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Drum Cottage - Nethy Bridge

Nethy Bridge, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful Highland cottage in stunning rural surroundings ideal for keen walkers, anglers, bikers and nature-lovers
  • Enjoy peace and quiet, spectacular views and country walks 
  • Explore the Cairngorms National Park and Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Property code: CA108

Nestling in a traditional Highland estate. this unique cottage has been beautifully updated to provide cosy and attractive accommodation for a couple or family seeking a secluded holiday retreat.

This truly unique holiday cottage with log cabin-style interior sits in a stunning position within a traditional Highland estate. If you can tear yourselves away from the fireside, make the most of this area’s renowned walking, hill climbing, stalking, fishing and wildlife watching or pop into a local distillery for a tipple or two.

Inside, this property has been lovingly presented in a cosy log cabin-style, with eclectic furniture, interesting artwork and warm rich tones throughout.  Beautifully renovated to provide comfortable and memorable holidays for families or friends, the accommodation boasts oak floors, walls and beams, a cosy wood burner, inviting bedrooms and plenty of Highlands character throughout.

The kitchen is contemporary and bright with stylish oak units, modern appliances and a wall of windows offering chefs breathtaking rural views. Once prepared, head into the stunning open-plan lounge/diner which boasts fires at either end. Having dined on the quirky timber table, hunker down in the lounge area for an evening of board games or films with the family while you plan the day ahead.

Climb the curved staircase to reach the first-floor bedrooms, which are both decorated in tasteful wallpaper with plenty of storage space. The bedrooms share a spacious bathroom complete with roll-top bath for soothing those aching muscles after a long day on foot.

Outside, a large patio area with picnic bench leads onto an extensive enclosed lawn garden. With breathtaking views across sweeping Highland countryside, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sunshine.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 zip-and-link twin which can be made up as a double on request, 1 twin room
  • 1 bathroom - bath, shower and WC
  • 1 seperate WC
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fires - fuel for included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Central heating on the first floor
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children under the age of 12 years old

Tucked away on a traditional Highland estate, this property is a world away from the daily grind. Looking out across the Dorback burn to the hills and Cairngorms behind, it is a walker’s paradise. While some take a more leisurely pace with a stroll across the flat terrain surrounding the property, those in search of a challenge might prefer an afternoon of mountain biking or hill climbing. Known for its country pursuits, this area offers plenty of opportunities for fishing and stalking too. Those who enjoy a tipple should make for one of the many distilleries in the area, which include Balmenach Gin Distillery and Tomatin Whisky Distillery.

For an adrenaline rush, spend a day at Landmark Forest Adventure Park (11 miles) with its dinosaur kingdom, wild water coaster and butterfly house making for a perfect family day out. Or jump aboard the Strathspey Railway (13 miles) to admire the beautiful scenery of the Cairngorms National Park from the comfort of your carriage on this traditional steam train. For a meal out, head into nearby Tomintoul (14 miles), home to three restaurants, or pop into Nethy Bridge (2 miles) to stock up on supplies at the farm shop.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emily 30th July 2021

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They cottage is just beautiful. It is set in the most amazing surroundings down a gravel track (which is very well maintained!). Theres another house on the plot but this isnt lived in (used by the estate owners occasionally). It is very well equipped and the beds are the comfiest weve ever slept on! Theres access to the river and lovely walks. WerRead moree were very sad to leave and are already looking to book it again soon! Nethy Bridge Cafe is also a must - the pancakes are delightful! Hide

Reviewed by Jon 9th July 2021

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A wonderfully remote and dramatic location which is perfect for walkers, cyclists and wildlife spotters. The cottage itself feels like a hunters lodge, with lovely wood panelling on the walls, antique furniture and pieces of taxidermy which are sympathetic to the style of the property and its location. The garden looks out across a stream below, a Read moreforest with roe deer and mountains beyond. Its all tucked away a mile down a remote track, so if you want to get away from it all, this is perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 2nd July 2021

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Drum Cottage is the perfect escape, being rural and peaceful with wildlife nearby (deer, red squirrels and house martins to name but a few). Excellent location for walking and exploring. Being mountain bike riders, we rode from the cottage and around the surrounding area but also used the bike parks, such as Glenleveitt and Laggan Wolftrax. The proRead moreperty is of a very good standard, with comfy beds and overall excellent facilities. We didn't want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 25th June 2021

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Drum cottage is lovely, really well appointed and in a very quiet location on Dorback Estate. Perfect for a family of 4 or 2 couples (1 double & 1 twin) . Really comfortable beds and ample lounge seating, fluffy towels and cosy interior. We had fantastic weather during our stay, exploring glens, hills and Lochs to the north and south as well as locRead moreal walks around Nethy Bridge. The housekeeper, Gillian, was really helpful and responsive. Happy to recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 29th May 2021

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We have just had a wonderful week in Drum cottage. The cottage and grounds are fabulous with quality furnishings and fittings. The property was cleaned to the highest standards and had everything that we needed for cooking. There are restaurants and take aways dotted around NethyBridge, Grantown and Aviemire and supermarkets in each also. Great walRead moreks around Loch Insh, we went back there a second day to have a day of water sports. We also loved the serene Loch Eilein for a shorter walk. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 6th September 2020

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We have a fab week at Drum Cottage. Being in the middle of nowhere meant we felt we have completely escaped. The cottage is in a great spot and is really comfortable. The hosts were helpful and friendly when we had a couple of queries. We would book to stay there again very happily.

Reviewed by Rittika 21st August 2020

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Cleanliness was a huge missing factor. We were bombarded by a bunch of 10 - 15 flies in each rooms, probably hiding in the curtains. We opened the windows to lead them out, still we end up finding few again after few hours. The sofas in the living rooms seemed to have a lot of dust as it ended up giving us itches all over our body. The kettle & toaRead morester were extremely dirty, hence we ended up not using them. The only good thing about the place are its surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Lia 14th February 2020

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Location

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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.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

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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