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Cosy cottage on the edge of Aviemore - Very pet friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom cottage, sleeping 8, plus baby with a large garden

Welcome to Rowlands Aviemore - 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.

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Gary Law
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

About Gary Law

Helen and Gary bought Rowlands Aviemore in 2004. We're winter sports enthusiasts and love 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 and the Cairngorms

We decided it was important that others had the opportunity to find comfortable 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, mountain views, watch the Strathspey Steam train chug by.......... yet only a 15 minute walk to the village centre. With skiing in the winter too, Aviemore is a year round resort appealing to families, groups and everyone in between!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great stay, great location, great accommodation!

Will see you again/

Thx Scott & family
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aviemore in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Cosy cottage on the edge of Aviemore - Very pet friendly
average rating of 4.962963 based on 86 reviews

Fantastic family holiday home in Aviemore

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at Rowlands several times over the past few years as Aviemore is a regular family holiday destination. This is fantastic property for 8 people to stay comfortably. Has all the comforts and requirements you require for a holiday in the outdoors ( the washing machine & dryer have been well used thanks to the Scottish weather on occasion ).

Heating is great and there is plenty hot water for baths and showers.

Very well equipped kitchen.

There is also a great garden and seating area to go with the BBQ for the nice weather.

Will definitely be using again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review Neil & I'm glad that you thought that the property was fantastic for all your needs. Looking forward to seeing you & the family again next year. Thx again. Gary Helen and Gary Law MLR Cottages Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Please visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay: www.MLRcottages.co.uk
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Easter in Aviemore 2017

  • 5 of 5

Many times in Aviemore but never before at Rowlands. Four of us arrived to view what looked like a small semi, only to open the door and find a Dr. Who's Tardis.

Almost immediately sent Gary a text congratulating him on what we found. Spotless and superbly equipped we wanted for nothing during our week long stay.

We will have no hesitation in contact Gary again for any future stay at Aviemore or indeed elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Year in Aviemore and stayed at Rowlands for a week. This cottage is wonderful and exactly as described in the listing in fact it exceeded our expectations. The cottage was lovely and warm for our arrival on a very cold day and was just immaculate with everything you need home from home. The owner Gary was very easy to contact and very friendly and accommodating. We travelled with our seven year old son who has additional needs so the ground floor bedroom and bathroom was fantastic for him. We would not hesitate to recommend Rowlands to friends and family and would dearly love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage close to centre of Aviemore

  • 5 of 5

Now stayed at Rowlands on several occasions and every time on return have forgotten how lovely and homely it is.

Openplan living room/ kitchen with dining table and 4 bedrooms each sleeping 2. Always very clean and well equipped. Dog friendly home.

15minute walk maximum in to Aviemore centre but also excellent base for exploring the rest of the Cairngorms where there is an abundance of outdoor activities.

Gary is a pleasure to deal with and deals with any queries promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Ruth & will see you next year. Gary
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Excellent house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

House was well maintained and exceptionally clean. Location was perfect for us, short walk from town centre and clubhouse with pool across the road. We struggle to find places to accommodate all our our family over the festive period, and this was ideal for the children and dogs. Really cannot fault Rowlands, and the owners were very responsive and accommodating. We have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynsey I'm glad that you all seemed to of had a great time over Christmas last year & are already looking forward to staying with us again this Christmas & New Year. We hope that you have another very enjoyable stay with us! Thx Gary
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Great house for a trip away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Rowlandsome with friends for long weekend. On arrival the house was spotless, warm and welcoming. Great house for 2 families, one family upstairs one downstairs.

Booking and arrival process very simple.

Would thoroughly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments, it means a great deal to us that people are having a fab time at Rowlands in Aviemore & that you found the property ideal for 2 families & was very clean/warm & welcoming. Thx again Gary mlrcottages.co.uk
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
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!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn Break
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half-Term Break
10 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Rates may be subject to change until the booking is confirmed, in particular for payments made in currency other than GBP. We accept bank transfers, Paypal and cheque. Deposit required to confirm booking, full payment due 6 weeks before start of holiday. Full payment due if booking is made within 6 weeks of start of holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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