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Tomintoul, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 943935)


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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was cosy, clean and had everything we needed."

    The WiFi was good in all rooms and the garden was great for sitting out in. The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring Tomintoul and the surrounding area. The owners were incredibly friendly, helpful and supportive.

    Reviewed by TonieApr 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a great location, really enjoyed our weeks holiday thank you"

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2021

  • "Having stayed in a number of Sykes properties over the years, this one was slightly below par from what we were used too…The overall decor and furnishings were very dated and the place could do with a really good clean, especially the kitchen."

    . The carpets could do with a good cleaning and there was dust and cobwebs in most rooms… However the cottage is in a lovely rural location with great views and a big shared garden. The owner was lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by CraigSep 2021

  • "Cottage was in a great location."

    unfortunately it was very cold and the heating was controlled by the owner so we couldn't switch the heating up or indeed down as we needed. it also meant the hot water was only luke warm, not great for showering or washing the pots, we had to use kettles of boiling water for the washing up and not shower daily

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Lovely owner, lovely house, lovely village, beautiful country, great pace of ..."

    Lovely owner, lovely house, lovely village, beautiful country, great pace of life, hardly any traffic on the roads, everything you want from a holiday

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "An excellent place to stay, the owner was very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2021

  • "What a great wee cottage and in a great spot too."

    Everything you could possibly need.... dog-friendly, lovely owner, 5 minutes walk from pubs, restaurants, wee shops, a short drive from Royal Deeside, the Speyside Whisky Trail and Cairngorm and brilliant walks from the doorstep. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "We found the cottage to be comfortable and warm, close to the village facilities and plenty of nearby walking routes."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and adequately equipped and in an ideal situation for walks/hikes and close to local facilities."

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was warm brilliant place to explore and the scenery was brilliant ..."

    The cottage was warm brilliant place to explore and the scenery was brilliant very nice place and the owner was very nice to chat with couldn’t fault it I would stay there again very nice love the area

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Really great location lovely owner and had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020

  • "Really good cottage, just as advertised, great location and good weather all week."

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Tomintoul is a great location to ecplore the Cairngorms."

    The cottage had everythi ng we needed.

    Reviewed by JannekeJul 2019

  • "I suppose its true you get what you pay for."

    the house was very drab cold and draughty. The front door didn't fit properly so the wind whistled through, the front room door we had to wedge folded up paper to keep it shut, we left early ( on Thursday) because the weather was bad and the house held no comfort just to sit there. However the beds were clean and comfortable

    "Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are accurate and not misleading. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The whole experience was great."

    The cottage was brilliant, it was comfortable and warm for a family four plus a big dog. Location was stunning and a lovely big garden. The owner was fantastic, very helpful. Would recommend to anyone thinking of spending time in Scotland.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "The cottage was warm when we arrive but some parts of the cottage was cold but ..."

    The cottage was warm when we arrive but some parts of the cottage was cold but the owner put central heat on timer so we used fire in living room when cold only one shop that sells food & it is also post office if you want a superstore & fuel for your vehicle need to go to Grantown-on-Spey for both the superstore is the coop

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "Owner Kathleen met us on our arrival and showed us around the cottage; happy to answer any questions."

    I met her several times after that and on each occasion she was very helpful and friendly. For me, the cottage offered 2 key provisions, both integral to the success of the holiday. My disabled son was able to use the downstairs facilities well and, as our dog was allowed to stay too, our time there was very enjoyable. Overall, lovely owner and well-equipped holiday home.

    Reviewed by GwynethSep 2018

  • "A nice little cottage."

    Good location. Kitchen well equipped. Dining table in living room a bit small. Lovely garden.

    Reviewed by IsabelleAug 2018

  • "The pretty stone cottage is really nice to stay in, with elegant and comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy flame-effect electric fire for chilly evenings, and an absolutely beautiful garden."

    We only met the landlady, Kathleen, after a couple of days, as she had to be away on our first day, so the key was handed over by her husband, who is less outgoing. However, when we did meet Kathleen, we liked her very much. She is very warm and friendly, and told us lots of interesting background detail about the area. We had many beautiful walks on the hills round Tomintoul, as well as a stunning "Viewpoints" walk at the nearest slightly larger town, Grantown-on-Spey, and a fantastic visit to the Highland Wildlife Park. We enjoyed eating out in several of the nearby pubs and hotels, and would particularly recommend the Hotel Square. An excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by SushilaJul 2018

  • "The cottage is very comfy and clean and in a perfect location to explore the Cairngorms."

    Lovely walks on the doorstep and we got lots of use out of our National Trust membership. The owner is really lovely.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2018

  • "Cottage located centrally in village and was a convenient base for exploring surrounding attractions."

    Local pubs serve good food at reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2017

  • "This is a very good place to use as a base for fantastic drives through the mountains,or hikes on the many clearly signposted walks in the Highlands."

    Reviewed by BarrieSep 2017

  • "A pleasant, well-kept cottage with a warm welcome from the owner."

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin,1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking beside cottage
  • Lawned garden with furniture (in Spring and Summer months)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • River 10 mins walk.

The property

This lovely traditional end-terrace cottage is ideally situated in the friendly highland village of Tomintoul, Aberdeenshire, with easy access to local services.

The cottage is located on the main street and the owner lives in the adjoining cottage.

The cottage would suit a couple, a small family group or group of friends who will appreciate the location of their holiday home in the scenic Cairngorm National Park.

This delightful cottage provides cosy and comfortable accommodation and the ground floor has a comfortable sitting room with a dining area where a welcoming flame-effect fire ensures cosy nights indoors.

The well-equipped kitchen has everything required to prepare tasty meals.

There are three bedrooms with a single at ground floor level along with the shower room.

To the rear is a large lawned garden available for you to relax in on the warmer days, enjoying a relaxing drink whilst planning exciting days ahead.

It is just a short stroll to the village square and pretty village green where the local hotels, shops and Post Office can be found.

Visitors to the cottage will appreciate the excellent location and perhaps they will choose to follow the rather dramatic road east and visit the lovely villages of Ballater and Braemar in scenic Royal Deeside.

Perhaps a visit into Aviemore with its wonderful opportunities to indulge in outdoor pursuits would be appealing to the more active visitors.

Alternatively, there is always the famous Malt Whisky Trail, which not only provides a wonderful tour but the many distilleries along the route are excellent places to visit.

This beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland will tick all the boxes and ensure a great holiday base.

This 'wee' cottage will prove to be a home from home.

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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
  • Christmas
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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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