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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Tomintoul, Moray, Scotland

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Melissa O
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed February 25, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Just returned from a great half term week in the cottage. Fantastic location (use directions on website as sat nav not reliable) - garden to play in was lovely for children (take care with little ones as near water), huge space to build a snowman and a couple of sledges in dog kennel next to cottage which we used when snow came in.
Well maintained and warm, appreciated the wifi and Katie was perfect host, came over when we arrived and was on hand if needed (the tape and glue to repair boys ski suit was much appreciated! And they loved meeting the dogs)
Lovely 5km circular walk from cottage, Tomintoul also walkable in 30mins (with children) closest to Lecht Ski centre with loads to do in area (before snow arrived on last 2 days)
Would return (and will do if we don't need larger property for family who want to join us next year)

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alan o
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 17, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

An excellent place to spend some time, a very nice area with cracking veiws down to a river, plenty of wildlife around including roe deer paying a visit most evenings. The cottage is lovely and Katie is well worth a mention, nothing is too much trouble for her, a very helpful lady, The cottage is not sat nav freindly but Katie soon put us on the right track. We would like to return at some point in the future. Alan

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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“What a beautiful place.”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had a stunning time at Mcloeds Cottage. The place is so peaceful and beautiful and the people are so very welcoming and helpful. We had an excellent time snowboarding down the garden, skiing at the lecht, and biking at nearby Grantown and the Glenlivet tracks. Thank you for a really special and enjoyable Hogmanay. We will definitely be back.

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744Emma
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Highland hideaway”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This was just such a perfect holiday. Only one week though was not enough. Cottage great, everything you need and so cosy and warm, nice to have 2 bathrooms. TV and WIFI a bonus for the kids but the surroundings were just the ultimate. Walking every day, just from out of the back door and you are in the Cairngorms is something very special. We did as others have and travelled around every day. Reindeer day was so funny, nice beach day at Nairn, river and shopping at Grantown on Spey, Osprey Centre for red squirrels and the local ponies just made the week.
Katie was a lovely hostess and we hope to come back next year and have another really relaxing holiday that really had something for all of us.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: not being organised with our fishing stuff so couldn't enjoy fishing from the local river and pools :(
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Patricia...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Complete relaxation”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We have had a wonderful week here at Mcleods Cottage so pretty so peaceful while at the same time being in the middle of everywhere,we have travelled far and wide from here while all the time knowing we had a lovely cottage to come home too!
Will be recommending this cottage to all our friends and family.
The help of Katie was wonderful she is a very friendly lady who made this a wonderful holiday.

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Liked best: The country setting
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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GingerPad...
Scotland
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot for a peaceful break”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

We stayed in the cottage for a week over the Easter break. Spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and with some nice touches like WiFi, McLeod's Cottage offered us everything we could have wanted from a Highland holiday. Katie is a great host and had plenty of good advice on what o see and do in the local area. With red squirrels, hens, ducks and pheasants in the garden, highland cattle in the fields and with night skies so clear we could see satellites as well as stars and planets it offered a perfect location for us. We brought our bikes with us and had three great days out, including cycling from the cottage up Glen Avon, a spectacular valley that leads into the heart of the Cairngorms. The nearby Glenlivet mountain bike trails offer some of the best trail riding in Scotland. A visit to the Speyside Cooperage and the Glenfarclas Distillery were great days out too. Most of our time though was spent around the cottage. The garden provides loads of space for the kids to play, fish and practice bushcraft. All in all, its been very hard to find fault.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Having to go home.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Matthew M
Eccleston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Scottish Highland Getaway”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

From the moment we turned into the Estate gates we all fell in love with this secluded highland cottage. Coming from a busy lifestyle and constant background noise the first thing we had to get used to was the serene quiet, the only noise to break the silence was the gentle babble of the Ailnack water which runs at the bottom of the cottage garden. Outside the cottage is an enormous garden that leads to the river which gave our children aged 9 and 12, at that time, hours and hours of enjoyment exploring and trying to catch fish from the river in their nets. Inside the cottage was very well appointed with everything we needed to make our stay like home from home; there was and ample supply of clean fresh towels available and good quality bedding which combined with the peacefulness of the area made for an excellent nights sleep. The walking around the cottage is simply breathtaking and invigorating and will give you a good appetite for a meal at the excellent Clockhouse restaurant which is in easy walking distance in the village of Tomintoul. The Village of Tomintoul has a excellent array of shops selling everything from your daily newspapers to a bottle of local Tomintoul Whiskey.. There is a good art gallery in the village which sell some fantastic paintings by local artist Jane Lannagan which we simply could not resist taking home two paintings of Tomintoul to remind us of this wonderful place. There are plenty of good days out also within the area for the children to enjoy, Landmark Adventure Forest at Carrbridge is a great day out and one we go back to time and time again. This cottage is a prefect location for all kinds of parties from families, like us, whole family group getaways to couples in need of a relaxing week away. We booked the cottage through Katie, who lives on the estate, who was extremely helpful and friendly and made our whole experience of the Scottish Highlands one to remember. We have booked the cottage again for this year and will without doubt be one of our annual holiday destinations for many years to come, a definite jewel in the wonderful Scottish Highlands.

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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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