From romantic cottages on Loch an Eilein’s shore to large family-friendly and dog-friendly houses sleeping six, you’ll find the perfect self-catering retreat for your relaxing and luxurious break to the Scottish Highlands in the heart of Rothiemurchus.
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Tucked away at the end of your own private road in the Rothiemurchus forest, the beautifully renovated Achnahatnich House awaits you. It sits in a secluded position looking out to the mountains as it has done since the 1900’s, providing a luxury stay in a uniquely private setting.
From the moment you enter, you’ll find comfort in the light, bright and spacious Scandinavian inspired interiors. Original farmhouse elements were maintained throughout this generously sized house, simply complemented with contemporary furnishings. Relish in the warmth and atmosphere provided by the two wood burning stoves on the main level. Choosing the snug or sitting room to completely unwind with a dram looking over to Cairngorm Mountain.
Three bedrooms upstairs sleep 6 and have all been finished with supremely comfortable beds and linens. Unmatched comfort met with dark skies and peaceful surroundings…we’re certain you’ll have the best night’s sleep. The primary ensuite offers a decadent freestanding bath to soak in after an adventurous day out.
From the front of the house you’ll experience the ever changing colours and the natural spectacle that the sun and clouds create on the mountains in Cairngorm National Park. Tune into the sounds of pheasants, swallows and curlews as their calls carry across the quiet countryside. For an even more spectacular vista, the little sit-out-erie at the top of the hill behind the house provides magnificent views of the Lairig Ghru, one of Scotland’s most iconic mountain passes which leads to Deeside and Braemar.
Private, spacious and secluded, Achnahatnich House is a large holiday cottage in Scotland that sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Dog friendly accommodation. Weekly lets plus shorts breaks available during the low season.
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The Boat House
The Boat House is a 3-bedroom, luxurious self-catering home located on Rothiemurchus. The house is family (and dog) friendly. Each bedroom has a different look and feel. All have exceptionally comfortable, super king-sized beds handmade in Scotland by a specialist craftsman with luxurious cotton sheets, super soft pillows and duvets as well as en suite bathrooms with underfloor heating.
One of the bedrooms is on the wheelchair-accessible ground floor with an adjoining wheelchair-accessible wet room.
As well as being fully insulated and double glazed, central heating, underfloor heating, and efficient log burning stoves ensure you will be super cosy on chilly evenings and the frostiest days and eco-friendly by using the minimum fuel. For romantic and cosy winter nights there is a log-burning stove in The Milton Burn bedroom upstairs.
The Boat House is well connected with fast WiFi throughout.
The dining area opens onto a southeast-facing paved area. This is surrounded by a generous fenced grassy area for dogs and small children. If you are lucky, in the field on the other side of the fence you may well see some hairy Highland Cattle with their huge horns from the Rothiemurchus purebred fold; if you are very very fortunate their adorable calves as well.
The Boat House is a stunning exclusive luxury self–catering hideaway, the perfect all-year-round retreat in a place renowned as an all-year-round escape.
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Completely immersed in the Highland landscape lies Cairn Valley. This ruggedly romantic cottage in Scotland combines all the elements of the perfect mountain escape; seclusion, wildlife and peace. This luxuriously renovated bothy offers unspoilt views and access from your doorstep to the ancient Caledonian Forest, Loch an Eilein, glens, rivers and wild landscapes beyond.
This cosy hideaway for 2 was inspired by the Scottish landscapes, heathery tweeds and colours of the stormy Highland sky are the backdrop for the luxurious furnishings and contemporary comforts. The carefully chosen natural textures and patterns bring the outside in. A handsome sofa to sink into and perfectly situated window seats in the open living room allow you to put your feet up, relax by the fire and enjoy the variety of visiting wildlife through the windows.
Completely unwind in the bedroom with the incomparable superking bed adorned with the finest Hungarian goose-down pillows and quilts, wrapped in luxury bed linens for a restful night’s sleep. Your ensuite shower room offers an invigorating rain shower, plus above the bedroom lies a mezzanine bathroom with a freestanding tub. Breathe easy in the tub as you look out to the birch wood behind the cottage.
Cairn Valley is a place to pause, take in all the beauty of nature and enjoy a quiet existence. The separate garden room, which used to be the waiting room at the Aviemore railway station, is a place to enjoy watching the native bird life or a place to take that well deserved afternoon nap. No matter how you choose to spend your time in this serene holiday cottage, Cairn Valley leaves an impression, you’ll take a bit of the quiet life with you.
With your neighbours being just a herd of Rothiemurchus deer, you’ll no doubt have that feeling of being away from it all, because you are.
Cairn Valley is a dog-friendly self-catering cottage in Scotland that sleeps 2. Weekly lets plus short breaks are available during the low season.
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Sleeps 2 + 2 beds for children
Forest Cottage quietly sits amongst the woodland on Loch an Eilein’s north east-shore, right in the heart of Rothiemurchus. This dreamy red-roofed remote cottage was restored in 2018 to become the classic forest hideaway for so many to enjoy. With direct access to the loch, Forest Cottage is a haven for those with an interest in outdoor pursuits as there are endless trails directly from this unique cottage for walking, hiking, cycling or wild swimming.
Step into a Scottish folk tale with the delightful rustic interiors. All of which reflect both the infinite variety of woods and greens of the forest. Vintage details and simple furnishings maintain the original look of this cottage from centuries ago. Step into the sweet kitchen fitted with luxury appliances that would inspire even the most reluctant chef. Forest Cottage offers simple pleasures, you can endlessly enjoy just listening to the crackle and hiss of the logs in the wood burning stove in the spacious double height living room.
The red and white fairy tale primary bedroom features a supremely comfortable super king bed, a perfect display of cabin-luxe. Stay in bed whilst watching the red squirrels, native birds and pine martens in the back garden. Enjoy touches of decadence in the contemporary bathroom that offer a rain shower, whirlpool bath and cleverly hidden flat screen TV. Utterly unique in design, there is a twin bedroom upstairs that is perfect for the little ones.
Sounds of birdsong and the wild beauty of the forest are the backdrop of Forest Cottage. You’ll be able to breathe freely from the moment you arrive as the tranquil surroundings restore your senses. Homes and Interiors Scotland Magazine wrote: “Falling asleep with the stars twinkling through the skylight, surrounded by abundant trees and wildlife, is nothing short of magical.” Just peek out the front door and you’ll see glimpses of the pine-clad mountains beyond the loch. A short walk takes you to the loch shore where you can witness the water reflecting the ever-changing Highland skies, a treasure to behold.
Forest Cottage is a dog friendly Aviemore accommodation that sleeps 2, plus 2 children. Weekly lets in the high season and shorter breaks in the low season.
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The Garden Flat
Bright and cosy, The Garden Flat is a ground floor apartment conveniently located within walking distance of Aviemore. The spoils of the Rothiemurchus Farm Shop and The Barn are minutes away as are all outdoor activities. Perfectly situated, The Garden Flat makes for an ideal car-free holiday.
Part of the stunning 18th century Inverdruie House, this apartment is ideal for a couple or a small family looking to explore the Highlands but not be too secluded. The Garden Flat brings the garden indoors with a colourful botanical theme throughout. The original features such as the copper fire and chimney are complemented with contemporary furnishings. A generously sized window with seats look out into the gorgeous walled garden from the open plan living kitchen area.
The double bedroom with its high ceiling and big window feels incredibly spacious and gets filled with light. While the twin room offers something a bit more cosy.. Each bedroom features convenient original washbasins.
Right in the heart of Rothiemurchus, The Garden Flat is prime for your week of outdoor adventure. You’ll have the Strathspey Highland ponies in the fields surrounding Inverdruie House, bikes can be hired nearby and in winter you’re on the main bus route to the ski area at Cairngorm Mountain. Fresh air and Highland activities await you!
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, this Aviemore accommodation is dog friendly and conveniently located to town.
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A beautifully renovated cottage with unspoilt views over the rolling hills of Rothiemurchus, Honeysuckle Cottage is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings whilst being wrapped up in the most dreamy of luxury interiors.
The perfect Highland escape with the quiet of a Rothiemurchus evening broken only by birdsong or distant Highland cattle. Uniquely designed, there are two entrances providing access to each of the ensuite bedrooms. A brilliant layout for those on holiday with others and looking to socialise in the kitchen and living rooms whilst having a bit of privacy. The spacious kitchen features a large window with seats overlooking the garden and hills beyond. Enjoy warmth and atmosphere in the kitchen with one of three wood burning stoves. The inviting living room, with another wood burning stove, offers incomparable comfort with oversized chairs and a sofa to sink into.
The impressive primary bedroom with its whimsical aesthetic delivers on comfort and style. Enjoy a four poster bed, a freestanding bathtub, another wood burning stove and modern ensuite bathroom. At the other end of the cottage lies an equally matched bedroom. The dark skies outside the bedroom windows accompany you for the perfect night’s sleep.
Honeysuckle Cottage has a delightful outside space where you can savour all the spoils of the Highlands, plus an outdoor pizza oven! Sit out and watch the swifts and look out for Ospreys which can be seen overhead or enjoy the antics of the red squirrels, new residents at the bottom of the garden. Bundle up on the cooler nights and take in the dark skies above. The garden room was designed as a relaxation room, where you can enjoy morning yoga, meditation, and massages from our mobile therapists. Or escape with your favourite book and cup of tea.
Perfectly situated, this luxury cottage provides the quiet solitude only to be had in the Highlands but remains only a short walk from the Rothiemurchus Farm shop for fresh bread and supplies. The perfect haven for completely unwinding and relaxing or enjoying country pursuits.
Honeysuckle Cottage is a gorgeous holiday cottage in Scotland that sleeps 4. Dog friendly accommodation with an enclosed garden. Weekly lets and shorter breaks available during low season.
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Loch an Eilein Cottage
On the north-western shore of Loch an Eilein you’ll find the cottage, splendidly situated with unspoiled views of the loch, 13th century castle ruins and the mountains beyond. A real treasure in Cairngorms National Park. Loch an Eilein Cottage is a luxurious lochside escape in a breathtaking setting.
An exquisitely restored 19th century stone cottage that maintains original features that are eloquently met with contemporary and sumptuous furnishings. You’ll enjoy tranquil interiors; the cool neutral palette mirrors the waters of the loch and its reflection of the Highland sky and heathery mountains. A couple window seats to choose from allows you to gaze out onto one of the most beautiful views in all the Highlands from the kitchen or living room. The double sided wood burning stove offers unparalleled warmth and atmosphere, perfect after a walk around the loch. Loch an Eilein Cottage is a cocoon of warmth in the changeable Highland weather.
Retire in the intimate double bedroom that offers supreme comfort, whilst still enjoying the warmth and glow from the wood burning stove. The window looks out onto the private garden, inviting you to keep the curtains open to enjoy the vast dark sky. Fresh air met with the quiet comfort of nature offers a restful night’s slumber. Underfloor heating makes the ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and tv a real treat. Modern luxury united in harmony in this classic old stone cottage is what makes Loch an Eilein Cottage so special. Attached to the bedroom is a light filled sit-out-erie to nap, read and enjoy a drink.
You’ll feel happily secluded without being completely isolated with the walking path around the loch just right outside.
You’ll get regular visits by the local wildlife – deer, red squirrels, badgers and Highland birds a plenty in the best self catering cottages in Scotland! Not far beyond the loch are the dramatic mountainous landscapes, charming towns and villages and an endless range of outdoor activities to enjoy in Cairngorms National Park. Breathe easy and enjoy a genuine immersion with nature.
Loch an Eilein Cottage is a stunning holiday home with a loch view, sleeps 2 and dog friendly. Weekly lets available, plus shorter breaks in low season.
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