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Cosy cottage on the edge of Aviemore

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
4 bedroom cottage, sleeping 8 with a large garden

Welcome to Rowlands Aviemore - self catering accommodation in the heart of the Highlands. Rowlands is a 4 bedroom cottage, sleeping 8 plus 1 baby. Dogs welcome. Large garden with patio, outdoor seating and storage shed. Rowlands has been completely renovated, extended and re-furnished in 2011, well maintained and equipped to excellent standards. Located in a pleasant residential area, the cottage is just 5 minutes walk from the golf course and 15 minutes walk from the village centre. The open countryside around Aviemore is just metres away. Aviemore is in the centre of Scotland’s great outdoors. Dominated by the wild Cairngorm mountains and surrounded by rivers, lochs and Caledonian forest, Aviemore is the ideal base for year round activities and offers walking, mountain biking, winter sports, golf, fishing and climbing. It is also a family resort, with swimming pools, children's play areas and soft play in the village and plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area

In 2011 we completely renovated, extended and re-furnished our house so we can now offer accommodation for 8 plus one baby. We offer 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunks) and 2 bathrooms as well as open plan living. We have chosen a modern and contemporary design for our living space, with all the usual electrical appliances you would expect and we have furnished our house to a high standard. There is also a high chair and travel cot (bring your own bedding). The price you pay includes bedding, towels, electricity and water - there are no hidden charges. We are pleased to accept pets by arrangement. We offer free wireless broadband throughout the house and all bedrooms have TV/DVD players with Freesat.

Living/dining room area: The open plan dining/living room contains 2 comfortable leather sofas and dining space for 8 people. There is an LCD TV, DVD player, Freesat HD TV and CD/radio player. Kitchen area: the kitchen is fitted with contemporary units and has a fridge/freezer, electric cooker with a double oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier.

Downstairs bedrooms: at the front of the cottage we have a king-size double (which can be converted into 2 single beds) with a built in wardrobe and an additional pine tallboy offering ample hanging and shelf space. At the back of the cottage, we have a twin room with a built in wardrobe and pine drawers. The downstairs bathroom had a drench shower over the bath as well as the sink and toilet.

Upstairs bedrooms: the main bedroom offers a king-size double with windows on both sides, including a dormer offering views of the Craigellachie Hills; there is also a wardrobe, drawers and a changing table. The final bedroom has a full size set of bunk beds and a chest of drawers and views of the Craigellachie Hills through a dormer window. The upstairs bathroom offers a large shower cubicle with electric shower as well as the sink and toilet.

Outside: The house is surrounded on 2 sides by a lawned garden, offering ample space for barbecues. Outdoor furniture is provided for dining or seating outside and we have also built a paved patio area with a wooden picnic table and seats for 8. There is off road parking for 3 cars. We provide a small shed for storage of your outdoor equipment such as skis/boards, mountain bikes and golf clubs.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Helen and Gary bought Rowlands Aviemore in 2004. We're winter sports enthusiasts and love walking and climbing in the mountains but we always had problems finding somewhere to stay as, at the time we had 2 dogs and they went everywhere with us. Spending so much time in the Cairngorms, we decided the time was right to buy our own home in the Highlands.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great stay, great location, great accommodation!

Will see you again/

Thx Scott & family
Jan 2016
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22 Reviews

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Great house for a trip away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Rowlandsome with friends for long weekend. On arrival the house was spotless, warm and welcoming. Great house for 2 families, one family upstairs one downstairs.

Booking and arrival process very simple.

Would thoroughly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments, it means a great deal to us that people are having a fab time at Rowlands in Aviemore & that you found the property ideal for 2 families & was very clean/warm & welcoming. Thx again Gary mlrcottages.co.uk
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Perfect base for a great stay in the Cairngorms

  • 5 of 5

From booking to departure our stay could not have gone any better. Booking was quick & easy, owners were in contact throughout, house was spot on. The house is faultless with everything you need, shop is close by for provisions, town is a 20 minute walk away. Town has shops, pubs and eating places on the Main Street. The area is full of beautiful roads to take in scenic drives. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here, in fact, we took a few business cards for friends & relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive feedback & comments & I'm glad that you all had a great time at Rowlands Aviemore. Also, thank you for recommending us to your friends as we have already received another enquiry for next year! Thx again. Gary MLRCottages.co.uk
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excellent cottage on edge of Aviemore.

  • 4 of 5

first class, well maintained property, which was ideal for our party of 8 with ages ranging from 6 to 74. Cottage was well equipped and adequately big enough for us. It was also very handy for all the local amenities, and all in all a lovely place to stay whilst in Aviemore. I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments & we're glad that you all had a great & comfy stay at Rowlands, Aviemore & also found the location handy for all your families needs. And thanks for recommending Rowlands, as it means a lot to us that guests are enjoying their stay with us at MLR Cottages! Thx again. Gary & Helen MLR Cottages gary-helen@rowlandsaviemore.co.uk www.mlrcottages.co.uk www.riverviewkeswick.co.uk www.riverbankkeswick.co.uk www.rowlandsaviemore.co.uk Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Pease visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay: www.MLRcottages.co.uk
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Cosy Aviemore Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé & I stayed here for a few days break in Aviemore. We visit Aviemore regularly to go walking; and the location of this cottage was an ideal base for all walks - and also for local shop, chippy etc. We got this cottage at a very reasonable price due to only using one bedroom, however the property has 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 downstairs so would be great for bigger parties/families. There was a walk in shower upstairs and a bath downstairs - perfect after a long day of walking! We actually used the fireplace due to miserable weather and it was very comforting and cosy.

The garden is large and would be great for a bbq and also would be good for dogs (we didn't take ours this time).

The kitchen is fully kitted out with all amenities needed for cooking. The only thing I would suggest is taking hand soap as there was none in any bathroom.

Overall, an impressive, spacious yet cosy cottage with everything you could need for a wonderful stay in Aviemore. We would absolutely return here. Lovely correspondence from the owners too, who will go out their way to ensure you have a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you for you very positive a kind words for your stay at Rowlands Aviemore. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at MLR Cottages & thought that the location of the holiday cottage was ideal for walking/other activities & was very cosy & spacious. Hope to see you sometime next year. Thanks again. Gary Helen and Gary Law MLR Cottages gary-helen@rowlandsaviemore.co.uk www.mlrcottages.co.uk www.riverviewkeswick.co.uk www.riverbankkeswick.co.uk www.rowlandsaviemore.co.uk Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Please visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay: www.MLRcottages.co.uk
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Luxury in Aviemore

  • 5 of 5

Just had our second stay at Rowlands Cottage. Our ages range from 20 to 90 years and it suitable for everyone. It is decorated and kept to a very high standard, equipped with everything you need and ideally located for visiting surrounding area. Just a fabulous cottage not forgetting large garden. Do not hesitate to visit you will not be sorry.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi That's great to hear that you all had another fantastic stay at Rowlands & thank you for your very positive comments & feedback! And we do appreciate you recommending MLR Cottages too all your friends & family, thank you. Speak to you soon Thx Gary Helen and Gary Law MLR Cottages gary-helen@rowlandsaviemore.co.uk www.mlrcottages.co.uk www.riverviewkeswick.co.uk www.riverbankkeswick.co.uk www.rowlandsaviemore.co.uk Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Please visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay: www.MLRcottages.co.uk
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Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of 6 adults and 1 10 year old) stayed for 3 nights and had a wonderful visit to Aviemore. There was room for everyone. Two of the adults were seniors and somewhat mobility impaired so it was nice to have everything they needed on the main floor. My only concern was the high tub in the main floor bathroom. It would have been nicer to have the walking shower on that floor.

