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Berg Cottage

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Tomintoul, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • clean (16)
  • lovely (16)
  • hot (15)
  • tub (14)
  • great (13)

32 Customer Reviews

  • "Outstanding cottage- had an amazing Christmas there."

    Cottage spotless and decorated lovely for Christmas. Was amazing sitting in the hot tub after a long walk watching the snow fall. Lots of lovely surrounding walks and cottage very child and dog friendly. Owners very helpful, excellent communication and went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful stay. Was lovely to stay in the winter but will definitely go back in the summer as there are excellent mountain bike trails nearby.

    Hi Tracey, that you for your wonderful feedback. Thank you for leaving the house tidy and being so responsive to my messages. Hope you and family have a Happy Hogmanay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Berg Cottage, it’s a beautiful property."

    There were so many details that were very high end: the anti mist mirror, the lights in the wardrobe in the upstairs bedroom and the balconies upstairs are outstanding. We spent a night in the living room with the balconies open and the fire on whilst we played board games, it was lovely. My son adored the hot tub, it’s slabbed right up to the hot tub so no tricky walks to get there, or back! Towels, slippers and dressing gowns provided were all lovely. The kitchen was very well stocked and felt like a home away from home. We got a Tesco delivery when we arrived, they delivered directly to the utility room door which was ideal. We visited during Storm Babet and Tomintoul was getting very high winds so we didn’t have much of an opportunity to explore the village itself. I did walk through with the dog when I arrived and it was lovely and quiet. There were dog beds and bowls provided which was another lovely touch. Thank you!

    Dear Claire, thank you for the effort in writing such a detailed review, and sorry your stay coincided with Storm Babet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, clean cozy and most important comfortable beds."

    The garden was a really good size however my dog did manage to jump the slate wall at the bottom luckily she went straight to my partner. The windows in livingroom are lovely touch to have open. I did try to open one but not fully and it decided to close down on me. I would most certain still return as these are only little things so long as my dog didnt annoy the neighbours too much, still lots to see in the area and surroundings. Thank you Estie

    Thank you Nickola for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the cottage. The upstairs windows stay open if you give them a little pump up and down a few times, it is a feature of the design. The House instructions/guide do detail how they operate. Hope to welcome another booking from you in the future. Regards ,Estie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nickola4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Berg Cottage."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the views absolutely gorgeous. We an highly recommend x

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "I almost don't want to tell anyone about this cottage and Lovely town, and keepit for myself."

    It was perfect, cottage had everything, you could see the milky way, whilst sitting in the hot tub. Great place to use as a base to travel around. Very peaceful. Only thing that was missing was our dog, who had passed just before we went. Great enclosed garden for dogs.its right in the main street, only a 5 minute walk to the shops and pubs. I would highly recommend.

    Hi Barbara, thank you for the lovely feedback and sorry to hear about losing your dog, from a fellow dog lover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was wonderful."

    It was a quick walk to town. It was clean and welcoming. The only thing I would suggest would be a rubber mat in the shower in the upstairs shower, It was slippery. Thanks again. Rebecca

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for the feedback. The rubber mat should be in the upstairs bathroom. I will ensure it is put out more accessibly in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in an idyllic setting, lovely wee town with good amenities."

    The house is stunning!! Clean and welcoming with addition of dressing gown and Slippers. Hot tub was great but could benefit from a cover although due to placement, do not know how that would be possible. Fantastic views and local walks to explore the area. Only one issue with ensuite shower that was fixed in a matter of hours without any disruption to our holiday. Hosts were fantastic when we called them and quickly sorted out the issue. Would return in a minute, never returned from a week away so relaxed. Thank you for this lovely haven xxx

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Berg Cottage."

    A wonderful base, well equipped, comfortable and very clean. The hot tub, with beautiful views, was an added bonus. Thank you for being dog friendly (if you have a small dog, you may wish to take a long line as our mini schnauzer could have got through the gap in the gate). Tomintoul is an excellent base for a holiday with a choice of places for food, The Whisky Shop and some good walks close by. I would highly recommend a stay at Berg Cottage. Communication with the the host was excellent.

    Hi Ann, thank you for the wonderful review, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "A fabulous retreat with everything we needed ."

    Cosy, comfortable, clean , peaceful. Glorious uninterrupted views of the Cairngorms. Great drives to Balmoral, Braemar and the beach at Lossiemouth. Hot tub with a view a lovely bonus.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback and thank you for leaving the house so tidy when you left. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage with amazing views."

    Its got everything you could possibly need, with the added bonus of a hot tub after those long walks or bike rides !! None of us wanted to leave ! Fantastic location if your looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Estie the owner is just at the end of the phone if you need anything. Thank you once again we've had one of the best holidays ever !! Will definitely be returning.

    Thank you Sarah, much appreciated that you took the time to post this wonderful feedback. Estie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a great stay at Berg Cottage."

    Lovely peaceful setting backing onto fields, small local amenities but bigger centres not too much of a drive away. Lots to explore, see and do. Clean, lots of thoughtful touches, good wifi, plenty of parking, and we had a little dog who loved the large but contained garden

    Wow, what a lovely review. Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property, very well equipped, clean, tidy, good parking."

    Local facilities. Quite and comfortable. Fantastic stay. Thank you

    Thank you very much indeed for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great place so glad we found it."

    Hot tub to soothe the sore muscles after a day hiking or pop down to the pub for a beer and meet the friendly locals. Everything just a short drive away amazing location and cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week at the cottage whilst taking in some of the Speyside Whisky Festival events."

    The house is clean, modern with good facilities and has fantastic views from the upstairs lounge. Can't really fault anything at all - brilliant communications from the owner and the village is great with loads of walks right from the doorstep.

    Thank you John, lovely to hear all wss up to scratch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was an amazing find."

    Loved every minute of our stay here. The cottage is well equipped, tidy, clean and warm. Our dog loved the garden and was safe and secure, so we could happily leave him out there on his own, however, having the patio doors leading straight to the back of the property meant we could keep an eye on him too. We felt the location was perfect for us and the driving to activities planned for the day meant we could enjoy the beautiful scenery and experience the remoteness of the area. After a long day in the mountains, returning to Berg Cottage was the icing on the cake. It's peaceful, relaxing location, along with a dip in the hot tub, allowed us to refresh for the following day. We would definitely return to this cottage and can not fault it at all.

    Thank you so much Kerry for this wonderful feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay this much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage, great communication with the host."

    Very well kitted out kitchen with all the utensils you would need.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Feb 2022

  • "Holiday Cottage was fantastic."

    Very modern, clean, everything as stated I’d the ad. The views were beautiful in the morning. Lovely little community and some great local bars and restaurants. I have recommended this place already to family and will most definitely book here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We stayed in this cottage for 1 week over Christmas."

    & Couldn't fault the whole experience. Very clean, warm & comfortable.. equipped with everything we needed & we can't wait to come back again.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was sufficient for us but a larger sofa, maybe a corner unit upstairs?"

    The bed settee isn't exactly comfortable to sit on for prolonged periods & chairs don't really accommodate adults & at full capacity the seating is inadequate. An awning/covering of some sort over the hottub would have been ideal as weather conditions/rain stopped us using it as often as we would have liked. All in all the cottage was good but as the owners have control of the heating remotely it got a bit uncomfortable at times & whilst I u derstand the convenience it did affect our comfort. The washing & cooking facilities were excellent. The beds were comfortable but unfortunately my partner being over 6ft, the master bedroom caused him some knocks to the head when using the facilities during the night. Estie was great & kept us appraised of WiFi problems & solutions etc Roger sorted out the hottub as soon as was reasonably possible Our dog loved the big garden & the proximity to the visitor centre & ev charging was great

    Thank you Karen for the feedback. This booking was made at 9pm during a storm, with snowy road closed conditions and a power cut for IMMEDIATE entry due to being virtually stranded. We wanted to help for safety and moral reasons, so agreed. I endured an unplanned 12hr day to travel first thing next morning and set things up so it is deeply disappointing that these aspects are not mentioned and the review quite poor. To clarify, guests do have control over heating for temperature. There are booklets/cards in the house and the house manual explains guests can choose to lower or raise each room by up to 5degrees either way. If there is any issue, we always ask guests to contact us so it is disappointing to now hear the heating was uncomfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Berg Cottage."

    Very clean, comfortable and Estie checked in by text to ensure everything was OK. Great garden for the dogs and hot tub amazing.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Berg Cottage has the most amazing views."

    The cottage had everything we needed and there was wee added touch of milk and shortbread.We had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Tomintoul is great villiage with plenty amenities and for a family with a young child this cottage was the perfect base for a break away."

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "Berg Cottage is a lovely place to stay with gorgeous views."

    The hot tub is the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2021

  • "Our 2nd stay here and as good as we remembered great location with stunning ..."

    Our 2nd stay here and as good as we remembered great location with stunning views a lovely clean well equipped cottage in a beautiful village

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was a fantastic place to stay, we enjoyed our time there."

    The property is dog friendly but the garden is not completely enclosed for small dogs

    Reviewed by Lena5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed the cottage very much."

    Very comfortable and had an amazing view out the back. Peaceful location. Nearby facilities (restaurants, pubs) had friendly staff and the food was good. The hot tub was lovely (perhaps it could be covered for bad weather, colder weather). We would definitely like to visit again. Enjoyed being in the sitting room upstairs with the open window/balcony - it was like bringing the outdoors in! The cottage wifi signal was poor at times and also there was no TV ariel.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation well equipped and clean the unusual balcony windows give a wonderful view out to the countyside when open."

    Hot tub excellent well worth booking this cottage. Tomintoul is an excellent area for many walks and a good base for exploring moray the highlands and Grampian .

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings and hot tubs are my thing so loved my staycation."

    The cottage has everything you need for a short break. The beds in this cottage are also really comfy which is normally unusual for a holiday let. Changes I would make are: putting a tv in the kitchen dining and a slightly bigger sofa. We spent most of our time in this room when we were not out sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time at Berg Cottage."

    It was relaxed and quiet with spectacular views from the house, from the walks around the friendly village of Tomintoul and the drives around the Cairngorms National Park. Tomintoul is an excellent location to explore the Cairngorms and the Moray Coast, we were never short of things to do and see. Berg Cottage itself had everything we needed for the week. The chocolates on the pillows upon our arrival and the dog biscuits for our collie was very welcoming and we felt at home straight away. Another lovely touch was the dressing gowns and slippers which made us all feel special! The back of the house has amazing windows that open up dormer style for the beautiful views over the countryside, sounds of bleating lambs, birdsong. The cottage is walking distance to shops and cafes; there is an adventure play park close by, bird watching areas and then back to a hot tub to relax in after a busy day of walking/exploring. We wish we'd have stayed another week and would love to come back soon, very soon!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Possibly recently refurbished. Highly recommend, just as you see in photographs.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2020

  • "Loved the little touches of the dog biscuits, shortbread etc All communication was very quickly answered"

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage set in a fantastic location with stunning views."

    Great place with plenty of walking and cycling routes around you, really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jul 2020

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Summary

  • ***Please note: This property no longer has a hot tub***
  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rails and heated mirror and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with reclining sofa
  • Entrance hall with coat hooks and shoe racks
  • First-floor sitting room with twin Velux balconies
  • Utility room with drying rack, tumble dryer, washing machine and Belfast sink (great for dog washing)
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and gas stove
  • Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and internet radio
  • TV with Freeview and Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, toddler toilet seat and travel cot available (please provide own bedding)
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Back garden, patio with furniture, and a gas BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles

The property

Nestled within the beautiful rolling Scottish countryside in the village of Tomintoul, you will find this delightful newly built dwelling, Berg Cottage.

This stylish, high spec and accessible cottage provides the perfect base for families or groups of five wanting to explore the magnificent Cairngorms National Park.

The rural location has lots to offer if you enjoy spectacular scenery, walks and Cairngorm wildlife.

The Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails, Lecht downhill mountain bike area and the Lecht Ski slopes are ideal for those keen sporty types and if it's history you're interested in, venture towards the wonderful Ballindalloch Castle and Drumin Castle, dating back hundreds of years.

Enter into the airy utility room, where you can pull off your mud splattered boots following an exhilarating afternoon expedition and throw your dirty walking gear into the conveniently placed washing machine.

The underfloor heating will soon dry any soggy footwear.

Made up of three well-decorated bedrooms, guests can choose from a spacious ground-floor twin, a snug single with dressing table or a bright and airy king-size bedroom that can be found on the first floor boasting large Velux balcony windows on its charming sloping ceilings and its own en-suite with a roomy walk-in corner shower, basin and WC.

The Velux windows are complete with black out blinds for light sleepers but can also give star gazers the unique opportunity of admiring the night sky whilst gently drifting off to sleep.

Wander through to the first-floor sitting room and turn on the gas stove before taking in the panoramic elevated views or making yourself comfortable on the sofa and turning on the TV to catch up with all your favourite shows as you wind down for the evening.

Venture back downstairs and into the stylish kitchen to whip up a tasty family meal with the help of the practical utensils and appliances, to savour at the 6-seater dining table as you crack open a bottle of bubbly and toast to an exciting adventure with your nearest and dearest.

Enjoy a refreshing shower in the downstairs bathroom or while away the hour as you soak up the bubbles in the spacious L-shaped bath, before grabbing your toasty towel from the heated rail and making your way into your bedroom for the evening.

Alternatively take the evening outside and cook on the gas BBQ as you watch the sunset on this magnificent countryside setting and appreciate this wonderful moment.

For an unforgettable holiday to Scotland, be sure to check into Berg Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00081-F

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About the location

TOMINTOUL

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!