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A Traditional Cottage, family friendly with large garden space and easy parking

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Mo-Dhachaidh (pronounced 'Mo-Gachy' and Gaelic for My Home) has been extensively renovated and modernised internally, providing a snug, modern, luxurious Cottage with all the requirements a family would need to have a relaxing holiday.

Easily accessible half a mile off the A9, you arrive at Mo-Dhachaidh via a private driveway into a large parking area to the rear of the house. You enter Mo-Dhachaidh into a classic, but modernised, Highland 'boot room', with drying area, space to hang outdoor gear and boots, washing machine, tumble dryer and an adjacent small downstairs toilet.

Immediately on the left from the boot room is the newly installed, fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar seating with TV that opens out onto the dining area with table for 6 and comfortable fireside seating surrounding the traditional log burning stove - ideal for those dram drinking moments after a day in the mountains ...!

To the side of this social / family / open plan area is the beautiful conservatory with relaxed seating for 6/8, providing views of the surrounding area and access to the patio with table and chairs.

On the other side of the cottage there is a cosy, lounge, tastefully furnished with a comfortable double sofa bed, TV and fire.

Then head upstairs to the comfiest beds in the Highlands! Two lovely double bedrooms (one with a fold down single bed). The spacious bathroom has a HUGE, traditional bath with unlimited hot water, plus a separate shower stall.

The property, fully double glazed, is heated by Gas Central Heating, plus a wood burning stove and electric fire. It has 2 TV's (one with DVD player) and has Wi-Fi and Broadband.

The garden provides an extensive space for children to play safely and there is ample parking space.

More Details

Anne McKerrow
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Anne McKerrow

I was born in Mo-Dhachaidh and brought up in Tomatin. Mo-Dhachaidh holds a special place in our hearts and we hope all our visitors will enjoy it as much as we do.

Why Anne McKerrow chose Tomatin

This has been my family home since 1938 when my grandfather re-built it from a ruin. The name Mo-Dhachaidh (pronounced Mo-Gachy) is gaelic for 'My Home'.

What makes this cottage unique

Mo-Dhachaidh, set in almost an acre of private grounds in the small village of Tomatin, is a lovely tradition Highland Cottage offering comfort, peace and tranquility to all its visitors. It offers easy access to both Inverness and the Highlands and to the Cairngorm National Park and Speyside.


Tomatin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large well equipped area. Child friendly.
    Downstair Toilet - toilet , Situated off Cloakroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Drop down single bed and Hair Dryer behind curtain recess.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Luxurious Double Bedrooms with ample storage space. Gas centrally heated. Double glazed. Bedside lighting. Choice of books. Drop down single bed and hair dryer stored behind curtain recess in grey room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Local attractions include Tomatin Distillery and Visitor Centre, Landmark Centre in Carrbridge. Cairngorm National Park with Funicular Railway. Aviemore Centre, Strathspey Railway running from Aviemore to Nethy Bridge. Speyside Whisky Trail. Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. Numerous Castles. Chanonry Point on the Black Isle to see Dolphins. A host of different activities and experiences to suit all ages, as well as numerous bars and restaurants around Aviemore and Inverness for you to enjoy.


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A Traditional Cottage, family friendly with large garden space and easy parking
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Lovely week in the country.

  • 5 of 5

Another return visit to our home from home. Has everything we need for an enjoyable stay and within easy access to highland attractions.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had another good visit. Hopefully see you back again some day. All the best Anne & David
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  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely few day in this wonderful cottage home from home perfect location stunning views we also had lots of snow which was amazing would love to visit again perfect for christmas

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property but not so nice owner

  • 2 of 5

The property is beautiful and contained everything we needed. The issues we found with the property was a very small fridge, definitely not enough fridge and freezer space for 5 people for 8 nights. There also wasn't different pillow sizes to accommodate those that like thin pillows so I didn't get much sleep during my stay. The biggest issue I found was with the property owner, from the very beginning they made it difficult. When trying to book, they did not accept because apparently 5 people will not fit in a 7 bedroom house and the conservatory would be too cold. On our last day, we emailed to confirm the check out time as the information given at the house was different from that of the website. To our delight this is what they replied 'Don’t stress about the check out time. This is more important when we have guests arriving on the same day. Take the time you need to get yourselves ready and have a safe journey home.' They did not specify the time so we went out to enjoy more of the day in the local area. At 2pm I got a call asking why the cleaners had found so many things left in the house. I was obviously frustrated as she did not specify a time, so if the cleaners were going to be at the house at a specific time, why did they not state that! I'm sure many of you will have a wonderful time there but if you have any issues, don't expect the best customer service.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first disappointing review. However, I am confident everything was done on our part to make this holiday a success. We look after our visitors very well and pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide. You can't please everyone!
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  • 5 of 5

House is well equipped and very clean and tidy.

wonderful surroundings 1st class.

Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal cottage for Highlands vacation

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well equipped, centrally located for exploration in all directions. The surroundings are very peaceful, and there are beautiful walks close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We didn't want to leave, EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home away from home! All the things one needs for a time away (even things we didn't think of were there!) A quick drive to Inverness for all that is there, close to the Cairngorns, Tomatin Distillery (1/2 mile). The best though was the coziness and warmth of the house and property! We are already talking of the return trip...from Texas!

Thanks again,

Petti, Kari, Julia and Sarah

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Carrbridge (9 hole)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Inverness or Aviemore
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Aviemore, Cairngorm
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

This recently renovated cottage in the village of Tomatin lies midway between Inverness and Aviemore providing easy access to the Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park.

Mo-Dhachaidh is just a 10 minute walk away from the local country store and further up the road is the community sports centre which is open to visitors for a small fee.

There are many walks that take you quickly into the local hills and glens for as short or as long as you want. Two glen roads twist and turn their way up on either side of the Findhorn river.There are good chances of seeing wildlife of all kinds such as deer, red squirrels, red kites, osprey and buzzards on your travels. The other minor roads will take you into other nooks and crannies that follow the river through the Strathdearn district.

Tomatin Distillery has a visitor centre and you can see, hear and smell the production and finally taste the finished products for yourselves. These award winning whiskies are sold all over the world and are well worth knowing more about and appreciating their finished flavours.

To the south is the Cairngorm National Park with all kinds of winter and summer sports activities available to everyone. Further south near Kincraig is the Highland Wildlife Park and at Kingussie there is an interesting outdoor Highland Museum.

For those who want to explore further there are lots of choices such as Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Royal Deeside, the North East coastal beaches, bays and ports, Ross and Cromarty, Wester Ross, Lochaber and perhaps glimpses of Sutherland and Caithness.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Accommodation consists of:
2 x Double Bedded Bedrooms
1 x Sofa Bed in Living Room
1 x Drop-down Single Bed in one of the bedrooms

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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