The Dookit ref: UK13304

Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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Changeover day
  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 

Description

The Dookit is a superb space for families and groups, with its location in the heart of Aviemore making it such an attractive option for a holiday.
Aviemore is one of the best locations for a Scottish Highlands holiday and adventure. The town is surrounded by secluded lochs, ancient forest and more outdoor pursuits to enjoy than you can imagine.
With Aviemore at the foot of the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park there are walking, biking and ski trails galore. The walking is some of the finest in Europe thanks to the sheer size and remoteness of the national park. You can easily explore the Speyside Way and the 31 miles of trails within the Rothiemarchas Estate.
There are all levels of mountain bike trails to be enjoyed from The Dookit, and if you want to stay on the road there are truly great high circuits to tackle.
The winter season is special because Aviemore transforms into an alpine town with easy access to winter sports, including skiing at Cairngorms Mountain. But what really makes this area special is the ski touring off piste into the unique wilderness where special UK species are to be found. It’s the reason why BBC ’Springwatch’ and ’Winterwatch’ have based themselves close to Aviemore in recent years.
Watersports are abundant too, especially at local Loch Morlish which is, in fact, the only inland loch in Scotland with a seaside award for a clean beach and bathing water. It’s an excellent kayaking and sailing location.
Fishing is popular across the Highlands, but nowhere more than along the River Spey which runs through Aviemore. The Abernethy Angling Association manages the excellent Aviemore Beat and day/week tickets are available for purchase. All pools are within a short walk from Daviot Bheag and there are many other fishing lochs locally to enjoy as well.
When not out exploring The Dookit is an excellent place to stay, not just because of its location, but because it has been renovated to a very high standard and has been tastefully decorated. It’s the sort of place that even though there’s loads to do on the doorstep, you’re quite happy to just chill out at the holiday home!
There aren’t many places better to stay in Aviemore. You’re in the thick of it and have a fantastic, luxurious property to recharge in. The Dookit will keep you coming back to Aviemore over and over again. Shop 500 yards, pub 300 yards and restaurant 400 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 50" Freeview Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Aviemore
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    400 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Aviemore
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 miles
  • Lake
    2.4 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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