Situated in Boat of Garten, or the Boat as it is locally known, Heath cottage offers guests comfortable, quality, modern accommodation in a country setting in the Cairngorm National Park.
The area is a haven for those who love the outdoors and there are ample opportunities for bird spotting, wildlife watching, sporting and leisure activities or for just chilling out in the Highland settings of heather clad hills, snow-capped mountains, lochs, rivers and woodlands.
The Highlands are renowned for many things and if golf is your pleasure then apart from the 18 hole course in Boat of Garten there are a multitude of opportunities for the keen golfer – Royal Dornoch is about an hour an half drive and Castle Stuart, home of the Scottish Open, is just over an hour away. For those partial to the delights of a wee dram then Heath Cottage is in an ideal place to access the Whisky trail of Moray and the Highlands. Even for those that don’t partake a trip to a distillery is well worth while. Most distilleries provide small guided tours where visitors can learn about the art of making uisce beatha, or the water of life as it is translated from Gaelic to English.
During the winter months the snow sports season gets under way. The nearest ski and snowboard centre to Boat of Garten is just outside Aviemore, 15 miles away and around a 30 minute drive. The Lecht Ski Centre is 25 miles to the east, around a 45 minute drive and a little further away are Anoch Mor and Glenshee, both around and hour and three quarters drive.
The village of Boat of Garten has a couple of shops, hotel, pub and restaurant. Larger towns with a variety of shops, supermarkets, etc are Aviemore and Grantown on Spey, both around a 15 minute drive.
Boat of Garten is situated just off the A95 Aviemore to Grantown on Spey road, about 7 miles from Aviemore and 10 miles from Grantown. There is easy access to the cottage and parking immediately in front for at least 2 cars. There are good train and bus connections to Aviemore and an airport at Inverness.
Accommodation & Facilities
Heath Cottage benefits from all rooms being on the same level.
The main living area is open plan with modern kitchen with breakfast bar, lounge with satellite TV and dining area in the conservatory. The conservatory opens directly to patio, with wooden table and seats, and a big grassed garden with gate to the pine forest beyond.
The lounge has TV, DVD player, CD player and Wi-Fi internet. The kitchen has all electric appliances, including washing machine and dishwasher.
There are 3 bedrooms, for up to 6 guests, two are double rooms and the third is a twin with 2 single beds. The larger bedroom has an en suite shower room and all bedrooms have spacious wardrobes.
The dining area has a table and chairs suitable for 6. Heating is by storage heaters in the main areas and panel heaters in the bedroom.
The outside area has a grassed private garden. There is parking to the side of the cottage.
Security deposit: an amount of £100 will be pre-authorised against the card you pay your final balance 10 days prior to arrival. This will reduce your available balance on your card by £100 for 30 days.
All linen, towels, cleaning materials and Wi-Fi are included in the price of the rental, and for those staying longer we will provide clean linen and towels weekly. On the day of your arrival, the cottage will be ready for you from 4pm. We ask you to leave by 10.00 am on the morning of your departure.
We are happy to accept dogs by prior agreement only, at an additional cost of £25 per week. Guests must agree never to leave dogs unattended in or near the property for any length of time whatsoever; to ensure dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on any soft furnishings, and that all traces of the dogs are removed from the garden and immediate surroundings.
Cot and high chair available on request prior to arrival at no extra cost.
Entry details are emailed out as part of the final balance payment confirmation.
Accommodation & Facilities
Modern kitchen: breakfast bar, electric appliances such as dishwasher and washing machine.
Lounge/dining area: satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and Wi-Fi internet. Dining area in the conservatory, with seating for six.
Bedroom 1: double bed, spacious wardrobe, en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: double bed, spacious wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: twin room with two single beds, spacious wardrobe.
The conservatory opens onto the patio, with a wooden table and seats, and a large, private garden with gate leading to the pine forest beyond. There is parking to the side of the cottage.