Glencoldon Cottage is in the “Osprey Village” of Boat of Garten on the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage, recently fully upgraded (completed Aug 2017), is ideal for 4-6 people.
Located between the bustle of Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, the village is a peaceful haven at the centre of this renowned activity and wildlife area. The cottage comprises a bright open lounge and dining area with fantastic views to mountains and surrounding wildlife, 2 double bedrooms (1 king-size), 1 twin bedroom, new fully-equipped kitchen, new bathroom (+wc), shower room (+wc), large fully-enclosed “wild” garden.
Situated on the Speyside Way (to front), it also has direct access to woodland, wildlife, Loch Vaa and River Spey walks (to rear). It goes without saying that there is a huge variety of outstanding activity, nature and wildlife opportunities in the Cairngorms National Park, which our cottage information will help you access, if you don’t have your own adventure already planned. These extend, literally, from seeing red squirrels, deer and an amazing array of birds from the comfort of the sofa or balcony (a Golden Eagle has been seen touching down in the garden – once! We can’t guarantee that unfortunately!!), to local salmon and capercaillie trails, and wider to the mountains, lochs and swathes of Ancient Caledonian Forest.
Additional features would include:
• Bike shelter with secure locking facility
• Wood burning stove
• Heat, power and log usage included in rental
• Free Wi-Fi internet access
• Small lawn (with badminton / volleyball net + equipment)
• Travel cot and highchair (linen not provided)
• Gold Award winning Green Tourism features
In addition to ensuring that visitors have the most enjoyable and memorable visit possible, the owners believe that, in an area of such outstanding natural beauty, it is essential to achieve this whilst also minimising any impacts and delivering local benefits where possible. In upgrading the cottage, we took the opportunity to build in efficiency, renewable energy and other sustainability options (eg. sunpipes, wildlife-friendly features); and make sure you will have all the information available to fully enjoy the beauty of the local area, surrounding highlights in the National Park and the wide range of activities.
Welcome and enjoy! Please see full website for further information and availability.