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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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9 / 17  Comfy king-size bedroom
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13 / 17  Romantic spot in the wooded garden grounds
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15 / 17  Enjoy a coffee in the sunny garden
16 / 17  Enjoy a stroll around the gardens
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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

  • Situated in the heart of beautiful Strathspey in the Highlands of Scotland for a perfect romantic getaway
  • Nethy Bridge is the perfect centre to enjoy the great outdoors and glorious countryside
  • Within easy reach to explore all corners of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Walk the Speyside Way or around nearby Loch-an-Eilein which has been voted Britain’s favourite picnic spot
  • Great for walking and cycling from the front door
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 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
  • Additional info: shared laundry room with washing machine available Spring/Summer
  • Shared gardens with BBQ, summer house and seating areas
  • Private off-road parking available
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance.

Nethy Bridge is in an ideal location to explore all corners of the National Park. As well as the plethora of outdoor activities on offer, the area has plenty more to discover. It is close to the 90-mile long scenic route 'The Snow Roads' which takes you on a tour of some of the most spectacular views and villages in the Cairngorms from Grantown-on-Spey, a pretty, traditional town (6 miles), to Blairgowrie further south. One of Scotland's four long-distance footpaths, The Speyside Way, also passes through the village. The area of Speyside and Abernethy is a 'wildlife hotspot', recognised by the BBC who have filmed recent series of Winterwatch and Autumnwatch from there. For those of you wanting to get festive, visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (15 miles) where you can take day trips into the hills and get up close to the herd. Or you could visit Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Osprey Centre to see spectacular creatures of a different kind. Loch Eilein (13.5 miles), hidden amongst a forest, is also a picturesque place for a walk with its 13thcentury castle ruins. For something a little more relaxing, hop aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway at Aviemore for a traditional journey through the stunning landscape.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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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 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.

Reviewed by Jill 12th July 2019

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A lovely little cottage situated a walk away from the village

Reviewed by Lewis 5th July 2019

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Excellent location for touring the Cairngorms.Peaceful and relaxing setting. Lovely gardens.

Reviewed by Heather 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Tracy 5th April 2019

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Beautiful peaceful location in large garden. Convenient for access to mountains and forests.

Reviewed by Paul 16th February 2019

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Reviewed by Russell 21st December 2018

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Reviewed by Norman 2nd November 2018

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Reviewed by Tjeerd 12th October 2018

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Lovely cottage on a great location. Perfectly suited for 2 people. Quit and right in the middle of a lovely garden.

Reviewed by Renee Tina 14th September 2018

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Reviewed by Margaret 7th September 2018

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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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