Bright newly-renovated cottage, ideal for 4-6 people, with a large "wild garden" and a Green Tourism Gold Award, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Glencoldon Cottage is located in the “Osprey Village” of Boat of Garten on the River Spey.
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 is situated in a large, child-friendly “wild garden”, with the Speyside Way passing along the front; and, to the rear, direct access to the forest, wildlife, Loch Vaa and River Spey walks. Cyclists can access National Cycle Route 7 passing through the village or explore a huge range of on and off road routes.
In the cottage, there is a bright open sitting room and dining area, opening to a large balcony with views to the mountains and the surrounding forest and wildlife. There are 2 double bedrooms (1 king-size), 1 twin bedroom, a new fully-equipped modern kitchen, new bathroom (+wc) and shower room (+wc). Other features include:
Boat of Garten is perfectly located to access the huge variety of outstanding activity, culture and nature opportunities of the Cairngorms National Park. It is also close to all main road and rail links for the wider Scottish Highlands and is less than 10 miles from the start of the famous Speyside Malt Whisky Trail for those who enjoy a dram. The heart of the village is a short 10-15 min walk along the Speyside Way (Kinchurdy Road). Amenities include 2 shops, hotel, restaurant, café / gallery, steam train station, golf and tennis club, bus stops, etc.
If you don’t already have your own adventure planned, our cottage information and accessing the Visit Cairngorms, Boat of Garten and other useful websites will help you decide which of the huge range of walking, climbing, cycling, water sport, theme park, historical and wildlife options you might enjoy most. There are opportunities for wildlife watching all across the National Park, but these literally extend 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 Cairngorm Mountains, lochs and swathes of Ancient Caledonian Forest.
As well as ensuring that visitors have the most enjoyable and memorable visit possible, in an area of such outstanding natural beauty, we have taken measures to minimise any impacts and deliver local benefits where possible (gaining a Green Tourism Gold Award). 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.
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