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Make a holiday cottage in Aviemore your home away from home

Located in the Cairngorms National Park in northeast Scotland, Aviemore is a popular holiday and resort town that attracts outdoor adventurers and enthusiasts from around the world. The town offers everything visitors need for an enjoyable stay and HomeAway has a wonderful selection of Aviemore holiday cottages to choose from. The beauty and wilderness of Cairngorms National Park is what draws most visitors to Aviemore. The park is home to ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and tranquil lochs that are all worth exploring. There are also several major historic sites and other places of cultural interest which make Aviemore a very well-rounded holiday destination. Holiday accommodation is usually spacious enough to accommodate large families, having between 2 and 4 bedrooms. Most holiday cottages in Aviemore also come with added amenities like internet access and cable/satellite television.

Things to do

-Winter sports: Skiing is a popular activity in the Cairngorms from December to April each year. There is a skiing area just 9 miles from Aviemore, which offers 30 km of ski runs serviced by 11 ski lifts. There are a variety of runs to suit everyone from beginners to advanced skiers, and on-site equipment rental and lessons are available to those who require them. Outside of the ski season, the Cairngorms provide excellent walking, hiking, and mountain biking. Guided tours are available throughout the year.

-Historical attractions: Balmoral Castle is a bit of a drive from Aviemore holiday cottages, but well worth the trip. The castle is the Scottish holiday home of the royal family, who generally visit from August to October each year. The grounds and gardens are open to visitors in the winter, late spring, and summer. The castle is situated on the banks of the River Dee and beyond its manicured gardens is surrounded by beautiful and rugged landscapes.

-Cultural attractions: The Malt Whisky Trail is completely unique to Scotland and features some of the nation’s most famous distilleries. Those staying in a Aviemore holiday home are less than an hour’s drive from the popular route. Glenlivet, the first licensed distillery in the Scottish Highlands, is the closest distillery to Aviemore. From there, it’s an easy drive to the ever-popular Glenfiddich distillery and the eye-opening Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery. The Whisky Trail provides some insight into one of Scotland’s most famous exports and is a must for any fan of single malt whisky.

-Sightseeing: The Cairngorm Mountain Railway begins just a few miles outside of Aviemore and scales the Cairngorms. Stretching over a mile, it was opened in 2001 and is the UK’s only funicular railway. It is not only the easiest and most convenient way to ascend the mountain, but also offer fabulous views of the surrounding national park.

-Natural attractions: Loch an Eilen was recently voted the top picnic spot in Britain and has won praise from tourism experts and naturalists alike. Located in scenic Rothiemurchus, it is a 30-minute walk from holiday cottages in Aviemore and is not to be missed. Loch an Eilen is most famous for its romantic island castle, which appears to float in the water. Along with picnicking, visitors can partake in any number of activities including mountain biking, pony riding, wildlife watching, and wildlife photography.

Weather in Aviemore

The weather in Aviemore varies quite a bit from season to season. Without a doubt the best time to visit is from April to October. High temperatures in July and August can approach 20°C, which is ideal for leisure walking and enjoying the outdoors. Spring in Aviemore is chilly, but relatively dry. However, temperatures can dip below freezing in the autumn and winter, when heavy rain is also prevalent.

Travel to Aviemore

To reach Aviemore, most visitors will have to first drive, take the train, or fly to Inverness. From Inverness, Aviemore is a 40-minute drive or train ride away. Car hire is available from the Highlands and Islands Airport (near Inverness) as well as central Inverness. Trains depart regularly from Inverness to Aviemore every two hours.

    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    Bungalow #8139587
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (23 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      Villa #6516884
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Bungalow #433453
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          House #8116099
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Bungalow #1840095
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              Excellent! 4.3/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #1664426
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              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Chalet #6909704
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                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (9 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 11
                  Cottage #6738864
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                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #8049030
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                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      #8051617
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #6853027
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #6892322
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Bungalow #1878062
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 9
                              House #6556717
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                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #1966411
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #6099169
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cabin #1780861
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Bungalow #430791
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #8197261
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6906078
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #8231962
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                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (5 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              House #58780
                                              5
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Cottage #1969754
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                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Bungalow #1689117
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                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #2328057
                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (43 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1763214
                                                      43
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                        (25 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Hotel #1774249
                                                        25
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1780862
                                                          24
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1866663
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #6484030
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6772202
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #6882704
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    #8067221
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                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #1866823
                                                                      1
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #8159341
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                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          House #8178918
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #8197262
                                                                            6
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #1689104
                                                                              1
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #4537346
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Bungalow #1689124
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Cabin #6081954
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                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6888967
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #6854519
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #6959510
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #6910657
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Cottage #6823380
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #1862488
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8208442
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1931995
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1866582

                                                                                                      Aviemore Log Cabins - Self Catering Aviemore (239)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lots of space , great wifi , very clean !! great for families .

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great for family get away , 4 lovely bedrooms , super wifi , sky TV . nice back garden with plenty space . Easy process getting keys . Use of sports centre at Dalfaber which is great
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Very enjoyable week in comfortable cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family group of 6 had a very enjoyable stay in Talisker Lodge. Two ensue bedrooms and an additional family bathroom for children were a real bonus. Convenient for all activities and venues while being quiet and secluded.Sitting area at back looking into forest ideal for bbq evenings. Seeing a variety of birds including a woodpecker feeding in the garden every day, red squirrels climbing the trees and a pine martin was very entertaining. We would definitely recommend a visit and will be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017