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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fabulous property!"

    We holiday around Scotland every year, and this is by far the best place we have ever stayed. There is nothing negative I could say at all. It was superbly equipped, exceptionally clean and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very fresh and clean."

    Attractive, light and bright inside. Warmth was appreciated during a spell of cold north wind. Seating in living room rather unsupportive. Front door reluctant to shut properly without a heavy pull. We should have brought a supply of toilet rolls! A dust pan to go with the sweeping brush would be helpful, too. Overall the accommodation was great.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation, spacious, clean and in a quiet area ."

    Comfortable bed, but settees were not. Well equipped and had everything you needed. It is somewhere where we would return too.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Apr 2024

  • "A guest book would be useful often you can pick tips from previous guests"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2024

  • "The house itself is a very nice house."

    Unfortunately it needs a major deep clean. We arrived to dirty floors, work tops covered in food crumbs, windows dirty, lots (lots) of pet hairs on rugs and floors and on bedding. Bedding left rolled up, not properly UK style made up beds. Dirty cutlery and crockery in cupboards and previous guests food detritus left in cupboards also. The sofa was also extremely uncomfortable and dirty. It could have been so pleasant but cleaning standards were not high. We will not be returning.

    At Skoglendi we pride ourselves on providing a lovely comfortable house with a high standard of cleanliness. This guest raised a minor complaint (which we addressed immediately) and then repeatedly demanded compensation or else he would “leave a bad review“. On departure, this guest left our house in a filthy state and the dishwasher full of dirty dishes. The comments are completely untrue (as the last 2 years of glowing reviews demonstrate) and simply made out of spite. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter2.5Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage, one of the best we’ve stayed in."

    Very warm and comfortable and the owners were quick to sort out a very minor problem. Quiet location with good local amenities.Only criticism is the very slippery sofa which was not relaxing .

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Skoglendi is by far the best property we have ever stayed in."

    It is much bigger than the photographs suggest. The internal design is contemporary, with some high end and stylish extras. The location is perfect, with walks, a cafe, restaurant and village shop from the door step. Go to Nethy House for breakfast - delicious ! We really didn’t want to leave Skoglendi, but will definitely be returning. Thank you for an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely modern and clean property with enclosed garden and parking."

    Nice quiet location with restaurant and pub short walk away, great base to explore local area with forest walks behind.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Was cold ln bedroom at night . Needed my hot water bottles. The glass in oven door needed a really good clean. Needed a new frying pan as well. Apart from these minor details it was very good value. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "Superb accommodation, immaculate and with every facility."

    In a quiet location. SF

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2023

  • "The holiday was a very pleasant experience."

    The distance to the village was exactly as described and the area is a good base for accessability to other locations. The villa is modern, clean and well equipped, the chairs in the kitchen were rather uncomfotable as were the sofas however this did not spoil the holiday and we would recommend this particular villa and area.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful."

    Not far to go for walks with the dog or sightseeing nearby. Enclosed garden was a bonus, nice eating out area too. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was lovely."

    Comfortable and homely. Garden shed perfect for bike storage. Great location. Would recommend without reservation!

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is very cosy and lot of walking trails on the door step."

    A lot of hiking trails as well within 10 to 15 mins drive. Looking forward to coming back to this cottage again in autumn.

    Reviewed by Khim5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Spacious, comfortable and clean. Good amenities and kitchen (dishwasher/washing machine/microwave and oven all easy to use). Great location, both for local walks but also to explore further afield. Underfloor heating kept the property snug despite -7C temperatures outside. Secure garden perfect for the dog. EV Charging point available (7kW) and worked without difficulty. I do suggest a bigger snow shovel in winter though!

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is a great property in a fantastic location for access to walks of all levels and places of interest."

    This is the second time we have been here and would happily come back again.

    Reviewed by Fraser4.7Nov 2022

  • "We found the settees uncomfortable to sit on for long periods, as my husband has a back problem."

    Otherwise, a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Nov 2022

  • "Very nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Ross4.7Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely accommodation. Will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable stay - only minor point was the couches in living room."

    ...not very comfortable, cushions kept sliding off along with bodies. Otherwise very good. Unsure of the neighbours, didn't seem too friendly and perhaps they are not so keen on having a holiday let next door?

    Reviewed by Kenny4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is a really lovely property in a great spot for exploring the local area."

    The house is modern & fresh, beautifully clean & had everything we needed for our stay. Would really recommend it!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful quiet spot."

    Loads of walking trails back onto the forrest right next to it as well as a brand new skate/bike park. Garden not overlooked at all which was a great plus. Cottage was clean, tidy and comfortable. The owner was very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location, lovely, clean, spacious accommodation."

    Large enclosed garden. Very short walk to park and woodland walks. Quiet residential area. Boat of Garten is a great base to explore from.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean and accurately described property situated in a quiet area with off-road parking for 2 cars."

    Good points - everything worked, great wi-fi, comfy beds and patio door from kitchen to garden was great. Only minor irritation was the kitchen chairs, very noisy when moved

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property which was very clean and well equipped."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property in a perfect location for the Speyside Way and the Cairngorm mts."

    My only negative ( and it's a small one ) is that the living room sofas are a little uncomfortable because of the shiny surfaces. Some soft cushions would help.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2022

  • "What a wonderful place, couldn't have asked for more!"

    Perfect location for walking/cycling straight from your doorstep and only a short drive to wonderful hikes and views. The property is finished to a high standard, the kitchen is very well stocked; it has everything we needed. It was comfortable and nicely decorated, with the bonus of an electric vehicle charger in the driveway! We'll be recommending to friends and will be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just perfect"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is great holiday property i can't fault anything."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great property, with every comfort, Spotless clean all trough the property."

    Nice warm and cosy, kitchen well stocked with appliance and utensils. Yes I highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Gianpiero5.0Jan 2022

  • "Skoglendi is welcoming and warm."

    The rooms are a nice size and cosy. It is well equipped, everything worked and it was spotless. The handbook was clear and helpful. It is located in a quiet spot in a lovely village with an amazingly well stocked village shop and a good restaurant within easy walking distance. We made good use of the local and surrounding trails both on foot and bike. We were very impressed to find a charging point for an electric car and the garden shed was a good space for locking bicycles. Everything was thoughtfully done and equipped. Spent a very pleasant and restful week. We would definitely recommend Skoglendi and happily return again.

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great property."

    Lovely location. Very clean and everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Oct 2021

  • "The bungalow is superior in most ways ."

    The cleanliness was excellent and the equipment was good. However the seating was uncomfortable to say the least. Numb bums all round!! Sliding of the surface was not a good sign. The area is brilliant and the exploring was really good. A lightweight duvet would have been appreciated as the home was very warm at night.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Sep 2021

  • "It was a fantastic location and a place we would wish to revisit."

    Enjoyed the spacious garden and barbecue. Spectacular walks in the adjoining forests with superb flora and fauna. The weather was pleasant and the heather on the moor was vivid purple. A trip to Loch Garten is a must to see the Ospreys!

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage with good kitchen appliances and utensils."

    A private and dog secure garden with seating area and summerhouse. Cottage is in a great position for lots of walks and cycles in the nearby forest straight from the door. Only problem the double bed is not so comfy and very soft pillows.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very clean and super warm (it snowed)."

    Kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils. Garden is genuinely dog proof, high fence, no gaps and great woodland walks from the door. Boat of Garden has both a pub and a good restaurant, 5 minutes walk from Skoglendi. Found the double bed a bit firm, but the twin singles are much softer.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.1May 2021

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage in a lovely location."

    Really enjoyed our stay and definately will return!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2020

  • "Very clean."

    spacious, accommodation - very much a home from home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great little house perfect for any family."

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x singles can be zip/linked to double
  • Bathroom with hand basin, bath with overhead shower and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Biomass underfloor central heating throughout
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair provided on reqest.
  • Secure Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Note: No dog beds available Note: Please do not leave your pet unaccompanied in the cottage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: 2 x singles can be zip/linked to double, please confirm which layout you would prefer
  • Car Charging Point Untethered available on request, a charge will be made to use this facility

The property

Nestled in the Highland village Boat of Garten, is this semi-detached treasure, Skoglendi.

Situated all on the ground floor, this cottage is ideal for groups of four and those with limited mobility.

As you make your way through the front door and into the house, you will find the perfect place to hang your coat and take off your shoes before making your way into your allocated bedroom and unpacking all of your belongings.

The first of the bedrooms houses two single beds, that can be zip/linked to make a double bed.

The second of the bedrooms is a modern double bedroom with a bright and contemporary en-suite.

Place your towel on the heated towel rail before enjoying an invigorating shower, to get you feeling right for the day you have planned.

Why not show off your culinary skills in the fully-equipped, contemporary kitchen, to be enjoyed around the dining table with friends.

No need to fight over whose turn it is to wash the dishes, this kitchen is complete with a dishwasher which means more time to explore the neighbouring town.

Enter the large enclosed garden through the patio doors leading out from the kitchen and enjoy some alfresco dining in the warmer summer months.

After an eventful day of exploration, retire to the sitting room and spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest.

Be sure to pack your walking boots, to ensure you make the most of some of nature’s finest spots, with the likes of Abernethy Forest, Cairngorms National Park and River Dunain located right on your doorstep.

For those traveling with children, enjoy a family day out to Landmark Forest Adventure Park, just a short drive away.

On your way back, make a pit-stop in the town of Aviemore and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.

For a relaxing break in the Scottish Highlands, be sure to stay at Skoglendi.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

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About the location


Aviemore 7 miles; Grantown-on-Spey 7 miles.

Boat of Garten is a small village situated in the Cairngorms National Park near the River Spey. Due to its rural location, the village is a great base for those seeking to discover the impressive, rugged landscape of the region and the abundance of wildlife that resides here. Due to its close proximity to the large population of Ospreys at RSPB: Loch Garten, the village is also known as Osprey Village. In the village itself, you can find the family run 1896 Gallery, Anderson's Restaurant, a Post Office with a delicatessen, a shop with a cafe and The Boat Hotel where you spend an evening dining out in style. Enjoy fishing on the River Spey, or play a round of golf at the Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club, which boasts an 18-hole course designed by professional golfer and golf-course architect, James Braid. The village is a short drive from the town of Aviemore, where you can enjoy outdoor activities all year round; enjoy skiing in the winter months, or walk, climb and cycle through the summer. Also nearby is the Caledonian Pine Forest, with many marked walks and trails to explore. Boat of Garten is a wonderful spot from which to enjoy a holiday exploring this stunning national park.

Note: 1 x twin can be zip/linked to double, please confirm which layout you would prefer.
Car Charging Point Untethered available on request, a charge will be made to use this facility

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas