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1 Station Cottages

Dalnaspidal near Dalwhinnie, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1067419)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in an amazing location."

    We spent a week in this cottage and had a fabulous holiday. The scenery around the cottage is spectacular with many walks. The cottage is very comfortable with plenty of space and a good sized garden with a swing seat that takes in the lovely views. The owner left a welcome pack of local goodies and 2 folders with lots of information on local walks and places to visit which were very helpful.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage, very clean and tidy, great amenities, beautiful location, just down off from the A9."

    The garden was a great size especially for our dog to play in being fully enclosed. The owners Chris & Ashley were brilliant, lovely welcome basket on arrival. We wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2022

  • "Great place for a relaxing stay, very clean and tidy, well equipped kitchen, great place for watching the wildlife and great for walking."

    Chris went above and beyond when the TV stopped working, ensuring everything was up and running by the next day, even driving 2 hours the previous night to attempt repairs. VERY much appreciated. Sure we'll be back

    Reviewed by NickMay 2022

  • "Superb cottage in a fantastic remote location great for walks."

    House had everything we needed, nicely furnished and decorated. Fantastic stay and would highly recommend for a peaceful escape.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage with lovely views, log burner and comfy beds."

    2nd time visiting this area (last time stayed in 2 Station Cottages which is next door), booked 2 weeks this time as it is such a beautiful place and the mountains surrounding it are breathtaking.its directly off the A9 and you get all of the benefits of getting to places quickly but don't hear the road noise when you are in the cottage. The dogs love the garden as it wraps around the property and they have plenty of space to run around. A lovely welcome basket was also waiting when we arrived which was a lovely touch Will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2022

  • "Beautifully situated cottage."

    ..near the A9 but you would never know it! Fabulous views and wonderful walks nearby. Cosy and warm even when snowing like mad outside; our stay coincided with Storm Eunice! We'll be back when the weather is less wild.

    Reviewed by SianFeb 2022

  • "Amazing location, very clean, welcome pack was a lovely touch."

    The binders with instructions for everything in the house and walks in the area were very helpful. Kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils. If you want a holiday in a quiet corner of Scotland with so much nature on your doorstep, 1 Station Cottages is the place!

    Reviewed by TomiDec 2021

  • "Cottage really great, clean, well stocked with utensils in the kitchen, comfortable beds and nice linen."

    Sofas not comfortable at all unfortunately and DVD not working, not a problem for us but maybe someone with kids would need one on rainy days

    Thanks so much for your feedback and for notifying us that the DVD player isn't working , we were not aware of this and will get this rectified at the weekend for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    The location was stunning - the views from the lounge window where beautiful, it was such a good way to start the day. The no wifi really wasn’t a problem, it was great to actually switch off, and neither was the road noise. At home we live behind a main road and it was pretty peaceful at night. Also, we loved the trains! The cottage itself is very cozy, and well kitted out. The beds are extremely comfy, and there is no clutter. Another great point, is the sky is listed as a Level 2 sky, which means it’s almost complete darkness. The amount of stars you can see on a clear night is honestly insane. Walks from the cottage door are endless too. Fantastic for the dogs, who absolutely loved their stay - good walk every day in beautiful scenery then snoozing in front of the fire. We stayed a week and are already planning our return trip and have a load of walks on the to do list! My only suggestion going forward would be access to more firewood. A small fee and option when booking for that to be provided would be awesome!

    Reviewed by LhannaNov 2021

  • "This the 2nd time this year we have been to 1 Station Cottage, Dalnaspidal."

    The walking from the cottage is excellent. We returned to do more walks and still found more to see and do. The location is quite and peaceful and walking to the end of Loch Garry for lunch picnic is perfect for relaxation and watching the wildlife. The cottage is comfortable and warm and has everything we needed. Will return again.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ticked all the boxes tucked away from it all exactly as described ..."

    Lovely cottage ticked all the boxes tucked away from it all exactly as described Clean and homely even games to play supplied plenty to see and do everywhere srems to be dog friendly scenery breathtaking views Lovely short break from routine

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2021

  • "We loved our stay in this cottage - we work hard all year and really needed a break."

    This cottage served us well - close enough to drive to Pitlochry or Aviemore (where we had events planned for the kids) and isolated enough to spend time alone, without people, going for walks, enjoying the views and the quiet countryside. Time for reading, mindfulness, being...

    Reviewed by MicheleJul 2021

  • "Comfortable and warm, nice layout with a quiet garden, to which our dog enjoyed."

    Lots of local walks from the cottage itself. Cycle path nearby as well. We bought a mobile wifi with unlimited SIM and could watch Eurosport no problems. Will use again.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, fabulous stay, greeted when we got there by the owners ..."

    Beautiful cottage, fabulous stay, greeted when we got there by the owners father, gave us loads of information, a real help, easy to find, would certainly go back again

    Reviewed by PMay 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, barbecue and furniture
  • 2 well behaved dogs allowed in the downstairs of the property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, no WI-FI
  • Shop 7.5 miles, pub 7.6 miles

The property

Nestled in the rolling hills of Dalnaspidal, Perth and Kinross, lies 1 Station Cottages, a traditional cottage suitable for a family or group of friends looking to explore the Cairngorms National Park and Scottish Highlands.

Entering the property, the compact kitchen welcomes you with all the necessities you could need for your self-catering requirements, such as a gas hob, electric oven and a delightful view over the garden, certain to entice any budding chefs to rustle up some tasty meals.

From here, the sitting room invites you to kick off your shoes and relax in front of the TV or with a good book while you warm your feet by the woodburning stove.

Moving through the property, a convenient ground-floor double rooms entices you to retire for the evening after a long stay of exploring your surroundings; also on the ground floor is the family bathroom complete with a shower over bath, basin, WC, and of course a bath for you to soak your muscles after an exciting day of walking.

Climbing the stairs, the remaining two bedrooms meet you; the first is a bright and airy double room with a large Velux window looking out over the magnificent views, the second is the master bedroom, home to a plush king-size where you can unwind and plan the next day's adventures.

Completing the first floor is a handy cloakroom with a basin and WC, before heading out to the private, enclosed garden; boasting exceptional views of the Grampian and Monadhliath mountains, this lovely garden is the ideal spot for some alfresco dining while your four-legged friend stretches their legs, offering a barbecue, furniture and a shed for your belongings, making it the perfect place to catch up on the day's events in the last of the sun.

If the chef of the group needs a break, a short and scenic drive will take you to Riverbank Café which also offers takeaway to suit each person's needs, or venture out to The Old Manse of Blair to dine in, or even out on their pretty outdoor seating area.

For a more casual stroll in the area, visit Cluny House Gardens created in 1950s where it had just two large trees at its inception, now home to an abundance of foliage and a home to red squirrels, this attractive garden is sure to be a tranquil day out; further afield you will also discover Bolfracks Estate & Gardens, which hosts many rare and unusual plants for you to examine.

In the nearby town of Pitlochry, treat yourself to a day at Pitlochry Golf, a renowned golf club boasting sweeping views of the Tummel Valley, a very popular destination for golfing enthusiasts.

For the animal lovers, within an hour of the abode is Strathspey Highland Ponies for pony trekking through the Cairngorms, or for a more hands-off approach, the Highland Wildlife Park is also within driving distance and home to many different species from around the world such as polar bears and tigers.

Those feeling energetic will enjoy Landmark Forest Adventure Park, home to Dinosaur Kingdom and a Tropical Hot House.

This park is ideal for a day out as a family, where thrill-seekers can enjoy the rides and the rest can take in the tropical and native plant life.

If you are searching for an outdoor adventure, Beyond Adventure specialises in outdoor pursuits such as kayaking along the wonderful coasts and lochs, whereas the Dalwhinnie distillery lives a short distance from the property for you to truly get a taste of their history and Single Malt whiskey.

Whether it be a relaxing escape or an action-packed holiday exploring your surroundings, choose 1 Station Cottages for your next trip to Scotland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

DALWHINNIE

Strathmashie 9.4 miles; Kingcraig 19.3 miles; Fort William 44.5 miles.

Set amongst the dramatic mountain scenery of Badenoch, the small hamlet of Dalwhinnie is a wonderful base for exploring the bordering countryside. The village is one of the coldest villages in the UK, having an average annual temperature of 6.6oC, making it suitable for winter walking and mountaineering. The destination rests north of Drumochter, just off the A9 road from Perth to Inverness and has been bypassed since 1975. It is 2½ hours drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, 25 miles from Aviemore, 13 from Newtonmore and 17 from Kingussie. Dalwhinnie railway station lies on the Highland Main Line from Perth to Inverness. Why not pop into Dalwhinnie Distillery which is home to the famous Dalwhinnie Single Malt Scotch, part of the Diageo Range. Looking over the flat base of Glen Truim above sea level, the distillery boasts the highest elevation for a working distillery in all of Scotland and provides a delightful Visitor Centre. There are four trails that take in all the sights of Dalwhinnie from the Coachan Wood Viewpoint (3.5 miles) the Distillery Walk (1 mile), Forest Walks (3.5 miles) and the Loch Ericht Walk (1.5 miles).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas