Characterful 3-bedroom self catering cottage, near Aviemore
Traditional stone-built holiday cottage outside Aviemore, 3 bedroom (sleeps 6) with magnificent views of the Cairngorms.
Our 3-bedroom family self catering holiday cottage, Jura Cottage, just outside Aviemore, shares a (very secure!) boundary fence with the Highland Wildlife Park, so you can watch Przewalski’s horses, red deer, bison and other unusual animals as you stroll around the extensive grounds.
Just across valley (5 minutes drive) is Loch Insh Watersports centre, in case you’re feeling interepid.
Jura Cottage is sympathetically converted from a 1900’s TB hospital, with thick walls, slate roofs, plenty of character and thankfully no ghosts! The cottage itself used to be the hospital’s dairy. And because we’re keen cooks, when we’re in a self-catering cottage, we want the kitchen to work so it has been recently renovated to include a dishwasher, washing machine and lovely big breakfast bar for long coffees and newspapers in the morning.
What’s In The Holiday Cottage?
Jura Cottage has 3 large bedrooms, a comfortable lounge with dining table, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and sizeable entrance porch. We have just refurbished the entire property (which is why we haven’t got any new photos of the inside yet!)
The 3 bedrooms comprise one with a double bed, one with twin single beds and one with twin single beds which can be zipped together to make a double bed
A cot and high chair can be provided free of charge but must be booked in advance.
The comfortable lounge has a colour T.V., video recorder, DVD player, music centre, leather 3 piece suite and good sized dining table. There is free WiFi internet available on site, but not in the cottage due to the thick stone walls. We enjoy the escape from digital devices, but can still dash out to get email or a Facebook fix if we want.
The kitchen has an electric hob and oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, and vacuum cleaner. All crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils is provided. The kitchen was completely renovated in 2009 and now features a 4-person breakfast bar with views of the Cairngorms.
The bathroom has an electric shower, W.C., hand basin and wall heater. It’s small but perfectly formed.
The sizeable entrance porch has plenty room for coats, boots and skis and the other stuff that inevitably accumulates around the front door, keeping it out of your main living area.
Heating and electricity are not included in the rent. A meter reading is taken by Jim the onsite manager, on your arrival and departure and charged at the standard rate.
There are extensive shared gardens, with plenty space for children to play safely plus there are outdoor picnic tables and BBQ. Parking is adjacent to the cottage.
Dogs and other pets are welcome provided you bring their own basket, bed or blanket and they do not use the sofas, chairs or bedrooms. They must be house trained and under control when using the shared garden areas. Maximum 2 dogs in the cottage. Poop must be scooped.
Smoking is only permitted outside the cottage.
Getting to the lodge
Inverness airport is only 45 miles, approximate journey time 1 hour.
GPS Users: use postcode PH21 1LX
Driving From the North: Take the A9 Inverness to Perth trunk road, and take the second Aviemore turn off. Turn right onto the B9152 for Kincraig and follow signs for Highland Wildlife Park
From the South; Take the A9 Perth to Inverness trunk road and leave at Kingussie turn off. Follow the B9152 for Kincraig and follow signs for Highland Wildlife Park.
By Rail: Main line station at Kingussie with services from South and North (including direct rail links with London).
Lodge Prices and Availability
The standard rate is £600 per week (plus electricity), with Saturday changeover. We occasionally do late deals on Ebay.co.uk so keep an eye out there!
Lettings for shorter or longer periods are possible, just ask.
Aviemore has developed so much over the last few years it’s now like a giant playground, there’s so much to do. We reckon you’ll love our Aviemore lodge and come back again and again
We had a great time, were very well looked after, and really enjoyed the cottage, amazing scenery and the kids had a wonderful time.Thanks very much and hope you’ll have us back for another visit in the future.
Thanks so much.”
The Lynch Family (Glasgow)