Ardbeag Cottage

Newtonmore, Highland
+49 (0)4541 805823

Relaxed family gatherings with fine mountain views, a big fire pit in the game-friendly garden, and golf…


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Come for a real sense of Highland freedom, and fun – you’ll hear birdsong, the wind in the trees and the odd clunk of club on golf ball; you look out beyond Newtownmore golf course on a mountainous Cairngorm landscape to be walked, cycled, or simply contemplated. 

Kindly housekeeper Fiona Gard knows the quirky history of the house first-hand and sees to anything you might need. You can stroll into town to shop, for a coffee, a game of tennis, a curry even. The Highland Folk Museum is fascinating and Macphersons particularly should head for their Clan Museum.

If you’re a whisky buff head to Scotland’s highest distillery, Dalwhinnie – a 10-mile drive. On the way you can visit the ruins of Ruthven Barracks in Kingussie and see polar bears at the Highland Wildlife Park. Return to a big garden with a fire pit for barbecues, and a mysterious statue of a wild cat called Maximillius – part of the Newtownmore wild cat trail (there are dozens of them dotted about the village for visitors to find).

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We think you'll love

  • The easy-going atmosphere and space to run and roam
  • Being so near the golf course
  • Discovering the beautiful Cairngorms National Park
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You should know

  • Edge of town streetlights partially mask clear night skies
  • The fridge has no ice box and there is no freezer
  • Sitting room sofas may feel a tad cramped for six or more


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £58
Weekly price
from £400
Trundle beds available for additional children.
1 Cottage for 6
From £584 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

In the splendid Cairngorms National Park, in the centre of Scotland, on the edge of Newtonmore, Ardbeag is one of two houses at the end of Golf Course Road by the 18th tee – golfers’ delight. The town also has tennis courts and a Highland Museum. The Balavil pub is five minutes’ walk; the Glen, for great food, is ten. It’s 20 minutes’ drive to Dalwhinnie Distillery; within 40: Aviemore skiing and Loch Insh sailing. Inverness is an hour by road, or train.

Local points of interest from Thomas Salt

  • Ardbeag is surrounded by wonderful walks, from local strolls to Munroes.
  • Dalwinnie Distillery, the highest in Scotland is just 10 miles away. You could leave the car and walk back!
  • Enjoy a real ale at The Glen Hotel, just a 10 minute walk away The Glen has been voted CAMRA 'Regional Pub of The Year' 5 times in the past 9 years.
  • You can share your cup of tea over the garden fence with golfers teeing off at the 18th hole of the Newtonmore Golf course.
  • Ardbeag is a much loved family home and is full of mementoes of years gone by.


Thomas Salt

Tom Salt has happy childhood memories of Ardbeag holidays; it was his wonderfully eccentric great aunt Christine Brigden aka ‘Winkie’ who began family gatherings here in the 70s. He and his wife live in Germany – he’s a photographer, she’s a translator – love this house and have cleverly modernised it while keeping the Winkie atmosphere. Another guardian of the friendly feel is Fiona Gard who lives nearby and looks after guests with huge kindness