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Easter Duthil Cottage

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Carrbridge, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay as always"

    Reviewed by Caprice5.0May 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Would recommend for a quiet & comfortable break!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with everything we needed for a great holiday."

    Perfect location for exploring the Northern part of the Cairngorms. Hope to stay here again some time.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely surroundings and cosy cottage feel about this great place."

    Thank you very much for letting us all spend a special Christmas in your country cottage

    Reviewed by Stuart Jeremy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, the pictures do not do it justice!"

    Quiet and private location with lovely owner nearby if required. The cottage was cosy and very well equipt and we cannot wait to return. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage with brilliant views."

    Fully equipped and warm. A great base for touring. The shortbread was very much appreciated after a long journey. We couldn’t find a visitors book to say thank you though.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Love the cottage and location, if your looking for a quiet break it's perfect, ..."

    Love the cottage and location, if your looking for a quiet break it's perfect, it's off road through a farm to get to so very quiet location and the cottage it's self was spotless and very well laid out and has everything you need, it was our second time being there and will definitely be back again,

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend the cottage."

    Beautiful views, quiet location, very convenient for exploring the Cairngorms and coast. Comfortably beds and a well appointed kitchen made for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely week in a very comfortable cottage set in beautiful countryside."

    Warm welcome and very helpful owners. Already planning a return visit

    Reviewed by Caprice5.0May 2023

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in in Scotland!"

    Reviewed by Donald5.0May 2023

  • "Our 3rd holiday at this property, comfortable & clean accommodation."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jan 2023

  • "Have been to the farmhouse many times and always very happy there."

    It is always spotless and you have everything you need. Great place to get out and about from. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2023

  • "With a warm welcome, a yummy selection of biscuits and an already prepared wood burner, my stay was off to the perfect start."

    The cottage was very comfortable, very spacious, very well equipped and an enjoyable stay. A good location for visiting places, for walking (locally or a short drive) and for having that quiet escape from the stress of life. A huge thank you and a definite thumbs up

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved this cottage Great retreat from an increasingly busy area Really ..."

    Loved this cottage Great retreat from an increasingly busy area Really cosy Fantastic comfortable couches Fab woodburning stove with logs Really Comfortable beds Super shower Super clean Lovely friendly owner Looking forward to a return visit

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very nice cottage and quiet will definitely go back,"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is our second stay at the cottage and we love it so cosy and quiet great ..."

    This is our second stay at the cottage and we love it so cosy and quiet great location the cottage is spotless with plenty of logs for the fire and kitchen utensils and outdoor seating the owners are very friendly and helpful and the views are spectacular also a bonus to have two bathrooms although the taps in the shower room were a little stiff my children were struggling to turn them off which led to the taps dripping but we love staying here

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very homely cottage which was very clean and well equipped."

    The kitchen equipment in particular was in very good condition. The owner was incredibly helpful and accommodating (eg she put out games that were age appropriate) and we were given a very warm welcome. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    We are a family of 5 and this cottage gave us space to spread out. The beds were wonderful and the kitchen well stocked. There is a nice grassy area and a separate patio at the back of the property. The location is prime, if you are wanting to day trips around central Scotland. We even drove up to the northern shore and played in the ocean with only about an hour and a half drive back to the cottage. I am certainly telling my friends about it! The only thing I would mention is that the plumbing can be loud. It didn't bother us. I would love for the owners to make a book about the history of the cottage and the local area. I found myself wanting to know it's history.

    Reviewed by Shawn4.7Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, well equipped accommodation and friendly, considerate owner."

    The family had a great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mhairi5.0Jul 2022

  • "Another excellent holiday here."

    The area is beautiful & the owners & their family really are so friendly & welcoming.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Nice and warm. Very comfortable. Anything we needed was available. The kitchen was fully equipped. 10cm of snow on the last day was a nice personal touch!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage !"

    Nice location , clean , comfortable , spacious . We enjoyed our stay very much and recommend it to anybody. Thank you very much to the owners !

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was a fantastic property and ideal for a for a family or group."

    There is lots of space and the house has everything you could need! There were lots of personal touches such as it was decorated for Christmas and the owners left a box of chocolates and biscuits for our arrival- so very thoughtful and much appreciated. The location of the house is perfect for exploring the area, it feels remote but is very close by to all amenities. The house is really lovely and warm with a great big woodburner, loads of parking and check in/out was really easy. The only thing that would have made the trip better is if we could have taken our dog, this property is not pet friendly. Overall a really great experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have just returned from a weeks holiday at this lovely cottage."

    The cottage was amazing. The cottage was beautiful and so warm and cozy. On arrival Emma the owner of the cottage welcomed us also left a welcome gift of shortbread, tablet and macaroons. The bedrooms were were immaculate with lovely white bedding. Two spotless bathrooms and a massive kitchen with all amenities. There was also a washer dryer which was great as we were able to wash and dry all our clothes which saved having to do a large wash on returning home. Lovely open fire in living room which we used on several occasions. We actually had to turn off the central heating a couple of evenings as we were too warm. Lovely views outside the cottage and the area outside the cottage beautifully maintained. Cottage about 15 to 20 minutes from Aviemore and 30 to 40 mins from Inverness. Local pub served delicious food and staff very friendly. I highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "A perfect cottage, particularly for grandparents and family - the grandparents in the downstairs bedroom and the family upstairs."

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful location and very well appointed and clean accommodation."

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing spacious and comfortable with amazing views all round ..."

    The cottage was amazing spacious and comfortable with amazing views all round very peacefull and tranquil well equipped with kitchen utensils and cleaning materials a washing machine was also very useful to have and the patio was such a sun trap sun loungers also provided wi fi not very good although not a major issue for us as soon as we arrived the lady came over and welcomed us a lovely gesture and a welcome pack of biscuits good to eat after such a long drive would definately like to return to the cottage in the future

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a great stay, the measures put in place for a baby were fantastic (substantial stairgates, fire guard etc) and the location is great; close to lots of activities."

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation is in a beautiful location but easy to access."

    Beautiful views. All the equipment is good quality and very nice. My husband would have liked a shaver socket.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Second visit to this property speaks for itself, great house, location and holiday."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage on working beef farm."

    Warm and comfortable. Beautiful views of Cairngorm. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was spotless and extremely well appointed."

    Beds very comfortable and bedding including pillows and duvets were top quality and looked brand new. All cleaning materials including dish washer tablets were provided and there was a store of logs and sticks for the wooburner. Very warm and welcoming, can't fault it. Located just 15 minutes from A9, it was easy to get to and we easily filled a week with trips and walks around the area. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and very good value

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location and property."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our second stay at this cottage, and we are all hoping to stay again!"

    Amazing, warm and very comfortable (super mattresses!), well-equipped. Whole-heartedly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2020

  • "Such a lovely & friendly family who ran the farm, which is part of Easter duthill."

    My twins had the most amazing time on the farm with them. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break away- even had bike storage."

    Lovely owner. Great location for exploring the Cairngorms.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2020

  • "Warm friendly welcome , very comfortable homely feel , the cottage was very well presented and clean ,private even though on a farm ."

    would go and stay there again

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage well looked after just perfect"

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2019

  • "Relaxing comfy just the best"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is very well equipped."

    could not ask for more. The only comment that I have is that the drive way cobbles are a bit precarious to walk on and most of us almost twisted an ankle. Other than that the cottage was perfect as was the location.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage had everything, immaculately clean and ideally situated."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Would warmly recommend!"

    We were welcomed by friendly owner Emma. She brought us an extra blanket for the toddler and a box of Duplo, which was so appreciated! Wonderfully stylish and comfortable cottage. Loved the cute wallpapers, esp. in the downstairs bedroom. Very, very clean, which was a blessing with two children and allergies. Safe garden, with gate and nowhere near any road. Only recommendation that we would make is for a slightly greater range of cooking ware. All the basics are there, really, but if you wish to release your inner Jamie Oliver you might want to bring your own mixer. :) All in all, we had a great holiday at Easter Duthil cottage! We'd love to come back one day. Location: The location is great for many different attractions in the Cairngorms, and to the West and the North. When visting with kids we recommend the Highland Folk museum in Newtonmore. For Gourmands, we recommend Rothiemurchus farm shop/butcher.

    Reviewed by Maartje4.4Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable, warm, and well set up house."

    Don't be put off by the outside - cottage definitely exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2019

  • "This holiday cottage was lovely, we’d definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.8Jun 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent providing amazing views and sunrise across the cairngorms."

    .perfect location for touring in each direction with out traveling to far..this was more than we expected from the cottage description. Could not fault it !

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2019

  • "We have just had a wonderful week here, myself, hubby and we took my mum too."

    Very comfortable Cottage, with everything you need. A real gem of a find. Lovely lady came to welcome us and check we had everything we needed. Would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely quiet cottage."

    Very comfortable for 6 people. Close enough to all the local attractions but without being too close to business of Aviemore town centre. Our second visit to this cottage and plan to return again.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2018

  • "A wonderful little cottage, next to a working farm."

    The little calves are lovely. The cottage is well equiped and clean. A fine place to come down. A nice view out of the living room window! Take a tea and sit down! The cottage is a good base to explore the cairngorms and also the nortern region. Have long tours through the highlands an come home to Easter Duthil Cottage. Thanks Emma. We'll come back again.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2018

  • "The pictures really don't do this lovely cottage justice."

    Although the cottage is on a working farm, it is set back in a secluded setting making it a relaxing and quiet base to explore the Cairngorms. Emma the owner greeted us when we arrived, which I felt gave it a personal touch and her Husband Rory always acknowledged us as we were coming and going in the car up and down the farm track. The owner had really thought about everything with the facilities available and extras like hand soaps, washing up liquid, soap powder not to mention the traditional edible scottish goodies that were a welcome treat after a long drive when we first arrived. The cottage is ideally located for accessing the A9, near to Carrbridge, Aviemore and Grantown-on-spey. We only stayed for the week, but there would have been enough in the area to keep us occupied for a couple of weeks. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend and return in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet even though on a working farm, no noise just he sounds of wildlife, will return in the future!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for us, being in a quiet location, but not too far from amenities."

    It was lovely to sit out in the afternoon/evening and enjoy dinner in the quietness and isolation. Good location for the outdoor activities such as walking and an outdoor park for the little one located about 2 miles away! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday!

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7May 2018

  • "Friendly welcome and a very comfortable base for our photography holiday."

    Nice to be able to return to a log burner and well stocked wood shed after a long cold day in the mountains. I would definitely return here again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Feb 2018

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Amazing facilities at the cottage and the owner went above expectations with supplied little things that you might not expect. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was well laid out and had everything you needed and the location was quite and peaceful and not far from the village of Aviemore."

    Aviemore has everything to offer from walking to skiing up the cairngorms.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2017

  • "Had a awesome time at Easter Duthil Cottage!"

    Perfect retreat when coming back from a cold trek in the Cairngorms! The cottage was well equipped to our needs. Thank you to the owners of the cottage for a fabulous time and for being very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for accessessing the mountains and Cairngorm national park."

    Very well equipt, warm and comfortable. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2017

  • "We have just had a lovely week staying at Easter Duthil."

    The cottage is newly renovated and has been done beautifully providing a cosy and comfortable place to stay in the fantastic surroundings of the Spey Valley. It was perfect for our children (3 years and 11 months) as had been childproofed well and they could race around safely. Emma and Rory were very welcoming and even brought over extra toys to keep the kids entertained. The cottage is situated on the edge of a working farm, with only the occasional 'moo' to disturb the peace and is ideally located for the wide range of walks and activities that the highlands are so well known for. We look forward to coming back again next year!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, 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 and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is limited headroom in the first floor bedrooms.

The property

This pretty stone cottage is situated in a private location on a working farm, two miles from Carrbridge and commands stunning views across the Cairngorm Mountain range.

Very tastefully presented with excellent attention to detail this cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends, who will love the unspoilt beauty of the area and the vast array of activities that can be enjoyed close by.

A large entrance porch gives access into the property and can be used to store your muddy boots.

On the ground floor there is a king-size double bedroom along with both a bathroom and a shower room.

The sitting room, with its warming woodburning stove, is a cosy and relaxing space to gather at the end of an active day.

The well-equipped kitchen and dining area is perfect for enjoying home-cooked meals together.

The upper floor with its cottage style ceilings has two further nicely presented bedrooms.

A private garden surrounds the house and from here you can soak in the full vista of the famous Cairngorms and even enjoy a barbecue in the summer months.

With Carrbridge a short drive away offering good local services, the villages of Boat of Garten and the larger village of Grantown-on-Spey are also nearby.

Both have a friendly ambience and excellent shopping opportunities.

Boat of Garten, also known as the Osprey village, is ideal for walking and cycling and is close to RSPB Loch Garten, home of the Ospreys amidst ancient pinewoods and tranquil lochs.

So much is available in this area with Aviemore and the surrounding area brimming with outdoor pursuits and wildlife opportunities.

This cottage and location complement each other, ensuring a fabulous holiday for all.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


Aviemore 7 miles; City of Inverness 25 miles.

Within easy reach of a host of exciting tourist attractions and surrounded by spectacular mountain and moorland scenery, the small village of Carrbridge has a great deal to offer during both the summer and winter months. Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, the village is home to a pony trekking centre, a challenging 9-hole golf course and a good selection of shops and eateries. The Landmark Forest Theme Park and Visitor Centre features displays on the natural history of the Highlands and once a year, during October, the Village Hall is transformed into the setting to find the World's Best Porridge Maker, a competition not to be missed! Nearby Aviemore, with its championship golf course and wide selection of shops and pubs is well worth a visit, whilst the surrounding countryside offers great walking, cycling and wildlife watching opportunities together with superb skiing on the Cairngorm Mountain Range. A fantastic location all year round!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas