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Wildcat Lodge

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 939095)


(44 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fantastic cabin, in a beautiful place, we got the weather and went home with a tan!"

    Lovely and quiet, beds really comfy and has everything you need

    Thank you for your great feedback Lisa, the weather was really good for the first few days which is an added bonus, sometimes you can actually get four seasons in one week! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2022

  • "Very comfortable, great views, great location."

    Everything you would need was catered for I.e soap powder, dish washer tablets, toilet rolls, variety of kitchen utensil’s although I would add a smaller bowl. Otherwise everything was perfect. We would definitely stay at Wildcat Lodge again and would recommend. Ollie loved the walks around the area and liked the veranda to watch any people that passed, which there wasn’t many!

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Grace, really pleased you would come back - yes it’s great for the dogs, plenty of nice long walks! Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraceMay 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Wildcat Lodge with my husband and our dog."

    Great location with fantastic views. Will definitely be back for another holiday. The jacuzzi was an added bonus and great to go in at night time after lots of walking and sightseeing during the day. The lodge was spacious and comfortable with everything you need. Little gem.

    Hi Lorna thank you for your lovely feedback, really pleased you had a good time and you would come back, Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by LornaApr 2022

  • "Loverly warm cosy cottage set in a beautiful location,the hot tub was a welcome addition after a day of activity’s."

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, really pleased you enjoyed yourselves, Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineMar 2022

  • "It's a great location with all the required facilities."

    Look forward to going back

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    Ideal location to explore Cairngorms and further afield. The lodge is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The park it is set on is very quiet and lodges are well spaced out giving you your own privacy. Lodge has digital TV an WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen. Bedrooms are big and spacious, large decking area with hot tub to relax in. The property also has good parking facilities at the lodge. Local attractions are Approximately 1 hour to Fort William, 1 hour to Inverness and 30 mins to Aviemore, all of which are a nice drive. Dalwhinnie Distillery is about 5 miles away and the nearest town Newtonmore has places to eat and drink and a well stocked supermarket for anything you may need. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by BrynAug 2021

  • "Set in the most beautiful surroundings, these lodges are set well apart from each other, if you're looking for a peaceful, tranquil get away in a stunning location with lots of beautiful places to explore close at hand then Wildcat Lodge is perfect!"

    Reviewed by AstrellaAug 2021

  • "We absolutely loved Wildcat Lodge."

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Lynn and Eck were great."

    The lodge was spotless, hottub was checked regularly the bottle of bubbly was a nice touch too. Lynn and Eck went above our expectations and we're happy to help with any queries we had. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SimoneJun 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable, stunning location, very helpful owners, lovely hot tub, lots of really scenic walks around, plus the river right outside the lodge."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our much needed break, it was well worth the long journey!

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Well spaced out lodge from other lodges."

    Spotlessly clean well maintained hot tub was a bonus fantastic on a dark night seeing all the stars. The owners have thought of everything plenty bin bags dishwasher tablets laundry pods sanitiser wipes and a lovely bottke if processco which was much appreciated . Have already recommended to friends fantastic getaway we will be returning thank you.

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2020

  • "Fantastic location and Lodge is so cozy and warm, you dont want to leave"

    Reviewed by ShantelleSep 2020

  • "Fantastic lodge and the area surrounding us."

    Only bit we didn’t like was the midgee’s which we knew about and were prepared for. Avon skin so soft is well know to keep them away and local sprays are good. The owner was Lovely and there if we needed anything. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Comfortable lodge in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Brilliant place ."

    Peaceful. fantastic scenery great hosts & very helpful & lots to see and done...definitely 10 out of 10 ...5 star accommodation Thank you for a great holiday Karen Sidibeh

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "We were a family of four with two teenage boys."

    Wildcat Lodge was perfect for our post lockdown holiday. The whole property including the hot tub were immaculately clean. Whilst lots of places locally were still closed due to Covid-19 it did not impact on our holiday and we made full use of the great outdoors. The teenagers were very happy with the WiFi!! The lodge is in a fabulous spot and we would be more than happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2020

  • "The lodge was amazing, hot tub brilliant in th snow, owners went above and beyond making sure we were comfortable."

    Reviewed by GillFeb 2020

  • "Wildcat lodge is amazing, the owners went above and beyond to ensure an excellent stay"

    Reviewed by TerrenceJan 2020

  • "We enjoyed being somwhere that felt like home."

    Also the little touches in the cabin ie decorated xmas tree and welcome hamper also flawless deco made our holiday welcoming

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Great lodge, well equipped and owners are lovely and helpful."

    Very central for exploring the cairngorms.

    Reviewed by JadeOct 2019

  • "Lovely lodge in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by RobOct 2019

  • "Immaculate and spotless."

    The nicest place we have stayed in. Have booked to return next year.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "This was one of our best holidays, in no small part due to the lovely accommodation."

    We arrived to a bottle of Prosecco and got straight in the hot tub after our long journey. It’s one of those places where the people who own it really care, and have thought of absolutely every little detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The kitchen is really well equipped with everything you need to make proper dinners if you so desire! It’s decorated beautifully too - I particularly liked the modern country Scottish type feel, I really liked the style of the kitchen and the light pink tartan/deer motif bedroom! The views from the decking were lovely and sitting out there on the little bench with a coffee before the kids woke up each day was fabulous! We have teenagers and they loved it too - there was Netflix and WiFi

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2019

  • "The lodge was very clean , we had a lovely time in the hot tub great location for seeing the sights"

    Reviewed by CliffordJul 2019

  • "Excellent lodge, clean, tidy and very good location."

    Friendly owners with the added bonus of a hot tub!

    Reviewed by FrancesMay 2019

  • "This was a lovely lodge."

    Lovely owners who left us prosecco and home made tablet. Nice wee touch. Robes left for hot tub aswell. They had thought of everything! Lynne and eck the owners are great couldnt do enough for their guests. Great fire as well. We had a great time and ate already looking to book for next year. Great views from lodge too and lots of walks for dogs too.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2019

  • "Wildcat Lodge is in a beautiful setting on a quiet site."

    Lynn and Eck are lovely. Lodge is spotless, with everything you need. Added bonus is the hot tub. Anyone liking Scotland would love Wildcat and the surrounding area. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "The lodge is in an amazing location and the owners can’t do enough for you."

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2018

  • "Fantastic lodge, very clean and wee equipped would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "We've had an amazing holiday at this beautiful lodge."

    I cannot fault anything about the accommodation-everything has been thought of by the lovely owners who have gone over and above to ensure that guests have a lovely holiday here. There is so much to see and do in the area too. One of the best family holidays we've ever been on and we have lots of lovely memories. We will be back one day in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by CarleyAug 2018

  • "Excellent lodge in a cracking location."

    Having previously spoken with the owner regards key collection we were soon in the lodge. The site is very clean, tranquil & peaceful. The lodge is very well equipped & the added extras supplied by the owners were really appreciated. The lodge is an excellent base to explore The Cairngorms, there are excellent links to go further North or across to Fort William. We particularly enjoyed the hottub after our walking days. We really did enjoy our stay & would recommend this as a great base for a holiday in The Highlands.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "We had an absolute amazing week in this gorgeous lodge with gorgeous views, couldn't have asked for any more."

    The owners went out their way to extend a very warm welcoming & provided everything we needed & more. The suggestions for thing's to do & places to go were very thoughtful too. We were sad to leave the Wildcat Lodge & will definitely recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Fantastic location great facilities exactly as advertised if not better"

    Reviewed by ScottMay 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful tranquil setting, the lodge was very well equipped with ..."

