Pilmuir is a lovingly converted coaching inn, resting amongst the spectacular Cairngorms National Park and just two miles from the charming village of Boat of Garten.
A wealth of fabulous outdoor activities is available close by, as well as a number of unmissable towns and villages, making this detached cottage an ideal base for groups of friends and family seeking a fun-filled getaway.
The property sits amongst three acres of land; enter into a handy boot room/utility where you can kick off your muddy boots and put your clothes straight into the wash after a scenic countryside trek.
Then, step into the welcoming open-plan living area for a night in with your loved ones, a stunning feature fireplace hosts a woodburning stove which makes the snug sitting area that bit more relaxing.
A social dining table and a cream-coloured and extensively well-equipped kitchen complete the layout in charming style compete with a range cooker, slow cooker, breadmaker including children's cutlery and plates through to spices for lovely home cooked family meals.
The ground floor also occupies a well-presented king-size bedroom with a extra sofa, and a stunning modern shower room with attractive tiles and a walk-in corner shower.
The staircase takes you to the first floor, which rests comfortably under the sloping ceiling.
Up here you will find three bedrooms offering a variety of arrangements to suit all guests; a family room sleeping four, a double with and a single room, all are complete in splendid and calming fashion.
Also on the upper level rests a bright and airy family bathroom with a shower over the bath.
Roam the gardens at your leisure to appreciate this serene rural location; you can make the most of the woodland, the patio and a wonderful covered hut with an extra heater so you can sit out and unwind at any time of day.
Boat of Garten is a delightful holiday base, the village provides a choice of lovely amenities as well as a golf and tennis club.
From here there is a wealth of fabulous outdoor activities you can make the most of, from walking and cycling to fishing and skiing, there is something to suit all tastes and seasons.
Also, be sure to visit the stunning and well-appointed towns of Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, both with much to offer the visitor in terms of amenities and things to do, with the cottage sitting exactly between the two towns and the cottage hosts the halfway stone marker.
A stay at Pilmuir promises a Cairngorms retreat that you will never forget.
Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size with armchair and window seat, 1 x double with armchair, 1 x family room with double and bunks, 1 x single. Landing area has a work space. Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.
About the location
BOAT OF GARTEN
Aviemore 7 miles; Grantown-on-Spey 7 miles.
Boat of Garten is a small village situated in the Cairngorms National Park near the River Spey. Due to its rural location, the village is a great base for those seeking to discover the impressive, rugged landscape of the region and the abundance of wildlife that resides here. Due to its close proximity to the large population of Ospreys at RSPB: Loch Garten, the village is also known as Osprey Village. In the village itself, you can find the family run 1896 Gallery and Coffee Shop, Anderson's Restaurant, a Post Office, a wine shop, a couple of cafes and The Boat Hotel, where you spend an evening dining out in style. Enjoy fishing on the River Spey, or play a round of golf at the Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club, which boasts an 18-hole course designed by professional golfer and golf-course architect, James Braid. The village is a short drive from the town of Aviemore, where you can enjoy outdoor activities all year round; enjoy skiing in the winter months, or walk, climb and cycle through the summer. Also nearby is the Caledonian Pine Forest, with many marked walks and trails to explore. Boat of Garten is a wonderful spot from which to enjoy a holiday exploring this stunning national park.