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    Myrtle Cottage

    Ref: S5924

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    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Sleeps: 4
    • Baths: 1
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    • Open fire
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    Myrtle Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests

    Tomintoul 4 miles. A charming, traditional stone cottage in a secluded location, amid stunning countryside in the fabulous Cairngorms National Park. This well-appointed cottage retains original features and would be ideal for two couples or a group of friends who really want to embrace the outdoor life whilst appreciating the total peace and tranquillity this Cairngorms cottage offers. There are two double bedrooms on the upper floor with cosy sloping ceilings to one side and large windows providing wonderful mountain views. The ground floor has a cottage-style sitting room with a warming woodburner, and the kitchen with dining area is very well equipped and a great place for a sociable meal after a day out on the hills. To the front of this Cairngorms cottage there is a seating area; an ideal spot for relaxing and listening to the sound of the river flowing by below the cottage or for some wildlife spotting as roe deer often wander past the door and red squirrels visit the feeders. The area is bursting with things to do, but with the River Avon running so close to the cottage, it is ideal for fishermen, who can obtain permits locally. The pretty highland village of Tomintoul is a short drive away and offers good local services, whilst the town of Grantown-on-Spey is also within a short drive and has enhanced services and dining out opportunities. This area is bursting with things to do, but perhaps you simply want to enjoy the fabulous location and comfort offered by your Cairngorms cottage, where you'll want to return to time and again.

    The village of Tomintoul is located on the main road that joins Royal Deeside to the Highlands, so if you're planning on exploring the surrounding area Tomintoul is a great place to call home for a week or so. As well as holding the prestigious title of the highest village anywhere in the Scottish Highlands, Tomintoul also has a surprisingly large amount of shops, pubs and places to eat. There's something for everyone at this high altitude location; take a stroll along the Speyside Trail, walk the Castle and the Whisky Trail or take a trip to Aviemore where there's plenty of skiing fun to be had.

    Two double bedrooms.

    Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

    Kitchen with dining area.

    Sitting room with woodburner.

    External utility.

    Storage heaters with woodburner.

    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine in utility, TV (no reception, for DVDs only), DVD, CD, radio, telephone on honesty box basis, selection of books, games and DVDs.

    Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Off road parking for 2 cars 30 yards away (on slope).

    Alternative parking on layby at the track end.

    Front garden with furniture.

    One well-behaved dog welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop and pub 4 miles.

    River 5 mins walk.

    Note: No mobile phone reception.

    Note: The bedrooms have sloping ceilings and limited headroom on one side.

    Note: Due to steep cottage stairs, the property is unsuitable for children aged 6 and under, and the less mobile.

    Local amenities

    • Glenfarclas Distillery 8.5 miles
    • The Mash Tun 13 miles
    • Walkers Shortbread 13.5 miles
    • The Stuart Arms 14 miles
    • Easter Elchies House at The Macallan Estate 14 miles
    • Glenfiddich Malt Barn Cafe 14.5 miles
    • Copperdog 15 miles
    • Cairngorm Mountain 15.5 miles
    • Cairngorm Brewery 17 miles
    • Skiing Doo 17.5 miles

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    46 Customer Reviews

    Mrs Dickinson – 1 Sep 2019
    "It is like a home from home with everything you would need. The owner, Phil, was extremely diligent and contacted us a couple of times to ensure that everything was ok. He and Jacky also left some very welcome 'treats', which was an extremely nice gesture. Wildlife was plenty and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the antics of the red squirrels and the birds when feeding.The only drawback was that there was so little communication with the outside world. Whilst we knew there was no TV, we did not ..."
    Mrs Arlow – 1 Dec 2018
    " He and his wife had left some delicious goodies for us when we arrived. We communicated via email regarding the key and that was all super easy. Bill also called on the landline in the cottage to make sure we had arrived and everything was in order. "
    Mrs Willcock – 1 Jul 2018
    "We love it. If you like peace, stunning scenery, wildlife literally on your doorstep, and no mobile reception then this is for you. Very much a get away from it all place. Great walks on the doorstep and everything you need at nearby Grantown. Even our weather was perfect and no midges!"
    Mrs Willcock – 1 Jul 2018
    "This is the second time we have been. We love it. If you like peace, stunning scenery, wildlife literally on your doorstep, and no mobile reception then this is for you. Very much a get away from it all place. Great walks on the doorstep and everything you need at nearby Grantown. Even our weather was perfect and no midges!"
    Mr Thake – 1 May 2018
    "Very clean and comfortable. Many thanks to Phil and Jacky the owners for the welcome pack of delicious homemade goodies on arrival. Would highly recommend if you want to escape for a week or so with no tv or internet........total perfection! Great views from cottage. Red squirrels are great . Will be planning a return visit soon"
    Mr Thake – 1 May 2018
    "A lovely, cosy cottage in truly wonderful surroundings. Very clean and comfortable. Many thanks to Phil and Jacky the owners for the welcome pack of delicious homemade goodies on arrival. Would highly recommend if you want to escape for a week or so with no tv or internet........total perfection! Great views from cottage. Red squirrels are great . Will be planning a return visit soon"
    Gillian M – 1 Jan 2018
    "Wonderful clean warm cosy accomodation, beautiful unspolit area, greeted by red squirrels and deer outside the kitchen window every morning at breakfast, loved the peace and tranquility, amazing walks nearby, loved having no tv mobile signal or wifi, just the break we needed. Would highly recommend. Excellent value for money."
    Mrs Loxton – 1 Dec 2017
    "If I have any negative reports it’s only that could do with perhaps a new bed very creaky otherwise you cannot fault the cottage it has everything you need and more the welcome hamper was to die for my husband especially enjoyed the ginger cake all in all we had a fab time"
    Mrs rossteuscher
    "A truly peaceful place!"
    Mrs rossteuscher
    "Wonderful location, with lots of birds and wildlife directly in front of the cottage. A truly peaceful place!"
    Mrs Willcock
    "Ample walks from the door, beautiful scenery and no-one for miles around. We loved it!"
    Mrs Willcock
    "A gem of a property if you love peace and tranquility and an abundance of wild life on your doorstep. Ample walks from the door, beautiful scenery and no-one for miles around. We loved it!"
    U_k_Disney
    "Gorgeous cottage tucked away in a stunning setting,no TV no WIFI. Abundance of wildlife and walks. Cottage well equipped with everything you could need,cosy and warm on chilly nights. A real de stress from day to day life.Loved it! We biked Glenlivet,walked and skiing a few miles away at the Lecht."
    Ms Bartlett
    "We walked,mountain bikes at Glenlivet,even got snow and skiing at the Lecht. Cottage warm and cosy with everything you need ! A week away from TV and the Internet.....fantastic !"
    Ms Bartlett
    "Loved the location,the wildlife,so much to do and see locally. We walked,mountain bikes at Glenlivet,even got snow and skiing at the Lecht. Cottage warm and cosy with everything you need ! A week away from TV and the Internet.....fantastic !"
    Mr Mead
    "Great area for discovering the Cairngorms by car,bike and walking."
    Mr Mead
    "Wonderfully peaceful hideaway.Great area for discovering the Cairngorms by car,bike and walking."
    Ms De Ridder
    "Owner took very good care of our needs, informed us about anything that might possibly interest us."
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    "Lots of red squirrels. Good location for walking and cycling particularly on the Glenlivet estate who were very helpful. Good local shop in Tomintoul. Main Cairngorm area close enough to b e accessible, far enough away to miss the crowds."
    Mrs Lavender
    "Cottage was set back from a very quiet road, so was very private. Lots of red squirrels. Good location for walking and cycling particularly on the Glenlivet estate who were very helpful. Good local shop in Tomintoul. Main Cairngorm area close enough to b e accessible, far enough away to miss the crowds."
    Mr Page, Kent
    "Contact with the owners was positive and information was accurate. They really do look after their guests. Myrtle Cottage is in a fantastic location, there was real seclusion yet it is close enough to amenities. A genuine haven for wildlife. We will return and stay for 2 weeks next time."
    Mr Kenneth Richmond, Helensburgh,
    "This was a great location for a holiday with a dog. It was good for walking and seeing birds and animals. It was within easy travelling distance by car to all local towns."
    Mr Kenneth Richmond, Helensburgh,
    "This was a great location for a holiday with a dog. It was good for walking, seeing birds and animals. It was within easy travelling distance by car of all local towns e.g. Grantown-on Spey, Aviemore, Elgin and Inverness. "
    Richard A
    "Before writing this review I was tempted to say nothing at all about this gem of a cottage, albeit, purely for selfish reasons - I wanted to keep the place a secret! Myrtle Cottage is without doubt one of the best places that I have stayed during my various stays in the Cairngorms. Its abundance of wildlife, including the Red Squirrels and the elusive Pine Martin, were an absolute delight. The owners, Phil and Jenny, were great, as was the welcome cake and bottle of wine that I received - thank you! My dog Edwin, a Miniature Schnauzer, thought the place was great too, in particular the woods that surrounds the cottage where we would take our walks each morning (certainly beats the noise of Manchester traffic!). The village of Tomintoul is about two miles away and has a pub and a small, but well equipped village shop. All in all a great week away and great value for money. Thank you again to the owners - as the saying goes, I'll be back!"
    Ms Lucy White, Hungerford,
    "The cottage is idyllically situated and the owners have done everything possible to attract wildlife, making one feel that you really are in the middle of the Cairngorms. I thought there was great attention to detail in equipping the cottage and catering for guests."
    Mrs Jenevieve Horscraft, Newhaven, East Sussex
    "This was just the most wonderful and well-equipped cottage we've ever had the pleasure to stay in. The best parts I guess are the fact that there was everything you could possibly want, the views were stunning and the cottage itself was immaculately clean. We will definitely come back as a week wasn't really long enough."
    Ms Claudia Cruttwell, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
    "It is very secluded, amongst beautiful scenery, just as described. The furnishings are simple and comfortable and perfectly in keeping with the kind of property this is. It is very well kitted out with everything I could need. I would highly recommend it. The owner's personal attention and care in checking I was happy, was very much appreciated. "
    Ms Deborah Peters, Plymouth, Devon
    "We had a fantastic holiday at Myrtle Cottage. The property is just the job for a tranquil getaway and the owners were very pleasant. We will recommend this to family and friends and to others for sure. Thank you."
    Ms Deborah Peters, Plymouth, Devon
    "Getting away from it all and the extra effort the cottage owners made created a wonderful holiday."
    kezyt
    "This was a truely amazing cottage . Set in the middle of no where with breath taking views . Wild birds were in their abundance and we had a visit from three deer on the back lawn area and endless red squirrels visited the feeders to the front of the cottage . If peace and tranquility with the smell of a log fire is what your looking for then this is the place for you . There is every utensil needed in the kitchen and endless games and DVDs to play and watch . Only downfall for us was the expense as we stayed over the new year , however , these are the sort of prices new year breaks attract and we hope to return in the future ."
    - Mrs Knowles, December 2018
    "Everything we were hoping for and more. The locals/the squirrels were my favourite, loved watching them in the morning. Some great walks in and around, or travel further and see the Cairngorms National Park in all its beauty. It was our 25th anniversary and the cottage was just what we wanted, off the grid, peace and quiet. Lovely goodies on arrival, very lovely surprise, thank you to the owners."
    - Mrs Scott, September 2018
    "It is in such a relaxing rural spot. Having red squirrels on your doorstep was amazing. A lovely cottage, great find."
    - Mr Hilton, September 2018
    "It's the perfect place if you need to chill out"
    - Mr Smith, July 2018
    "Great cottage, exactly what we wanted , in very quiet location, but also close enough to drive to the attractions, walks, etc in the area."
    Mr Paul Baker, Brighton, East Sussex
    "A peaceful week in an ideal setting for a quiet getaway. We'll be back."
    Mrs Marie Marston, Stockport, Greater Manchester
    "The place was just in a perfect location with us having a dog as the area is just full of sign posted walks and an abundance of wildlife. Just perfect, thanks."
    Mr Lance Hookway, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    "The peace and quiet, the wildlife and the stunning scenery."
    Miss Heidi Dyer, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    "Liked everything, this was the most awesome holiday ever."
    Mr J. Ensing, leiderdorp, Nederland
    "Brilliant place for a holiday. We really enjoyed it."
    Mr Geoff Hales, Chelmsford,
    "Fantastic location, lovely setting, beautiful cottage, plenty to see and do locally, weather great."
    Mrs Caroline Otter, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    "Cottage had everything you needed, very well equipped. The garden was very natural and therefore attracted a lot of wildlife even in the coldest part of the year. The description was perfect in fact quite modest as the cottage is beautiful. We will recommend the cottage, the location and for a wonderful memorable holiday. This was the first stop on my Fab at 50 Holiday Tour - what a terrific start. :-)"
    Miss Barbara Offord, Glossop, Derbyshire
    "A very well equipped property with everything and more, thought of. Lovely and warm. Will definitely be revisiting and staying longer next time. "
    Miss Galvin, Seaford, East Sussex
    "Wonderful cottage, very cosy and well equipped. We loved watching all the wildlife that is invited into the garden, especially the red squirrels! Perfect cottage for exploring the Cairngorms, location was just right for us, outside of the busy Aviemore area, but within easy driving distance. Many beautiful walks for the dogs and areas where they could run off lead safely. Autumn colours were spectacular, especially when the snow fell on the mountains! Loch Morlich was stunning. We have recommended this cottage to family who are likely to visit!"
    Mrs Biggs, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
    "Beautiful secluded cottage; warm, cosy and very comfortable. Location is perfect for peace and relaxation, watching the wildlife right outside the door. Just what we hoped for and the owners make so much effort to make you feel welcome. "
    Mr Walsh, London,
    "Loved the seclusion and the absolute calm and quiet of the cottage and it's surroundings."
    Miss Shaw, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
    "Myrtle Cottage was more than a holiday. It is a life experience! As a family there is so much to do in and around the area. I am in love with Scotland and Myrtle cottage offers a rare insight into its true beauty. The location is perfect for a quiet break to enjoy the wonderful wildlife from the doorstep. We enjoyed every day and didn't want to come home!"
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