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Steam Cottage

Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 20262)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, some problems, but owner S."

    Peat was very helpful and quick to sort out the problems, location excellent for walks. Would recommend this delightful cottage... Gwen and Richard June 2021

    Thank for taking the time to register your lovely feedback, and for being so understanding when an unforeseen issues arose, glad we were able to get this sorted promptly, we would love to welcome back at the property and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "I have booked with you before and upon entering I have said this is lovely, I did not get this feeling with cottage, It just did not look as nice as it looked on booking."

    It looked rather dull a couple of the chairs in the living room one looked rather dirty, the other had stains and even the sofa coverings looked in need of a wash the sofa was a little tired. The fire glass was black you could not see it when lit it was in need of a good clean. My preference when it comes to towels in rented places they should be white, like the bedding that was lovely clean and white. The cooker hood had not been given a clean for quite sometime so was the cottage give a full COVID CLEAN in the first place. The hoover was full of dirt it had not been emptied for us. I left a note for the owner about that and the cooker hood. I was under the impression with COVID all places are given a more thorough clean, and I feel this was not a shame really because it is a nice cottage and with the Steam Train running at the back it really could be a beautiful place if only give just a quick coat of paint more where the fire is because the ceiling has not been done when that fire was put in. Sorry to complain but if people keep writing in the visitors book all is lovely things will never be sorted.

    We are sorry to hear that you have not experienced our usual high standards of cleanliness during your recent visit. I have passed your comments onto my cleaner so that they may address the issues raised accordingly. Unfortunately we had a leak from the water tank which caused water damage to the living room ceiling just prior to re-opening and this has taken longer to repair than we would have liked due to availability of parts. We have new sofas for both the living room and conservatory on order and they are due to be delivered in early July. I can also confirm that the living room chair has now been replaced. Thank you for taking the time to bring these issues to my attention. We ask that guests bring issues to our attention as soon as they arise, if possible during their stay, in order that we can respond immediately. Once again please accept my apologies for not receiving the standard either you or we would expect. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "Hi we had a great time at the cottage."

    The beds were comfortable and it was very clean. There were a lot of nice walks nearby and also cycle tracks. We would come again.

    We are so pleased you had a great time at Steam Cottage and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Every thing was exactly as expected completely satisfied with the accommodation recommend it to anyone."

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for choosing our property for your stay. We hope to welcome you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by NormanSep 2020

  • "The use of the shed to store our bikes was really useful."

    The house was warm. The hosts left out vittles which was really nice. We also got a view of the Steam railway as it came past the house during lunch.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "The house was very clean and well appointed."

    Clear instructions for the use of facilities i.e. the fire and washing machine. Lovely to be able to watch the steam train going past from the good sized conservatory. Walking distance to lots of shops. Would recommend visiting the fudge shop and brewery and also a very local co-op.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2019

  • "Arriving late in the evening, in the rain, not an issue, however if the outside light was on a sensor it would have made things a lot easier to unlock the small key safe and made for a pleasant arrival."

    We also received an email, requesting the arrival time, we assumed this was so the heating would have been put on to make our arrival nice and cosy! Being in the hospitality business ourselves, it appeared with the long list of do's and don'ts was a little unwelcoming. We felt very uncomfortable that if we did not leave with everything done, we would be charged, as we had to leave really early this was a challenge. Obviously in hospitality, we all need to make a buck or two, but good/excellent service does play an important role in this. Based on the above, we would find it very difficult to recommend to our friends

    Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Steam Cottage. I was sorry to hear that the heating was not on on your arrival, this should have been the case and I can only apologise that it was not. Thank you for the suggestion of a sensor for the light at the entrance door. This is a great idea and we are hoping to install a new light within the next few weeks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EwanOct 2019

  • "I love Steam Cottage in Aviemore and would recommend to anyone."

    It is very peaceful being situated at the far end of the village. I especially love watching and hearing the Steam trains from the garden and the conservatory. The log burning fire with it's own wood store is a bonus too!

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2019

  • "Nice little cottage,well located, perfectly clean and comfortable ,well equiped."

    We have appreciated the conservatory .

    Reviewed by MartineJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely half-term week at Steam Cottage, as despite the lack of snow, we still managed two days skiiing at The Lecht, and then cycling from Boat of Garten to Loch Garten, train rides and a visit to the Highland WiIdlife Park."

    The cottage is warm, welcoming and well-equipped, and perfectly situated for the facilities in Aviemore and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "A lovely cosy bungalow in a spectacular location."

    spending great days in the splendour of autumn, with stunning colours, and well managed forests. Footpaths are well maintained and everywhere is litter free. I had a morning doing a hilltop walk with the rangers and other walkers to meet up with the herds of very friendly, yet wild reindeer. This had to be the highlight of my holiday. Then to return to a lovely warm and welcoming bungalow - just couldn't be better. It was great to see the steam train running across the bottom of the garden, and of course we had a trip on the train, ending with lunch in the cairngorm hotel. The people in Scotland are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go again and recommend steam cottage to all my friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay in Steam Cottage as well as in Aviemore. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2018

  • "Steam Cottage makes a perfect base for a Cairngorm holiday."

    It is within easy distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, and all the local activities. Also the cottage itself is like a home away from home, so cosy and comfortable. Its also well equipped, particularly in the kitchen department, with appliances and utensils.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2018

  • "Great little cottage we'll equipped in kitchen could do with updating sofas not ..."

    Great little cottage we'll equipped in kitchen could do with updating sofas not very comfortable all ways slipping on to floor

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well situated to visit the Spey area. Slightly too far to walk into town for older people! The cottage was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in Aviemore."

    Staying in the double room, it was a delight to wake in the morning and step straight out into the conservatory. Lovely scenic area which is close to many interesting activities. Had a great time!

    Reviewed by GwenllianMay 2018

  • "Steam was a good base for skiing."

    Comfortable, clean and within easy reach of amenities could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2018

  • "Nice holiday in a lovely place."

    Thank you for going extra steps for us (Christmas tree!)

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2017

  • "Steam Cottage is in a very central position for enjoying all areas around Aviemore and there are good eating places for all tastes about."

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2017

  • "It was a good base to enjoy the Cairngorms."

    We found the cottage cozy and warm and had everything that we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by SheilaFeb 2017

  • "Very comfortable, plenty for kids to do and an amazing log fire."

    Reviewed by JillDec 2016

  • "There is a shower over the bath."

    It would be a good idea to put some hand rails on the wall. and maybe a non slip mat in the bath. Being of a certain age, It can be very treacherous trying to step in and out of the bath and some help from a hand rail would be an advantage, the ones on the side of the bath are too low down. Also the water from the shower is not very warm. Everything else couldn't have been better, we had a great holiday, Thank you.

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2016

  • "A great cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2015

  • "A fantastically equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2015

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage."

    It had everything to enhance our stay in Scotland.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2015

  • "Fantastic holiday rental in a great location."

    The property was very clean and had everything we needed and more. The fire was lovely in the evening and it had very comfortable beds. Will definitely book this again.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2015

  • "Very pleasant house with nice conservatory, good location"

    Reviewed by MischaJul 2014

  • "Warm and cosy, house."

    Nice to see steam train going past the bottom of the garden. Handy for local shops and Aviemore centre.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2013

  • "A superb little cottage, in a very nice spot, and extremely quiet when we were there."

    Loads to do for all ages and very pretty scenery.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2013

  • "We loved the sun room, log burner and patio doors from bedroom with a very comfortable king-size bed, the privacy of the place too."

    Pet friendly.

    Reviewed by SeanJun 2013

  • "Everything was fantastic."

    The cottage was very comfortable and I would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DuncanApr 2013

  • "It was a very peaceful location."

    We liked the conservatory and the fact we had a nice enclosed garden for our dog to enjoy. It meant we had a very chilled out, relaxing holiday and the steam train going by was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by IainMar 2013

  • "A great service from your company and the owner."

    We would be very interesting in returning to this property again.

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2013

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The property

A tastefully presented semi-detached cottage located on the outskirts of the vibrant town of Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park.

This well appointed, single-storey cottage is extremely homely and welcoming with touches of tartan furnishings and a warming woodburning stove.

The modern, fully fitted kitchen is well-equipped and leads to a spacious conservatory which has a dining area, seating area and views of the pretty garden.

The cosy and comfortable sitting room in this cottage near Aviemore houses the woodburning stove, along with a wall mounted TV and a number of books, DVDs and games, which are provided for your enjoyment.

Completing the accommodation at your Aviemore holiday home are two lovely bedrooms, both with a hairdryer provided, and a bathroom.

The neat enclosed rear garden at this Aviemore cottage is an ideal place to sit out with a cold drink on a summer's day, whilst waving to the visitors who are enjoying a steam train ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway line.

Aviemore itself has a fabulous choice of shops, restaurants and pubs, whilst the Cairngorms is an ideal place for those interested in outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, hill walking, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, watersports and wildlife spotting.

This lovely cottage near Aviemore is the perfect base for a couple or family at any time of the year.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area, comfy seating and doors to rear garden.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel, power and logs for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable shed for boots/bikes etc
  • Front lawned garden, enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a railway line situated next to the rear garden meaning some noise will be audible when steam trains pass. Please note - Access is after 5pm and departure is by 11am

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About the location

AVIEMORE

Inverness 30 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and in the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is an ideal holiday location. The area offers good fishing, superb walking in the surrounding hills and woodland, and golfing on the many fine courses in the area. There is also sailing, riding and birdwatching, with rare species to be found including Ospreys and Capercaillie. You will find Aviemore an ideal base for touring the Highlands and nearby Grampians. The landscape is dotted with historic castles and tempting distilleries, while the region is known to millions as the setting for the popular TV series 'Monarch of the Glen'. Enjoy fishing on the majestic River Spey all summer, and winter skiing on the Cairngorms and Lecht ski centres, appealing to thrill-seekers and novices alike. There's a swimming pool and championship golf course, and with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and hotels in the town, many with live entertainment throughout the season, you may find yourself having a "Highland Fling"!

Please note : Access is after 5pm and departure is by 11am

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