Your Perfect Getaway

In the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, Loch Cottage has been created exclusively for couples and offers luxurious self catering accommodation for two on the edge of the attractive and highly popular village of Boat of Garten.

Loch Cottage is the result of a long standing project by the owners Helen and Alex, to create something that has all the facilities that discerning guests could wish for. Renovated to a very high standard with the emphasis on quality, Loch Cottage was brand new to the holiday market for autumn 2019. As active members of the local community and passionate about the area, we are on hand to offer advice on any aspect of your holiday, be it recommendations on routes for walking or cycling, restaurants, places to visit, or anything else.

Boat of Garten is the perfect location for your holiday as it has excellent local facilities within walking distance whilst being in a great situation to explore the UK’s largest national park including the many attractions of the Spey Valley and beyond to places like Royal Deeside, the Malt Whisky Trail, the Moray coast and Inverness.

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We are open for business from July 3rd and are offering a money back guarantee on bookings. Please click here for more information on this, and other changes we have made, to help people feel confident about booking during this period of uncertainty

We will be strictly adhering to Covid 19 cleaning protocols, cleaning check list and risk assessment protocols from the Association of Scottish Self Caterers. Links to these documents can be found on the 'Contact Us' page


Boat of Garten

This small Highland community, sitting on the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, is called the Osprey Village. It was the first place in Scotland to be recolonised by ospreys in the 1950’s and the RSPB osprey centre is a short distance away at Loch Garten.

Boat of Garten is the perfect location for relaxing, exploring the park and the rest of Highland Scotland, or indulging in the innumerable outdoor activities from the likes of walking, mountain biking and water-sports, to golf, clay shooting and fishing. 


Loch Cottage News

Something that has been in the works for us for some time. We have finally started building our second holiday cottage in Torridon on the north west coast. We are really excited about this as Torridon is so special, and the cottage is in the most amazing location. The website will be going live in the next few weeks and we will be open for bookings from the 1st August

When the temperature went as low as -17 deg C and did not get above -2 deg for days it presented a unique opportunity to ride across Loch an Eilein on a perfect day with just enough frozen snow on top for some grip. We are unlikely to get these conditions again for a few years. This is taken from the 'far' side of the island castle and looking down towards the car park end of the loch