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The Shieling

(Ref. 1091516)

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great week."

    Cottage was lovely and plenty of firewood was supplied.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage in a lovely area."

    Very quiet and peaceful. It was lovely playing games round the log burner at night. So cosy. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. There is a garage with a small shop just a 5min walk away and a co-op in the village. Our only complaint was that it wasn’t long enough! Plenty to do and explore in the area. We will hopefully be back.

    So pleased you had a great time. Being in touch with us during your stay was fab. Do come again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, both the property and surrounding area Everyone we happened to pass by was friendly and charming, as was Yvonne the property owner Overall an exquisite stay, couldn't be happier!"

    Hi Glad you had a wonderful holiday and do visit us again. Thanks Yvonne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Shieling."

    It was comfortable and cosy and the kitchen was well-equipped. A clothes horse would be useful but other than that it was perfect. Thank you

    Hello Thank you for the feedback, glad you enjoyed. Clothes horse bought and in cupboard now. Yvonne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage and facilities not really adequate for 6 guests as listed."

    Only 4 can be seated comfortably in lounge. Insufficient cupboard space for food storage. Bedrooms small and lacking storage and, especially, any hooks - same in bathrooms. Necessary to buy extra toilet rolls. Only 1 tea towel provided for the week. Downstairs bedroom situated below what we took to be boiler room from which very loud hum issued 24/7.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry the Shieling did not meet your needs. We have taken your feedback on. I have spoken with the housekeeper to insure adequate toilet roll and tea towels. There is large cupboard in the hall to use like a pantry for food. We will add extra hooks and storage space. The noise is not normally there and we will find out the cause and rectify it. Our previous reviews have been very good and hopefully the changes will rectify the issues you raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl2.8Mar 2023

  • "We used the cottage as a base for hill walking and it was ideal for our needs."

    Comfortable beds and 2 bathrooms meant a good nights sleep and no queuing for the facilities- a big plus when making earlier starts. It was the coldest days of the year, well below zero, but we were warm - the log burner is excellent (garage logs are expensive, if you have some at home then bring a big bag). The owner offered to keep the heating on during the day, a very generous gesture, but as we were out we merely tweaked the hours. We cooked in every night and we felt the kitchen was well equipped (with a couple of sharp knives

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Mar 2023

  • "Was good and noce"

    Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan3.8Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable stay in a well equipped house."

    Bed very comfortable.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, all necessary items supplied and the log burner a great help on chilly evenings"

    Hello Thank you for the feed back it is appreciated. Is there anything missing from the Shieling or anything you would add that would have made your stay more enjoyable. Yvonne & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Hallway with Pantry
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log burning stone
  • NOTE: Table opens up to fit 6 guests
  • Electric central heating with log burning stone
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer in communal laundry on-site, dishwasher
  • TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Iplayer, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request (guests must provide own bedding for travel cot)
  • Use of the Newton More tennis court can be used by guest, please request from the owner prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The coin-operated washing machine is operated with new pound coins and a wash costs £4
  • Note: Guests must provide their own bedding for the travel cot
  • Note: Property is not suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Note: A small starter fuel pack is provided
  • Note: The central heating is operated in the morning and early evening; this can be adjusted to your needs on request
  • Note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers.

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of the picturesque Newtonmore, Scottish Highlands is this well-appointed terraced cottage, The Shieling.

Located within Balvatin Cottages, a complex of 11 apartments round an attractive courtyard garden, this lovely cottage is perfect for a family or group of six wanting to explore the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

Find off-road parking to unload your luggage and make yourself at home; a homely open-plan living space with thoughtful décor welcomes you to relax after the day's adventures.

Snuggle up on the corner sofa by the warmth of the electric fire and watch the TV, before whipping up a home-cooked dinner in the well-equipped kitchen.

Dine at the table or find a spacious, shared garden with outdoor seating to make the most of your rural surroundings.

Guests also have access to a shared utility in the basement with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer to wash muddy walking gear.

Soak tired muscles in the ground-floor bathroom, complete with a bath and shower over, and choose from three bedrooms to catch your rest; a double, a twin and a ground-floor twin to suit a variety of groups!

Get to know the village of Newtonmore with its selection of restaurants, pubs and shops to stock up on the essentials, as well as wonderful walking trails leading right from your doorstep.

Ideal for outdoor adventurers, the Cairngorms National Park offers incredible landscapes and wildlife; hike up the nearby Ben Macdui, visit Highland Wildlife Park or head to Loch Insch Outdoor Centre for plenty of watersporting opportunities.

Grab your clubs and journey to Kingussie for its golf club, the remains of Ruthven Barracks or take a Highland adventure by horseback, an unforgettable adventure through stunning terrain.

A snowsports hub, Aviemore sits further north, hosting a historic ceremonial stone circle, the Strathspey Steam Railway and the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve; Fort William, Inverness and Ben Nevis are also within reach!

Escape to the great outdoors with The Shieling as your Highlands home-away-from-home.

EPC Rating: Band D

Please note the property only accepts a minimum of 3 nights stay
Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-70190-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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Please note the property only accepts a minimum of 3 nights stay
Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas