We had a lovely, peaceful stay in this cosy cottage. Our wee dog loved it too, especially the enclosed garden. Great local walks and it was lovely to stroll to the village in the evening for dinner. Briony and Martin were lovely hosts who couldn’t do enough for us and they even dog-sat our wee dog on Saturday. We loved the optional hamper which was well worth the money and saved us having to stop at the shops on the way up. Bird watching in the garden with the sun shining and glass of wine in hand was an absolute highlight. We’d definitely stay again. Thank you!
“Cosy and well equipped cottage, great hosts, great base for touring” A great welcome from Martin & Briony, good clear communication throughout, very attentive hosts without being intrusive. Cottage was well-equipped and spotlessly clean. Well worth booking the 'welcome basket', especially enjoyed the eggs from their own hens. Really comfortable bed, very high though...did take a bit of getting used to, but is raised so you enjoy the view and watch the birds feeding outside. All in all, we had a really relaxed short break, everything there that we needed. Thanks both!
A great little cottage, spotlessly clean and a very friendly welcome from Briony & Martin. A handy base for touring, especially recommend the cross-country route up to Fort Augustus and Loch Ness (on a sunny day). Well worth booking the 'welcome basket' even if just for the home-grown eggs. Had a great short-stay. Thanks Briony!
Briony and Martin were excellent hosts and the cottage is beautiful! Loads to do in the area and a short walk down to the river Spey from the cottage which is lovely. The birds on the feeders outside the cottage were fantastic to watch. Very peaceful lovely spot! *also have kitchen envy!
The cottage has exceeded all expectations and one of the best nights on our round trip through Scotland. It is modern and cozy and was very clean. We were very pleased and lacked nothing. The views of nature are simply incredible and it is wonderfully quiet. Martin received us personally and explained everything. We had a great time there, just perfect. We can recommend them as hosts.
Great place to explore the Cairngorms, lovely quiet spot to watch the birds feed and relax in the sunshine (the small amounts we did have). Even though the weather wasn’t perfect it didn’t stop us having a great time, walking, exploring the area and relaxing in this lovely cosy cottage. Thanks for having us! Briony & Martin were very welcoming.
“Simply a great place to stay.” A quality cottage, perfectly located for anyone who like the outdoors. Cairngorms within easy reach and some gentler walks nearby. Being the only cottage there, no problem with noisy neighbours. Watched the birds, at the feeders, for hours. Very friendly black Labrador for company now and again, and the owners, Briony and Martin, could not have been more helpful. Would love to return and get another chance to explore more of the area.
“4 Day Break” Had a fantastic stay in Sycamore Cottage set on the edge of Boat of Garten, Martin the owner could not of been any more welcoming and helpful during my stay. Plenty of walks from the doorstep and surrounding area for exploring and taking in the fresh air. Highly recommend the welcome hamper as all sourced from local produce and a nice touch to start your adventures. Will defo be back again many thanks for making mine and Wallace’s trip a great break.
This is a great place to stay with many walks from the cottage or only a very short drive away. It's a lovely cottage equipped with everything you need. Briony and Martin are lovely hosts who were able to accommodate us arriving earlier than the check in time for which we were very grateful!We had a really lovely stay at the cottage and would happily return for another visit!
We've just had a fantastic stay at Sycamore Cottage. Briony was a fantastic host and had thought of everything that you might possibly need when staying there. The cottage was wonderfully cosy and located in a great location for exploring the Cairngorms. This was our first time visiting this area of Scotland and we were not disappointed by the accommodation or the stunning location.
Brilliant for 2 Loved the little cottage, perfect for two, brilliantly accommodating for dogs which is lovely, private garden with fence all around was great with dogs, bedroom beautifully decorated and my husband loved the log burner, hosts brilliantly kind and brought extra logs without even being asked! tv was a smart TV which meant we could log into our Netflix or amazon accounts, free WiFi and heating and water cost included in price, parking space just metres away from cottage, was amazing would book again
The cottage is absolutely beautiful and has lovely views as well, even when lying in bed! So tastefully decorated and super clean, it was a real treat to stay in. All the amenities of home too; we enjoyed the opportunity to do a load of laundry as we were 10 days into our holiday. We even enjoyed a quiet snuggle on the couch watching a movie one night. The special trip we got to take with Martin to see the badgers was the highlight of our trip and I highly recommend it to everyone! We only wish we lived closer so we could stay again.
A fantastic cottage in a great location. Sycamore cottage is very cosy, well equipped and spottlessly clean. Everything is very modern. An ideal base for walking in the Cairngorms and perfect if travelling with a dog. The cottage has an enclosed garden and lovely walks just out the back door. Briony and Martin were easy to contact and responsive, and let us check out late which was much appreciated!
The house of Martin and Briony is small but perfect. It's a romantic little cottage with everything you need and spotlessly clean. Everything is brand new! Martin took us to a Badger hide and we saw six of them and also two Pine Marters! WOW! It's a pitty that we had only two nights here because the house and the surrounding is very nice! If you have a dog you can also bring him/her along because the house has a fence around the garden and in the house everything is there to have a perfect holiday for you and your dog. Besides all of the above, Martin and Briony are very friendly hosts!
Perfectly Quaint Cottage for dog lovers Just came back from a lovely two night stay at Sycamore cottage. Fantastic location for you and your dog with walks right on the door step to the river and boat of garten. Lots to do around this area. The cottage itself which has recently been renovated is modern and super clean. Everything has been thought of from the dog box to fresh eggs right from the chicken coop. Lovely hosts that are more than welcoming giving you local information on arrival. Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful week at Briony's Sycamore Cottage, which is beautiful place to stay for two people. Not too small, not too big, just right. The Cottage is located in a very picturesque place, very quiet with a nice private space outside, equipped with everything and nicely decorated. Good base for trips and the nearby town, Aviemore, has absolutely everything you need.The weather was perfect and we were enjoying exploring the surrounding area, but still having lazy days here relaxing.
A very beautiful cottage with lots of lovley details. High quality furnishings, good equipment and the quiet location provides you a amazing holiday experience. Thank you Briony for beeing a great host and sharing this spot. --- Eine sehr schönes, mit Liebe eingerichtetes Häuschen. Die hoch qualitative Einrichtung und gute Ausstattung garantiert einen fantastischen Urlaub. Briony ist eine tolle Gastgeberin und wir danken ihr das sie diesen Ort mit anderen teilt