Nicely situated at the entrance to Boat of Garten, this substantial family house looks over the green and has a large enclosed grassy south facing rear garden with parking and private gate leading into a network of paths in the surrounding forest, which is home to a variety of wildlife including rare red squirrels. Unusually spacious, the house is comfortably furnished in an unpretentious manner and has a relaxed traditional country house atmosphere. The village has shops, an hotel and restaurant, a welcoming golf course and a station on the Speyside Steam Railway.
Within the Cairngorm National Park, this area of great natural beauty offers many outdoor pursuits including climbing, walking,(the Speyside Way passes the village), mountain biking angling, water sports, winter sports, riding and ornithology at the renowned Loch Garten reserve. Nearby are the Highland Wildlife Park, Outdoor Folk Museum, Cairngorm funicular railway, malt whisky distilleries, Landmark Forest Park and many outdoor centres. The mountain resort of Aviemore is 5 miles and Inverness is 30 miles.
Ground Floor: 1 single bedroom, large sunny lounge with open fire, simply fitted dining/kitchen, utility room, rear sun porch with shower room and wc.
First floor: 1 double bedroom with whb (cot available), 2 twin bedrooms (one with whb), bathroom.
Cooking and heating by electricity and open fire, hot water by oil. Fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, TV, DVD.
Customer Reviews of Family House, Boat of Garten - Sleeps 7
The house and the grounds were lovely, spacious and well equipped. The heating however was extremely poor and to be honest verging on unacceptable. The aga in the kitchen was on constantly but there was no way to adjust either the temperature or timing. This also ran the hot water which was generally cold by the end of the day, forcing the use of an immersion heater. What made the heating worse was that the house's electricity is on a meter which was costing about Â£5 per day and that was using electric wisely. The cot that was advertised was completely unacceptable and due to its aged design dangerous. However we contacted the owner about this on the second day ahd she immediately paid for us to purchase a new one... If we had stayed at the house in the height of Summer perfect... Cold weather never again I am afraid. Regards
"Boat of Garten"
The house was spacious although in need of some modernisation, wouldn't change a thing about the kitchen. Relaxing with the option of nearby facilities to keep all amused.