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East Cottage

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Cawdor, Speyside & The Cairngorms Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Apart from the bed being a bit firm for me the cottage was fab had everything we needed and more."

    Lovely quiet location and friendly neighbour.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect stay, well equipped cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Th summerhouse was a nice bonus. Great communication with the owner. Nice welcome cakes, fruit and wine on arrival. Fantastic views across the Moray Firth. Plenty to do in the area. My only suggestion would be to get a stair gate, dogs are not allowed upstairs, we had to use a couple of dining chairs to block them off. This didn’t impact on our wonderful stay, we hope to return

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house was absolutely amazing."

    If had everything we needed. Facilities were in excess of what we expected. The neighbors (hope I remembered her name correct) next door were absolute gems and lent us their BBQ when they saw me using a pair of disposable ones. The views are stunning, even when it's tipping it down. The summer house at the bottom of the garden is a wonderful place to sit the night away. There is so much to do nearby and you're only limited by your willingness to travel. Most adventure parks and the best bits of the Cairngorms are all within an hour's drive. There was just a few minor things that would have made our stay better. Don't know if these apply across the board. A gate towards the front of the drive would have allowed us to have the doors open and give the dog free roam of all the space. I guess this would apply to children to some extent. The location on the directions was a bit wooly. I think this should be replaced with a 'what3words' location. This is used by emergency services and companies to plot exact locations that night not be as easily located. Here is a precise what3words address, made of 3 random words. Every 3 metre square in the world has its own unique what3words address. ///stylists.agreeing.marked I think the blinds need to be black out ones. Otherwise the light and airy nature of the cottage becomes an early wake up call. Maybe another radio upstairs. All in all, it was great and I wouldn't hesitate coming back or recommending it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Raoul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable place to stay and great central location for exlporing the north of Scotland in all directions."

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage with fabulous views and based in just the right location"

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the “East Cottage”."

    The hosts are very polite and caring. They left us yummy strawberry tarts, fresh raspberries from a local farm and some more nibbles on our arrival. Every single room is well facilitated. The kitchen is well-equipped. Our family prefers home-cooked meals and I found everything that was required in the kitchen. Bedrooms are comfy with great views- farm, gardens, wild birds, farm animals and even sea :) This cottage is a perfect choice if one is looking for heavenly countryside experience. The greenhouse is cute with serene views. My kids love wild birds and farm animals. The cows on the neighbouring farm very quite entertaining!! Many interesting and beautiful attractions are not far from the cottage which is a bonus. We really got emotional when leaving the cottage after seven night stays. It was indeed a home to home experience. Thank you so much for making our stay so comfy and enjoyable. Miss you “East Cottage”

    Reviewed by Sundeepinder5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at East cottage, great house in a lovely quiet location."

    Fabulous walks from the door,lovely views from the house. Very comfortable and homely cottage. Would definitely stay here again.

    Hello Julie, Many thanks for your feedback on your recent holiday week at East Cottage. Delighted you enjoyed the local walks from the door with your dog . Kind regardsRosemary and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Rosemary's house visiting for the Speyside golf experience."

    Although we weren't around the house much during the day due to travelling around for golf, the house had everything we needed for our stay. There was also a lovely summerhouse which we only discovered on our last day as we didn't venture into the garden. The beds were so comfortable and I looked forward to falling into it after our long days travelling about. The house was very quiet except for the noise of the cows in the field. We had dinner in the Sun dancer restaurant in Nairn which was lovely and also in the Cawdor Tavern which was a bit slow serving but lovely food when it came. We had everything we needed for our weeks stay and wouldn't think twice about staying again.

    SusanSep 2019

  • "Thanks for a lovely quiet week ."

    The cottage is gorgeous !

    Pat,Dave And Gemma MitchelJul 2019

  • "Hi Rosemary, just wanted to let you know we had a great week at East Cottage!"

    The summer house was fantastic and we managed to sit out most nights ? The cottage catered for all our needs, the shower was fab, the bed was very comfy and loved the duvet! The neighbours were lovely and very welcoming.

    Ash And GordonJun 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful time."

    The cottage is amazing, everything we could possibility need .

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Feedback - owner, (Rosemary), lovely, very friendly and helpful."

    Also provided a lovely welcome tray. The accommodation was of a very high standard and very comfortable. We were very happy our holiday accommodation.

    Visitor Comment May 2018Nov 2018

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous week break at East Cottage, the cottage setting was perfect and so quiet with amazing views!"

