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Sleeps 10 adults
+ 1 children
Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 Pets 2 Welcome Region Inverness-shire Town/village Newtonmore

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Edwardian Holiday Villa, near Newtonmore

This is the playground of Scotland, with so many outdoor activities to choose from, you will wish you were on holiday for a fortnight, not just a week.

Built in the early 1900s, this Edwardian villa offers highland accommodation for up to 11 guests, (10 adults and 1 child) in 5 comfortable bedrooms. The kitchen houses a traditional Aga, as well as an electric hob, and the large sitting room with open fire, has Sky TV. The property also benefits from having a games room, with a smart TV, DVD and Video Player, and a selection of games including a table football table. The bedrooms, all arranged on the first floor, are well presented. The nursery bedroom offers a child’s bed, and space for a cot if appropriate. There is parking for 3 or 4 cars. Surrounded by silver birch and pine trees and with a southerly aspect, it enjoys the sun at the front of the house throughout the year. By walking from the house, there is good access to the glen above, which is ideal for good walks. This is a house which should be perfect for family holidays, activity based groups or golfers.

The sitting room is a great size for all the familyNice well equipped kitchen makes your holiday so much easierGood size dining room which is next door to the kitchenA room for the children

Living Space

Reception rooms

Access is via the storm porch to the front of the house, which takes you into the main hall area. The two front rooms are the sitting room and dining room, which have the views to the front overlooking the silver birch trees. The sitting room is a bright room with an open fire and TV in the corner, with comfortable leather sofas. Next door to the rear of the holiday house is a secondary sitting room, which has been adapted for children, with a table football table, board games, seating and a TV.

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen is located at the rear of the house, with a modern and bright kitchen, with a traditional AGA and additional electric hob by the side. With the black granite work tops on the work island and surfaces, there is plenty of preparation space. The kitchen opens out to the dining room to the front, with pine dining table and matching chairs, with dining capacity for 10 people. A utility room is available to the rear of the kitchen.

  • Aga, 2 hobs, 3 ovens
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Digibox
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Music, SONOS wireless HiFi system
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Payphone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Sky
  • TV, Smart
  • VCR
  • Walking, hill
  • Washing Machine
  • Wii game console
  • Wireless Broadband
The double bedrooms are at the front of the houseThere are two decidedly grown up bedrooms Twin-bedded roomThe bathrooms are modernBunk roomsThe nursery bedroom for a baby or small childShower room on the ground floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 10 + 1

All the bedrooms are located on the first floor, with the two double rooms being the two main front rooms with views overlooking the silver birches. These two double rooms are lovely bright rooms and immaculate in style and content. In-between these two rooms is a child’s bedroom with single bunk, whilst to the rear are the other two bedrooms available. This consists of a twin-bedded room and a bunk room with two bunk beds, with capacity for up to 4 people. There is a bathroom and a separate w.c on this first floor, whilst there is a shower room at ground level.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bunk Room With 2 Sets Of Bunk Beds With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 King Size Double Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
  • Nursery Bedroom Suitable For 1 Child
Nestled in the woodlands up the Glen Road in NewtonmoreEdwardian holiday villa near Newtonmore, Scotland with 4 star ratingYou can walk from here out onto the open moors

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within its own enclosed policy of grounds, with sloped lawn to the front and sides and side area for parking, it is situated just off the road to the glen in Newtonmore. A supermarket can be found in Newtonmore, along with additional shops, fuel station and pubs. This area is known for a large choice of activities, including fishing on the river Spey, winter sports and mountain biking at the Wolftrax biking course. Golf courses are available at Newtonmore and Kingussie. Pony trekking available locally. For walkers there are many hills to climb, as well as the famous Corrieyairack Pass. Dalwhinnie Distillery is the nearest distillery.

Conditions

Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heating, with an initial supply of logs for the open fire included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

Books Saturday - Saturday, or by arrangement in low season

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property only.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

Whilst this property can supply a highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

LocationNewtonmore

The picturesque village of Newtonmore is nestled in Strathspey on the western side of the Cairngorm National Park. This area is popular with anglers and a hotspot for seasonal shooting, but walkers and cyclists will also have plenty to discover in the area around the village. Newtonmore is home to the Highland Folk Museum where you can learn more of the domestic and working lives of early highlanders. The village also boasts a fantastic unique experience called the Wildcat Experience. The visitor attraction is a community arts project – there are over 100 model wildcats, each individually decorated, hidden throughout the village. Find more than 50 and there may be a prize! Addictive fun that will entertain the whole family for days!

Inverness-shire

Inverness-shire is one of the largest county areas in Scotland. Located in the Highlands, it is predominantly mainland, but still has coastline to the west and the east, and includes the Outer Hebrides, Skye and a number of smaller Inner Hebridean Isles. The neighbouring historical county of Nairnshire is now commonly included withing the boundaries of Inverness-shire. The county has a diverse range of attractions and activities for all the family. For thrill seekers, and those in search of invigorating activities, there are two ski resorts, Cairngorm and Nevis Ski Centre, a number of activity centres and much in the way of walking and mountain biking can be found in the Highlands. For something traditionally Scottish why not pay Nessie a visit at Loch Ness? And what about a trip to stand in the shadow of the great Ben Nevis (or walk up it if you are so inclined!)? Visit the Calloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle on British soil, or take a train ride out to the west coast, over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by Harry Potter’s Hogwart's Express! The Outer Hebrides are a 200 island chain off the far north west of Scotland. Inhabited for over 6000 years, the islands have a huge historical heritage, and also contain Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserves. The Isle of Skye is typical of the Scottish Highlands; with 20 Munros on the island, there is much to entertain the avid walker! Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands is a bustling and thriving city and home to the estimable red sandstone Inverness Castle. Other towns include Fort William, located in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Kingussie on the Cairngorm National Park, and Nairn, an attractive seaside holiday spot on the Moray Firth.

North West and Skye

About the Area

The northern section of Scotland provides some of the most dramatic scenery that the country has to offer with stunning natural beauty. The options include travelling up the east coast, through the central region or via the western section. Choosing the east coast, from Inverness to John o’ Groats, is a distance of 120 miles. This takes in the “Black Isle” which has the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth on either side. Continuing on the A9 through Easter Ross, and the scenery starts to get more dramatic with the peak Ben Wyvis dominating the area. The towns that you pass through include Dornoch, Golspie, Brora and Helmsdale, with the historic cathedral at Dornoch a highlight. Beyond and you enter the sparsely populated region of Sutherland, where there are vast open spaces of moorland and heather, which meets the high cliffs to the east. There are two main towns in the northern section and they are Thurso and Wick. The north east section is the county of Caithness, and there are a lot of Norse influence in this area, having been the closest point of contact to Norway and Viking invasions. It is a favourite for tourists who like to go to John o’Groats, and it is historically known as the “start of Great Britain”, being one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points in the UK, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End in Cornwall. At the north coast is the Pentland Firth, which looks out to Orkney and a car ferry can be caught from Scrabster to Stromness. Both Orkney and Shetland have amazing historical sites and are well worth visiting. Travelling along the north coast takes you to Tongue, and it is here that the central route can be taken using the A836. This follows Loch Loyal, past Ben Loyal, Loch Naver and through Strath Vagastie and Strath Tiffy before reaching Lairg. The road is a single track road with passing places and as it is so scenic, there is no hurry. Travelling from the west coast, from the great glen of Scotland and the magnificence of Loch Ness, along the A87, this is a route that is well trodden by tourists, as this is the “road to the isles”. Along the way, it is lochs and glens, with Loch Lochy, Loch Garry, Loch Cluanie, the Five Sisters mountain range, before reaching Loch Duich and one of the most photographed and iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle. From here, the road leads to the Isle of Skye and access onto many of the other islands, or north. Travelling north, takes in a perennial favourite, Plockton, and continuing on you travel through Lochcarron, Kinlochewe, Ullapool and Scourie, with harbour villages of Lochinver and Kinlochbervie, well worth visiting. Once you get to the top of Scotland, you reach Durness and the most north westerly region which is Cape Wrath, and this section of Scotland is covered.

Attractions

In the North Highlands and Skye, there are many attractions, but it is the geography that is the most appreciated. The line of the well known verse states “speed bonny boat, over the sea to Skye”; but nowadays, there is a bridge for the main west coast route onto the island. However, the West Highland Line links Mallaig railway station by rail to Fort William, Oban and Glasgow. This rail line, which is in use through the summer only, has been frequently voted the top rail journey in the world. Once on Skye, it is dominated by the range of mountains through the spine of the island which are the Cuillins, which is a haven for walkers. To the north near Uig, is Dunvegan Castle, the clan seat of the Macleods, which is open to the public. Whilst Skye can easily occupy a visitor for weeks, there is also access to many of the other islands, including Raasay, Uist and Harris. Back on the mainland, it continues to be all about lochs and glens. From the great glen and Loch Ness, travelling north, it a series of straths, glens, mountains and vast open spaces. In fact 40% of all the Munro’s, mountains that are above 3,000 feet in height, are in this region. Some of the more prominent ones include Ben Wyvis, Ben Hope and Ben More Assynt. The clan history of this area is fascinating and includes well known clans such as Mackay, Sinclair, Sutherland, Munro, Urquhart, Mackenzie, Fraser, Mackinnon and Macleod. On Skye, Dunvegan Castle is the clan seat and nearby can be found Macleod's Tables, which are two curious flat-topped hills that are prominent from many parts of Skye. The ascent to the top is a straightforward but rough moorland walk. Apart from travelling the region and enjoying its natural beauty, there are many castles to visit. The iconic Eilean Donan Castle is the most visited castle in this region and definitely worth seeing, even if you see nothing else in Scotland. Castle Urquhart at Loch Ness, Dunrobin Castle, Castle of Mey, Dornoch Cathedral and Dunvegan Castle and Castle Armadale on Skye are all worth visiting, along with the many historical sites on Orkney. Many signposts are written in both English and Gaelic, the Scottish language, and it is in this region where the language is kept alive. Shinty is the local sport, which to an outsider is the equivalent of hockey without rules, and if you have a chance to see a game, then it is an exciting fast paced game, which comes with crunching tackles. With regard to weather, it can be a mixed bag. Traditionally, in general the west is wetter than the east, but there are pockets that have micro climates. In the west, the gulf stream keeps the climate milder and there are a number of well known gardens, like Inverewe Gardens in the North West, which are world class. All-in-all, there are plenty of interesting attractions to visit in this region.

Things To Do 

Once you have seen the scenery and visited the castles, there are many interesting activities in this region. The food, especially the seafood is world renowned and if you can find a local restaurant or hotel that offers the seafood dish of the day, then it will be a worthwhile experience. The Kinloch Hotel and The Three chimneys, both on the Isle of Skye have excellent reputations, whilst the following 3 restaurants are also well known; 1, Fishmarket restaurant, Mallaig; 2, Captains Galley, Scrabster; 3, Plockton Shores, Plockton. Whilst this area is not the heartland of the whisky industry, there are a number of distilleries, which are well worth visiting. On the mainland they include Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Loch Ewe, Clynelish, Glen Ord and Pulteney. On Orkney there is Highland Park and on the Isle of Skye there is the Talkisker distillery. Visitor Centres, include the Falls of Shin, Assynt, Bright Water, Glengarry and Torridon. Of sporting interests, there are many rivers to fish for salmon, including the rivers Naver, Lochy, Helmsdale, Carron, Glass, Oykel and many more, not forgetting the numerous hill lochs for wild brown trout. Deep sea diving is a popular past-time, particularly off the west coast and places like Ullapool offer charter trips, where sea-fishing is readily available too. In this area, the golf courses are not as many, but the stand out golf courses are at Royal Dornoch and Skibo, though the 9-hole golf course at Durness, is a wonderful challenge and is the most north westerly golf course on mainland Scotland. Interestingly enough a young John Lennon used to holiday in the north west of Scotland and there is a memorial garden in his memory at Durness. Wildlife abounds in these more remote areas and there are opportunities to see otters, golden eagles and red deer in the wild. To see red kites and sea birds in more detail, the RSPB have a number of centres, including Tollie, Fairy Glen and Dunnet Head. For marine life, there is a dolphin and seal visitor centre at North Kessock or you can go on one of the many dolphin watch boats that monitor the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Chanonry Point being one of the most popular locations to spot the dolphins. For even more active activities, there are a number of outdoor centres and water specialists, to cater for any thrill seeking need, whether it be white water rafting or canyoning. For the surfer, the beach at Thurso East is regarded as Scotland’s prime surfing venue in the north of Scotland and has held major championships. For children, the beaches can be sandy and private havens, and there are excellent ones at Nigg, Whiteness, Dornoch, Dunnet Bay, Torrisdale Bay, Balnakiel Bay, Glenelg Bay and Barrisdale Bay. From the mountain biker to bird watcher, the Munro bagger to the garden enthusiast, there are many activities in the North of Scotland. The natural beauty is outstanding and those that make the time and effort to travel are well rewarded.

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 



 

Area Inverness-shire Type of location Village Nearest shop 0.5 miles Nearest supermarket 15 miles Nearest pub 0.5 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 51 miles
Edinburgh 109 miles
Nearest Train Station
Newtonmore 0.5 miles
Dalwhinnie Distillery is a nice outing in the localityThe A9 Road near Dalwhinnie, on route to the holiday houseHouse of Bruar emporium is worth a visitLoch Laggan

Reviews

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28th July 2016 Great 

The house was lovely. Very comfortable, spacious and well equipped.
The housekeeper was very kind, helpful and efficient when we had to contact her when one of our party managed to go home with the house keys!

Service rating : Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry for the misunderstanding on the Saturday,  we have recently changed our office opening hours  and it sounds as though you may have got caught up in mix whilst the new answerphone system was being set up.

This is all up and running now so hopefully there will be no misunderstanding in the future. It was good to catch up with you on Monday morning and hear you had a lovely stay and may wish to re book.


Product : Fantastic that you had a lovely stay and rated the house and it's facilities excellent. Perfect to hear the housekeeper was helpful and that the keys were returned safely - accidents happen :)

We look forward to hearing from you again in the future.

2nd September 2015 Great 

Second visit to this property which is large with some excellent features (Aga and Sonos) which is in a good position for exploring the local area. Would have scored excellent if the standard of house keeping had been higher.

Service rating : Thanks for your great feedback!
Product : Thank you, great to hear you enjoyed your second stay in this lovely holiday house. There are lots of lovely extras and I’m sure the games and music system kept all the generations of the family happy!

8th January 2015 Excellent 

House was lovely and in a very quaint village. The house had everything we needed and was set out well. The sonos system was a big hit with everyone.

Thanks for your lovely feedback and it’s great to hear your family enjoyed the holiday in this beautiful villa. We look forward to helping again and don’t forget we also offer a loyalty discount scheme for returning guests!

5th September 2014 Great 

Excellent sized property in a great location with easy access to Glens and village. Let down by a lack of attention to basic presentation, decor /maintenance. We appreciate it is peak season however a six hour change over time should allow for a much higher standard of presentation than is currently being offered to guests. Sonos was brilliant.

Thank you for your comments about this excellent sized Edwardian villa in a great location. Please be assured that your comments are taken on board to improve the service and these are passed on accordingly. I am glad to hear that the SONOS was popular and should you wish to re book, please get in touch and we will be delighted to help.

Antony Sherlock
Property Manager

21st April 2014 Great 

Slight problem with the bath the overflow is broken and no cautionary note resulting in water everywhere. I would suspect the Aga needs a service. The roasting oven wasn't hot enough (much cooler than mine at home) overall a lovely property with good facilities.

Thank you for your comments which have been passed onto the owner to investigate further.

Glad to hear you had a nice time overall and please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us in the future.

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