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The Beehive

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 974628)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked to go away very last minute (on the day of arrival!"

    ) due to Covid hesitation but found the property to be in perfect condition when we arrived. We had no issues with the heating and wonder if this has been upgraded since the earlier reviews. We found the apartment adequately spacious for a family of four and enjoyed the separate seating areas between the two front rooms, including the use of the fire. The bedrooms are both a good size and there’s a big shower room which more than met our needs. My one regret was not packing a hairdryer as there wasn’t one in the flat as I’d hoped, even though it wasn’t listed. The property itself is well located in Newtonmore, in between two cafes and only short walks to a selection of take aways/ pubs/ restaurants and the well stocked Co-op. I’d definitely recommend The Beehive to anyone looking for accommodation in this area.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2022

  • "What a brilliant place, will be back for sure."

    Ignore any previous moaning comments from others about heating issues - it was not a problem for us at all and we had wet climbing/clothing kit to dry out after each day! Many thanks for a great stay in a great building in an great place!

    Reviewed by DougFeb 2022

  • "A really lovely property, and much bigger than we expected!"

    Perfect for a family with teenage children.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2022

  • "The Beehive was lovely, well appointed, spacious and very clean."

    With lots of cleaning materials too. The bedrooms at the back are nice and quiet. We didn't seem to be able to get the TV to show live channels, just Internet or iplayer. Perhaps a better set of instructions is required or information on what to expect. Parking out front was easy and close and it is a really interesting building. Had a nice meal at the Glen Hotel and the Highland Folk Museum was very extensive.

    Reviewed by LindsayOct 2021

  • "This is a lovely old property, the bed is so comfy, the log fire is a delight."

    We felt however that the owners need to spend some time here, especially during the colder months. It is a cold, cold building and needs constant heating, not controlled by the owner which this was!! The television was a joke, couldn't watch mainstream television. Kitchen equipment was seriously lacking, which I feel if they stayed there for just a week they would rectify easily. Decor also needs some colour to warm the place up a bit and freshen it up too (white is too cold). Other than that a relatively pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by LindsayOct 2021

  • "The cottage is very nice, but there an issue with heating."

    The heating was controlled by owner and would be turned on for an hour at odd times. When we asked the owner to switch on the heating he did but just for an hour. We spent over £100 heating the house using the wood fire, which didn't heat the whole house. There was no sky TV.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "The Beehive was lovely, spacious and stylish."

    We loved the art works, they made it very special. Previous comments had said there was no freezer. There is a small table top freezer in the utility room that was sufficient for us. Weather we mixed, we had 2 fantastic days walking in the Cairngorms. Lots of lovely half days around the village, and the Beehive was lovely to come back to.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2021

  • "Being people who actually like watching tv we were disappointed that though it was stated that the property had Sky tv and BT sport; it in fact had no Sky tv and BT tv - with no instructions."

    It was also stated there was Wi-fi - this turned out to be a BT hotspot. We were not impressed with the fact that the description did not appear to have been checked. However, it was a lovely cottage and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by AliceSep 2021

  • "A lovely ground floor apartment in the friendliest village in which we have ever stayed!"

    The appartment was spacious, very clean and had everything we needed and I also love that the owners appeared to have such a strong local connection (and great taste in art)! The village of Newtonmore is just lovely, surrounded by hills with great walks from the doorstep. The local wild cat experience provided a week of fun for our daughter (and us) and the entire village helped our search for the elusive cats :) A wonderful place, would absolutely reccomend the Beehive and the village of Newtonmore.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2021

  • "This is a fabulous holiday accommodation."

    Only small issue - it is marketed as a cottage with a double room and twin room, when in fact the twin room is actually a room catering for children. - a cot, stuffed toys for children to play with, big toy box, night light in ceiling instead of light bulb. However, the beds were really comfortable and the only thing this room needs when 2 couples are staying is a small chest of drawers and a mirror. (The only chest of drawers is in the double room and it is not desirable or practical to expect everyone to share drawer space). HOWEVER, even as it is now I would stay here again in a heartbeat - it is fabulous and well equipped to a very good standard, and would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone.

    Reviewed by EleanorMay 2021

  • "Comfortable and well equipped apartment, well situated and perfect base for a week of hill walking."

    Reviewed by RodSep 2020

  • "This cottage is located in the centre of Newtonmore which is a quiet and cosy spot comparing to much busier Aviemore."

    It's easy for exploring nearby hiking routes, mountain/water activities and the national park. It's very tidy and spacious inside with some old but interesting bank features. We enjoyed the open fire after long hiking days. We came acrossed a hot water/heating issue on arrival but fixed it after a instruction call from the host. Great holiday stay and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MengyaoAug 2020

  • "The photos don't do it justice as it's very spacious and bigger than we expected."

    A very comfy and warm stay with everything we could need on hand. Great location to explore or relax.

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2020

  • "A great location in the centre of Newtonmore."

    Well placed for exploring the area with plenty to do in the outdoors and for sightseeing. The apartment was comfortable and had everything needed. Our only issue was that the heating didn't work properly. Upon speaking to the owner, we managed to work around the problem and got a refund of £50. Despite this, we would definitely recommend the Beehive.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "Beehive is in an excellent part of the Cairngorms the Wild Cat Experience is fantastic for checking out the village."

    Would certainly stay at the Beehive again.

    Reviewed by LJul 2019

  • "The Beehive is a lovely spacious house, beautifully clean, with a comfortable bed, and a good shower."

    The machines - dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, were modern and functioned efficiently. The bedrooms were quiet. A super location in the high street with nearby shops, cafes and pubs, and yet after a few minutes walking from the house we were in the hills. We were very pleased and had a lovely week, thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Very nice apartment, lots of space and a nicely appointed kitchen."

    Nice to have the fireplace, but it was not stocked with kindling as stated in the book of the house. Small fridge with no freezer, had to buy ice to transport my medicine to the next place. Large shower with good hot water and pressure. Comfy bed, could use better pillows. There was a hamper full of empty cans and bottles, a second bag full of the same, a bag full of ashes and a bucket full of ashes in the laundry room when we arrived. There was quite a bit of mildew in the shower. Hot water heater for the house and heating went out and the owner had to come out to reset it.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    The flat was situated within walking distance of local hotels and amenities. I would deffo recommend this property . Only one thing to mention was the heating never came on at one point but the gentleman on the other side of the phone solved the problem straight away so thanks for that . Great stay and we look forward to our next holiday .

    Reviewed by CharlesJun 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, lovely accommodation with lots of useful added extras, super clean, really comfortable and lovely and warm."

    Would definitely return

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2019

  • "Very lovely apartment in a very lovely village."

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2018

  • "You sent far too many marketing emails unrelated to my actual booking."

    More than 20 in six weeks between booking and stay - that’s one every two days, NOT counting necessary emails relevant to my holiday. As a result I have opted out of receiving marketing email from you.

    Reviewed by ArthurJul 2018

  • "Newtonmore is great Scottish base for exploring the Cairngorms."

    It even has it’s own museum. Lots of well marked walking trails around the village with info sheets on the history of buildings. Accessible by train with an OK bus service as well. Good supermarket and wet fish van a couple of days a week. A choice of cafe’s and restaurants within easy walking distance. Two comfy lounges in the Beehive with good WiFi access.

    Reviewed by SusanneJul 2018

  • "The Beehive was a wonderful place to stay."

    Well situated in a much quieter place than Aviemore, only wished we had stayed longer. Definitely going back sometime

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with optional day bed.
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking in front of property
  • Sorry,no smoking
  • Please not pets are not allowed in the bedrooms
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk.

The property

The Beehive has been charmingly restored from Newtonmore's Bank of Scotland building, sympathetically retaining some of its features, creating a real sense of charm.

Situated in this quaint little village in the heart of the awe-inspiring Cairngorms National Park, this is an ideal cosy getaway for couples, friends and family.

Step off of Newtonmore's Main Street and into the property, choose from two welcoming spots to spend your downtime; a tastefully decorated sitting room comes with a TV and an optional sofa bed for extra guests.

You can also choose to unwind in the delightful open-plan living room, its sitting area comes with a warming open fire to put your feet up in front of at the end of the day.

This room also offers a charming dining table set for four and a well-equipped kitchen with all that you need to prepare each delicious meal.

Get ready for a day of adventure in the luscious family shower room, stylishly tiled with a large walk-in shower.

The two bedrooms; a double and a twin, are well-presented and both peaceful spots to catch that much-needed rest.

Walk out of your front door and straight into the centre of Newtonmore, a wonderful village offering a range of quaint amenities to enjoy.

The engulfing Cairngorms National Park is a haven for outdoor lovers, with opportunities for all activities imaginable from pony trekking to skiing.

A splendid apartment in a convenient location for exploring the Highlands.

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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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Please note pets are not allowed in the bedrooms

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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