Heatherlea Cottage

Near Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire

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Heatherlea Cottage is a snug and most comfortable cottage which will appeal to all country-lovers, walkers, climbers and skiers.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (4)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

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.

Map & Local

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

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

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.
Twin-bed room.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.

Upstairs

Double-bed room (king-size)
Twin-bed room.
2nd WC and basin.
There is an extra single Z-bed available for rent.

Available Extras

Linen (Single Bed)
£8.00
Linen (Double bed)
£8.00
Towels (per person)
£5.00
Pet
£20.00
Camp-bed
£10.00
Cot
£10.00

Services

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.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2017
Price

Weekly Prices

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)
  • Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
  • Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
  • Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 7
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £495.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £365.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £595.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £595.00
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.

Reviews

Reviews
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24-Sep-2017

As there were only 2 of us staying this was an expensive property, but quite good value for money if you were a party of...

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22-Sep-2017

Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful tranquil setting.Excellent for dogs as lots of ground to walk around near the ...

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07-Sep-2017

Heatherlea Cottage in Dalwhinnie is doggy heaven. A whole week of chasing rabbits in the grounds!

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16-Jun-2017

Easy to book would use again

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01-Jun-2017

Its the perfect holiday cottage for a relaxing break. Maybe the local wildlife may you a visit, if you are lucky.

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