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Thistle Dhu

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 5914)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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    24 Customer Review(s)

    Janette L
    November 2016
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    “Fabulous Cottage”
    This is a very well appointed cottage for a family group or friends to stay in the highlands of Scotland. The cottage was spotlessly clean with 3 bedrooms and an extra toilet downstairs so the third bedroom remains private for the twin room - great idea. Our hosts were more than helpful with suggestions to visit local attractions and historical sites. The kitchen was very well equipped with little extras. I can recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a luxury stay.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this tastefully presented detached cottage combines contemporary accommodation with traditional style.

Situated adjacent to the owner's home in the highland village of Newtonmore, this cottage will suit a family or group of friends who perhaps want to take full advantage of the diverse choice of outdoor activities available to them in this fabulous area.

There are four delightful bedrooms, with a twin on the ground floor, and on the first floor there is a king-size double with en-suite shower room, another twin room and a double room with walk-in wardrobe.

In addition to the en-suite shower room, there is a bathroom upstairs and a large shower room on the ground floor, along with a separate cloakroom.

The social hub is the large open plan living area consisting of a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, where you will find a warming woodburning stove and leather settees.

At the front is a large fully enclosed private garden with a patio area and outside furniture allowing for alfresco dining or pre dinner drinks.

The centre of Newtonmore is just a few minutes' walk away and offers great shopping and dining out facilities.

The cottage is close to a golf course, which has a friendly bar where food is served during the golfing season of April to October.

This area offers so much for the visitor, so whether you choose to ski, walk, cycle, birdwatch or simply tour this magnificent area, you will enjoy your holiday and most certainly love this cottage.

This is an excellent cottage for family holidays, with so much to see and do in the area.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with walk-in wardrobe, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Large utility/drying room.


  • Oil central heating with radiators on first floor and underfloor heating on ground floor, with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and 2 folding beds on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • River Spey 10 mins walk
  • Note: 27th June - 4th July 2015 charged at £803, 4th - 18th July 2015 charged at £937 and 10th - 24th Oct 2015 charged at £803.

About the location


Kingussie 3 miles; Aviemore 15 miles; Fort William 45 miles; Inverness 47 miles.

Overlooking the River Spey, in the Cairngorms National Park (Britain's largest), Newtonmore has several shops and pubs, as well as two excellent, award-winning museums - the Highland Folk Museum and Clan MacPherson Museum. Newtonmore's Wildcat Trail is a popular, 7-mile circular walk around the edge of the village, taking in the River Spey with woodland, moorland and wonderful views across the valley to the Cairngorms, and behind the village to the Monadhliath Mountains - a fitting introduction to the delights of the National Park. For younger visitors, the Folk Park, the Wildlife Park at Kincraig, Landmark at Carrbridge and the Steam Railway are all outstanding local attractions. The area offers fine golf, fishing, pony trekking, walking, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking, climbing and skiing, making it an ideal base from which to discover all that this scenic area of Scotland has to offer.