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Avondale Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Tomintoul, The Highlands

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Avondale Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Avondale Cottage is a wonderful stone-built detached cottage in a superb location on the edge of the village of Tomintoul in the Cairngorms National Park. With three bedrooms including two twins and one ground floor double, this cottage can sleep six people. The rest of the cottage includes an open plan kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburner and a separate sitting room. To the outside of the cottage is ample off road parking, a front paved patio garden with furniture and a rear lawned garden with outstanding views and a picnic bench. Avondale Cottage is a wonderful base for families and friends to explore the glorious Cairngorms National Park and beyond.

An attractive village nestling on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park, at 1160ft Tomintoul boasts the title of Highest Village in the Highlands. Tomintoul offers shops and a pub, and is situated on the main road between Royal Deeside and the Highlands, making it an excellent base for exploring all that the region has to offer. There is stunning scenery, the renowned Whisky and Castle trails, walk along the Speyside trail, or ski at nearby Lecht & Aviemore - the choice is yours!

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair. Roadside parking at front of cottage. Front paved patio with furniture and rear garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. River 10 mins walk, fishing permits available from Post Office. Note: This property accepts dogs only - no other pet allowed.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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November 2019
This is a gem of a cottage in a lovely Scottish village with all the local amenities you could wish for. There are beautiful walks from the door step and the village is a good base if you are wanting to explore further afield. The cottage itself is well equipt, cosy and warm. The log burner in the dining end of the kitchen provides a welcoming feel and the lounge is spacious and airy if you are holidaying as a larger family group. Large comfy beds and wonderful views from all the windows. Our only complaint would be the lack of attention to detail by the cleaner...on arrival we found frozen peas left in the freezer by a previous holiday maker and the filter coffee machine was full of used coffee grinds and a soggy filter paper. There were no firelighters or newspapers to light the log burner and the gas igniter clicker was empty so we couldn't light the fire until the next day when we went to the shop to buy matches and firelighters. There is a first aid kit in the kitchen which contains only a few wet wipes and a survival blanket. My advice would be to take your own first aid kit just in case. Also a couple of light bulbs need replacing and we couldn't find any spares. All in all a lovely cottage just needs a bit of extra care taking to make it perfect in every way.
Mrs Moore
May 2019
Avondale cottage is lovely, the owners seem to have thought of everything.. The views are beautiful and the village is very pretty. We like to travel around the local area whilst on holiday, so found Tomintoul a bit remote.
Mr Renwick
April 2019
The cottage was a brilliant base for activities in the speyside area, the cottage was warm, clean and had everything you needed and the brand new bathroom had a great shower and bath.. The master bedroom is a true superking, with a great mattress. There’s an outside dog kennel (lockable) for the odd occasion you don’t want to take them with you- we went out to dinner in Tomintoul ( choice of four restaurants). Overall excellent.
Ms Sykes
December 2018
I booked this cottage for my 70 birthday before arrival trying to contact owner was really hard and when I did he was so rude and sharp on arrival the cottage was not what I expected contacted the owner referring the WiFi and the water pressure in the kitchen only to be told that it’s hard to get WiFi so why say there is as the rest of my family we’re going to contact me via WiFi on my birthday but this did not happen and the water pressure in the kitchen was told was it was ok when he was there 2 weeks ago so we had to fill kettle in bathroom to get hot water to wash dishes in kitchen my daughter had tried to contact the owner to see if there was anywhere nice to take me for a meal for my birthday she is still waiting for a reply.. My daughter and I ave booked with Sykes cottage on many occasions but I can assure you after this experience it will make me think twice before I book with you again I was so excited and looking forward to my birthday only to be really let down. I look forward to your reply Ms Diana Sykes
Mr Duffy
October 2018
Beds were uncomfortable tv was poor
July 2018
We spent the first week of a 3 weeks roundtrip here. It had everything needed and far more. We loved the large living room, nice kitchen and the Master bedroom. As we had the luck of very hot weather we were not able to try the logfire. But instead we were wild swimming in River avon. Wonderful and quiet! From the hiking car park nice longer and shorter walks possible. Thanks a lot for the nice time spent here!
Mr Riemenschneider
July 2018
Ein sehr schönes, uriges und sauberes Häuschen in guter Lage.. Toll ist hier das Vieles im Haus vorhanden ist u.a Kaffeemaschine, Waschmaschine und Trockner. Schönes Bad im Untergeschoss. Der große Garten ist für Kinder und Hunde ideal. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt in diesem Haus. Zudem gibt es eine wunderschöne Umgebung mit viel Natur und Tieren. Das Haus kann man gut Weiterempfehlen.
Mr Kimmins
April 2018
Excellent weeks stay.. No complaints at all,lovely cottage and exactly as described. Good place to tour from and Tomintoul is a lovely village. Try the Whskey Castle friendly owner who is happy to give you many tasting samples, I am not tight but it was a such a friendly place. Highly recommended cottage and village.
Ms Orr
December 2017
Beautiful cottage, great location, wish we could’ve stayed longer
Mrs Sage
September 2017
The property could do with updating and a thorough clean, especially found the edges of the rooms.. This is the worst value for money we have had in a holiday cottage. Off the road parking would be of value as traffic passing is not safe when loading kids or dogs.
Mrs Sligo
August 2017
Lovely little cottage, great for our family of 5.. Great base for cycling suitable for even our 5 year old. We were blessed with good weather but on the one day that we got caught in a shower we were very glad of the tumble drier and the fire! We had a Tesco delivery for the week organised for when we arrived and we did need to make use of our cool box (the fridge space was reduced as the freezer was a small compartment within the fridge). We were surprised to be able to buy groceries at the local post office which came in handy. Another pleasant surprise was the adventure playpark at the top of the village with a flying fox - a nice distance away for an after dinner play ;)
Mr Clarke
June 2017
Great cottage just unlucky with the Weather came back a day early due to the rain.. Great experience going to Scotland.
Mrs Daley
December 2016
Absolutely fabulous location especially for those who like to walk, great location, local facilities are great, café, pubs, village store.. Everything you could wish for, for the perfect getaway from your hectic lifestyles.
Mrs Ross
October 2016
A lovely , cosy and comfortable, cottage in a beautiful area with lots of great walks nearby.. It had everything we needed, and we had a lovely time there. Thank you.
May 2016
We stayed in this bonny wee cottage for a week and had a lovely time. We found the cottage clean and everything supplied in the kitchen that you need. The downstairs bathroom looks a bit tired but the cottage itself more than made up for it with its lovely charm and comfortable seats. The village is very dog friendly and we found at least 3 eating places in the Square that welcomed dogs. We were reluctant to leave and would defintely recommend this holiday rental.
Mrs Sanderson
February 2016
A lovely cottage in a great location. The cottage had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay and it was finished to a good standard. More importantly, it was homely and very dog friendly. Looking forward to a return visit!
Mr Davies
February 2016
The location and views from Avondale Cottage were exceptional, in a peaceful and quiet location. The owners was extremely helpful and attentive.
Mr Garrick
January 2016
Avondale Cottage is a very nice, cosy house.
Heather G
October 2015
We've rented this cottage twice this year and intend returning next year. Everything is at the cottage that is needed. It is spotlessy clean and equipped with all you need. Very comfortable and the people of the village are very welcoming This is a great base for the Cairngorms
August 2015
The cottage itself is lovely and was perfect for what we wanted; a week to escape our busy lives. We loved the log fire and the comfy sofas in the lounge room. Also the bed in the master room was huge and very comfortable! However a couple of things have caused me to give a lower score: 1. The kitchen, despite being well equipped with everything you need to make a meal (or bake a cake if you wanted to) it wasn't very clean, there was grease over the cupboards and everything around the hob; I had to give everything a good clean before I wanted to cook there. 2. They only left 1 and a bit toilet rolls for us... We were staying for a week and paying peak holiday season price, so I don't think it would have been too expensive for them to leave a few more to get us through; I would have expected this to be included. 3. The fire, it was mentioned up front that we'd have to buy extra logs if we needed more than the first basket provided but again I thought this was a bit steep considering what we'd paid to stay there already, also they left no kindling for us to start a fire so we had to go collect some (thanks for leaving a bucket!) 4. Wifi - only worked for us in the kitchen and front room (which actually gave us a nice break from our phones!!) so this is a positive too!! 5. Cobwebs! Most of the cottage, aside from the kitchen was clean but could do with a good de-cobwebbing! 6. The view was amazing from the back of the cottage but the windows were so dirty you could barely see out. Anyway all that aside it was a lovely stay and we made the most of the place for the week we were there!
Mr Logan
January 2015
Cosy, comfortable, well equipped and dog friendly - even in one of the worst storms for some time! Will be booking again for another break.
Mrs Gates
November 2014
Very quiet and relaxing.
Mr Easton
November 2014
The cottage was lovely, retained its original setting but also had a nice modern extension. A lovely view from the main lounge and well situated in a lovely Highland Village. Tomintoul is rather special and I recommend this very much.
Mrs Schofield
September 2014
Avondale is well located for touring this corner of Scotland. Had a great view from the lounge window and a very dog-friendly garden which makes an easier holiday when taking own pet. Loved the big, comfortable bed. Money has been spent on good quality kitchen utensils equipment. Loved time spent by the solid fuel stove.
Mrs Thornton
July 2014
Very nice cottage in a lovely village. Local people were very friendly and the owner of cottage was very helpful. Fabulous scenery and surroundings.
Miss Riley
April 2014
Comfortable cottage which made the holiday all the more relaxing.
Mr Derache
March 2014
The cottage was very cosy, the village is pretty and Scottish people very welcoming. Very happy with our stay.
Mr De Souza
January 2014
A fantastic value for money. Great cottage with everything you need. Beautifully clean and cosy. Would definitely recommend
Mr Macpherson
January 2014
We had a lovely stay in Avondale Cottage - it was very comfortable and well appointed. The upstairs bedrooms were perfect for our children and the main bedroom was nice and private. The kitchen is very cosy and toasty with the wood burner - great layout! We will be back!
January 2014
A long weekend away here in October was just lovely and fantastic value for money. Great cottage with everything you need and a stones throw away from places to eat and fab walks. Beautifully clean and had a nice cosy fire. Would definitely recommend :)
Mrs Wade
December 2013
I love Scotland, and this was the perfect location as I have family living near. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside and the highlands. We enjoyed walking around Tomintoul and coming back to the warm, comfortable cottage. The cottage was furnished well and was lovely to come back light the stove and chill out in the evenings. The beds were very comfortable and enjoyed peaceful nights sleep. The views were fabulous, and we enjoyed watching the sunsets over the mountains. Cannot wait to visit in summer months.
Mrs Rogers
October 2013
Beautifully clean, and in a great location. There was everything we needed.
Mrs Macfarlane
September 2013
Very comfortable. Home from home.
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