We stayed at Tombain Cottage for 3 nights, and it was great. We spent the mornings watching the sunrise over the hills and the evenings in front of the fire. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped. Stewart and Lizzie were a pleasure to deal with too. Would definitely go back.
Our 2nd visit to this wonderful place, the views are lovely and the cottage is exactly how we remembered it. It's so peaceful and quiet you can't help but relax.
We arrived in the sunshine and then we got our wish for plenty of snow.
Thank you to Stewart for ringing to check we were ok and arranging the snow plough to clear the road up to the cottage. Such a shame it worked and we had to leave. Ty enjoyed himself exploring the garden I'm sure he wishes he was still there.
Hopefully we will be back.
We chose Tombain Cottage as our base while visiting the eastern Highlands. We had particular interest in the Grantown area because of ancestry and relative location to places we wanted to visit – Clan Grant information, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Loch An Eilean, Cairngorms, distilleries, etc. Prior to our arrival, Stewart provided excellent communications; his replies were prompt. If you’re on holiday to relax, Tombain would be excellent for that purpose as well; the cottage is spectacular. The description and photos were accurate. Yes, it was clean – very clean. We were fortunate with the weather and grilled two evenings and were also able to use the patio which gives a wonderful view. The view from the front window is breathtaking; the interior is very nicely decorated. Our binoculars were constantly at the front window – Lapwings, Oyster Catchers, hares, roe deer, buzzards hovering, Pied Wagtails, Mistle Thrushes feeding babies, etc. Tombain gave us an opportunity to stay in the Braes of Castle Grant – the setting was ideal for us – rural. We all give the property the highest review and would stay there again without any hesitation.
Well, what can I say? Four of us decided to go to The Highlands to celebrate my 60th birthday. A few of us went a couple of years ago, for my sister's similar celebration (which she couldn't make....go figure).
We picked out what looked to be the perfect place and boy, were we proved correct in our choice. This little gem, is situated near Grantown on Spey, yet isolated enough to give maximum peace and tranquility. The views over The Cairngorms was mind-blowing and everything about the place was "as advertised".
Nearly all the reviews given on Trip Advisor, were five star, but if I could, I would award it even more. The owners were a delight to deal with, professional, efficient and very friendly. Their directions were spot on.....and did I mention the cottage.....wow, spot on.
Do yourselves a massive favour and give this little place a try, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. The facilities are comfortable, clean and so well thought out. Everything was there and waiting to be used. The linen fresh and comfortable, the kitchen spotless and very well equipped. We had zero complaints.
I cannot wait to go back and spend more time in this stunning location. A word of warning though. If you don't want to share your holiday space with buzzards, hares, deer and stunning views of the night sky, not to mention the glorious mountains, then this place may not be for you. In fact, maybe ignore this review and go and find somewhere else......so that I won't have any trouble booking it again.
My marks out of 100.........110!
Stewart and Lizzie offer a stunning cottage that has everything you need and in a fabulous location with uninterrupted views of the snow-covered Cairgorms. We had a cloudless blue sky and a crisp dry frost on our last weekend. Very warm and comfortable. So peaceful!
We have been coming here for the last few years and can really recommend this place if you want a memorable stay in the region.
Stewart and Lizzie are a wonderful couple who really know the area well and can help you get the most out of your stay.