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Granite Cottage


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Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands
Grade 2 Star rating
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
Prices are per property not per person includes a £40 booking fee.

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Set in a highland village location, this property is surrounded by mountains, woodlands, abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery.

This traditional detached holiday cottage is set in a highland village location surrounded by mountains, woodlands, abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery. The village lies adjacent to the River Spey for fishing, has a golf/tennis club and is only 1/2 hour drive from the Cairngorm Mountains and ski resort and 40 minutes’ drive from the Lecht ski resort. Close by is the RSPB Reserve at Loch Garten, watersports at Loch Morlich and Loch Insh. Shop opposite, pub/hotel and steam railway in village.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With open fire and TV.
Dining room: With open fire.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed (available until 19th December 2019).
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Separate toilet.
Steep stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
From 20th December 2019, maximum occupancy will be 6 guests.

Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Fuel for open fires available locally. Cot and highchair. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    We have been to the property many times before, love the area, it is a great old cottage and from previous times the owners have addressed cleaning issues as the property was much cleaner on this visit and the caretaker has been changed.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    Dirty dishes and crockery. No heating and hot water for the first day and a half of our Visit!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am sorry the boiler was not working for your arrival. We were late in ordering oil and this was delivered soon after your arrival. There is a dishwasher at the cottage and the crockery should be clean provided guests use it. Unfortunately, the cleaner does not have time to check each and every one of 100 plus crockery items between each holiday let. There is a quick wash facility on the machine so they can be put through quite quickly if any items are found to be not clean enough. Thank you for letting me know.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    I booked this cottage as it was pet friendly; sadly our dog was pts before the holiday. The cottage was spacious for 4 adults; 1 child & twin toddlers; plus 4 other adults who came for a birthday dinner. It was warm & tidy but slightly dated but as expected for an older property at the price being charged.

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    Cottage is very outdated, appliances that didn’t work, beds so uncomfortable that we cut our visit short 😩 it is a great location but my time with my extended family was somewhat tempered by lack of sleep due to the beds!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; There was a minor issue with an electrical socket in the utility area, which guests the following week reported to the caretaker. She immediately provided a temporary electrical extension so the two appliances could run and an electrician visited the next day and resolved the problem. There has been only two references to uncomfortable beds in the last 24 months and after numerous bookings in that period, (some repeat bookings); it is a matter of opinion on mattress comfort. Some like a hard mattress and some prefer soft but it is not possible to provide both in the same cottage. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Granite Cottage.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2018
    Another great weekend at the cottage, needs a bit of updating now but you get what you pay for, will definitely be back later in the year.

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 05/07/2018
    This is an outdated, poorly finished old property with old tatty brown furniture. The kitchen is well equipped but dirty. There was dirt and salt all along one of the open shelves with pans and things on it. We had to wash every glass, plate and pan before we could use it. The laundry area was filthy with dust and fluff on all surfaces. There was dust on every stair edge and skirting board. There were no towels and the bedding although perfectly clean was very dated. The carpets are from the 1970s and are quite horrendous. There is no wifi which, in this day and age , is quite ridiculous. The property needs a total deep clean, removal of all old furniture especially the filthy childs high chair, the totally unsuitable "hostess trolley", the cheap and tatty side tables and the unnecesssary old wardrobes. The house is spacious and is handy for facilities. It really should be improved as it does not meet the expectations for a 21st Century rental property. If this was meant to be a "clean" house then I suggest you need to speak to your cleaner. I have put similar notes on for public reading.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am sorry you did not find the cottage to your liking and the areas of cleanliness will be addressed with the cleaner. However, she only has a limited time between changeovers and sometimes the cottage is left in a mess which needs to be sorted. Obviously the brown suite was not to your taste but it is not “tatty”. Likewise the brown carpet which although has been there under 20 years (not 40 years as you imply) is steam cleaned twice a year. The dining room carpet was replaced in February this year but I guess not to your taste. The hall, stairs, landing carpet is due to be replaced early next year. There is dishwasher so provided it is used correctly the crockery should be clean. The rest of the furniture is in keeping with a 100+ year old cottage but again obviously not to your taste. We do not advertise towels or Wi-Fi and these are not provided. Overall I am sorry you found the cottage disappointing.

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    House needs major revamp. Curtains, carpets etc were very dirty and old. We had to wash all the dishes we wanted to use before first use! There were no dishwasher tabs to use the dishwasher! Soap at kitchen sink was empty. Only 1 toilet roll for 3 people for a week! Utility/2nd toilet was a no go area due to dirt! Beds were very uncomfortable. There was no wifi (we had expected this when initial search was done for properties) and there was no EE signal until we got into Aviemore. Stair carpet is very old and threadbare in places. This will soon become a risk to health! Only positive was the location. The area in general is stunning and a lovely walk close by which takes you along the river Spey. Love the area, hate the cottage.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We do not provide any toiletries with the letting and these are not included in the property description. There is a shop across the road which sells soap, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, etc. There is also nothing we can do about the poor mobile reception in the village. The carpets were steam cleaned in March this year and the downstairs curtains were washed at the same time. The dinning room carpet was actually replaced in March with a new one. The stair carpet was also steam cleaned in March and is due to be replaced but is a long way from being a health hazard. I will speak to the caretaker regarding cleanliness of the downstairs toilet.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    Granite Cottage is a great traditional-style highland cottage. Fantastic location and very comfortable for 2 families. It's clean and everything works fine. It's not been modernised so if you are expecting Ikea furniture you'll be disappointed, but if it had been it would be twice the price! One criticism is that the garden is not fenced so not ideal for young children and dogs. Thanks for a great holiday.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    Good location , cottage needs updating , also needs a clean, boiler needs serviced as well, lacked any handrails in bathroom,

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5.7 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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