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Tombae in Boat of Garten, The Highlands

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Tombae description

Holiday home
Tombae is a detached cottage situated between Boat of Garten and Nethy Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a room with a day bed. It also has a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking and a large garden with outdoor furniture. Set in beautiful countryside, Tombae is a lovely cottage, ideal for couples who want to get away from it all.

The town of Grantown-on-Spey offers a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, along with easy access to fishing, golfing, walking in the surrounding hills and woodland, birdwatching and Castle and Whisky trails.

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.

Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. River 5 mins. walk.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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August 2020
A week here has been completely relaxing, a home from home. Cosy and comfortable with outstanding views. The cottage is modern without losing its charm. Deer can be seen at various times of the day running from the woods across the road, we got used to waiting for them each day, we also saw a stoat in the garden. A great place from which to explore the Cairngorms, take local walks and even take a trip to Chanonry point to see the dolphins. Brilliant
Susan M
April 2019
Just had the most wonderful 5 day break in this beautiful, well equipped, comfortable cottage. The perfect 'home from home'. We were so delighted on arrival to see a very well kept property, spotlessley clean and cosy. Jennifer, the owner, was very accommodating and friendly and could be contacted at anytime. My partner and son both had a terrific time exploring the area and we made visits to Inverness, Aviemore and even the Cairngorm mountains. Loch Morlich is also a must see. The small village of Carrbridge is only 10 mins away where the Landmark Adventure Park awaits promising a fantastic family day out. Also noteworthy is a visit to the reindeer centre outside Aviemore . All in all a wonderful holiday and Tombae cottage was a very welcome retreat. Would definately return.
Mr Bromfield
February 2019
The view every morning from this lovely warm and cosy cottage is wonderful and it has all you need for a relaxing away from it all break.. Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge and Grantown-on-Spey are all nearby. I definitely recommend Tombae.
Dr Lord
January 2019
Lovely cottage in great location.. Clean and comfortable.
Mr Knight
December 2018
A lovely family cottage located on a farm property.. Warm & cosy, nicely appointed with a great kitchen. Nice view of sheep and hills. We did see some deer on several mornings. Very clean & comfortable house. Our 2 teenagers enjoyed their stay and so did we. it was great to come home to Tombae at the end of the day and put our feet up.
November 2018
The cottage is ideally situated for visiting different places such as Aviemore and walking in the hills and the lovely lochs. The cottage is very comortable and has all the amenities one would require for a family holiday. The views from the cottage, even on a dull day are beautiful. I would recommend this cottage as a fantastic retreat or action packed holiday. I would certainly consider returning. Jennifer the owner is readily available for any information about good places for walks etc.
November 2018
I had read a couple of negative reviews so was slightly concerned. There was absolutely no need whatsoever as we found the cottage excellent. Everything worked and it was spotless. Perfect, peaceful and a beautiful location. The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely highland holiday. We self cater quite a bit and this cottage more than compared with other rentals we have stayed in. It was well equipped and the lay out suited us really well with a large open plan kitchen/diner. We look forward to a return visit in 2019.
November 2018
We had a lovely holiday.. The cottage is very comfortable and even if the weather was bad it was a pleasure if we had to stay in, we could enjoy the comfort of the log fire and still enjoy the view.
Mrs Behrens
November 2018
Tombae is a lovely cottage in a great location within easy reach of many of the sights of the national park.. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need, it’s cosy and warm.
margaret w
October 2018
We have just returned from a weeks holiday staying in this lovely place. Unlike a recent reviewer we have nothing negative to say about this holiday cottage. We arrived late Saturday afternoon and because the sun had been shining on the cottage all day it was very hot inside so the first thing we did was open ALL the windows without any problem. We found that all of the appliances we used during our stay were in good working order and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We particularly love the fact that the cottage is so peaceful and quiet yet is situated only a short distance from a number of little villages. We would not hesitate in returning to this cottage for another weeks holiday.
margaret w
October 2018
This cottage was more than just disappointing.. When we first arrived we found no more than 5 mugs/cups in the kitchen (the cottage was for 5 people). All 5 of the mugs were dirty - two were furry on the inside with mould. We found plates and bowls in the same state. Later it transpired that the dishwasher had no salt and no rinse aid in it, and none was provided. Whether that was the root cause or not, the dishwasher did not wash anything properly during our entire stay. The microwave did not cook or even heat food either. So two major appliances were broken. The main fridge was also broken, so we had a second fridge in the middle of the kitchen when we arrived. None of the windows opened, being stuck together on old paint - we experienced wonderful warm sunny weather every day of our stay, so this was unacceptable. As the toilet window did not open, we had been left with an aerosol of air freshener instead - the aerosol was just an empty can. There was no ice tray, no tablecloth, and we were supplied with towels for only 3 people, when we had paid for a cottage which slept 5. We will never use your services again. Please DO publish this account - you failed to publish one recently which said more or less the same things as we have said here (broken equipment, dirty cottage). That one was published on tripadvisor by the clients when you refused to publish it. We will do the same unless you publish both theirs and ours. It is not fair to withhold valid complaints.
Mr Maller
October 2018
The cottage was very clean and comfortable.. Everything worked and it was well equipped. It is in a lovely situation with far reaching views and it was a pleasure to watch a barn owl hunting over the fields while having breakfast.
