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Woodlands

Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 2532)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property in nice quiet area."

    Great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, has everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    Ideally located for west and east coast visits, with lots to do nearby. We really enjoyed the wild cat hunt in the village, great fun, and we got a reputation for our early morning searching! The responses from the owners were excellent with slight issues (both down to us!). We would highly recommend the property and area and would love to come back soon.

    Reviewed by RobinMay 2022

  • "We have stayed at Woodlands several times and are completely satisfied with it and will continue to stay there."

    Good location ,warm and welcoming and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "This was our third holiday in this cottage."

    Once again, it more than met our expectations. Booking was straightforward. Contact with the owners before arrival was easy and friendly, as was an onsite text exchange when I was not sure about the heating settings (my misunderstanding). The response to this query on a cold night was prompt and helpful. As a family, we have been visiting this area for 50 years so we knew what to expect on that score. As before the cottage was clean (in fact, in these Covid timeS, squeaky clean) , comfortable, warm and welcoming. I think what we like about this one is that it feels like staying with friends. The house is, in the very best sense of the word, well-used. Furnishings are comfortable, beds- of all sorts - are cosy, the new fire is a dream and the kitchen is well equipped. It does not have the barren feel of many a holiday cottage. In all honesty, I really can't think of how it could be improved. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2022

  • "We are a group of hill walkers."

    For a 3-bedroom cottage it is quite large. All the rooms except the small bedroom are quite big. Also well equipped in every respect. It suited our needs perfectly. Clean, warm and a helpful landlady. Location is great. A short walk to Newtonmore high street with its well stocked co-op and hotel/resturants. We walked a different mountain range each day with the longest drive 40 mins. I recommend.

    Reviewed by SimonJan 2022

  • "We always have a happy holiday here and if we needed anything would feel able to ask"

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2022

  • "We are repeat guests and we return because we always enjoy our stay."

    Owner is friendly and we feel we could approach her if there was a problem with anything. Property has lots of character and is in a nice location.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021

  • "Perhaps a bit more detail regarding what was provided / included."

    ...e.g. we took duvet sets and towels but these were provided.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Woodlands is a nice house, however, it is a bit "tired"."

    Creaking floorboards abound and the utility shelf rattles each time you bounce across the kitchen. One bedroom still (A previous occupier made a note in the visitors book) has a broken window, which would have been okay if we had not visited Scotland when the temperate was in the 30's all week. The son had to sleep in the dining room because it was just too hot in his room. This is the first Holiday home that I have rented that did not provide a welcome pack containing some tea or coffee. The 1st call of duty after a very long drive was to find somewhere open. Fortunately, there is a fuel station just down the road. Why would I not recommend Sykes? It is because of the appalling way we were treated when (last) year we had to cancel this holiday due to Covid. Although I am willing to book again,(and we have), I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "A warm and welcoming home from home with everything we needed for our long weekend."

    This was our second visit and we will definitely be back again - a family favourite!

    Reviewed by JacquiDec 2020

  • "Just a lovely cosy cottage2."

    Everything we needed was there. Plenty of places to eat and drink and lots of attractions close by. Lovely walks around the lochs were recommended by our host and well worth the visit. Thankyou1

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage, at the same time of year."

    Once again, we were more than satisfied with the accommodation. Warm, comfortable and well-equipped it was a great place to spend a cold, wet and windy week. The cottage is easily accessible from the main road. The entrance driveway to the rear is flat enough for the icy surface on one of the days not to be a problem. The rear entrance hall provides useful storage for wet gear and the rest of the property affords excellent drying facilities if required. Central heating fires up quickly and, especially once the wood burner is fired up, can be turned back fairly quickly. Public rooms are comfortable and well-furnished, the tv and its add-ons are easy to operate and, for the area, WiFi is adequate. The kitchen is very well-equipped and there is more than adequate fridge and freezer space. Both bathrooms are clean, hot water is plentiful and towel rails are warm. Bedrooms are clean, warm and comfortable with good storage. Local shopping is excellent: very good Coop at the far end of the village and a good Tesco in Aviemore. Local cafes are friendly and interesting. Antlers is a must! The Boathouse on Loch Insh is always worth a visit and the new Gallery in Kincraig is breathtaking. Contact with the owner was easy and helpful. Finally, we left an electrical item behind when we left and this, too, is being dealt with promptly and efficiently. Oh, and the area speaks for itself, of course.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2020

  • "We loved the cosiness of the cottage and how it felt like a home."

    We had a lovely relaxing time and will be back next year!

    Reviewed by JacquiDec 2019

  • "Cottage was cold when we arrived at about 16:30, so took quite a while before we could feel comfortable, rooms are a nice size and kitchen well equipped, cooker requires a good clean but overall living areas and bedrooms clean, had a great weekend with friends."

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "We particularly enjoyed sitting in the porch at dusk watching the birds on the bird feeder."

    Also, the kitchen was very user friendly with every utensil we could possibly need. Lounge was lovely and cosy with the log burner lit, and the shower in the downstairs bathroom was very powerful and eased aching muscles after a day hiking.

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2019

  • "Pleasantly surprised that there was a downstairs loo with shower."

    Great base for what we wanted to do. Plenty of room for the five of us. Excellent place to stay, will try to book again when next in the area, availability dependent.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "We were delighted with this cottage which was just as described."

    Cosy but roomy, it was comfortable and well-equipped. The kitchen was really user friendly. Beds were comfortable and all rooms were warm. Best described as homely, the feeling is very much of living in someone's home rather than a holiday house. We would certainly recommend it without hesitation and will consider booking it again.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2019

  • "Having not been to Scotland or away for Christmas before , at the end of a 580 mile journey Woodlands had a lot riding on it !"

    ! As a family we are pleased to say it didn’t disappoint. A wonderful cottage with a great mixture of old and new , lovely big rooms and a great shower and lovely big bath . The kitchen is different but has everything you need and managed to cook a nice Xmas dinner , plus e few cooked breakfasts. The location is spot on for either exploring or a more local based holiday , excellent access to main road , local shops and pubs and restaurants We enjoyed feeding the birds and watching them from the lounge and once we mastered the fire , well it was very magical with all our lights and decorations we added , a tree was supplied for us which was nice . We didn’t get the white Christmas we were hoping for but Woodlands and Scotland didn’t disappoint , would back tomorrow ,

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "A very comfortable place to stay for a family."

    Plenty of crockery and cutlery so the dishwasher could be filled before using. Nice and warm. Very quiet. Safe for children. Not modern, not 'chic' but we would definitley use this property again.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "The 4 of us had a lovely holiday in Woodlands."

    It was warm clean and all we needed. There are only 2 points that need mentioning. The freezer had 3 trays of which the top 2 were frozen solid, it needs defrosting. Also the upstairs bathroom did not have a hand towel. Also we were not sure which bin to put out on the Tuesday night. All the bins out in the village were a bit confusing as all colours were out by the houses. Please could the calendar for month week be updated, as it currently ends in August. Apart from that we had everything we needed in the house, and we were certainly warm enough. I think we would stay there again. We even saw the red squirrel. Oct 20-27 2018. Maggie May

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2018

  • "We, two couples from Germany, booked Woodlands for 11 days, because we wanted a cottage with vintage charm."

    We loved this house. It was clean, spacious, it has a timber flooring downstairs and carpet upstairs, what we really liked. Every evening we used the fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has been well equipped, we found everything we needed. It is only a short walk into the village. The contact with the owners was very nice.There are a lot of walks / hikes one can enjoy in and around Newtonmore. We would recommend Woodlands to our friends.

    Reviewed by ChristinaSep 2018

  • "Woodlands cottage was exactly what I wanted."

