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Chalet in Boat of Garten, Nr. Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Chalet in Boat of Garten, Nr. Aviemore, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Peaceful Location. Perfectl for the Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore.

The Chalet is Brand New 2014 large and very spacious , fully furnished with 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-6)with an abundance of storage space.It also has a very nice outside area to relax. ALL GAS AND ELECTRICITY ARE INCLUDED IN RENTAL CHARGE. ALSO INCLUDED IS ALL YOUR BEDDING AND TOWELS. You will find the Chalet is fully equipped for all your day to day needs.If you should have young young ones a Travel Cot High Chair Baby Bath and Potty can be supplied. (See Picture ).

It is nestled close to the magnificent River Spey.Boat of Garten(or affectionately known as The Osprey Village ) is an area of outstanding beauty centrally located in the Highlands of Scotland and is a perfect place from which to explore the delights of the Highlands or simply relax and enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of the surroundings. Boat of Garten is set amongst the heather clad hills and native woodland of the Cairngorm National Park. The chalet is perfect for a Highland Break or as a base for fishing,golfing,skiing,walking,cycling or just wildlife watching. Boat of Garten has abundant wildlife,magnificent scenery,many sporting and leisure activities and a traditional and friendly Highland welcome awaits you. Play the local James Braid designed 18 hole golf course.This is a beautiful heathland golf course set alongside the River Spey. he called this "his prettiest" with fairways lined with birch and Rowan trees. This course is also known as " the Gleneagles of the North ". Unique bird watching opportunities are abound including the local Osprey Centre. there are tranquil woods and dramatic hillsides to walk,climb or ski. Cycle on excellent tracks and quiet roads. The very nearby Cairngorm Mountain is Britain's 6th highest mountain and an ancient glacial landscape.No matter what the weather, the mountain will inspire you. The Funicular Cairngorm mountain Railway is a safe and comfortable way for visitors of all ages and ability to enjoy a journey of 1097 metres above sea level to experience the impact of altitude. You can chose to walk up to the summit and then take the train down. Whichever way you choose to explore this mountain landscape it will reward you with its spectacular views,weather, flora and fauna. The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre is very close by . here you can visit Britains only herd of free ranging reindeer. Living in the Cairngorm Mountains, these friendly animals are delightful to all to see. Visits to the reindeer in the mountains leave throughout the year. Follow the herder as you make your way up to the mountain enclosure,walk amongst the reindeer,stroking and feeding them. Situated in the centre of the Cairngorm National Park, you will also enjoy the beautiful views of the Cairngorm Mountains and walk through forest and over moorland. Watersports may be a thing that you enjoy. If so the Cairngorm National Park has some of the cleanest rivers and lochs in Europe, and what a better way to enjoy them by messing around in them !!!! Fishing,sailing,windsurfing,paddle-sports,rafting swimming or the excitement of gorge walking are all within easy reach of the Boat of Garten Holiday Park. It boosts two dedicated watersport centres , Loch Insh and Loch Morlich. Each has its own individual character and features,but both are unsurpassed by the stunning beauty of their natural surroundings. Viewing wildlife from the water is a great experience. Tthe majestic rivers of Spey and the Dee flow through the National Park on their way to the sea and are two of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Scotland,if not the world. And also remember,its the water from these very special rivers and tributaries that goes into making some of the finest whisky in the world. Cycling in the Cairngorm National Park is quiet and peaceful. the roads are not busy and the National Cycle Network crosses almost the entire area and includes 64km of off road routes. Cycling and mountain biking in the Cairngorm national Park gives you every opportunity to enjoy your own experiences. Its not all easy pedalling as it has some of the best mountain bike trails in Scotland. Outside Activities in the Cairngorm National Park are in abundance including Aviemore,Angus Glens,Royal Deeside, Glenlivet,Atholl and Glenshee areas are famous for its challenging landscapes and even more challenging outdoor activities. But most people who visited are so enchanted by the surroundings that walking is a must at once during their stay. There are over 280km of footpaths across the area that pass through every type of walking route imaginable from moor and woodland,riverside to loch edge and even beautiful farmland. For those who wish to have a wee dram do not forget the Glenlivet Distillery Centre. Winner of Best Visitor Attraction at 2013. When staying in the Cairngorm National Park, a visit to Glenvilet is a must . The Glenlivet admission and tour is free and yes does include a dram from a range of the Glenlivets. Landmark Forest Adventure Park will give you an amazing day of Fun, Discovery Exploration and Adventure.Winner of Scotlands Perfect Family Day Out Award it hosts a full range of attractions for all ages. Set in the beautiful surroundings of an ancient Scots Pinewoodland. When hunger threatens ,enjoy a fabulous meal and fresh coffee or a locally sourced burger,home-made food or snacks. Great food and fantastic value so leave the picnic for another day and treat yourself. Castles and Historic within the Cairngorm National Park have had an important role to play in much of Scotlands History-from Royal Fueds to Bloody Battles . There are many sites which tell the stories dotted all around the Cairngorm National Park--at some you may to use your imagination a little more than others,but they all delve into the history of this area. Regards to eating within the Cairngorm National Park, you have an abundance of award winning restaurants catering for every taste. If it is fine dining,a quick snack or a lazy Sunday Lunch you will not be disappointed by the choice of restaurants. There are great places for your family to eat and relax. If you are looking for an afternoon tea,or cake and coffee after a day out on the hills check out the places to eat in and around the Cairngorm National Park. In Boat of Garten itself there are two award winning places. One of the immediately opposite the park entrance and another approx 5min walk away which is Boat Hotel Osprey Bistro and Bar. On the shores of Loch Insh there is the Boathouse Restaurant voted as one of the top 100 top views from any restaurant in Europe. It has a 100 seater log cabin and glass fronted balcony containing extra seating and enjoys amazing sunsets most evenings. As you will see from reading this Boat of Garten is the ideal base for touring the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. The City of Inverness is is only 35 mins away. Aviemore is just 4 miles away. The surrounding area area is perfect for picnics . You can see the Ospreys and Deer, visit the Highland Wildlife Park, Landmark Activities Centre, or just have fun on the beaches of Loch Insh and Morlich. Skiing and snowspor4ts are available nearby and last but not least the splendour of The Cairngorm Mountains.

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About the Owner

Ronald Main
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Ronald Main

Hi my name is Helen. Myself and my partner live in Aberdeen. Due to work we came to Scotland nearly two years ago and love it.

The Highlands are our favourite place and that is why we brought this lovely Holiday Chalet.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Excellent caravan, well furnished and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find a welcome pack of tea, coffee shortbread and milk. Very thoughtful

My husband had mentioned it was our wedding anniversary when he booked , so Ron and Helen had also bought us a card and a bottle of sparkling wine.

There was no shortage of towels, pillows or bedding . Very clean caravan and they had even put the heating on for us so that the caravan was warm when we arrived. Thank you so much for doing everything to make our weekend cosy and relaxing

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for nice review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay . Welcome back at any time. Thanks again. Ron and Helen.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in our chalet, would definately recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thankyou for your kind words. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back at any time.. Regards. Ron and Helen.
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Absolutely Fab

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your lovely holiday home. Everything we could need. Great location for exploring. We all had a great time, Monday came too soon. Will definitely be back, thanks The Petty's.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorna. So glad that you enjoyed your stay . Welcome back at anytime. Our pleasure. Ron and Helen
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully clean & equipped with everything a family of 4 needed. Ron & Helen couldn't have been more helpful when there was an issue with the heating/lighting, they were there within minutes & it was all sorted. It was well maintained on a lovely quiet site, in a great position for local attractions. pity we didn't have enough time to see everything. Good local eating places, especially Pizzariach & the Rochiemurchus tearooms. Shop on site for day to day needs & a small play area for children. Lots of little 'extras' that you don't normally get including milk, welcome pack, toiletries, washing up liquid, lots of towels etc. All in all, super. Will recommend. Thanks for your kindness.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much for your lovely review. Very much appreciated and needless to say you are welcome back at any time in the future. Chalet was left in perfect condition. Thank you for that. Ron and Helen
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A little Gem in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely break we have had in Ron and Helen's beautiful Chalet! It had everything we needed to make us feel at home! Lots of extras which added to a really homely stay! Spotlessly clean ! A great location for walks and to visit the many attractions! Unknown to us we dropped our camera before we left on Friday and Ron was quick to get in touch and has arranged to post this back to us! Thanks to both the honesty of the next residents and Ron and Helen as we would never have known where we lost it. We would definitely recommend this holiday retreat in a beautiful part of the country! It really is a Gem! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thank you both for such a detailed and lovely review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay here and needless to say you are welcome back at anytime. So glad your camera was found. Regards Ron and Helen.
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Awesome Chalet!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the chalet was wonderful. We stayed here for 2 nights .It was very clean, fully equipped and comfortable for the price. There were many attractive places to visit nearby. We had 2 toddlers. It was safe for them to roam around . kids were very happy.All the kids related facilities(high chair, toys, travel cot, potty seat, loved the kid sofa !!!!:) ) were provided. It was very peaceful, relaxing and would love to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a nice review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Needless to say you would welcome here at any time. Thanking you again.
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Activity and Interests


Loch Morlich Beach . Approx 15mins from Holiday Park by car


Inverness Airport 40 miles


Aviemore 4 miles

Grantown on Spey 8 miles

Cairgorm Mountain and Ski Slope. 12 miles

Inverness 40 miles Offers all that you would expect to find in a city plus a whole lot more

Further Details:

Boat of Garten has a well packed convenience store and excellent cafe at entrance to park.

Post Office

Pony Trecking at Carrbridge just 5mins from the Holiday Park.

Cycle Hire in the Village.

Strathspey Steam Railway operates from the village.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit to be paid on booking and outstanding balance of your holiday to be paid 14 days prior to your arrival date.Deposit and Balance Payments can be paid by Bank Transfer or Cheque. After this you will receive a receipt for same plus full confirmation of your booking and security number for the safe ( located outside front door ) to access your Chalet Keys.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is a Saturday but we endeavour where is possible to make this flexible to suite to your needs. Desired arrival time is from 3pm and departure time by 10.30am. Once again if possible flexibility is available here also

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • chalet


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En Suite Toilet to Bedroom Number 1 Toilet Containing Shower Wash Basin and Wc


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double Bed. Bedroom 2 2 Single Beds Double Pull Out Sofa in Lounge


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: This a very large and very spacious chalet with sliding patio doors Outside: Patios and Garden. Outdoor Furniture Safe play area for children Laundry Facilities Utility Room: Hoover, Mop, and other cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Chalet is totally cleaned prior to arrival and departure of guests.

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