Boat of Garten, HIGHLAND
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
we have introduced a digital concierge which is an app with all the information we normally provide and more. We have a 'Help us Help you' document which there isn't space to upload, to help with communication of what we expect and guests expect. This includes texting when they leave the property and us texting when its ready. Communication is the key. Happy to discuss
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
Pilmuir, a former coach inn, is a self catering cottage sleeping 9, set in 3 acres of land in the Cairngorm National Park near Boat of Garten, Aviemore, which is within easy reach of the Snow Roads Scenic Route, North Coast 500 and the North East 250. The cottage brings character and history to your stay along with spectacular panoramic views over the Cairngorm mountains. This unique holiday cottage welcomes you from the time you arrive to when you depart as the views dominate the rooms whilst the wildlife is plentiful with the resident red squirrels,
Also in the Area
About The area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
Restaurants and Pubs
Recommended things to do
Why Choose Rated Trips
Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
The Best Coverage
Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.
Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.
Plan Your Next Trip
Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.
Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.