Glencairn Cottage ref: CC512059

Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within the Cairngorm National Park, Glencairn Cottage is a delightful whitewashed stone cottage oozing with charm. Completely refurbished in recent years it is ideal for couples or small families. The lounge has deep leather sofas, a traditional Victorian fireplace with wood burning stove and a modern dining area. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped. There are two attractively presented bedrooms and a bright, modern bathroom. the good sized private garden at the back of the cottage has a large lawn area; ideal for pets, children or a quiet drink after a day’s activities. Set within the Glenlivet highland estate, this area is a walkers and cyclists paradise. An extensive network of way marked trails extending to over 100 miles gives unlimited access for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove (for use October - April only),  Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD and free Wi-fi
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility Room: With washing machine and space for outdoor gear
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds
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. Cot and high chair available

Miscellaneous

Fully enclosed garden with picnic table and chairs. Lockable shed for storing bikes On street parking immediately outside.

  • Nearest town
    Tomintoul
  • Shops
    50 Yards
  • Distance
    50 Yards
  • Restaurant
    50 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Aviemore
  • Pub
    50 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    25 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The Lecht Ski centre is just 5 miles away and two of the other five Scottish Ski centres are also within easy driving distance. Places of historic interest abound. The castles of Balmoral, Craigevar and Crathes are all within easy reach and the famous Whisky Trail encompasses many of the renowned Highland malts that originate in the region. Tomintoul Distillery is just a few miles outside the village. For climbers and serious walkers the area is superb, with the whole of the magnificent Cairngorm mountain range right on the doorstep. Tomintoul has the backdrop of the spectacular Ben Avon range of peaks. It is also ideal for wildlife watchers - buzzards, kestrels, deer and red squirrel amongst many others. Salmon and trout fishing is available on the local stretch of the renowned river Avon (permits available from the post office) and free fishing for brown trout is also available locally. Set round a traditional village square, Tomintoul has a good selection of local amenities. From individual shops to restaurants, pubs and cafes and the cottage’s location ensures that visitors feel very much part of village life. There is even an outdoor bowling green (the highest in the UK). The owner of Glencairn Cottage is a renowned artist and the cottage is adorned with many of her superb paintings. The gallery adjoins the cottage and visitors are offered a preferential price for the art work on sale. Golfers are spoilt for choice, with numerous excellent courses within an easy drive, including Grantown-on-Spey, Nairn, Nethybridge and Boat of Garten.Aviemore, the ’outdoor capital’ of the Cairngorms is under an hour’s drive through the mountains, and to the north lies the beautiful Moray coast, renowned for its long sandy beaches and only resident pod of bottle nosed dolphins. Tomintoul and the surrounding area is a place that people discover, fall in love with and return many times, due to its unspoilt nature and spectacular surroundings.

Things to do nearby

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

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 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.

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

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

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

Blair Castle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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