Mrs Woodward
October 2018
This cottage has the three ‘C’ s.. Clean, comfortable and cosy. I had read a recent negative review and was slightly concerned before we arrived. Although all other reviews were very positive. We found the cottage to be excellent. Everything worked and it was beautifully clean. Not sure why anyone could have given this a poor review?? Peace and quiet. Fabulous location. This cottage had everything needed for a perfect highland holiday. We self cater a lot and this cottage more than compared well with others. It was well equipped and the lay out suited us really well with a large social kitchen diner. We are looking forward to returning next year. Great place to stay!!
Mr Vleugels
September 2018
Tombae is centrally located for hiking in the Cairngrom area, and if the weather is not too good for a nice drive..
Mrs Whitehead
September 2018
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Tombae where we had a lovely holiday.. Unlike a recent reviewer we cannot think of anything negative to say about the cottage. When we first arrived it was very hot in the cottage because the sun had been shining on it the whole day and so the first thing we did was open ALL of the windows without any problem. All of the appliances that we used during our stay were in good working order and the cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We loved the fact that the cottage offered peace and quiet but was situated within a short distance from a variety of little villages. All in all it is a lovely place to stay and we would not hesitate to return for another weeks holiday.
Mrs Taylor
September 2018
This was our second visit to Tombae and indeed we chose to stay in Nethybridge once more because we loved this property so much.. As soon as we walked in, the house felt warm and welcoming. It is tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture and a well-stocked kitchen. There were even tea & coffee containers for our use. The views from all the windows are lovely - looking over fields , the forest, and the mountains in the distance. We had two deer in the field most mornings and saw a hare too. The heating in the house is very efficient - indeed, on some days we had to open the windows to cool down a little. There's a nice seating area in the garden, with a wooden table and chairs, and a barbeque is provided if required. We met the owner of the property when she came to attend to the garden and she was happy to suggest places of interest in the area to visit. We got the impression she wanted us to have a lovely relaxing break which was very easy at Tombae. We hope to be back next year. (For Sykes' information - despite the same surname, we are no relation to the owner of the property!)
Gillian R
August 2018
We have just had a lovely holiday staying at Tombae , The cottage has stunning views and everything you could possibly need , Very clean and we enjoyed our stay very much . Lots to do in the area ,just great!!!
Gillian R
August 2018
Lovely cottage in very relaxing setting..
Suzanne G
July 2018
Pictures on website did not match the interior or exterior of property. The property needed a good clean inside and out. All small appliances needed replacing. The oven grill did not work. No information on how house appliances worked. No local information giving doctors or emergency information. First time we have arrived and no welcome pack with basic essentials, milk or tea bags!! Fridge shelves broke but were repaired by owner straight away. Disappointed that my review was not put on Sykes cottages who we booked through as everyone should be able to access both good and bad reviews. Was a shame about property as location was ideal.
Miss Rudland
June 2018
Tombae was a lovely cottage and very well equipped.. It is in a prime location and provides great access to the Cairngorms. I would highly recommend it.
Mrs Milner
May 2018
We found the pillows uncomfortable to sleep on.. Everything else was perfect.
Mrs Aitken
May 2018
Straightforward booking and payment system via website .. All went to plan Thank you
Mrs Thomas
April 2018
Cottage 40 min walk from Boat of Garton
Mrs Derby
March 2018
A wonderful clean and cosy cottage in a very peaceful location.. A real home from home which we’d highly recommend.
Mr Lewis
February 2018
A perfect spot to unwind, relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Cairngorm National Park..
Paul B
November 2017
Just had an amazing weeks stay at this well furnished Cottage. It really was a shame we only had a week, as it was cosy & warm. Loch Garten is only a mile or so away. There is a walk opposite the driveway that will take you through the Abernethy Woods. I took this after it had Snowed which was one highlight of our stay. This is a very popular place to stay going by comments in the Visitors Book from Guests from all over the world. Hopefully we will get a chance to come back again.
Paul B
November 2017
The location was all we could have hoped for.. There was a slight hiccup with the keybox having been damaged but the owner texted us and we were able to go to the cottage even sooner than the 3.00 pm time so we could be let in by the cleaning team. The house was very warm and cosy. The owners had even arranged for good weather for the week, too! We will be booking it again for round about the same time next year.
Mrs Summers
May 2017
The spacious cottage has been superbly renovated and decorated.. Comfortable, clean and quiet with views from every window. An excellent place from which to explore that area of Scotland.
Andrew H
February 2017
Cosy spacious cottage with plenty of room for the four adults and a baby. Great location and no complaints.
Ms McNamara
June 2016
We loved everything about Tombae. It is in a great location for exploring the Cairngorms region. We walked, golfed, went sightseeing, and thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the cottage admiring the view. We couldn't have asked for a better place to call home for two weeks.
Mr Higson
February 2016
Really impressed with Tombae. Ideal base for spending time on Cairngorm Mountain, The Highland Wildlife park and the Whiskey Distilleries along the Spey. Everyone including our 2 year old had a great time. Thank you very much.
Mrs Bates
February 2016
Amazing house in an absolutely stunning setting, wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks for all your help with everything.
Sarah A
January 2016
Tombae is a beautiful cottage with all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay. The house is decorated to a high standard and has a very homely feel to it. We had a fantastic week over New Year here and we would definitely consider booking Tombae again for a peaceful week away. There is a pullout mattress under the single bed which could be used for a sixth person in your party. Thanks again for a lovely week.
Mrs Stepney
December 2015
Tombae is a beautiful and cosy cottage.
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