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Upper Finlarig Cottages

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7 Nights See prices

  • £290  to  £620

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Short Breaks From

  • £80 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Beach Nearby

About Upper Finlarig Cottages

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 drawn guests back time and again over the past thirty years. There is stream running below the cottages (over an old bridge), which often attracts deer. Red squirrels and hares are also frequent visitors. In addition, feeders are put out for those who enjoy the wide variety of birdlife. Wildlife photographer, Karen Miller, has written a photoblog about her stay at the cottages ("Living my wildlife dream") and you can read about this and see her amazing pictures by clicking through to the owners blog via the 'owners website' button.

The holiday cottages are situated in an elevated position, close to the Highland village of Dulnain Bridge (half a mile walk), well away from any main roads. You can stroll into the village which has two hotels and a Post Office. 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 Nethy Bridge is a similar distance. Aviemore, the main tourist centre, is fifteen minutes away.

Directly from the cottages you can enjoy many 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 runs from Aviemore via Boat-of-Garten to Broomhill Station close to the cottages. Also within the surrounding area are the Reindeer Centre on the road up to 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 beaches and dunes, and Culloden Battlefield are too within easy driving distance.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Peter Strother joined Independent Cottages in September 2008

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (The Cairngorms)

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).

Shepherds Cottage

  • You enter through a porch where boots and coats can be stored.
  • Living room with television/DVD player and two sofas.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dining area.
  • One Double bedroom.
  • One twin bedroom.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower.
  • There is a sunny garden to the front, and a quiet, private west-facing garden and patio to the rear, with burn (stream) running below, where you can sit and enjoy the evening sunshine whilst taking in the beautiful views and the birdlife on the feeders.

Upper Finlarig Cottage

  • Large living room with television/DVD player, bed sofa, sofa and patio doors that open out onto the patio and expansive gardens with views of the Cairngorms themselves - the ideal place for enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset and birdlife and red squirrels on the feeders.
  • Dining area and fully equipped kitchen.
  • Double and twin beds sleeping four guests in total.
  • Bathroom with toilet, washbasin and shower.
  • Large garden.

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.

Upper Finlarig Cottages Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1479 851209 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Peter Strother
Member Since September 2008

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Upper Finlarig Cottages Noticeboard

Quiet. Mountain views. Bird/wildlife. Gardens. Walks close. Internet/email via mobiles. Nr. Grantown/Aviemore. Central for exploring Highlands. Blocked out red=both cotts bkd

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Upper Finlarig Cottages 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 10th June 2024
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