Beech Yard Cottage

Tomintoul, Scotland (Ref. 5247)

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Cottage features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

This very tidy and well presented end-terrace holiday cottage sits in a quiet lane within the popular village of Tomintoul.

The accommodation in this Tomintoul cottage is over the ground floor, and offers modern conveniences.

This cottage in Tomintoul is warm and cosy, and benefits from a garden and patio to the rear, ideal for alfresco drinks and dining, and good views to the front.

A multi-fuel stove in the sitting room is a very cosy addition, and ensures a warm welcome to this Cairngorms cottage throughout the year.

A great base to explore the magnificent scenery of the area, Tomintoul has a host of local amenities to ensure your stay is pleasant and relaxed - from a good restaurant, pub and café to shops selling gifts and a vast array of whisky!

Sitting within the Cairngorms National Park, there is a wealth of outdoor pursuits available near this Tomintoul cottage, from skiing at The Lecht, mountain biking trails at Glenlivet as well as road and cross-country biking to superb hill walking, fishing, golf, horse riding and bird watching.

Alternatively just explore the area and enjoy the superb views and wildlife.

A welcoming Cairngorms cottage for a romantic break.


All ground floor. One queen-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Fitted kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.


Electric night storage heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD. Electricity and fuel for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking to front. Lawned front and rear garden with spacious patio and furniture. Lockable shed for bikes etc. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, restaurant, café and pub 5 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great Stay”
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    • “Had a fantastic stay at this lovely property. All the amenities you require included and very friendly neighbors. Great base for us to tour around and the walks around the village well worth doing. Hope to be back again in the future. Gift on arrival well appreciated.”

    Steve B, Carnforth, United Kingdom, June 2014

    • “Such a restfull village”
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    • “A lovely bungalow, pet friendly, but don't be put off if you don't have pets as it was nice and clean. Owner called in the first morning to make sure we were OK. So quiet and a reasonable price, couldn't have wanted more.”

    Valventress, Driffield, June 2014

    • “We would move to Tomintoul tomorrow if we could. !!!”
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    • “Probably the friendliest place we have ever been to. The home was extremely comfortable especially the king size bed.The area was quiet with stunning views and plenty of wildlife some of which we had never seen before, and plenty of walks for our dog.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rickmansworth, August 2013

    • “Lovely warm and cosy cottage with everything you could need.”
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    • “This was a last minute booking as we wanted a base for a while whilst touring Scotland for a few weeks. This is a lovely cottage with everything you could need (please note - shower only) there is also a lovely woodburner. It is in a lovely quiet residential location within a lovely village. The owner is very friendly. We would definately stay here again should we visit this area again.”

    Cassie1001, Epsom, June 2013

    • “Brilliant”
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    • “Spotlessly clean cottage, with excellent appliances. Pet friendly, only thing to point out is that the garden is not secure for a dog. (It would also have beeen helpful to know that there were stairs up to the front door). A very warm welcome awaited us from the landlord, with a couple of miniatures and some shortbread! The bed was very comfy and large! In spite of inclement weather it was a lovely break, with sightings of deer and lots of other animals; we would go back again, only down side - it was 14 miles from Grantown-on-Spey and 24miles from Ballater (the nearest shoppping centres).”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Edinburgh, July 2012

    • “Excellent cottage fantastic location very enjoyable experience”
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    • “What a lovely cottage warm and cosy and very well positioned down a very quiet lane with a beautiful view from the front window. The owners very kindly left us a welcome gift which we really appreciated especially the whisky. The area has plenty to offer along with breathtaking scenery all around and we were lucky enough to see the olympic torch being carried through the village. We would rate this as the best cottage we have visited and we hope to visit again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, South Shields, June 2012

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “I have rented quite a few places and i must say that it was by far the best, The accommodation was cosy and comfortable it had every amenity you could ever want, loved the fire had it on for 2 nights really nice touch in the lounge. We met the owner on the second day very nice and friendly man he came in and had a chat and a cup of tea, He gave me info on the best whiskey to buy. All in all a very nice holiday will definatly be coming back Graham Rickard From Cork Ireland”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cork Ireland, June 2012

    • “Wonderful relaxing break”
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    • “The service we received was first class, and the bungalow was comfortable and cosy especially at night with the woodburner. they were plenty of walks in the area, and a nice pub that gives excellent meals and friendly staff. We loved the area and the locals were always friendly and helpful.”

    Solflynn, Dunfermline , Fife, March 2012

    • “'Rest and be thankful'”
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    • “A great stay for us and our cat for over New Year. Great location for hillwalking, skiing (the Lecht is 5 minutes away) and the drive through Glenshee on the way is beautiful. Fuel for open fire and electricity included in price (not like other places), very comfy bed and couch/chairs. Kitchen has all you need and bathroom is clean. There was no wifi but a full 3G signal on moblie so if you can tether your mobile to your tablet/pc wth no issues at all. We have been to cottages twice the price and they have been NOWHERE near as good as there was literally everything you needed down to tomato sauce, HP, toilet roll, every cleaning type you could imagine! Even black bags!!! Lovely neighbours and even though parking is on the street the only cars passing are the neighbours and that was few and far between. great shops as well and the Fire station had a lovely rombouts coffee :)”

    RoddyNHelen, Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom, January 2012

    • “Pleased”
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    • “We were very happy with the cottage and its facilities. Ideal touring base. Owner made us most welcome.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Galashiels, June 2013

    • “very good”
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    • “We had a very warm scottish welcome from the owners. It is tastefully decorated and very comfrotable. though in a village it is quiet and in the middle of nowhere which was great for us.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wakefield, November 2012

    • “Breath taking scenery”
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    • “Breath taking scenery, fantastic mountain bike trails, the cottage is an ideal place for a cosy comfortable break, I must admit the log fire was wonderful to sit in-front of in the evening, the high power shower was great and nice warm towel from the heated rails were awesome, signal for my I pad on 3G was amazing, Tony the proprietor gave us a warm welcome as well as a small gift of local shortbread and a miniature dram that went down well also he was on hand if we needed any help, I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family, the local people were friendly and helpful.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, June 2012

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    • “Cottage very clean and welcoming and like a home from home. Lovely welcome from owner and my holiday on the whole fantastic.”

    Mrs Keiller, Glasgow, October 2015

    • “A very clean and well maintained cosy cottage with good facilities and a great view to the highlands. Highly recommended.”

    Tramp, Langelsheim, August 2015

    • “The owner was particularly friendly and helpful. The cottage was in a very quiet location away from the Main Street. We absolutely loved the wood burner and the supply of fuel which was more than welcome on one very cool evening. The fact that the cottage was pet friendly was an added bonus.”

    Dr Qualtrough, Carnforth, July 2015

    • “The location of the cottage was good; we were near to the amenities of Tomintoul village, and also had access to good dog walks nearby. A good central position for touring the Cairngorm National Park. The addition of the wood/coal stove in the lounge was a definite bonus. The neighbours were friendly too.”

    Mrs Ramsden, Huddersfield, May 2015

    • “A spacious cottage, very homely feeling and dog friendly. Everything there you could need.”

    Miss Reid, Forfar, May 2015

    • “A very cosy, comfortable cottage in a magical location.”

    Ms Jordan, Pontefract, April 2015

    • “Really nice, clean and well kept cottage. I would have no problem in returning to this property in the future.”

    Mr Grieve, Aberdeen, December 2014

    • “Nice and quiet location with lots of walks nearby. Great for the dogs!”

    Mr Cheyne, Clackmannan, October 2014

    • “Excellent cottage, very clean, cosy and comfortable. Cottage ideally situated for exploring the Cairngorms and the Highlands with local walks on the doorstep.”

    Mr Mcintosh, Pontyclun, September 2014

    • “The cottage had everything we needed and more - the multi-fuel burning stove in the lounge made us feel snug and cosy after some long walks. Would recommend this Cottage to anyone who likes sight-seeing and walking, especially dog owners! Will probably go again in the near future - splendid value!”

    Mr Mitchell, Tamworth, August 2014

    • “Loved our holiday. Beech yard cottage was a warm and cosy base for exploring the Cairngorm's. Especially loved sitting infront of the fire on the rainy days. And the welcome gifts from the owners was lovely thought. We hope to go back soon!”

    Mrs Vohs, Chesterfield, August 2014

    • “The Cottage was clean, comfortable and welcoming. Loved the area, beautiful scenery and walks, so did our two dogs. The people in Tomintoul are very friendly, have been on holiday in this area a few times and have never been disappointed, whatever the weather. Always drawn back to the area.”

    Mrs Bristow, Hull, July 2014

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About the location


Grantown-On-Spey 14 miles; Elgin 25 miles.

An attractive village nestling on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park, at 1160ft Tomintoul boasts the title of Highest Village in the Highlands. Tomintoul offers shops and a pub, and is situated on the main road between Royal Deeside and the Highlands, making it an excellent base for exploring all that the region has to offer. There is stunning scenery, the renowned Whisky and Castle trails, walk along the Speyside trail, or ski at nearby Lecht & Aviemore - the choice is yours!