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Creag-Na-Sanais Family Cottage in Laggan, The Highlands

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Creag-Na-Sanais Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This is an appealing property situated in the grounds of the owner's sheep and cattle farm. The name means ‘hill of peace' and the house certainly lives up to its name. The house is warm and welcoming and has a well equipped kitchen, a light and airy sitting room with an open fire. The dining room has patio doors that lead to a decked area, perfect for taking in the views. There are two luxurious bedrooms and a bathroom and conservatory completes the accommodation. Outside is a lawned garden with a decked area and garden furniture. This property offers a relaxing haven and a superb base to take advantage of all that this stunning region has to offer.

This charming, rural village is surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian Mountain ranges and there is plenty of scope to explore the surroundings and maybe glimpse some of the amazing wildlife that lives in the area. TV's "Monarch of the Glen" was filmed around this location and Laggan was featured in the programme. Newtonmore is only eight miles away and overlooks the River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. There are several shops and public houses and two award winning museums. Laggan's Wolftrax Mountain Bike Centre is close by and other outdoor activities available are pony trekking, walking, climbing, and bird watching. There is plenty to do in the area and Laggan makes a great base to see this part of Scotland.

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.

Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, Broadband WiFi, video, stereo/CD player/radio, payphone, small selection of books/games. Fuel, power and fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair, stairgate and baby bath available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Lawned garden with decked area and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 8 miles, pub 4 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Harker
May 2016
A superb cottage in a great location, it is spacious, clean and very comfortable. The location is superbly quiet and also provides good access to many other areas and much local walking, even from the cottage. The cottage is also on a working farm which means you can enjoy views of the animals, especially lambs in spring. A place that is ultimately fantastically relaxing with comfortable and spacious accommodation and great scenery. As it stands alone you also have privacy which is a bonus. The views from the cottage are outstanding and interesting.
Mrs Barnott
June 2016
We had a great time in this lovely, clean, well equipped cottage in a very good location. The animals and birds, both domestic and wild, kept us well entertained throughout. This was our second stay at Creag-na-Sanais and hopefully it will not be our last.
Mr Wilson
March 2016
An extremely cosy feel cottage. Well situated for touring the Highlands, but still having the larger cities within easy reach. Really stunning views of the local Mountains out of every window. The owners gave me a pleasant welcome, and made me feel right at home. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anybody. Loved every minute of my stay.
Mr Wright
March 2016
The cottage was lovely and situated in an excellent location. The cottage was warm and cosy at all times and the facilities were first rate.The owner was very helpful.
Mr Fell
April 2016
Cottage was excellent, the best we have stayed in. The views from the windows are great as is the location. The farm animals and the local wildlife were a constant source of amusement.
Mr Bak
January 2016
Cottage very well equipped and presented. Location excellent for us; wildlife, walking, peaceful, can't fault it. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Mr Gray
February 2016
Everything was perfect. A great location and a warm cottage with good views.
Mr Mangnall
December 2015
An absolutely fantastic cottage with the most incredible views. A perfect location for a quiet getaway from everything, but there is still loads to do and see within a reasonable driving distance through the lovely countryside.
Miss Blyth
January 2016
My partner, three children and I had a lovely stay here over New Year. The views out of every window were amazing. The home itself was beautiful and very clean. We had a very warm welcome by the owners. There were also lots of videos and DVDs, so at night we would all relax by the open fire watching films.
Mr Rhodes
June 2015
The house was outstanding. The owners were very helpful and left you alone but were there if you needed them. The views were stunning, it was an ideal spot for relaxing and touring.
Mrs Potter
September 2015
Fantastic location and very comfortable accommodation which was extremely well equipped. The owner was very friendly and made sure we had what we needed, but left us in peace to enjoy our holiday. We could lie in bed in the morning and take in the amazing view while having a morning cuppa - excellent.
Mrs Armitage
October 2015
The cottage was everything you needed for a great holiday. The owners were very welcoming on our arrival. It was in a great area especially if you wanted quietness, but still able to get around to visit other areas.
Mr Bacon
November 2015
This was an amazing holiday cottage. Everything we needed was there and more. The landlady welcomed us then stayed out of the way. The place was perfect, warm and very clean. Would recommend to everyone and we will definitely be going back.
Mr Edminson
September 2014
We loved the location of the cottage and the beautiful scenery. The cottage was very spacious and comfortable, a home from home. We will definitely return!
Mr Arthur
October 2014
A great holiday house in a stunning location. The house was spotlessly clean and well equipped. I would recommend it without hesitation.
Mr Durkin
October 2014
A beautiful location; a perfectly ordered property, friendly and unobtrusive hosts; even the wild life were friendly. A memorable holiday.
Mrs Barnott
June 2015
We had a great time at this cottage; it was very clean, well equipped, the animals were very entertaining and it was a good base for exploring. We hope to visit again next year.
Mr Cancy
May 2014
A warm and comfortable cottage with plenty of videos, DVD's and children's toys if the weather was bad. Tea and cakes awaited us on arrival, it was a real home from home. Easy access to walks and visitor attractions.
Miss Lenny
June 2014
The cottage was beautiful, the scenery was beautiful and the animals were a delight to watch in the fields. This was a fantastic setting for our relaxing honeymoon. Highly recommended.
Miss Markendale
July 2014
The cottage was fabulous - and it even had a freezer ( which is not mentioned in the details of the cottage ). The views were fantastic, and as my other half said - even if the weather was awful - you would still have a good time looking out of the window. It has a lovely feel about it and you would certainly relax and recharge the batteries here in beautiful surroundings. We had a lovely time here and hope to go back again - hopefully sooner rather than later.
Mrs Haughton
September 2014
The accommodation was perfect.
Mrs Pullen
August 2013
A lovely cottage in a stunning location with lovely views and lots of wildlife on the doorstep. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and the cottage well maintained.
Dr Granicher
August 2013
Very nice place, quiet and exactly what we wanted; perfect for those who want to go away from too busy life!
Mrs Wilkinson
September 2013
The cottage was warm and cosy but surprisingly spacious and well equipped.
Mrs Cameron
October 2013
The accommodation is the best we have stayed in and the views are stunning.
Mrs Molyneux
October 2013
Loved the peacefulness and surroundings. A home from home, that was very warm and very comfortable. Everything you needed was in the cottage. We did a lot of travelling, the roads are great, not a lot of cars passing, and the people great too. Loved it, nothing not to like.
Mr Maxfield
May 2013
The property was extremely spacious and well appointed, spotlessly clean and well laid out. The owner made us very welcome and we were entranced by the local wildlife - especially a pair of red legged grouse who visited the garden on most days! The views from the property were stunning and the weather even obliged us by adding snow to the surrounding hilltops.
Mr Seel
January 2013
Warm and comfortable cottage to come back to after a day hillwalking.
Mr Towersey
November 2012
Excellent cottage with very good views. A good location for visiting the Cairngorm national park. This was our second visit and we hope to return.
Mrs Hopps
January 2013
The location was perfect for our needs. I must comment on how impressed we were with the accommodation and its owners and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
Mr Goodacre
June 2012
Everything about the cottage was perfect!
Mrs Coppola
July 2012
We have used this property several times and always thought it was excellent
Mr Child
August 2012
The setting is perfect, the views from the front of the house are delightful. Loved the red legged partridges that live around the property, lots of wildlife to keep you occupied.
Mrs Hogg
September 2012
Good location and the views were excellent. Cottage was out of this world. The deer and pheasant round the cottage were great. The owner was most welcoming.
Mr Hines
January 2012
Excellent location with beautiful views from the sitting room. The owners were friendly and ensured we had all we needed. If you want a quiet relaxing break, this cottage is ideal! Very spacious and comfortable.
Mr Lindsay
September 2011
The views from the cottage were superb and the facilities were first class. The sight of watching the collies working with the sheep was a highlight.
Miss Telford
October 2011
The cottage was wonderfully comfortable, the views beautiful and the peace and quiet were exactly what was needed.
Mr Hendren
October 2011
The cottage was well-equipped, clean and comfortable. The hosts were friendly and the area picturesque. We would love to go back for another visit and take in more of the beautiful highland hospitality and sights.
Mr Goodacre
May 2011
The cottage was excellent - all 4 of us could not believe the great standard of the cottage. Everything we wanted in this holiday was met; the surroundings were spectacular; the friendliness was really good; the space was superb. I would ask you to sincerely thank our hosts for letting us stay at their lovely cottage.
Mrs Swann
June 2011
The views from the dining room/conservatory are gorgeous. Lovely to come back to after a busy day out.
Mr McKenzie
July 2011
A warm welcome from the owners made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. The views are amazing and the house was everything we needed and more. There were plenty of things to do for the whole family and the nearby beach was amazing.
Mr Towersey
August 2010
Excellent cottage; the best we have stayed in. The views from the sun lounge were beautiful. The local shop delivered our groceries for arrival and everything was perfect.
Mrs Kishoon
August 2010
Property well situated for sightseeing. A comfortable house.
Mr Pykett
October 2010
Very peaceful and relaxing area; just what we wanted.
Mrs Yeadell
October 2010
Great place to visit the Highlands. Cottage like 'home from home'. Our second stay and still love it.
Mr Mrs Holmes
November 2010
The location was fantastic as a base for days out. The owners of the cottage were really friendly and helpful. Five star holiday enjoyed by our whole family. Would gladly return to the cottage. Thanks for a really relaxing time.
Miss Hekelaar
August 2010
My family and I had a fantastic time at Creag-Na-Sanais, it was everything we expected amd more. The owners were very friendly and even let my daughter feed their baby lamb! Would not hesitate to recommend this property to my family and friends!
Mr Rose
October 2009
We liked everything about this cottage, it is clean and tidy, spacious and comfortable, and well-equipped! We have stayed here before and found the owners to be very friendly and always take time out to talk to their guests. The number of returning visitors say more than any amount or words in a review possibly could! We hope to return in 2010! We can't think of anywhere in Scotland we'd rather be than Creag-na-Sanais. We would also like to point out that this is our 6th or 7th holiday booked through Sykes and we have always found the staff at Sykes to be cheerful and helpful.
Mr Kirkham
August 2010
The cottage is attached to a farm. The owners briefly introduced themselves soon after we arrived. We felt at home throughout our stay. The cottage and its surroundings are delightful and we are very likely to return next year. Thanks also to Sykes, whose booking system is simple, effective and friendly.
Mrs Cameron
July 2010
We love this area and the cottage is home from home. The owners make you very welcome with homemade cakes and milk in the fridge.
Mrs Hatton
July 2010
This is our second visit to the cottage so that says a lot about how we like it. The scenery, the peace and quiet, and the delight of the cottage make a lovely holiday. We love the area and hope to visit again. Also, the owners are very friendly and extremely helpful.
Mr Cale
January 2010
Great location, fantastic views. Friendly owners close by, were very helpful. Very kindly left treats for us on our arrival. Spacious and well equipped home for the week. We had a wonderful week.
Dr Rudert
May 2010
Very warm welcome by the owners with excellent cake; wonderful surroundings; weather conditions very good; fantastic view of the wildlife from the dining room. We were glad to find this lovely cottage and hope that we come back!
April 2010
The location was outstanding, the cottage large and well equipped, the owners very helpful.
Mr Dixon
May 2010
Beautiful property in which to relax, friendly owners next door. Views/location/access to local walks. Laggan store not far away, well stocked and competitive prices.
Mrs Thorpe
June 2010
This has been our second time at the cottage, and we just absolutely love it.
Mr Lowe
November 2009
Peaceful location and warm welcome from the owner.
Mr Rose
March 2009
On our arrival there was fresh chocolate fudge brownies and a roaring open fire, just right to welcome us. the cottage is in a great location with plenty to do and see regardless of whether walking, cycling or driving, the ever changing view over the Mondhliath mountains, the occasional stag and roe deer in the fields. I really cant say enough about this cotttage!
Mr Tibble
August 2009
The position of the cottage - quiet yet within easy reach of things to do.The owners were very helpful.
Mr Doherty
October 2009
We have stayed at this cottage on three occasions now and the standard has not dropped in the slightest, it is one of the best in its field. The area suits our requirements to the full and the owners are very helpful and friendly.
Miss Gerrard
July 2009
This is the second time we have been to this property and, as last time, it was very relaxing, with plenty of wildlife to look at.It has a fantastic view from the conservatory out over the fields to the mountains beyond.
Mrs Bontoft
June 2009
We liked the cottage very much and enjoyed the marvelous view from the windows and the sunroom. This is a fairly new property and has all the amenities we needed. It is also nicely situated, excellent for the wildlife enthusiast, and not too far from the shop. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
Mr Mrs Mussett
July 2009
A lovely cottage in a fantastic setting.
Mr MacLaren
July 2009
Fantastic house in a fantastic location.
Mr Budden
May 2009
A superb, quality property.
Mrs Thorpe
June 2009
This property lives up to its name Hill of Tranquility. We loved the total peace of the cottage. It was a great base to see many of the beautiful places Scotland has to offer. This is an absolute one for us to return to more than once.
Mrs Elven
March 2009
The cottage was very well equipped. We especially enjoyed the log fire. Also the nice welcoming scones our host had prepared for us, and even laid the fire for us!
Mr Oliver
May 2009
We liked the cottage, area, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the owner.
Mr Berry
April 2009
An outstanding property located in beautiful surroundings. The peace was only disturbed by birds and animals. Superb!
Miss Howden
October 2008
The massive country kitchen with the perfect view! Inviting welcome with brownies. Nice open fire with logs and coal. Easy access to local amenities and tourist spots. Books and maps for use within the house. Nice selection of books, videos and games. Daily entertainment from local livestock residents.
Mr Blake
February 2009
It was an interesting location with plenty of farm animals and wildlife viewable from the comfort of an armchair!
Mr Godfrey
January 2009
An excellent, warm, cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. Well thought-out drying facilities (which we fortunately did not need) make this property ideal for serious hill walkers.
Mrs Wilkes
November 2008
Second time at this property. Beautiful location and very well-equipped. Lovely, clean property with open fire which was useful during cold evenings.
Dr Oliver
December 2008
The location of the cottage was magical and made even better by the spectacular views from the cottage itself.
Mr Green
April 2008
Very roomy for 4 people - rooms all big. Lots of light let in through many windows. Lovely views from all rooms. Handy for visiting Ayemore and Fort William. Lots of activities available if wanted. Lovely relaxing property to come back to at the end of the day.
Mr Mrs Johnson
October 2008
Best cottage we have ever stayed in! Lovely to have 2 rooms downstairs so that one can watch television and others can play board games etc. if they wish.
Miss Beattie
October 2008
We had a lovely holiday. There are lots of good walks to choose from. We enjoyed coming home to a cosy open fire at night. The cottage was clean and well equipped with great views. It was a really nice touch to see the tray with tray bakes and teapot set out for our arrival.
Mr Mrs Parsons
September 2008
The property was ideally situated. The property was clean and welcoming.
Mr Simpson
June 2008
The setting of this cottage is exceptional, being set in open farmland and surrounded by mountain views. If you can drag yourself away from this there is plenty to see and do in the area. The children particularly enjoyed the wildlife spotting at Rothiemurchis Estate and Loch Insh.
Mr Mcgavigan
July 2008
The setting, the space, well-equipped, clean, facilities, views and the welcome tray.
Mr Tibble
August 2008
The setting of the cottage. Easy access to things to do in the area. Plenty of space and well designed.
Mr Stacey
May 2008
The bit I most liked was, when you opened the curtains in the morning, the sheep and lambs were standing at the fence no more 15 to 20 feet from the window, as a city person this was a lovely experience. A lovely holiday in a beautiful country setting on the wners farm. A big spacious cottage and very thoughtful owners.
Mr Flack
October 2007
A wonderful cottage, a real home from home. Fantastic for people who want to 'get away from it all'. The wildlife in the garden is a real pleasure to see.
Mrs Smart
March 2007
A superb cottage with amazing scenery.
Mrs Attard
April 2007
We loved the cottage and the location was beautiful. The owners were very friendly. Scotland is a beautiful country and the people are lovely. With so many places to visit, our holiday flew by too quickly.
Mrs Rose
July 2007
I was absolutely amazed by this cottage, it had everything that you wanted, and I mean everything. Kitchen was very big and well equipped, wood for the fire and coal if you needed it, but luckily the weather was very good to us. Loved walking down by the river and seeing the deer. The scenery was brilliant. Cottage based in a very good position for Fort William and Inverness where we went dolphin watching at Chanary Point on the Moray Firth. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to get away from it all.
Mrs Robinson
August 2007
Watch wildlife and farm animals from the sitting room windows against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
Mr Matthissen
September 2007
The cottage was to a very high standard and what we expected of a high quality rental. It was surrounded by stunning countryside and it also helped that the weather was very good for this part of Scotland in September. The property owners were very nice and could not be more helpful especially when the upstairs lights fused on the night that Scotland beat France 1 - 0 at football!
Mr Rose
March 2008
This accommodation was absolutely fantastic! Nice quiet location, good views, friendly owners! Fresh scones ready for our arrival! Really can't say enough about it, will definitely return!
Mr Green
April 2008
Warm and cosy even when it snows. Great place for spotting wildlife.
Miss Orrell
September 2006
It was our second visit to Creag-na-Sanais and it was even better than the first time. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, I would recommend this property to couples and families alike as it has something to offer everyone.
Mrs Burston
November 2006
The cottage was exceptional. An excellent base for exploring the Scottish Highlands and excellent to return back to. The views from the cottage were wonderful. For a peaceful, relaxing holiday I can think of nowhere better.
Mrs Wilkes
December 2007
The property was excellent. It was in a perfect location for touring the area. The views were spectacular. We would definately return to this propert and recommend it. On arrival we had a tea tray set up with home made muffins butter and jam waiting for us - a lovely gesture
Mr Troup
November 2006
Great location and surrounding countryside, the owners were extremly friendly and helpful.
Mrs Staniland
January 2007
The owners had thought of everything, we even had a Real Christmas tree fully decorated with lights etc and home made mince pies with brandy butter upon our arrival. This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Please let the owners know how impressed we were, we will definitely book through Sykes again - Thank you very much Happy New Year to you all!
Mr Mrs Earl
February 2007
An excellent property in a wonderful location.
Miss Orrell
July 2006
It was absolutely perfect, it was so peaceful and relaxing, also the surroundings were stunning.
Ms Armstrong
August 2006
This is a beautifully situated, spacious and comfortable property. One of the best I have ever been in. It is well equipped with many thoughtful details, like the bird feeder on the fence and binoculars for watching the birds and wildlife. The panoramic views from this property are wonderful. The surrounding countryside is full of magic. We will certainly go back.
June 2015
On the first night you think you are in the middle of nowhere, but so many places are within 20 mins, and major cities in 60-90 mins. The house, this is no cottage, it is huge, is delightful, every need is catered for, the welcome is warm, the house big but cosy, and if the temperature drops the real fire is brilliant, and if it gets really cold, then the nearest distillery is only 10 mins away. Wildlife actually queues up to parade on front of the massive picture windows. It's just too good to keep secret. Phone signal is poor, and Internet non existent. Just what you want.
September 2012
What a wonderful place so quite it was our second visit we have already booked next year
August 2013
This is a great location if you want to explore the Gairngorms and surrounding areas We were made very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed this peaceful location
August 2014
We had a great time. We are four pensioners who explored the Highlands for the first time. The cottage is a little remote but it was fine for us. There were hares sitting on the front lawn in the evening and in the field across the road there were two deer. While out walking we came across a herd of deer crossing the road in front of us and a red squirrel in the woods. There was no wi-fi but that was a good thing. The family owners were lovely. We would definitely go back again.
Sue B
June 2015
We had a great time in this very clean well equipped cottage. The location was excellent for exploring in many different directions. We were kept well entertained by both the farm and wild animals and birds. We had a friendly welcome with milk in the fridge and some delicious home made cakes. We hope to go again next year as there is still a lot we want to see and do.
January 2014
Staying at the Creag-Na-Sanais was a great choice. Peaceful , fantastic scenery and really family friendly. The cottage is kitted out with everything you need. The family who own it made us feel really welcome, but also left us to enjoy our holiday. Our little boy loved seeing and hearing the cows and sheep on their farm everyday. You cant just pop out to a shop, there's a fair bit of driving involved in the highlands but that's the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and around the Cairngorms. The roads are great. There is a fantastic remoteness up in the highlands , we did travel around to lots of different places and did a lot of driving. But it suits us as a family to explore and have that freedom to do so. We love Scotland. Coming from a beautiful part of the country already - cornwall, its a totally different feel and well worth visiting.
December 2011
Spent a wet weekend walking the Monaliadth munroes. What a great feeling it was at the end of each day to return to the warmth and comfort of our cottage. It was like a home away from home. Clean, well-equipped, comfortable and, in the brief interludes between downpours, had some of the most stunning views. Our hosts were gracious and very friendly and we would definitely return, albeit at a time of year when we could enjoy the views more!
January 2012
Well kept & presented accommodation, lovely location, nice people. Your grid ref is wrong. We had difficulty finding it and had to knock on doors. The ref should read 640 930 (not 626 930) your ref locates "Lagg (cottage)"
November 2010
This was our second stay at the cottage. It's a stunning place with every covenience you could want for a comfortable holiday. Internally it is well equipped and spotlessly clean. The views are gorgeous and it is ideally placed for touring the Highlands. I'm sure we'll be back!
Ann & Neil Cameron
September 2010
Our hosts were very welcoming,especially the homemade cakes! The house is the best we have stayed in with magnificent views. It is so relaxing and quite central for visiting nearby attractions. There is no mobile signal but a pay phone is in the house. This was a plus for us but may be a drawback for some.
Lesley Dixon
August 2010
We found a dream cottage which was magnificantly equipped. It was homely and incredibly spacious.The views from each window were beautiful. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We saw lambs being born, cows and calves and even deer right from our window! We shall return!
July 2010
Very warm welcome by the owners with excellent cake; wonderful surroundings; weather conditions very good; fantastic view of the wildlife from the dining room. We were glad to find this lovely cottage and hope that we come back!
July 2010
thiswas our second time at the property and we dont think this will have been our last visit
December 2009
Criag na sanis is a most wonderful cottage in an area of outstanding beauty. We have rented this cottage on many occasions since in came on line and it has not let us down once. it is a close drive to many wonderful places of interest especially if you like walking in the surrounding mountains and outstanding glens.
June 2010
This cottage is in a fabulous location, on a worrking farm near to the owners own farmhouse but has enough seclusion to make you feel you're on your own Scottish estate. The cottage is very spacious, immaculately clean and has everything you need for a home from home experience. It's an ideal base to explore the Cairngorms and surrounds. The owners are a marvellous couple, helpful and friendly but never intrusive. Excellent all round.
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