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Cosy warm & welcoming modern cottage 1 mile from Aviemore centre - pet friendly

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom cottage - 2 bathrooms, sleeping 8, plus baby enclosed garden, BBQ area

Cosy & warm cottage 1 mile from Aviemore centre - please contact me direct if you wish to discuss the rates/prices for your stay, so that I can tailor the price especially for your party!

Minimum of 2 nights bookings - thanks

Rowlands is a self catering accommodation in the heart of the Highlands. Rowlands is a 4 bedroom cottage, sleeping 8 plus 1 baby. Dogs welcome. Large garden with patio, outdoor seating and storage shed. Rowlands has been completely renovated, extended and re-furnished in 2011, well maintained and equipped to excellent standards. Located in a pleasant residential area, the cottage is just 5 minutes walk from the golf course and 15 minutes walk from the village centre. The open countryside around Aviemore is just metres away. Aviemore is in the centre of Scotland’s great outdoors. Dominated by the wild Cairngorm mountains and surrounded by rivers, lochs and Caledonian forest, Aviemore is the ideal base for year round activities and offers walking, mountain biking, winter sports, golf, fishing and climbing. It is also a family resort, with swimming pools, children's play areas and soft play in the village and plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area

In 2011 we completely renovated, extended and re-furnished our house so we can now offer accommodation for 8 plus one baby. We offer 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunks) and 2 bathrooms as well as open plan living. We have chosen a modern and contemporary design for our living space, with all the usual electrical appliances you would expect and we have furnished our house to a high standard. There is also a high chair and travel cot (bring your own bedding). The price you pay includes bedding, towels, electricity and water - there are no hidden charges. We are pleased to accept pets by arrangement. We offer free wireless broadband throughout the house and all bedrooms have TV/DVD players with Freesat.

Living/dining room area: The open plan dining/living room contains 2 comfortable leather sofas and dining space for 8 people. There is an LCD TV, DVD player, Freesat HD TV and CD/radio player. Kitchen area: the kitchen is fitted with contemporary units and has a fridge/freezer, electric cooker with a double oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier.

Downstairs bedrooms: at the front of the cottage we have a king-size double (which can be converted into 2 single beds) with a built in wardrobe and an additional pine tallboy offering ample hanging and shelf space. At the back of the cottage, we have a twin room with a built in wardrobe and pine drawers. The downstairs bathroom had a drench shower over the bath as well as the sink and toilet.

Upstairs bedrooms: the main bedroom offers a king-size double with windows on both sides, including a dormer offering views of the Craigellachie Hills; there is also a wardrobe, drawers and a changing table. The final bedroom has a full size set of bunk beds and a chest of drawers and views of the Craigellachie Hills through a dormer window. The upstairs bathroom offers a large shower cubicle with electric shower as well as the sink and toilet.

Outside: The house is surrounded on 2 sides by a lawned garden, offering ample space for barbecues. Outdoor furniture is provided for dining or seating outside and we have also built a paved patio area with a wooden picnic table and seats for 8. There is off road parking for 3 cars. We provide a small shed for storage of your outdoor equipment such as skis/boards, mountain bikes and golf clubs.

More Details

Owner
Gary Law
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Gary Law

Helen and Gary bought Rowlands Aviemore in 2004. We're winter sports enthusiasts and love skiing/walking and climbing in the mountains but we always had problems finding somewhere to stay as, at the time we had 2 dogs and they went everywhere with us. Spending so much time in the Cairngorms, we decided the time was right to buy our own home in the Highlands.

Gary Law purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Gary Law chose Aviemore

We decided it was important that others had the opportunity to find comfortable/modern and well priced accommodation for their visits to Aviemore so we decided to let out the house for those who had similar interests and circumstances as us. As usual, nothing stays the same and along came our son in 2006 and now our focus is much more on family accommodation, and we still have our dog who keeps us company on our skiing/cycling/walking trips to the Cairngorms. We hope you enjoy Rowlands as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

Open plan living space downstairs, 4 bedrooms all with TV/DVD for rainy days including 2 ground floor bedrooms suitable for people with mobility difficulties and downstairs bathroom as well, mountain views, watch the Strathspey Steam train chug by.......... yet only a 15 minute walk to the village centre. With lots of winter sports in the winter too, Aviemore is a year round resort appealing to families, groups and everyone in between!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well thought out, clean and comfortable accommodation. With 4 bedrooms it would suit lots of different groups. Lovely area for lots of walks and very welcoming for us at the end of the Lairig Ghru.
May 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Aviemore around the Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The only thing I would ask; is not to let your dog on the furniture/beds etc as it’s not very hygienic for other guests that may not have dogs.
  • To check the garden area for any pet mess before you leave as we get a lot of families staying with young children, as I’m sure you would do any.
  • To please remove outdoor shoes/boots etc before entering the house as you would do at home anyway & please feel free to smoke outside - thank you!
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (downstairs) has a drench shower over the bath. Bathroom 2 has a walk in shower cubicle. Both bathrooms have toilets and counter top sinks and beech worktops.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Converts to twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • We offer a flexible sleeping arrangement as one of the king size beds can convert to a set of single beds. Which will all be set up for you depending on your parties requirements & size.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have 2 downstairs bedrooms to accommodate people with mobility difficulties. Please note that there are 2 small steps at the front door and one at the back. The garden around our house is flat with no steps.

Reviews

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Cosy warm & welcoming modern cottage 1 mile from Aviemore centre - pet friendly
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 108 reviews
5

Over and above and perfect home base!

  • 5 of 5

Gary & Helen were incredible hosts, gracious and full of information. The cottage was the perfect size and Aviemore was a great base to explore the area. They are even helping to return a few small left items back to the U.S.! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa Thank you for your very kind & positive comments & we are delighted that you all enjoyed Rowlands & the surrounding area. We are also very happy to forward your items back to the USA for you. Hope to hear from you again sometime in the future. Many Thanks. Gary
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Carrollton, TX
5

Nice and roomy in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Great communication from the owners. It is an updated and well done added-on-to house that has the feel of a well loved home. The 4 of us, two couples, had more than enough room to spread out among the 4 bedrooms on 2 floors and we had everything we needed. It's a 5 minute car trip to Aviemore so restaurants, coffee, ice cream and shopping are close by. It's in a safe and quiet neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hiya Thanks for your positive comments. We are glad that you found Rowlands a home from home & that you found it well loved. Also very happy that you enjoyed Aviemore. Thanks Gary
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5

Rowlands, Aviemore.

  • 5 of 5

We can thoroughly recommend this property on the edge of the village. The facilities of the house are very good, a real home from home, and the garden has a lovely lawn and super new bench/ table for sitting in the sun, chatting and planning routes and activities. Also a regular flock of hungry sparrows etc .

We had really good weather for five days and were able to do some lovely bike rides and walks. Highlights were trips to the Green Lochan, Ryvoan, and a bike ride to Boat of Garten on back roads, then back on the route 7 cycleway and footpath. The route across the heather moor was wonderful, with the most gorgeous views towards the Cairngorms, and the Lairig Ghru, and the track took us virtually past our front door!

The same Route 7 was a delightful amble into the centre of Aviemore, for those wanting extra exercise.

Towards the end of our week the weather turned a bit autumnal, but the storage heaters kept us cosy.

We would thoroughly recommend this property as a base for families and friends wanting to explore this fabulous area

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review regarding your stay at Rowlands Aviemore. It seems as if you had a great outdoor adventure with all the family as there is so much to do & see from the doorstep & as you say a great base for the whole family/friends. I had only built the picnic bench a few days before you arrived, so glad that you found it super to use & a place to plan your activities from. Thank you for your recommendation for Rowlands & look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Many thanks. Gary mlrcottages
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5

clean, comfortable cottage near beautiful hiking

  • 5 of 5

Gary, the property owner, was gracious and helpful when booking. The cottage is very cosy and well equipped in a quiet neighbourhood. There were spectacular walks nearby and many historical and cultural spots to explore within a short drive. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amarillo
5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home accommodated us perfectly. It was very close to shopping.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home accommodated us perfectly. It was very close to shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great that you all thoroughly enjoyed you stay at our holiday home & thought that the accommodation was perfect, as we do try & make Rowlands have a homely feel & it's not just a holiday rental. Having the shops close by is an added bonus for us in getting those last minute items, also the takeaways there are very good too! Thanks again - Gary
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5

Beautiful spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location-we could walk to everything.

Great well appointed home.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say, but thanks for the very positive comments & feedback. Glad that you had a great time staying at Rowlands. Speak soon. Gary
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
CairnGorm Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Loch Morlich

With so much open space, your options for outdoor activities are endless. Walking and mountain biking routes are available throughout the Cairngorm National Park and the surrounding forests and hills so there is something for every level of ability. If you’re a golfer, then Rowlands is for you, being only a 5 minute walk to Dalfaber Golf and Country Club's spectacular Spey Valley course. And don’t forget that there are many more courses within 30 minutes drive.

With ample water sports like fishing, sailing and canoeing at Loch Morlich and Loch Insh as well as the pool in Aviemore at the Highland Resort, even wet weather days can be fun! The area is also renowned for its wildlife (the RSPB centre at Loch Garten) and don’t forget a trip on the Strathsspey steam railway to Boat of Garten and Broomhill (aka Glenbogle!) or the funicular train to the top of Cairngorm Mountain. Fun for kids includes the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig and the Landmark Centre at Carrbridge.

Golf: The Championship Course at Dalfaber Golf and Country Club is just a few minutes walk from Rowlands. A round costs approximately £60 and the course is just under 7,200 yards.

Ski: Cairngorm Mountain sits in the middle of Scotland's ski areas and is a 20 minute drive from Rowlands. It offers a great choice of runs for both skiers and boarders and when the snow is good, the off-piste slopes can be fantastic fun!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Aviemore,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£170
for 1 night
From
£170
£680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Break
13 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
4 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Hogmanay
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Low
6 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Half-Term Break
9 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
24 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Break
6 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
23 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium
25 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
2 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
1 night minimum stay
£170
for 1 night
From
£170
£725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
1 night minimum stay
£170
for 1 night
From
£170
£680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Break
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
27 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Hogmanay
29 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£170
for 1 night
From
£170
£680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We allow up to 2 dogs and there is no charge provided you advise us at the time of enquiring.
We can be flexible with arrival and departure times, dependant on other bookings. Normal arrival time is after 3pm and departure time before 10am.
There is nothing extra to pay for when you arrive (some holiday homes charge extra for electricity, linen etc).
Short breaks & multi-week stays available with a minimum of a 2 night stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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