Gary answered all of our concerns and questions promptly. The cottage was clean and had most of what we needed. A few staples such as spices and olive oil would have been nice but we bought what we needed at the market.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hiya Thanks for your positive review/feedback & I'm glad that you all had a good comfortable stay & that the two older family members found it useful to have everything on the ground floor. I have put a handrail on the wall for the bath to make it easier for people to get in & out, I can look at putting a small step outside the bath to aid getting in/out. As for leaving food/spices etc in the cupboards it's not recommended due to things going out of date & people having allergies etc which we have no control over! But, I see that you managed to get some at the local supermarket as it is self-catering accommodation. Please remember that any guests returning to any of our properties either in: Aviemore, Lake District or Tenerife will receive a further discount on their stay as returning guests if you contact us direct. Many thanks & hope to speak to you in the future. Gary MLR Cottages gary-helen@rowlandsaviemore.co.uk www.mlrcottages.co.uk www.riverviewkeswick.co.uk www.riverbankkeswick.co.uk www.rowlandsaviemore.co.uk Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Please visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay: www.MLRcottages.co.uk
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Location

From the Owner

We decided it was important that others had the opportunity to find comfortable well priced accommodation for their visits to Aviemore so we decided to let out the house for those who had similar interests and circumstances as us. As usual, nothing stays the same and along came our son in 2006 and now our focus is much more on family accommodation, and we still have our dog who keeps us company on our skiing/cycling/walking trips to the Cairngorms. We hope you enjoy Rowlands as much as we do!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Dalfaber Golf and Country Club at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Dalfaber Golf and Country Club at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Aviemore at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dalfaber Golf and Country Club at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : CairnGorm Mountain at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : Loch Morlich at 12 Miles

With so much open space, your options for outdoor activities are endless. Walking and mountain biking routes are available throughout the Cairngorm National Park and the surrounding forests and hills so there is something for every level of ability. If you’re a golfer, then Rowlands is for you, being only a 5 minute walk to Dalfaber Golf and Country Club's spectacular Spey Valley course. And don’t forget that there are many more courses within 30 minutes drive.

With ample water sports like fishing, sailing and canoeing at Loch Morlich and Loch Insh as well as the pool in Aviemore at the Highland Resort, even wet weather days can be fun! The area is also renowned for its wildlife (the RSPB centre at Loch Garten) and don’t forget a trip on the Strathsspey steam railway to Boat of Garten and Broomhill (aka Glenbogle!) or the funicular train to the top of Cairngorm Mountain. Fun for kids includes the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig and the Landmark Centre at Carrbridge.

Golf: The Championship Course at Dalfaber Golf and Country Club is just a few minutes walk from Rowlands. A round costs approximately £60 and the course is just under 7,200 yards.

Ski: Cairngorm Mountain sits in the middle of Scotland's ski areas and is a 20 minute drive from Rowlands. It offers a great choice of runs for both skiers and boarders and when the snow is good, the off-piste slopes can be fantastic fun!

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

We allow up to 2 dogs and there is no charge provided you advise us at the time of enquiring.
We can be flexible with arrival and departure times, dependant on other bookings. Normal arrival time is after 3pm and departure time before 10am.
There is nothing extra to pay for when you arrive (some holiday homes charge extra for electricity, linen etc).
Short breaks & multi-week stays available.

Rates may be subject to change until the booking is confirmed, in particular for payments made in currency other than GBP. We accept bank transfers, Paypal and cheque. Deposit required to confirm booking, full payment due 6 weeks before start of holiday. Full payment due if booking is made within 6 weeks of start of holiday.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Open plan living space downstairs, 4 bedrooms all with TV/DVD for rainy days including 2 ground floor bedrooms suitable for people with mobility difficulties, mountain views, watch the Strathspey Steam train chug by.......... yet only a 15 minute walk to the village centre. With skiing in the winter too, Aviemore is a year round resort appealing to families, groups and everyone in between!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (downstairs) has a drench shower over the bath. Bathroom 2 has a walk in shower cubicle. Both bathrooms have toilets and counter top sinks and beech worktops.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Converts to twin
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • We offer a flexible sleeping arrangement as one of the king size beds can convert to a set of single beds.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We have 2 downstairs bedrooms to accommodate people with mobility difficulties. Please note that there are 2 small steps at the front door and one at the back. The garden around our house is flat with no steps.

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