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Myrtle Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Tomintoul, The Highlands

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Myrtle Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Myrtle Cottage is a charming, traditional stone cottage in a secluded location amid stunning countryside, near Tomintoul in the fabulous Cairngorms National Park and can sleep four people. The cottage is set over two floors and has two double bedrooms, a ground floor bathroom, a kitchen with dining area, a sitting room with a woodburner and an external utility at the side of the cottage. Outside there is off road parking just below the house (30 yards away on a slope) or parking at the layby at the track end and a front garden with furniture. Myrtle Cottage is a wonderful base for your restful break in this stunning area.

The village of Tomintoul is located on the main road that joins Royal Deeside to the Highlands, so if you're planning on exploring the surrounding area Tomintoul is a great place to call home for a week or so. As well as holding the prestigious title of the highest village anywhere in the Scottish Highlands, Tomintoul also has a surprisingly large amount of shops, pubs and places to eat. There's something for everyone at this high altitude location; take a stroll along the Speyside Trail, walk the Castle and the Whisky Trail or take a trip to Aviemore where there's plenty of skiing fun to be had.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Storage heaters with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine in utility, TV (no reception, for DVDs only), DVD, CD, radio, telephone on honesty box basis, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars 30 yards away (on slope). Alternative parking on layby at the track end. Front garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles. River 5 mins walk. Note: No mobile phone reception. Note: The bedrooms have sloping ceilings and limited headroom on one side. Note: Due to steep cottage stairs, the property is unsuitable for children aged 6 and under, and the less mobile.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Richmond
April 2016
This was a great location for a holiday with a dog. It was good for walking and seeing birds and animals. It was within easy travelling distance by car to all local towns.
Mr Page
August 2016
Contact with the owners was positive and information was accurate. They really do look after their guests. Myrtle Cottage is in a fantastic location, there was real seclusion yet it is close enough to amenities. A genuine haven for wildlife. We will return and stay for 2 weeks next time.
Ms White
September 2015
The cottage is idyllically situated and the owners have done everything possible to attract wildlife, making one feel that you really are in the middle of the Cairngorms. I thought there was great attention to detail in equipping the cottage and catering for guests.
Mrs Horscraft
August 2015
This was just the most wonderful and well-equipped cottage we've ever had the pleasure to stay in. The best parts I guess are the fact that there was everything you could possibly want, the views were stunning and the cottage itself was immaculately clean. We will definitely come back as a week wasn't really long enough.
Ms Cruttwell
July 2015
It is very secluded, amongst beautiful scenery, just as described. The furnishings are simple and comfortable and perfectly in keeping with the kind of property this is. It is very well kitted out with everything I could need. I would highly recommend it. The owner's personal attention and care in checking I was happy, was very much appreciated.
Mrs Hemming
May 2015
The cottage was cosy and warm on our arrival, the owner made contact and were extremely helpful. It was wonderful to watch the birds and red squirrels. When it snowed, it was great to light the fire and settle down in a cosy place.
Ms Peters
June 2015
Getting away from it all and the extra effort the cottage owners made created a wonderful holiday.
Ms Peters
June 2015
We had a fantastic holiday at Myrtle Cottage. The property is just the job for a tranquil getaway and the owners were very pleasant. We will recommend this to family and friends and to others for sure. Thank you.
Mr Baker
November 2014
A peaceful week in an ideal setting for a quiet getaway. We'll be back.
Mr Hales
April 2014
Fantastic location, lovely setting, beautiful cottage, plenty to see and do locally, weather great.
Mr Ensing
June 2014
Brilliant place for a holiday. We really enjoyed it.
Mr Hookway
July 2014
The peace and quiet, the wildlife and the stunning scenery.
Mr Franken
June 2014
The peaceful surroundings of the cottage are great e.g. plenty of woods and animals and beautiful walks in the neighbourhood. Nearby are the Whisky-trail and the Glenlevit distillery.
Mrs Marston
November 2014
The place was just in a perfect location with us having a dog as the area is just full of sign posted walks and an abundance of wildlife. Just perfect, thanks.
Miss Offord
November 2013
A very well equipped property with everything and more, thought of. Lovely and warm. Will definitely be revisiting and staying longer next time.
Miss Galvin
November 2013
Wonderful cottage, very cosy and well equipped. We loved watching all the wildlife that is invited into the garden, especially the red squirrels! Perfect cottage for exploring the Cairngorms, location was just right for us, outside of the busy Aviemore area, but within easy driving distance. Many beautiful walks for the dogs and areas where they could run off lead safely. Autumn colours were spectacular, especially when the snow fell on the mountains! Loch Morlich was stunning. We have recommended this cottage to family who are likely to visit!
Mrs Otter
January 2014
Cottage had everything you needed, very well equipped. The garden was very natural and therefore attracted a lot of wildlife even in the coldest part of the year. The description was perfect in fact quite modest as the cottage is beautiful. We will recommend the cottage, the location and Sykes for a wonderful memorable holiday. This was the first stop on my Fab at 50 Holiday Tour - what a terrific start. :-)
Mrs Biggs
September 2013
Beautiful secluded cottage; warm, cosy and very comfortable. Location is perfect for peace and relaxation, watching the wildlife right outside the door. Just what we hoped for and the owners make so much effort to make you feel welcome.
Mr Walter
July 2013
We liked the remoteness of the cottage, yet the accessibility to Tomintoul and Grantown on Spey was brilliant. We were very secluded and happy to be away from 'civilization'. The scenery is incredible! Lots of great, short hikes for toddlers. Close to Landmark Park. Great holiday cottage for a family!
Miss Dyer
June 2014
Liked everything, this was the most awesome holiday ever.
Mr Walsh
October 2013
Loved the seclusion and the absolute calm and quiet of the cottage and it's surroundings.
Ms Lingwood
May 2013
It was wonderful, a beautiful cottage with amazing views, you can watch the wild life as you eat your breakfast and everyone within the local area is very friendly. There are wild deer, rabbits, woodpeckers and red squirrels that come to the garden daily.
Miss Shaw
October 2013
Myrtle Cottage was more than a holiday. It is a life experience! As a family there is so much to do in and around the area. I am in love with Scotland and Myrtle cottage offers a rare insight into its true beauty. The location is perfect for a quiet break to enjoy the wonderful wildlife from the doorstep. We enjoyed every day and didn't want to come home!
Richard A
March 2016
Before writing this review I was tempted to say nothing at all about this gem of a cottage, albeit, purely for selfish reasons - I wanted to keep the place a secret! Myrtle Cottage is without doubt one of the best places that I have stayed during my various stays in the Cairngorms. Its abundance of wildlife, including the Red Squirrels and the elusive Pine Martin, were an absolute delight. The owners, Phil and Jenny, were great, as was the welcome cake and bottle of wine that I received - thank you! My dog Edwin, a Miniature Schnauzer, thought the place was great too, in particular the woods that surrounds the cottage where we would take our walks each morning (certainly beats the noise of Manchester traffic!). The village of Tomintoul is about two miles away and has a pub and a small, but well equipped village shop. All in all a great week away and great value for money. Thank you again to the owners - as the saying goes, I'll be back!
January 2015
This was a truely amazing cottage . Set in the middle of no where with breath taking views . Wild birds were in their abundance and we had a visit from three deer on the back lawn area and endless red squirrels visited the feeders to the front of the cottage . If peace and tranquility with the smell of a log fire is what your looking for then this is the place for you . There is every utensil needed in the kitchen and endless games and DVDs to play and watch . Only downfall for us was the expense as we stayed over the new year , however , these are the sort of prices new year breaks attract and we hope to return in the future .
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