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Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Elm 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 large hallway/porch 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 c...Elm 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 large hallway/porch 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 Lily & Jon Mayne)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

We stayed in Elm cottage for 4 nights and everything was simply perfect. Elm cottage was pristine with everything you could want. The cottage was cosy and perfect for a relaxing stay. The beds were very comfortable and all furniture and equipment high quality. This...More

Date of stay: November 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

This was our second stay at Highland Holiday Cottages and yet again it was great! High-quality accommodation in a fantastic and accessible location. The additional bedroom and patio at Elm Cottage really made for a comfortable week-long break. Lily and Jon - we look forward...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Jamie W
Reviewed February 22, 2020

Ideal location for exploring this part of the highlands. Log Burner was first class and was great to have at night when we came in from the snow and rain. Grandson loved playing the computer games and table football. The bedrooms were comfortable and the...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank gattdad
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Hi John, were so pleased you loved Elm cottage and that you guys enjoyed your 3 night stay with us despite the weather, still at least there was snow and if your dog is anything like ours he would have had a ball too.!!! We...More

Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Elm Cottage was perfect for us. It is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the enclosed back patio ideal for our dogs. Beds are very comfortable and the bathroom has lovely Highland Soap toiletries.More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank stewarthall
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

"Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Elm and liked the toiletries from the Highland Soap Company, the lemon grass and ginger is quite divine!!! We...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019

This is the fourth time we have stayed at the Elm Cottage, there are no words to describe this lovely, beautiful place. There is nothing that this place hasn't got. Lily and Jon make you so welcome. This is a very Dog Friendly accommodation, with...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank katrinamair2018
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Hi Katrina, It's a real pleasure welcoming you guys each year, you make our jobs so easy. Looking forward to seeing you all in September again; you can try the sauna now as it's already to go. Thank you for your lovely comments. Best wishes...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

Clean, cosy and well equipped cottage with a view of the pond and hills. Great location for enjoying many highland walks and tourist attractions.More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Suzanne165
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

"Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review of Elm cottage Suzanne and thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring the Highlands; I think you guys picked one of the best months to come to the Cairngorms,...More

Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

We really did have the best time here. There is so much to do in the area for children and the cottage was just perfect for our needs. The owners are lovely and we would really recommend this place.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Samantha R
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that we may be able to welcome you back at some point in the future.

Reviewed June 24, 2019

We stayed in Highland Holiday Cottage "Elm" for a couple of night and really enjoyed it a lot. The cottage is spacy and well equipped. Lily and Jon are taking good care of their guests and we found everything that we would need, including a...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Roam12892984998
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be able to return before too long. Thank you for taking the trouble for leaving a review.

Reviewed May 5, 2019

Our cottage had a high standard: fully equipped with everything you could wish, clean, beautiful interior. We loved the fireplace in the evenings and the look out of our windows to the pond with 12 ducklings and their parents. We like to come back.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank 3Rhinos
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to you returning.

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

This was our first family trip to Scotland. When we arrived, we couldn't believe the views. Our cottage was immaculate and very homely. The whole cottage was very well equipped. We enjoyed watching our children and dog explore the wildlife. On a whole we had...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank BEN H
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Elm Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

We are so pleased that everything worked out so well for you and we look forward to you returning in the not too distant future. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports 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 just 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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