Near Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire
Heatherlea Cottage is a snug and most comfortable cottage which will appeal to all country-lovers, walkers, climbers and skiers.
|Sleeps: 7||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (4)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It stands alone on a hillside with a burn at its side in its own 35 acres of land, halfway between Pitlochry and Aviemore and just above the village of Dalwhinnie (two hotels, a garage, cafe, railway halt and distillery) with a lovely view across the valley of the River Truim (fishing available) to the Grampian Mountains. It has been substantially refurbished, yet retains all its considerable character and now also benefits from a splendid, new, private and gated approach road.
With a wood-burning stove in the cosy sitting room to supplement the electric heating, a bed room and a bathroom downstairs and two further bedrooms and WC upstairs, it offers accommodation which is both versatile and well-equipped.
Here you will be staying on the very hill where Bonnie Prince Charlie encamped his army after raising his standard at Glenfinnan and who knows that he did not rest in this old crofter's cottage that already existed in its primitive form? Recently rebuilt, completely modernised and double-glazed, it is centrally-heated throughout the year to keep the stone walls warm - while inner heat can be generated by sampling a bit of the local 'Dalwhinnie malt' in front of the wood-burning stove.
This is a very central location for touring in all directions. 10 miles south of Newtonmore, it is easily reached via the fast A9 and then by a newly constructed track from the Fort William road.
You can catch a sprinter-train to Inverness or Perth from the tiny station (a quarter mile away), or drive westwards alongside beautiful Loch Laggan to visit Fort William on the west coast (45 miles). Those familiar with the TV series 'Monarch of the Glen' will recognise 'Glenbogle House' and a familiar lochside beach across the water as they drive. On the Strathspey Steam Railway you can even take a 10 mile trip through 'Monarch of the Glen' country to 'Glenbogle Station' at Broomhill.
To the north, Aviemore is well known as a winter sports centre, but is also hugely popular in summer, with sailing on beautiful Loch Morlich, the chairlift to the top of Cairngorm, ranger led walks in Rothiemurchus forest where there is also clay pigeon shooting, quad bike trekking, fishing and a wealth of wildlife to spot. Just a little further on is Boat of Garten, famous for its ospreys and by then you have an easy drive up to Inverness itself.
For an active Highland holiday too, Heatherlea's situation cannot be bettered. The owners bought it for their own skiing holidays and the house is equidistant between the Cairngorm and Nevis ski areas, both of which can be reached (by main roads) in less than an hour.
For mountain-bikers, the Wolftrax dedicated mountain biking trails are just a few miles down the Fort William road at Laggan, or again you can continue to the world-class tracks on Aonach Mor (the Nevis range in its summer incarnation). There is pony-trekking at both Laggan and Newtonmore. Fishermen are spoiled for choice, from local lochans to the Spey itself, as are walkers and climbers, with plenty of Munros to choose from in the area.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, digital TV/V/DVD and CD player.
Kitchen/Dining Room with microwave oven, electric-cooker, fridge and freezer, washing machine, dishwasher etc.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
Double-bed room (king-size)
2nd WC and basin.
There is an extra single Z-bed available for rent.
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Linen (Double bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are available to hire. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 4 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (3 large, 4 medium or 4 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Valentine's Week From 10/02/2018 to 16/02/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 7|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£365.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£395.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£365.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£395.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£495.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£395.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£495.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£595.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£495.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£595.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£495.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£395.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£365.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.