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Semeil cottage is within the beautiful scenic setting of the Cairngorm National Park. The cottage enjoys easy access to castles, walking, cycling, fishing, skiing and breathtaking scenery. There is no television or wifi, but we like it like this as it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the company you are with and the stunning surroundings.

The space

Originally built as the wash-house to the “Drovers Inn” at Heugh-head. Semeil cottage has been modernised and enlarged to provide self-catering accommodation.

Set amongst open fields amidst a 1 acre garden the sheltered patio provides for a perfect sun trap sun and breathtaking views. Accommodation comprises a spacious open plan sitting/kitchen/dining area with a wood burning stove; master bedroom with a double bed and built-in cupboards; large second bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. There is a bathroom with shower over bath.

Guest access

Strathdon is situated 1000 feet up in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains within the Cairngorms National Park. Visitors can enjoy National Trust Properties, gardens, local fishing, walking, mountain biking and wildlife. Visitors will find the whisky trail, Royal Deeside, Speyside, Findhorn Bay and the coast all within easy access. Nearby castle and hotel, river for fishing within a few hundred yards.

Interaction with guests

We will be available by mobile to offer any assistance during your stay.

Other things to note

wood burning stove (logs provided)
heating throughout
washing machine
CD player/radio
patio with picnic table
large garden (with swing
bike trails
walks & fishing nearby
gas BBQ

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 36
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Well behaved dogs welcome - please be aware of livestock in adjacent fields



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Zdeněk User Profile
August 2017
Base for hiking in Cairngorm mountains

Céline User Profile
June 2017
If you're adventurous and you like the nature, you'll love it there. Making a nice fire, cooking your own food, enjoying the garden. We very much enjoyed the stay however 2 days might have been short. The description is accurate. We would stay there again.

Nicci User Profile
June 2017
Thanks for a lovely stay. The accom was perfect for our business trip and the scenery was outstanding. Many thanks

Graham User Profile
May 2017
Wow, what a wonderful week in the Cairngorms. The weather was so good we got sunburnt and swam in the lochs! Kirsteen's place was a good base for exploring the stunning surroundings.

Karen User Profile
May 2017
In the middle of our 9 day stay in Scotland, we had a great stay in the cottage. By using the postal code, we found it without any problem. It was near a good shop, great walks and everything we wanted to see was in a distance of 30-40 minutes. It took us some time to understand the central heating (it works when you use the fireplace and make a nice fire), we liked it to use it and sit by the fire. The cottage is well equiped, and the beds are good. The fact that there's no WiFi made our boys choose one of the many games (non virtual, like rummicub and monopoly, London version. The communication with Kirsteen and her husband was very good. We can recommend this place!

Corbett User Profile
February 2017
Off the beaten track , lots of outdoor fun . The close-by Ben Newe is well worth the hike for the panoramic views of the Highlands . A mild challenge but all relative to what you're accustomed to .

Josef User Profile
February 2017
Nice rustic cottage, helpful hosts.

Aberdeen, United KingdomJoined in April 2016
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