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Peaceful Highland cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Keepers Cottage is a delightful, recently refurbished, traditional Highland house. It is situated on Dalmigavie, a secluded private estate. The house is let as a whole, with three twin bedrooms, and a large, well-equipped kitchen and dining room with a lovely open plan sitting room with a log stove.

Dalmigavie lies at 1100 ft, and is surrounded by miles of empty 'Monahdliath Mountains'. There is a long track from the house up the glen and then into the hills. During the Spring when birds are nesting, we ask guests to avoid walking on the open hill, especially with dogs. Almost every British bird of prey has been seen at Dalmigavie. David and Lorna Paton, the resident game-keeper and and housekeeper, have been at Dalmigavie for 14 years and live in a cottage close by.

House rules: No dogs allowed in the house accept by prior arrangement.

Dogs to be kept on leads outside (sheep, deer, red squirrels) and nesting birds in the Spring - woodcock, curlew, oyster catchers, green plovers, grouse, amongst others.

Please treat the house, grounds, river and hills with care and respect.s a secluded Highland estate set amid lovely mountain scenery. Once you cross our bridge over the river Findhorn you are in a little world of your own.

Dalmigavie is 6 miles off the A9 near Tomatin. It is 40 minutes from Inverness airport, and 20 minutes from the station at Carrbridge. Two hours from Edinburgh. A car is needed, and the last 100m to the house is up a steep vehicular track. There are several good golf courses in the vicinity. The coast is 45 minutes away. The weather can be wild and cold, or warm and balmy, sometimes on successive days!

If you enjoy fishing, you can take a day or two of salmon fishing on 4 miles of the Findhorn at Dalmigavie at a cost of £50 per day. Rods are not provided. Let us know in advance in case it is already booked. We can take up to 4 rods at a time.

More Details

Edward Greenwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Edward Greenwell

Four generations of our family have had holiays at Dalmigavie, enjoying the walking, landscape, wildlife and solitude.

Edward Greenwell purchased this house in 1966

What makes this house unique

A warm and cosy house, set deep in the Scottish Highlands. It offers peace and solitude.


Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering


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Peaceful Highland cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

amazing and confortable

  • 5 of 5

Surrounded by peaceful landscape of woods, hills and river. The house itself is very confortable while keeping country decor. Lorna is a great host !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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You must go here!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location, charming cottage for our group of 5. We had all the comforts of home in this highland retreat. Lorna, the caretaker, made us feel right at home. Short drive to Inverness and surrounding sights plus very secluded, nature filled area. We so enjoyed our stay. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have great stay in this lovely cottage, and like our home! Love it and enjoy it. Will return back again soon! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully equipped cottage in a beautiful remote location outside of Inverness.

  • 5 of 5

Six of us (3 couples; same family) stayed in this cottage and it was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the cottage! We hated to leave! We look forward to coming back again someday!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Findhorn Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $692.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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