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Fronthill

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 929475)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place for a week in the Cairngorms."

    the views from the property are outstanding, we didn't find the road that difficult you just need to take it slow. Would recommend and hope to stay again one day

    Thanks Jason. Yes the road has always been a challenge as its the farmers and we have little say in how its maintained. It also suffers from the tough weather climate. But as you say as long as you take it slow its usually ok Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2022

  • "We've stayed at Fronthill a few times now, however the property has become a bit tired."

    The bed needs replacing, mattress very soft and you sink into the centre. New placemats in kitchen needed as ones there very dated. The kitchen cupboard was dirty, had to give a wipe over and the kitchen door mat was missing in which we went and purchased our own otherwise you end up with a dirty kitchen floor. The sofas could also do with some cushions and the shower and screen needs updating. It's a shame as it's such a lovely property in a very nice location, it's just starting to look tired now, needs a bit of tlc.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback and we have taken on board your comments and we are looking to make a number of changes and updates to give the house a touch of TLC. Due to covid we have had to put certain household things in storage, such as cushions but we will review this next time we are up. We do appreciate all the feedback our guests have provided us with. We hope you will visit again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday."

    The views were outstanding, plenty of walks close by and always a pleasure to come back to base. However, we did hold our breath every time we had to negotiate the track down to the main road. Definitely not very car friendly.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2021

  • "The property was lovely and in a gorgeous location, perfect for our needs and we were able to completely relax."

    The facilities were brilliant and we had everything we needed for our week stay.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "A brilliant and magnificent view from the house makes the trip worthwhile."

    This is all about the outside rather than the inside. The house has lots of big views out onto the mountains.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "The cottage was as good as it gets,clean,warm,well equipped and in the most beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "After previously visiting fronthill knew what to expext, with shared track but is it not time to do something to improve it as it pretty harsh on cars and certainly worse since our last visit."

    Appreciate with covid around unneccesary belongs had been put away but seen little evìdence of exta cleaning, maybe because its door handles etc. Bathroom extract fan found dusty , got us looking! Dust on fan heater , mould on loo window, dead insects in bay window area, dust behind tv etc, small things which didnt spoil our visit to your lovley cottage, warm and welcoming. thanks for wine and goodies. Hope to visit again. Many thanks stuart.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Our family has had the privilege of experiencing Fronthill 6 times now."

    We just don't see the point in going anywhere else anymore! It's got everything we needed for a restful, energising, expansive, easy going, live like a local holiday. Cottage feels like an exclusive castle on the inside. The inside is so connected to the outside via massive, crystal clear windows that take in the breathtaking expanse of the Cairngorms. The view you could walk miles, days even, to just sit and experience the awe of that. It is priceless considering the comfort. The most expensive of hotels could never match the quality of Fronthill. My work has ment a few stop over nights during lock down and Fronthill is the cleanest, safest, considerate covid safe accommodation we've stayed in yet. I'll never be tired of this place, it's fresh and new every time. Kids, dog, granny, grumpy auntie, moody teenager, we were a family equally keen to come back when ever we can. Ps, there's lots to do in the area but we preferred to live from the doorstep. Cheeper too. Thanks so much Fronthill, you've healed us again.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "House sits on its own higher up and has great views of the mountains all around."

    The large lounge windows mean that you always have these views and you can easily access paths onto the moor road behind the house. Road up a bit rough and not good for cars that are low to the ground. Would recommend as you have a feeling of isolation yet are in Newtonmore.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2020

  • "This is a great place to stay."

    This is our third year here. We have booked again for next year. The location is fantastic and the house does everything that you would want a holiday house to do.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "It was a last minute holiday but it exceeded our expectation."

    Cottage is clean and bright and airy. woodburning fire is lovely décor is very nice lovely view from cottage close to aviemore and all the local interesting places close to amenities such as petrol station, coop and local shops

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2020

  • "Love this place, 2nd time back in last 6 months."

    Views are stunning and cottage is very well equipped. If you like cooking, the kitchen is well stocked with utensils- this is normally a rarity in a holiday let. Walks from door step are awesome, can go for miles. Can't fault this place, could happily live there!! We will come back again. Thanks for a fab stay.

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2020

  • "Just returned from a lovely week at an amazing property, with stunning views, especially when it snowed."

    Well equipped kitchen. Photos do not actually do property any justice, it is a lot bigger than the photos suggest. Would definitely recommend, and would definitely return. Narrow dirt track road to property did not cause us any bother even in the snow, despite us driving in a large van. Neil Hamilton and Family.

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful, a real gem home from home."

    Loved it so much booked again, can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2019

  • "What a brilliant holiday we had at Fronthill, the cottage, the views, the location it's everything we could have wanted."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "This is an amazing place to staff."

    The cottage is in such of superb location. The views are magnificent and there is lots to do around the area. Just sitting in the garden you can see so much of the local wildlife (golden eagles etc). The house itself is very comfortable, light and airy. It has all you could need in a holiday cottage. We have already had two holidays here and have booked our next Scottish holiday in this gem of a let.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "This is a comfortable and well-appointed cottage in an idyllic location with superb views over to the hills."

    Newtonmore makes an excellent centre for a walking and many other kinds of holiday.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2019

  • "Great property in a fabulous location."

    Could not find any faults at all.

    Reviewed by KirkMay 2019

  • "We booked last October and 3 days into the holiday I loved it so much I booked Fronthill for this April week and again this coming October."

    That's how good it is. No point going anywhere else because Fronthill has it all. The million dollar view that changes constantly, wonderful walks from the door, the friendly down to earth locals, the highland folk museum, cafes, a small supermarket you can walk too so hardly used the car, the wild cat trail, the wind ,the sun, the sheep, the bubbling burns, mountains, hills, snow, rain then more snow then sunny again. The house is light, spacious, cosy warm, beds so comfy, facilities perfect. Great for kids especially. Toys and games kept us connected as a family with hardly any internet browsing because we were so busy. Now that's priceless. Cant thank the owners enough for sharing this very special gem.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2019

  • "Booking system was good."

    Hot water didn't work but as we had a shower and a dishwasher not really an issue. Lovely cottage stunning views, stunning location with lots of Cairngormy stuff to do.

    Reviewed by DaveFeb 2019

  • "Comfort, location, £20 deposit, easy to book, top quality, great value, very family friendly"

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "This is a great cottage in a fantastic location with views to die for out of every window!"

    It is a very well equipped cottage and a real home from home. The area is well placed to visit the Cairngorms national park with all of it’s villages and attractions and there are many great walks straight from the door and in the vicinity of Newtonmore.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2018

  • "Cottage excellent apart from windows needed cleaning and track to cottage not suitable for older cars."

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2018

  • "We had the most fantastic time."

    The house has all the comforts you would want and need in a home away from home. The views are stunning, the location was one of the best we have stopped at. The range of activities that you can do on your doorstep is brilliant. Our 3 children loved it so much that they didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "This is a property actually designed for practical living whilst maximising the amazing location & views!"

    Excellent facilities, a better equipped kitchen than my own with great neighbours and a very helpful owner, especially when snowed in! I highly recommend!

    Reviewed by NicholasJan 2018

  • "Would be happy living there permanently."

    Would need to buy a four wheel drive for the winter time .

    Reviewed by IainSep 2017

  • "Fantastic clean bungalow in a brilliant location."

    It had a garage which was a bonus, although not advertised? Stunning views, quiet and homely. Great for adults or families.

    Reviewed by MiriamJul 2017

  • "The place is so beautiful and quiet."

    The house is so perfect, inside and outside. It was like my own house. You can walk just behind the house, so perfect if you have a Dog. I recommend it. Marc

    Reviewed by MarcMay 2017

  • "Amazing cottage in a stunning location."

    The garden was perfect for a dog as was fully enclosed. The views from the lounge were stunning! Less than 45 mins from Aviemore, Cairgorm, Dalwhinnie... What more could you want!

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, warm and comfortable."

    Stunning views and walks into the heart of the mountains from the doorstep. Amenities close by. Would certainly recommend this cottage and would definitely consider coming again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2016

  • "We were with five adults from the Netherlands having a great stay at Frontview Cottage, It is situated at a beautiful spot on walking distance to the village of Newtonmore."

    Having cooked the most days by our selves the kitchen was provided with everything we needed. Suggestions for cottage improvement would be to replace the bathroom separated hot & cold water valve of the sink for a mixed hot/cold water valve. We have mist a separate toilet. We loved the opportunities for walks in the backcountry of Newtonmore and the advantage of the nearby train station. Thanks the owners for tip of The Letterbox restaurant, we had a lovely diner for a good price, surely recommended.

    Reviewed by PieterOct 2016

  • "Very nice cottage with full facilities, spacious and comfortable."

    This cottage would certainly be our first choice if we stay in the area again.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2016

  • "This is a beautiful house, with lots of light and amazing views all around."

    The facilities were excellent, and everything you could think of was provided. Very comfortable and homely. The only thing missing was a BBQ :)

    Reviewed by MariosJul 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The access track leading up to the property is uneven, care should be taken
  • Note: If heavy snow, the owner can arrange alternative parking 300 yards away.

The property

Newtonmore 1 mile.

Occupying a desirable hillside location, this spacious detached wooden cottage has stunning views over the surrounding fields and across to the mountains.

This cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to explore the fabulous Cairngorms National Park together and participate in the many activities that the area has to offer.

Approached by a private access track the cottage is surrounded by a pretty lawned garden and on pleasant days it is a perfect spot to sit outside and soak up the beauty and atmosphere.

Well-equipped and freshly presented there are three generously proportioned bedrooms, a double, a twin and an adult size bunks room.

The sitting room, with its cosy woodburner, is very spacious and boasts two picture windows allowing for full appreciation of the wonderful views.

There is a fitted kitchen with dining area and this is a great space for guests to enjoy home prepared meals together around the table after an active day.

The facilities of Newtonmore are just a 15 minute walk away, and apart from a good selection of shops and cafes, there is a traditional Harris Tweed Shop, ideal for buying those holiday gifts!

Just 20 minutes away is Loch Insh which is the hub for watersports and here you can enjoy sailing, canoeing and windsurfing with tuition available if required.

For the less active why not visit the Funicular Railway, a unique visitor experience where visitors can access the Top Station of the Cairngorms and enjoy the breathtaking views from 3,500 ft?

This is a fantastic area with stunning scenery and loads of wildlife and this special cottage will ensure a great holiday for all.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

NEWTONMORE

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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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