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Birchbank

Grantown-on-Spey, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 961571)

4.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage everything is spotlessly clean ."

    very warm & comfortable , it's positioned in an idyllic area quiet & peaceful . Thoroughly recommend we have already booked for next year which would make it our 4th visit.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "The only thing I would say was it wasn't very clear where to leave the recycling, but we bumped into the owner who was very obliging and helped us unload the car."

    Brilliant stay. Really enjoyed it. Great value and location.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous week in this comfortable, spacious, well-equipped cottage."

    The location is perfect for a relaxing break - a beautiful, peaceful setting with nearby Grantown on Spey within a pleasant 1hr walking distance or a 5min drive. The sizeable cottage grounds were frequently visited by woodpeckers, red-squirrel and pine marten during our stay. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "Cottage was great as usual."

    ...shame about the weather.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "As always Birch Bank is a great place to holiday and was really clean inside, ..."

    As always Birch Bank is a great place to holiday and was really clean inside, had no worries about covid inside this place, it's in a lovely area with loads of wildlife in the garden, people who own it are nice too

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Birchbank."

    The cottage was spotless and very well equipped. We felt very welcome and happy with all the safety protocols that had been taken in light of Covid-19. The setting is exceptional. There is a huge amount of outdoor space and so much wildlife to enjoy. A real treat to see red squirrel, deer, pheasants and woodpeckers. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area too. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic break here over Christmas."

    2 Adults and 2 kids - with almost (snow) everything we could have wished for! Lovely house in a great location - every home comfort you could ask for. Great location, which meant minimal use of the car - added bonus! Only down side was one of the kids crying as he didn’t want to leave! Already been asked numerous times each day when we can go back! Looking forward to booking again - maybe get my tractor ride this time!

    Reviewed by LornaDec 2019

  • "Excellent clean and comfortable accommodation."

    In a lovely setting with plenty of wildlife lncluding 4 woodpeckers,red squirrel, roe deer all seen from the property. Lots of good walks in the area.

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2019

  • "Birchbank far exceeded our expectations."

    Nestled in a beautiful area of the Cairngorms surrounded by nature and wildlife we were warm and cosy during our November stay. Malcolm and Sammy could not have been more helpful and friendly giving us tips on some great locations for wildlife and Landscape photography plus a plentiful supply of bird food to top up the feeders and watch from the house.

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2019

  • "Birchbank was fabulous."

    Its set in a great location and exceeded all our expectations. It was very clean and well laid out and had everything you could need for a relaxed homely stay. The scenery around is beautiful and we loved the local wildlife including deers red squirrels and the great selection of birds.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2019

  • "Well equipped,comfortable,everything you need and very welcoming."

    The pictures do not do justice to this lovely cottage it is a real home from home .

    Reviewed by GwendolineAug 2019

  • "Great cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    Wildlife on your doorstep and very friendly owners. Would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2019

  • "Cottage was superb."

    Deer in the gardens superb walks from the cottage. Sammie and Malcolm made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by KarlMar 2019

  • "House was much better than advertised, easy to find, simple to pickup keys etc, ..."

    House was much better than advertised, easy to find, simple to pickup keys etc, very good location, overall an excellent Christmas

    Reviewed by JamieDec 2018

  • "An Excellent place to stay, clearly a lot of attention & thought has gone into providing a superb home from home cottage/ bungalow."

    This is an excellent base from which to explore Scotland, we found everything was spotlessly clean & well maintained a credit to Sammie & Malcolm.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "The house was great and the landscape amazing."

    We had many walks and sightseeing in the area.

    Reviewed by GunterAug 2018

  • "Really nice owners - little hiccup dealt with very speedily."

    Beautiful area and perfect holiday

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2018

  • "I and my partner work very hard all year round and look forward to a good break birch bank is ideal we do a bit of walking and I'm a keen fly Fisher and the river spey is five minuts away which is rated one of the best in the world ."

    Grantown on spey seven minutes away with its good shops pubs reterounts and the people are very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2018

  • "Very nice cottage and convenient, quiet location."

    Everything needed is available, and all very clean. Had a few problems initially contacting the owners for key collection arrangements, but soon resolved. Only issues related to a) being unable to get a signal for the Sky box, and b) the DVD player malfunctions and probably needs replacing.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

  • "Birchbank is an excellent property that exceeded the description of it online."

    Very very clean, modern and cosy. Owners very welcoming without being intrusive. It was a pleasure to meet them and feel lucky to have found such a home from home, in such a beautiful location. The only reason I said Sykes only met my expectations is because I did everything online, so had no direct contact with yourselves.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2017

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The property

Birchbank is an idyllic holiday bungalow located close to Speybridge in the stunning Cairngorm National Park.

Surrounded by natural woodland, the property has lovely cottage charm throughout, offering outstanding accommodation for six guests wishing to explore the Scottish highlands.

On entering the property there is a vestibule, ideal for storing muddy walking books and wet coats.

The property has a fully equipped farmhouse style kitchen and diner with views looking out towards the Cairgorm National Park.

Plus there is a utility room with a washer/dryer for guests to use during their stay.

There is a separate spacious living room with comfy leather seats, perfect for guests to kick back, relax and watch a movie on during the evenings.

The property sleeps six guests in three light filled bedrooms.

The master is a double with ample storage space and views overlooking the front garden.

There is a second twin bedroom with a dresser, and a single with an optional pull out bed stored underneath.

The bungalow has a modern family bathroom with a bath and an additional shower room, accessed via the utility.

Outside, the property is surrounded by countryside and boasts an expansive enclosed garden with furniture, ideal for guests to enjoy family dinners outside and for children to let off some energy.

Plus, there is plenty of off road parking at the front of the property for three cars.

The property is located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, ideal for enthusiastic hikers and adventurers.

The popular Aviemore is situated just fourteen miles from the property with plenty of attractions for guests to enjoy.

Just a short three miles away is the nearest town of Grantown-on-Spey, here guests will find various shops, pubs and restaurants to try.

Birchbank is a superb property, providing exceptional holiday accommodation for six guests wishing to visit this stunning area of Scotland all throughout the year.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Check in time is 4pm
  • Please be advised that having your own transport is highly recommended due to the location of the property.

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About the location

GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY

Aviemore 12 miles; Inverness 35 miles.

In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Grantown-on-Spey has much to offer. There is a variety of shops, bars and restaurants in the town to tempt visitors, or use it as a base for exploring the varied pursuits of the area. Enjoy mountain biking, fishing, golfing on the area’s five courses, walking in the surrounding hills and woodlands, birdwatching and of course following the Castle and Whisky trails. In season, skiing is a popular activity at the nearby Cairngorms and Lecht Ski Centres, while the scenery of the Cairngorms National Park offers tranquil respite from a hectic life, no matter what the season.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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