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Newly Refurbished House With Views Of The Cairngorms In An Ideal Location

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House in Boat of Garten, Nr. Aviemore, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Location Allows For Tranquility Or Action Packed Adventure

The Boat of Garten is home to one of the world’s top 100 golf courses, Strathspey Steam Railway, bicycle hire and cycle paths, 2 highly acclaimed restaurants, a pub, post office and 2 local shops all within 500 yards! The Famous Cairngorm Ski and Mountain Range, The River Spey, Highland Wildlife Park and Landmark Adventure Centre are all within a 12 mile radius. within The Cairngorm National Park.

Set just outside one of Britain’s finest and internationally recognised resorts of Aviemore

(4 mile)

More Details

conrad king
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About conrad king

I live in Edinburgh with my husband and 2 children and co own the property with my sister who too lives in Edinburgh with her husband and 2 children, however we have friends and family in Aviemore and the surrounding area.

Why conrad king chose Boat of Garten

My family spent every summer, Easter and Autumn when we were growing up in and around Aviemore so the area holds special memories for my sister, brother and I. We bought this house so we can still spend time here from time to time with our children and share the highlands with friends and like minded people who enjoy all the wonders the highlands has to offer.

The house is contemporary yet homely with all the mod cons you would want in the perfect location. We love it here and hope you do too.

What makes this house unique

The property has a post office, 2 shops, 2 restaurants, pub, cycle hire, steam railway, cycle path to Aviemore and golf course all within 500 yards but retains its tranquility. The property has a spacious garden which is safe and secure and well equipped for children and adults.

The steam train railway is at the bottom of the garden and the views of the Cairngorms are lovely.

Landmark is 4 miles away and it a great day out for everyone as is a trip to Aviemore which has a cinema for those rainy days!

The Osprey centre is along the road and there are plenty of walks to go on around the loch not far from the house - we have left brochures and information in the house so you will never be bored as the possibilities of things to do is almost endless!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed our week in August. Great location and very well equipped for a great break. By A MCCall, on August 21, 2011

W e stayed at your house from7th April for 1 week. it was very comfortable and well equipped. we enjoyed the local walks very much By catrina, on April 19, 2012
Oct 2012
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Boat of Garten House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • please treat house as you would your own all beds will be made up with fresh linen and towels
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Main bathroom large bath and power shower, wc bathroom on 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with 2 or 3 single beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Outside: Large array of garden furniture available in the garden hut and BBQ. The large garden is safe and secluded with wonderful views of the Cairngorms. Utility Room: washing machine, drying screen, hoover, iron and ironing board and range of cleaning equipment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen supplied


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Newly Refurbished House With Views Of The Cairngorms In An Ideal Location
average rating of 3.75 based on 9 reviews

Lovely cottage in a breathtaking area

  • 4 of 5

Excellent accommodation, kitchen well equipped with everything we needed to cook for ourselves for a week, garden great when sun was out, fire cosy when cold and wet. Would definitely recommend to others and if ever back in Cairngorms would definitely stay here again. Central for sightseeing, walks etc

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very nice house in a very charming village in a beautiful landscape

  • 4 of 5

A nice cosy house with everything you need to get a little away from the daily rush. We have enjoyed 6 days of calmness, and seen some of the things Scotland has to offer: nature, mountains, folk music, whiskey and the good mood of the scottish people. -Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable in the Cairngorms

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay. The home had all the comforts of home and the owner was very responsive. The village was a great base, within in walking distance of the golf course, with some fine restaurants and a lounge. We especially enjoyed the walking trails. We recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and family friendly

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house had everything needed for a family to visit, including toys and plastic utensils for the youngest of visitors. The house has a homely feel which we liked. It is so close to all the local amenities in the village including restaurants, shops etc. The post office seems to stock everything we had forgotten! We got the bulk of our groceries delivered from a large supermarket which worked really well once he found us. The garden is lovely to relax in and it also had a drying whirligig which was useful when it stopped raining. The steam train passing at the bottom of the garden was great fun.

The easy access to all the activities in the surrounding area makes this a great base, you are only 10 mins from Aviemore , 5 from Carrbridge and 40 mins from Inverness. We had a great time exploring, zip lining, quad biking, swimming etc.etc. etc.There is so much to do in the area one visit isn't enough.

We gave it 4 out of 5 as it does need a little more TLC i.e. the paperwork re essential items about bins/recycling etc need updated, some cupboard door hinges need fixed and a few more tea towels would have been appreciated.

Overall good value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice house and well situated. Good sized rooms and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and well equipped. The rooms were a good size. The house was warm. Shower was nice and powerful. Unfortunately the kitchen, cupboards and dishes were not very clean but after I cleaned all was good. Kitchen well equipped for cooking. Had a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tennessee

Great place to stay in Western Cairngorms

  • 5 of 5

Finding a good place to stay for a family of five in the Western Highlands of Scotland can be challenging and I was a bit reluctant to rent this house because there weren't very many recent reviews. After having stayed there, my advice is, don't let that stop you from booking this property. This proved to be an excellent place for us to stay. The property is in Boat of Garten, which is a very small town a few miles northeast of Aviemore. We used this as our base camp for exploring the Highlands and it was very effective. You can do easy day trips to Loch Ness (Urquhart Castle), Inverness, the whiskey distilleries all throughout the Spey river valley, hiking in the western Cairngorms or even to the east side of Cairngorm National Park if you want.

As a bit of a bonus, this property essentially backs up to the Boat of Garten golf club, which allowed us to play a couple of rounds for a reasonable fee; we were able to walk to the course and it was beautiful.

Check in and check out was very easy and flexible, and the communication with Conrad was very good. We had one question about the Wifi, which was answered immediately and in a helpful way. Personally, I think if you're going to rent a house/apartment in this area, you're well advised to start with some reasonable expectations. For instance, I think it's going to be impossible to find a place where your family can take five long hot showers in a row and you can't do that here either. But the bottom lines are (1) it's a very nice property; (2) the location is excellent, (3) the property has everything necessary to house a family of five comfortably, (3) the Wifi works, (4) the communication with the owner is good and (5) check in and check out are very easy. And I should add a very large (6) inasmuch as the price can't be beat; it's a truly exceptional value. I have no hesitation in recommending this house to anyone seeking to explore the Highlands from a functional base camp. If I were coming back, I certainly wouldn't look anywhere else; I'd book this again with no second thought.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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30 minutes from Inverness, car hire recommended but certainly not essential.


The Boat of Garten is home to one of the world’s top 100 golf courses, Strathspey Steam Railway, bicycle hire and cycle paths, 2 highly acclaimed restaurants, a pub, post office and 2 local shops all within 500 yards! 4 miles from Aviemore

4 miles to Carrbridge home to the landmark adventure park

Further Details:

Boat of Garten is popular with golfers, skiers, cyclists, walkers, anglers and bird watchers and all these activities are on the doorstep.




Additional information about rental rates

house keeping $103.86

Booking Notes:
Full rental due at time of booking unless booking 6 months plus in advance then half the rental due as deposit.

Changeover Day:
Flexible - arrival time 2pm , departure 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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