Welcome to The Mole Catcher's Cottage.
This picturesque cottage can be found in the ancient Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge, just seven miles north of Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
The cottage is situated on the banks of the River Dulnain overlooking the famous old packhorse bridge.
Whether seeking outdoor adventure or simply wanting to enjoy the spectacular landscape, the cottage provides the perfect base for couples, families or for sharing with friends.
The Mole Catcher's Cottage is steeped in local history.
Originally built in the 1800's as a traditional worker's cottage, it is so named in memory of one of its past residents who was indeed the local mole catcher.
Today the cottage is owned by the Norton family who have lovingly renovated and extended the property to create a spacious open plan living area with two quirky attic bedrooms cleverly blending all the character of a traditional Highland cottage with a contemporary Scandinavian-inspired interior.
This warm and stylish holiday home comprises a boot room, a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area, a large downstairs bathroom with walk in shower and upstairs leading to the attic bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other with two singles.
There is a fridge, microwave, electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and drying rack along with a TV and internet access.
The Norton family are dedicated snowsport and outdoor enthusiasts and have an extensive knowledge of where to go and what to see and do in the local area.
They look forward to welcoming you and ensuring that your stay in the Highlands of Scotland is all you want it to be... and more.
The cottage has it's own garden area which overlooks the river and the old packhorse bridge.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to meet our guests, show them around and answer any questions. Leaflets and updated tourist information are provided.
Other things to note
Check in is usually from 4pm
Check out by 10.30am
(We can try and organise an earlier check in time if requested in advance).
Our wee cottage has been lovingly renovated to a high standard. It would be appreciated for all our guests to treat our property with care and respect.
Please note that the quirky attic bedrooms,which add to the charm and character of the building, have relatively low ceilings.
The cottage is on the banks of the River Dulnain and it is therefore advised that children are supervised.
Our bookings over Christmas and the New Year 2017 are for a minimum of seven nights from Saturday December 23 and from Saturday December 30.
Children are very welcome but please keep in mind that the cottage is right by the River Dulnain and youngsters should therefore be supervised.
The cottage is really not suitable for toddlers/ younger children.
Also just to remind, the attic bedrooms both have relatively low ceilings.
From Nov 13 - Dec 18, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
The Norton Family are outdoor and snowsport enthusiasts with an extensive knowledge of what to see and do around the area. We run our own Quad Bike Trekking business based in Aviemore which is open throughout the year.
We took on the renonvation of our wee cottage ourselves. We are very pleased with the results and are proud to welcome guests. We hope you will love our cottage, our village and the wider Highlands just as much as we do.
This is where memories are made...