Can’t wait to see you again!

If all goes well during the next few weeks, Boat of Garten will be able to welcome back our lovely visitors from 15th July and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again. We know we will still have to maintain social distancing for quite a while, so we won’t be able to give you any hugs. 🙁

Until then, we must continue to comply with the guidance to stay home as much as possible and to exercise locally, so please don’t jump the gun!

In the first of our ‘welcome back’ blogs, we look at homes in woodland settings suitable for households of six to eight people, each of which offer great chances to see Red Squirrels and a multitude of woodland birds – click on the photos for detailed information.

Glen Colden sits in an elevated position with wonderful views, a large wild garden and direct access to the woodland behind. Its many eco features have won it a Green Tourism Gold award. It sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms, has a bathroom and a shower room and cots and highchairs available on request.

Heath Cottage has a large enclosed garden with a gate giving direct access to Deshar Woods and its extensive network of walks . It sleeps six people in three bedrooms (one of which is en-suite), a sunny open-plan living area, a conservatory which is ideal for wildlife watching and a patio with furniture for outdoor dining.

Set well back from the road in almost an acre of mature pine and birch woodland, and elevated to maximise the views of the Cairngorm Mountains, The Tree House sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms. It has a large lounge, with log fire, a high-level deck for outdoor dining, a BBQ and additional table and seating in the garden.

Chapelton Steading has two independent self-catering apartments in a very quiet setting with mature garden and stunning views to the Cairngorms. The Hayloft sleeps four people in two bedrooms and The Old Stable sleeps three people in one bedroom. This offers a safe way for an extended family to holiday together safely.

Tigh Air na Creagan’s large garden is full of mature trees and has a 12′ trampoline, outdoor table tennis and BBQ. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with a bathroom and separate shower room and a travel cot and highchair are provided. The kitchen has everything a baker needs – mixer, mixing bowls and a range of baking tins.

Mallachie’s elevated position provides great views from the house and the large, enclosed garden. With a back gate giving direct access into Deshar Woodlands, the garden has trampoline, table tennis and a fire pit. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, has two bathrooms and additional WC and two living rooms.

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