For families seeking a complete escape from the modern world, this four-bedroom property (party size, maximum 6) enjoys an isolated location, guaranteeing peace and tranquillity surrounded by heather-covered moorland with wide views over a loch and open skies.
Situated on the northern banks of tranquil Lochindorb this rural retreat has fantastic views over the loch and ruined Lochindorb castle, across to the Cairngorms beyond and enjoys a wonderfully remote location. The nearest settlement of Grantown-on-Spey (10.5 miles) has a few stores and restaurants, Forres (14 miles) has a supermarket and petrol, while the popular destination of Aviemore (17 miles) offers a choice of shops, restaurants and pubs. With walks across the moorland and around the loch from your doorstep, you don't have to travel to appreciate the splendour of the Scottish Highlands. Hill walks and challenging hikes can be found in the Cairngorm National Parks (18 miles)and elsewhere with routes for all ages and abilities as well as golf courses. For a memorable experience, walk with the reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (27 miles) and even stroke and feed these incredible animals.
Approached across the open moorland, pull up at your lochside getaway, step out of your car and absorb the beauty of your surroundings. With only the sound of the lapwings disturbing the peace and tranquillity of your location, you know you have arrived somewhere very special. Step into your cottage, where you are greeted by a lovely open-plan living space designed to maximise the incredible views. With large windows overlooking the loch and the mountain range beyond, your sitting area is a wonderful space to sink into the comfortable sofas, spend hours watching the ever-changing colours on the landscape and feel the stress of the hectic modern world disappear. Cook up a storm in the charming kitchen which comes equipped with everything you need to produce hearty meals, including a Rangemaster cooker with gas hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There's ample storage space for your provisions and a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room make this a home-from-home. Share leisurely meals at the centrally positioned dining table where you can take in the extensive views as you tuck into local produce washed down with a dram or two of whisky from one of the local distilleries. On cooler evenings, three steps lead to the snug area with cosy sofas and chairs where you can light the traditional wood burner in its feature stone fireplace and watch a film or your favourite programme on the TV.
When it's time for bed, a wide passage with stone wall and multiple windows leads to four comfortable bedrooms. A pretty double bedroom has a light and airy feel with washbasin and plenty of storage space. Three well-appointed twin bedrooms have bright soft furnishings and there are two contemporary bathrooms both with a shower over bath and a WC. There's also a compact shower room and a further two separate WCs. A spiral staircase leads to the gallery where you will find a cosy seating and a study area with sofa-bed. Stepping outside, there is plenty of room for relaxation in the large enclosed garden, a lively space for an al fresco picnic. In the evening, sit at the garden table with a glass of wine and watch the sunset play across the water and mountains. Stretch your legs with a walk through the extensive grounds and go for a swim in the clear but chilly loch.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.