Your Perfect Getaway
In the heart of the Cairngorm National Park Loch Cottage has been created exclusively for couples and offers luxurious self catering accommodation for two on the edge of the attractive and highly popular village of Boat of Garten.
Loch Cottage is the result of a long standing project by the owners Helen and Alex, to create something that has all the facilities that discerning guests could wish for. Active members of the local community and passionate about the area, they are on hand to offer advice on any aspect of your holiday should you need it. Renovated to a very high standard with the emphasis on quality, Loch Cottage was brand new to the holiday market for autumn 2019. Short breaks or longer stays are available all year round.
Boat of Garten is the perfect location for your holiday as it has excellent local facilities within walking distance whilst being in a great situation to explore the UK’s largest national park including the many attractions of the Spey Valley and beyond to places like Royal Deeside, the Malt Whisky Trail, the Moray coast and Inverness.
We are open for business from July 3rd and are offering a money back guarantee on bookings. Please click here for more information on this, and other changes we have made, to help people feel confident about booking during this period of uncertainty
We will be strictly adhering to Covid 19 cleaning protocols, cleaning check list and risk assessment protocols from the Association of Scottish Self Caterers. Links to these documents can be found on the 'Contact Us' page
Boat of Garten
This small Highland community, sitting on the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, is called the Osprey Village. It was the first place in Scotland to be recolonised by ospreys in the 1950’s and the RSPB osprey centre is a short distance away at Loch Garten.
Boat of Garten is the perfect location for relaxing, exploring the park and the rest of Highland Scotland, or indulging in the innumerable outdoor activities from the likes of walking, mountain biking and water-sports, to golf, clay shooting and fishing.
Loch Cottage News
The highest and most remote station in the UK
Corrour Halt on the West Highland Line can only be accessed by train or a 25km gravel track from the nearest road. It sits on its own in a stunning location in the middle of Rannoch Moor, the highest station in the UK, and is also famous as the location for the scene on the small wooden bridge in the film Trainspotting. The Station House cafe and restaurant which was completely renovated a couple of years ago is a great place to eat and very friendly. It is becoming a favourite place to cycle to for a well earned coffee and cake, or lunch. The track is very good all the way so provides an easy opportunity to really experience wilderness Scotland - perfectly doable on a gravel bike or any kind of MTB. It is even downhill on the way back so not too taxing after a big lunch. The picture was taken on the ride in on a perfect autumn day
Perfect late summer days
We often get some of the best days of the year in September and October, like today with blue sky all day, great visibility and a temperature of 20c. This is taken from the top of Meall a'Bhuachaille a lovely shortish hill walk above Glenmore. In the foreground is Loch Morlich with Loch Insh and Strathspey beyond, and looking right over to Ben Alder by Rannoch Moor in the far distance