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Tomatin, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enclosed garden with regular visits from deer, red squirrels and many birds
  • Spacious interior with several sitting areas
  • Modern kitchen with a large Aga
  • Traditional decor with nods to Scottish location
  • Easy access to A9 - perfect base for touring
  • Less than 16 miles to Aviemore and to Inverness
Property code: CA211

This homely bungalow with a pretty garden brimming with wildlife is perfect for nature lovers, or those looking for a restful holiday away from the pressures of everyday life.

This delightful modern bungalow is located in a peaceful position overlooking the River Findhorn. With mature gardens that back onto wildlife-rich forests and within 20 miles of Inverness and Aviemore, this is a fantastic choice for family holidays in the Highlands of Scotland.

Decorated in a distinctly Scottish country house style, this modern property offers a stylish and comfortable blend of old and new. Great care has been taken to provide bright and spacious accommodation with a fresh yet traditional feel inside.

A bright and impressive entrance hall welcomes you into the property and leads into a sunny and contemporary kitchen. With fresh shaker-style units, wooden flooring, a range oven and large window overlooking the garden and woodland beyond, this is a very pleasant space in which to prepare family meals. Dine with a view of the garden in the separate dining room before stepping through to the impressive lounge. With an open fire, antique furniture, colourful soft furnishings and extensive windows, this is a wonderfully relaxing space at any time of day. Each of the three delightful bedrooms has been decorated in restful neutral tones splashed with colourful traditional fabrics.

Outside, there is a large enclosed lawn garden with table and chairs and a BBQ for al fresco dining in the sunshine. These mature gardens back onto forest, home to red squirrels and countless species of birds. For those who fancy fishing, this can be arranged on the River Findhorn.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 family bathroom plus two basins in the twin rooms
  • Aga, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer and an outside freezer
  • TV/DVD player
  • Collection of films, books and magazines
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire with logs included
  • Enclosed gardens with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Fishing permits for River Findhorn can be arranged
  • 2 dogs welcome

Looking out over the River Findhorn and backing onto wildlife-rich forests, there are plenty of walks to be discovered from this property’s doorstep. Once you’ve finished exploring by land, take to the water with a spot of fishing on the river, which can be arranged during your stay. Inverness is just 18 miles away and home to a stately riverside castle, the UK’s earliest post-Reformation cathedral and a string of events at Eden Court. Here you will also find a good selection of amenities, from the Victorian Market to Eastgate Shopping Centre, together with a fantastic choice of restaurants and bars.

Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park is also just 16 miles away. Known for its spectacular scenery, it hosts a number of exciting sporting activities from snow sports in the winter to walking, climbing and biking all year round. Aviemore is also home to a great selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Closer to home, the Tomatin Distillery (3 miles) runs a range of tours for all degrees of whisky lovers - you can even fill your own bottle to take home. If you’d rather stay out in the fresh air, take a walk along the Findhorn River and try your luck at spotting the resident eagles, birds and deer that call this area home.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kay 22nd August 2020

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This is a lovely bungalow in a great location for dog walks and tranquility. It is very spacious accomadation and the garden is great for playing hide and seek with the kids. It's about 30 minute drive from Inverness and Aviemore. There is a variety of activities to do with the family just a short drive away. We throughorly enjoyed our stay. We hadRead more to learn quickly to master cooking on aga. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Denise 1st August 2020

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Tomatin is a lovely area. There are lots of places to walk and enjoy the views and historical atmosphere. Learag is a 1970s family home beautifully situated and well equipped. Cooking with an aga stove is a bit different. There is now a good community shop and cafe in the village. If you do happen to bring a dog remember that this is the Highlands Read moreand there are ticks so remember to have their tick medication up to date and bring grooming equipment. Have a wonderful time. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 11th July 2020

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Beautiful house, stunning location, everything you could ever need provided.

Reviewed by Helen 21st December 2019

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Learag was in a wonderful setting. The house felt like a hunting lodge inside. The lounge was a stunning place to spend time infant of the roaring open fire. We found the AGA an interesting way of cooking, and managed very well with the turkey and trimmings on Christmas Day!

Reviewed by Mr Mellor July 2019

This was perfect from start to finish. The welcome from Mrs Fraser and the House was spotless.Nice Garden with Roe deer,Red Squirrels and a variety of Birds on the Feeders. Very comfortable Beds and an endless supply of Hot Water..There was even a BBQ in the Garage.. This suited ourselves and 2 Grand Children for a welcome break away from our own GRead moreuest House in Pitlochry There is a local shop in the village for Papers,Rolls Bread etc If you want a peaceful break this is the place for you. Molly our Black Lab loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Randall July 2019

Learag was extremely comfortable and spacious, with a lovely large garden. The house and grounds are extremely private, with no neighbours nearby. We had a very peaceful stay, and enjoyed the range of wildlife visiting the garden. You can hear the A9 sometimes when the prevailing wind is in that direction, but it is not overly obtrusive. Other timeRead mores you can't hear it at all. The house is very well equipped, and the Aga is easy to use, even by a novice. NOTE -The description of the property states that there is a pub within a mile. This is misleading. There used to be a pub there, but it has been closed for at least 5 years, and is now a private residence. The house details should be altered accordingly to reflect this. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Sharman June 2019

Learag is a lovely house in a beautiful setting. The wildlife in the garden and immediate area is quite special.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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