    It had everything you could possibly need and a few extras left by the lovely owner. Loads of walks and beaches to keep our 4 year old and dog busy with the lovely weather, will definitely be back and tell our friends about it.

    Ingrid PatersonNov 2018

  • "My daughter and son in law had a great time, loved the area and the walks and how quiet it was up here ."

    We lucked out with the weather . . . and had some star spotting last night ! House has been great .

    JCNov 2018

  • "Stayed here with my husband , 2 sons (13 and 9) and dog, and loved every minute of it."

    The area is fantastic and the cottage idyllic. The views and tranquillity are priceless. The cottage itself has everything you could ask for, with plenty of room for the boys to play. The neighbours were really friendly and the welcome gifts from the owner was lovely. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Clair FavagerNov 2018

  • "Many thanks for that and we certainly enjoyed our stay in East Cottage."

    The position is great with the views superb in both directions. The cottage was very well equipped and we were most impressed with the various food and other items left for us including the super fruit cake.

    T BNov 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gardens with gravelled area, decking and furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: There is a landline with an honesty box
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Cawdor 3.8 miles.

Occupying a superb elevated position in the Highlands overlooking farmland and forests, is this attractive detached cottage, East Cottage.

Perfect for family holidays, East Cottage offers its guests a warm welcome and is the place where holiday memories that last forever are made.

Inside, there is a bright and airy sitting room which is surprisingly spacious with lots of seating and tasteful soft furnishings, all gathered around a feature woodburning stove and big windows showing off the beautiful views.

The sunny kitchen/diner is a truly inviting space with a stylish kitchen fitted with everything needed to create delicious food for the whole family.

Step into the light-filled dining area where there is a table and chairs directly overlooking the gardens, perfect for family meals together.

After an action-packed day of holidaying, you’ll be ready for your bed so choose from the charming king-sized master bedroom with beautiful views or the well-appointed twin bedroom which also boasts impressive rural views.

This really is a wonderful location to wake up to in the morning with the sunlight streaming through the windows and the promise of a day of adventures ahead.

Make the most of any sunshine in the good-sized gardens which have stunning views of snow-capped mountains and lush forests.

Spend time here while the children run around the gardens and you relax on the decking taking in the views and breathing in that fresh Highland air while planning the day’s activities.

If it’s activity you are after then you have come to the right place.

There is so much to see and do around East Cottage you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Near the cottage you are able to take part in hill walking, forest trails, cycling trips, kayaking, fishing and golf and if history is more your bag then you can fill your boots with visits to nearby stone circles, the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and the battlefield of the Jacobite rebellion at Culloden.

There are more castles than you can shake a stick at including Cawdor Castle, Inshoch Castle, Kilravock Castle and Brodie Castle, all within short but extremely scenic drives.

Nairn is not far at all and boasts some of the best beaches anywhere and Inverness is great for a day out with a good selection of shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants and is a good starting point for exploring the infamous Loch Ness and the delights of the Scottish Highlands.

East Cottage offers its guests a home from home in the heart of the Highlands.

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Nairn 5.4 miles; Inverness 13.4 miles.

The picturesque and historic village of Cawdor has much to offer visitors who will appreciate the quiet ambiance of the village. Cawdor is famous for its 'Macbeth' connection with its 17th-century Castle which is still home to the Cawdor family today. There is also the first-class Cawdor Tavern boasting tasty Scottish food with flair accompanied by a first-class choice of wines, and a well-stocked convenience store for any essentials. The city of Inverness, known as The Capital of the Highlands, is the gateway to the countless delights of the Highlands of Scotland. Of particular note is the legendary Loch Ness, which is surrounded by some truly breath-taking scenery, although most visitors are usually on the lookout for something a bit more mysterious! Just outside the city is the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor (National Trust). The site of the last major battle fought on British soil. Inverness is the gateway to the stunning west coast and even a day trip across the sea to Skye is possible. Inverness City itself has much to offer – museums, an art gallery, fine theatre, and leisure facilities, not to mention shops, pubs, and restaurants, including the Michelin Star restaurant of Rocpool. The area is packed with opportunities for outdoor pursuits especially as the Cairngorm National Park is easily accessible, where skiing, snowboarding, climbing and so much more are readily available. For the Golf enthusiast this area offers an abundance of championship courses within a short drive and of course mountain bikers will be impressed with the selection of tracks that pass through fabulous scenery. The nearby Moray Firth is home to a diverse range of wildlife and marine life including dolphins, which can be seen from the shore or on trips from the harbour.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.