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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Carn Elrig View Ref: 26325

Comfortable detached holiday base

This extremely comfortable, sylishly furnished, detached holiday property is set down a quiet no-through road on the outskirts of Aviemore yet just a 15-minute walk from the bustling village centre with its many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Equipped with all you need for a great holiday, it is a wonderful property to come back to after a hard day enjoying yourself in this magical area, with the the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms as a backdrop. Ideal for families or those seeking an adventurous break, there is something for everyone in this year-round destination, with a wide range of winter and summer activities to choose from including walking, fishing, cycling, skiing and sledging (in season), bird watching, mountain biking, climbing and water sports at Loch Morlich. Visit the Rothiemurchus Estate for excellent walks and local produce or for a different kind of wildlife, take a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie to view polar bears, Siberian tigers, bison and wolves. Further afield, there are good road links to Inverness and the West Highlands, or within the National Park itself the Whisky Trail takes you through further stunning scenery. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Blu-Ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio. Ample parking. Garage/cycle storage with table tennis and ski rack. No smoking.

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£1711-£1711
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Ardach Ref: 80210

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Cairngorms National Park

Situated in 2 acres of grounds at the edge of Abernethy Forest, this traditional granite-built holiday home welcomes visitors with its cosy open fires, supplemented by central heating. Spacious, and with a large garden, it is ideal for families and makes a wonderful base for rambling or fishing on the River Spey. Loch Garten is just 4 miles away with its nature reserve and RSPB shop, and visitors are able to observe ospreys at their nest at the Osprey Centre via a link from a nest-side camera. The surrounding pine forest is rich in bird life as well as red squirrels and you can enjoy trails in the nearby woodland. For lovers of golf, there is a golf course just 100 yards from the property, or there is a championship golf course in Nairn where you will also find sandy beaches. Aviemore, the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park, is 12 miles away with a wide range of sporting activities including climbing and skiing. Canyoning, mountain biking and rock climbing can also be enjoyed with coaching at Full on Adventure. A little further is Newtonmore, 28 miles, with its living history Highland Folk Museum, which makes a great day out for all the family. Set in 80 acres, it brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland settlers. Other attractions are the Whisky Trail linking a number of distilleries, or visit one of the many historic houses. Cawdor and Brodie Castles are also well worth a visit. Grantown-on-Spey, 6 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub serving good food nearby.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room/playroom. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Open fires in living rooms and dining room included. Electricity by meter reading. Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

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£368-£1143
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Allt Mor Ref: W40546

Heart of the highlands

This detached villa is part of a select number of houses on the outskirts of a year round holiday resort. The property is spacious, well equipped, including a pool table, and is furnished to a good standard. In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Aviemore offers a wide range of leisure facilities, skiing during the winter, whilst in the summer the list is endless – climbing, walking, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing and riding. Also during the summer the Strathspey Steam Train chugs between Aviemore and Boat of Garten where the ospreys nest. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£346-£1017
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Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Pebble Cottage Ref: CC512048
Pebble Cottage is an attractive detached villa situated in a quiet no through road just a short walk to the centre of Aviemore. This beautifully presented self catering cottage incorporates some unusual and charming features in the design, including a lovely arch window to the front, a superb open plan living area with feature wood burning stove and chandeliers, and a lovely gallery style double bedroom with balustrade on the first floor. There are two further bedrooms on the ground floor. The fully fitted kitchen opens onto a charming conservatory that leads out onto decking and thence to a very private garden area. With distant views across to the Cairngorm Mountain range and just 0.25 mile walk through the quiet lanes to the centre of Aviemore, the hub of the Cairngorm National Park, it is ideally located for exploring this wonderful outdoor centre of the Scottish highlands. The owners of Pebble Cottage have also included membership entrance (up to 4 people) to the MacDonald Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, just a few minutes walk from the property. This renowned leisure centre offers a wealth of facilities, including swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor sports, gymnasium, golf course and lots more.

Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
Open plan living space
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Free view TV and DVD, Wii console and Radio/CD; wide, full length steps leading down to...
Dining Area: With large, modern dining table and seating for six with chandelier above; feature coloured lighting built into stairs
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility Area: With washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1: With two single beds
Bedroom 2: With 3’ bunk beds
Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Conservatory: Leading from kitchen with lovely views over gardens to mountains beyond and leading out onto decked area and gardens.

First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed; room accessed via independent staircase from lounge area, gallery style timber overlooking main living space.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electricity, first supply of logs for wood burning stove, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed gardens to rear with large decking area; garden shed for visitors’ use. Guest membership (up to 4 people) for entrance to the MacDonald Dalfaber Golf and Country Club included. Off road parking for two cars.

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£350-£725
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Tomachlaggan Cottage Ref: CC512039
Nestling in the heart of Speyside, Tomachlaggan Cottage is a detached stone cottage surrounded by farmland on the Crown Estate of Glenlivet within the Cairngorm National Park. Tomachlaggan Cottage offers tasteful and comfortable holiday accommodation and is set in its own private garden. The pretty village of Tomintoul and highland town of Grantown-on-Spey are both close by and offer a selection of shops and restaurants. Tomachlaggan Cottage is conveniently close to the newly opened mountain bike trails which offer riders 2 new routes in stunning scenery. Glenlivet Blue is a 9 kilometre blue route with twists and turns suitable for all the family climbing to the summit of Carn Daimh with breathtaking views. Glenlivet Red is a 22 kilometre red route with black grade technicall features to test mountain bike experts.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Entrance Porch: A large storage area for outdoor gear
Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free sat TV and DVD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine with dining furniture and stereo/CD player.
Bedroom 1: A small and cosy room with sofa bed (for + 2), TV and video
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove included. Cot and high chair available.Patio area with furniture. Off road parking for 3 + cars.

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£350-£725
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Old Kennels Ref: SJJS

The Old Kennels sits above Tomintoul, reputedly the highest village in the Highlands, with spectacular views across to the mountains beyond. This single-storey, traditionally built holiday cottage was where the gundogs were housed when the area was owned by the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon. It is now part of the Glenlivet Crown Estate with its series of trails and wildlife programmes organised by the estate ranger in Tomintoul. The property has been refurbished and modernised whilst maintaining its traditional atmosphere with a farmhouse kitchen and modern bathroom, and open fires in the living room and master bedroom. It has a large garden on two levels and a separate vegetable garden where guests can pick their own produce. It is an ideal family base to explore both Speyside to the west and Dee and Donside to the east, the latter by way of the spectacular Tomintoul to Cock Bridge road. Tomintoul itself, which is less than a mile away, now has three craft shops and a number of eating places, one of which is the spacious and atmospheric lounge bar of the Glenavon Hotel which provides excellent family bar lunches.
Situated within the Cairngorm National Park, there is a wide variety of sporting activity to be enjoyed. Fishing is available at all levels from the local River Avon and its tributaries to the nearby Spey. The holiday cottage is within easy reach of golf courses of all standards including the championship course at Aviemore and the Donald Steel designed 9-hole course at nearby Ballindalloch Castle. There is superb local walking and dogs are welcomed in the main rooms. The Speyside Way spur starts in Tomintoul and the Cairngorm mountains offer outstanding climbing and hill walking. The Extreme Dream indoor climbing wall at Aviemore, also with an exciting outdoor programme, is very welcoming to all standards. Visitors can go dolphin watching by boat off the Moray Coast an hour away and explore the magnificent beaches. The Tomintoul trekking centre at St Bridget’s farm is a BHS approved centre with animals and treks to suit all standards. The cottage is in the centre of the Whisky Trail with the renowned Whisky Castle shop in Tomintoul and an excellent visitors’ centre at The Glenlivet. In winter there is skiing locally at the Lecht and at Aviemore, where guests can also visit the reindeer herd on the Cairngorms.

Living room with open fire. Large, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range cooker and Belfast sink. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with open fire. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Open fires - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Electricity range (double oven)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone–honesty box
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Vegetable garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Steps and sloping banks in garden

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£279-£1264
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Clunymhore Ref: 23146

This traditionally styled holiday cottage has been awarded the ’Bronze in Green Tourism Award’, and is adjacent to property 14110, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. With the dramatic backdrop of the often snowcapped Cairngorm mountains and hundreds of acres of Abernethy Forest (RSPB owned) Nethy Bridge spans the lower reaches of the River Nethy a mile before it reaches the River Spey, one of Scotland’s foremost salmon rivers. Outdoor activities include, fishing, tennis, bowling, golf, walking and skiing in winter. Shops and pub 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with 2ft 6in beds (for children). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£35per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). NB: There are 3 steps to the garden.

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£274-£728
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

The River Clunie is at the rear

This is one of a delightful group of four houses set on the fringe of this Royal village with the River Clunie gently flowing past at the rear. Very well furnished and equipped to a good standard offering a pleasant, comfortable holiday break. Braemar has easy walking, climbing for the ambitious, golf, salmon and trout fishing or just peace and tranquillity to enjoy the majestic scenery. Braemar is famous for its celebrated Highland Gathering and the breathtaking Linn of Dee. Ballater 17 miles, Aberdeen approximately 50 miles. Shop and pub 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Video. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: The garden overlooks the river.

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£308-£1044
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
The Coyles Ref: SOOJ

These two holiday properties stand near to each other in their own grounds, each with their own garden, and enjoy a convenient setting close to the heart of the delightful small market town of Ballater with good shops, hotels, restaurants and golf course near at hand. The Coyles (SOOJ) is a wonderful family house and perfect for larger gatherings, whether enjoying a special birthday or a relaxing get together with friends, with plenty of living space and very good amenities throughout to ensure a memorable and convivial holiday. On two levels, it offers a high standard of comfort throughout and is a great choice at any time of the year. The Coyles Cottage (SBH) is set in a delightful part of the garden and is well equipped throughout with a lovely sunny conservatory, and benefits from triple glazing and central heating throughout, affording year-round comfort. An excellent centre from which to discover the many places of interest nearby; Ballater itself is a lovely base with many links to the Royal family and historic castles nearby include Balmoral, Crathies and Craigievar. The Grampians offer wonderful hill walking and wildlife, and the surrounding area of Deeside is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Leisurely walks abound on the banks of the River Dee or alternatively tackle some of the Monros and other mountains in the Cairngorms - a short drive away via some majestic scenery. Skiing is 35 minutes’ drive going through parts of the Whisky Trail, and canoeing and mountain biking are also readily available throughout the region. Shops and pub 100 yards.

Living room with electric fire in surround and bay window. Sitting room with open fire in surround, TV and bay window. TV room. Well-equipped kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking). Two utilities, one large with door to garden. Sun room with French doors to garden. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: Five bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; two double, two twin, one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity fire included
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas/electricity range (double oven) included
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Internet connection
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Parking

WAS
NOW
£435-£1717
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Nuide House Ref: 19138

A very comfortable and substantial detached holiday property set in a marvellous elevated position in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, close to the home farm of this lovely highland estate. It is furnished and decorated to a very good standard, creating a comfortable home from home atmosphere - perfect for larger family gatherings. Surrounded by extensive lawns looking onto the glorious countryside, it is an ideal property to relax in after sampling some of the many leisure pursuits the area has to offer: wonderful walking and climbing, water sports at Loch Insh, mountain biking, skiing at Cairngorm, fishing on the River Spey (arranged through the estate), golf and horse riding all within easy reach. Inverness, Culloden and Cawdor Castle make interesting day trips or enjoy the area’s wildlife by visiting the Loch Garten nature reserve or the Highland Wildlife Park at Kingussie. Plenty of good shops and restaurants can be found in Aviemore, 15 miles, and Kingussie, 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Narrow, steep stairs to second floor: 2 twin bedrooms, one with additional single (for child), both with sloping ceilings.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring.

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NOW
£616-£1947
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Totally renovated, traditionally spacious, detached holiday cottage set in the small hamlet of Inverey, 4 miles out of Braemar on the road to the Linn of Dee. Wide open expansive views to the rear of the heather clad hills and mountains and attractive mature woodland with wonderful walks from the front door. Tracks lead to Derry Lodge and on into the Grampian Mountains. Golf, restaurants and shops in the village. Shop and pub 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (accessed via double).

Open fire in living room included. Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars).

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£260-£712
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Mar House Ref: UWR

Nestling in a secluded, wooded position overlooking the River Dee valley, this superior stone house has been totally restored to offer the finest facilities and provide every comfort to ensure an enjoyable stay. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and fine views, and the drawing room has an open fire making the property ideal for all year round holidays. Herds of red deer, stags and hinds, graze by the river during the evenings giving a feeling of tranquillity amidst the beautiful Highland scenery. It is situated in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the Cairngorm National Park and offers access to some of the best walking and climbing in Scotland, with the challenging Cairngorm mountains within easy reach. Fishing, stalking and shooting may be arranged through the estate. Winter sports are also catered for with skiing at Glenshee only a 20-minute drive.
For the less energetic a visit to the 16th-century Crathes Castle and Gardens at Banchory (40 miles) offers an exciting day out. The gardens provide a wonderful display at any time of the year with great yew hedges and a fascinating presentation of the art of topiary dating from 1702. There is also a children’s adventure playground. Closer to Mar House is Balmoral Castle – the Royal family’s Highland residence which offers the opportunity to pony trek and the chance to view various exhibitions, including one on the local wildlife. Golf is available at Braemar only 4 miles away and there are also excellent courses at Ballater and Aboyne.
Inverness is within easy reach and offers many attractions for all the family. Unusual places of interest include the Kiltmaker Centre, where a small visitor centre explains the whole process of making tartan, and the novel Balnain House, which explores the development of Highland music. Inverness Castle, perched above the river, offers the Castle Garrison Encounter, an entertaining interactive exhibition in which the visitor plays the role of a new recruit in the 18th-century Hanoverian army. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Drawing room with open fire. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast table. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; two double (one with 5ft bed) and two twin.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Acres of grassed land surrounding the property
  • Parking (for 3 cars)

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£513-£1772
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