Gergask Cottage, is a Traditional Stone Cottage, it's in the small rural village of Laggan, there are other properties around, so it's rural but not isolated. In the Cairngorms National Park, there is lots to do in the area - mountain biking at Laggan Wolftrax , walking on way marked trails, wildlife spotting, museums like the Highland Folk Museum , the excellent Highland Wildlife park just to name a few.
“Fiona’s place was exactly the experience we were hoping for. The property was warm, clean and very comfortable with more then enough amenities to make our stay very comfortable. The location of the property is in beautiful surroundings and perfectly situated for all the road trips we had planned. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if we planned to visit that part of a Scotland again.”
Nestled in the Cairngorms National Park, The Steading (Scottish for converted Barn) was recently converted to a high standard. It provides a spacious, light and cosy cottage base with which to explore the local area. Extremely warm, with fabulous fire in the lounge and sky lights in all the rooms. The cottage provides easy access to mountain biking, Hill walking and climbing. The views of the National Park are stunning and the local countryside is home to many moorland birds and wildlife.
“Highly reactive on any request, Vicky and Matt have answered very fast to my needs, notably smaller logs for the fire. Comfort of the cottage is outstanding, insulation at the last standards, warm water, pressure in the shower, clear instructions for everthing and definitely a lovely place to stay. Do not hesitate to stay at Catlodge 'The steading' in the winter like I did. Heating is perfect (after the first evening), fire is warm enough with little support of the electric heaters. Logs and kindley can be found in Laggan and in Newtonmore easily, though quite expensive but I considered it a basic and priority need. Landscape is outstanding (and with snow just fantastic), particularly scenery from the bed through the large door-window at sun rise in the very morning and more surprising, the stars through the Velux in the ceiling. No light pollution in this place of Scotland, thus incredible stars. And silence, silence, silence. Wake up with the sheets and the fazants. Nice walks without having to make a lot of kilometers by car. One of my most extraordinary trips ever, 2-hour trip from Edinburgh airport..”
After a long journey to get here or an active day out in this beautiful region of Scotland, you can enjoy a warm, inviting refuge from the elements, leaving the following day refreshed and ready for more! Also, for larger groups, we have a second double bedroom, with its own bathroom, which guests can book for an additional fee by arrangement with us before arrival.
“Really lovely location with spectacular views of the Cairngorms from the room and house. Liz and James were very helpful before we visited and provided us with some great tips on what to do in the area. The room was very cosy and clean and the cooked breakfast was a great way to start the day. Would highly recommend!”