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Foinaven

Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 967487)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We were disappointed with the cleanliness and maintenance of Foinaven, which is a shame because the location is great, and someone has put care and attention into setting the house up, then it has been left to get grubby, dusty and tired looking."

    We spent our first day cleaning, hoovering, shopping for a non-slip bathmat to replace the discoloured one in the bathroom, and buying several air fresheners. The loose wooden slat on the top bunk was unsafe and the shower head held up by an elastoplast was off-putting.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2022

  • "Loved the house and the backyard perfect for our dog."

    However there were a few issues: 1. Toilet seat needs repair/replaced. 2. Shower head fell down each time water came through, requiring us to hold shower while trying to wash. Also a leak from the hose. 4. Outside needs much T.L.C. grass, plants even weeds all over grown. This together with windows all extremely dirty, gave the property an air of non-use or abandonment. 5. Not withstanding the foregoing, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay but could have been even better had the above been attended to.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2022

  • "Cottage great with everything you could possibly need."

    Smashing walks from the cottage for our puppy. Short walk to supermarket and 25 min walk (with 19 week old puppy!) to Aviemore centre. Back garden secure with lovely decking and garden furniture although pretty untidy with loads of branches that puppy thought was for eating. Steam trains pass and saw the flying Scotsman too! All in all a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Really lovely property."

    Very comfortable & spacious. Kitchen is really well equipped & the garden is a lovely bonus & great if you have a dog. The area is really quiet & we barely noticed the trainline behind the house. Can’t fault it at all & we’d definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by KatyFeb 2022

  • "This was our third stay at Foinaven."

    We checked in on 23rd December and we were really touched to find that a xmas hamper had been left for us. It was a lovely gesture and added to a lovely stay over the festive period. Foinaven is a comfortable and well equipped bungalow ideally situated in Aviemore.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "Great base to visit Aviemore and the Cairngorms."

    Short walk in to town but still quiet, great views of the steam train going by, the listing says there is construction work taking place nearby but this is now complete so no noise to worry about.

    Reviewed by ScottDec 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Foinaven and we have a third one booked."

    Comfortable and well equipped in an ideal location .

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "This was a last minute booking as our other cottage cancelled after we'd set off."

    Foinaven was nothing like what we'd originally planned but was perfect for our needs. The property bedrooms are spacious and the facilities are good. It's really close to the town which has eateries, takeaways and supermarkets so made the holiday easy. We also managed a few walks from the door or there are lochs under 30 minutes away.

    Reviewed by JessAug 2021

  • "Holiday home was very clean and comfortable and in a great location."

    We barely noticed the construction site and enjoyed watching the steam train pass by. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RobynJul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Would definitely recommend it. It has everything you need and within easy reach of the town centre.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2021

  • "Only a trickle of hot water from kitchen and bathroom taps."

    But everything else ticked most of the boxes. Clean, warm, no noise, never heard a thing from the building site, only saw two trains pass the rear of the property, pity.Near to the village, just a short walk to the nearest shops, chipper, and Pizza place. Loads of walks for the dogs, if you enjoy cycling or running, the path to Boat o Garten is fantastic, the views perfect. Yes really enjoyed our stay, already booked our summer holidays 2021for this property

    Reviewed by CharlieSep 2020

  • "Everything was as it should be."

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "We had a fab time in the bungalow, it was in a lovely quiet location, 10 minute walk to the town centre, 20 minutes to the pub."

    plenty of incredible walks and breathtaking scenery all accesible from the doorstep. The rental property was very cozy, immaculate and perfect for us. We loved our holiday in Aviemore and this particular rental property so we re-booked again for next year. We were all very sad to leave.. had a great holiday thank you.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage in a beautiful location xx"

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location, well kept."

    Very happy family.

    Reviewed by GregAug 2020

  • "Aviemore is a lovely place to stay in and use as a base for exploring the Cairngorms and beyond."

    We had planned to do some winter sports but there wasn't enough snow. It was fantastic for hiking though and I was sad to have to leave at the end of our holidays. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by KarinDec 2019

  • "We stayed at a pet friendly 2 bedroom semi-detached bungalow which was perfect for our needs."

    The kitchen looked quite new and was well equipped if you wished to prepare meals on a daily basis. We liked walking and the property was ideally located for a small stroll into town.

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2019

  • "Holiday house in good location to be able to walk into town centre."

