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Hawthorn House

Tomintoul, Banffshire

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If you are setting your sights high when it comes to holiday accommodation, then look no further than Hawthorn House in Tomintoul (all facilities, art gallery, malt whisky shop), which is the highest village in the Scottish Highlands and in the centre of the Cairngorm National Park!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It is a great centre for experiencing real Highland hospitality, being in easy reach of Aviemore and the Cairngorms (27 miles).

The village may be high, but the standard of accommodation offered by Hawthorn House is, if anything, still higher. When you drive up it may look simply like a solid, traditional, Scots cottage, but once inside it will be revealed just what an excellent choice you have made.

Most beautifully and stylishly refurbished and spacious with every comfort, this is a truly superb house. The large, welcoming sitting room has a wood-burning stove that supplements the oil central heating. There is a separate dining room and state-of-the-art breakfasting kitchen and additional utility room. There is beautiful wood flooring downstairs and also on this level is a double bedroom with an en suite shower room.

Upstairs are three more luxurious bedrooms (one of which is en suite) and a further sumptuous family bathroom.

While Hawthorn House fronts on to the street (with no great volume of traffic), at the back all is peaceful with a large, enclosed grass garden with plenty of parking and a secluded patio area (with furniture). The convenience of having the village shops and eating places within a few minutes' walk is another definite plus.

Map & Local

It goes without saying that this is splendid climbing and walking country (you are right on the Speyside Way).

The house is also ideally placed for mountain biking, with a four-star mountain biking trail just 3 miles away and secure storage for bikes in the garden. In winter the Lecht ski area (6 miles) is just down the road towards Cock Bridge.

You are well placed for a pilgrimage along the Whisky Trail here, with the Glenlivet distillery being perhaps the nearest. If you walk to it along the Speyside Way you won't have to worry about breathalysers on the way back! Grantown on Spey (4 miles) with more shopping opportunities and a golf course and the Spey is, of course, also one of the great Scottish salmon rivers. History enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the beautiful gardens at Ballindalloch Castle (14 miles).

Carrbridge and Boat of Garten, the site of the famous osprey nesting site, are other places of interest, perhaps on your way to the attractions of Aviemore and the Cairngorms. You could also head north west for a day in Inverness (50 miles).

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, TV/DVD and CD player
Dining room
Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
WC with wash basin.


Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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

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 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £695.00 £795.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £495.00 £595.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £495.00 £650.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £595.00 £750.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £695.00 £850.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £595.00 £750.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £695.00 £850.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £1,045.00 £1,045.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £695.00 £850.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £1,045.00 £1,045.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £695.00 £850.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £595.00 £750.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £695.00 £850.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £495.00 £650.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £1,045.00 £1,045.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £1,045.00 £1,045.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA 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.

For Hawthorn House, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.


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Very comfortable cottage with everything you need and an excellent location! Highly recommend


It was a fabulous place, lacking nothing.


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Very comfortable. Good quality accommodation.


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