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Creag Dhubh

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 19880)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed here 6 years ago which was lovely, but think it needs a bit of updating now."

    Front room was very dark with red lamp shades, my husband couldn't read a book due to his eye sight, tv is very small. The radiators need bleeding they were only getting hot half way up so we we're cold due to it being November, having the oil heater was a god send. Toilet seat was broken. Bins on sight we're very full.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "A lovely little lodge that had everything we needed within it."

    The hot tub was a lovely little bonus at the end of each day. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by StaceyOct 2021

  • "There were several maintenance problems."

    Shower head broken. Badly fitting toilet seat, slipped to the side. Broken decking board by the entrance door. Damp/mould smell under the sink. Wardrobe un-usable due to storage of linen and cleaning materials which would make ones clothes smell. There was an old dressing gown with used tissues in the pocket left in another wardrobe. With the Covid protocol rules set out for visitors, we feel they were not adhered to by the owners and that we left the place cleaner than we found it. Compared to other lodges on the site, Craeg Dhubh appears a little tired and in need of some renovation. We would not stay there again, but will not let this experience stop us considering another Sykes property.

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2021

  • "Again we had a great time was very comfortable and every thing we needed the ..."

    Again we had a great time was very comfortable and every thing we needed the only thin that let's the place down is the shower could do with renewing and the decking could be fixed up but we will definitely be using this property again

    Reviewed by John & LindaJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the cabin which was clean and comfortable but certain areas need a little TLC"

    Reviewed by EvelynJun 2021

  • "An excellent base for exploring the Cairngorms, and in a good quiet location."

    Hot tub was good to relax in after a day’s walking and the bed was comfy. However, the lodge is dated and could do with a refurb, especially the bathroom. Several items in the kitchen were dirty or greasy, so hadn’t been cleaned before our arrival. There was a leak in the lodge which left the bedroom floor wet for the duration of the stay. There was also a rodent in the lodge, which ate some of our food, which is less than ideal.

    Reviewed by JackJun 2021

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable lodge, with the added bonus of a hot tub."

    On a lovely campsite with fabulous scenery.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2021

  • "Had a very lovely time at this cosy cabin!"

    Quick drive to so many places like Aviemore where we spent most of our times in. The hot tub was lush, such a delight especially after a long day exploring. Brought some kitchen stuff but didn’t need to use it as the cabin was already equipped with most things. This was our engagement getaway which were made special by this lovely cabin. Will come back here again.

    Reviewed by CheskaNov 2020

  • "The cabin based in a beautiful part of Scotland on a quiet site."

    The cabin was well presented, clean and well equipped. The hot tub was a fabulous addition to the cabin and serviced every other day

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Creag Dhubh is a lovely comfortable and cosy lodge in a beautiful part of the Highlands."

    It's well placed to visit many different areas nearby and there's plenty walking if that's what you enjoy. The caravan park was closed while we were there so it was very peaceful. Watch out for the red squirrels and red deer which you might spot in the woods nearby or even on the site! It was great to have the hot-tub which we made use of every evening. A lovely way to relax after a day's walking. We had a couple of minor issues which were very quickly resolved by the caretaker Julie.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "The location was amazing."

    The oven was filthy, the tv didn’t work, the door was held closed with a screwdriver and the toilet seat was broken . The fridge also was glued together inside !We were very disappointed . To be fair the lodge is very ‘tired’ and could do with an overhaul.

    Thanks for your feedback. As per previous communications, we are sorry that the property did not meet your expectations and that a number of issues arose during your stay. We are very proud of our property and have received many positive reviews including from the guests that visited in the the weeks before and after you. Creag Dhubh is in a rural area. This, combined with the ongoing Covid situation and the recent re-opening of the tourism sector has resulted in the few local tradespeople being very busy so when issues do arise it is not always possible to address them immediately. Our local agent visited the property twice during your stay to try and resolve the issues and we managed to get trades from Inverness to visit at short notice and significant cost. You requested, and were given financial compensation for the issues during your stay and we are sorry that you felt the need to leave this review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KayAug 2020

  • "Loose toilet seat which was a bit akward - otherwise a great stay just by the Spey river and within a stonethrow of the exact centre of Scotland."


    Reviewed by AlexJul 2020

  • "The location was perfect."

    Absolutely amazing week stay. Would definitely rebook again and have already recommended to friends

    Reviewed by BlainJul 2020

  • "There was a draft coming through the double doors which lead onto the decking, they were both sticking quite badly and couldn't be closed properly."

    In the wind and cold weather this was a little uncomfortable at times. The extra touches were lovely, board games etc. The floor in the bathroom is a little warn and well used and some of the decor etc is a little tired, but on the whole we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2020

  • "We were delighted with our stay at this lodge."

    ..the welcome gifts were such a lovely touch and the hot tub was amazing after a few long days of walking. Would highly recommend this Lodge and Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2019

  • "Stayed at this lodge 3 times now each time as good as the last only reason for not booking this year is the uncertainty of travel restrictions."

    I look forward to be able to visit again always stayed in winter time and the hot tub is fantastic when there's a fluttering of snow coming down highly recommended for couples and small families.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2019

  • "Location was fab, loads to do in surrounding areas."

    Lodge was lovely and the site was so peaceful.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "We had a great week away the cabin was very good clean a wee home from home in a ..."

    We had a great week away the cabin was very good clean a wee home from home in a fantastic area with lots to do wish we stayed longer

    Reviewed by John & LindaJul 2019

  • "Had a great few days at the lodge."

    Easy to find and nice location. Well equipped and very comfortable we would definitely recommend to friends and family and we will return again

    Reviewed by KennyMar 2019

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    Excellent communication with the owner. Providing a small bottle of spirit and biscuits was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by AilsaFeb 2019

  • "Everything was brilliant, we had our best Christmas ever."

    So much to see and do around the area. There was great little touches around the cabin to welcome us too!

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2018

  • "Gorgeous lodge in a peaceful setting."

    Cleanliness was to a high standard. Hot tub was amazing. Very well stocked lodge with games, books and DVD'S. Look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2018

  • "Owner has great communications , questions answered quickly before arrival date and all information required spot on ."

    Property very well presented, everything you could need was supplied & a few extra nice touches once in property

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2018

  • "Prettig verblijf en een fijne locatie."

    Reviewed by LiaSep 2018

  • "Overall very nice."

    But the cottage its self is very run down from the pictures and for what we payed I was very disappointed. The 2 entry doors either dont close or dont open properly. The decking has lost all its colour and is flaky and the wood on the rail is badly rotted. Thanks

    We were disappointed to see your feedback regarding your stay at Creag Dhubh, as you had emailed us separately to advise that you had enjoyed your holiday and were hoping to return next year. The photos on the website were taken by Sykes and uploaded in September 2018.I'm sorry you had problems with the doors during your stay. The issues were temporary and due to the exceptional summer temperatures in July which caused the timbers to expand and the doors to become sticky. The doors were checked after your stay and there are no ongoing problems. The wood around the deck is sound and is repainted every season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "We loved every minute of our holiday ."

    So close to day trips but yet so far away from everything else .the camp was always kept very clean and tidy no one bothered you the views were second to none and will be going back in the future thank you for a great week

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    It was our second visit to this superb cabin and we have already booked for a third because we enjoyed it so much. The cabin has everything you could possibly want and more and is in a wonderful location which gives you peace and tranquillity while still being close enough to the amenities you need. We couldn’t recommend this cabin or the area it is set in more – it is an absolute slice of heaven.

    Reviewed by SamApr 2018

  • "Very comfortable cabin a most relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by CharlesMar 2018

  • "It was our second stay at Creag Dhubh and absolutely spot on,thank you."

    Reviewed by CsabaFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful cabin, well stocked (owner clearly thought of everything!"

    ), lovely shower, great facilities, hot tub was lush! We really enjoyed our stay and have recommended this place to others. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by SaadiaJan 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    The lodge was great had everything we needed. Hot tub was the icing on the cake. Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by KirstenOct 2016

  • "Loved the cottage and location, by far our favourite holiday."

    Reviewed by LynetteAug 2016

  • "Creag Dhubh is a beautiful lodge, that has an ace hot tub!"

    Every little detail was covered. The lodge is in a great location and has awesome scenery. We had a marvellous time. We loved it.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2016

  • "The property was very clean, very homely and welcoming."

    A great location, more than adequate facilities and the hot tub was great. None of us wanted to leave.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2016

  • "Creag dhubh is in a lovely location - other places of interest within easy reach."

    Hot tub was very nice to come back to after a tiring day.

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2016

  • "We thought the cabin was lovely, everything we were looking for."

    The surrounding area was brilliant for walking, hiking and cycling.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2016

  • "The cabin was very clean and homely and the hot tub was great to relax in after a busy day."

    The surroundings were picturesque and there is lots to do in the area. The property is great for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by TonyDec 2015

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge in a lovely location."

    Very clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2015

  • "The lodge was so lovely and absolutely spotless, the hot tub was a god send after a long day."

    The site where the lodge is situated is very peaceful and the few lodges that are there are well spread out so you feel very private. There was plenty of room for parking next to the lodge. We loved it and will certainly be going back to this lodge!

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2015

  • "A very cosy log cabin feel which was nice and clean."

    The Cabin was in a nice location on site and we where able to watch the kids in the park from the window.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2015

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday."

    The chalet is well located just off the A9 and close to all the local attractions. The hot tub was a fantastic idea and great to hop in after a long days fishing , hill walking and zip wiring. We will definitely be booking again. The views are breathtaking.

    Reviewed by EwanMay 2015

  • "A perfect location as it was nice and quiet which is just what we wanted."

    The hot tub was also great after our long walks.

    Reviewed by OliverMay 2015

  • "This is a fantastic hideaway."

    You don't feel as if you are in a holiday park and the hot tub at the end of end day was a lovely reward. The décor of the chalet adds to the overall feel of being away from the daily bustle of life.

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2014

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and particularly loved the use of the hot tub."

    Reviewed by ScottNov 2014

  • "Decor, locality & hot tub were fantastic!"

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2014

  • "Particularly liked the attention to detail, every little thing was thought about."

    Reviewed by FloraOct 2014

  • "The cabin was just spot on."

    Everything needed was there, the location was lovely and not to far away from other places to visit. The hot tub was a bonus!

    Reviewed by TeresaOct 2014

  • "I loved the holiday."

    That was my second time going to the cabin this year. The hot tub was an advantage.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2014

  • "The cabin is clean, cosy and well equipped."

    The hot tub makes it extra special.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2014

  • "We liked the general location of property and facilities both on site and in the lodge."

    Reviewed by GregSep 2014

  • "The property was clean and furnished to a very good standard."

    A lot of thought has been put in by the owners to make visitors very welcome.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2014

  • "A beautiful spot, we chose the cottage because of the hot tub and location."

    A lot of information was provided to show local attractions which was very useful.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2014

  • "A very peaceful location which helped us to unwind and get into the holiday mood."

    The scenery all around was breathtaking.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2014

  • "All had a fantastic stay and would recommend/return ourselves."

    We found the cabin very well equipped.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2014

  • "We found the cabin very warm and cosy and the hot tub was fantastic!"

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2013

  • "Very remote but easy direction."

    The views of the mountains each day were stunning. There are alot of different activites around the area. We also travelled and found Loch Ness which was amazing. Beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2013

  • "It was our introduction to the Highlands - now hooked!"

    Very pleasant stay - very helpful and agreeable owner. Most enjoyable

    Reviewed by KatherynNov 2013

  • "Fantastic cabin, and location, the hot tub was also great."

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2013

  • "The surroundings of the lodge along with the fabulous way it was decorated meant we had a really special time."

    The Hot tub was an added bonus and sitting there in the evening watching the wildlife was an experience never to be forgotton. The local people were very friendly and we are planning our return already. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2013

  • "A beautiful area which was extremely peaceful."

    The lodge was fully equipped even down to the finishing touches, washing up liquid, hand wash, tea and coffee. The owners had placed two glasses and a miniature bottle of Stags Breath whiskey on the coffee table, a lovely gesture and very tasty!

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2013

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    We would definitely come back and recommend to others. The cabin had a lovely homely feel and the surroundings were beautiful. Hot tub was an added bonus. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2013

  • "We had a truly amazing time, it was so quite and relaxing and the hot tub was fantastic."

    We would love to go back and spend more time there and looking into booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2013

  • "We enjoyed the peaceful location and the hot tub was a massive plus."

    The cabin was well appointed throughout, we will recommend it.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2013

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The property

Newtonmore 3 miles.

A well-presented, cosy log cabin located in a secluded holiday park that is centrally situated in the fabulous Cairngorm National Park.

This log cabin in Cairngorm is very well-appointed and tastefully finished, with tartan touches throughout and with the addition of a hot tub on the veranda, is a memorable holiday destination.

Ideal for a variety of guests, this Cairngorm cottage suits a family with its child-friendly and secure play area and is perfect for a couple's romantic getaway or an ideal base for a group of friends who want to experience the atmosphere and enjoy the great outdoors.

This all ground floor Cairngorm cottage has two lovely bedrooms, a shower room and an open plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen, with doors opening out onto the balcony at the front and side, a cosy sitting area and a welcoming dining area which is the perfect place for enjoying your lovingly prepared meals.

The holiday park benefits from a salmon fishing river to the rear and the whole park is surrounded by mountains, making this location a truly picturesque holiday spot.

This Cairngorm log cabin is the perfect place for a relaxing break where you can sit back and enjoy a coffee on the veranda or laze in the hot tub with a glass of champagne.

However you choose to relax, you will simply love the peaceful atmosphere.

During the summer months, the holiday park benefits from an on-site launderette, and the pretty highland town of Newtonmore is just three miles away offering excellent shopping and dining opportunities all year round.

Guests who enjoy an action packed holiday will love visiting Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park which is just 18 miles to the north and offers visitors a diverse selection of activities to choose from, including walking, sled dog riding, skiing and wildlife watching.

At the end of a fun packed day you will love to return to the welcoming comfort of your fabulous Cairngorm log cabin.


  • 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 French doors to front decked area and hot tub.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage shed
  • Decked area with hot tub
  • Lawned garden to side with furniture
  • Children's play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Launderette on site March to October
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Limited WiFi signal and mobile coverage
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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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