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Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Glencoldon Cottage is in the village of Boat of Garten, 6 miles from Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It has recently been fully renovated (completed in 2017); also gaining a Green Tourism Gold Award for its eco-friendly features. It is ideal for 4-6 people. The village is on the River Spey between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, and is ideally located for easy access to the huge range of attractions and outdoor activities that the area is renowned for. Grantown-on-Spey also marks the start of the world famous Whisky Trail. Heat, power and log usage all included in the rental. Amongst the full range of facilities, there is also a bike shelter with secure locking facility, a new wood burning stove, and a spacious balcony deck area with views to the Cairngorms and s...Glencoldon Cottage is in the village of Boat of Garten, 6 miles from Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It has recently been fully renovated (completed in 2017); also gaining a Green Tourism Gold Award for its eco-friendly features. It is ideal for 4-6 people. The village is on the River Spey between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, and is ideally located for easy access to the huge range of attractions and outdoor activities that the area is renowned for. Grantown-on-Spey also marks the start of the world famous Whisky Trail. Heat, power and log usage all included in the rental. Amongst the full range of facilities, there is also a bike shelter with secure locking facility, a new wood burning stove, and a spacious balcony deck area with views to the Cairngorms and surrounding wildlife. The large fenced, child-safe, 'wild' garden is bounded by accessible woodland to the rear and the 65-mile Speyside Way to the front (running parallel to the famous Strathspey Steam Railway – you can see this running past several times a day!). The garden is partly an extension of the surrounding environment, with red squirrels in recent residence, and partly an area where you can enjoy a barbeque, or a game of volleyball, badminton or mini-football on the small lawn. More
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About the Owner
Derek P
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2017
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The thing I love most when arriving at the cottage is the instant peace! As this is one of the reasons many guests visit the Cairngorms too, we decided we would not divert you from starting to unwind with a big welcome party, but would ensure you have all you need to quickly make yourselves at home. I have been lucky enough to spend time at the cottage for 50+ years! So, having enjoyed all the local highlights ourselves, and with our own children too, we are more than happy to share our knowledge. We realise many people come with their own adventure already planned, but, for others, we provide maps and information on local favourites; and leave you many ways to get in touch if you want some guidance or to discuss any plans in detail.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked at the last minute for a long weekend with our young family. The cottage was well equipped and clean and so quiet! A safe environment and interesting garden for the little ones to explore. Wildlife in the garden included deer, red squirrel and woodpecker....More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Bruce M
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you had an enjoyable stay and a great holiday! The woodpecker is a recent arrival in the garden this year. Don't know if it's nesting there - one certainly used to. I think the very young Roe Deer just pass through and...More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2019

Date of stay: May 2019
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Perfect cottage in the woods. What looks like a wooden chalet from the outside turns into an amazing contemporary home when inside. The house was wonderfully clean and well furnished, the kitchen was very well equipped with quality appliances. The biggest attraction of Glendoldon is...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Evelyn485
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thanks for staying! Very pleased you enjoyed your New Year at the cottage. Will be great to welcome you back again! All the best for now!

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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2018
Reviewed 18 November 2018

A wonderful cottage located beautifully among a wonderful landscape - I really can't praise Glencoldon Cottage highly enough. It truly is a place of wonder when you return late and see a bed of stars upon your drive up to the property. Inside, it is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Glenn A
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Incredible review! Thank you so much. Very pleased you made it to Boat of Garten in the end! And always very pleased to know that guests have enjoyed staying at the cottage. I hope we can maintain the highest level of customer service that you...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Private Garden
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About the neighbourhood
Glencoldon Cottage is a short 10-15 min walk along the Speyside Way (Kinchurdy Road) to a variety of village amenities (2 shops, hotel, restaurant, steam train station, bus stops, etc.). The village itself offers a combination of tranquility, a little off the beaten track, and easy access to Cairngorms National Park activities and amenities, available on foot, bike, public transport and even steam train! The village lies six miles north east of Aviemore. For wider exploring, perhaps up through the world renowned whisky trail, over towards the Great Glen or exploring the Moray Firth and Black Isle, Boat-of-Garten is well placed just off the national rail and road network (A9, A95).
Getting around
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Boat of Garten is located in one of the areas of the Cairngorm National Park most easily accessible by public transport, with nearby connections for bus, rail and air travel. Whilst a car is not essential, there may be certain activities / locations not accessible by the following links By Rail – Nearest mainline station: Aviemore (on London - Edinburgh - Inverness mainline) By Steam Train - Station in Boat of Garten. Shuttles to Aviemore By Bus - Service 34 goes to Aviemore, Grantown on Spey, Carrbridge and Inverness. By Bicycle - too many off-road cycle routes to mention, including in the National Park and on Speyside Way. Many village-to-village tracks. National Cycle Route 7 passes through the village.
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