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Douglas Fir Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Douglas Fir Cottage is a luxurious and spacious two bedroom self-catering cottage in the heart of the Caringorms National Park near Aviemore. The cottage is part of Highland Holiday Cottages, a top quality family run small business offering amazing pet friendly accommodation and is #1 on TripAdvisor in the area. The cottage is accessed through a hallway/porch (shared with Cedar Cottage) where you can store all your outdoor gear and boots. The open plan living room is cosy and offers all of the creature comforts of a home from home including leather sofas, eco friendly wood burning stove, 32” HD satellite TV, DVD, portable stereo and Internet access via free-to-access WiFi broadband. The kitchen is well equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all of the equip...Douglas Fir Cottage is a luxurious and spacious two bedroom self-catering cottage in the heart of the Caringorms National Park near Aviemore. The cottage is part of Highland Holiday Cottages, a top quality family run small business offering amazing pet friendly accommodation and is #1 on TripAdvisor in the area. The cottage is accessed through a hallway/porch (shared with Cedar Cottage) where you can store all your outdoor gear and boots. The open plan living room is cosy and offers all of the creature comforts of a home from home including leather sofas, eco friendly wood burning stove, 32” HD satellite TV, DVD, portable stereo and Internet access via free-to-access WiFi broadband. The kitchen is well equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all of the equipment needed to self cater in comfort (e.g. blender, cafetiere, small thermos flask and knife sharpener). The bedrooms are light and airy with a king-size bed in one room and a twin in the other. The french doors in the living room give access to the walled patio area facing the Lochan where there is a paved area with seating. Guests have access to a gym with strength and conditioning equipment, a 5/6 person traditional sauna, a golf practice area, a games room (with a table football table, playstation and various other games) and mountain bikes to borrow on a first come first saved basis. Guests are also free to borrow a BBQ, take ice from the ice machine, or make use of the communal laundry room for a wash or dry at a small cost. The price includes towels and linen, and a large basket of logs for the wood burning stove, but excludes electricity which you pay by honesty box and card meter in your cottage (we make no profit from this charge). The cottage was extensively and sympathetically renovated in late 2017 including: new Hypnos mattress, complete internal re-painting, new/improved lighting, new internal oak doors, new carpets, new curtains, new soft furnishings and pictures and a new fleet of mountain bikes.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Lily Mayne (Property Manager Leanne Luckhurst)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
Highland Holiday Cottages is a family-run business and we live on site. In order to give you the greatest flexibility possible for your arrival we will leave the cottage unlocked ready for you, with the key inside. While we respect some guest’s preference for privacy, we hope to meet all of our guests during the course of their stay and are always available to answer questions or address issues. Guests are welcome to knock on the door to the house or to contact us by phone if we are not on site for any reason.
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

The cottages are very well equipped and clean, nice welcome treats were provided and it was great to use the log burner in the evenings, as even in the summer it can get chilly. The location is perfect, there are beautiful walks all around. Yes...More

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

We have been coming here for 10 years and the welcome and the cottags has been consistently good all that time. Clean and comfortable cottage that we think of as our 2nd home. The children call it our Scotland home and the new owners are...More

Date of stay: February 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

We spent 4 nights in the Douglas fir cottage. When we arrived there were fresh flowers and a hand written card to welcome us. The cottage was pristine and beautifully decorated. There was a log burner in the living room and the kitchen was fully...More

Date of stay: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

simply a hidden gem of a holiday spot so friendly peaceful and quality accommodation clean fresh and tidy you don't need anymore to relax. the cottages are a short skip off the A9 but far enough to forget its there, walk out from the cottages...More

Date of stay: October 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

A wonderful relaxing stay with everything you could possibly need. Lily and Jon made us all feel welcome and went out their way to accommodate us (including our dog). The setting was just perfect with beautiful scenery and impressive backdrop, yet great access to the...More

Date of stay: August 2021
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Reviewed June 12, 2021

Everything was perfect, thanks to meticulous care and preparation of our Douglas Fir cottage. Exceptional attention to detail - everything worked, everything was immaculate, and the location was all we could have hoped for or expected for peace and quiet. This part of Scotland is...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Reviewed May 31, 2021

Highland Cottages are just outside Newtonmore in a fabulous setting, with hills and mountains on your doorstep. The peace and quiet is wonderful and the wildlife fantastic. The location is an ideal base for exploring the Cairngorm and all that the have to offer. Ideal...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2020

Stayed in Douglas Fir which like all the other cottages is amazing. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard and has all the amenities needed for a wonderful break. The cottage is cosy and the log fire is wonderful. Douglas Fir has its...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

An excellent small cosy cottage, really clean and well presented, very well stocked with everything you'd need including logs, firelighters, and a kitchen well equipped. Very dog and child friendly in beautifully kept grounds. Owners super friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed August 20, 2020

We love the cottages and come every two years. They are cosy and well kitted out. The new beds are very comfortable and the sound proofing means you can't really hear the A9 at all. No sign of the water voles this year but we...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
The cottage is set in a rural location near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park half a mile off the main A9 Glasgow/Edinburgh-Inverness road. It is a perfect location from which to explore the Cairngorms and numerous local attractions including the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular, Strathspey Steam Railway, Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Dalwhinnie Distillery, Landmark Forest Adventure Park and House of Bruar. For trips further afield, the A9 provides good access north/south, while the nearby A86 opens up the west, with Fort William only 75 minutes away. For activity enthusiasts the area offers almost unlimited opportunities for walkers, mountain bikers, golfers and water sports enthusiasts.
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Car advised
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Frequently Asked Questions about Douglas Fir Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages

Douglas Fir Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Douglas Fir Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Douglas Fir Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Douglas Fir Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.