View to the property
Views to the garden
Lounge dining
Relax in front of the wood burner
Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Cook up a evening meal
Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Comfy king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Fresh flowers from the garden
Enjoy a spot of lunch
Romantic spot in the wooded garden grounds
View to the property
Enjoy a coffee in the sunny garden
Explore the  garden grounds
Enjoy a stroll around the gardens
River Spey close by
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Birch Croit

Aviemore (12mls NE), The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated in the heart of beautiful Strathspey in the Highlands of Scotland for a perfect romantic getaway
  • Nethy Bridge is the perfect centre to enjoy the great outdoors and glorious countryside
  • Within easy reach to explore all corners of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Take a trip just about to the top of Cairngorm Mountain on the Funicular Railway
  • Walk the Speyside Way or around nearby Loch-an-Eilein which has been voted Britain’s favourite picnic spot
  • Visit Glen Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness - a 'must do' to see Nessie
Property code: 28823

This delightful cottage faces south over the courtyard of a beautiful, secluded listed 18th century farmhouse on the edge of this pretty Speyside village. Retaining many of the original features, this cottage is set within 2 acres of gorgeous shared wooded grounds.

This charming country cottage tucked away in the garden of a traditional farmhouse in the magnificent Scottish Highlands is an ideal romantic retreat. Situated at the northern end of the UK’s largest national park, the Cairngorms, this property is in the ‘Forest Village’ of Nethy Bridge; so called because of its close proximity to the ancient Abernethy Forest, home to many rare and unusual varieties and species of flora and fauna. Guests also have a range of activities on offer to them, whatever the season; with walking and cycling on one of the many forest trails or around a nearby loch, winter sports in the mountains and golf at one of the area’s earliest 9-hole courses, to name but a few, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The delightful village of Aviemore, the outdoor centre of the Cairngorms, is only 11 miles away.

Set amongst 2 acres of grounds on the edge of the forest, guests will love the tranquillity surrounding this quaint cottage. Stepping inside, the door from the garden leads straight into the open-plan living area, which is snug and cosy with a wood burner at its centre. The kitchen is amply equipped to allow you to cook a romantic meal for two. The king-size bedroom (can be made up as a twin on request) is well-presented with an en-suite bathroom. Four steps outside lead down to the utility room in the cellar which is ideal for wet weather gear.

Outside, guests are invited to enjoy the grounds, including its BBQ, summer house and romantic seating area. There is also a seating area to the front of the cottage, where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening dram of whisky.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom – with king-size zip-and-link beds (can be made as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with Shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge and microwave
  • TV and DVD
  • Woodburner
  • Electric, heating and logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Utility room: in the cellar accessed down four steps outside the cottage with freezer and storage for sports equipment and wet weather gear
  • Additional info: shared laundry room with washing machine available Spring/Summer
  • Shared gardens with BBQ, summer house and seating areas
  • Private off-road parking available
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance.

Nethy Bridge is in an ideal location to explore all corners of the National Park. As well as the plethora of outdoor activities on offer, the area has plenty more to discover. It is close to the 90-mile long scenic route 'The Snow Roads' which takes you on a tour of some of the most spectacular views and villages in the Cairngorms from Grantown-on-Spey, a pretty, traditional town (6 miles), to Blairgowrie further south. One of Scotland's four long-distance footpaths, The Speyside Way, also passes through the village. The area of Speyside and Abernethy is a 'wildlife hotspot', recognised by the BBC who have filmed recent series of Winterwatch and Autumnwatch from there. For those of you wanting to get festive, visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (15 miles) where you can take day trips into the hills and get up close to the herd. Or you could visit Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Osprey Centre to see spectacular creatures of a different kind. Loch Eilein (13.5 miles), hidden amongst a forest, is also a picturesque place for a walk with its 13thcentury castle ruins. For something a little more relaxing, hop aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway at Aviemore for a traditional journey through the stunning landscape.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Clifford 1st February 2020

Not the original property that we chose. Owners helped us out at the last minute. Lovely grounds and location. For a cottage was very spacious with lots of storage.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd January 2020

A lovely wee cottage with plenty outside space. A romantic break at Birch Croit is highly recommended.

Reviewed by Courtney 2nd August 2019

A delightful cottage in a quiet and secluded setting, but still just 15 minutes walk to town. We enjoyed coffee in the courtyard and also used the kitchen to cook locally sourced meals. Plenty of shops in nearby Aviemore, but without the crowds. We also enjoyed visiting Castle Roy just north of town, and found this location to be a perfect jump-offRead more to trips to neighboring towns, paddling the Spey, the Scottish Highland Games, and a cool trip to the Torridon (a few hours drive). Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 19th July 2019

The cottage was idyllic a beautiful old stone cottage, it was comfortable and set in fantastic gardens with a peaceful outlook and very quite. It is in a fantastic location for touring this fabulous part of Scotland with its outstanding views and wildlife.

Reviewed by Jill 12th July 2019

A lovely little cottage situated a walk away from the village

Reviewed by Lewis 5th July 2019

Excellent location for touring the Cairngorms.Peaceful and relaxing setting. Lovely gardens.

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View to the property
Views to the garden
Lounge dining
Relax in front of the wood burner
Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Cook up a evening meal
Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Comfy king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Fresh flowers from the garden
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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

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With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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