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Birch Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Birch Cottage is a luxurious and spacious one bedroom self-catering cottage in the heart of the Caringorms National Park near Aviemore. The cottage is part of Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages, a top quality family run small business offering amazing pet friendly accommodation and is #1 on TripAdvisor in the area. The cottage is accessed through a large hallway/porch where you can store all your outdoor gear and boots. The open plan living room is cosy and offers all of the creature comforts of a home from home including leather sofa, eco friendly wood burning stove, 32” HD satellite TV, DVD, portable stereo and Internet access via free-to-access WiFi broadband. The kitchen is well equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all of the equipment needed to self...Birch Cottage is a luxurious and spacious one bedroom self-catering cottage in the heart of the Caringorms National Park near Aviemore. The cottage is part of Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages, a top quality family run small business offering amazing pet friendly accommodation and is #1 on TripAdvisor in the area. The cottage is accessed through a large hallway/porch where you can store all your outdoor gear and boots. The open plan living room is cosy and offers all of the creature comforts of a home from home including leather sofa, eco friendly wood burning stove, 32” HD satellite TV, DVD, portable stereo and Internet access via free-to-access WiFi broadband. The kitchen is well equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all of the equipment needed to self cater in comfort (e.g. blender, cafetiere, small thermos flask and knife sharpener). The bedroom is light and airy with a wooden king-size bed. The south facing french doors in the living room give access to the walled garden where there is a paved area with seating and a large lawn. Guests have access to free fishing in the Lochan, which is stocked with brown & rainbow trout and to buy any fish caught and not put back for £5. There is also a golf practice area, a games room (with a table football table, playstation and various other games), and mountain bikes to borrow on a first come first saved basis. Guests are also free to borrow a BBQ, take ice from the ice machine, or make use of the communal laundry room for a wash or dry at a small cost. The price includes towels and linen, and a large basket of logs for the wood burning stove, but excludes electricity which you pay by honesty box and card meter in your cottage (we make no profit from this charge). The cottage was extensively and sympathetically renovated in late 2017 including: new Hypnos mattress, complete internal re-painting, new/improved lighting, new internal oak doors, new carpets, new curtains, new soft furnishings and pictures and a new fleet of mountain bikes.More
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About the Manager
Lily Mayne (Property Manager Lily Jon)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages is a family-run business and we live on site. In order to give you the greatest flexibility possible for your arrival we will leave the cottage unlocked ready for you, with the key inside. While we respect some guest’s preference for privacy, we hope to meet all of our guests during the course of their stay and are always available to answer questions or address issues. Guests are welcome to knock on the door to the house or to contact us by phone if we are not on site for any reason.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here in cold November with our dog and it was perfect. It’s hard to find really good accommodation when you have a dog. It was exactly like the website stated which is rare nowadays. Everything was perfect and spotless and very comfortable, would...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Lexiebear1
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Ideally located just off the A9. The cottage was fantastically equipped and spotlessly clean. We had everything we needed to be able to take full advantages of our stay. Molly and Luna (the crazy Golden Retriever girls) loved playing in the shared garden. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank MonicaUk
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Birch Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

We are glad all of you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the trouble to leave us a review. We hope that you will return in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed May 26, 2019

We really enjoyed our recent stay in Birch Cottage.The cottage was beautifully presented, warm and very clean. Very friendly and professional owners who gave us a very warm welcome. The cottages are very well located offering a perfect gateway to the Cairngorm national park. The...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank 187065Jane
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Birch Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Thank you for taking he time to leave us your review and we are delighted that the cottage met your expectations. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and it is a joy to share it with you.

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

We have stayed at these cottages several times now and can’t fault them. Every time we go we can’t think how they can be improved, but every time we go Lily and John have done another improvement. This time it was how the electricity is...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank iccle_stubby
LOUISE M, VR Owner at Birch Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you Tracey for your kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the fabulous weather. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the marmalade, which is not everyone's taste, but hopefully by the time of any future visit we will...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

We hired four of the cottages for my daughters birthday celebration. There were eleven of us ranging in age from 2 - 71. From the minute we arrived we all loved everything about the cottages, warm, cosy, immaculate, quality furniture and bedding. The hosts Lily...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Margaret H
Crubenbeg, VR Owner at Birch Cottage at Highland Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Hi Margaret We're delighted that your daughter's birthday celebrations went so well and that your whole family enjoyed your stay at the cottages; even the weather was absolutely perfect for you guys. Thank you so much for your kind words and we really look forward...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is set in a rural location near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park just off the main A9 Glasgow/Edinburgh-Inverness road. It is a perfect location from which to explore the Cairngorms and numerous local attractions including the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular, Strathspey Steam Railway, Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Dalwhinnie Distillery, Landmark Forest Adventure Park and House of Bruar. For trips further afield, the A9 provides good access north/south, while the nearby A86 opens up the west, with Fort William only 75 minutes away. For activity enthusiasts the area offers almost unlimited opportunities for walkers, mountain bikers, golfers and water sports enthusiasts.
How to get there
Northbound on the A9: approximately 6 miles past the first Dalwhinnie turn off, on the first stretch of dual carriageway, turn left at the sign for Crubenmore. Southbound on the A9: approximately 3 miles past the last sign for Newtonmore and 1 mile past the Glentruim sign, towards the end of the dual carriage way turn right for Crubenmore/Dalwhinnie. Drive over the railway bridge and turn right down a small private road for approximately ½ mile past two houses on the left and taking a fork to the left.
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