    It was a cozy retreat and made an excellent base for our daily adventures. The town has everything you might need ... several excellent restaurants (within walking distance), a gas station (if you happen to be driving), a train stop (if you don't have a car), a grocery store. The whole rental process went smoothly without one glitch or surprise. I would highly recommend staying here if you are visiting the Highlands.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "Great holiday."

    Love the cottage. Our family had a wonderful time

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Our first impressions were disappointing and upsetting."

    The approach to the house from the rear was tatty and dark, the back door opened onto a dark area full of junk and a floor that looked, at first glance, decidedly dirty. The kitchen itself was disappointing and the wooden work surface to the left of the sink was soiled and looked dirty. Most of the china was chipped, coffee machine not emptied. General disarray. Shower room: Door needs easing as difficult to open and close. Information regarding the switches on the wall for the shower room were not identified in the brochure, suggest labelling. Lounge: Looked as if the previous people had just walked out, no evidence of tidying up. Remote control for tv found two days later under cushion of settee, suggest cleaner makes a bit more effort. Keys for windows: They were not consistent, some of the windows could not be unlocked and had been left in an open position. Only two hand towels left for four people and no face clothes (not as description). Washing machine dispenser left dirty and crusted with powder, had to be cleaned before use. Barbecue information incorrect as the description fitted a dilapidated version in the garden. Another one found in the shed. We found that the cupboard space in the bedrooms was very poor, certainly in the twin bedroom, especially as the space allowed for larger storage. Generally the information needs to be updated for the changes that have been made. Having made these observations we still had a nice time and the space in the house was fine.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "Shabby. Would have expected more up to date facilities for the price."

    Would expect that Sykes might inspect - otherwise why not use AirBnB? House had been furnished from a junk shop I think. Curtains badly hung, crockery chipped, tatty appearance, dark and gloomy. Spent most of the time in the porch as it had some windows. Will stick to AirBnB in future where at least we can read genuine reviews and know what we are getting. I am a holiday home owner myself and would feel embarrassed to have charged this much for this property

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2018

  • "Perfect location for our family needs."

    Easy access by bus or train when there’s no car. House was more than adequate. We’ll be back !!

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2018

  • "Excellent house in an amazing location."

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2018

  • "We had a perfect holiday at Woodlands."

    The cottage was clean and lived up to, if not exceeded, expectations. It was well-situated for the town of Newtonmore and all facilities. The cottage was even better than its photographs and was very warm, in spite of the weather! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2018

  • "Newtonmore is a lovely base from which to explore Scotland."

    Not far from Loch Ness, the Cairngorm Mountains and various other attractions. Newtonmore has a golf course and the best little restaurant Tosh's Tuck Shop in the High Street.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2016

  • "The owner could not have been nicer or more helpful - when I phoned to arrange access, he gave me a lot of useful information and recommendations for staying in the area."

    I love browsing the Sykes website for ideas, it's definitely the best holiday website I know for clarity and photographs; and helpful information about the prpoerties and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with flat screen TV, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with corner bath with shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun porch
  • Utility room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room and additional portable heaters
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2nd fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x flat screen TVs with DVD players, stereo/CD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Oil and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for woodburning stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and chiminea
  • Storage for bikes and sports equipment
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A stone-built detached cottage set in mature grounds on the outskirts of the popular village of Newtonmore.

Over 100 years old and maintaining much original charm, the property has been tastefully modernised and comfortably furnished, with spacious rooms which are are welcoming, light and warm.

Within easy walking distance are shops, pubs and restaurants, the Highland Folk Museum, and Clan MacPherson Museum.

A vast choice of outdoor activities can be found in the area, including walking, climbing, gliding, fishing, golf, winter and water sports, mountain biking and bird and wildlife watching.

An easy drive takes you to the Highland Wildlife Park, the spectacular Cairngorm Funicular Railway, Loch Garten RSPB Reserve and Aviemore Highland Resort.

A lovely property in a great location!

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas