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“Stylish and comfortable”
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25 reviews
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Hall at Christmas time
Lounge with 8KW log fire
Lounge
Kitchen with Aga range
Kitchen with 10 seater table
Bathroom downstairs walk in shower
Bathroom downstairs
Rear living room downstairs
Rear living room downstairs
Downstairs king size bedroom
Upstairs king size bedroom with cot & single bed
Upstairs kingsize bedroom with cot and single bed
Bunk bedroom (adult size)
Upstairs bathroom with bath & shower
Upstairs bathroom with bath & shower unit
Upstairs twin bedroom
Upstairs twin bedroom
Top landing with Yamaha keyboard
Games room with football table
Rear garden early spring
Rear enclosed garden with  8 seater picnic table
Picnic table 8 seater
Red Squirrel in back garden
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Tintohill
Biggar, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Stylish and comfortable”
Reviewed May 8, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend with the family,6 adults and 3 children in total, who booked for the week,and would certainly stay again. Stylishly furnished,very comfortable beds,lovely linens, and superbly equipped. On the doorstep for all the outdoor activities necessary to keep all ages amused. The house was bigger than the virtual tour showed with plenty of room for us all to spread out.The visiting red squirrels were a bonus! (I would love to know where the gorgeous coffee table came from!)

Date of stay: May 2017
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Management Response
May 10, 2017
Many thanks for the glowing review and rewarding to find that guests appreciate some of the finer aspects of The Squirrels.
Maybe be see you back again sometime soon?
Best wishes

Ian
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Breda S
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“High Quality, comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed October 18, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We booked this property for 3 nights to enable 8 of us to participate in the Aviemore half marathon. The location of the house was ideal - in a quiet cul-de-sac only 20 minutes walk from the marshalling and end point at the centre of town. The accommodation was beautifully decorated throughout with all rooms and bathrooms finished to a very high standard. Beds were extremely comfortable with flexible 4 season duvets and plenty of storage places for clothing in the bedrooms. Heating was sensibly limited to 20degreesC as the bedrooms can be very warm at night but this could be boosted if necessary in the living room by lighting the log burning stove for which there was plentiful supply of well seasoned logs. The kitchen was very well equipped with an excellent family sized aga, The garden outside was tidily kept and it was great to be able to watch red squirrels playing From the kitchen Windows. The parking at the front was enough for 4 cars but access is tight and care should be taken especially with larger vehicles entering and leaving the property.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: Comfort, high standard, location
Liked least: Tight access to parking are
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2016
Hi Breda,
Great to hear your stay went well at The Squirrels and found everything inside and outside to your satisfaction.
Thanks for the glowing review.

Ian
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davidsG91...
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely long weekend in a beautifully furnished property in a great location”
Reviewed October 17, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

the Squirrels is hidden away in a very quiet spot beside the river Durie on the Rothiemurcus estate. The location is ideal being very quiet and private but easy to find and offering convenient access to rothiemurcus, cairngorm and aviemore. Inside the property is furnished and decorated to a very high standard, the beds are very comfortable, there is plenty of hot water for showers after an active day. The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived and everything about ours stay went smoothly. We will stay here again I am sure.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: LoveLy interior decor
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2016
David,
Many thanks for the positive review of The Squirrels hopefully see you back again soon?

Thanks Ian
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Vintagela...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed August 20, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Just returned from a week's holiday at this lovely cottage. Nice quiet location but easy to reach all amenities. Grandchildren loved the garden and with weather being excellent they made great use of the water toys from the games room. Near the Rothiemurchus booking office and grand daughter enjoyed her afternoon pony outings. Furnished extremely tastefully and we all appreciated the high standard of fittings.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The sitting room at the rear of the house which I named 'The Snug' as it was so cosy
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2016
Review much appreciated and great to hear your holiday went well especially given the good weather, hope to see you back sometime soon.
Many thanks
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SueHHudde...
Huddersfield
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“A beautiful house”
Reviewed June 2, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The house was well equipped and tastefully decorated, it looked even better than the video. We were a large party so we appreciated the two sitting rooms and the big dining kitchen. We had some good weather and were able to sit in the garden and admire the hanging baskets and other lovely plants. It was just a short walk to the Rothiemurchus visitor centre and farm shop.
I would definitely recommend the place and hope to return..

Date of stay: May 2016
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2016
Appreciate the positive review and always pleased that guests had an enjoyable stay at The Squirrels, as always we look go continually improve.
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grace7312...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“This is a perfect holiday home”
Reviewed April 27, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This beautiful house was perfect for our family celebration. There was plenty of room for everyone - the kids commandeered the snug while the adults enjoyed the log burner in the living room. The bedrooms were warm and comfortable and very well appointed. The location was superb - close to Aviemore, yet just across the road from miles of woodland walks.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: Kitchen
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 28, 2016
Many thanks for the positive response, you're welcome back anytime.
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Emma P
1 review
“The Squirrels "a real find"”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our time, the property is of excellent quality and ideally positioned to take in the many activities on offer in the area.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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