Croft Holidays, Newtonmore
DescriptionCroft Holidays comprises three, well equipped and comfortable self-catering cottages, which each sleep 1- 4. These can be booked singly or together for groups of up to 11. What is really special about our holiday cottages are the superb views over towards the Cairngorm massif and the peaceful, rural location only 0.5 mile from Newtonmore from which you can enjoy wildlife including lapwings, curlew, hares and deer. We are in a crofting area and our next door neighbours have included a pet lamb and are now horses. Your hosts Anne and Ian enjoy outdoor pursuits and wildlife and can advise guests about these.
All cottages have a multi-purpose living/ dining and kitchen with a separate bedroom and shower room. The layout is different in each cottage. The largest cottage, Loft, has a kingsize and two single beds in the large upstairs bedroom. Barn is now set out for couples with a double bed in the bedroom and stable has 4 single beds, twin beds in the living area and two bunks in the bedroom.
Prices from £260 per cottage per week. All cottages are now non-smoking.
NO extras, wifi (up to 1Gb per day), bedding, electricity, use of washing machine etc included.
Long and short stays also possible (from 2 nights winter, 3 nights summer).
The local area is good for walking, climbing, skiing, biking, fishing, golf, gliding, sailing, horse riding, and much else besides. The Newtonmore “Wild Cat Trail' can be joined 200m from the cottages. This year there are over 120 decorative wildcats positioned throughout the village. For the more active, the cottages lie at the feet of the Monadhliath mountains and make an ideal base for Munro trips to Creag Meagaidh, the Cairngorms and Drumochter hills. It is also superb for mountain biking, with trips from the door.
Many guests come for the distinct plant-life and wildlife to be found within the Aviemore area of the Cairngorms National Park. The Highland wildlife park is 5 miles away and other wildlife attractions include badger hides, the Cairngorm reindeer herd etc. Your hosts are actively involved in wildlife and participate in the mink survey to maintain water vole numbers. They are also concerned about the environment, and encourage recycling, while solar panels reduce the carbon footprint.
The village also hosts the Highland and the Clan Macpherson museums, as well as a Highland games the first weekend in August. The attractions of Fort William, Loch Ness or Inverness are not far away.
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