Carn Dearg Cottage
Newtonmore, Cairngorms National ParkGuest Rating
Carn Dearg Cottage is a charming, detached cottage set down a quiet little leafy lane in the village of Newtonmore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The cottage is relatively newly built but has been decked out in a traditional Highland style that suits its location down to the ground. Off the spacious central hallway is the sophisticated sitting room that is the perfect place to relax with comfortable seating and a wood-burning stove to sit back and admire.
The delightful kitchen at the back of the cottage has a spacious dining table and is supplemented by a utility room with a washing machine and a handy rack for drying clothes up out of the way. There is also a modern shower room on this level with a walk-in shower.
Upstairs the master double bedroom has an impressive four poster bed and plenty of built-in storage, an attractive twin bedroom and a bathroom with a luxurious roll top bath that just begs you to soak in it after days spent out sightseeing.
Outside there are gravelled garden areas (not enclosed) to the front and rear with a seating area for alfresco breakfasts and off road parking for up to two cars.
The cottage is only 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station and it is an easy 10 minute walk to the main street where there is a grocery shop, small supermarket, cafés and a hotel bar/restaurant.
The Wildcat Experience offers a delightful way to explore Newtonmore fully, with over 100 colourful painted cat statues dotted all around the village. Pick up a pack from the Wildcat Centre on the main street and follow the trail to try to spot as many as possible - there is even a prize if you can find more than 50.
Walkers and climbers can walk right out and up a munro directly from the cottage, which is named after the Carn Dearg munro. This impressive peak stands at 3,100 feet and takes the best part of a day to climb.
The Highland Folk Museum (1 mile) is an open air museum (open Mar - Oct) made up of over 30 traditional buildings that offer a fascinating insight into the living conditions of the Highland people from the 1700s right up until the 1960s. If you are interested in tracing your family heritage then the Clan Macpherson Museum is a good place for genealogical research and even more Highland history.
Every August the Highland Games come to Newtonmore with pipe music and Scottish dancing, as well as the games which include shot put and tossing the caber. The village is also known for its love of shinty (a cross between hockey and lacross) and you may well be lucky enough to see one of the fast-paced Saturday games being played on the shinty ground.
The RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (8 miles) has a range of wonderful wildlife to see with everything from wild cats and elk to polar bears, red pandas and stunningly beautiful snow leopards.
There are 30km of excellent mountain biking trails to try at Laggan Wolftrax (10 miles) or if watersports are more to your liking you can canoe/kayak, sail or windsurf on Loch Insh (10 miles). You can even take a quad bike tour around the Ardverikie Estate and along the sandy shores of Loch Laggan. There is skiing and snowboarding at the Cairngorm Mountain Ski Resort (24 miles) where Scotland’s only funicular railway takes you right up to the top with amazing views to admire as you ascend. Lessons are available and all the necessary equipment and clothing can be conveniently hired on site.
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, iPod docking station
Kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge, etc
Utility room with washing machine
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (four poster)
Bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2019 - 07 Feb 2019||£450.00|
|08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019||£495.00|
|05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||£650.00|
|26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019||£495.00|
|10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019||£650.00|
|24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019||£750.00|
|31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019||£650.00|
|28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019||£750.00|
|30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019||£650.00|
|20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019||£495.00|
|11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||£650.00|
|01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£450.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
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We booked the cottage at the last minute and we're delighted that the owner could accommodate us. The cottage was ready ...Read More
Wonderful cottage, perfect location for our holiday, cannot fault
Very nice place.
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Very nice rooms in good condition
Excellent service throughout