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Small and cosy

Planning a trip for two or a small family? Here are some lovely cosy getaways!

High Terrace is a delightful bijou apartment – a wonderful combination of traditional and modern. Centrally located, it accommodates two and provides everything you need for an extremely comfortable holiday, including a log burning stove and a balcony that catches the afternoon and evening sun.

Located near Milton Loch, Loch Cottage offers luxurious accommodation for couples. From the White Company bed linen, towels and gowns to the Bosch appliances and log-burning stove, you will have a really comfortable stay. A boot room provides an area to store and dry outdoor clothing and there is a garden shed for bikes and skis.

No. 1 Craigview is a ground floor apartment in a traditional granite villa in a central location. It accommodates up to four people in two bedrooms – a king sized double and a twin. It has a shared sunny garden and off-street parking for two cars.

Poppy Lodge is a well-appointed two-bedroomed chalet, sleeping four people in two bedrooms. Its gas central heating and gas fire will keep you cosy, whatever the weather. There is a decking area for outdoor dining and storage for bikes and outdoor equipment.

Dogs welcome!

We know that many of you have dogs that come on holiday with you, so here are some of the best pet-friendly places to stay in Boat of Garten – click on the images to find out more about each house.

We have miles of walks around the village and dog-litter bins at key points. Please keep dogs on leads in the environmentally sensitive areas, particularly during the breeding season – there are many places where they can have a run safely!

The Tree House is set amongst mature trees, away from the road, and is not overlooked, yet is only a few minutes’ walk from the local shops and restaurants. It is on a side road, which leads directly on to cycle paths and woodland walks. There is a covered area for bikes, storage room inside for wet and muddy gear, and ample parking. Up to seven people can be accommodated in the three bedrooms and dogs are welcome.

A traditional granite cottage in a central location in the village, Douglas Cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms. It has many period features, enclosed garden, a wood-burning stove, a bike store and parking for three cars. Woodland and river walks are nearby for visitors and their dogs to enjoy.

The But’n’Ben site near the River Spey in a very quiet location. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms, has a large, enclosed garden and plenty of private parking. It has a good-sized dining kitchen, an additional dining area and a large lounge with open fire and patio doors.

Fir Hall is an imposing granite villa with many period features, and accommodates eight people in four bedrooms. Centrally located in the village, it has easy access to woodland walks. It has a large, enclosed garden and plenty of private parking.

Poppy Lodge is a well-appointed two-bedroomed chalet, sleeping four people in two bedrooms. There is a mat, bowl and poo bags provided for your pets and easy access to local walks. The lodge has a decking area and storage for bikes and outdoor equipment.

With a large enclosed garden and a private gate into the woods behind the house, Mallachie offers plenty of opportunities for you to exercise your dogs. The house sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and the garden is equipped with play equipment and outdoor dining furniture.

Tomdhu Lodge is a large modern house which offers the chance to really get away from it all. It accommodates eight people in four bedrooms, has an enclosed garden and access to local walks. The well-equipped kitchen and spacious living areas ensure there is plenty of room to spread out and there’s an outdoor dining area, firepit and hot tub.

Heath Cottage has a large enclosed garden with a gate giving direct access to Deshar Woods and its extensive network of walks – perfect for walking your dog. 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.

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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