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View to the property
Explore the  garden grounds
Views to the garden
Lounge dining
Relax in front of the wood burner
Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Cook up a evening meal
Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
Comfy king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Fresh flowers from the garden
Enjoy a spot of lunch
Romantic spot in the wooded garden grounds
View to the property
Enjoy a coffee in the sunny garden
Enjoy a stroll around the gardens
River Spey close by
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2 / 17  Explore the garden grounds
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4 / 17  Lounge dining
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6 / 17  Open plan lounge kitchen diner
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8 / 17  Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
9 / 17  Comfy king-size bedroom
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12 / 17  Enjoy a spot of lunch
13 / 17  Romantic spot in the wooded garden grounds
14 / 17  View to the property
15 / 17  Enjoy a coffee in the sunny garden
16 / 17  Enjoy a stroll around the gardens
17 / 17  River Spey close by

Birch Croit

Aviemore (12mls NE), The Highlands
Green Tourism Award - Gold
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic old stone cottage set in a peaceful location in Nethy Bridge is perfect  to get-away from it all
  • Explore the beautiful gardens with a variety of bird life and re squirrels, walking and cycling from the front door
  • Relax in in front of the cosy wood burner after a day out exploring the Highlands of Scotland
Property code: 28823

This delightful cottage faces south over the courtyard of a beautiful, secluded listed 18th century farmhouse on the edge of this pretty Speyside village. Retaining many of the original features, this cottage is set within 2 acres of gorgeous shared wooded grounds.

A perfect romantic retreat set in the Cairngorms National Park, this is the outdoor centre of Scotland. A superb base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy a wide range of activities including climbing, walking, mountain biking, riding, fishing, golf and skiing. Local attractions include the outdoor Highland Folk Museum, Speyside Steam Railway and the Whisky Trail. Perfect base for bird-spotting with RSPB reserve at Loch Garten only 3 miles away. Abernethy Forest sits on the edge of the cottage and is the largest remaining section of Caledonian Pine. The forests around are full of interesting wildlife from Red Squirrels, Crested Tits, Crossbills and Capercaillie. Walk from the village to visit Nethy’s own Castle Roy. Visit Ballindalloch, Cawdor and Brodie Castles. Glen Urquhart Castle and Loch ness - a 'must do' to see Nessie.

Step inside this charming cottage to the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, relax and unwind in front of the log burner, perfect for cosy romantic nights in to watch your favourite TV programme or film on the DVD. The kitchen area is well-equipped with electric oven, hob, fridge and microwave. Enjoy an evening meal at the dining table and chairs. When the day is done retire to the comfy king-size zip-and-link beds (can be made as a twin on request) There is an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. The Utility room is in the cellar accessed down four steps outside the cottage providing storage for sports equipment and wet weather gear.

Stepping back outside there is seating area to the front of the cottage with views over garden grounds. Take a stroll around the shared gardens and you will find a BBQ, summer house and a romantic seating area. Private off-road parking available.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom – with king-size zip-and-link beds (can be made as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with Shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge with ice box and microwave
  • TV and DVD
  • Woodburner
  • Electric, heating and logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Utility room: in the cellar accessed down four steps outside the cottage providing storage for sports equipment and wet weather gear
  • Shared gardens with BBQ, summer house and seating areas
  • Private off-road parking available
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin 22nd July 2022

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A lovely old Scottish cottage with character, mod cons and plenty of space for two people. Wildlife on your doorstep with a good variety of birds, including woodpeckers and also red squirrels, which could be seen in the garden at the rear of the cottage. A very quiet and relaxing setting in great location for exploring the highlands.

Reviewed by Christine 8th July 2022

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Birch Croit is a pretty cottage in a great location. Easy walk into the village (great shop, coffee shop, hotel and river or woodland walks) and yet set in really peaceful surroundings. The cottage is a little dated but comfortable and roomy. Cosy too with endless hot water. We had a great week, visiting many good birdwatching sites and enjoyed meaRead morels out in Nethy Bridge, Boat of Garden and Grantown on Spey. Hide

Reviewed by carol 20th May 2022

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Peaceful setting ,lovely garden

Reviewed by Bryan 29th April 2022

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Very comfortable cottage, in a peaceful location. Village shop, pub, very good cafe and excellent farm shop within walking distance. Lots of great walks nearby and plenty to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th April 2022

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Lovely cottage in stunning location.

Reviewed by Wendy 9th April 2022

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Lovely cozy cottage made for two. Lovely gardens with a wide selection of birds that could be seen out the kitchen window.

Reviewed by Claire 1st April 2022

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A really lovely wee cottage that was very comfortable. We had a great time, the location is ideal and we would definitely stay there again. We forgot to write in the guest book, so just to say thanks for a great week!

Reviewed by Gareth 12th March 2022

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Wonderful setting, the perfect getaway!

Reviewed by Michael 5th March 2022

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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent vacation in this cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. We can highly recommend it and wish to express our grateful thanks to its owners.

Reviewed by Nana 26th February 2022

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Reviewed by David 14th January 2022

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Lovely cozy cottage in a secluded and peaceful location. Great local facilities you could walk to. Only a short drive to other locations for more challenging walking and mountain biking. We would highly recommmend and will definitely return.

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd January 2022

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Reviewed by Jade 23rd December 2021

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The cottage is in a beautiful location. The cottage itself is fantastic. A spacious living room and kitchen area which is fully stocked with all the amenities you would need. The bedroom has plenty of storage and the bed was huge and extremely comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and had a bath and shower. The shower got nice and hot and was poweRead morerful. We would absolutely recommend this cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Beatrijs 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Ruth 19th November 2021

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Lovely cottage - cosy and comfortable. Excellent location for wildlife with Abernathy woods and walks on the doorstep. Local well-stocked village store and post office, and excellent cafe.

Reviewed by George 12th November 2021

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We stayed a couple of nights and loved the cottage very quaint. The garden was lovely and big. Was nice to just chill out and unwind. There was even a deer outside Window in morning beautiful. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Nine 6th November 2021

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Reviewed by Lynn 22nd October 2021

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Warm, comfortable cottage in a quiet location. Lots of birds in the area. Good location for walking and seeing wildlife.

Reviewed by David 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Ann Marie 9th October 2021

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Snug little cottage, perfect location for walks from doorstep. Cosy and quaint. Enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Penelope 17th September 2021

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Lovely little cottage with everything you need to have an enjoy stay. Lovely surroundings and plenty of walks and places to see wild life and scenery.

Reviewed by Paul 3rd September 2021

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An ideal location from which to explore the Scottish Highlands. The cottage was cosy and well equipped and garden large as accessible. Penalty of places to eat out locally without having to travel more than a few miles (visit to the village by the fish and chip wagon on as Monday Evening was a plus!)

Reviewed by Eric 6th August 2021

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Lovely cottage in perfect location for local walking trails and exploring the surrounding countryside. Watched an amazing variety of small birds at the bird feeders & also saw a red squirrel, red deer, hare and pheasant all from the kitchen window. Bed large and comfortable, seating good, kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, oven, microwavRead moree, fridge in good order, would recommend this cosy cottage as an ideal base for a holiday in the Cairngorms Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 2nd July 2021

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Very comfortable and quaint in beautiful grounds. Nethy Bridge is a lovely, friendly little village with fantastic woodland walks only a stones throw from the cottage. The abundant wildlife viewable from the kitchen window was fantastic - deer, red squirrel, bunny, great spotted woodpecker and many other birds was amazing.

Reviewed by Aileen 25th June 2021

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Lovely wee cottage surrounded by mature garden in lovely location. Small but perfect.

Reviewed by Stephanie 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jan 11th June 2021

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Ideally placed for adventuring and exploring the Highlands. Lovely woodland walks, wildlife and people. I have visited the Highlands on three separate occasions and can not fault it as a holiday destination. Don't forget the whisky trails, Loch Ness, Culloden battle site and Balmoral to name but a few. Would highly recommend as the base for your hoRead moreliday. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen Ann 4th June 2021

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Overall the cottage is or could be lovely, just needs a few things doing, like replacing light bulbs/fluorescent tubes when they dont work. Overall cleanliness was OK. Could do with few more items in kitchen, like a jug, but couldnt see point in kitchen scales. Drive to cottage needs a turning point at top. Gardens nice and peaceful, wild areas andRead more mown paths, lots mature trees and shrubs. Ideally situated for exploring area. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 14th May 2021

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A cosy cottage in a great location. Would recommend to anyone looking for a tranquil break . Easy access for exploring the area and plenty of wildlife to enjoy.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 7th May 2021

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Lovely quaint cottage in beautiful gardens

Reviewed by Gemma 26th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage with wonderful gardens to walk around and great wildlife about. We were lucky enough to see two deer from the kitchen window as well as a variety of birds. It was our first holiday with our baby daughter and the cottage was perfect for us. In a lovely quiet area it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy family time. It is inRead more a great location and works fab as a base to travel around the highlands. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by RICHARD 9th October 2020

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A return visit to Birchfield after many holidays there between 2000 & 2010. Gardens a little overgrown but new owners admitted to not being gardeners and weather didnt help, rained almost every day but thats Scotland for you. Will no doubt be returning in the future

Reviewed by Robert 2nd October 2020

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With the present situation in the uk with covid 19 the croft provides a good bolt hole, the forest and river walks are excellent places to stay safe.

Reviewed by Steven 18th September 2020

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A very cosy cottage in fabulous grounds in an excellent and peaceful location.

Reviewed by D 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Philip 22nd August 2020

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View to the property
Explore the  garden grounds
Views to the garden
Lounge dining
Relax in front of the wood burner
Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Cook up a evening meal
Spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite
Comfy king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Fresh flowers from the garden
Show 5 moreEnjoy a spot of lunch

Location

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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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