GLENDARROCH COTTAGE, pet friendly, country holiday cottage, with a garden in Kingussie, Ref 1297
This detached, pet friendly cottage for 4 people is in the town of Kingussie in the northern mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, and is close to the golf course at Badenoch and is just 15 miles from Aviemore. Glendarroch is a bright and welcoming detached cottage, located close to the golf course above the attractive Badenoch and Strathspey town of Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage boasts two bedrooms and a family shower room as well as a large fitted kitchen with it's own dining area. Outside the cottage is a large garden with furniture and off road parking for 2 cars. Glendarroch Cottage is perfectly located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and is a fine location for a holiday whatever the weather.
Amenities: Oil central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD player, stereo/CD player. Drying cupboard for outdoor clothing. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Large garden with bench, table and chairs. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs & restaurants within 15 mins walk.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: Situated in the glorious Cairngorms National Park, Kingussie attracts visitors all year round. The town has a fine selection of hotels and restaurants, as well as being home to one of Scotland's finest folk museums with its collection of buildings and artefacts combining to give a fascinating insight into Highland life. During the summer months demonstrations of traditional crafts take place most days in the 'streets' of the village-like grounds. Just 15 miles south of Aviemore it is also a popular winter destination for skiers along with the Lecht, with skiing and snowboarding for all abilities.
Additional amenities include: cooker.TripAdvisor property ID 2401194...Read more
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 24, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Loved the journey through stunning scenery to the cottage. Accomodation very comfortable and clean. Especially liked watching the wild life in the garden, red squirrels, deer and too many different types of birds to list. This can all be seen from the kitchen/sunroom. Easy walking distance to Kingusie, lots of restaurants, bars, cafes, takeaways, shops etc. This is a fabulous area for outdoor activities, you will never be bored. Dog friendly but one small criticism is the garden is not fenced off from the road. Overall a great holiday.
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 18, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Loads of walking straight from the cottage,so long as you can manage the hills, but the views are worth the effort. Lovely village with all amenities you could need. For the less active the drives through the Cairn Gorms are beautiful.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Jun 2009
After a long and tiring journey, we arrived to a very warm welcome, from the owner's daughter, and found a large mixed basket of fruit and goodies. It even included a doggy selection for Sasha our pet dog.
The cottage was clean, and everything we needed for our stay was provided, right down to the wine cork extracter.
We noticed the containers of monkey nuts, bird seed, and peanuts. That gave us a clue of what could happen next, and it did.
Every morning we opened the curtains to see nature at it's very best.
From the young seagull who made his presence known by his clamour for attention and bird crumbs, to the very frequent visits by a family of red squirels, who kept us in stitches as they demonstrated how they had learned to lift the lid on the container of monkey nuts, and the one on the box of peanuts, in order to extract the contents.
Plus we had all the hangers on, who profited from the squirels. That included the pigeons, the blackbirds, the thrushes, the sparrows who all got the leftovers.
And we must mention the Mum and Dad blackbirds who lived in the tree where we had hung all the various containers for the squirels, they were raising a young family at the time, and kept divebombing the crows and pigeons who were trying to get the left overs, annoying Mum and Dad and the young chicks.
Every day was the same, and we loved the drama of mother nature at it's best
By the way did we mention the rabbits, and the hegehogs, and the friendly dogs from next door.
The weather was fantastic, and we loved every every moment of our holiday.
We will return, and can reccommend this holiday to every one.
Beautiful holiday, made even better by the stunning local walks nearby, the very friendly local people, and the facilities in the local Kingussie area.
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