Newtonmore, Cairngorm National Park Invernesshire
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Nestling above the flood plain of the River Spey, in Britain's largest National Park - The Cairngorms - with a backdrop of the Monadhliath Mountains, Newtonmore is surrounded by woodland. Larch, pine, birch and alder predominate. This picture postcard village, while beautiful, is not a shell as it has retained its spirit and has a vibrant local community. There are a number of local shops and good local pubs and restaurants. Its location means you arrive in these beautiful surroundings in just over 2 hours drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh maximising your precious holiday time.
The Newtonmore area is a walker's heaven. Newtonmore's 'Wildcat Trail' is a 10km orbital walk around the edge of the village, taking in the River Spey and its tributary, the Calder - rivers of very different character - woodland and moorland, together with wonderful views across the strath to the Cairngorms and behind the village to the Monadhliath mountains. A fitting introduction to the delights of the National Park.
Outdoor pursuits include fishing on the River Spey, two excellent golf courses, one in Newtonmore and the other in the adjoining burgh of Kingussie. Other activities in and around the area include skiing, Wolftrax Mountain Biking Centre, RSPB sites, Highland Folk Park, Landmark Forest Theme Park, Highland Wildlife Park, Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery, Loch Insh and Loch Morlich Water sport centres. Alternatively, why not take a trip on a romantic steam train or ride the funicular railway to the top of the Cairngorm mountains and remember not to miss your first shinty match.
- Sleeps - 6/8
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 large double, 1 double, 1 single bunk beds)+ sofa bed
- Bathrooms - 2 (1 bathroom, 1 shower room)
- Washing machine
- Multi fuel stove
- TV Video DVD HIFI
- Cot available
- Pets on enquiry
- Large private garden
- Patio with garden furniture
- Short breaks on enquiry
- Set in the village of Newtonmore
- Airports - Edinburgh 108 miles Inverness 50
- Station - 1 mile
- Pubs and restaurants - all a short stroll
- Newtonmore Golf course - within walking distance
- Highland Folk Park - within walking distance
- Cairngorm National Park
- Walking and climbing
- Cycling and mountain biking
- Landmark Forest Theme Park, Highland Wildlife Park
- Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery
- Loch Insh and Loch Morlich Water sport centres
Glenthorne Cottage is a traditional Victorian holiday cottage in the heart of the idyllic highland village of Newtownmore, made famous in BBC's television series Monarch of the Glen. On the ground floor you have the living room, it is furnished in traditional style with relaxing seating and a large dining table to enjoy family meals or dinner with your friends. The central feature of the room is its stove, perfect to relax in front of with your favourite book. There is also a bed settee in this room for additional sleeping accommodation particularly suitable for a member of the party for whom stairs may be difficult (there is also a bathroom on this level).
The kitchen is furnished with hand built units and has a large dual fuel farmhouse range it is equipped with all modern conveniences in terms of equipment and appliances
(dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine).
The downstairs bathroom has a w.c. and wash basin with a feature roll-top bath to relax away the day.
Upstairs you have the master bedroom. This room is furnished to provide a relaxing and comfortable environment and it features a king-size bed in traditional styling.
Bedroom two is a double bedroom again with comfortable traditional styling.
The third bedroom has an adult size bunk beds suiting grown ups, teenagers or children and has the finest views of the surrounding mountains and hills.
There is also an upstairs bathroom which is spacious having a walk in shower, w.c., bidet and wash basin.
Outside there is a large private garden set to lawn and flowerbeds with a patio area with wooden dining furniture for outside dining.
Follow the A9 until you see the turnoff for Newtonmore. This road will take you into Newtonmore and onto the Main Street.
Glen Thorne Cottage is in the Middle of the Main street opposite the village shop.
Just over a 2 hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Bed linen is provided as is coal for the fire. Electricity is provided via a chargeable electricity key. There is a small additional charge made for pets.
Cost and availability.
Change over day is flexible with check out time at 10am and check in at 2pm.
There is a discount for NHS Staff.
Short breaks on enquiry although not usually available in high season.
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Glenthorne Cottage, Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DA, Scotland.