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Douglas Fir

(Ref. 1109442)

Etteridge near Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage which was very well equipped with everything you could need."

    We had a lovely stay and Adam and Leanne were fantastic hosts. Would definitely recommend and we hope to stay again. The only negative is that there isn't a king sized bed in the property, it is a double bed in the master bedroom.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. It was lovely to meet you and your family. Great to hear you had a lovely stay and found the cottage very well equipped. Sorry you thought it was a negative that there isn't a king sized bed, space is limited in the main bedroom so there isn't really room for a king size bed, in the listing it is mentioned that it is a double bed in Douglas Fir Cottage. I think if we put in a king sized bed we would get comments saying the bedroom is tight for space. Kind regards, Adam & Leanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.4May 2024

  • "The property was decorated tastefully and was very comfortable."

    The hosts were exceptionally accommodating with regards to the storage of our bikes and the welcome gift pack was a kind touch. Our only gripe was that the additional facilities such as the sauna and laundry incurred an additional cost which would have been good to know in advance or be included in the original costings. Other than that, we had a really lovely visit and would definitely return again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and you found the cottage comfortable. Sorry to hear that you were unhappy that the laundry and sauna were an additional cost. We are unable to include these facilities in the original costings as some guests don't use them at all and others use them a lot so we feel it is fairer to charge on a usage basis and not a blanket cost for everyone. I will contact Sykes with regards to making it clearer that the laundry and sauna facilities are an extra cost. We do let guests use the mountain bikes, games room, gym, golf practice area and equipment free of charge, so it is only the laundry and sauna that are an extra charge. Kind regards, Adam and Leanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage we stayed in - Douglas Fir - was comfortable and cosy, important as we arrived during a cold March."

    The facilities within the cottage; heating, log fire, hot water, kitchen facilities etc were already setup for us so we had nothing to do but just unpack and start exploring the countryside. It was clear the cottage(s) are kept to a very high standard of cleanliness between guests - even allowing that dogs are allowed. A couple of times we needed extra fire logs but this was sorted within minutes by Adam. All in all we had a very welcome break here and would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Adam and Leanne are always around and on hand in case there are any issues which - to be honest - we didn't have. Highland Cottages generally is a great jumping off point to explore the Highlands and their close proximity to the A9 is actually an advantage if you want to go further afield than the local walks (a stone marking the centre of Scotland is within easy walking distance). The surroundings are stunning enough that you could even stay the whole day around the cottage and just enjoy the views.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's lovely to hear that you and your family enjoyed the cottage and surroundings so much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Adam & Leanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "A perfect holiday location."

    Cannot fault the premises nor the attentiveness of the owners. First class!

    Thank you for your comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Euan5.0Jan 2023

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with eco-friendly woodburning stove
  • Electric radiators with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, blender, hairdryer
  • 32” HD satellite TV, DVD, Bluetooth wireless speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Communal garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.6 miles, pub 4.9 miles
  • Note: Shared porch with property Ref: 1109440 (Cedar)
  • Note: Guests have access to a shared games room, sauna, a golfing area, gym and laundry room ( additional costs payable for use of sauna and laundry room )
  • Note: This property is only able to accept bookings for a minimum of 7 night in peak season and 3 nights in off peak season
  • Please note: Dogs are not to be left unsupervised in the property at any time

The property

Newtonmore 5.5 miles.

Settled in Etteridge near Newtonmore, Highlands is this pleasant, two-bedroom cottage, Douglas Fir.

A pet-friendly cottage in Cairngorms National Park, the property offers a wonderful base for family adventures through the surrounding countryside, as well as off-road parking, an enclosed patio facing the Crubenbeg lochan, and a range of on-site facilities to suit all guests.

Leave your coats, boots, and walking gear in the porch shared with the neighbouring cottage before making yourself right at home.

The open-plan living space welcomes you to relax on the sofas in front of the TV, whilst the woodburning stove gently warms the space; a spot your dog is sure to love!

Set the dining table ready for dinner, which can be prepared in the well-appointed kitchen area offering all the home comforts.

Alternatively, dine alfresco at the picnic bench in your private, enclosed patio where you can unwind on summer evenings and listen to the nearby lochan.

Upstairs, there are two thoughtfully appointed bedrooms, a double and a twin, with luxury linen, electric blankets, and storage space.

Start your mornings in the contemporary bathroom with marble-effect tiling, a bath and shower over, and complementary products from the Highland Soap Company.

You'll find a variety of on-site facilities, such as a shared laundry room and a games room, as well as a gym and mountain bikes to hire.

Book your next family-friendly adventure in the Cairngorms National Park at Douglas Fir.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1078658, 1081925, 1081926, 1107692, 1109438, and 1109440, together sleeping up to 23 guests.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band G

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-70241-F

Highland Holiday Cottages

Highland Holiday Cottages is a family run business consisting of seven luxury cottages resting in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park near Newtonmore in the Highlands. This pet-friendly collection offers wood-burning stoves, high speed WiFi, well-equipped kitchens and guests have access to a range of facilities including a shared laundry room, gym, sauna, games room, golf practice area, children's play area and mountain bike hire. There's easy access to a wide range of local attractions: Dalwhinne Whiskey Distillery, Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Wolftrax Mountain Bike Centre and Ben Macdui - the second highest mountain in Scotland! For a cosy night in front of the fire, there's a selection of convenience stores to stock up at. If you don't fancy cooking, head into nearby Newtonmore and Kingussie for a selection of coffee shops, take-aways and restaurants. You can also discover Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie Golf Club and the historic Ruthven Barracks in Kingussie, or perhaps venture further to Aviemore to explore the Aviemore Ring Cairn and Stone Circle, Rothiemurchus Woodland Estate and the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. For outdoor adventures in the Cairngorms National Park, look no further than Highland Holiday Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property is only able to accept bookings for a minimum of 7 night in peak season and 3 nights in off peak season.
Please note: Dogs are not to be left unsupervised in the property at any time

This property offers the following short breaks:

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