Glencoldon is a bright, cycle-friendly, cosy cottage in the village of Boat of Garten, 6 miles from Aviemore. It is ideal for 4-6 people. It has recently been fully upgraded to modern high-spec; also gaining a Green Tourism Gold Award for its eco-friendly features, like sunpipes, solar panels and a large "wild" garden welcoming for wildlife. The garden runs along the Speyside Way and also has direct access to the Boat of Garten trails network, through Red Squirrel and Capercaillie conservation areas, and on to Loch Vaa. The village itself 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. 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. Carrbridge and Nethy Bridge attractions are less than 5 miles, whilst Grantown on Spey and the start of the Malt Whisky Trail are less than 10 miles from the cottage. Additional features would include: Cycle-friendly - 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; BBQ; Travel cot and highchair; Green Tourism Gold Award level features. Welcome and Enjoy! Please see full website for further information and availability.
Large child-friendly wild garden opening onto the Speyside Way, and also 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