Cruachan ref: CC512046

Newtonmore near Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Free Pets 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Cruachan is an attractive, single-storey terraced cottage situated in the pretty Highland village of Newtonmore in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains.  This lovely wee cottage has a warm and cosy ambience, with an original fireplace in the main lounge, thick stone walls and two pretty bedrooms. There is a bright modern bathroom and well-equipped kitchen.  The garden is mainly grassed with a small stone patio area.  Newtonmore is a peaceful, friendly village, just 12 miles south of 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 Park (free entry) a must for all visitors.  Newtonmore Highland Games on first Saturday of August which includes the Clan MacPherson rally and Mass Pipe Bands marching into the Eilan.  Free tennis courts (rackets and balls provided in cottage).  Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Experience has been enjoyed by previous guests to Cruachan.  Hogmanay in Newtonmore draws people from all around to enhoy the Torchlight Parade and firework display and a free dram to welcome in the New Year!  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 Cairngorm 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.  Cruachan provides a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.  Tea/coffee/sugar also supplied.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is at ground floor level, has electric storage heating and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, Free view TV and DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with a freezer compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With smaller 2’6" single bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and high chair supplied on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with grassed area leading out to woodland beyond.  Small shed available for outdoor equipment storage. On street parking adjoins property. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.

  • Nearest town
    Newtonmore
  • Shops
    50 Yards
  • Distance
    50 Yards
  • Restaurant
    50 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Newtonmore
  • Pub
    50 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    500 Yards
  • Lake

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Highland Wildlife Park

Discover Scotland's wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountain and tundra regions. Meet the Amur tigers, snow monkeys, wolves, red pandas and even polar bears! All just seven miles from Aviemore.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Open all year round the Cairngorm Mountain Railway offers a unique gateway into this ancient glacial landscape with fantastic views of the mountain landscapes. Tel: 01479 861261

Highland Folk Museum

This award winning museum has a 1700's township with turf houses and open peat fires, a working croft with animals and a play area with cafe. Tel: 01463 663800

Auchgourish Botanic Gardens

A fascinating four star 10 acre garden containing collections of over 2,000 hardy and unusual plant species from across the world. Tel: 01479 831464

Spreyside Heather Garden and Visitor Centre

Multi award winning attraction with quality gifts, antique shop, exhibition, garden centre and wildlife viewing stations. Tel: 01479 851359

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Join the reindeer herder out on the mountainside where the reindeer graze in their natural environment. Treks available from June to September! Tel: 01479 861228

Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Osprey Centre overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish eating birds of prey. Watch them via the CCTV linkup. Tel: 01479 831476

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safari

Guided wildlife excursions with a friendly, experienced local nature watcher. View the wonderful world of birds and wildlife in remote areas of the Scottish Highlands. Tel: 01479 811169

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

A fantastic day of fun and discovery with watercoaster, maze, play area, tree top trail, towers and lots more. Tel: 0800 731 3446

Drumin Castle

Constructed in the mid 14th century this well fortified tower house was one the strong hold of Alexander Steward the `Wolf of Badenoch'. Great views and attractive walks close by. Tel: 01479 870070

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