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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
Interaction with guests
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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6 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2018

This property was wonderful. It was clean and comfortable and easy to live in. There were plenty of walks from the door or wildlife to watch through the window.

Date of stay: October 2018
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Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Fantastic! I never think perfection is possible, but always very pleased to know people have enjoyed their stay. All the best and hopefully can welcome you back sometime. Cheers!

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for the bank holiday weekend this is a high class cottage with stunning views and the wild garden is magnificent the wildlife came to us from red squirrels all different types of birds and had a wee visit from a roe deer....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Paul R
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and Thunder in the Glens, and thanks for the great review! Pleased you got some pretty good wildlife action in the garden too over a short stay. Hope we might be able to welcome you back sometime. All the...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The cottage, and the Highlands, were the highlight of a two week trip through Scotland for us. The cottage is beautifully appointed, bright and airy. Everything you could need, to a high spec. The surrounds are gorgeous - mature woods and hills, on a road...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Marek0nline
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Sorry a wee bit late in responding to your very kind review! But, reviews much appreciated and you're very welcome to return any time.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

My friend booked this cottage for us, our boyfriends and friends for a long weekend in August. The cottage is fantastic, extremely well equipped and beautifully finished. Great location and close to lots of walks and little shops. Highly recommend!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 548alanam
Excursion736220, VR Owner at Bright newly renovated cottage with large garden in Cairngorms National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Sorry a wee bit late in responding to your very kind review! Much appreciated, though, and we hope we can welcome you all back again in the future. All the best until then!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just returned from a week's fabulous holiday in this great place. The house has everything you need for your stay; it's a home-from-home but with much better views! The house is spacious, bright and airy, it's been well-designed and thought through. It was great to...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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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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