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Maggie's Yurt

The Cairngorms, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A romantic retreat in the Cairngorm National Park – a dark skies location ideal for star-gazing
  • Tastefully decorated with an Oriental flair throughout
  • Private kitchen and shower facility to ensure you have everything required during your stay
Property code: 79548

A romantic getaway for couples in Chapeltown of Glenlivet that serves as an ideal base for exploring the National Park and the Malt Whisky Trail.

Surrounded by open fields, pretty trees and far-reaching views to heather-clad hills, this quirky yurt is in the perfect location for soothing solitude or a romantic break for two. In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, step out of the front door to enjoy plentiful and varied walks amongst gorgeous scenery, wiling away the hours getting happily lost in nature.


Purpose-built with holidaymakers in mind, this characterful yurt has a charming cabin-style feel, lovingly furnished and decorated with artefacts collected by the owner during their travels across the world. Oriental in style, patterned rugs and bright soft furnishings create a kaleidoscope of colour and character, where rustic charm meets cosy comfort. Strategically positioned, in the summer months awake to enjoy incredible countryside views from the comfort of your bed.


Enter the yurt via some decked steps and arrive in the open-plan interior. The multifuel stove is the central focal point, keeping you toasty and warm after a day in the great outdoors. By the light of the flickering stove, relax on the comfortable sofa with a DVD after a delicious meal, folding away the table and chairs when not in use to give you more space. Located in a separate wooden cabin, the kitchen is compact but efficient, and next door to this is the shower room.


Outside, the garden seating to the front is perfect for al fresco dining morning, noon and night. Enjoy the sunshine, soaking up the peace and quiet during the day, and in the evenings, settle with a dram in hand to marvel at the dark skies where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights at certain times of the year.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size
  • Sofa bed for 1 guest
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Electric hob, microwave and fridge
  • TV in lounge area (DVD only)
  • Open garden with decked seating area
  • Plenty of parking spaces for guests
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub and restaurant are 7.5 miles away

The small village of Tomintoul (7.5 miles), the highest village in the Highlands, offers boutique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Sitting within the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, discover mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots and 55 Munros just waiting to be explored, so make sure you pack the walking boots! Visit Glenlivet Estate (8 miles) for over 100 miles of easy access walking and biking trails, with horse riding, and clay pigeon shooting for the more adventurous.

For those who enjoy life at a slower pace, Speyside is the home of more than half of all Scottish whisky distilleries, so the Malt Whisky Trail is well worth a trip, with 15 distilleries within 20 miles. Golfers will love playing 18 holes at the Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club (21 miles) and Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course (12 miles), whilst avid skiers and snowboarders are close to the Lecht Ski Centre (13 miles) and Cairngorm Mountain (38 miles).

Further afield, discover miles of sandy beaches and beautiful, shallow bays at Roseisle (40 miles) and Findhorn (39 miles) along the Moray Coast, and nature enthusiasts may even spot dolphins and seals. Try archery, golf, laser tag, laser clays and paintballing at Craggan Outdoors (22 miles), and get the pulse racing along the high ropes at Treezone Aviemore (32 miles). Full On Adventure (32 miles) offers river tubing, white water rafting, gorge walking and canyoning, whilst a plethora of outdoor activities are on offer at Alvie Estate (40 miles), from zip wires and clay pigeon shooting to archery and horse riding.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

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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.

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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