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Hong Kong House

Tomintoul near Grantown-On-Spey, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park, AB37 9EX (Ref. 968356)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Wilcox

    “Given the current Covid situation we were really apprehensive about going away on holiday.”

    However when we arrived at Hong Kong House we knew we had made the right decision. The owners and cleaners/gardener had thought of everything. The house itself was so clean and well presented. We had been left a gift of hand gel, antibacterial wipes and tissues on top of all the usual supplies. The instructions for arrival and departure were so clear and easy to understand. ...

    However when we arrived at Hong Kong House we knew we had made the right decision. The owners and cleaners/gardener had thought of everything. The house itself was so clean and well presented. We had been left a gift of hand gel, antibacterial wipes and tissues on top of all the usual supplies. The instructions for arrival and departure were so clear and easy to understand. The house was perfectly placed right in the middle of Tomintoul with delicious coffees and ice creams over the road (a daily purchase ha) from The Highland Store. All the locals were so friendly and on day 1 recommended a great walk for our family of 4 with a Labrador. The Tomintoul circular walk (3 miles approx) took us via a bird hide and through the fields with fantastic views and looped back round. From that we discovered there were 6 other well marked trails leaving from Tomintoul and completed the country walk too which takes you along the river Avon and up to Queen Victoria’s view point (4.5miles). The garden at the house was so beautifully maintained and perfect for our dog to play in (might even spot the odd rabbit). We organised for a Tesco food delivery the day after arrival which arrived on time and no replacements with such a lovely, friendly delivery driver. However we did top up from the local post office which pretty much had everything too. It was our first holiday in this area so tried lots of new places like The Abriachan Forest Trails by Loch Ness, Loch An Eilien near Aviemore, The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Side (didn’t see any dolphins but saw many Osprey, a heron and kingfisher), we even had a drive up to Cromarty and Rosemarkie (good for dolphin spotting). In summary we had a fantastic holiday in The Cairngorm National Park and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Hong Kong House. The only consideration I would give is your inclination to drive places as it is at least 45mins to an hour to get to most places from Tomintoul and a busy route for motorbikes which can be quite noisy but that didn’t have a negative impact on our holiday at all. Thanks for such a great holiday!

The property

Hong Kong House was built by James McGregor Forbes towards the end of the 19th century.

Before returning to Scotland, he worked as a banker in Hong Kong, and named the house Hong Kong House for this very reason.

This house offers a warm and welcoming stay, close to the high street of Tomintoul, with local amenities right on your doorstep.

Ideal for a family of four, or extra guests, this accommodation has everything you need to feel right at home.

Upon entering you will arrive at a sitting room, boasting leather sofas (opening out to provide an additional sofa bed if required) and a wood burner which is tucked into a charming fireplace.

You will look forward to returning home after a long day, reflecting on your outings, and enjoying a night in amongst the warmth, overlooking views of the high street.

The modern kitchen offers a pleasant environment to try your hand at some baking, or simply prepare breakfast in the morning, before resting at the dining table.

Doors open out to the enclosed rear garden so you can enjoy the landscape from inside, or step out to the scenery for some fresh air throughout the day.

The shower room is ideally placed for getting ready ahead of a busy afternoon, with a walk-in shower to suit all.

On the second floor you will find a bunk bed room, an ideal arrangement for children to watch DVDs in comfort, before sleeping.

A double bedroom is neutrally decorated and promises a peaceful sleep each night that goes by.

Lastly, the family bathroom is suitable for everyone to make use of, with a bath and shower over and white fittings that present a fresh and clean image.

Outside is where you will want to be when the weather is nice; relaxing in the enclosed garden, which has bordering flower beds.

With more to see, Tomintoul offers several shops, cafe's and pubs, a local store and a good quality restaurant, situated on the main road between Royal Deeside and the Highlands.

From the renowned Whisky and Castle trails, mountain biking at the Glenlivet bike trails and fishing, to walks along the Speyside trail, you will be spoilt for choice all year round.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk bed (one bed suitable for a child and one suitable for an adult)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner and sofa bed
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Double electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer, slimline dishwasher, 1 x TV with Freeview and Now TV, 1 x TV with just DVD player, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bike storage
  • Ample off road parking, and additional parking available in the car park next door
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in from 4pm
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.00.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

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