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Tigh Beag

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 8114)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a nice quiet cottage, without a doubt the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, there was even a hoover for ashes from the fire!"

    . The location is nice and is handy for a variety of walks and cycles in the area. Instructions from the owners, including lots of detail in a folder were clear and useful. The next door neighbours were nice and quiet too

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Had an amazing week, doing many activities in the surrounding area."

    The real bonus was coming home to this cottage every night. Situated in amazing countryside, this cosy, comfortable, well equipped accommodation provided us with the perfect retreat. After a fabulous day out, we would spend time sitting in the garden and then retire to the comfortable lounge with a glass of wine in front of the log burner. A perfect week spent in the Highlands.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic time in a wonderful cottage."

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2020

  • "We wanted a home base to explore the highlands and this property suited us well."

    The owners were there to meet us and explain how things functioned and we had no difficulties with any of the features. The location is central to the highlands and we headed out for day trips in every direction as well as spending a day or two in the local communities. The setting was peaceful and access to the closest town quite easy for groceries and petrol. A drawback for us, as seniors, was the absence of a shower and the need to use, instead, a rather high-sided bath that was a challenge to our athleticism when a sponge bath just wouldn't do. We enjoyed this rural setting and would choose it again.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "It is a very beautiful and peaceful area, and even from the cottage there are good views and walks."

    I loved the fact that their were rabbits and thrushes in the garden, and sheep right next to us. The weather was cold fir this time if the year but there was a good fire, with lots of coal and logs supplied, which heated the whole place up, and even an electric blanket. The kitchen was well equipped and great for cooking, with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by DMay 2019

  • "It was like a home from home."

    So cosy and relaxing. Loved the scorching hot baths and the incredible stove. Wonderful walks for our toddler from the door. Would love to go back!

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "Really wonderful cottage with gorgeous views."

    We will definitely be back. Added touches such as wine and shortbread as well as books and toys for my wee boy went down very well.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "The second time that we have stayed in Tigh Beag and we enjoyed our stay in this cottage as much as we did the first time."

    It is also located away from the hustle and bustle of Aviemore: a place much more busy with tourists. So, if you like a quieter community for your holiday a good location. At the same time not difficult to access the main Cairngorm Mountains and shops only six miles away.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2018

  • "Cottage was very good."

    Kitchen exceptionally well equipped. Really good selection of OS maps too. Real fire with plenty of coal and logs kept the place really warm. Front porch very useful for hanging coats etc. Very peaceful with lovely outlook. Only drawbacks were the uncomfortable armchairs and very dim lighting in the sitting room, no shower, television sound so poor as to be almost unintelligible (although television is not that important to us). Local hotel unable to offer evening meals was disappointing, and bar prices were very high.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2018

  • "Set in a beautiful location."

    A well set out Cottage and it was lovely to see how well equipped the kitchen was, also little extras like pots of seasoning, bacon foil. Endless supply of logs for the wood burner and a folder of instructions for every conceivable item. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "We were very impressed with the multi-fuel stove and the very adequate supply of coal and wood for it, Lots of information in the cottage and the owners were easy to contact and very helpful."

    The local area is very beautiful and much of historical interest also.The "over the bath shower" was a fascinating feature but should not put anybody of staying at Tigh Beag. A necessity as water pressure low. through not being on a mains supply. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2018

  • "Best stocked kitchen we have ever had in a holiday cottage."

    Lots of DVDs games & books in case of bad weather. Also maps & walks for area.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2017

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    Scotland is amazing and the cottage met our expectations. We always find Sykes cottages clean and well equipped. We did however find the bed a little on the firm side for our taste. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and have been recommending Sykes to all our friends and family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2016

  • "The owners were very helpful and provided lots of information and advice about things to do and see including places to eat and drink."

    The surrounding scenery at Tigh Beag was wonderful and so tranquil. The neighbours, who have lived there over 50 years were very friendly and great to chat with. We will definitely recommend Tigh Beag and Sykes Cottages to family, friends and colleagues.

    Reviewed by StellaSep 2016

  • "I really liked the cottage."

    Reviewed by IrfanAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Multi-fuel stove and electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine (located in bathroom), TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front gravelled garden with seating and lawned rear garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles
  • Bar in hotel 10 mins walk
  • Cafe 1 mile.

The property

Newtonmore 6 miles.

Located on a pretty hillside in the crofting township of Balgowan beside the Monadhliath Mountains, this charming semi-detached cottage provides elevated and far-reaching views in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Well-appointed and welcoming, there are two nicely presented bedrooms and a very well-equipped kitchen/dining room where meals can be prepared and enjoyed.

The sitting room with its warming multi-fuel stove ensures that guests can stay cosy all year round and the supply of fuel is just outside the door.

The entrance porch also has plenty of space for muddy boots at the end of a busy day exploring.

Tigh Beag is ideal for a couple or small group of friends who really want to embrace this wonderful area and all that it has to offer.

It will be hard to leave this lovely cottage but there is a vast array of outdoor pursuits literally on your very doorstep!

The celebrated Wolftrax Mountain Biking Trail Centre is just minutes away and of course the walking opportunities, coupled with some fantastic wildlife spotting, are endless.

There is something for everyone and nearby Kincraig has an amazing wildlife park and a great watersports centre which offers a diverse variety of activities for a fun day out, such as paddle sports, fishing and rowing, as well as archery and a dry ski slope.

Aviemore the capital of the National Park is 21 miles north and offers even more activities and great places for shopping and dining.

Nearby Newtonmore has a wide range of shops and friendly pubs.

A great location for all ages with this lovely cosy cottage to return home to at the end of a busy day.

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About the location


Kingussie 3 miles; Aviemore 15 miles; Fort William 45 miles; Inverness 47 miles.

Overlooking the River Spey, in the Cairngorms National Park (Britain's largest), Newtonmore has several shops and pubs, as well as two excellent, award-winning museums - the Highland Folk Museum and Clan MacPherson Museum. Newtonmore's Wildcat Trail is a popular, 7-mile circular walk around the edge of the village, taking in the River Spey with woodland, moorland and wonderful views across the valley to the Cairngorms, and behind the village to the Monadhliath Mountains - a fitting introduction to the delights of the National Park. For younger visitors, the Folk Park, the Wildlife Park at Kincraig, Landmark at Carrbridge and the Steam Railway are all outstanding local attractions. The area offers fine golf, fishing, pony trekking, walking, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking, climbing and skiing, making it an ideal base from which to discover all that this scenic area of Scotland has to offer.

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