    Lovely area and lots to do outside and on a rainy day. We enjoyed hill walking and mountain biking, visiting Wildlife park and Highland Museum. Steam railway is amazing and staff are all volunteers and work hard to keep this piece of history alive. Holiday property is quite tired looking with floors not that clean, skirting boards and door surrounds have not seen a duster for a long time, tea towel in kitchen we didn't use, bought one and brought it home. Wardrobe in double bedroom needs to be put out, smells foustie, check out the spelling, but it doesn't have a pleasant aroma, and area of decking to sit out is less than inviting. Having said this, we did have a super time visiting this lovely area. Aviemore itself is busy and not attractive but if you journey out a few minutes from bars and coffee shops the area is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by ShonaAug 2019

  • "Overall we had a lovely holiday however we were a little disappointed by the property as it was on an estate and felt a bit odd lacking the character that other places we have stayed at had."

    I also think the lack of drying facilities i.e. heated towel rail or tumble dryer was an issue when it was wet (an outside clothes dryer is not ideal when it’s raining)

    Reviewed by KateMay 2019

  • "I have booked via Sykes before and have always been pleased"

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2019

  • "Have used you before and have no hesitation in recommending you to friends"

    Reviewed by WalterMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, so cosy and warm and very clean on arrival."

    Every detail thought of and so homely but not cluttered, lovely and modern and tidy. Really comfy beds, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting room with great eating area. Modern bathroom and great outdoor area with drying facilities. Local shops only minutes away, 10/15 min walk to town centre. Really near loads of nice dog walks. So relaxing, will definitely be back! Was a real haven and could have stayed another week!

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2019

  • "It was absolutely fantastic and perfect for what was required!"

    Close enough to walk into town and detailed information pack on arrival. Small issue when first arrived which was dealt with efficiently and caused no problem to our experience!

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2019

  • "Great property and a nice touch with the hamper"

    Reviewed by ScottDec 2018

  • "When we arrived at the cottage after a 10 hour journey (this was due a diversion on the A9 of 1 and 1/2 hrs, not your fault just added to the strain of the day) the cottage had not been cleaned or linens changed since the last people had left."

    I called the management agency, the number was located in the information file. They advised they thought it was clean and had not been in that day to check. They advised that they were aware we were coming and had made a mistake. We all make mistakes, although I was surprised. We were asked to leave the cottage for up to 2hrs so it could be cleaned. As you can imagine this was not ideal. We were tired, hungry and needed to rest after such a long drive. I was not happy at all. We returned to the cottage at 6.30 and it had been cleaned, it was just something we did not need. I hope this does not happen again. I felt it had to be brought to your attention as it tainted the holiday experience.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2018

  • "Cottage was adequate for our purposes, but as a modern semi on a housing estate definitely lacking in character compared to most Sykes Cottages."

    One shortcoming was there was nowhere to dry towels - needed a bathroom radiator or heated towel rail.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2018

  • "Great location."

    Nice quiet walk/cycle away from main road into center. Steam train passes right by the house - amazing view, it only passes a few times a day so it's not a problem. House very nice, beds very comfy. Minor issue with bathroom was fixed super quick by a local tradesman - great response. Coat hanging space at the backdoor would have been handy. No drying frame for inside - there is a line outside but weather was poor so we couldn't use it after washing a few items. Full access to Sky Movie package which is great for the evenings.

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 single and 1 children's bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • washing machine, TV with Freeview, WIFI, cot and highchair
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage shed
  • Rear decking and gravel with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note - To the rear of the property beyond the steam railway there is a new hospital being built
  • This is out of the property owners control and may cause slight disruption during your stay
  • If you have further queries on this, please contact us

The property

Foinaven is a beautifully appointed bungalow resting just outside of Aviemore's town centre in the scenic Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

At the front of the property sits a light and fresh vestibule area with plenty of space to kick off your muddy boots and hang up your coat after a long, tiring day of exploring this scenic area.

Heading left from the entrance you arrive at a delightful, neutrally decorated living dining room, perfect to put your feet up and chill out.

Step through and discover the two pleasant, clay tone bedrooms, one with a bunk bed and a single bed, perfect for children to come and stay.

Make the most of the stunning family bathroom by enjoying a long, relaxing soak at the end of an eventful day.

The interior of Foinaven is topped off with a classy kitchen, an excellent space to cook a delicious family meal for all to enjoy.

In the summer, sit out in your secure, enclosed garden with a pleasant decking for you to use, there is even lockable storage for your bikes should you want to cycle the multitude of trails on your doorstep.

Aviemore is a wonderful destination for an outdoor holiday, with fishing, walking, sailing and birdwatching aplenty in the area.

The National Park is also accessible, with a day in the beautiful city available in Inverness 30 miles away, showcasing incredible architecture and a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Foinaven provides warming accommodation for any time of year.

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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"!

To the rear of the property beyond the steam railway there is a new hospital being built. This is out of the property owners control and may cause slight disruption during your stay. If you have further queries on this, please contact us.