Abernethy Cottage

Abernethy Cottage

The house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in a residential woodland setting with many pedestrian and cycle paths.

The house has two bedrooms, an eating kitchen, a sitting room/dining room, bathroom and a cloakroom with a separate toilet. There is parking for two cars plus a garage where skis or bikes could be kept. There is a small garden with a gravel seating area, which catches the sun in summer. There is a fence and gates to keep small children secure.

It will probably be most appreciated by people looking for peace and quiet, and who want to explore the beautiful and varied surroundings.

The house is designed to be comfortable, with a cooker, fridge/freezer, television, DVD player, ipod/iphone docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, hand blender, clock radios and vacuum cleaner. The supply of cutlery, crockery and pans are likely to be sufficient for most cooking needs, although there are outside eating places within fifteen minutes' walk.

Although a car gives most flexibility and convenience, it would be possible to holiday in the house without one. The house is 15 min walk from Aviemore railway station (much of this through fields with views of the mountains). It is surrounded by public areas of woodland and grass, with a playpark for larger children a couple of minutes away. Pedestrian paths and cycle paths start within a few yards of the house, which go for many miles mainly off-road.

The house is close to the terminus of the Speyside Way and also of the Badenoch way.

There is a golf course in the close vicinity, and Aviemore contains shops, restaurants and a swimming pool. Fit adults could do a circuit Loch-an-Eilan by walking from the house.

There is a small hill easily accessible on the other side of Aviemore, by going through a woodland nature reserve. The Rothiemurchus centre can be reached within about half an hour, offering crafts, children's fishing, quad biking, 4x4 driving and farm tours.

Particularly in the summer, a bus service runs up the ski road, passing by Glenmore with reindeer Centre, Loch Morlich with windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. From the ski centre, a funicular railway runs up Cairngorm Mountain to the Ptarmigan restaurant, for views of the Highlands. It would also be possible to reach the Landmark forest adventure park at Carrbridge by bus.

On bikes (which can be hired close by) it is easy to ride off-road to the nearby villages of Boat of Garten, close to the RSPB Osprey reserve, where there are walks along the Spey and in pine forest. A nice forest and mountain circuit would be to ride to Glenmore, through the Ryvoan pass to Nethy Bridge, then back through Boat of Garten along the Speyside way.

By car you can reach all these places in a few minutes, and go much further afield. There is another watersports centre at Loch Insh, which also has an RSPB wetland reserve, and the Highland Wildlife Park is nearby. Newtonmore has a museum of traditional highland buildings. The whisky trail needs a car, as would a trip (spring and autumn) to see the dolphins in the Moray Firth.

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Accommodation & Facilities

Accommodation and facilities all on ground floor:

Double bedroom - double bed, bedside cabinets, bedside light, built in wardrobes, space for travel cot.

Twin bedroom – two single beds, bedside cabinet, bed lights, fitted wardrobes.

Family bathroom – with plumbed over-bath shower, electric heater, vanity cabinet.

Cloakroom – with wc, basin and vanity cabinet.

Lounge/diner – spacious lounge/dining room with a sofa and two armchairs, coffee table, 32” television with freeview, DVD player and library of books, DVDs and games, tourist information, ipod/iphone docking station. Dining table with seating for 6 and plenty of good dinnerware and cutlery.

Kitchen/diner – fully fitted modern kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier, kettle, 4 slice toaster and all the pots and pans and utensils necessary. Child’s high chair (stored in garage along with cot.)

The cottage is supplied with a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. Private garage with secure accommodation for bicycles, skis , car etc as well as onsite parking for two cars

List of Features

  • Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in a residential woodland setting
  • 32” TV with freeview and DVD
  • Free Wi-Fi internet
  • ipod/iphone docking station
  • Patio area
  • Electricity included
  • Linen and towels included
  • Easy walking access to Aviemore shops and station

All bed linen, towels and electricity is included in the price.

A deposit of 25% of the total tariff is requested in advance. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday (or by arrangement for short notice bookings).

No smoking is permitted within the holiday home.

A refundable security deposit of £50 will be required as part of your final balance payment.

Sorry no pets.

Wi-fi internet at no additional cost.

A travel cot and high chair is available at no extra cost

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Tariff & Prices

Prices shown are standard prices. Late availability or other discounts may apply at certain times and are not shown on this table. To check Availability and Prices, with any applied discounts, click on Check Now button and choose your desired dates with number of guests staying. The pop up box will provide a final price quotation.

Dates Price for 7 nights from Short break prices from
30 Jun 2017 - 24 Aug 2017 £525.00 From £367.50
28 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 £525.00
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017 £450.00 From £315.00
28 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £425.00 From £297.50
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Nov 2017 £395.00 From £276.50
28 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017 £350.00 From £245.00
17 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017 £525.00 From £367.50
26 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 £657.29
01 Jan 2018 - 02 Jan 2018 £453.86 From £354.00
03 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018 £415.00 From £290.00
24 Mar 2018 - 26 Apr 2018 £446.00 From £402.00
27 Apr 2018 - 28 Jun 2018 £499.00 From £349.00
29 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018 £551.00
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 £472.00
01 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018 £446.00 From £312.00
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Nov 2018 £415.00 From £290.00
27 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018 £368.00 From £257.00
16 Dec 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 £551.00 From £496.00
25 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019 £709.00 From £638.00

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Location & Directions

From the south (A9)

Pass the exit for Aviemore

Turn right at exit for Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge. Turn right at immediate T junction onto A95

Travel about a mile and a half to entrance to Aviemore

Take 2nd left into Dalfaber Drive (large sign at entrance to road) and four signs pointing in this direction

Cross rail bridge and level crossing. Take 2nd right after level crossing into Craggan More Road

Take 3rd right into Carn Mor

Abernethy Cottage is at the end on the right

From the north (A9)

Turn right off A9 at junction for Boat of Garten/Nethy Bridge

Follow instructions as from the south above

From the East (Aberdeenshire) via Tomintoul

Follow the A 939 Grantown on Spey road until there is a left turn to Nethy Bridge

From Nethy Bridge Causer crossroads take the B970 to Boat of Garten. About a mile after leaving of Boat of Garten turn left from B970 to A95

Follow A95 until entering Aviemore, then follow instructions as for North and South above

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Independent reviews


Guest Comments

Aviemore is one of our favourite places in the UK, and staying in the Abernethy cottage made our stay even more enjoyable.
Dave, Cockermouth : 1st November, 2015

Quiet location, near to the shops in Aviemore with a convenient footpath. Comfortable with good heating and hot water. Lovely location with numerous walks nearby
Marion, Dover : 4th July, 2015

The cottage was a nice size and well presented, it's location was great for walking into the centre of Aviemore and the kids loved the play park down the lane
Marianne, Milton of Campsie : 20th April, 2015

The accommodation is perfectly located for exploring the local area and for getting into the resort centre. It is like a second home with all mod cons and plenty space. It is set in a quiet, residential location.
Martin, Perth : 27th October, 2014

Superb location in a very quiet cul-de-sac. Only 10-15 minutes walk into town centre. Highly recommend Pizza Riach (two minutes away by car) for a take away.
Russell, Harrowgate : 23rd July, 2014

self contained quiet location good quality accommodation. well positioned would be happy to stay there again.
Nick, Emsworth : 18th May, 2014

Good Holiday Home for Visiting Highland Scotland - A quiet, clean, comfort and well equipped cottage, located not far away from the town centre, convenient for visiting areas around Aviemore or Highland. The information board in the kitchen provides detailed and useful touring routes. Will consider to stay again in our future visits to Highland Scotland.
M, West Sussex : 9th November, 2013

Pleasant short break
Really enjoyed our stay, pleased they charged per night, accommodation a great size for us, a couple with 13 month baby. Shower excellent, mattress too soft. Lovely and warm.
Guest from Edinburgh : 29th October, 2013

Very clean and well equipped little house, ideal for a small family holiday in Aviemore. We've stayed before and we will again.
Mr Y, Aberdeen : 4th September, 2013

Spacial bedrooms, plenty of seating in living room, and a highchair supplied. TV with freesat (not freeview) so that allowed for good choice of channels.
Mr N, Falkirk : 19th August, 2013

spacious, clean, centrally located to various attractions, off street parking good
R M, Ontario, Canada : 15th August, 2013

Peaceful location yet within easy reach of local amenities.
E C, Edinburgh : 6th August, 2013

Quiet location.
Mr F, Mansfield : 12th June, 2013

convenient easy access to aviemore and surrounds.
Mrs F, Morar : 21st April, 2013

The cottage was clean with all the equipment provided. We were very pleased, the accommodation was excellent value for money
J O, Leek : 10th April, 2013

Well appointed accommodation, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable for 2 to 4 people to live in. Pleasantly surprised how easy it was to book with Gael Holiday Homes via the internet and how efficient all the arrangements and accuracy of all instructions were. On arrival at the cottage it was very clean and well equipped so that we had no trouble easing in to living in another "home" for a week. the location suited us fine for the main purpose of our visit with easy access to roads for travel to our planned destinations and for access to Aviemore itself. The location in a quiet cul de sac suited us absolutely fine with what seemed like friendly neighbours all round. All in all a great experience in using Gael Holiday Homes and the property we chose and I will have no hesitation in passing on details to friends and anyone who wants a good experience in booking a holiday home.
MB : 17th February, 2013

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