    Lovely peaceful tranquil setting, the lodge was very well equipped with everything that you needed, beds were comfortable, it was a great base to explore the surrounding area, we went up Ben Nevis on the cable car at fort william, went to the wildlife park and saw the baby polar bear with mum ( my personal highlight ) up the funicular railway at the Cairngorms at aviemore what breath taking scenery it’s colder up there so you need your jacket, Loch Morlich is a Beautiful setting with a small beach great to people watching to see water sports, the hot tub at the lodge is an absolute God send especially after your days out it’s so relaxing and enjoyable to sit in with a tipple of your choice, dressing gowns are provided a lovely touch too, and a nice bottle of prosecco from the owners on arrival, we met the owners when we arrived they were very nice and friendly and offered to drive us back and forth from Newtonmore if we wanted, which we thought was very generous of them, we did get the bikes out of the shed and had a cycle round the site the weather was good so that was a bonus would we stayed for a week from 7/04 - 14/04 2018 we would definately recommend this lodge for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2018

  • "A stunning cabin in an exquisite location, peaceful and quiet yet close enough to drive to any amenities you should require."

    Already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2017

  • "This log cabin is just fab well equipped with everything you need and the owners are very welcoming definitely be back"

    Reviewed by JanineOct 2017

  • "Everything was absolutely perfect."

    The accommodation was exactly as described and the owners are very accommodating!

    Reviewed by AaronSep 2017

  • "The lodge was fantastic and the ease of booking with Sykes was excellent."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Great location, owners were very helpful and would book it again next year"

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2017

  • "Lovely very well equipped accommodation in a stunning location."

    Lots of lovely walks from the lodge or just a short drive away. Plenty to see and do without driving miles.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2017

  • "The owners were extremely kind and responsive and the hot tub was perfect after mountain walks"

    Reviewed by IanMay 2017

  • "The location of this log cabin in excellent for anyone wanting a quiet holiday, it is situated in an excellent location for people who want to see a bit of Scotland , and an ideal base for hill walkers as you can cover both the Cairngorm and Nevis range which are both within one hours drive away."

    The log cabin is very clan and well maintained, it also has wifi which is very useful when looking for information on places to visit although there is plenty of information within the lodge, there is also the added bonus of the hot tub where you can relax or for the more energetic there are mountain bike in the shed and lots of tracks to use. one of the best parts of the holiday was watching the young deer walking freely around the park and the red squirrels running around.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2016

  • "Had a fantastic week at wildcat lodge - brilliant lodge - very comfortable - all mod cons & hot tub was lovely after a walk in the mountains."

    Met owners Eck & Lyn who are lovely & live locally if you have any problems - which we didn't. Had such a great time in such a lovely chalet that we have already booked to return next May

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "Lovely accommodation well located"

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and gas fire
  • Electric central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart Tv with Netflix (Subscription required) CD/radio, WiFi, DVD player
  • selection of books, and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 4 bikes with helmets to be used at own risk
  • Decked balcony with seating and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

The property

Newtonmore 3 miles.

This very well-presented log cabin is situated in a stunning open setting in a quiet site with direct access to the woods, close to the village of Newtonmore, in the Cairngorms National Park.

A real home-from-home this cabin is ideal for a couple on a romantic break, a family group or group of friends who will all love the peaceful ambience of the location and appreciate the luxury of a private hot tub from which the surrounding hills can be fully appreciated whilst sipping a glass of something sparkling.

The comfortable living area has a touch of welcoming tartan and a very well-equipped kitchen where tasty meals can be easily prepared.

There are two smart bedrooms and also a sofa bed in the sitting area, providing some flexibility if required.

French doors from the sitting area give direct access onto the decked balcony which is a perfect spot for a quiet read or pre-dinner glass of wine, along with a dip in the hot tub.

The Cairngorm National Park is a truly magical location for a holiday as it offers everything you would expect of the largest national park in the United Kingdom.

Aviemore is close by and offers a diverse range of activities for all ages.

Skiiing, of course, in the winter time along with mountain biking, pony trekking, archery, quad bike trails, sled dog riding and so much more.

Wildlife lovers will be in their element here as the high mountains and ancient forests attract wildcats, capercaillie and pine martens along with golden eagles too.

Be sure to take a ride up the Cairngorm Mountain on the Funicular Railway as no matter what the weather the view is magnificent.

A wonderful holiday location with something for everyone and a top notch holiday home to return to and relax in at the end of a busy day with a soak in your own wonderful hot tub.

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About the location


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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