Pine Cottage, Cairngorms Favourite

Romantic little cottage on a woodland estate, within the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park

From
£125-170/night
~
Sleeps 2 + a baby

Space & Setting.

Tucked away amongst the sky-high trees, craggy mountains and unruffled lochs of Cairngorms National Park lies a peaceful retreat of 5 cottages, of which this is the smallest. Paths to true Scottish wilderness wind out from its front door, through Caledonia pine forest. The cottage itself has a classical feel, thanks to its tall Victorian windows and the original pitch-pine floor from its previous life as a ballroom. Muted accents of sage green and honeysuckle give centre stage to a beautiful chandelier and vintage mirrors; a record player and cocktail cabinet add to the nostalgic feel. In the colder months you’ll love shaking up Negronis and playing Monopoly after a day’s walking. In the warmer months, sit out in your sweet little garden or relax on the shared lawns and watch red squirrels leap from tree to tree. Truly idyllic.

Getting here: drive, or train Aviemore then taxi (20 mins)

Sustainability.

All heating and hot water is supplied by biomass boilers.

Surrounds.

  • Loch Garten
  • Woodlands
    Woodlands
  • Cairngorms
    Cairngorms
  • Loch Morlich
    Loch Morlich
  • Cairngorms
    Cairngorms
  • Shared grounds
    Shared grounds
  • Set your alarms and go for a dawn dip in Loch Garten, with a flask of hot coffee to warm you up afterwards. The early start will be worth it when you see the secluded loch in the first few hours of sunlight.
  • The Cairngorms offer breathtaking walking and cycling, through ancient woodlands, along winding rivers and amongst a mountainous landscape that’s so wild it feels primitive.
  • The park is home to red squirrels, pine martens, roe deer and golden eagles (BBC’s Springwatch was recently filmed here). Take a guided nature walk or 4×4 drive to help you spot the wildlife.
  • Or do a cookery course with renowned food writer Ghillie Başan, in her remote home high in the hills.
  • After dark, cosy up by the woodland firepit to roast marshmallows and listen to owls hooting in the Caledonia pines.
  • There are regular events in the woodland teepee.

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