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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Newtonmore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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StuEdD
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“WOW!!! A perfect luxury stay”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Stayed for a week a the luxury Thistle Dhu cottage. Loved every minute of our stay. A beautiful cottage with fantastic standards and containing everything you need for a comfortable stay. A lovely welcome pack on arrival. The house offers everything you need, from walking long days it was such a treat to relax back with the open fire under floor heating then falling into very comfortable beds for a great night sleep. All I can say is "stay here!!!"

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Beth W
Troon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Simply the Best”
Reviewed 26 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This is the perfect holiday rental.Ideal for family get togethers as there is so much room and everything you could possibly need and more is there.The beds are extremely comfy the location is away from traffic so be prepared to sleep well!Although we used it for entertaining relatives(who were all most impressed with my find) it is very conveniently located for many great days out.Newtonmore itself however is not a bad place to be with its own loch and river walks not to mention the wildcat trail.We did not have time to use the golf course but it looked most inviting.Next time maybe!

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Liked best: The great location and the homeliness and quality of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Livingston
Reviewed 25 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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cat182015
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Beautiful, fully equipped modern holiday house”
Reviewed 6 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We are just back from a weeks stay at Thistle Dhu in Newtonmore and I can honestly say it is one of the best holiday houses we have stayed in. I stayed with my husband, 4 children and my parents and the whole week was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The house itself was newly built and had a lovely modern interior. The downstairs had lovely wooden floors throughout and although there was not much need to use it in July, a wood burning stove in the livingroom. The kitchen was so well equipped with good quality crockery, utensils and appliances. We could not get over how many plates, glasses etc there were. As well as the open plan living room/dining area/kitchen, downstairs had a twin bedroom, toilet/large shower room, utility room and single toilet. Upstairs was carpetted and had a large kingsize bedroom with ensuite, toilet/bath/shower room, a twin bedroom and double bedroom. My children could not get over the fact there were 4 toilets in one house-very handy with 3 children under the age of 5! All rooms were tastefully decorated and as with the kitchen, each room was well equipped with good quality furniture and little extras such as hairdryers, toiletries, dvds. The boys had great fun looking through "their toy cupboard" and pulling out a different game/jigsaw each night.
There was an outdoor, enclosed, gravelled area with more than enough space for 4 cars. We had 2 cars with us and there was still plenty room for the boys to run about.
The owners provided a much appreciated welcome pack although there was a local Co-op within walking distance for anything you forgot to take with you. The handy information pack came in very handy, especially when we needed to find a mechanic to fix the heat shield on my exhaust (beware of the speed bumps on Golf Course Road!)
The area was beautiful and so scenic. With 3 children under 5, we were not able to enjoy many of the outdoor activities which seemed to be available in the area but we did find many family friendly activities close by. The Highland Folk museum and Wildcat Experience were my personal favourites.

I would definitely recommend this house to friends and would have loved to stay longer. I can see us going back again sometime soon. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into this house and the little "extras" really showed this. I would love to say it was like home from home but Thistle Dhu is much better than my own home!!!

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Liked best: The spacious, modern interior and the kitchen
Liked least: Lack of outdoor drying facility
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Natalie_J...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage and a good location”
Reviewed 6 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in this beautiful, spacious, well stocked cottage. Newly built with a lovely feel and finish. We loved our evenings with the film selection and wood burning stove. Thanks for the New Years bubbly too! It is close to Aviemore where we skiied and had a great time. The owners were helpful, it was a good price for this type of holiday. Newtonmore itself was a brilliant place to spend New Years with the torch procession and fireworks. Great holiday, thanks very much.

Our only advice would be to book the cottage directly through the owner if you can. We used Sykes cottages and had all of our problems with that company. Such as a wide variety of prices that we spent a long time trying to resolve.

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Liked best: Wood burner and kitchen facilities
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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