Newtonmore is a peaceful, friendly village, just 12 miles south od Aviemore. Known as ’Monarch of the Glen Country’ which was filmed close by, it has a real Highland flavour and some unusual and unique attractions. There is an excellent golf course just a short walk from the back of the cottage, and an interesting Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore is also home to the Clan MacPherson museum. Highland games are held annually in the summer. There is a good selection of small local shops, cafes and restaurants, all within a few yards of the property. The surrounding area is renowned for its wealth of outdoor activities. There is a large riding centre which offers pony trekking in the surrounding hills and mountain bike trails, canoeing, sailing, climbing and hill walking are all available locally. This area is also famed for its excellent fishing, with the mighty River Spey close to hand. For walkers, the Speyside Way provides over 100 miles of way marked trails through stunning countryside. Aviemore, the ’capital’ of the Cairngom National Park, is just 10 minutes drive away offers a wealth of sporting opportunities. Although renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, Aviemore is a village for all seasons and there is a vast array of all year round activities and outdoor pursuits. For the less energetic there is a funicular railway that runs up the side of the Cairngorm mountain range, with incredible views from the top. Visit Britain’s only herd of free ranging reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre or take a husky trail ride through the foothills of the mountains - a memorable and unique day out.