Highlea ref: UK13201

Tomintoul, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

This semi-detached property, with the owner living adjacent, provides a great base for guests looking to explore this beautiful area of Scotland, perfect for a family or group of friends. Situated in the picturesque village of Tomintoul and within strolling distance to the village shop, café and restaurant, Highlea benefits from 3 bedrooms and a lovely enclosed garden. The wood burner provides a warm and comfortable feel, making it a great place to relax after a long day of exploring.
Tomintoul is a beautiful village, set on the slopes of the Cairngorm Mountains, making it perfect for year round activities.
The Speyside Whisky Trail is easily accessible with the Glenlivet Distillery only 5 miles away. The beautiful Glenlivet Estate provides many walking and cycling opportunities. Stroll through the hills taking in the stunning landscapes while enjoying the sights and sounds of local Scottish nature.
The larger town of Grantown-on-Spey is 14 miles away and provides a golf course and a museum, and lovely town centre with small shops and cafés. Wonderful and diverse Aviemore is situated 27 miles away and is a delight all year round. Winter provides fantastic snow activities and summer is perfect to explore the areas and many lochs. Shop, pub and restaurant 175 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

5 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with patio. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps to the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Grantown-on-Spey
  • Shops
    175 yards
  • Distance
    14.1 miles
  • Restaurant
    175 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Aviemore
  • Pub
    175 yards
  • Railway station distance
    27.5 miles
  • Lake
    27 miles (loch)

About the local area

With a rare wildlife stronghold and a landscape shaped by the ice ages the Cairngorms National Park is full of scenic variety and has a treasure trove of natural wonders for you to enjoy.

Walk the Cairngorms hills which were formed when the last age covered this country. With landscapes characterized by high, rounded humps carved through deep and spectacular gorges the variety of geology in the area is truly amazing. It is also home to a fantastic array of rare wildlife. One quarter of Britain's 400 most rare and endangered wildlife species are protected within the park. If you are lucky you might spot such species as the golden eagle, otter, pine marten, osprey and Red kite sheltering in amongst the sub-Arctic and mountain plants.

The glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova and Mark are well known destinations for walkers as they are all easily accessible by car. They offer low level walks but also provide access to tougher long distance hikes into the south east section of the park. Make sure you take the funicular railway up nearly 1,200m to the summit of CairnGorm Mountain to enjoy spectacular views.

As well as the impressive uplands in the area the lochs and rivers in the region are home to some world class salmon fishing, wildlife and habitats making it yet another area not to be missed. The waters offer a variety of scenic delights including gorges, waterfalls and tranquil expanses of streams.

For woodland and forest walks visit Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of Caledonian Pine Forest. Or if you are in search of a beach visit Loch Morlich where the sandy expanse proves popular with fisherman and water sports enthusiasts.

Many attractions are connected with the area's history or wildlife and are great places to learn more about the natural wonders that surround you. Whether you have a passion for wildlife, whisky or walking, or simply want to have fun, you will never be short of something new to experience in this wonderful area of The Cairngorms National Park.

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.

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

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

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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