Douglas Cottage

Stylish pet friendly holiday cottage with snug room and beautiful master suite, a dream location for walking and biking.

​Pet friendly

Snug room

Wood-burning stove

Period features

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms


1x king suite with bath

​1x king room

1x twin room

Smart TV

Fantastic location

Ground floor shower room

​Utility room

​Dishwasher

​Washing machine

​Bike Store

​Free WIFI​

​BBQ

Enclosed garden

Parking for 3 cars

Village centre location

Space for infant cots

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Douglas Cottage located on the main street in lovely Boat of Garten, one of the most charming and friendly villages in Strathspey. Locally known just as “Boat”, this little place is the final stop on the delightful Strathspey Steam Railway, running regularly from Aviemore. You’ll often hear the whistle and hiss of steam as the beautiful vintage engine pulls in.

A welcoming village with a wonderful community spirit (they built their own contemporary village hall recently which hosts one-off events and regular film nights), Boat is a great central place to base your holiday. Only a few minutes drive from Aviemore, it’s also convenient for visiting the other towns and villages in the area - Grantown on Spey, Nethy Bridge and Carrbridge are all less than 15 minutes away. This really is a wonderful location whether you like your Cairngorms break quiet and restful or action packed!

The cottage is in fact one of the old steam railway cottages built for workers on the line which originally linked Aviemore to Forres, and still retains many of its original features and old-world feel. However it has been cleverly and sympathetically restored to open it out to 21st century proportions. It provides plenty of light and enough space for a large family or group of six friends, and to ensure it’s warm and cosy enough for even the snowiest of Cairngorms winters.

The renovation also includes some fabulous contemporary touches - such as a statement wooden open staircase - which sits alongside its gorgeous period features such as the original stone hearths. Opposite the comfy living room with its wood burning stove, there is a snug room which is perfect for reading and playing games. Towards the back of the cottage are two bedrooms - a double with a king size bed and a twin - and a large family shower room.

The kitchen is large and welcoming, with a breakfast bar as well as a round dining table seating 6. In the warmer months you can throw open the French windows to the garden and enjoy drinks and dinner alfresco. It’s fully fenced so safe and secure for your children and pets. Off the kitchen is the utility room with washing machine and drying space for all your outdoor clothes. Up the stairs you’ll find the third bedroom - another double with king size bed - and another large bathroom with bath and shower.

Walkers and bike lovers are in for a treat, with immediate access to the wooded paths into Kinveachy Forest which make up part of the Speyside Way and National Cycle Route 7. At Douglas Cottage you are literally steps away from a fantastic independent bike shop, Ride Cairngorm, who can provide hire bikes and equipment for your two-wheeled adventures. You’ll never go hungry either, as you’re just over the road from the lovely 1896 Gallery Cafe, almost next door to the Boat Hotel and restaurant, and only a minute’s walk from one of our area’s most popular restaurants, Anderson’s. Of course Loch Garten with its breeding pair of ospreys is close by, giving the village its nickname of “the osprey village”.

Whatever you're looking for in your Cairngorms break - from an action and adventure packed week to simply some much needed rest and relaxation - you'll find that the best of Strathspey is on your doorstep at Douglas Cottage.

"We have just spent a wonderful week in Douglas Cottage. The location - goes without saying - is amazing. As is the cottage itself. It has everything we could possible need - so much so it has been a real home from home. Already we want to come back! Thank you for giving us a memorable time. " November 2019

"We have had such a lovely stay at Douglas Cottage during working on Autumnwatch. It was lovely to come home to a toasty home at the end of the day! Thank you for the bread and jam - it went down a treat. We cant wait to come back! " November 2019

"Brilliant stay with two young children, cottage has everything we needed and more. Plenty to do in the area and lots of walks. Would love to return. " December 2019

"What can I say thats not already been said. Such a special cottage - didnt want to leave! Thank you for a wonderful stay - more happy memories made. Look forward to returning. " January 2020

"Douglas Cottage is a beautiful cottage and we could not have asked for anything else, even though the cottage is in the middle of Boat of Garten you wouldn’t really know it as it was peaceful. Plenty of walks and bike rides available from the cottage." September 2021

"Douglas Cottage was absolutely stunning and very spacious. We really enjoyed sitting in the front lounge with the log fire on, very cosy indeed. The kitchen and dining space were lovely for sitting down for meals. It was great having space to store our bikes as well which was handy. Unfortunately the weather didn’t allow us to sit outside in the lovely garden. We loved the master bedroom and en-suite, the bed was really comfy. Everything about the cottage was immaculate snd spotless. So glad we decided to try Douglas cottage which is now one of our favourite places to holiday and we are looking forward to our stay next year." November 2021

"I had a fantastic long weekend at Douglas Cottage. It was so cosy and the welcome goodies were greatly appreciated - especially the tablet! The garden was great for Rex the dog and he loved all the forest walks right on the doorstep. I have recommended Seasgair Lodges to all my friends and hope to be back in 2022." December 2021