The Garden

The garden is fenced all around and has many mature trees and established flower beds including apple trees and a rhubarb area. To the rear of the property there is a great enclosed space for children to play football and a small play/sitting area. In addition there is a sitting area at the back door which is great for the warmer days and using the gas BBQ. At the rear of the garden there is a wooden bridge which provides access to the two acres of fields and at the back there is a wooden seat to look at the views.  For those that like home grown fruit and vegetables, depending on when you stay, you may see that there are several apple trees, rhubarb and herbs planted in the garden so feel free to use them.

The outbuildings are steeped in history, as the cottage was the old Coaching Inn. The wooden shed in the garden can be used for bikes and skis and it it also where you will  find a gas BBQ and some children's toys and a dart board. For those cooler days, the 'sitooterie' or "thatched hut’ has seating for six people, lights, a heater and also sockets so if you have an electric vehicle feel free to plug in here. You can also organise, through local companies, a hot tub and the socket in the hut can be used for that purpose.

 

If you are a keen walker, there is a 7 mile walk to Carrbridge by just walking over the wooden bridge and there are maps in Pilmuir showing shorter and longer routes up the hill. The land around the cottage and outbuildings consists of grass, streams, trees and is a great 3 acre adventure play park.  For the kids, bring a fishing net and or wellies and they will have hours of fun.

 

Last but definitely not least, the views from the garden are stunning and on clear days it is amazing which hills of the range can be seen. The added benefit is that during the winter one can sit in the cottage and look up to the skiing range and decide whether to head up or not without getting in the car, as you can see (or not) the slopes.