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Avondale Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Tomintoul, The Highlands

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Avondale Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Avondale Cottage is a wonderful stone-built detached cottage in a superb location on the edge of the village of Tomintoul in the Cairngorms National Park. With three bedrooms including two twins and one ground floor double, this cottage can sleep six people. The rest of the cottage includes an open plan kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburner and a separate sitting room. To the outside of the cottage is ample off road parking, a front paved patio garden with furniture and a rear lawned garden with outstanding views and a picnic bench. Avondale Cottage is a wonderful base for families and friends to explore the glorious Cairngorms National Park and beyond.

An attractive village nestling on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park, at 1160ft Tomintoul boasts the title of Highest Village in the Highlands. Tomintoul offers shops and a pub, and is situated on the main road between Royal Deeside and the Highlands, making it an excellent base for exploring all that the region has to offer. There is stunning scenery, the renowned Whisky and Castle trails, walk along the Speyside trail, or ski at nearby Lecht & Aviemore - the choice is yours!

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.

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair. Roadside parking at front of cottage. Front paved patio with furniture and rear garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. River 10 mins walk, fishing permits available from Post Office. Note: This property accepts dogs only - no other pet allowed.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Sanderson
February 2016
A lovely cottage in a great location. The cottage had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay and it was finished to a good standard. More importantly, it was homely and very dog friendly. Looking forward to a return visit!
Mr Garrick
January 2016
Avondale Cottage is a very nice, cosy house.
Mr Logan
January 2015
Cosy, comfortable, well equipped and dog friendly - even in one of the worst storms for some time! Will be booking again for another break.
Mrs Gates
November 2014
Very quiet and relaxing.
Mr Easton
November 2014
The cottage was lovely, retained its original setting but also had a nice modern extension. A lovely view from the main lounge and well situated in a lovely Highland Village. Tomintoul is rather special and I recommend this very much.
Mrs Schofield
September 2014
Avondale is well located for touring this corner of Scotland. Had a great view from the lounge window and a very dog-friendly garden which makes an easier holiday when taking own pet. Loved the big, comfortable bed. Money has been spent on good quality kitchen utensils equipment. Loved time spent by the solid fuel stove.
Mrs Thornton
July 2014
Very nice cottage in a lovely village. Local people were very friendly and the owner of cottage was very helpful. Fabulous scenery and surroundings.
Mr Derache
March 2014
The cottage was very cosy, the village is pretty and Scottish people very welcoming. Very happy with our stay.
Miss Riley
April 2014
Comfortable cottage which made the holiday all the more relaxing.
Mr De Souza
January 2014
A fantastic value for money. Great cottage with everything you need. Beautifully clean and cosy. Would definitely recommend
Mr Macpherson
January 2014
We had a lovely stay in Avondale Cottage - it was very comfortable and well appointed. The upstairs bedrooms were perfect for our children and the main bedroom was nice and private. The kitchen is very cosy and toasty with the wood burner - great layout! We will be back!
Mrs Wade
December 2013
I love Scotland, and this was the perfect location as I have family living near. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside and the highlands. We enjoyed walking around Tomintoul and coming back to the warm, comfortable cottage. The cottage was furnished well and was lovely to come back light the stove and chill out in the evenings. The beds were very comfortable and enjoyed peaceful nights sleep. The views were fabulous, and we enjoyed watching the sunsets over the mountains. Cannot wait to visit in summer months.
Mrs Macfarlane
September 2013
Very comfortable. Home from home.
Mrs Rogers
October 2013
Beautifully clean, and in a great location. There was everything we needed.
May 2016
We stayed in this bonny wee cottage for a week and had a lovely time. We found the cottage clean and everything supplied in the kitchen that you need. The downstairs bathroom looks a bit tired but the cottage itself more than made up for it with its lovely charm and comfortable seats. The village is very dog friendly and we found at least 3 eating places in the Square that welcomed dogs. We were reluctant to leave and would defintely recommend this holiday rental.
Heather G
October 2015
We've rented this cottage twice this year and intend returning next year. Everything is at the cottage that is needed. It is spotlessy clean and equipped with all you need. Very comfortable and the people of the village are very welcoming
January 2014
A long weekend away here in October was just lovely and fantastic value for money. Great cottage with everything you need and a stones throw away from places to eat and fab walks. Beautifully clean and had a nice cosy fire. Would definitely recommend :)
August 2015
The cottage itself is lovely and was perfect for what we wanted; a week to escape our busy lives. We loved the log fire and the comfy sofas in the lounge room. Also the bed in the master room was huge and very comfortable! However a couple of things have caused me to give a lower score: 1. The kitchen, despite being well equipped with everything you need to make a meal (or bake a cake if you wanted to) it wasn't very clean, there was grease over the cupboards and everything around the hob; I had to give everything a good clean before I wanted to cook there. 2. They only left 1 and a bit toilet rolls for us... We were staying for a week and paying peak holiday season price, so I don't think it would have been too expensive for them to leave a few more to get us through; I would have expected this to be included. 3. The fire, it was mentioned up front that we'd have to buy extra logs if we needed more than the first basket provided but again I thought this was a bit steep considering what we'd paid to stay there already, also they left no kindling for us to start a fire so we had to go collect some (thanks for leaving a bucket!) 4. Wifi - only worked for us in the kitchen and front room (which actually gave us a nice break from our phones!!) so this is a positive too!! 5. Cobwebs! Most of the cottage, aside from the kitchen was clean but could do with a good de-cobwebbing! 6. The view was amazing from the back of the cottage but the windows were so dirty you could barely see out. Anyway all that aside it was a lovely stay and we made the most of the place for the week we were there!
Mr Davies
February 2016
The location and views from Avondale Cottage were exceptional, in a peaceful and quiet location. The owners was extremely helpful and attentive.
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