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Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.
“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
“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
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
“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.
“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
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
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
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
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
Gleniffer is a large bungalow located in the centre of the beautiful Scottish Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey.
There is FREE UNLIMITED WiFi throughout the house.
It has a long private drive off Grant Road with a large maintained front garden, side garden and small …see more
“Fantastic stay over new year” Arrived on December 28th for a weeks stay with friends over New Year. We were greeted by friendly staff that provided detailed information on the surrounding area.
The house was well equipped, the log fire provided a
We have used this place a number of times now both in winter and summer The owner and his staff are very friendly and always seam happy to help. The house is great for groups wanting to getaway form i… More
Thankyou very much for the review of your stay at Gulabin House, this is much appreciated. We will hopefully see you again sometime in the future.
Darren & Tereza Morgan (owners)
“Another fantastic few days at Gulabin Lodge”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2014
Stayed with a group of 15 11/12 year olds doing outdoor activities in part independently; in part using Gulabin's facilities. The welcome was fantastic, the accommodation and catering met our needs pe… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay, this is much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you all again in the summer.
Darren & Tereza Morgan (owners)
“Great location for local amenities and more distant activities.” Aviemore has some very good local attractions and amenities and this cottage is very well positioned to walk or cycle to all, along south side of Railway line. Beyond that you can drive
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
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
“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
“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
“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
“Fantastic holiday house, great location, would visit again :)” Excellent holiday home within walking distance of Aviemore. Incredibly well equipped kitchen, lots of games and DVDs galore. Lovely enclosed garden which was visited by red squirrels on a
Wonderful long weekend break at the squirrels. The house is luxurious and very well equipped. Perfect space for our 2 families. We also enjoyed the garden in full flower and had our breakfast sitting … 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
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
“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
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
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
“Lovely holiday home in a good location” We had a really enjoyable time at number 67, Boat of Garten. The caravan was clean, very modern and well equipped. Perfect for a family. The twin bedroom would be more suitable for children. We were not told how
“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.
“excellent spacious accomadation” Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely property which is really spacious and comfortable. The fresh eggs and treats on arrival was most appreciated as was Debbie coming to our rescue with her jump leads!! :-) The adjoi
“An ideal base from which to walk The Cateran Trail”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2014
We came to the Granary for a week while we walked The Cateran Trail - we could not have stayed anywhere better! The property itself is large, spaceous and very, very clean. The facilities in the Gr… More
“Fantastic place for a relaxing holiday!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2014
We had a wonderful spring holiday. The house is beautiful, my kids (2 and 5) loved being in the middle of a farm, especially with calves and lambs next door! Even my little brother (14) found plenty t… More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
This place is just amazing we arrived to find cake and fresh eggs with a lovely welcome note. The house is so spacious and finished to a very high standard it just goes on forever. We had a party of … 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
“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
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 r… More
The Ardlogie Holiday Home & ski chalet, provides all year round luxury self catering accommodation for up to 6 people. The static holiday home is located right in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park at Aviemore Holiday Park, in a quiet location close to all am …see more
“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
“Aviemore wkd away” A cottage in the perfect location for all Aviemore has to offer. Home from home feeling with everything you could possibly need. Great communication from the owners too. Would definitely recommend
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
“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.
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. It is in a great location for wildlife or activities including walking, biking, kayaking, golf, fishing or skiing. STB 2*. …see more
Converted steading set high on the side of a secluded glen in the Glenlivet Crown Estate. Stunning views towards the Ladder Hills in the Cairngorms National Park.<br />Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities. …see 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