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Sycamore Cottage

9 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Cosy self-catering accommodation sleeps two. Situated between Aviemore and Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms National Park close to the River Spey and surrounded by woods and farmland. Boat of Garten village is within a mile. Refurbished in 2018 to a high standard, Sycamore Cottage provides cosy accommodation for single people or couples looking for a relaxed break in idyllic surroundings, or for those who want to take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The cottage is in a secluded location with wonderful views overlooking the River Spey and Strathspey Steam Railway track with the Cairngorm mountains in the background. Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement In the grounds of the owners’ house, but with separate access and parking, Sycamore Cottage stands b...Cosy self-catering accommodation sleeps two. Situated between Aviemore and Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms National Park close to the River Spey and surrounded by woods and farmland. Boat of Garten village is within a mile. Refurbished in 2018 to a high standard, Sycamore Cottage provides cosy accommodation for single people or couples looking for a relaxed break in idyllic surroundings, or for those who want to take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The cottage is in a secluded location with wonderful views overlooking the River Spey and Strathspey Steam Railway track with the Cairngorm mountains in the background. Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement In the grounds of the owners’ house, but with separate access and parking, Sycamore Cottage stands beside the tree after which it is named, which is over 100 years old. The cottage is about 50 years old, but has been recently refurbished to a high standard. Use has been made throughout of locally sourced wood, which has been oiled to provide a natural look. There is storage for skis/fishing rods outside and a covered porch for bikes. The cottage is fully centrally heated, with double glazing throughout, and also has a wood-burning stove. The cosy open-plan living area is furnished with a sofa and easy chair, and has a 43” smart TV with Freesat. The well-equipped kitchen area has solid oak worktops, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave etc. There is also a washing machine / dryer. A welcome hamper containing local produce and a bottle of wine can be provided on request. An archway leads through to the bedroom, which boasts a hand-crafted king-size bed and an en-suite shower room. There is an outside seating area with table and chairs and a handcrafted stool with boot storage and hooks for wet coat storage. The self contained garden contains a clothes dryer and pegs are provided. There is free wifi throughout. Mobile coverage is OK on most networks.More
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About the Owner
Martin J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2018
Interaction with guests
We live in the main house just a few metres from the cottage. We will meet you on arrival to show you around and will be available throughout your stay if you should need anything. We are able to advise on things to do locally, including arranging wildlife trips and recommending places to visit.
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Reviewed 21 May 2019

A great welcome from Martin & Briony, good clear communication throughout, very attentive hosts without being intrusive. Cottage was well-equipped and spotlessly clean. Well worth booking the 'welcome basket', especially enjoyed the eggs from their own hens. Really comfortable bed, very high though...did take a...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed 29 April 2019

A quality cottage, perfectly located for anyone who like the outdoors. Cairngorms within easy reach and some gentler walks nearby. Being the only cottage there, no problem with noisy neighbours. Watched the birds, at the feeders, for hours. Very friendly black Labrador for company now...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank BrianNOT
Management response:Responded 1 May 2019

Hi Brian, thank you for your kind review. We would be very pleased to welcome you back again.

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Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay in Sycamore Cottage set on the edge of Boat of Garten, Martin the owner could not of been any more welcoming and helpful during my stay. Plenty of walks from the doorstep and surrounding area for exploring and taking in the...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Paul N
Management response:Responded 18 March 2019

We're glad you and Wallace enjoyed your stay. You were great guests and we'd love to have you back again some time!

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here, the cottage is lovely and clean with great views of the Cairngorms. The owners were friendly and helpful. We hope to return!

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank ioc100
Management response:Responded 18 February 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review. We hope to see you back again in the future.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
Management response:Responded 18 February 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Water Views
Safe
Dryer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cable/satellite TV
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this rental to someone who plans to do many outdoor activities during their trip?YesNoUnsure
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How to get there
Coming from Aviemore / Carrbridge on the A95, drive into Drumuillie and then take the first turning on the right, sharp right into a narrow lane, just before the road starts to bend to the left. Sycamore Cottage will be right in front of you. There is usually parking available at the top of the lane. Please call at Locheil house next door on arrival. Coming from Grantown-on-Spey on the A95, drive through Drumuillie until you pass the last house on the left, then turn to the left into a narrow lane, and Sycamore Cottage will be right in front of you. There is usually parking available at the top of the lane. Please call at Locheil house next door on arrival.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km
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