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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (8)
  • king (7)
  • property (6)
  • good (5)
  • location (5)
  • lovely (5)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and property we throughly enjoyed our stay and was accessible to all the activities we wanted to do."

    Couple of things would like to provide feedback on is the sweaky sound on the stairs and while walking upstairs and would be great to have some mats in the kitchen and the carpet in the Lounge needs a proper wash.

    thank you for your comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is a beautiful part of the world! :) and I will book to have all the carpets professionally cleaned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bharath4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a very lovely stay at Tombeck."

    Very comfortable, cosy and clean with good beds. The surroundings are amazing and good for several hikes nearby. The only suggestion/tip we have is regarding the limited crockery. A bit more cans and plates would be helpfull. As we were with only 3 guests it was sufficient. We highly recommend Tombeck.

    Reviewed by Corine5.0May 2023

  • "Large property, good location, smart decorations on the surface which look nice in the listing."

    However, doors and letterbox didn't close properly and would bang during a stormy night, spaghetti hoops and crumbs in crevices on dining room table, someone else's provisions left in fridge and cupboards, potent unpleasant smell of creosote by boiler, doors and windows stiff and old and needed an upgrade, outside area quite grotty. Not particularly comfortable. Superficially looked good but felt it was overpriced (they've doubled their prices since last year) and we have stayed in much better accommodation. Wouldn't stay again or recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicole2.5Feb 2023

  • "On reading a review left after I had booked I was a little apprehensive, however it was nice to see the owner had taken on board the comments."

    When we arrived there were coffee pods, dishwasher tablets and bin bags. The house itself is lovely and was spacious enough that as 2 families of 4 we didn't feel on top of each other at any point. It was clean and comfortable and everything was working as it should. The village itself is lovely, there is a little village shop and a pub. On visiting both I found the people to be very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Dec 2022

  • "The property was comfortable, lots of room, in a great location for travelling about, but could do with a bit of upkeep, eg."

    wobbly dining chairs, wobbly shower fittings, windows not closing properly, oven not working properly. Other places I've stayed have also left a few bin bags, dishwasher tabs, coffee machine pods, etc. for guests. I would expect more for the price paid. I also think I should have been informed that there was a housing estate being built next door. We were out early and for most of the days, so the noise didn't bother us that much. Generally, a great stay. Tomintoul is a lovely, friendly village. Great little shop, nice friendly pub with good food and whiskeys, also lots of local walks and wildlife.

    Reviewed by Alex3.4Sep 2022

  • "Clean, fresh, comfortable, well-equipped property in a fantastic Scottish landscaping."

    Absolutely amazing!

    Reviewed by Alexandre5.0Dec 2021

  • "The booking system at Sykes is always straight forward."

    The property was excellent and more than met our needs. Great holiday rental experience.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Oct 2021

  • "Brilliant centre for wonderful walks on the Glenlivet Estate."

    Currently has an active building site next door, but was not a problem. Small town with some shops, pub and good restaurant.x(the Clock house). Spacious, and well furnished and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed the location."

    Good walking and adventure play area for kids. The cottage was comfortable but was next to an active building site. However this did not impact us other than it being a bit of an eye sore. In addition the garden and outside area could do with a little TLC. Nevertheless we had a lovely holiday in Tomintoul and would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.7Aug 2021

  • "We were very disappointed to find that the house is situated next door to an active building site."

    The single external photo on the website was angled so that the site can't be seen; we feel that Sykes mispresented the house setting. The view from the rear decking area was awful - who would want to sit looking at a building site! We were fortunate that the builders only worked on 2 of the days that we were staying in the cottage as they started at 7am.It was a real shame as the house was very clean, spacious and comfortable. One issue we had was that there were no instructions for any of the appliances which made using an unfamiliar oven and washing machine more tricky than it needed to be.

    Reviewed by Penny3.4Aug 2021

  • "Its a great location, ok the view from the house itself not that brilliant but in terms of comfort, great local restaurants - one of which is Clockhouse, shops, lovely roads around (for those Top Gear fans especially), walking, easy driving access to the beaches, Grantown on Spey, Inverness, etc."

    Absolutely cannot fault it. The property is newly refurbished and ticked all boxes. A minor thing really - please install a shaving/toothbursh point in the bathroom(s). We are a family of 4 and if we do visit Scotland again we will definitely try and book this place again.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Decking with furniture & BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The owner has bikes that can be used by guests at their own risk

The property

Tucked away in the attractive village of Tomintoul, is this contemporary, detached cottage, Tombeck.

Immersed in the glorious scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, this homely abode welcomes families and friends seeking an action-packed break to the Scottish Highlands.

After a day of hiking the fells, relax and unwind on the sofa as you search for your favourite show TV show, or choose a family favourite film and enjoy a cosy movie night.

From here, a modern kitchen/diner awaits, hosting a sea of integrated appliances and plenty of worktop space to prepare your meals, whilst the dining area is perfect for family mealtimes.

Completing the ground floor is the double bedroom, with Jack and Jill en-suite shower room, this is an ideal choice for those with limited mobility.

Venture upstairs to find three more bedrooms, including the master with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, followed by a twin and bunk room, each wonderfully presented with crisp white bed linen and plush duvets.

Kick-start your morning with a refreshing cup of coffee out at the decking, before popping on your walking boots and waterproofs and heading on a scenic walk through the Abernethy National Nature Reserve.

Within a short stroll there are choice of shops, a café and quality restaurant to try one evening, or continue along to the River Avon where you can cast away into the waters that teem with salmon and trout.

Alternatively, visit the famous Malt Whisky Trail, which takes in seven world-famous working distilleries, it’s the ultimate Scotch experience, and there is a Whisky Castle just around the corner from the property.

With Tombeck providing secure bike storage, why not bring along your mountain bikes and test your skills at nearby Glenliver, or take on the slopes at The Lecht Ski Centre, ideal during the winter months.

For the adventurous there is an opportunity for stand up paddle boarding nearby, and there are mountain bike trails in Glenlivet.

Why not take a ride on the Hogwarts Express which leaves from Inverness regularly.

However you choose to spend your time here, return each evening and recharge your batteries at Tombeck.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00229-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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