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The Shieling

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 931478)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • “The weather was kind for winter ...”
    The weather was kind for winter mountaineering.
    The weather was kind for winter mountaineering. The person next door who we think was on a works contract had a dog which was kept in all day! We did consider reporting this to the RSPCA
    - Mr Boswell, March 2017


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Enjoy a relaxing Highland break in this comfortable, well-appointed terraced cottage on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Newtonmore.

Located within Balvatin Cottages, a complex of 11 apartments round an attractive courtyard garden, this lovely cottage is perfect for a family or group of friends wanting to explore the beautiful Cairngorms National Park together.

Decorated and furnished to a high standard, with patio doors to the garden, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this is an ideal property for those looking for an attractive and comfortable Scottish holiday cottage.

Just an hour’s drive from Inverness, the cottage is within easy reach of Loch Ness, Fort William, Ben Nevis and the Western Isles.

There is plenty to do in the area including fishing, golfing, pony trekking, mountain biking and watersports.

For the less energetic, there is birdwatching and wildlife, the Strathspey Steam Railway and the Speyside Whisky Trail with its wonderful visitor centres and whisky tasting tours.

With Aviemore, the hub of the snowsport industry in Britain, just 16 miles away, The Sheiling is an ideal venue, with something for everyone.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric living-flame effect fire.


  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coin-operated washing machine and dryer in communal laundry on-site, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request (guests must provide own bedding for travel cot)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The coin-operated washing machine is operated with new pound coins and a wash costs £4
  • Note: Guests must provide their own bedding for the travel cot

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.