In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

4 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 21 View Image Gallery
  • Kilmuir Cottage - Scottish Highlands - 1083649 - photo 1

Kilmuir Cottage

(Ref. 1083649)

Tomintoul, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (8)
  • everything (8)
  • comfortable (7)
  • great (6)
  • village (6)
  • all (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "Kilmuir Cottage came up to our expectations based upon your descripttion and ..."

    Kilmuir Cottage came up to our expectations based upon your descripttion and provided a perfect base for our break in Tomintoul

    Hi Graham, really pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay, hope you had a safe journey home. Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2024

  • "We have stayed in lots of places over the years and I must say, this was the best."

    Spotless and spacious. The kitchen was the best equipped and really was home from home. The area was fabulous. Walks for all abilities and the village a couple of minutes stroll which was handy for the local shop. At first I thought the village was a little out of the way - but everywhere was so easily accessible. We visited quaint villages/the coast/distillery and even a round of golf was squeezed in amongst multiple walks. Topped off by coming back to comfy home from home. We had a truly wonderful time.

    Thanks for the review Heather, really glad you had a great holiday, a lot of our guests completely agree with you, many have commented that it’s a peaceful and quiet village with lovely walks and trails, but also so easy to access all of the Cairngorms National Park along with the east coast and the Moray Firth. Hopefully we’ll see you back again one day. Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2024

  • "We were delighted with Kilmuir cottage for our short stay in Tomintoul."

    The house is very comfortable and the open kitchen / lounge layout worked great for us. The kitchen has everything needed and all good quality. Thanks to the good weather, we did not get time to use the entertainment system, but it looks great. It was very clean on our arrival. Nice outdoor space accessible from the lounge to enjoy the Tomintoul sunshine!

    Reviewed by John Edward5.0May 2024

  • "We loved staying at Kilmuir Cottage, everything was very clean."

    Very good entertainment system including TV, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker & Alexa. The range of crockery, glasses, utensils and cooking equipment was the most comprehensive we have experienced. The beds were very comfortable with good quality bedding & towels. The only slightly negative comment was that although the sofas were of good quality (feather cushions etc) we didn’t fine them comfortable. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here.

    Hi Carol, thank you so much for your feedback. Jules and I take a lot of time thinking of different ways to make our guests visit to Kilmuir Cottage as comfortable as possible and to make their stay a true “home from home holiday. We spare no expense on providing the most up-to-date technology and to supply top end modern conveniences. With regard to the Settee, while it is perfectly functional we identified earlier this year that it could perhaps be a little more comfortable, therefore we have already ordered two new products and should be with us later this summer. We hope you had a safe journey home and would love to see you again here in Tomintoul Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2024

  • "This is our second visit to this lovely cottage and it did not disappoint."

    Comfortable, well equipped and well situated for access to the village as well as trips out and about. Look forward to coming to stay again in near future.

    Hi Alasdair, great to have you back again, and we’re delighted you had another lovely visit. We have a lot of returning guests and they always still find new places to explore and exciting things to experience, it’s amazing how different the Cairngorms can look just day-to-day let alone in the ever changing seasons. We would love to see you again, but until then we hope you have a lovely summer. Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Cottage was fantastic there was everything you could possibly wish for."

    It was lovely and warm, every little touch was thoughtfully catered for,a real home from home. Tomintoul was a great base to visit the Cairngorms. We hope to be back.

    Hi Douglas, thank you for your kind words, really glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again too. Kind regards Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2024

  • "Nothing really negative, but a couple of things we did notice and know full well that it is to personal taste was the couches were stunning into themselves plus the hot water would not last 2 showers, as mentioned these are personal thoughts and not at any point criticisms."

    The overall cottage was great and perfect for what was required.

    Hi Colin, many thanks for your feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your holiday, we hope to see you again. Kind regards Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Apr 2024

  • "Excellent property, spotlessly clean, well kitted out."

    The most comfortable bed I've slept in at a self catering property. Lovely situation in village, handy for local walks. Looking forward to a return visit in the summer.

    Thanks Fiona, delighted you enjoyed stay and we look forward to seeing you in the summer Best wishes Dave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property such a beautiful home the owners ..."

    Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property such a beautiful home the owners have done this to the highest standard there is literally everything you need

    Thanks for your kind words Joanna, we really try our hardest to make sure when guests arrive they have everything they need to make their holiday a comfortable and relaxing experience, with all the best quality modern conveniences of their own home. We hope you had a safe journey home and look forward to perhaps welcoming you back to Tomintoul. Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautifully appointed and cosy new build cottage - it had everything we could need for our week there."

    We also loved Tomintoul village, which has good basic shopping facilities etc while still being very rural. It’s a winding drive from Aviemore, and high up, which means there are loads of amazing walks straight from the front door and the scenery is beautiful, but is worth bearing in mind when planning travel and activities (ie weather matters).

    Hi Rachel, thanks for the review, so glad you had a lovely stay, good advice about the weather, this week looks very cold and snowy. Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    It is cosy, clean, well equipped and well maintained. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into trying to ensure there is everything necessary for a great stay. They have succeeded!! We have already booked again for next year. Many thanks.

    Hi Alasdair, thank you so much for your kind comments, we are delighted that you both had a wonderful stay. We are lucky to have a great team of people who take care of our house and we are always thinking of new items to add for our guests, we are putting a telescope in the lounge soon so people can use it in the garden as we benefit from being in a dark sky reserve. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house, had a great stay."

