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Livet Cottage

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Tomintoul, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Advise steep stairs"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2024

  • "We all had a great week at Livet Cottage."

    Warm, clean, cozy and comfortable. The log burner was a nice bonus along with the complimentary essential (tea, coffee, milk, eggs and biscuit), food basket.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful and in a perfect location for visiting local sites, or just putting on you walking boots and exploring the local trails."

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved the decor ,the layout of furnishings,appreciated the welcome basket and the cottage's location."

    Our dog enjoyed her stay too. We did have some problems operating the shower. We don't know many people who enjoy the same kind of holidays as us which explains why we gave an 8for our likelyhood of recommending the cottage to others. It offers exactly what we need as keen walkers.

    Thank you for your comments. The shower is being replaced within a couple of weeks. Unfortunately we could not do this as quickly as we would have wanted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely,comfortable cottage in a nice quiet lane in middle of Tomintoul."

    Was clean,well equipped with a lovely welcome pack and was very dog friendly with an enclosed back patio. Lots of walks on the doorstep and further afield amongst stunning countryside.We were so lucky with the weather. Really friendly village with a good selection of places to eat. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and comfortable."

    Beautiful place in Scotland. Great for touring the local area too. Cottage was spacious, good furniture, comfy bed, great bathtub, shower was way too hot to use but we had one in the bath tub so all was good to use. Good facilities, especially the dishwasher. Would definitely stay again, no hesitation!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in dramatic countryside"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped clean cottage - really appreciated the thoughtful welcome pack."

    Great base for exploring both the Cairngorms & the Coast

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for providing a wonderful and relaxing stay at Livet Cottage, we've had a lovely week!"

    The cottage was clean, well equipped and had everything we needed for cooking during our stay. The welcome basket was also a lovely touch and we really enjoyed the contents! Our two dogs settled in really easily and thoroughly enjoyed their stay too. Parking was easy in front of the property (it's a very quiet road) and the village is a great central location for exploring in all directions! There is a fab village shop and plenty of gift shops if you want to pick up a bit of something to take home with you. We enjoyed finding the fish and chip van that came Tuesday evening too! Lots of dog friendly places to visit in both the local area and further afield. Thank you again for a wonderful stay, we will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends for future holidays!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "The arrival was problematic, as your instructions said to turn left after the square, the carpark and public toilets, but it should say turn RIGHT into Burnies Lane."

    Once we found it and settled in we had a lovely time. Overall the cottage worked well and was easy to adjust to. The kitchen facilities were good (responsive hob and good ovens) the care package was nice to arrive to. The furniture, towels and bedding were really nice. Great to have a smart TV. Parking was easy to use (we have stayed in any places where the space to park is a nightmare!). Little things: it would be helpful to have more (breakfast type) bowls as 4 does not allow for much leeway without washing up, also some small sized glasses. The lock on the bathroom needs fixing. The sloping ceilings are more problematic than described. We were not keen on the shower as there was nowhere to put anything e.g. soap.

    Reviewed by Sasha3.8Oct 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great location for stargazing, walking, and relaxing."

    We found the cottage modern, clean and cozy and enjoyed the log fire on an evening after a day of adventures.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely marvellous cottage in a beautiful location, welcome package was a lovely surprise, log fire also great."

    Surroundings to die for. Can not fault the location. The village is secluded but nice shop and a few nice pubs and restaurants would definitely return thankyou .

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Livet Cottage was a delight."

    It was quiet, tastefully decorated, with many modern features (appliances, fixtures, Wi-Fi, etc.) The beds were VERY comfortable and all linens were luxurious in contrast to some places we’ve stayed. We would certainly stay there again if in the area. With both bedrooms upstairs, it would be difficult for visitors with mobility issues, but fine for everyone else.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Livet Cottage was a lovely place to be for the week of our stay."

    It was comfortable, homely, spotlessly clean and welcoming. The cottage was also very well equipped and we had everything we needed to make our time there perfect. We spent every day out exploring the local area so it was lovely to come back and relax in the very comfortable lounge. It was also very handy being so close to the high street without actually being on the main road so it felt secluded without being miles away. The perfect base for a week in The Cairngorms.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely, cosy cottage, perfect for two with a kitchen big enough to accommodate the dog’s crate without any bother."

    It’s nice to have a little space at the back to sit out on if the weather is good enough. For now, the steep stairs and low eaves are no bother for us - apart from continually cracking my head on them! - and we’d happily stay here again. It would be good to have an actual wardrobe somewhere for hanging up clothes as the back of the door isn’t a great substitute but that’s a minor point in an otherwise very well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a cosy cottage."

    Good communication with owner. Nice supply of wood & welcome pack to start us off. Thank you. PS - suggest updating instructions to include guidance for hot water booster.

    Matt. Thank you for your suggestion. We will certainly include this when we update our Information Guide later on this month. Hope to see you again. Regards Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy well equipped cottage, well placed to explore the beautiful Cairngorms."

    Owners Jane and John really helpful and made us feel really welcome ensuring nothing was too much trouble and providing a much appreciated welcome pack and extra logs. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Pauline. Thank you for your feedback. We do appreciate it. Hopefully see you soon. Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a great week at Livet Cottage, very clean and tidy."

    There was everything you needed available and if it wasn’t then the hosts sorted it - my daughter was really cold one day so they lent us a hot water bottle - so kind & appreciated. Lovely open fire which we used a few times & a great welcome pack on arrival which after an 11hr journey was much needed. Will definitely go back it’s a lovely cottage in a lovely place a real home from home

    Karen Thank you for your feedback. We do appreciate this and hope to see you soon. Jane X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly local host, made our stay very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Elena4.4Aug 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday,the cottage was beyond anything we expected,a beautiful cottage,perfect location for us"

    Claudia. Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Jane Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was just as described: modern inside, very clean and really well located for our adventures. Everything had been well thought out and provided for (the kitchen even had all we needed for making family meals - a list of everything provided could benefit future guests). The village was cosy and quiet with two play grounds, a MUGA and picturesque walks. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

    Paul. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will come back and stay again Jane X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Had everything we needed for the perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bed, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with free-standing bath, hand held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceilings, please take caution
  • Note: Christmas bookings for 2024 must begin on the 21st December and the 28th December.

The property

Nestled within the popular village of Tomintoul, is this characterful abode, Livet Cottage.

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, this arresting stone dwelling is perfectly suited to an action-packed adventure to Scotland, whether travelling as a small family of four or a group of friends.

Return from a fun-filled day exploring the highlands to this light and homely abode, where you can relax and unwind on the plush leather sofa as you watch flames flicker within the traditional woodburning stove.

From here, a pretty cream kitchen hosting a sea of handy electrical appliances awaits you, a wonderful space to whip up a delectable meal for all to enjoy whilst seated at the attractive oak dining table.

Completing the ground floor is a chic family bathroom with stylish grey hues, the perfect spot to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet as you soak in the free-standing bath or freshen up with a rinse in the walk-in shower.

Grab your towel from the fabulous, heated rail and retreat up the staircase to one of the two well-appointed bedrooms; a gorgeous king-size with fresh white linens and muted grey tones, and a quaint twin decorated with pretty floral accents.

Kick-start your mornings with a delicious cup of tea out in the garden, before grabbing your waterproofs and comfiest walking boots and heading for a scenic stroll through Glenlivet and the Cairngorms, or Abernethy National Nature Reserve.

See Lecht Mine and Corgarff Castle, or spend the day in Aviemore and discover Aviemore Ring Cairn and Stone Circle, Strathspey Steam Railway and the Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris, providing fun for the whole family.

Wander the grand estate of Rothiemurchus, home to a 13th-century island fortress and many exciting activities for all to enjoy.

Avid walkers should be sure to challenge themselves to a hike to the peak of Ben Macdui, whilst historians will relish in a trip to the 18th century ruins of Ruthven Barracks, the Duke of Gordon's Monument and the 13th-century fortress of Balvenie Castle.

Seek thrills at Zip Trek Adventure Park Aviemore and Landmark Forest Adventure Park, or see wild creatures at the Highland Wildlife Park.

On return to the cottage be sure to stop off for dinner and drinks down at the local, or pick up ingredients from the local store.

Make the most of precious time with loved ones on an escape to Livet Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00102-F

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

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About the location


Grantown-On-Spey 14 miles; Elgin 38 miles.

An attractive village nestling on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park, at 1160ft Tomintoul boasts the title of Highest Village in the Highlands. Tomintoul offers several shops, cafes and pubs, a well-stocked local store and post office, a good quality restaurant, and is situated on the main road between Royal Deeside and the Highlands, making it an excellent base for exploring all that the region has to offer. There is stunning scenery, the renowned Whisky and Castle trails, mountain biking at the Glenlivet bike trails, fishing, shooting, walks along the Speyside trail, or ski at nearby Lecht & Aviemore - the choice is yours!

Note: Christmas bookings for 2024 must begin on the 21st December and the 28th December.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter