed meals around the big table and spending time togeth… More
Converted traditional farm cottage set in a stunning rural location on the Glenlivet Crown Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.<br />Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities. …see more
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli
“The perfect place for a fantastic family ski trip in the Highlands.”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
We came to Balvattan Farmhouse because we know how beautiful that part of the Highlands is. Our kids were in a ski race camp and we needed a location that allowed us to be flexible as to whether we sk… More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
“A very comfortable "home from home" holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
This farmhouse is well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. It is very comfortable, clean and warm. The position is quiet and convenient with amazing views.
We have stayed in several… More
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We h… More
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommodating
The location is a short w
My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in abo… More
Many thanks for the positive review Joe. We're really please that you enjoyed your Christmas stay in Aviemore. Haste ye back!
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
“A warm welcome in the Highlands” Tigh Tasgaidh is a beautiful house in a stunning location, it makes a perfect base for exploring the local area and the Isle of Skye is merely a 15 min drive away.
The house has all the amenities you would need and is
“Fantastic apartment and location, given a warm welcome!”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
We had an excellent week here. the accommodation was spacious, well equipped and spotless. The gardens are splendid, we especially enjoyed sitting out in the front garden, enjoying the view and the wa… More
“Very pleasant week in a very nice place .”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
The place is great and Louise is a very nice person. She helped us to find the best things to do in order to discover the magnificent Isle of skye. We can just thank her for everything.… More
“This was a terrific holiday rental!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
We stayed for 4 days. We wanted an outdoor vacation with lots of hiking. Louise, our host, knew all the best trails, having hiked them herself. We arrived to freshly baked scones and bread and a bottl… More
“This is a charming cottage” We loved this charming cottage. It is characterful, with all the amenities we needed and comfortably laid out for a relaxed family holiday. It is well located in the village. The garden was perfect for our two year old gra
“Great wee hoose!” Lovely, comfortable house where every effort has been made to make your stay relaxing. Home well equipped from cooking utensils to a great collection of dvds, books & board games. Would recommend!
Craigie View was comfortable an modern, everything you could need for a selfcatering holiday was in this lovely holiday home. Craigie View is central for visiting other areas when on holiday, our 2 sm… More
“Fantastic home from home in Aviemore”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
Weekend visit during August bank holiday with extended family. We stayed in the house with 4 adults and 1 child (aged 12). Right from the off our rental was very straightforward, with the owner David … More
Situated in the Cairngorms National Park between the two outdoor capitals of Scoltand; Aviemore (35mins) and Fortwilliam (50mins) and only 3 miles from the renowned Wolfrax mountain bike trails. Also a fantastic area for walking or just relaxing and enjoying the views …see more
Welcome to Sealladh na Beinne – our spacious, comfortable and well-appointed holiday apartment for two in a quiet corner within touching distance of the bustling and ever-popular Glencoe area of the Scottish Highlands. This is the perfect location for a break for …see more
“What a great plce to have a break , everything you expect you get, form the property to the location, simply stunning” I would highly recommend Balnacraig Lodge , great location , if you want to enjoy luxurious surroundings and a great location.
Osprey Lodge is a 2014 luxury 3 bedroom caravan, situated at the Boat of Garten Holiday Park at Boat of Garten in the heart of the Cairngorms national park. Sleeping 6-8 people and a baby (there is a pull out sofa bed in the lounge and a travel cot-which doubles as a pl …see more
Visit Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with all the amenities it offers: skiing, wind surfing, sailing, hill walking, river rafting and fishing. The world famous ospreys at Boat of Garten are only a short drive away.
The fully equipped cottage slee …see more
“Beautiful views, wonderful welcome from Frank, very relaxing.” The lodges are overlooked by Ben Nevis which gave a priceless view. The Caledonian Canal runs past with boats drifting by (well worth visiting the gates the boats have to pass through just
“Quality, location, welcome, perfect. Will return.” Lots of conversions of old farm buildings lose interior character with modernisation, Blairbeg has not, flagged floors, high beamed ceiling, claw foot bath, wood stove (wood provided) tiny windows (ex
“Fantastic” I cannot recommend cairn view enough. The pictures really don't do it justice. We had a fabulous time and can safely say this place is up there with the best we have stayed in. Don't hesitate in staying here! We will certainly be going back
Travelled with a group of 5 friends to Aviemore & stayed in the Cairn View Chalet during the September weekend. We were really impressed with the interior of the chalet & also loved that we were out w… More
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
Cannot recommend this place enough. Perfect location just outside the centre of Aviemore. 5/10 minute walk into the centre. Chalet was perfect and plenty of space for the three of us who stayed. Hot t… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2016
We stayed for 4nights with our two young children, no one wanted to go home.fantastic caravan, hot tub a bonus!will definitely go back.cheers Barry … More
Traditional stone building. Newly renovated. Heart of the highlands. Cottage. Bright. Quiet. Rural. Immediate access to walks and scenic views. Fishing. Hiking. Golfing. Skiing within approx. 30 min. Mountain biking at WolfTrax. Retreat. Monarch of the Glen. …see more
Newly refurbished well appointed 2 bedroom detached bungalow, sleeps 4 comfortably. It has been refurbished to a high standard and boasts modern amenities including modern Italian leather suite, butterfly fold away dining table,satellite TV, Modern fitted kitchen with d …see more
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close t …see more
Adjacent Cottages a few minutes walk from the centre of Grantown on Spey providing ideal accommodation for those wanting to enjoy the delights of the Highlands. Offering both family accommodation and romantic breaks, from 2 days to 3 weeks they are well equipped and …see more
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the local Dalwhinnie whisk
Absolutely loved it. Had read reviews prior to going about low ceilings and shower head so was abut apprehensive I would be spending a wee like a half shut knife.. I'm 6ft never had a prob. My hubby … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great cottage everything you need and more , wonderful place so much to do will be back again , did have a small issue getting deposit back but was returned in the end… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Clean, tidy with very good hot tub!
Lots of garden space & great for walks!
Has everything you need and is great for the price.
Would return again anytime!… More
“Lovely week in Birchview” Lovely week in Aviemore house was very comfortable and well equipped, in a very good location for accessibility to local venues. Lovely garden it was just a shame the weather was so changeable but that's Scotland!
Lovely weeks stay in a great location. House was well equipped, the only downfall was the downstairs bedroom with built in en suite, not a comfortable bed and room required total renovation. But on … More
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay Carol and the downstairs bedroom already has its new bed and renovations are underway. I look forward to welcoming you again.
Converted steading in a superb rural location in the Cairngorms National Park. Stunning views over the Braes of Glenlivet towards the Ladder Hills.<br />Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities. …see more
Craigiedows is a traditional stone built cottage with open fire, in a secluded rural location. There are views south over countryside and forestry, enjoyable all year round from the conservatory. It is the perfect base for a relaxing break or an active holiday. …see more
Beautiful house, beautiful location. Private quiet soothing just what we needed. The beds were superb. Safe for the dogs and so many walks on the doorstep. So close to the many attractions in the Cair… More
This attractive detached cottage is located just outside Grantown on Spey, offering stunning viewings of the surrounding woodlands and cairngorms it has a very rural feel although only 5 minutes from all the amenities of Grantown. …see more
“Beautiful house, great views.” Beautiful house with great views. Everything you need is there for you including hair dryers in the bedrooms. There is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, not completely for a disabled person though. Bedroom is great ple
Couldn't have asked for better, the house was beautiful and very clean, all bedding and towels provided. Every room had an en suit and the whole house is very spacious with everything provided that yo… More
Tirindrish Steading Cottage is in Spean Bridge, 9 miles east of Fort William in the heart of the West Highlands. This cosy cottage offers a warm holiday home from which to explore and enjoy this wild, romantic and beautiful land.
Accommodating up to 6 people, Tirindris …see more
A two bedroom 2nd floor (top floor) holiday apartment in the heart of Aviemore, sleeping up-to four people, newly decorated throughout, with new carpets, new beds & bedroom furniture. The bathroom has also been completely removed and re-installed. Free Wifi.The apar …see more
The cottage is situated above Newtonmore village in a quiet and peaceful location with superb views over the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountains. Great location for wildlife or activities including walking, biking, golf, fishing or skiing.<br />Features:• Ava …see more
Quietly situated & only a 10 minute walk from Aviemore village in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Nearby you'll find Landmark Adventure Park, Strathspey Steam Railway and the Highland Wildlife Park, with the Cairngorm Brewery only a 5 minute walk awa …see more
The cottage is situated above Newtonmore village in a quiet and peaceful location with superb views over the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountains. It is in a great location for wildlife or activities including walking, biking, kayaking, golf, fishing or skiing. STB 2*. …see more
“Very Nice Appartment” My husband & I booked this apartment last minute and were very happy with it. It was a bit further from the centre than the website suggested, but was only a 20 minute walk - which helped us unwind and chill out better. The apart
“Great apartment, clean and spacious, easy walk to the pubs and restaurants.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
The MacDhui apartments have a large hall, open plan kitchen and sitting room. two well apportioned bedrooms (one a double en-suite the other a twin with a separate bathroom. Very clean and everything … More
Cottage, retreat, peaceful, farm, remote, quiet, countryside, family, kids, children, teenagers, dog friendlyOutdoor pursuits, skiing, shooting, stalking, fishing, walking, hiking, boat tours, sailing, kayaking<br />Check in time is 4pm, if not otherwise arranged. …see more
“Really nice and cozy house in beautiful Boat of Garten” We enjoyed our time in Boat of Garten very much. The house is for up to 6 people, has two bath rooms and a large kitchen. Everything one could possibly need is present.
We felt very cosy and felt like walking into our own home. Everything was perfect. My 2 boys loved every bit spending our holiday in Heath Cottage. Our 2 friends came down from overseas for a scottish… More
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it comfortable and welcoming. We hope to welcome you back soon. Heather and Nick
“Everything one would wish for in a holiday home.”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Every aspect thoughtfully considered, Heath Cottage is well provided with the things that make a welcoming and comfortable holiday home. It is bright, well equipped for a family visit, warm with plen… More
Its great to see you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it comfortable and welcoming. We hope to welcome you back soon. Heather and Nick
“Had a great time - as we had on our previous visit and hopefully will again"”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
Really enjoyed staying in Boat of Garten, and Heath Cottage is a good base - nice cottage, centrally located and good garden for kids with access straight into the woods.… More
Its great to see you enjoyed your holiday with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Heather and Nick
“Wonderful mountain views fom a lovely house” Beautifully located, very clean with excellent facilities - everything that you needed for a comfortable, stress free holiday. The views of the mountains from the conservatory were wonderful and sitting in