Loch Cottage Boat of Garten - North West Cairngorms
Cairngorms National Park

About Loch Cottage

Loch Cottage - Cairngorms National Park

Location: Boat of Garten - North West Cairngorms - Cairngorms National Park

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £675 p.w.

Christmas: £850

New Year: £850

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Loch Cottage, Pityoulish Estate, Boat of Garten

Sleeps 4 - Pets Welcome - Caringorms National Park

Loch Cottage is located on the Pityoulish Estate just three miles from Boat of Garten and five miles from Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. The property overlooks Loch Pityoulish and is surrounded by some of the best scenery that the area has to offer with views towards the Cairngorm Mountains. The property is traditional in style with a real fire in the sitting room, and offers well priced accommodation for those looking for a rural location with amenities just a short drive away.

In the summer months there is plenty to do in the vicinity; Loch Morlich with its water sports is just a short drive as is the Rothiemurchus Estate. The estate offers a broad spectrum of activities from archery and pony trekking to quad biking for the more adventurous. For the walker there are plenty of woodland trails and a particular popular spot is the RSPB Reserve at Loch Garten with its many forest walks. The Cairngorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only funicular railway, and this unique visitor experience allows people of all ages to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500ft.



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  • Sitting room with open fire, comfortable sofas, Freesat TV, DVD, CD, radio.
  • Kitchen, electric cooker, fridge/small freezer, microwave, washing machine, and all the usual kitchen equipment, dining table with seating for four.
  • Bathroom, bath with shower over, wc, whb.
  • Drying room for outdoor clothing.


  • Bedroom with twin beds.
  • Bedroom with twin beds.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity & electric heating costs.
  • Initial fuel for the fire.

Other Facilities

  • Indoor & outdoor drying areas.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Cot and highchair available.
  • Small enclosed garden.
  • Off road parking for one car.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of two pets are welcome at the property, there is a £20.00 pet fee per week.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • Traditional property with loch views.
  • Facilties of Aviemore located just five miles away.
  • An excellent base for exploring the Cairngorm National Park.

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Loch Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Loch Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2024
And awarded it
There have been progressive improvements in the property in the last 2 years, which has made the stay even more enjoyable. The star is the new porch that is simply outstanding. There is a new outside covered area for inclement weather (which we have yet to experience at the cottage) on a new patio . The old bench is sadly gone., but perhaps a replacement is planned

Reviewed this property on 23/10/2023
And awarded it
Great stay at Loch cottage, what a view to wake up to every day. Cottage was comfy and had most of the essentials - only think missing was a washing machine really (although you can access one at a close location) Great wildlife to watch, bring plenty of nuts/seed for the birds. Caught a badger visiting most nights on the trail cam. will definitely return

Reviewed this property on 10/10/2023
And awarded it
We had a great stay at Loch Cottage, it was warm and well equipped. Surroundings speak for themselves - so many great walks on the doorstep. Our dog didn't want to come home. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed this property on 21/08/2023
And awarded it
A very special and beautiful location directly at Loch Pityoulish. We had a wonderful time. Even the weather was not very Scottish but much better than expected.

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2022
And awarded it
Within 5 minutes of our arrival felt totally relaxed. Just sat and watched the Loch and listened to the birds. Walking the forests of the Rothiemurchus estate was a delight . Lots of mushroom hunting. Really enjoyed our week. Many thanks

Reviewed this property on 17/07/2022
And awarded it
This year was our 12th stay in 14 years to Loch Cottage. We discovered it by chance driving past and then seeing it in an old school Visit Scotland brochure. Its become a big part of our kids growing up and everytime we go, we melt into the location. Swimming, kayaking and walks in the woods. Morning coffee drinking in the view and a glass of wine watching the water go calm and sunset colour the opposite bank. Bike rides from the door, with a pint in the Old Bridge Inn before heading back to the cottage. It really is the most beautiful place.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2022
And awarded it
Third visit. Lovely cottage. The side facing the loch is a suntrap. Already talking about a rebook. The bird feeders attracted the usual small birds, but also 2 woopeckers, a cock pheasant and a squad of 6 ducklings with mother

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2022
And awarded it
Bring plenty of bird food to fill up the feeders, especially Nyger seeds. Also, bring your own essentials like salt, oil, sugar etc

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2021
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Stayed here last year, it was so good booked again for this year. The cottage was spotless and as before extremely comfortable with stunning outlook

Reviewed this property on 25/06/2021
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Lovely location

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
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Very nice week again staying at Lochside

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2020
And awarded it
Phew, you could not ask for a more beautiful spot. 25m meander to the jetty able to wade in and wild swim. Close to Aviemore and Boat of Garten with oddles of bike trails. The cottage was well appointed and very welcoming. Only criticism and not of the cottage but of the cleaners- the kitchen was not as clean as the rest of the cottage- crumbs abounded.

Reviewed this property on 02/09/2019
And awarded it
The cottage is in a perfect location and was a wonderful place to stay. We were very happy to make use of the wood-burning stove on a couple of rainy evenings so it was kind of you to leave us kindling and some logs. Everything was very comfortable and we coped easily with the water.

Reviewed this property on 02/04/2019
And awarded it
Wonderful stay for fourth consecutive year. The addition of double glazing and wood burning stove have been a revelation in the cold snowy weather that we experienced. Very peaceful with beautiful views to the loch and beyond.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2017
And awarded it
I loved my stay in the Loch Cottage, its in such a beautiful spot and is so quiet. The dog loved it too. Although your near Aviemore you get that wilderness feeling and the loch almost belongs to you. I was so sad to leave here. The cottage was comfortable and clean and had all I needed. Def be back.

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2017
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Great place to stay, very peaceful and we loved having an open fire! Bliss to see the moon reflected in the little loch at night.

Reviewed this property on 13/08/2017
And awarded it
A great location , close to the Cairngorms. Lovely to sit outside in the evening in the sun with a drink and enjoy the view of the loch and the mountains. Cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped. Situated on a quiet road and yet within easy reach of Aviemore.

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2016
And awarded it
We had a fantastic time at Loch Cottage. The setting was beautiful overlooking the loch and hillside. We spent evenings in the garden watching the moon come up and the fireflies on the loch. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable, only 5 minutes or so to both Aviemore and Boat of Garten. There are loads of lovely walks close by so no need to go far if you don't want to. The lovely owners posted some clothes I left by mistake, which was really nice of them. We had a great time and would highly recommend a visit.

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