Boat of Garten, near AviemoreGuest Rating
Finchwood is a spacious and unique property in a quiet location in the village providing ideal, high specification holiday accommodation for families and larger parties wishing to enjoy all the attractions of this glorious area.
|Sleeps: 8/10||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
Modern in design, it stands in a large, enclosed, mature garden with patio area (with barbecue and furniture) where children can enjoy freedom to roam and play. From there you have direct access to the woodland behind with paths leading to the village and to picturesque Loch Vaa. The more adventurous amongst your party can cycle off-road on tracks leading into the centre of Aviemore.
Inside there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out in comfort, as the accommodation is split over three floors. One the ground floor is the main lounge with comfortable seating and an open fire to keep it cosy. The dining kitchen is an expansive room with a well-equipped kitchen area at one end and a large dining table at the other end with French doors that lead out to a decked area (with furniture). Also on this floor are a double bedroom (with king-size bed), a twin bedroom and a family bathroom.
On the lower ground floor there is a twin bedroom and a lovely, spacious family room that has a king-size bed and two single beds (additional charge). There is also an en suite bathroom and French doors out to another little seating area. There is also a shower room and a handy utility room which houses the laundry facilities.
Upstairs, the family room has further space where children can play or adults can chill out, with doors out to a balcony/decking area (with furniture) that is ideal for relaxing in the sunshine. It also has a games console and games for days when the weather is not so nice. Useful extras such as a porch/boot room complete the accommodation, while the garage with its table tennis table means that children (and adults too) will be happily entertained without even leaving the premises!
The little village of Boat of Garten (with shop, restaurant and hotel/bar) has a great deal to commend it.
Sitting only a couple of miles from the main A9 Perth - Inverness road, five miles from Aviemore (with all facilities), it is in the heart of the Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. It is just across from Glenmore with lovely Loch Morlich (with beach and water sports), the Cairngorm Mountain Railway and the chairlift to the top of Cairgorm (for skiing).
Wild life and bird enthusiasts in particular will know it as the home of the first breeding pair of osprey to return to Scotland after an absence of over a hundred years. The RSPB reserve there is a mecca for those wanting to see these magnificent birds. It has an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and as if all that were not enough, it is also on the route of the Strathspey Steam Railway, with a regular service to Aviemore.
Apart from the obvious activities such as climbing, walking, pony trekking, sailing and fishing for which this area is rightly famous, Aviemore offers a leisure pool with flumes and a wave machine, a championship golf course and all manner of attractions. The Landmark Theme Park, with its Advertureworld and Watercoaster is within a couple of miles and is bound to appeal to younger party members.
At Newtonmore and Laggan Wolftrax there are superb mountain biking trails and no trip to this part of the world would be complete without a visit to Inverness, the 'Capital of the Highlands'. Treat yourself to a bit of history while you are there and visit the battlefield at Culloden and the fort at Fort George, where you can also watch the dolphins swimming through the narrows. For the serious golfer the world famous Nairn Golf Club is just over half an hour away. There's far too much to do in a week or even a fortnight, so you'll have every excuse to return again and again!
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 and smart TV
Kitchen/dining room with microwave, gas hob and double electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, i-Pod dock etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Lower ground floor
Family room with double bed (king-size) and two single beds, TV/V with en suite bath/shower room
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
Sitting/play room with French doors to balcony with TV/DVD and PS3 (games)
Table tennis table and small snooker table
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (1 basket of logs 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 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).
- Save 10% w/c 06 Oct 18 From 06/10/2018 to 12/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 13 Oct 18 From 13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 20 Oct 18 From 20/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
- Christmas 2018 From 22/12/2018 to 28/12/2018
- New Year 2018/9 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8||Sleeps 10|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£895.00||£995.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£2,495.00||£2,495.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£895.00||£995.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£895.00||£995.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£2,495.00||£2,495.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
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Excellent layout of accommodation and just what was described. The property was immaculate on arrival with excellent gro...Read More
Beautiful property in lovely location.
Extremely well equipped and excellent attention to detail.
Fabulous house and garden. Much more than just a holiday cottage. Wish I could live there. The dogs were not impressed w...Read More
Beautiful house but very difficult to heat. I think there should be a larger fuel allowance in the winter and sticks sho...Read More
I love staying at Finchwood and may well return again next year.