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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

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 Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tomatin in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large well equipped area. Child friendly.
    Downstair Toilet - Toilet , Situated off Cloakroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Drop down single bed and Hair Dryer behind curtain recess.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • ski
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

A Traditional Cottage, family friendly with large garden space and easy parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

A winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property. Spacious, well equipped and warm. We love the large conservatory - bright and comfortable. All mod cons throughout the house, there was nothing lacking. Thank you so much for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We love having you stay with us and would welcome you back any day.
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Great house, extremely well equipped, in short perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located perfectly, near the A9 but well secluded, inside it has everything you could want and more. Will certainly be going back for another very comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope you had a safe journey home and we look forward to welcoming you back someday.
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Well equipped home from home of a high standard

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could possibly need and is maintained to a very high standard - it felt like we had borrowed our aunt's house for a couple of weeks! We visited, Culloden, Findhorn and did some lovely walking, canoeing and cycling as well as spending time in Inverness. All in all a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and the cottage.
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Week at Tomatin

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay and cottage very well equipped. Great location with easy access to A9 ,Inverness to Perth, road. Very comfortable beds and plenty drawer and hanging space.

Living room and dining room/ kitchen good sized with an additional large bright conservatory.

Wi-fi connection strong and stable.

You will be hard pushed to find a nicer property than this. 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cut Above.

  • 5 of 5

The position in the Cairngorm / North Scotland area could not be bettered , offering access to the most beautiful parts of Scotland & to the West.

The property itself is so well equipped, comfortable , quiet position, & tastefully decorated , & within very short distance to motorways/towns .

We had a very good holiday there & will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Returned after enjoying our stay here last year so much. Another excellent break in cosy, comfy house which is well appointed and exactly as description reads. Conservatory is so relaxing looking out to fields where we saw lambs frolicking, deer, red squirrels and many rabbits. Plenty of things to do in surrounding areas. Visited lovely old Church up the Glen in Dalrossie. Wall to wall sunshine all week which was an added bonus. Had a lovely meal at Macdonalds Country Golf club hotel in Aviemore. Hope for a return visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tomatin, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year
31 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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