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Osprey Cottage

(Ref. 1054013)

Laggan, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with stunning views."

    Hosts were welcoming and very helpful with local knowledge. We appreciated the open fire. Kitchen had everything we needed. A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Apr 2024

  • "A lovely, cosy, clean cottage with wonderful view."

    I saw a white tailed eagle in front of the cottage! The owners are very welcoming and helpful. Very nice people. I’ve let them know about a couple of small things that need addressing. Sweeping brush replacing and washing up brush with faulty handle but these are minor and I’m sure will be dealt with. I was on my own this time and had a peaceful, restful stay. I was hill walking and bird watching. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Mar 2024

  • "We have just returned from a beautiful holiday and the accommodation for the ..."

    We have just returned from a beautiful holiday and the accommodation for the price was excellent, the couch was very uncomfortable for two people to sit on, and the shower lacked any power and was not good for my wife’s hair, but apart from that it was perfect, location was amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there, some amazing places to visit, Thankyou

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Feb 2024

  • "A wonderful cottage in a magical location."

    Robbie is so kind and welcoming, he ensured our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The cottage is cosy and it was lovely to have an open fireplace. The kitchen was well equipped and everywhere was nice and clean. The bed was warm and we slept well in it. There are some very varied walks from the cottage, and Dalwhinnie distillery is just down the road. We loved the peacefulness and waking up to the surrounding mountain views. Thank you Robbie for being a great host.

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Jan 2024

  • "The furnishing of the kitchen was exceptionally good; it provided with everything one could wish for; as well the mix of styles of plates, bowls and cups was special and lovely, and to our liking."

    Opposite to our worry that the car noise would be disturbing due to the location of the cottage next to the road proved wrong; as long as one keeps the windows closed it is absolutely fine. Overall, we had a lovely stay at the cottage which is ideally located to go on hikes, from the Cairngorms to the West Highlands, and come back to a cosy place and start a fire to warm up after a day in the hills. On that point, the cottage was really warm.

    Reviewed by Francois-xavier4.7Oct 2023

  • "We stayed in early August and booked rather last minute (2 weeks before), as you can imagine there was not a lot of choice left in budget."

    Despite this we were very happy with our stay. The location is perfect with a beautiful view from the cottage and easy access to the main roads. Some reviewers said the property is on a main road, we stayed during peak season and it really was not that busy. It’s definitely quiet by evening and overnight, it’s not what I would call a ‘main road’. There is parking for one car at the back of the property and shared access to a laundry room (there was never anyone in there). The property itself is basic but pleasant enough. The kitchen, whilst it doesn’t have an oven, had everything we needed. The lounge has an open fire. The bedroom was nicely furnished and the bed comfy. My partner had a dip on his side in the mattress but this could probably be avoided by regular turning of the mattress (if not flipping over then just rotating sides). Despite being a light sleeper he slept well enough on it anyway. Due to the roof light you cannot block natural light in the morning, this wasn’t a big issue for us, my partner sleeps with an eye mask anyway. If this would bother you I would just bring an eye mask (two are provided). The en-suite shower room is basic but adequate. The shower is electric so there is constant hot water but the pressure is weak (to be expected with electric showers). The kitchen tap also has constant hot water. We stayed during a cool week in August so some heating was needed. We couldn’t figure out how to turn on the central heating but a portable oil heater was supplied in the bedroom and this was more than enough to heat the whole cottage quickly when we needed it. We are with the EE network and had no issue with signal. The cottage was sufficiently clean, as someone who has a weekly cleaner at home because I love a clean house, I found the cleanliness fine, yes there was a small amount of dust here and there but nothing to write home about. Clean bed linen and ample towels were provided. It was a shame we could not bring our small dog as I think this would not have been an issue for this type of property but other than that factor, we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Nathalie4.4Aug 2023

  • "The property is clean and tidy with a well equipped laundry room"

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Jul 2023

  • "A great shame."

    A beutiful cottage in a great location BUT the cottage took a two hour clean at the start, a burnt out micro cooker, unsafe solid electric hobs ,leakig water taps & suspect electric socket. The frying pan was also burnt. The owner promised us taps & micro cooker would be fixed on the Monday,- they were not fixed until Thursday & a replacement hob never arrived. We were given a secondhand frying pan, but again I had to scrub it fully before use. Sorry, not good enough

    Reviewed by John1.9Jun 2023

  • "Helemaal volgens verwachting, een geweldige omgeving"

    Reviewed by Minie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Very cosy and warm with central heating and an open fire to enjoy. The owner couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. In depth local knowledge and unending supply of logs and peat for the fire. We will be going back sometime.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Feb 2023

  • "Lovely little, cosy cottage."

    Outstanding views - loved it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful stay beautiful setting especially in the snow."

    Plenty of sightseeing around and waterfalls were amassing. Deer and Canada geese made the week. Lovely cottage with log fire, great host who couldn't have been more helpful. Would recommend cottage to anyone. We have already started to plan our next visit.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing location to explore beautiful highlands and Caingorms."

    Robbie was an excellent host - we really enjoyed meeting him and he created a really nice welcoming atmosphere between us and guests at the adjoining cottage. He had excellent local knowledge and kindly offered us use of his canoe. Really appreciated the log fire with the peat to add on - made our living room smell great!

    Reviewed by Alice4.4Jul 2021

  • "We loved the views from the windows, the very comfortable bed, the excellent laundry room, patio for all day sunshine (when available!"

