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View to the property
Explore the  garden grounds
Views to the garden
Lounge dining
Relax in front of the wood burner
Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Cook up a evening meal
Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
Comfy king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Fresh flowers from the garden
Enjoy a spot of lunch
Romantic spot in the wooded garden grounds
View to the property
Enjoy a coffee in the sunny garden
Enjoy a stroll around the gardens
River Spey close by
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6 / 17  Open plan lounge kitchen diner
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8 / 17  Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
9 / 17  Comfy king-size bedroom
10 / 17  En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
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13 / 17  Romantic spot in the wooded garden grounds
14 / 17  View to the property
15 / 17  Enjoy a coffee in the sunny garden
16 / 17  Enjoy a stroll around the gardens
17 / 17  River Spey close by

Birch Croit

Aviemore (12mls NE), The Highlands
Green Tourism Award - Gold
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic old stone cottage set in a peaceful location in Nethy Bridge is perfect  to get-away from it all
  • Explore the beautiful gardens with a variety of bird life and re squirrels, walking and cycling from the front door
  • Relax in in front of the cosy wood burner after a day out exploring the Highlands of Scotland
Property code: 28823

This delightful cottage faces south over the courtyard of a beautiful, secluded listed 18th century farmhouse on the edge of this pretty Speyside village. Retaining many of the original features, this cottage is set within 2 acres of gorgeous shared wooded grounds.

Escape to the Highlands for an idyllic romantic break for two amongst stunning countryside and picture-perfect views – but don’t forget Fido! Located 11 miles from Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park, you’d be barking mad to resist the vast array of walks from your doorstep. Discover secluded lochs, spectacular wildlife and ancient woodland, returning to the old-world feel of this cosy cottage. A sunset stroll around the grounds is the perfect way to round off your day, perhaps sizzling something special on the shared BBQ for supper.

 

Inside, the cottage is intimate, cosy and thoughtfully designed, featuring everything you need to relax and unwind in comfort. Throw Rover a bone, and fetch yourself an indulgent hot chocolate to sip by the wood burner, a delicious sensation when the wind is howling outside! Whip up decadent dinners in the kitchen ready to enjoy by candlelight, followed by a well-earned soak in your very own en-suite bath before bed. Wake up to fresh coffee on the private patio, looking out over the shared gardens as your beloved hound sniffs the morning dew.

 

Leave no stick unfetched as you explore to your hearts content, navigating the banks of the River Spey and padding along scenic trails within the Abernethy National Nature Reserve less than a mile away. Slightly further afield are the impressive sights of Loch an Eilein 13 miles away, and Loch Morlich 14 miles away – two freshwater lochs with fantastic walks. A visit to Cairngorm Brewery is a must 10.5 miles away, stopping for a pub lunch at Nethy Bridge beforehand. The Nethy Bridge Hotel is a particularly good choice as Muttley is guaranteed a warm welcome!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom – with king-size zip-and-link beds (can be made as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with Shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge with ice box and microwave
  • TV and DVD
  • Woodburner
  • Electric, heating and logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Utility room: in the cellar accessed down four steps outside the cottage providing storage for sports equipment and wet weather gear
  • Shared gardens with BBQ, summer house and seating areas
  • Private off-road parking available
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 2nd July 2021

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Very comfortable and quaint in beautiful grounds. Nethy Bridge is a lovely, friendly little village with fantastic woodland walks only a stones throw from the cottage. The abundant wildlife viewable from the kitchen window was fantastic - deer, red squirrel, bunny, great spotted woodpecker and many other birds was amazing.

Reviewed by Aileen 25th June 2021

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Lovely wee cottage surrounded by mature garden in lovely location. Small but perfect.

Reviewed by Stephanie 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jan 11th June 2021

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Ideally placed for adventuring and exploring the Highlands. Lovely woodland walks, wildlife and people. I have visited the Highlands on three separate occasions and can not fault it as a holiday destination. Don't forget the whisky trails, Loch Ness, Culloden battle site and Balmoral to name but a few. Would highly recommend as the base for your hoRead moreliday. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen Ann 4th June 2021

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Overall the cottage is or could be lovely, just needs a few things doing, like replacing light bulbs/fluorescent tubes when they dont work. Overall cleanliness was OK. Could do with few more items in kitchen, like a jug, but couldnt see point in kitchen scales. Drive to cottage needs a turning point at top. Gardens nice and peaceful, wild areas andRead more mown paths, lots mature trees and shrubs. Ideally situated for exploring area. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 14th May 2021

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A cosy cottage in a great location. Would recommend to anyone looking for a tranquil break . Easy access for exploring the area and plenty of wildlife to enjoy.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 7th May 2021

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Lovely quaint cottage in beautiful gardens

Reviewed by Gemma 26th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage with wonderful gardens to walk around and great wildlife about. We were lucky enough to see two deer from the kitchen window as well as a variety of birds. It was our first holiday with our baby daughter and the cottage was perfect for us. In a lovely quiet area it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy family time. It is inRead more a great location and works fab as a base to travel around the highlands. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by RICHARD 9th October 2020

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A return visit to Birchfield after many holidays there between 2000 & 2010. Gardens a little overgrown but new owners admitted to not being gardeners and weather didnt help, rained almost every day but thats Scotland for you. Will no doubt be returning in the future

Reviewed by Robert 2nd October 2020

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With the present situation in the uk with covid 19 the croft provides a good bolt hole, the forest and river walks are excellent places to stay safe.

Reviewed by Steven 18th September 2020

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A very cosy cottage in fabulous grounds in an excellent and peaceful location.

Reviewed by D 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Philip 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Judith 24th July 2020

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It's a really cosy cottage Very comfortable with everything you need The gardens are idyllic The location is excellent

Reviewed by Gillian 17th July 2020

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A very pretty quiet cottage set within a beautiful ganden containing varied bird life and red squirrels. A great location for walking and exploring .

Reviewed by Paul 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Clifford 1st February 2020

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Not the original property that we chose. Owners helped us out at the last minute. Lovely grounds and location. For a cottage was very spacious with lots of storage.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd January 2020

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A lovely wee cottage with plenty outside space. A romantic break at Birch Croit is highly recommended.

Reviewed by Nigel 28th October 2019

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 6th September 2019

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The freezer was in basement which was quite grotty and freezer was not very clean. There was no washing machine which you would need if there for more than week.

Reviewed by Courtney 2nd August 2019

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A delightful cottage in a quiet and secluded setting, but still just 15 minutes walk to town. We enjoyed coffee in the courtyard and also used the kitchen to cook locally sourced meals. Plenty of shops in nearby Aviemore, but without the crowds. We also enjoyed visiting Castle Roy just north of town, and found this location to be a perfect jump-offRead more to trips to neighboring towns, paddling the Spey, the Scottish Highland Games, and a cool trip to the Torridon (a few hours drive). Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 19th July 2019

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The cottage was idyllic a beautiful old stone cottage, it was comfortable and set in fantastic gardens with a peaceful outlook and very quite. It is in a fantastic location for touring this fabulous part of Scotland with its outstanding views and wildlife.

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View to the property
Explore the  garden grounds
Views to the garden
Lounge dining
Relax in front of the wood burner
Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Cook up a evening meal
Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
Comfy king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Fresh flowers from the garden
Show 5 moreEnjoy a spot of lunch

Location

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