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Strathisla Pet-Friendly Cottage in Aviemore, The Highlands

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Strathisla Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Strathisla is a detached single-storey cottage in the Highland town of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage has a double room and a room with bunks and an additional folding bed. There is also a shower room, an additional cloakroom, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and open fire. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and lawned garden areas to the front and rear. Strathisla is an ideal base for enjoying all that Aviemore has to offer, from the town amenities to the surrounding countryside which offers walking and cycling, skiing, watersports and more.

Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is an ideal holiday location. The area offers good fishing, walking in the surrounding hills and woodland, and golf with its fine courses. There is also sailing, riding and bird watching, with rare species to be found including Ospreys and Capercaillie. The landscape is dotted with historic castles, tempting distilleries, and is known to millions as the setting for the TV series "Monarch of the Glen". You can fish on the River Spey all summer and winter or ski on the Cairngorms and at the Lecht ski centres.

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.

Electric storage heaters with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Electricity inc. in rent. Fuel for fire available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable storage shed. Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile. Note: There are 2 steps up to the front door. Note: There is a steam railway line situated parallel to the property meaning some noise will be audible when trains pass.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Ms Stewart
February 2016
Strathisla was beautiful and in an excellent location. It had everything you needed to have a relaxing holiday. I look forward to booking it again and enjoying myself for another week.
Mr Craig
July 2016
Liked the general area, in easy reach of hills and forests, and only 30 odd miles from the Moray coast. The house was comfortable and in a quiet spot. It was great to see the steam train going past the house, brought back memories of our childhoods. Aviemore has good facilities within easy walking distance.
Mrs Smith
June 2016
The cottage is very clean and obviously maintained to a high standard. Both directions and key pick up were very clear and easy to obtain. It was a nice walk to the town centre and easily accessible by both foot and car. Ideal for what we wanted. Internet access was good and fast too. Holiday couldn't have been better!
Mrs Allen
March 2016
Strathisla is ideally located. It has everything that you need and feels so comfortable. I will definitely be returning next year.
Mrs Rowe-mcpherson
June 2015
In general a lovely little cottage, we would definitely go back. We thought the location was brilliant, just a short stroll to all the amenities. There was lots to do and it was great being next to the steam railway line, our little one loved to wave at the trains.
Mrs Phillipson
July 2016
This is a cosy cottage in a great location. It has a well-equipped kitchen and the open fire gave the children lots of fun toasting marshmallows. We also enjoyed watching the steam train going past the cottage. The second toilet was very handy. This was our third stay at Strathisla and we will definitely be back again.
Ms Geaves
September 2015
We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, it was clean and tidy with everything you would need to be comfortable during the stay. It was like a home from home. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Aviemore
Mrs Fainges
October 2015
Knowing we could go back to the cottage after a day out was great. The cottage was very comfortable and was a great way to end our holiday. The cottage wasn't far from the town centre and a pleasant walk. Would recommend this cottage.
Mrs Fletcher
May 2015
The cottage was extremely comfortable and is ideally placed for all the local activities.
Mr Booker
August 2015
An excellent all round accommodation in a good location, modern and very well equipped.
Mrs Johnstone
May 2015
Strathisla was lovely and well equipped, it was like a home from home. We went to have a chilled out break and that is what we got, great comfy furnishings and a lovely garden to relax in. Loved it, and would definitely return.
Mrs Lenaghan
March 2015
A lovely cottage in a great location. Had beautiful views.
Mrs Murray
February 2015
We enjoyed every moment of our holiday and loved staying at Strathisla, we felt right at home. It was very comfortable and we enjoyed putting the fire on in the evenings. We have already booked to return in September for our wedding anniversary and can't wait to come back, thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Mr Graves
November 2014
It was very homely and welcoming - a perfect setting for a quiet relaxing break. It was close to the village, which again the walk to was very atmospheric.
Mrs Phillipson
May 2015
The house was warm and comfortable with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the open fire and watching the steam trains pass by the garden. WiFi and TV reception were both excellent. Have already booked to go again next year!
Mrs Drury
September 2015
Just loved this cottage,perfect for our family holiday, by far the nicest one we have stayed in. Loved the location,Aviemore is just 5mins walk away, perfect for great places to eat and great visitor attractions. The train track at the side of the house was fabulous, our 2year old loved listening and watching for the train each day. we cant wait to come back.
Mr Paterson
October 2014
Had an excellent time in this lovely cottage. There were absolutely NO negatives. Cosy and very clean. We will definitely be back again and make it our base when we visit this area again.
Dr Johnson
June 2014
An excellent location for exploring Aviemore and the Cairngorm mountains, very quiet location with the occasional steam train rolling past (Excellent!) .The cottage is very well appointed and cosy, ideal to retreat to after a hard days walking or climbing, of which we did lots of. Aviemore town centre only 10-15 minutes easy walk away, so accessible for the shops and an evening for beer/food. Will definitely book again if back in Aviemore.
Ms Harrison
September 2014
A lovely, cosy cottage that was everything we needed. Beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard.
Mr Short
October 2014
Liked the closeness of the cottage to the centre of Aviemore. This could be reached by a nice walk.
Mrs Williams
December 2013
Great house for a Christmas break, open fire particularly welcome with the somewhat challenging weather conditions in 2013! Quiet area, easy access to Aviemore and shops if needed. This was our fourth time in Aviemore over Christmas in recent years so we knew where things were. We have stayed in this house previously and appreciate the revamp and very comfortable furnishings.
Mr Mcgregor
June 2015
Liked the superb location, cleanliness, and having a large enclosed garden for the dog. This property should be allocated an upgrade from the tourist board. This property is in our top three over a six year period totalling 11 in all. A big thank you to the owner for our perfect stay.
Mr Dawson
September 2013
Outstanding property, just loved staying at Strathisla.
Mrs McCall
September 2013
We really enjoyed Scotland, definitely would go again. Strathisla was close to everything, shopping centre, pubs, supermarkets, could not wish for anything finer, loved it! Loved the open fire, so cosy, home from home, we also went on some lovely walks, and went on the mountain train.
Mr Pritchard
June 2013
The cottage was clean, well presented and had everything that was needed, it was also very comfortable. The location of the cottage was perfect.
Mrs Nicolson
July 2014
This was a perfect cottage for our fortnight in Aviemore. The cottage is beautifully decorated and had everything a family could need. Excellently placed for easy access to the centre of Aviemore and quiet enough to have a peaceful holiday. We will definitely book again if we are lucky enough to get the dates we need!
June 2016
Great cottage located about fifteen minutes walk from the centre of Aviemore. The location is ideal for those who wish to walk into the town centre for a few drinks in the evening. The cottage is also ideally based for driving into town. The cottage itself is very well maintained and very clean and tidy. It has everything you could need for a very enjoyable week. There was more than sufficient cutlery, linen, towels and tea towels etc for every eventuality. Aviemore itself is an ideal base for visitors to the Highlands with loads of local amenities and a great base for hill climbing and country walking. The nearby Rothiemurchus estate also has lots of facilities for those who would like to try something more adventurous. I would highly recommend Strathisla to anyone.
June 2015
Beautiful cottage, perfect location and pristine inside and out, large garden which is enclosed and perfect for the dogs to burn themselves out! Sun all day out front and at back of an evening. Easy walking distance to aviemore centre and to many lovely walks within the estate. No issues with the steam railway as it runs during the day time hours. Ideal cottage for families, couples, and for small pets. All in all,and considering we rent a cottage twice a year this is in the top two making it a ten from us!
Julie W
June 2014
The quality of this accommodation is absolutely faultless for either sole traveller or family. Everything has been very well thought out. Warm and cosy on those cooler days - yet cool and airy for warmer late spring/summer days. A great base to explore the Aviemore/Cairngorm/Inverness area. Will certainly recommend to friends as long as they don't want the week I would like next year!!
July 2014
A lovely, well equiped home, thoughtfully kitted out with everything you could need. Everything was immaculate, tastefull and considered. The location was great, peaceful yet very cose to all amenities.
Becky B
March 2014
A really cosy, well thought out cottage in an ideal location for exploring the surrounding area. We travelled with our two young children aged 5 and 2 who loved the open fire, snuggly blankets & hot water bottles provided. The cottage had everything we needed, it was lovely & warm after a cold day on the mountains. A short walk into Aviemore and right next to the steam railway line, lovely little gardens to play in & shed for storage of ski's/sledges etc. Lots to do nearby, the bridge inn has fab food & a roaring fire, we spent many an evening playing dominos here. Nearby, Loch En Eilien is a fantastic walk for little legs we encountered rain, sun, hail & even a rainbow on our adventure round (approx 3.5 mile). I would definately reccomend Strathisla to other families, a home from home.
Mrs McGovern
May 2016
The location and everything was just superb the cottage was to a high standard. It was dog friendly with good gardens front and back. We look forward to the next visit
November 2013
Having searched extensively for good value, dog and family friendly self-catering accommodation in the Cairngorms, we certainly came up trumps with this one! The bungalow is super-cosy. We enjoyed a roaring log fire every night after a day exploring the stunning surrounds. The house is well equipped and beautifully furnished. Reading through the visitors book, we weren't the only ones to fall for the super-comfy sofas! We have been coming to this area for years and the house is perfectly located for the local amenities and still on the doorstep of some great walks and attractions. We have 4 and 5-year-old boys so it goes without saying that seeing the steam train go past out of their bedroom window has left them wanting to come back! We cannot recommend Strathisla highly enough and will certainly be coming back again. Thanks Allison and family!
July 2013
Nice quiet location, cottage was well presented and furnished. A problem with the heating was very quickly sorted once the owners were made aware. Recommend it for a relaxing vacation
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