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Creag Dhubh Cottage

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Newtonmore, Speyside & The Cairngorms Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • no (6)
  • building (5)
  • lovely (4)
  • stay (4)
  • works (3)
  • few (2)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "This is obviously a very new cottage , furnished to a high standard with quality appliances in the kitchen."

    Some of which could have benefited with the instruction leaflets. The last 100 yards of the approach road could do with an upgrade, otherwise we have no complaints and throughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David StewartSep 2023

  • "Its a really nice stay, beautiful location and all the amenities you need are there."

    We especially loved the jacuzzi bathtub. We saw some reviews mentioning the building works but we had no inconveniences from this at all. The surrounding area is so peaceful and lovely to go for walks as well! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by NiranjanaAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, there were deer in the garden."

    We were not affected by the building works and will definitely return. The house was finished to a high standard. If you have children we would highly recommend a visit to the Newtonmore Alpacas it was a superb experience.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2023

  • "The house was nice holiday was ok."

    We expected to go to the middle of nowhere and have a peaceful holiday but they are building a new house adjoined to this one and workmen came every day at 8 am to start work on the house. Was expecting nice views from the windows but fences and building equipment all over the place at the back and vans parked right outside the bedroom window so had to keep blinds shut constantly so not much privacy. My dogs are very barky if they see people and folk walking by the windows (workmen) and random people coming to the door looking for the owner didn’t help wanting a peaceful time away from home. They also kept leaving the gate open and I have two dogs and there are sheep about and I was worried they were going to get the sheep that were wandering around the road. The house it’s self was ok. There is a few faults that need fixing eg. The bath plug doesn’t open had to get the guy to come fix it and he used a knife to open it which we had to do to empty the water, the extractor fan in the en suit doesn’t work and drips and gets the floor all wet, the microwave crackles when you try to use it, the sinks in the bathrooms are wobbly. There isn’t a usable freezer in the house I ordered shopping to be delivered when we got there and there was only space for one bag of ice for drinks. Don’t buy anything that is freezable when ordering your shopping. The house was pretty clean apart from the bath which needed a good scrubbing of the jets as they were embedded with grime and a few run through of water to clean the pipes was pretty filthy, black chunky bits eww. The air fryer was dirty so didn’t use that everything else was spot on. Kitchen has all equipment you would need to make meals. Bed was super comfy. Garden is huge good for the dogs. It’s nicely decorated shame about all the problems.

    Louise, Thanks for your feedback on your stay @ Craig Dubh cottage. It will help us to give a better experience for future guests. Each issue you have highlighted has been rectified. We have conducted a thorough review of cleaning and snagging procedure, to ensure this doesn't happen again. It was a shame your husband didn't mention any of these issues to me when I visited the property on two occasions. I would 've taken immediate action to resolve all of the issues. I'm sorry that this has happen. We want everyone visiting us to have a great experience. To this end, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss another visit for a few days, at my cost. Cheers Ewan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2023

  • ""Thank you for sharing your property in lovely surroundings and a great location."

    We had everything we needed in the property for a comfortable stay. There were a few building works ongoing that we would have liked to have been aware of, but as we were out and about daily they didn't really bother us(this would not have been the case if we were planning to get up late in the morning -building work started at 8 am - or staying in the property during the day) Once again a beautiful property in the heart of the hills!

    Deborah And Adrian TaylorFeb 2023

  • "It's a lovely cottage but the pictures of the cottage were misleading as it's basically a building site."

    The photos on the website do not show another property is being built adjourning the cottage. Also, there was no information pack in the cottage for things like recycling etc

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and coffee machine
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.5 miles

The property

This delightful cottage sits in a serene location on the outskirts of Newtonmore, amidst the scenery of the Cairngorms National Park.

Set in approximately an acre of mature woodland, Creag Dhubh is the perfect escape for families looking to break away from normal life and see what this region of Scotland has to offer.

After a day of fell walking, kick off your walking boots and head to the lounge, appointed with a sofa, chair and TV with Freeview, so you can catch up on your favourite shows.

The kitchen hosts all the essentials for a self-catered stay, allowing you to rustle up a tasty feast when you’re not a local restaurant, whilst the utility comes with a handy washing machine for your laundry.

Wash away the day in the shower room before choosing between two neatly presented bedrooms to catch some rest.

The master houses a king-size bed with en-suite bathroom, whilst the second bedroom offers two single zip/link beds which can be arranged as a super-king-size on request.

To the outside of this Newtonmore cottage is an expansive garden with regular visits from red squirrels, garden birds and red deer!

The village of Newtonmore is particularly popular with anglers and grouse hunters, whilst there is also a great selection of pubs and eateries should you fancy a night off cooking.

Get to know your surroundings better by exploring a range of walking and cycling trails, plus there’s even opportunity for pony-trekking.

For a family day out, the Wild Cat Trail and Wild Cat Experience is nearby, whilst those looking to trace their Highland ancestry can visit the Clan MacPherson Museum!

Alternatively, history buffs will love the Highland Folk Museum which showcases how Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes and how they tilled the soil!

There’s plenty to look forward to whilst holidaying at Creag Dhubh!

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.
Note: Building works are being carried out next door to the property.

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