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Blairgorm Croft

(Ref. 16417)

Nethy Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • cottage (15)
  • location (12)
  • good (10)
  • bird (9)
  • comfortable (9)
  • croft (8)

29 Customer Reviews

  • "A remarkable 400-year-old rejuvenated remote croft."

    A real country retreat offering peace and quiet. Lots of dog walks nearby. Many birds to see on the bird feeder – we saw a woodpecker for the first time. Walking our dog late at night we also saw foxes and a deer. Bring a torch if you are venturing out at night. So peaceful at night that you can hear the animals and the wind in the trees – all great for a good night's sleep. A very well-equipped kitchen and a great TV in the conservatory offering FreeSat. Even in the depths of winter, the croft was very warm inside, so we turned down the heating a little. Very respectable WiFi given the location – 11 Mbps. Ignore the previous comments about low ceilings – I’m 5ft 8ins and never had an issue. Do visit the farm shop in the village which has some lovely local produce. On arrival ignore Google Maps, ignore your Sat Nav, and ignore the Sykes “What3Words” location. It's actually “flask.trading.risky”. The owners' directions were also spot on.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Dec 2023

  • "The previous comments about head height in the property was a bit of desperation."

    We never felt threatened by the low ceilings and my husband is about average height. The big TV in the conservatory was great. I wasn't allowed to go upstairs because of the steps so I never saw that bedroom. Most of the 'white goods' looked to be brand new and the heating was relatively easy to work. The owners were only a telephone away if we had needed them.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Oct 2023

  • "It was not made clear how low the ceiling and door heights were, ( my husband had head damage)."

    The stair was extremely dangerous, again poor head height. Upstairs toilet was tiny, and virtually unusable. Too far to walk to Nethybridge. Building does not pass building regulations, it is only suitable for two small people with dogs. Location was lovely, but access to the river was totally overgrown and impossible. Directions to property need to be improved. Area beautiful.

    Reviewed by Margaret2.2Aug 2023

  • "Location for local area had good road links to the local towns and attractions."

    Advertised as having a stream through the property although access to the stream is impossible due to extensive undergrowth. I felt the property would not suit the 6 person capacity as advertised as the internal space and natural light in the centre of the property is quite restricted due to the structure of the building being an outbuildings conversion. The conservatory was a really nice addition, a comfortable place to sit in the evening. However, the bird feeder attracted more than 20 different species during our stay, with most of them attending on a regular basis.

    Reviewed by Lyn3.8Jul 2023

  • "The owners contacted us prior to our arrival with specific directions to the property from Nethy Bridge and this was very helpful and precise."

    We were asked to keep the bird feeders restocked which we were happy to do. We were repaid with a significant range of birds including and woodpecker with fledged young, goldcrest, chaffinch, goldfinch, various tits etc. A tranquil and relaxing location close to the amenities in Nethy Bridge yet easy to travel into the Cairngorms for walks etc. The garden room is a relaxing space to watch the birds etc. Accommodation clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very sorry but we were disappointed."

    Finding the place was a night mare, the cottage name plate is obscured by the permanently open five bar gate, and with the cottage being very very small, with only 6ft head room, and although it is mostly ground floor, it is on three levels with steps between each level, so not disabled or tall man friendly. The babbling brook in the garden, is 200yds away down a very steep weeded glen, so you cant get at it, so bob the Black Lab was disappointed too, and whilst it has very large banked garden, there are no dog walks readily available, and sheep every where, which whilst Bob is used to and sheep friendly, other peoples dogs may not be. Finally the village and the pub is long way away away, further than described, a good drive, perhaps three or four miles, and very up hill, all in alcohol free Scotland, so one is confined to barracks, or obstinance. Sorry but we do think the cottage was somewhat miss sold and the descriptions miss leading. Sorry but we

    Reviewed by Gary1.6Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Blairgorm cottage Really peaceful and restful Wouldn't ..."

    Had a lovely stay at Blairgorm cottage Really peaceful and restful Wouldn't recommend going down to the river from the garden if not sure footed

    Reviewed by Janette3.8May 2023

  • "A well looked after property."

    Very comfy,with everything that was needed to have a very plasent holiday. Lots to do with plenty of information left by the owners. Would highly recommend 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Blairgorm Croft is very comfortable and is in a really quiet area , the cottage ..."

    Blairgorm Croft is very comfortable and is in a really quiet area , the cottage has everything you need for your stay , George and Ann are very good hosts

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Apr 2023

  • "So cosy and warm, internet very good."

    Everything we needed available. Bed very comfortable. Ideal for walks from cottage for our dog. Thank you Ann and George.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely location for those who wish to be away from it all Good bird life on the doorstep"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic croft in a great location."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need supplied. George and Anne were great hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2022

  • "A cosy cottage in a fabulous location for nature lovers."

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Apr 2022

  • "Great bothy ,so warm & homely great scenery loved it ."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "I wouldn't necessarily recommend Sykes hence the initial score of five, However, this was a very comfortable and pleasant cottage to stay in."

    The bedrooms were a reasonable size and having three bathrooms was great. The sitting room/conservatory was a particularly enjoyable room.The ceilings are low but that only affected the two of us who are over 6ft. The kitchen is a little cramped but perfectly usable. A bigger fridge would be nice but there is a separate freezer which helps. WiFi was good and worked well throughout the house. The owners were very friendly, good people who we met at the changeover. Altogether a very happy stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners George and Anne were very welcoming, helpful and informative."

    Bairgorm Croft was very comfortable and clean. It had everything we needed for a great holiday. Our group consisted of 4 adults, 2 children and a dog and the cottage was big enough to accommodate us comfortably. The views were stunning, we even saw a red deer whilst stood in the garden.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Your description of cosy really means small."

    Very good cottage for us two but would be somewhat crowded if all 6 bed spaces were occupied. Description should mention the low ceiling (inevitable with a 1760's croft conversion). We are not tall, people over 6 feet would struggle with the low ceilings. Very well equipped and a superb peaceful location and very welcoming owners. Excellent bird feeders in garden viewed from very small sitting room with good supplies of bird food available. Good car parking space. Perfect cottage for bird watchers.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Blairgorm Croft, the cottage was spotlessly clean, warm, very comfortable and very well equipped."

    The location is peaceful and quiet and provides an ideal location for visiting the many local attractions and the many walks nearby, an added bonus was a large forest just across the stream at the bottom of the garden, which gave an ideal walk for our two dogs in the early morning. Our only complaint is that the property description says that there is an enclosed garden which is incorrect, there is a large garden which is enclosed on two sides but open at the front and to the stream at the rear.

    Reviewed by Derrick4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, well equipped, perfect having downstairs ensuite."

    Lovely area, quiet, lots of nature and great base for exploring

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Oct 2020

  • "No thanks."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Nov 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage greeted us upon arrival and explained how everything worked which was really good."

    The cottage was excellent very warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. Sitting in the conservatory was lovely watching the birds on the bird feeder .we had a wonderful time .

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a marvellous time staying at Blairgorm croft as our base for visiting the highland wildlife park, landmark, Spey Bay, the local lochs and the reindeer centre."

    The bird life at the croft was amazing and we enjoyed seeing the woodpecker, collared doves, pheasant, and various smaller birds who were regular visitors to the bird feeders. A well equipped and most comfortable place to stay. We liked it so much that we have booked to return next year.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay and could not fault the accommodation."

    Thoroughly recommend to all .

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2019

  • "Very quiet location with lots of bird life to entertain us on the feeding station we put up , we hope future quests will keep the feeders topped up."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Dec 2018

  • "Location of cottage brilliant to visit cairngorm bird and wildlife sites."

    We also visited the Scottish Wildlife Park 45 mins and Channoray Point on the Murray Firth to take in the Forth resident dolphins feeding on the salmon 40 to 50 meters from the shore what a site. Check tide times and go on the incoming 1-2 hours before high tide. If you get up 5-6am red and fallow deer can be spotted near to the cottage and in the wood across the stream below the cottage car park. Enjoy your break as we did.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2018

  • "Blairgorm Croft is in an ideal position for visiting so many places - Highland Wildlife Park, Osprey Centre, Aviemore, Loch Morlich, Cairngorm, Whisky distilleries, Strathspey Railway, Tomintoul, Nairn beach and so many other places."

    The setting is peaceful and relaxed with everything you need in the house and beautiful areas to sit outside and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Nearby villages and scenery are all different and each has a different history. Food was excellent for all dietary requirements in a wide selection of places to eat. An ideal place for a holiday whatever the weather or ages of holiday makers. Lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great location so peaceful and tranquil lots of good walks from village all coloured coded so you know how far and how long this will take you ."

    Love the cottage as its dog friendly and we had the perfect weather .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage is so well equipped it was a pleasure to stay in."

    As a family of 5 ( 3 children under 12) it was in the perfect setting that allowed us to relax, the kids to explore and gave us easy access to the Cairngorms and the coast.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2017

  • "The owners of the property met us on our arrival as they have been upgrading their heating system."

    The couple gave us a warm welcome, were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Charming little cottage in an extremely picturesque part of the world.

    Reviewed by Jamie4.6Nov 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • River 1 min walk
  • Note: The river is unfenced and children should be supervised
  • Note: Mobile phone coverage is intermittent in this area.Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

The property

Nethy Bridge 2 miles.

A charming stone cottage dating back to the early 19th century set in spacious gardens bordered by a river, on the edge of the village of Nethy Bridge, just six miles from Grantown-on-Spey.

This Cairngorm cottage offers quirky accommodation in keeping with the style of the cottage and is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to enjoy time together in an area bursting with exciting things to do and see.

With accommodation over two floors, this cottage near Nethy Bridge has a double bedroom on the ground floor and a double and a twin bedroom on the upper floor.

The cosy kitchen is very well equipped and the conservatory forms a very nice sitting room with views of the pretty garden which lies mainly to the front and slopes gently down towards the river running along its lower border.

Just two miles away is the Highland village of Nethy Bridge whilst Aviemore lies ten miles to the south offering a superb choice of activities and adventures.

Why not take a guided walk through the RSPB bird reserve, fish on the River Spey (permits available locally) or visit the nearby Heather Centre at Dulnain Bridge with its popular 'Clootie Dumpling' Restaurant.

You will be amazed at the choices available to you in this fabulous region as you return to your cosy Cairngorm cottage at the end of an active day!

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location

NETHY BRIDGE

Boat of Garten 4 miles; Grantown-on-Spey 6 miles; Aviemore 11 miles.

The village of Nethy Bridge has been a holiday destination since Victorian times and continues today to attract many visitors who appreciate the charming highland village location with the Cairngorms forming a dramatic backdrop. Centrally located in the fabulous National Park between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, Nethy Bridge has excellent local services including a village shop and Post Office, a butcher, a 9 hole golf course and hotels, as well as tennis courts and a play area. It also provides easy access to the whole of the stunning Speyside area. The village is an ideal base to explore the Cairngorms National Park and also benefits from having the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest on its doorstep with its many forest trails and marked walks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas