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

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KarenB606...
1 review
“Ideallic setting for a relaxing or action packed Holiday in a wonderfully luxurious cottage”
Reviewed 9 November 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The location was very convenient for all local amenities but rural enough to feel like you were in the middle of the beautiful Scottish countryside. Train station is just moments away as was local pubs and a supermarket. There is lots to do nearby with museums, wildlife parks, bike hire, canoeing, steam train rides and country walks. I would definitely recommend this cottage as it is in a perfect location and the cottage is set to a very high standard. There is everything you need and more, the rooms are very luxurious and the owners are very friendly and helpful and are only a stone throw away should any help be required. I love this place, this is the 2nd year I have visited Thistle Dhu and I hope it wont be the last.

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Robertkno...
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“Highly recommended - a luxury stay”
Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Family group of eight - three generations with two young toddlers - stayed here for two weeks. Good looking property and excellent location for golfers - golf course 50 metres away - or for exploring the Cairngorms National Park.

Close at hand and in comfortable walking distance are a number of amenities - especially the Highland Folk Museum - to entertain all ages. A good walk around Newtonmore can also be enhanced by participating in the wild cat hunt although the prize for completing that - not the property owner's fault - is A rather dubious key ring. Not much of A reward for the three and two year olds....

Owners, Gregor and Pasty, are a really lovely couple and very approachable.

If you don't want to travel too far on any day then there are also facilities to relax in the garden on those rare dry days one gets in the Highlands. The property itself is quite extensive and really well equipped to allow culinary exploration even for a large family and, importantly, plenty of glassware to support the consumption of the copious malt whisky brands available.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Janette L
Ravenshoe
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This is a very well appointed cottage for a family group or friends to stay in the highlands of Scotland. The cottage was spotlessly clean with 3 bedrooms and an extra toilet downstairs so the third bedroom remains private for the twin room - great idea. Our hosts were more than helpful with suggestions to visit local attractions and historical sites. The kitchen was very well equipped with little extras. I can recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a luxury stay.

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TheHarvey...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Thistle certainly Dhu nicely !”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Thistle Dhu is certainly somewhere we will consider revisiting in the future. The house itself had everything we could have asked for & the local area was ideal too. It felt like a 'home' rather than just a holiday house. The owners were great to deal with from our initial enquiry to during our stay. The newish house was brimmed with everything you could possibly ask for & more ! It's got 4 toilets, 4 big bedrooms & other lovely rooms...and a lovely big garden. It's in a great location, not far off the Main St (shops & eating out) & near the Golf club (good for food too).

There is loads to do in the local area, including the Highland Folk Museum, Landmark, Highland Wildlife Park, the Cairngorm Funicular, loads of great lochs & walks etc.

We had the pleasure of seeing the local famed tending his new born lambs (which the kids loved).

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Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Gillstubb...
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“This property is excellent for a family holiday.”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The house is of a excellent standard it has all the amenties you would need while on holiday. There is alot of space for a big family,and has outstanding bedrooms and bathrooms. Would highly recommend this property to anyone.

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Management Response
26 Feb 2015
We appreciate this lovely review and are glad you have had an enjoyable stay at Thistle Dhu. It has brought a smile to our faces to know your family had plenty of space, the bedrooms were outstanding and made you feel comfortable. Any recommendations are welcomed and we can't wait for your next booking with us!
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clivebush
somerset
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A lovely cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed at Thistle Dhu for a week of climbing, walking in the mountains. We found the cottage to be superb with everything you could wish for, the place was finished to a very high standard. The owners we very friendly and always on hand if we needed anything. We will use this place again for our yearly trips into the mountains.

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Management Response
13 Feb 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Thistle Dhu. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would love to see you again soon!
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NicP22
Surrey, UK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You don't get better than Thistle Dhu”
Reviewed 16 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

A truly special cottage set in the beautiful village of Newtonmore. The accommodation was superb! As someone who loves cooking, I was most impressed with how well the kitchen was stocked. Honestly, any utensil/cookware you could possibly wish for, Thistle Dhu had! Patsy was lovely and gave us a very warm welcome. She left us to enjoy the week, but we knew that she was always on hand if we wanted a chat or had any questions! The finish of the cottage was to a very high standard, and all the rooms were very comfortable. The drying room worked wonders to dry our clothes after days caught in the pouring rain or after having fun playing in the snow. Relaxing in front of the fire on a cold night with the bottle of wine that Patsy gave us was pure bliss! We wish we could have stayed for more than a week and hope to be back soon! We left feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready for 2015.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • 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?
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