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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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Inverness around the Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 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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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous, peaceful and serene cottage surrounded by beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three had a marvelous 4 nights at Keeper's Cottage. The accommodations were first rate, the natural beauty was unmatched, and our hosts couldn't have been more wonderful. If you are seeking relaxation in a peaceful, stunning environment look no further than Dalmigavie!

The kitchen was fully outfitted, and the furnishings were cozy and well appointed. We look forward to returning and would highly recommend to anyone hoping to capture the beauty of the Highlighlands in a peaceful, serene setting. Close to Inverness, but a world away from it all.

Thank you! We will treasure our stay forever.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, rural,well equipped in a beautiful surrounding

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 !

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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