Glencoldon is a recently renovated cottage, with a Green Tourism Gold Award, in the village of Boat of Garten, 6 miles from Aviemore. Carrbridge and Nethy Bridge attractions are even closer, whilst Grantown on Spey and the start of the Malt Whisky Trail are a little further.
The village is on the River Spey and is very central for the huge range of outstanding activities, nature and wildlife opportunities, and other attractions in the Cairngorms National Park.
The cottage, recently fully upgraded (completed Sept 2017), is ideal for 4-6 people. The large fully-enclosed wild garden runs along the Speyside Way (to front) and has direct access to many forest trails (to rear), through Red Squirrel and Capercaillie conservation areas, and on to Loch Vaa. In any direction, you have easy access to the wider Boat of Garten trails network.
One of the attractive features of the cottage is a large south-facing, bright, open sitting room and dining area with access to a large balcony. It also has bright east and south-facing bedrooms - 2 doubles (1 king-size) and 1 twin bedroom. The new kitchen, bathroom (+wc) and shower room (+wc) are all fully-equipped to modern high standards.
Additional features would include:
Bike shelter with secure locking facility
Wood burning stove
Heat, power and log usage included in rental
Free Wi-Fi broadband (unlimited BT infinity)
Smart TV (including Fire Stick access to internet, movies, catch-up TV, etc.)
Small lawn (with balls, badminton / volleyball net + other equipment)
Direct access to woodland, wildlife, Loch Vaa and River Spey walks
Travel cot and highchair
Green Tourism Gold Award level features
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Large wild garden on Speyside Way with direct access into forest trails.
In addition to ensuring that guests 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 nature, wildlife and community benefit 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 Cairngorms National Park and the wide range of activities.
Boat of Garten
Cairngorms National Park