Toberaie Nethy Bridge - Northern Cairngorms
Cairngorms National Park

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Toberaie - Cairngorms National Park

Location: Nethy Bridge - Northern Cairngorms - Cairngorms National Park

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £515 p.w.

Christmas: £790

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Toberaie, Nethy Bridge, Cairngorm National Park

Sleeps 6 - Wood Burner - Pets Welcome - WiFi Now available

Toberaie is a traditional detached highland cottage located in a secluded position not far from the village of Nethy Bridge, in the Cairngorm National Park. The property located on the Dorback Sporting Estate enjoys unrivalled panoramic views to the Cairngorm Mountains and Strathspey. Its position makes it an ideal base from which to explore the National Park further.

On entering the property a central hallway leads you to the lounge at one end and the dining room at the other, both rooms benefit from having wood burning stoves, in the dining room this is housed in the original fireplace, a particular striking feature. Off the dining room the small kitchen can be found, traditional in style, but having all the usual kitchen appliances that you would expect. From here access can be obtained into the garden.

The lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas and benefiting from a wood burner is an inviting room to sit and relax in after a day exploring. From the hall stairs lead upstairs to the three bedrooms; a master with a double, and two others both with twin beds. The bedrooms feature traditional combed ceilings and the front ones enjoy views to the Braes of Abernethy. A bathroom on the ground floor completes the facilities.

The National Parks has something for everybody no matter what your outdoor pursuit, extreme sports, sailing areas, castles and many areas for walking, mountain biking and climbing. It is also home to a diverse range of rare wildlife and one of the largest tracts of woodland in the UK. A couple of particular popular choices for days out are the Cairngorm Mountain Railway or the activities at the Rothiemurchus estate near Aviemore. For bird watching the RSPB reserve is located eight miles away at Loch Garten, where the Ospreys breed and for rail enthusiasts step back in time and enjoy a trip on the Strathspey Railway that runs from Broomhill Station to Aviemore.  

Further afield the whisky country of Strathspey, famous as the home of many of Scotland’s top distilleries can be found. Take the Whisky Trail and visit six of the regions distilleries and the Speyside Cooperage where you can actually see the barrels being made. Guided tours are available and many give you the chance to sample Scotland’s “Water of Life”, a memorable day out for the whole family, just ensure that you are not doing the driving.

Access to the Property in Winter Months

Toberaie is a superb place for a Wilderness Cottage holiday throughout the year. However, situated at 1200 feet above sea level, snow conditions in winter can be extreme. Access to the property is sometimes convenient only for visitors in a 4 x 4 type of vehicle. If visiting in winter, please bear in mind that the track up to the house has been known to become inaccessible for ordinary vehicles.

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Facilities - Ground Floor

  • Lounge with sofas, wood burner and Smart TV.
  • Dining room with wood burner, dining table with seating for six and digital radio.
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine.
  • Bathroom, bath with shower over, heated towel rail, wc, whb.

Facilities - Upstairs

  • Master bedroom with double bed.
  • Second bedroom with twin beds.
  • Third bedroom with twin beds.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen, towels and electricity.
  • Fuel for the wood burners.
  • Electric heating.
  • Hairdryer.
  • WiFi.
  • Cot & highchair.

Other Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas.
  • Cot and highchair available.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Outdoor seating.
  • Parking for three cars.
  • Storage facility for mountain bikes, etc.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.

Access to the Property in Winter Months

Toberaie is a superb place for a Wilderness Cottage holiday throughout the year. However, situated at 1200 feet above sea level, snow conditions in winter can be extreme. Access to the property is sometimes convenient only for visitors in a 4 x 4 type of vehicle. If visiting in winter, please bear in mind that the track up to the house has been known to become inaccessible for ordinary vehicles.


Best Features

  • Location in a quiet setting but having the amenties of Nethy Bridge close to hand.
  • An ideal base to explore the Cairngorm National Park.
  • Unrivalled panoramic views onto the Cairngorms and Strathspey.


Toberaie Reviews

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Reviewed this property on 12/09/2023
And awarded it
Been wanting to stay in the Nethy Bridge area for quite some time, and we finally succeeded. The location is breathtaking, we spotted lots of birds of prey and deer in the garden. Those mountainviews are stunning!! We were lucky to have summer weather, so every night we enjoyed the setting sun from the backdoor. If only there were a large window above the dresser in the dining room, with a frame around it, you'd have a unique painting every time you looked. We appreciated the size of the comfy double bed and the lamps scattered around the house, which made it very cosy. We didn't put on the hot water, we took a shower or used the kettle to get warm water. With the warm weather we had, we could have appreciated an outside table for al fresco dining. The large information map is also a bonus, the owners have done a lot of effort to write down the history of the place. Would recommend this little gem to all who, just like us, like to be remote and in a quiet, rural setting. Thank you for taking care of and letting us enjoy your unique home from home.

Reviewed this property on 15/08/2023
And awarded it
A lovely old farmhouse with really beautiful views over the Cairngorms. A well appointed and super clean house. Comfy beds. Plenty of electric heating available if required. It was so cosy to fire up the wood burners on the cooler evenings and yes, matches, kindling and logs also provided. The surrounding area was great to explore, full of history and culture. Plenty of activities with cycling very popular.

Reviewed this property on 14/04/2023
And awarded it
Nothing had quite prepared us for Toberaie's spectacular high hillside setting, and the breathtaking views of the Cairngorm massif and western skies that only got better as the days passed. The house and its family history are sturdy and comforting, giving a feeling of rootedness in that wildly beautiful place. And whilst amply equipped as a holiday cottage (including such luxuries as a dishwasher, electric blankets and wood-burning stoves!), it is Toberaie's situation and drama that give you what you really need from a holiday in this sublime area: endlessly rewarding walks from the front door in authentically Scottish nature; awe-inspiring views that put everything back into perspective; and true, priceless tranquility. Toberaie was just exactly what we'd been longing for - and then some.

Reviewed this property on 25/03/2023
And awarded it
We booked Toberaie to get away, be remote and have the winter wilderness experience - and boy did we get it! Arrived in very heavy snow and temperatures of minus 10. It is a rustic old cottage with a lot of character and history which we loved. No central heating but fire wood provided, electric heaters and the real treat for us were the electric blankets. We needed them! The views are absolutely amazing, night stars, complete silence, it was a wonderful get away for us. Kids can just go out and explore, they loved it . Kitchen had everything we needed and although small, functioned well for us. Like other reviews living room fire chews up the wood and doesn't give out too much heat (although we really did have very low temperatures) so we just shut the door to the living room and lived in the dining room - that stove works well and is fairly economical with the wood usage. We enjoyed our time there, and since being home the children keep asking to go back, so I think we will be back!

Reviewed this property on 07/02/2022
And awarded it
Lovely remote cottage...We stayed there on honeymoon! Cottage was lovely but as we stayed in winter when you spend more time indoors it could do with a larger TV and more updated comfortable seating.

Reviewed this property on 07/07/2021
And awarded it
Absolutely fabulous cottage with the most tremendous views. Excellent customer service. Will most definitely be back again and again.

Reviewed this property on 08/05/2021
And awarded it
Fabulous views and walking, close enough to Nethybridge for supplies yet far enough away for splendid isolation. Own grounds good as well, friendly local estate gamekeeper. Sometime it will be good to add a sun lounge or conservatory to make full use of the wonderful setting.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
We had a fabulous week at Toberaie. The cottage is spacious, very well equipped and in a spectacular setting. We enjoyed sitting on the bench outside appreciating the view and wildlife. The house felt chilly at first but soon warmed up using the electric heaters and wood burning stoves, with a plentiful supply of logs provided. The 3 bedrooms were very comfortable. Wifi was good, and lots of books, maps and DVDs provided. Being picky, the TV was very small and the sofa and chairs in the sitting room were very uncomfortable and in my opinion could do with an upgrade. The drive up was tricky in a standard family hatchback, but manageable in October.

Reviewed this property on 23/09/2020
And awarded it
We had such a fantastic time at Toberaie, a big Thank You! The cottage is lovingly furnished and made homely with attention to detail, one feels at home straight away. The views are breath-taking, the surrounding area is unspoilt and quiet and we have been able to go onto several hikes straight from the cottage. We will certainly like to come and visit again.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2020
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a remote spot, whilst also being close enough to local shops. Lots of wildlife to see and pretty walks from the house and in Nethy Bridge. On a clear night the sky is amazing with the Milky Way visible. The golf courses at Nethy Bridge and Boat of Garton were both very enjoyable, the latter being much more of a challenge. The dog had the time of his life, but it's true what they say about the prevalence of ticks as he collected quite a number. Tick collar is a must. The cottage itself is cosy, comfortable and warm. The only downside is the oven; whilst it is usable, two of the hob rings didn't work properly and the oven door was hard to close. Everything else worked well. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay overall for a true break with peace, quiet and panoramic views Would stay again and recommend to all.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Faye, Thank you for your review, we have mentioned the oven to the owner and this is being looked at as it has not previously been mentioned. Thanks, Wilderness Cottages

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2019
And awarded it
We had a great holiday with no problems whatsoever. Wilderness cottages were well organised and the information provided was accurate and useful. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2019
And awarded it
What can we say? We have had the best holiday ever! The cottage is perfect for a family. It's clean, cosy and full of homely comforts. The location is astounding. The wildlife is amazing. It's surpassed all expectations.

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2018
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A wonderful position with stunning views of the Cairngorms and good access for walks. Comfortable house with plenty of space for boots and coats. Compact but well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed this property on 10/04/2018
And awarded it
Wonderful cottage, great location & stunning views. We had a fantastic week exploring in the Cairngorms and had everything we needed at Toberaie! Will definitely be back!

Reviewed this property on 28/02/2018
And awarded it
Many thanks for letting us stay in your superb cottage in a great location. Basic but comfortable accommodation. Fire in the sitting room is not the best, the wood burner in the big fireplace is much better. Would be useful to have a small hand axe for splitting the wood down. Oh and a timer for the immersion heater. Other than that - perfect!

Reviewed this property on 09/01/2018
And awarded it
A truly stunning position for a lovely cosy cottage very well equipped and comfortable. All you need available in Nethybridge with an excellent stores and farm shop and cafe. The cottage is presented in a very sympathetic style and has lots of interesting and useful maps and books.. Despite having no WiFi we had 3G and 4G coverage most of the time. A great week with the views the absolute star.. As well as our 4x4 which was essential as stated for the snow and ice. Thank you

Reviewed this property on 28/07/2016
And awarded it
We had a wonderful time at Toberaie in the Cairngorms. I would thoroughly recommend Wilderness Cottages, our adventure was beautiful, peaceful and stunning! And the company was very efficient at sorting the stay out.

Reviewed this property on 26/03/2016
And awarded it
Fantastic week at this wonderful cottage if you like peace and quite and breathtaking scenary you will like staying here. Cottage well equipped very clean and spacious we will definitely be back soon.

Reviewed this property on 07/01/2015
And awarded it
We had a great week in Toberaie. Great place, great host, 100% recommended, thanks

Reviewed this property on 23/06/2014
And awarded it
If you want a peaceful holiday away from it all then Toberaie is the cottage for you. The only neighbours are the deer and pheasants. The views of the mountains are to die for and the cottage itself was very roomy and comfortable, and very well equipped. We would certainly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 01/01/2014
And awarded it
Beautiful, cosy cottage in a remote location. Surrounded by wildlife and mountains. It snowed for the first few days of our stay and the landscape transformed into a white wonderland. Close to the Cairngorms for skiing it was a great place for a family to stay. Beds comfy and the fires very welcoming. Would recommend a 4 wheel drive to access the property if snowing in winter. Our Christmas was made special by staying at Toberaie.

Reviewed this property on 25/10/2013
And awarded it
We have stayed here before and love the peace of the cottage. There's a newt pond, lovely walks and it's so good to curl up around the stoves at night. The stars are amazing, as is looking at the mist below in the glens in the morning. We'll be back!

Reviewed this property on 23/10/2013
And awarded it
We had a wonderfull week at Toberaie. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The panoramic views from the cottage changed from sunrise to sunset giving you beautiful changes in colour. A very peacefull place to sit outside watching the mountains and the braes of Abernethy.In the surrounding area, there are plenty of places and experiences to take part in, catering for all ages giving you opportunities to see We had a sunny, warm week in October and we will be back.

Reviewed this property on 11/10/2013
And awarded it
A fantastic week in a really comfortable and homely cottage. Thank you Toberaie and Wilderness Cottages, and we will definitely be back!

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2013
And awarded it
Had the most memorable short break to celebrate my parents Ruby anniversary. Made all the more special as Toberaie was once our family home for 3 generations. Toberaie is in one of the most beautiful parts of the Cairngorm National Park and an ideal base for a relaxing family break or as a base to tour the many places of interest around. The house is equipped with all that you may require and furnished in a cosy fashion. We all had a brilliant time and plan to return again for a family break.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2012
And awarded it
This is a truly wilderness cottage and I had a brilliant week's stay here of true peace. I couldn't have asked for more.

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2012
And awarded it
Fantastic cottage in an amazing setting. Cosy, comfortable and well appointed - we were even able to do lots of baking in the kitchen! We'll definitely be back.

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