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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • cosy (11)
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  • lovely (10)
  • friendly (9)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay, it was a great base to explore the highlands and surrounding area."

    Although we were there in a heatwave it seemed like Riemore would also be really cosy in cooler weather.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome without being obtrusive."

    Gave us very good advice about things to do in response to our many questions. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and very well situated for visiting local towns and many very scenic walks are accessible directly from the door. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a peaceful location."

    I was worried about being cold but needn’t have as it was well heated. Pre arrival instructions were prompt and accurate. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The kitchen is quite well equipped but could do with a couple of larger saucepans to cater for 4 more easily. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sandhia4.4Apr 2023

  • "After an horrific journey we finally arrived at our holiday cottage, to find a warm and friendly welcome from your hosts."

    The cottage was just how we expected it, a traditional scottish cottage, cosy with a nice rustic charm. The open fire and the log burner made it feel warm and snug. Our bedroom (main bedroom) the bed was so comfy and warm. The cottage itself is situated perfectly for walks around the Glenlivet Estate. The square in the town had a great village shop to provide the essentials. The Glenavon pub had a welcoming open fire with friendly staff. We had a lovely meal at the Clockwork Tower. Great place, we are sad that the week went too quick!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Oct 2022

  • "Great stay, perfect for us - dog friendly, cosy, really friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2022

  • "The hosts were very friendly and welcoming (e."

    G., lending us a sledge and advising on places to take our child). The accommodation was perfect and the location meant we had many days exploring without having to use the car.

    Reviewed by T5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice property overall, situation in a quiet, convenient location on the edge of the village."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Property was cosy and comfortable with decent facilities. The kitchen could do with some updating (cooker is very old), but otherwise all was fine.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jan 2022

  • "The owners of the cottage met us on arrival and were the loveliest, most helpful couple you could ever meet!"

    The cottage was clean and had everything we could need for our week long stay. The kitchen area is very small and the stairs to the bedrooms are very steep but neither of these things were an issue for us, though they may be for some people. The cottage is located at the very end of the village close to a small adventure playground and lots of places to go for walks. The village itself is a lovely small community with a well stocked shop, couple of cafés and gift shops, restaurant and pub. Everthing you could need really. The town museum/ visitors centre is also worth a visit

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous & cozy."

    Had everything you needed. Fantastic location, with great walks all around. Richmond Arms & The Clockhouse food was superb. Shop was well stocked.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owners are very informative and friendly."

    I needed to visit a gp on my second day there and they phoned gp surgery for me and organised for me to get an appointment. Lovely area. Only downfall with cottage are there aren't any cupboard space for storage of foods, cereals etc but cottage very cosy and immaculately clean. Lovely running hot water after long day walking. So many lovely forest walks on your doorstep, the Tomintoul circular walk being a must and if eating out the Glenavon serves good food in a very relaxed and friendly environment, dogs and kids welcome

    Reviewed by Alexis4.7Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the holiday, the location was great and the facilities and amenities were good for a family of four."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "The space was clean, warm and comfortable."

    A great base to explore Tomintoul and the Cairngorms from! There's plenty of walks nearby, and pubs if the weather is bad!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in the perfect location for walking and watching wildlife."

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a great holiday, a beautiful area, lots to do."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and well equipped and the owners were really friendly and helpful.The only complaint is the wifi is very tempermental and with 2 teenagers, and my husband who occasionally needs to check emails etc for work,wifi is essential.We did speak to the owner about it and they were having trouble with theirs too,so maybe it was the location.Some activities weren't running as usual due to covid, so hopefully next time we visit it will be back to some sort of normality.I would definitely recommend the cairngorms for those who like the outdoors and this cottage and the town of Tomintoul are also highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Aug 2020

  • "Very Last minute due to Covid but fantastic holiday, great walks on your doorstep, owners were lovely people"

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2020

  • "Location was superb and the property itself was very comfortable, warm, cosy and very well equipped, a home away from home."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2020

  • "Riemore is a wonderful little cottage with loads of character, in a fantastic location!"

    The cottage owners live just next door and they are a lovely couple. They are thoughtful, considerate and extremely helpful, and I would highly recommend staying at Riemore with Sykes to anyone. 5* A+

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "A really friendly welcome with log fires lit and waiting for our arrival."

    It is an excellent place to explore all the whiskey distillery’s the area has. Nearby Grantown on Spey has a great museum with an interesting talk by one of the curators. A cracking Holiday.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage with very welcoming owners."

    Cosy nights by the fire (with ample wood supplied) and a perfect base to explore the outdoors (and the odd distillery!)

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    It was fully equipped with everything you could need and more! It was warm and cosy and so comfortable. Impeccably clean and well maintained. The host a were welcoming and couldn't do more for us. The location is very peaceful with wonderful views.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, with all the amenities for true self sufficiency."

    The place was immaculately clean. Lots of wood available for real fires but not needed when we stayed. Fresh towels, warm comfortable beds. A really warm welcome from the owners who genuinely wanted us to have the best of stays. Helpful & informative about the area. Two minutes away on foot from lovely wooded walks. Surrounded by nesting lapwing, deer and other wildlife. 30 minutes from Grantown and the journey is beautiful. Travelling the other way towards Deeside takes in breathtaking Cairngorm scenery. A discovery centre, shops, bars, restaurants & a serious whisky shop in Tomintoul. A lovely cottage to stay in and part of an authentic historic Scottish highland village and on the doorstep of some of the finest scenery the Cairngorms has to offer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2018

  • "We loved everything here the family was amazing and looked after us before they headed off on their vacation."

    We loved our little cozy cottage. We wished we could come back some day from Australia to enjoy the whole experience again

    Reviewed by Karyn5.0May 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor adult bunks
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 2) with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk
  • Note: The landing area is narrow, care should be taken. Note - This property is for holiday makers only, the owner will not accept worker bookings.

The property

This whitewashed semi-detached cottage is situated next to the owner’s home in the centre of Tomintoul in the Cairngorms National Park.

Centrally located this cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends looking to tour this fantastic area.

This very well-presented cottage has parking to the rear and the entrance from here leads into a spacious porch area, perfect for kicking off those muddy boots and hanging up your coats after a day of exploring.

The open plan kitchen with dining area is well-equipped and there are two comfy chairs situated in this area around a warming woodburning stove to ensure the chef in the party can join in the plans for the next day’s adventures as they prepare a tasty treat.

Afterwards, relax in the cosy front sitting room where there is space for everyone in front of the warming open fire and watch your favourite film together.

From the sitting room a short slope leads to a delightful adult bunks room and a spacious modern shower room which may make it suitable for those who find stairs difficult.

Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, a double and a single.

The rear patio area is the perfect place to relax with a refreshing drink as you soak up the wonderful interrupted views of the surrounding countryside.

The centre of Tomintoul is a short stroll away and offers shops, a café and a hotel.

Located in the Cairngorms National Park there is a myriad of walking and cycling opportunities to enjoy.

Mountain biking enthusiasts will enjoy testing their skills at nearby Glenlivet, or try a spot of skiing in the winter months at The Lecht Ski Centre, or a spot of fishing on the nearby River Avon.

Visit the popular villages of Ballater and Braemar or follow the Malt Whisky Trail and maybe purchase a wee dram to be enjoyed later around the fire.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to nearby Aviemore where snowsports can be enjoyed in the winter months, as well as host of summer activities for all the family.

There really is something for everyone from this well-located cottage.

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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!

Note - This property is for holiday makers only, the owner will not accept worker bookings.