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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was ideally located and suited to our party of golfers."

    Everything was clean and a nice big well equipped kitchen. Owners helpful and pleasant to deal with. If there was one issue of criticism it would be of the Sykes Holiday Cottages business method. A week before leaving I was concerned about not being able to have any direct contact with owners (had in the past turned up at a booked cottage and been unable to gain access). The only way of contacting Sykes was by way of text which they responded to some hours later. They were reluctant to provide contact details for owner and best they could do was provide an out of hours number for Sykes. However, some days later they then did send a final email ........... which did contain the owners contact details so all was good. Seemed a strange way of conducting business.

    Thank you for feed back. It's good to know that you enjoyed your holiday in our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "Spacious, warm, cosy and all mod cons."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it really appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Our family had a wonderful stay at Glencanisp."

    Diane and Ian were so helpful and accommodating. The property itself is in an excellent location and is very well equipped, particularly the kitchen. There were so many helpful little touches such as leaving dishwasher tablets and bin bags, not to mention the jar in the kitchen filled with tasty treats! Would highly recommend the property to any family visiting Aviemore. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Well thank you for your lovely feed back, it was really appreciated. Good to know you had a wonderful stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very nice property with everything you could possible need."

    Very convenient for restaurants and shops. Plenty of off-street parking. Very nice helpful owners. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and good to know you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lilian5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our family had a lovely comfortable stay in Glencanisp ."

    The villa easily accommodated our family and had everything we needed to meet our needs. Diane and Ian were both very helpful pre and post stay and provided lots of information on local events/activities as well as eateries.

    Thank you Caroline for your lovely feedback. Good to know you all enjoyed your stay over the New Year in 'Glencanisp' and the Highlands. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved to be here, worth every penny."

    In case we plan again a holiday in the Cairngorms we definitely book the cosy Glencanisp.

    Thank you so much Thomas and Family for the positive comments and for being such lovely guest. You are well back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "The next time we come to Aviemore we will certainly check availability of Glencanisp first."

    A delightful property in a prime location.

    Thank you , good to know you both enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house, was everything we needed."

    One of the best-equipped holiday lets we've visited. Thoughtful touches from the owners like providing laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets was really appreciated. There was plenty of comfortable socialising space for our party of 7. Recommend without hesitation.

    Many thanks for your feed back Angela. Always good to know when guest have enjoyed staying in Glencanisp. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Glencanisp is a beautiful property situated right in the heart of Aviemore."

    The house itself is absolutely charming and has every comfort and convenience you would wish for. The owners, Ian and Diane, were delightful to deal with. I would unreservedly recommend this property to anyone holidaying in Aviemore. We will most definitely be booking it again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feed back. Hope to see you all again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really nice place go stay Very clean Very comfortabke Very well located"

    Thank you, good to know you had a comfortable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable and spacious for the 8 adults on our trip, with lots of table space for boardgames."

    We really enjoyed being close to some beautiful walks as well as the cafés and shops of Aviemore. The kitchen was well equipped too, so lots of opportunity for cooking and eating together! There's a bus stop right outside the property, which is handy for heading further out of Aviemore for walks, but they aren't very frequent so having a car is preferable for exploring further afield.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and that you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2023

  • "A comfortable family cottage which suited our purposes well."

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant location and a wonderful host."

    I would love to return!

    Thank you John for your lovely comments. Hopefully we will see you again before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "What an amazing holiday house - close to town, good size and facilities, really nicely kept and cleaned, and beautiful views too."

    Owners were lovely and very helpful. We stayed with 4 adults and 4 kids under 4yo - plenty of space and things to do. Thank you very much!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and smashing to know that we are doing something right for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Accommodation clean and tidy."

    Comfortable. Diane and Ian very helpful. Plenty of room Drying facilities. Good location.

    Thank you for the positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great base for a multi-generational family visit to the highlands."

    Kitchen really well equipped, with a fab huge table that easily fitted all 7 of us round. Utility room was PERFECT for drying soggy ski gear: toasty warm boots the next morning! Beds lovely and comfortable, and good showers. Log fires were a bonus treat. The porch and garden room offered nice opportunities for quieter times, too. Only slight issue was the relatively small snug / living room - very cosy if we were all in there, but not always great angles for watching tv. But after a long day skiing, it wasn’t a big deal. Plus the lovely footstool / seat was great for achy legs. House is well located for walking into town for supplies / beers, and great parking. Would have been nice to have used the garden table, but February weather was against us (unsurprisingly).

    Thank you for your lovely feed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greg4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    It is spacious, clean, comfortable beds and very welcoming owners. Had a Fantastic holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and good to know enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Glencanisp was very well situated."

    It was very convenient for the amenities in Aviemore. It was also very well equipped and comfortable. However, some of the furniture and decorations were a little tired. The driveway was very narrow and difficult to negotiate if you parked at the front of the house.

    Reviewed by John4.1Aug 2022

  • "Have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in this lovely house."

    It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable! Fresh flowers in the lounge and kitchen was a lovely touch! Beds very comfortable too! Only slightly negative comment is the seating in the lounge........there were six of us and just enough seating for us but don't think eight adults would manage. We all enjoyed our stay very much, had beautiful weather, and wouldn't hesitate to return to this lovely house.

    Thank you for your feed back, always good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful family home with all our needs of 3 couples catered for."

    The owners live locally and even delivered a 2 pin adapter immediately upon my request. All the bed linen and towels are excellent quality.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and good to know you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in January Ideal location, very spacious and ultra well equipped."

    Loved the layout and furnishings in the house, made it it very homely and welcoming. Couldn't have wanted for more!!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feed back. Always good to know that guests enjoyed their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property was perfect for our group of 8 adults and fully equipped for us to cook and stay in by the Wood burning fires, but we noticed it catered excellently for families as well."

    The house was spacious giving everyone room to either be together or go off on their own. Communication with the owners was excellent. I would highly recommend this property to anyone staying in this area

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay at glencanisp, lovely house which had everything we needed."

    Really appreciated the washing machine and dryer as there was a lot of mud in aviemore at this time of year!

    Reviewed by Abbi5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful House, well equipped."

    Situated in a great location, 5 minutes walk from Aviemore amenities. Great base for walking in the highlands.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was fantastic large and comfortable with all amenities, in a central location for all shops, resteraunts and bars etc would recommend for large families or groups ."

    Balavoulin hotel and Cairngorm hotel were the best we tried, overall ambience and food and drink was the Balavoulin, best food was the Cairngorm Hotel

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location both for the town and for all attractions, Landmark etc."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2020

  • "House and location were brilliant."

    Lovely property. The only thing that proved a bit of a problem was the height of the bottom step at the front and back doors. I had my mother and mother in law with us and they struggled getting up the steps. Maybe putting hand rails either side would really make this easier for older guests. Otherwise everything else was faultless.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Jan 2020

  • "Glencanisp feels like home."

    So comfortable, well equipped, centrally located in beautiful surroundings with so much to do and see. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2019

  • "A nice property in a stunning location."

    The owners were super-friendly & helpful, and the cottage was a warm, well-equipped, and comfortable. It was a home-from-home from which it was easy to explore the area. The downstairs shower room was in need of redecoration and seating in the lounge was somewhat limited for the capacity of the house, but we would still happily visit again & would recommend the property to friends and family. To be honest the house was comfortable & perfectly adequate, but it's what's outside the window that you're really there to enjoy... the Cairngorms is an absolutely awesome location (in the truest sense of the word) & Scotland is incomparable in it's beauty...

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "We have recently returned from a weeks holiday in Glencanisp House, Aviemore and can not recommend it highly enough."

    There were six of us staying there and we had a fantastic stay there, although the weather was mixed. The house was spotlessly clean and really well equipped with everything that we could need. It was well positioned for walking into Aviemore and for food shopping which was a five minute walk away. There was plenty of room for all of our cars, vans, bikes and a motorcycle. Our hosts were helpful and easy to contact especially when we had a power cut (which turned out to be a local power Cut). Their instructions were clear and precise from all information on how to get to the house to how to use the heating, cooker, wifi etc. The six of us are hoping to revisit the house again next year for another great holiday.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house is truly excellent."

    It is well-siutated though you have to get used to the noise during the nigth coming from the main road. The bedrooms are very neat with excellent beds. We enjoyed the large, very well-equipped kitchen and the place behind the house to sit and chat. The bathrooms are very good and it is good to have three toilets. A few of us enjoyed the bath-tub!

    Reviewed by Armin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful house, incredibly well equipped, especially for children."

    My one year old son had a ball, and the facilities exceeded my expectations for him - stair gate, fire guard, toys etc. The house was very clean and really lovely, situated a 5 minute walk from the centre of Aviemore. I would definitely recommend this house, especially if you have children.

    Reviewed by Brothaigh5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was well heated and with the addition of 2 log burners with a good supply of fuel, all included it felt very cosy and homely."

    There was plenty of room inside and parking off road. The location is central yet not too close to the noisier town centre. It made an excellent base for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Glencanisp is a First Class house set in a beautiful part of Scotland."

    The house is exceptional with everything you could need for a very comfortable holiday. Aviemore has lots to do within a short distance, most notably The Highland Folk Museum and The Highland Wildlife Park, neither should be missed. Myself and family had a great weeks holiday, though a week is not enough to enjoy all this place has to offer, consequently we all hope to return to Glencanisp in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2018

  • "It was a brilliant cottage home from home, the beds were the best ever."

    The owners made us very welcome and they were very informative about places to visit during our stay. Great week away highly recommended for any age group. Well done Skye's another five star stay.

    Reviewed by Gaye5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great location in aviemore."

    Quick to walk into the town , local pubs and restaurants. House spacious and has everything to make a comfortable base for a holiday .

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is a lovely, warm and comfortable house, with great access to all the fantastic amenities of Aviemore."

    Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2018

  • "Glencanisp was a delight - roomy, comfortable, cosy and with a very comprehensive range of high-quality fixtures and fittings."

    Our extended family found a range of contents to suit everyone, with very thoughtful extras ranging from hot water bottles to bath toys for the children. The beds were very comfortable, with high quality bedding, and the two shower rooms plus charming bathroom served the 4 double bedrooms very well. The kitchen was huge and extremely well-equipped. I would highly recommend this accommodation and Sykes Cottages for ease and security of booking, with frequent updates and helpful information.

    Reviewed by Norma4.8Feb 2018

  • "A lovely, warm and tastefully furnished cottage; well equipped with everything you could ask for, excellent communication with cottage owner."

    I would highly recommend and definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2017

  • "Great cottage, perfect for our group of 6, close to the local shops bars etc only a 5-10 minute walk."

    Ratio of 4 beds to 3 bathroom was perfect. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.8Sep 2017

  • "The mattress on the single beds where hard"

    Reviewed by D4.8Jul 2017

  • "The house is really lovely and we were very comfortable there - very well equiped and lots of thoughtful touches."

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Feb 2017

  • "Glencanisp is an excellent cottage in a fabulous location."

    The cottage has an array of facilities and met the needs of our stay perfectly.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, great location will book again, great space for all the family ."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2016

  • "Perfect for whole family- 4 grandchildren, their parents and us as grandparents."

    Good living spaces, comfortable beds. Good location - easy walking distance to facilities

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Oct 2016

  • "Loved location and facilities within house."

    Aviemore had so much to offer will go back to same house

    Reviewed by Christina4.8Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, comfy seating and multi-fuel stove
  • Utility/drying room
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with multi-fuel stove
  • Two sun rooms.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stoves
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Sky, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen parties
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: No workers/contractors

The property

A tastefully-presented detached stone cottage in the heart of Aviemore in the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

Superbly appointed throughout, this spacious and very well-equipped Aviemore cottage oozes comfort and style, and is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to enjoy the wonderful array of activities available in and around Aviemore.

This Aviemore cottage has bright and spacious accommodation set over two floors, with four well-proportioned bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower) on the first floor, along with the family bathroom.

The ground floor of this Aviemore cottage offers generous accommodation for relaxation, with a lovely sun room to the front, a sumptuous sitting room with multi-fuel stove and a large kitchen with dining area, sofa and another multi-fuel stove.

To complete the ground floor accommodation is a small sun room at the rear overlooking the quiet private garden.

This Aviemore cottage is ideally situated close to the vibrant town centre, which as you would expect has much to offer in terms of shopping, dining and lively pubs.

The Cairngorms National Park is not only famous for its outdoor pursuits, but also for its stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife.

Just a few miles south of Aviemore is Kincraig and the Loch Insh Watersports Centre, where young and old can participate in canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, archery and so much more.

Whilst still in Kincraig, a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park, open all year round, is a must.

So much to see and do here, but at the end of a busy day, returning to your Aviemore cottage will be a joy!

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-70130-F

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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"!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas