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Signal Box

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1304)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • “Signal Box is a magic place to stay, Isla left us milk, daffodils and a home made chocolate cake which was delicious.”

    Unfortunately we had to head for home early due to Covid 19 warnings for our age group and shops having to close for lack of sanitisers and staff safety. We will hopefully rebook when life returns to some semblance of normality as we only scratched the surface of the amenities and visitor attractions in the area.

    Unfortunately we had to head for home early due to Covid 19 warnings for our age group and shops having to close for lack of sanitisers and staff safety. We will hopefully rebook when life returns to some semblance of normality as we only scratched the surface of the amenities and visitor attractions in the area.

    - Mrs Wainwright, March 2020

The property

Something a bit special!

This quirky detached wooden property, built in 2004 in the form of a signal box, is adjacent to the station in the Badenoch & Strathspey village of Newtonmore and was featured in The Times' list of '50 best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats' in January 2013.

To make the most of the panoramic views towards the River Spey and Cairngorm Mountains, the accommodation is upside down, with a spacious, open plan living area on the first floor, while on the ground floor are a double bedroom and bathroom with sauna.

Decorated to a high standard, this charming property is in an ideal location to explore the village and take advantage of the walking in the area.

The cottage is 150 metres from a link into the Wildcat Trail - a 7km orbital walk and path network.

The other attractions of the Cairngorms National Park are also within easy reach - an excellent base at any time of year!

Summary

  • One ground floor double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin, WC and sauna
  • Utility room
  • Internal stairs to spacious first floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Balcony from sitting area.
  • Electric night storage heaters with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher,Smart TV, radio, CD, WiFi
  • Sauna, electricity and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Balcony off first floor living area and gravelled area with picnic table
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 10 mins walk.

About the location

NEWTONMORE

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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