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Two cosy separate holiday cottages that are located in a wonderful tranquil position surrounded by open fields, with beautiful views of the Cairngorm Mountain Range. The peaceful location and natural beauty of this delightful area has enticed guests to return time and time again over the past twenty years. There is stream running below the cottages (over an old bridge), which often attracts deer. In addition, feeders are put out for those who enjoy the wide variety of birdlife.
The holiday cottages are situated in an elevated position, close to the wee Scottish village of Dulnain Bridge (half a mile walk), well away from any main roads. You can stroll into the village which has two hotels, a Post Office and a restaurant. The local area also offers a good range of outdoor activities to enjoy, including good opportunities for golf, river fishing, cycling routes, tennis courts and swimming pools. It is a wonderful place for families with much to offer all ages.
The town of Grantown-on-Spey is a ten minute drive and offers shops, restaurants and pubs and for those who want to venture a little further afield, Aviemore is just under 20 minutes away.
Directly from the cottages you can enjoy an abundance of fantastic walks through hills and forest with the opportunity to watch birds and enjoy the local wildlife along the way. Buzzards can be seen over the hills and there are many red squirrels to be seen. There is also Loch Garten with its Osprey Centre, making a wonderful day out for bird watchers. Ordinance survey maps of the local area can be borrowed for the duration of your holiday, with 'Upper Finlarig' marked on them.
Whatever the time of the year, the cottages provide a welcoming base to explore the area and relax. Within easy reach of Cairngorm and Lecht, guests can enjoy skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. The Strathspey Steam Railway with its steam locomotives and the Cairngorm Funicular (the UK's highest railway) are also close by. Also within the surrounding area are the Reindeer Centre in the Cairngorm Mountains, The Highland Folk Museum, Landmark Forest Adventure Park and the Highland Wildlife Park (an impressive safari park of some one hundred plus acres). The attractive seaside town of Nairn with its glorious beaches, Loch Ness (spanning twenty three miles!), the city of Inverness, the Moray village of Findhorn with its stormy history, and Culloden Battlefield are too within easy driving distance.
Peter Strother joined Independent Cottages in September 2008
Both holiday cottages are in an enviable position offering wonderful views across the surrounding countryside and beyond to the Cairngorms. They provide cosy comfortable holiday accommodation where guests can escape from the pressures of every day life and relax amongst beautiful countryside. Both holiday cottages sleep up to four guests and offer single level accommodation that may be suitable for people with limited mobility (please speak to the owner regarding your specific requirements to ensure the accommodation is suitable).
Upper Finlarig Cottage
Additional information: Short breaks are available. There is parking in front of the cottages. Pets are welcome. Bed linen is included within the price. Grocery package available. The cottages are non smoking throughout. Mobile reception generally excellent with 4G coverage indoors and out allowing for Superfast Mobile Internet for those who have access.
Star Rating: 3 Star
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