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Lochside Holiday House, near Newtonmore

For the family or group who are looking to enjoy walking or mountain biking in some of the best scenery in Scotland then this loch-side retreat is ideal.

This is a fabulous farmhouse that has been completely renovated and updated, which is situated in the Cairngorm National Park overlooking the Spey reservoir and Glen Markie beyond. Set in its own enclosed grounds in a Highland estate setting, it is common to see the red deer down by the road and in the summer months the Osprey fishing on the loch in front of the house.

Formerly a farmhouse with a separate barn next door, the barn section now adjoins the farmhouse and houses a bedroom with an en-suite shower, and a superb modern open-plan kitchen/dining room, which has become the hub of the house. In the farmhouse section is the traditional sitting room and the other bedrooms and shower rooms. This is a great base for a holiday in the Badenoch and Strathspey area, which is a popular holiday destination for so many.

The kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with the modern cook in mindThe kitchen has underfloor heating and all the equipment you will need to cater for a large group holidayThe open plan kitchen and dining room are the hub of the houseThe sitting room has a cosy log burner to add to the warmthAn additional utility room is at the rear of the houseSelf catering accommodation for group holidays in Scotland

Living Space

Reception rooms

In the main section of the farmhouse, as a traditional front room, you will find the comfortable sitting room, with modern sofas and chairs around the wood-burning stove with a TV. Additional storage for boots and jackets is available at the entrance hall or alternatively in the utility room to the rear. A bike store to the side is available for mountain bike storage.

Kitchen / Dining

The hub of the house is located in the open-plan kitchen dining area, which is large functional well designed space. The kitchen has a range master cooker which is ideal for cooking for the number required. With under-floor heating, this a warm room to host breakfast, lunch and dinner at the dining table that is perfect for seating up to 10 adults. There is access to the patio area for al fresco dining in the summer months. An additional utility room is located to the rear of the house.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • Heating, underfloor
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • Oven, hob, gas, electric
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Well equipped kitchen
Double bedroom with en-suite on the ground floor of the barn section En suite shower room for the ground floor double in the former barn sectionGround floor double bedroom in the farmhouse sectionGround floor bathroom in the farmhouse sectionNewly renovated farmhouse in the Cairngorms, Scotland, for self catering holidaysFirst floor shared shower roomShared bathroom on the first floor with a tub and a showerThe family room has 2 sets of bunk beds

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 10

There are four bedrooms, one bathroom and three shower rooms within this house. At ground level, you will find a bedroom with zip-and-link bed with an en-suite shower room in the former barn section with another double bedroom in the farmhouse section, which has a shower room available nearby. Upstairs there is a double room with king size double bed and a family room with two sets of bunk beds, which have access to a bathroom and a shower room respectively.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 1 Bunk Room With 2 Sets Of Bunk Beds With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Double Bedroom With Private Shower Room
Holiday house in Scotland sleeps 10, near NewtonmoreNewly renovated holiday farmhouse in the Scottish HighlandsHoliday house in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by fields, woodlands and the lochThe view from the Lochside Holiday House, ScotlandStrathspey in the Cairngorms, Inverness-shire, ScotlandThe Cairngorm National Park is a paradise in winter and summerYou will encounter all sorts of wildlife 'upclose and personal'Red deer inhabit the hillsides near the holiday house

Grounds & Surrounds

Accessed off a quiet road, part of the old military road built by General Wade, the short drive takes you directly to the house which is set in half an acre of enclosed grounds. Mainly set out in grass, with a combination of lawn and meadow, surrounded by fields, woodlands and the loch itself. Garden furniture is available in the summer months. Located 4 miles from the village of Laggan, the nearest supermarket can be found in Newtonmore, which is 12 miles away. Here there is a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. This Strathspey area is known for the large choice of activities with the nearest being the renowned Wolftrax mountain biking course. Golf courses are available at Newtonmore and Kingussie. Fishing is available on the Spey. For walkers the famous Corrieyairack Pass is a must. Dalwhinnie Distillery is an option for a trip.


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, central heating and an initial supply of logs provided for the wood burning stove.

Notes & Warnings

Mobile reception is limited due to the hills.

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

Please note that in winter months the approach road from Laggan is prone to ice and snow.

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 cot. 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.



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 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.


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 Lochside Nearest shop 12 miles Nearest supermarket 12 miles Nearest pub 12 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 59 miles
Edinburgh 109 miles
Nearest Train Station
Newtonmore 12 miles
The River Spey opens up into a Loch near the houseYou could easily while away many hours watching the weather changing over the water


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

7th October 2016 Excellent 

Excellent value for money. The standard of kitchen equipment, white goods and laundry facilities was excellent. Beautifully decorated with high quality furnishings. Great information for visitors.

Service rating : Thanks so much for the lovely feedback regarding our service, it was great to help with your holiday plans and we would be delighted to hear from you again in the future! 

Product : Many thanks for the fab review, we agree this stunning holiday home is in a perfect location and has been furnished beautifully inside. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the trip and found the lodge well equipped. 

29th September 2016 Excellent 

The cottage was excellent, with the highest of quality equipment, bedding, furniture, there was everything you could ever need and more. It was lovely and remote with the most wonderful views and walks, could not fault the cottage or the area in any way, it was only my husband and I that stayed but it can accommodate 10 guests, although the seating arrangements in the lounge were lovely and very comfortable it would only really accommodate 4 or 5 at the most adults comfortably for the evening, we had a couple of friends who called in and if anyone more had called in there really would not be enough comfy seating in the lounge area, I would suggest another 2 arm chairs for those bigger parties, I would have also loved to have seen a lovely long sofa in the kitchen against the wall so that you could sit and look out of the patio window and read in a lovely bright room as the lounge area was a little dark with small windows but perfect for evenings, a bigger party would also appreciate a sofa in the kitchen so that perhaps the ladies/children would enjoy the kitchen area while the men in the lounge. I have only commented on this as most nights we stayed in because it is quite a way to get to eat out and because it was so lovely and you were very tired after exploring in the day there was nothing nicer than to open a bottle of wine and stay in. Other than that we can not wait to book up again next year. . Thanks for the most fantastic place we will return highly recommended.
Perfect, luxury retreat, in the most perfect beautiful surroundings

Service rating : We're delighted to hear you rated our service excellent and found it easy to book. Always happy to help with any additional questions to make the process as smooth as possible.

Product : Thank you for your excellent review. It sounds like you all had the most perfect time, enjoying this modern lodge and the beautiful location! Many thanks for your valued comments, it is always helpful to hear guests thoughts and these have been passed onto the owners for future improvement where possible.

Overall it sounds like you had the most perfect stay - please don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever wish to return!

18th August 2016 Excellent 

Modern, excellent, stunning, at a beautiful location.

Service rating : We strive to provide great customer service, so we're so pleased you found our service both friendly and professional. We would love to hear from you again sometime!

Product : Having visited Laggan and the surrounding recently, I totally agree it's a beautiful spot! The owners will be delighted to hear you rated the holiday home excellent, please don't hesitate to get in touch again in the future.

7th August 2016 Excellent 

Sherrabeg is a beautiful well equipped house in a stunning location. I would certainly recommend this property.

Service rating : So pleased you rated us excellent, many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Glad you found our information by text helpful, this is a new system so great to have some feedback on this.

Product : Totally agree the location is stunning having recently drove by on a nearby visit. Great to hear you would recommend this lovely lodge and we hope to hear from you again in the future.

5th July 2016 Excellent 

Wunderschön eingerichtetes und sehr sauberes Haus, wundervolle Lage; sehr freundlicher und hilfsbereiter Service vor Ort - es hat an nichts gefehlt! Wir wünschten, der Urlaub ginge nicht zuende!

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted you found the service and website excellent and hope to be of help again in the future.

Product : Having recently visited the estate and area, I totally agree this Highland Lodge is in a beautiful location. Glad that you found this a well-equipped holiday base and has everything you need, it sounds like you have many memories to cherish from this trip.

16th June 2016 Excellent 

A beautiful property in an amazing location. Well equipped and very comfortable.

Service rating : Many thanks for the excellent feedback for our service.  Great that you also found our online system useful, makes it a lot easier for guests in a large group to make their own payments towards the trip! 

Product : Sounds like you had a lovely holiday in this beautifully renovated farmhouse, we hope to hear from you again in the future. 

5th March 2016 Excellent 

Lovely property and location - definitely recommend.

Service rating : Fabulous to hear you found our service brilliant and helpful, many thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
Product : Thank you for your excellent comments, great to hear you found the lodge and location excellent and would recommend to friends/ family. We hope we can help again in the future.

20th January 2016 Excellent 

lovely cottage, very clean with all facilities will deff be going back even though its a bit of the beaten track well worth the drive.

Service rating : Thank you for the excellent feedback, we would be delighted to welcome you back again to this beautiful farmhouse!
Product : Great to hear you found the property clean and well equipped. We agree, the fabulous views are well worth the trip! Don't forget we also offer a loyalty discount scheme for returning guests, and we look forward to helping with your next holiday!

8th January 2016 Excellent 

Fanrastic location, fantastic property. Extremely comfortable, very spacious and well equipped. Will definitely stay again.

Service rating : Thanks so much for the lovely feedback regarding our service, it was great to help with your holiday plans and we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future!
Product : Glad to hear you found this beautiful farmhouse comfortable and well equipped for your holiday, we agree the location is perfect and the views across the loch are fantastic!

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