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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
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful Highland property in stunning surroundings
  • Perfect for keen walkers, anglers, bikers and nature-lovers
  • Set close to the Drum House sporting lodge
  • In a wonderful, secluded and tranquil location
  • Enjoy spectacular views and country walks 
  • Explore the Cairngorms National Park
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 16 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.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Neumann June 2019

The cottage is well appointed with a lovely interior environment. The setting is beautiful, secluded and overlooking a meandering stream. We enjoyed cooking some of our meals in the light filled kitchen. Eating out, we had a lovely meal at Anderson's in Boat of Garten - great seasonal flavors prepared by the young chef/owner. We hope to make our waRead morey back to Drum Cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Miss Webb January 2019

Our second stay at Drum Cottage reminded us on why we chose to return. We love the place. It's remote without being too far from civilisation, the views are stunning and there are plenty of great walks within a five miles radius. After a very busy year at work, there is no better place to decompress. We spent most of this year in the Nethy Bridge aRead morerea, Abernethy Forest and Kincraig. we were fortunate to have snow already on the ground with clear blue skies and lots of sunshine - amazing photographs! We particularly enjoyed the high trails around the Uath Lochans at Kincraig. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Bonham July 2018

A home with good comfortable fittings. Bedrooms well set out, and matching fabrics with bedding and curtains. Bathroom comfortable, good sized bath and shower and plenty of room to dry off. His and her wash basins a lovely touch. The lighting downstairs was poor, quite dark in the seating area , but good in the dining area and kitchen. The kitchen Read moreis missing a freezer...just an ice box in the fridge which considering how far out you are from shops is a little odd. The cutlery is in a poor state and needs replacing as it goes through the dishwasher bits are now braking and falling off them! The kitchen knives are very sharp and the best I've come across in all the self catering holiday lets I have stayed in. There was no obvious cupboard for the day to day food shopping that we bought. Maybe others do not self cater as much as I do! That said, the oven again, top notch and again one of the best I have used...apart from my own! The views from outside are stunning, as too was the wildlife around the cottage, deer, weasels, birds etc Just note that there is a long gravel / stone drive down a track, BEFORE you get to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Ford June 2018

Lovely secluded cottage. Spacious and everything you need for a holiday away. Beautifully comfortable beds with lovely quality linen. We must have been there in one of the hottest weeks in years therefore sitting outside was lovely, however we had to clean the the outside furniture which was encrusted with lichen before we could sit on them, this wRead moreas our only complaint. We visited a number of places, 2 of the highlights were the Caorunn Gin Distilery and Ballindalloch Castle within in few miles of the cottage, just wonderful. The local village farm shop and Nethy Bridge cafe are a must. Hide

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