Turin Nurin Cottage ref: UK5247

Tomatin, near Inverness, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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2
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2
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Pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Accessed by a woodland forest track, this beautifully presented, single-storey cottage enjoys a unique setting, nestling beside a small stream, on the edge of the forest above Tomatin village in the Monadhliath Mountains. Completely secluded with no passing traffic you can relax with the sounds of the birds chirping and see nature at its best. The fully fenced 200-acre woodland has a range of sign-posted walks, which vary in difficulty and a large range of wildlife, such as its own resident red deer herd. It is also home to red squirrels, red kites and golden eagles, and also a diverse range of insects, rare dragonflies, grouse and pheasants. You may even catch a glimpse of the occasional wildcat or capercaillie, which have been seen. In the evening you are likely to see or hear the sounds of a wide range of wildlife whilst sitting on the patio. The property is detached and was completed in 2015 on the site of the original ruin, using natural stone and slate throughout. Furnished to a very good standard, Turin Nurin Cottage makes a superb base for exploring the immediate area, the Cairngorms and Northern Highlands all which are made even more special by the warm ambiance of the setting.
Tomatin is a small rural village which is just 15 miles south of Inverness, the Highland Capital. The village plays hosts to world renowned Tomatin Distillery, where you can sample whisky in the visitor centre and take a tour of the facilities. There is a thriving local community centre with many activities throughout the year. From the cottage you can visit many historic attractions that this lovely area has to offer, including Culloden Battlefield and Fort George, as well as Cawdor and Brodie Castles to name but a few. Take a visit to Drumnadrochit, a good monster spotting location, or take a trip along Loch Ness on a cruise. A trip along the Moray coastline, taking in the small fishing villages and the opportunity to see the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins is really worthwhile.
You could also take a trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail, the only one of its kind in the world. Just south of Tomatin are the Cairngorm National Park and the bustling towns of Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, which are well worth a visit. There are numerous activities in and around the area including dolphin sea trips, fishing, deer stalking, grouse and pheasant shooting. The Findhorn Valley, in Tomatin, is famous for its wild birds and bird spotting activities all year round and popular “up the glen”. Skiing and snowboarding, as well as mountain biking, zip lining and kayaking, are all available in the Cairngorm National Park. You will also find a range of very good golf courses within easy range, including the world renowned Castle Stuart course. The less energetic, can sit back, relax and unwind in this truly lovely unique property, where many happy memories are sure to be made. Beach 16 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With vaulted ceiling and tiled floor.
Living area: With 46" Freesat TV, DVD player and French doors leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob and microwave.
Utility room: With fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair.

Miscellaneous

Large patio with, garden furniture and BBQ. 200-acre enclosed woodland grounds. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream in the ground, 15 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    16 miles
  • Restaurant
    6 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    6 miles
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    4½ 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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