    !) and a helpful host. The location meant we had varoius choices for where and what we explored. On the downside, Dalwhinie Distillery was impossible to book - most unhelpful. Apparently, one has to book on line, even when we called into the building!! Connectivity at the cottage was poor, so not possible. The road outside is fairly busy durig the day with some heavy lorries but all quiet by 7 p.m. and through the night. parking behind cottage was a bonus. Coffee shops within 5 minute drive; if the road was quieter we would have walked. Altogether a great stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and adequate for what we required."

    However we did not have any hot water at all throughout our stay. ( The electric shower worked) , but the hot water taps in both kitchen and bathroom only worked for the first half hour. In fact it actually scolded my husband, then just stopped working! We tried to contact the owner on the number we were given but the number would not accept our calls, I even text the number but received nothing back. It would have been good also to know how to work the central heating.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.4Jun 2021

  • "There is no WiFi at the cottage and no mobile signal in the cottage."

    We had to walk down the road to get a signal but that wasn't a big deal. There is no cooker, just a hob and a halogen oven on the counter which wasn't ideal but we were able to cook basic meals with the use of the microwave too. The cottage has basic facilities and a shared washing machine/drying area. The open fire is welcoming after a cold day out walking. The bed was very comfortable indeed and the shower was lovely and warm everyday, no issues at all. Beautiful area and fabulous views from the cottage window of the sheep and lambs in the fields, not to mention the mountain views. A very peaceful area, the cottage is well situated to tour this beautiful area of the highlands. A real get away from it all place.

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8May 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Shared laundry room
  • Oil-fired central heating and open fire
  • Electric hob, fridge, shared washing machine, shared tumble dryer, TV with FreeSat and radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shared courtyard with decking with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 7 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone coverage may not be available at the property due to rural location

The property

A romantic bolthole tucked away on the outskirts of Laggan, offering tremendous mountain views and an idyllic location, Osprey Cottage makes the perfect choice for a couple's escape to the Highlands.

All on the ground floor, this property is well-suited to a variety of individual needs, with its traditional style bringing a unique character to the property.

Step into the open-plan living space, the social hub of your holiday, and pour yourself a celebratory drink before sinking into the sofa and toasting to your wonderful, rural retreat.

Although modest, the kitchen offers everything you could need for a self-catered stay when you're not enjoying a special meal in one of the nearby restaurants, a convenient dining table in the room to enjoy your romantic meals, or dine outside in the shared courtyard, the decking boasting a barbecue for those relaxed evenings beneath the sun.

At the end of each day, seek comfort within the simply-styled double bedroom, offering an en-suite shower room to freshen up each evening before snuggling up beneath the crisp linens ahead of your next day of adventure.

Osprey Cottage makes a wonderful choice for a countryside escape to Scotland with your loved one.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1054020, together sleeping four people.

EPC Rating: Band E

Laggan Cottages

Two traditionally-styled, quaint cottages, boasting a fantastic position from which to explore the countryside of Scotland, the Laggan Cottages make the perfect pair for an escape with family or friends to the Central Highlands. Sitting within the Cairngorms National Park, you can expect to find a plethora of beautiful landscapes all around you, with the River Spey being just a short stroll away making a charming spot for a picnic in the summer months. Both cottages offer an all ground-floor layout, with each exterior and unique interior offering its own delights; Osprey Cottage is a beautiful whitewashed abode with an open-plan living space as its main hub where you can find a rustic open fire, while Grouse Cottage is a splendid stone-front cottage, with a living/dining room boasting an electric fire, while the kitchen can be found just a few steps down. Both cottages combine offer a wonderful layout for a variety of group needs, as well as offering an ultimate relaxing experience for you and your loved ones. Gather together in the shared courtyard each morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast amongst the company of family and friends, and soak in the beauty of the Monadhliath Mountains and the river, making a remarkable backdrop at any time of the year. Enjoy ample walking and cycling opportunities within the local area, the village centre of Laggan being just a scenic trip away where you can find the amenities of a pub and the Laggan Stores Coffee Bothy & Gallery, where you can enjoy a tasty treat and pick up a souvenir such as a print or canvas of local landscapes to take back home. Nearby Newtonmore is worth visiting for its golfing opportunities as well as the enticing museums of the Clan Macpherson Museum and Highland Folk Museum where you can learn of the rich history of the Highlands. Sitting within the Cairngorms National Park you can find something here for every type of adventure seeker; choose to tackle the summit of Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in Britain providing panoramic views and a day out to remember, or explore the unique attractions of the only sled dog centre, and the first permanent bridge-based bungee jump in the UK! In easy reach of Fort William and Skye to the left, and Aviemore and Dalwhinnie to the right of the holiday homes, the Laggan Cottages make the perfect choice for your escape to the Scottish Highlands.

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About the location


Newtonmore 8 miles; Fort William 47 miles.

Located in the Cairngorms National Park in the Central Highlands, the village of Laggan is surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges. Featured in TV’s ‘Monarch of the Glen’, the village and its surroundings offer plentiful opportunities for exploring the tranquil countryside and its wide variety of wildlife such as golden eagles, osprey and red deer. Just 8 miles away is Newtonmore, which overlooks the River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, boasting several shops and pubs as well as the Newtonmore Craft Centre and two award-winning museums. The area offers fine golf, fishing, pony trekking, walking, bird-watching, climbing, skiing and cycling, with the Laggan Wolftrax mountain bike centre close by. An ideal base from which to discover all that this scenic part of Scotland has to offer.

Note: Mobile phone coverage may not be available at the property due to rural location

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas