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

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ChrisB110...
Gamblesby, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic House”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

You often hear the phrase home from home but this truly is was a home from home. It was a very comfortable and spacious property with everything you need being there. A lovely welcome pack was waiting for us and scented soaps were in all the bathrooms. The only thing I could slightly fault were the settees, as I found them rather low to get up from, but that was a personal thing. An armchair would have been helpful. The property was immaculate and well maintained. It is the best rental holiday home that I have ever stayed in.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Everything about the house
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
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RaexIan
Troon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent base for families”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have just returned from a week in this house and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It gets the prize for the best welcome pack of any s/c house we have ever stayed in and the kitchen had every possible utensil you could ever need. The children are well catered for with a large range of books, dvd's and games including outdoor swing and slide. The owner is very friendly and normally on hand to deal with any problems an excellent base for exploring the area.

Date of stay: July 2014
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Aventerra...
Nuremberg, Germany
2 reviews
“A perfect holiday home!”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was our 4th trip to Scotland, but we never had an accommodation like that! Great surrounding, well equipped in every way, nothing to miss - simply perfect!

We were looking for a basis for all our planned trips to Cairngorm Highlands, Pitlochry, Loch Ness, Inverness and many other small places during our first week in Scotland - and Thistle Dhu was just perfect for that. Additionally we had a very warm welcome with complimentary first fillings in the fridge and nothing seemed to be a problem for Patsy and Gregor.

Thanks again for this wonderful house which we can warmly recommend to everybody who wants to explore this part of Scotland. We hope to come back and stay a bit longer next year. There is so much to see over here that there was not enough time to enjoy the house as much as we would have liked to.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Nora D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Digs Ever!!”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Just returned from a week's holiday in Thistle Dhu, Newtonmore in a party of three couples. We take a house regularly and in fact this is our second visit to Thistle Dhu. The house is so well appointed, the owners have thought of everything, especially in the kitchen where there is a great variety of small appliances and dishes. We all like cooking so this was important. Everything is so fresh, so clean and all of a very high standard. The scenery is wonderful with many walks in the surrounding countryside. There are many activities but do make sure you get tickets for the cinema bus!! We were five minutes too late!! A great holiday in a very comfortable house.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: Comfort and high standard of house
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Mary S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Better than 5 Star!”
Reviewed 30 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed at Thistle Dhu for a week in November with four friends. We have been renting properties together throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe since 1993, and we can honestly say that Thistle Dhu was one of the best houses we've ever had. It is just as perfect as previous reviewers have described. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated and the kitchen has everything. The house is in perfect location - minutes from the village but on a quiet road. We enjoyed the local walks - great signposting and footpaths and it was lovely to be able to start each walk from the doorstep. Would strongly recommend Thistle Dhu to any group.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Liked best: the warmth and comfort - and the well-equipped kitchen.
Liked least: Having to leave after only one week.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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StuEdD
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“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!!!"

Date of stay: September 2013
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Beth W
Troon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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!

Date of stay: June 2013
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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
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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