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Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 23108)



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  • 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 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 & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "This property is a credit to the owners, it’s clean, tidy, well cared for and includes logs to enjoy a nice cosy fire for the evenings."

    Also, if running, you can enjoy the steam trains passing by.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    This was our third visit and really feels like home. A well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and new sofas. Safe, enclosed gardens were great for our dog and it's an easy 20 minute stroll into Aviemore to enjoy a drink and a meal on an evening

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "This is the second time that we have used this cottage for our holidays and we booked it again for 2022."

    it is a lovely cottage with everything contained in it that we could want. we are already looking forward to 2022!

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "We have stayed at Strathisla several times now."

    It's in a brilliant position and is well equipped. The cleanliness is always second to none. We'll be back again in the future.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Always a slick and professional experience with Sykes."

    And Strathisla was just a lovely find for this time of year. Central to all of the hiking paths we had planned as well as being warm, cozy and well kitted out for those times between hikes.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Our 2nd visit to Strathisla."

    It was spotlessly clean, warm and very comfortable. A problem with the dishwasher was sorted the same day whilst we were out walking and they even loaded it with our breakfast dishes to check it was working properly. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2020

  • "Very spacious and comfortable cottage."

    Within easy reach of town centre.

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2020

  • "We have stayed in this house two years ago so we knew what to expect."

    House is well situated and ideal for dogs with enclosed gardens and a separate kitchen for them to sleep in. Would return in future.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Lovely house!"

    It was clean and well equipped. We had a great week!!

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2020

  • "We love this property and Aviemore, and have returned several times now."

    Although it is looking a little tired now, we still felt comfortable and had every facility we needed. There is however, building work taking place adjacent to the property in the form of a very large industrial unit which, when completed, (it is an open steel structure at present) will block the view of the hills, and spoil the “rural” feel, which is a shame. As we were out walking and cycling each day, we avoided the noise disruption. I feel future guests need to be made aware of the building work.

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2020

  • "Great accommodation in a good."

    Location for exploring Aviemore and beyond. Warm, tasteful, comfy and clean cottage..well equipped with a fenced garden (Great for our wee dog).

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2019

  • "Such a fabulous stay here."

    Fully equipped, warm, comfy bed and sofas that just make you relaxxxxxx after a busy outdoor day. Our dog was relaxed and we were able to let him out safely in the enclosed garden. Definitely coming back and recommend to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Anne-marieAug 2019

  • "Such a beautiful and peaceful location- we had a great holiday."

    We want to go back!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with plenty room for the four of us."

    Great location just 10/15 mins walk from the town centre. It is right beside the steam railway line which we really enjoyed watching when it went past. Great quiet location with a nice garden to sit out in.

    Reviewed by GailJul 2019

  • "Lovely wee house."

    Very clean and nicely furnished. Shower was powerful and hot and the 2nd bathroom was an added bonus. Double bedroom is a good size and has good storage. Bunk room would be great for a couple of small children but teenage daughter was a bit too tall for the beds. Front and back gardens are an excellent size and very secure for dogs. Enjoyed sitting in the sun in the front garden during the day and at the back in the evening. Saw red squirrels and deer from the window. The steam trains running past were lovely to watch. The noise did not bother us as it was only for a minute a few times a day. Area around the house is lovely and it is only a 10 minute walk into town. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "This is the fourth time we've stayed at Strathisla and can't fault it."

    It's both clean and tidy and has every facility you could possibly need. It's a great base to explore Aviemore and the surrounding area and once again we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. So much so that we've already booked up for next year!

    Reviewed by GwenMay 2019

  • "Very quiet location despite the train track that runs a few yards alongside the house."

    This is not the main line so the trains are not constant but the old carriages are fascinating to watch. The location of the house is very deceiving with regard to the town centre and once you have got your bearings it is no more than a ten minute walk to the facilities in Aviemore.

    Reviewed by RayMay 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at strathisla loved seeing the trains go by."

    As we are pensioners we did find the bed a bit low to exit but we loved the open fire -Very comforting! The walk into town was very pleasant .

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2019

  • "Accommodation was excellent, nicely situated, very clean and comfortable; would recommend it and plan to return if available when my dates are available ."

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2019

  • "Once again a fantastic holiday mountain biking and walking in the Aviemore area."

    The cottage is perfect for relaxing in front of the open fire after a full day out, and it’s washing machine and dishwasher make daily chores a breeze. It’s proximity to Aviemore, being a pleasant 15 minute walk is perfect for shopping and eating out. We will definitely return to this thoughtfully equipped property.

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2019

  • "The cottage was clean comfortable and the fire was such an added bonus."

    great location.

    Reviewed by CarolynNov 2018

  • "We would definitly book again in the future."

    A fabulouse house in Some amazing surroundings

    Reviewed by JeroenOct 2018

  • "The cottage is very clean, tidy and well equipped."

    An excellent base for getting out and about and for all your outdoor activities, there really is so much to do for all interests. We can recommend the walk from Sugar Bowl car park down to Loch Morlich and a journey on the steam train from Aviemore. Thank you for making our stay relaxing and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by RenaeSep 2018

  • "Ideally situated for touring this area."

    Lots of lovely local walks for dog owners . Only 20 minutes walk, partly along the river side , into Aviemore. Many local amenities for self catering needs or dining out and also activities for families. Short drive to one of the most beautiful places, Glenmore forest. Only £2 to park all day. Wonderful place for dog owners and families. Highly recommend this property and area.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday at Strathisla."

    Cottage is lovely, a cosy home from home. Lots to do in the local area and nice walks around Aviemore from the doorstep. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CorrinaMar 2018

  • "Well appointed house set in a quiet location with an all round fence."

    Great for our dog. It was only a short drive to many superb walks and a 15 min walk into Aviemore. We will definitely book this accommodation again. Highly recommend. A1

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, well equipped, will definitely return."

    Very comfortable, warm in spite of freezing weather, open fire was brilliant. Easy to walk into Aviemore, took less than 20 mins. Local amenities close by as well. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by MarisaFeb 2018

  • "Remote controls for tv needed new batteries as they did not really work well."

    Bed was a little low to the floor which made getting in and out difficult or uncomfortable. The toothbrush holder in the bathroom had not been cleaned and the duvet was escaping from the cover as the cover could not be fastened properly.

    Reviewed by JonathanNov 2017

  • "This was the second time at Strathisla , lovely cottage in a good location, much ..."

    This was the second time at Strathisla , lovely cottage in a good location, much better with the new heaters, garden enclosed which is ideal for dog's,

    Reviewed by GlendaOct 2017

  • "Strathisla is a lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped - a cosy home from home. The garden was nice and we loved the steam railway running along next to the cottage. It's in a great location for exploring the local area on foot and further afield by car. The broadband/wifi connection was good. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would book to go back.

    Reviewed by FAug 2017

  • "Fantansic place handy for all aviemore and Cairngorms has to offer great for kids and mountain biking in a quite part of town recommended ."


    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2017

  • "Splendid house and the owners were very helpful and pleasant to deal with."

    Reviewed by LesJan 2017

  • "Lovely holiday in a very comfortable clean cottage, great garden if you have pets all enclosed back & front, will certainly be back."

    Reviewed by GlendaOct 2016

  • "We really needed a place to relax in and found it ideal, and having the open fire on at night brought back loads of happy memories."


    Reviewed by AlanSep 2016

  • "This is a cosy cottage in a great location."

    It has a well-equipped kitchen and the open fire gave the children lots of fun toasting marshmallows. We also enjoyed watching the steam train going past the cottage. The second toilet was very handy. This was our third stay at Strathisla and we will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2016

  • "Liked the general area, in easy reach of hills and forests, and only 30 odd miles from the Moray coast."

    The house was comfortable and in a quiet spot. It was great to see the steam train going past the house, brought back memories of our childhoods. Aviemore has good facilities within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by AdamJun 2016

  • "The cottage is very clean and obviously maintained to a high standard."

    Both directions and key pick up were very clear and easy to obtain. It was a nice walk to the town centre and easily accessible by both foot and car. Ideal for what we wanted. Internet access was good and fast too. Holiday couldn't have been better!

    Reviewed by GwenMay 2016

  • "The location and everything was just superb the cottage was to a high standard."

    It was dog friendly with good gardens front and back. We look forward to the next visit

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2016

  • "Strathisla is ideally located."

    It has everything that you need and feels so comfortable. I will definitely be returning next year.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2016

  • "Strathisla was beautiful and in an excellent location."

    It had everything you needed to have a relaxing holiday. I look forward to booking it again and enjoying myself for another week.

    Reviewed by FrancesFeb 2016

  • "Knowing we could go back to the cottage after a day out was great."

    The cottage was very comfortable and was a great way to end our holiday. The cottage wasn't far from the town centre and a pleasant walk. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2015

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, it was clean and tidy with everything you would need to be comfortable during the stay."

    It was like a home from home. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Aviemore

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2015

  • "Just loved this cottage,perfect for our family holiday, by far the nicest one we have stayed in."

    Loved the location,Aviemore is just 5mins walk away, perfect for great places to eat and great visitor attractions. The train track at the side of the house was fabulous, our 2year old loved listening and watching for the train each day. we cant wait to come back.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2015

  • "An excellent all round accommodation in a good location, modern and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2015

  • "In general a lovely little cottage, we would definitely go back."

    We thought the location was brilliant, just a short stroll to all the amenities. There was lots to do and it was great being next to the steam railway line, our little one loved to wave at the trains.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2015

  • "Liked the superb location, cleanliness, and having a large enclosed garden for the dog."

    This property should be allocated an upgrade from the tourist board. This property is in our top three over a six year period totalling 11 in all. A big thank you to the owner for our perfect stay.

    Reviewed by FraserJun 2015

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and is ideally placed for all the local activities."

    Reviewed by LyndseyMay 2015

  • "Strathisla was lovely and well equipped, it was like a home from home."

    We went to have a chilled out break and that is what we got, great comfy furnishings and a lovely garden to relax in. Loved it, and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2015

  • "The house was warm and comfortable with everything we needed."

    We particularly enjoyed the open fire and watching the steam trains pass by the garden. WiFi and TV reception were both excellent. Have already booked to go again next year!

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2015

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Had beautiful views.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2015

  • "We enjoyed every moment of our holiday and loved staying at Strathisla, we felt right at home."

    It was very comfortable and we enjoyed putting the fire on in the evenings. We have already booked to return in September for our wedding anniversary and can't wait to come back, thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2015

  • "It was very homely and welcoming - a perfect setting for a quiet relaxing break."

    It was close to the village, which again the walk to was very atmospheric.

    Reviewed by ANov 2014

  • "Liked the closeness of the cottage to the centre of Aviemore."

    This could be reached by a nice walk.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2014

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage that was everything we needed."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2014

  • "Had an excellent time in this lovely cottage."

    There were absolutely NO negatives. Cosy and very clean. We will definitely be back again and make it our base when we visit this area again.

    Reviewed by TomAug 2014

  • "This was a perfect cottage for our fortnight in Aviemore."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and had everything a family could need. Excellently placed for easy access to the centre of Aviemore and quiet enough to have a peaceful holiday. We will definitely book again if we are lucky enough to get the dates we need!

    Reviewed by SharinJun 2014

  • "An excellent location for exploring Aviemore and the Cairngorm mountains, very quiet location with the occasional steam train rolling past (Excellent!"

    ) .The cottage is very well appointed and cosy, ideal to retreat to after a hard days walking or climbing, of which we did lots of. Aviemore town centre only 10-15 minutes easy walk away, so accessible for the shops and an evening for beer/food. Will definitely book again if back in Aviemore.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2014

  • "Well equipped cottage - every little thing had been thought of."

    Very clean with good quality equipment and décor. Well positioned for skiing and walking in the Cairngorms.

    Reviewed by JackieFeb 2014

  • "Great house for a Christmas break, open fire particularly welcome with the somewhat challenging weather conditions in 2013!"

    Quiet area, easy access to Aviemore and shops if needed. This was our fourth time in Aviemore over Christmas in recent years so we knew where things were. We have stayed in this house previously and appreciate the revamp and very comfortable furnishings.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2013

  • "We really enjoyed Scotland, definitely would go again."

    Strathisla was close to everything, shopping centre, pubs, supermarkets, could not wish for anything finer, loved it! Loved the open fire, so cosy, home from home, we also went on some lovely walks, and went on the mountain train.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2013

  • "Outstanding property, just loved staying at Strathisla."

    Reviewed by FreddyAug 2013

  • "The cottage was clean, well presented and had everything that was needed, it was also very comfortable."

    The location of the cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2013

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The property

A very tastefully presented detached bungalow, ideally located on the outskirts of Aviemore in the desirable Cairngorms National Park.

Very well-appointed throughout, this Aviemore cottage is ideal for a family or friends who appreciate the excellent location coupled with the diverse and exciting outdoor pursuits available on their doorstep.

With the accommodation all on one level, this bright and spacious Aviemore cottage has a contemporary fitted kitchen leading into a sociable sitting room with a welcoming open fire.

In this Aviemore cottage there is a generous double bedroom, and a lovely bedroom with bunks, which also has a folding single bed providing that little extra bit of flexibility if so required.

The rear garden outside this cottage in Aviemore is fully enclosed and private, and the small, front enclosed garden has a seating area.

Within a few minutes' walk there are good local services, and a pretty pathway leads right into the town of Aviemore where the array of shopping and dining out opportunities is vast.

Visitors to this area can choose between fabulous walks and cycle rides in stunning scenery, winter guests may wish to take advantage of the skiing on offer and thrill-seekers can participate in quad biking, rock climbing, gliding or canoeing.

A fabulous destination, where you are sure to love your stay in this Aviemore cottage.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks with folding bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage shed
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There are 2 steps up to the front door
  • Note: There is a steam railway line situated parallel to the property meaning some noise will be audible when trains pass.

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About the location


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"!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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