    Small thing, the lightbulbs in the bedside lights in the twin room aren't right for the dimable lights. They flicker and are unusable, bulbs just need changed.

    Hi Fiona, so glad you enjoyed your stay, I am back up soon to do a few chores and the replacement of those pesky light bulbs will be top of the agenda, thanks for the feedback. Best wishes Dave and Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely week spent at Kilmiur cottage with my hisband and 2 young boys."

    We were all very comfortable and the location was perfect for us. A great base to get out and about in the Highlands.

    Hi Nikki, so glad you enjoyed your stay, you are quite right, Tomintoul is an ideal spot for starting a tour of the Highlands, we have been coming here for a long time and are still finding new and exciting places to explore. Glad you had a safe journey home Best wishes Dave & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jul 2023

  • "A home from home in the friendly village of Tomintoul."

    The house was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a wonderful week. It’s well situated to tour the area and beyond, we hope to be back next year.

    Thank you Anne, we are delighted that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed your stay in Kilmuir Cottage, the summer season is a lovely time to visit the Highlands with the abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenery and as you say, “the friendly folk of Tomintoul” We hope you had a safe journey home and we would love to welcome you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was on the edge of the village the photo makes you think its in the middle of the country."

    This was not a problem as meant we were closer to the village than we thought. Everything you need is in the property but we found it far too hot as the temperature is auto set to 21% and you can not adjust this from the property .As the weather was nice we opened all the windows this helped then to regulate the heat. May be worth noting in the information that the local shop only opened until 5pm

    Hi Karen, so glad you enjoyed you stay. With regard to the heating, the thermostat is set to achieve and maintain 21c as we feel that this is a comfortable temperature, but when the sun shines through the glass, the house like any other house it will warm up, but when 21c is achieved the heating shuts off, so any temperature above this in the property is directly from the Sun, and unfortunately the additional warmth is out of our control, therefore the house will need windows to be opened to allow any unwanted heat out, as mentioned, the heating is off! and not contributing to the rise in temperature. We have taken many pictures of the house from all different angles and at different times of the year to try to truly reflect the position of the property relative to the surrounding area, there is a map on Sykes website showing the cottage in relationship to the village, and also a street view is available, but as you said, it is lovely being on the village outskirts so close to the quiet fields & countryside, and also so close to the town centre and its amenities. And lastly yes, the village shop only opens 8:30-5:30 these opening times will be added to our helpful information book at the property. I hope you had a safe journey home, and we would love to be able to welcome you back to Kilmuir Cottage again in the future. Best wishes David & Jules Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2023

  • "Can’t really fault anything."

    Spent a week here and enjoyed it. Host seems to have got it spot on. Book and you won’t be dissatisfied. Comfortable beds/furniture. Kitchen has all you need, dishwasher and washer plus small things like teapot, ice trays, food storage boxes. It’s pretty much turn up, unpack and enjoy.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Sep 2022

Show more Hide all


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave combi convection oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer (in customer shed), dishwasher and slow cooker
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Xbox One
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture, rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture, gas BBQ and shed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, River Afon 2 miles
  • Note: If travelling in winter, please plan ahead, as snow is expected in the rural area

The property

Centrally located in Tomintoul, an attractive village in Moray, is this contemporary three-bedroom cottage, Kilmuir Cottage.

Within proximity to everyday amenities, nature-filled attractions, and many Scottish beauty spots, whilst offering flexible sleeping arrangements, off-road parking, and a suntrap rear garden, the cottage invites a family or group of five.

Be delighted by a well-stocked sleek kitchen, with all expected culinary appliances, to help you fulfil your self-catering needs, followed by a formal dining area, to gather around, dine and plan your upcoming itinerary.

Relax indoors with the view of the Smart TV, or head outside to either garden, to listen to the bird’s tweet and take in your stunning surroundings.

Three spacious bedrooms, a bathroom, and a ground-floor shower room complete the cottage, all well thought out, featuring soft furnishings, stylish fixtures, and ample storage.

Once you're ready to venture out, reach the village centre, home to The Clockhouse Restaurant and The Glenavon, both serving delicious food and drinks, whilst an array of shops will be paces away to purchase the essentials.

Enjoy true countryside days out, touring Abernethy National Nature Reserve, hike up to Glenmulliach viewpoint, for rolling views of the surrounding hills, or head to Tomintoul Dark Sky Site and Bird Hide, where by day, you can observe the nearby wildlife, and by night, stargaze.

An Lochain Uaine (Green Loch) is a hidden gem, a must-see spot if you're an outdoors enthusiast, whilst Highland Wildlife Park, home to an abundance of animals, and Grantown Museum are perfect for the entire family.

Thrill-seeking memories can also be made, by choosing Kilmuir Cottage as your base, within proximity to Lecht Ski Centre, or perhaps head to Landmark Forest Adventure Park, and ride the wild water coaster, or travel through the butterfly house.

Offering something for everyone in Moray, gather your family and friends at Kilmuir Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00037-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

View on map

About the location


Grantown-On-Spey 14 miles; Elgin 38 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 several shops, cafes and pubs, a well-stocked local store and post office, a good quality restaurant, 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, mountain biking at the Glenlivet bike trails, fishing, shooting, walks along the Speyside trail, or ski at nearby Lecht & Aviemore - the choice is yours!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas