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Tomintoul, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 946893)



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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was lovely and well equipped."

    It was a lovely surprise to find the hot tub in the garden.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2022

  • "A lovely property, clean and spacious."

    The only thing that would enhance it would be some garden furniture and a bbq. Though the lack of these did not detract from us having a great time.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2022

  • "Strombos was as described, lots of room."

    one of the warmest properties we have ever stayed in, we had to turn heating down to be comfortable. Very well equipped. Altogether a very nice property in a pleasant Highland village with a well stocked reasonably priced shop.

    Reviewed by JamesJan 2022

  • "Wonderful house, spotlessly clean and cosy."

    The beds were the most comfortable have ever slept in! Ideal for us four adults and two grandkids. Situation perfect for walking to village centre and interesting craft shops, museum, coffee shops etc. Excellent playgrounds for the kids in village and so many walks for our collie dog. Definitely would return and recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped house, was very clean and comfortable."

    Minor issue with the TV but this was promptly rectified. Lovely walks from the door, we would stay again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped accommodation in a fantastic town, handy for all of the local amenities and attractions"

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2020

  • "Booked with less than x2 weeks."

    All went smoothly. Cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "Fantastic house so clean and comfortable."

    The dining room table is stunning and the kitchen was such a fab space and really well equipped. Excellent walks on your doorstep, the circular walk was perfect for an early morning dog walks. The house was really warm even without the heating on! It really felt like the house had been really well cleaned which under the current circumstances was really reassuring. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend the house.

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2020

  • "We drove up from London in August 2020."

    The house was everything we could have hoped for. Located in a gorgeous and friendly village surrounded by the beautiful Glenlivet Estate. The house itself was very clean, spacious and well-equipped. They even left us enough dishwasher and washing machine tablets. We have no negatives about the place. The rooms were large and very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed (the fridge could do with being a bit colder). There was a separate area for muddy boots after long walks and off road parking around the back. We would definitely come back to Strombos. The snug could easily make a 5th bedroom as we didn’t use it as a TV room. Strombos was a wonderful base from which to explore the Cairngorms- the village is lovely and the local shop has all the essentials. We had a Tesco shop delivered to us on our first day and topped up at the local shop as needed. The Tomintoul Circular Walk is worth doing on arrival to get a sense of the village and surrounding areas - an easy walk with some beautiful views from the viewpoint. After a day of walking and cycling, we looked forward to the evening at Strombos. The dark sky site at the field of hope is easy to walk or drive to for some stargazing. A wonderful and much needed break. We hope to return next summer.

    Reviewed by JazAug 2020

  • "Our second visit to this excellent cottage."

    Loved it and the Cairngorms again.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped but lacked any kind of decent cereal type bowls which we ended up providing for ourselves as on of the group was arriving later so brought some with them!"


    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    The outside space was larger and fully enclosed and the inside space was very spacious with plenty of space for everyone.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2019

  • "A fantastically well equipped house, beautifully warm and comfortable"

    Reviewed by MelissaFeb 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First floor snug.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk.

The property

This heart-warming stone cottage rests on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park, within the charming village of Tomintoul.

Strombos comes set with tasteful and cosy accommodation for seven guests, with much to offer in terms of outdoor activities in the area, this is a wonderful base for an adventure-packed break with your friends or family.

As you enter the property, feel instantly refreshed by the immaculate décor.

The kitchen at the cottage is attractively furnished with a wealth of splendid wooden furnishings including a breakfast bar, as well as a selection of high-quality fixtures and fittings.

This level also offers a handy cloakroom/utility area, a delightful dining room with a cosy and social sitting room graced with comfortable seating, a TV and an enticing woodburning stove to top it off in a homely fashion.

For some more peaceful relaxation, head upstairs and take a seat in the snug room featuring a leather sofa and a TV.

Strombos' four bedrooms also lie on this floor; all are immaculately decorated and offer a variety of arrangements including a twin with an en-suite so couples, friends and family alike can enjoy this welcoming getaway.

The wonderful interior concludes in style with a pristine, all-white family bathroom.

Wander outside to reveal a glorious patio enjoying splendid countryside views, sit out and enjoy an alfresco meal in the sun.

Tomintoul's small range of amenities are just a stone's throw away, it also hosts a museum and an art gallery.

The magnificent opportunities of the Cairngorms rest close by, a wealth of exhilarating activities are available from breath-taking walking and cycling to shooting and skiing.

The renowned Whisky trail is also nearby.

Use this well-presented stone cottage as the homely return for an excitement-filled Scottish retreat.

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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!