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Cosy warm & welcoming modern cottage 1 mile from Aviemore centre - pet friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom cottage - 2 bathrooms, sleeping 8, plus baby enclosed garden, BBQ area

Cosy & warm cottage 1 mile from Aviemore centre - please contact me direct if you wish to discuss the rates/prices for your stay, so that I can tailor the price especially for your party!

Minimum of 2 nights bookings - thanks

Rowlands is a self catering accommodation in the heart of the Highlands. Rowlands is a 4 bedroom cottage, sleeping 8 plus 1 baby. Dogs welcome. Large garden with patio, outdoor seating and storage shed. Rowlands has been completely renovated, extended and re-furnished in 2011, well maintained and equipped to excellent standards. Located in a pleasant residential area, the cottage is just 5 minutes walk from the golf course and 15 minutes walk from the village centre. The open countryside around Aviemore is just metres away. Aviemore is in the centre of Scotland’s great outdoors. Dominated by the wild Cairngorm mountains and surrounded by rivers, lochs and Caledonian forest, Aviemore is the ideal base for year round activities and offers walking, mountain biking, winter sports, golf, fishing and climbing. It is also a family resort, with swimming pools, children's play areas and soft play in the village and plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area

In 2011 we completely renovated, extended and re-furnished our house so we can now offer accommodation for 8 plus one baby. We offer 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunks) and 2 bathrooms as well as open plan living. We have chosen a modern and contemporary design for our living space, with all the usual electrical appliances you would expect and we have furnished our house to a high standard. There is also a high chair and travel cot (bring your own bedding). The price you pay includes bedding, towels, electricity and water - there are no hidden charges. We are pleased to accept pets by arrangement. We offer free wireless broadband throughout the house and all bedrooms have TV/DVD players with Freesat.

Living/dining room area: The open plan dining/living room contains 2 comfortable leather sofas and dining space for 8 people. There is an LCD TV, DVD player, Freesat HD TV and CD/radio player. Kitchen area: the kitchen is fitted with contemporary units and has a fridge/freezer, electric cooker with a double oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier.

Downstairs bedrooms: at the front of the cottage we have a king-size double (which can be converted into 2 single beds) with a built in wardrobe and an additional pine tallboy offering ample hanging and shelf space. At the back of the cottage, we have a twin room with a built in wardrobe and pine drawers. The downstairs bathroom had a drench shower over the bath as well as the sink and toilet.

Upstairs bedrooms: the main bedroom offers a king-size double with windows on both sides, including a dormer offering views of the Craigellachie Hills; there is also a wardrobe, drawers and a changing table. The final bedroom has a full size set of bunk beds and a chest of drawers and views of the Craigellachie Hills through a dormer window. The upstairs bathroom offers a large shower cubicle with electric shower as well as the sink and toilet.

Outside: The house is surrounded on 2 sides by a lawned garden, offering ample space for barbecues. Outdoor furniture is provided for dining or seating outside and we have also built a paved patio area with a wooden picnic table and seats for 8. There is off road parking for 3 cars. We provide a small shed for storage of your outdoor equipment such as skis/boards, mountain bikes and golf clubs.

More Details

Gary Law
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Gary Law

Helen and Gary bought Rowlands Aviemore in 2004. We're winter sports enthusiasts and love skiing/walking and climbing in the mountains but we always had problems finding somewhere to stay as, at the time we had 2 dogs and they went everywhere with us. Spending so much time in the Cairngorms, we decided the time was right to buy our own home in the Highlands.

Gary Law purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Gary Law chose Aviemore

We decided it was important that others had the opportunity to find comfortable/modern and well priced accommodation for their visits to Aviemore so we decided to let out the house for those who had similar interests and circumstances as us. As usual, nothing stays the same and along came our son in 2006 and now our focus is much more on family accommodation, and we still have our dog who keeps us company on our skiing/cycling/walking trips to the Cairngorms. We hope you enjoy Rowlands as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

Open plan living space downstairs, 4 bedrooms all with TV/DVD for rainy days including 2 ground floor bedrooms suitable for people with mobility difficulties and downstairs bathroom as well, mountain views, watch the Strathspey Steam train chug by.......... yet only a 15 minute walk to the village centre. With lots of winter sports in the winter too, Aviemore is a year round resort appealing to families, groups and everyone in between!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a brill time up in Aviemore & the house was excellent. Very cosy, warm & the beds were great as I don't sleep very well normally but slept great at Rowlands. It was a bonus to have a large drive for our bikes & the local area is great for biking as was the pubs & food places. Will be back sometime in the future.

Thank you
Jul 2017
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Aviemore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The only thing I would ask; is not to let your dog on the furniture/beds etc as it’s not very hygienic for other guests that may not have dogs.
  • To check the garden area for any pet mess before you leave as we get a lot of families staying with young children, as I’m sure you would do any.
  • To please remove outdoor shoes/boots etc before entering the house as you would do at home anyway & please feel free to smoke outside - thank you!
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 (downstairs) has a drench shower over the bath. Bathroom 2 has a walk in shower cubicle. Both bathrooms have toilets and counter top sinks and beech worktops.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Converts to twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • We offer a flexible sleeping arrangement as one of the king size beds can convert to a set of single beds. Which will all be set up for you depending on your parties requirements & size.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have 2 downstairs bedrooms to accommodate people with mobility difficulties. Please note that there are 2 small steps at the front door and one at the back. The garden around our house is flat with no steps.


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Cosy warm & welcoming modern cottage 1 mile from Aviemore centre - pet friendly
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 90 reviews

We looked for a dog friendly house.....

  • 5 of 5

...and found the best we ever had!

The house has everything you need for a relaxed holiday. We stayed with our friends, in total four adults, one boy and Connor, the dog. The garden is great for dogs. The big gate can be closed. So the dog can stay outside without keep an eye on him. Inside you have a well set up kitchen, comfortable living area, good beds (we slept well).

Every morning and evening we did a big walk with Connor in the woods near by.

A Must is a visit in Tomatin Distillery and the visit in the brewary.

One thing we missed in the house, only one thing. Whiskyglasses!

Thanks Helen and Gary for the great time in Aviemore.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind & positive feedback. I already have some whisky glasses to put in the property so that guests can sample the whisky's at Rowlands. I'm glad that you all had a brill time it Rowlands & that you had a safe trip back to Germany. Wir hoffen jedoch, dass sie bei Ihrer Reiseplanung weiterhilft Freundliche Grüße Gary Helen and Gary Law MLR Cottages Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Pease visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay:
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Can't go wrong with Rowlands...

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation in a nice location. We loved the access to the trails by the golf course two minutes from the doorstep. The walk into Aviemore itself gives great views to the spectacular Cairngorms. There's plenty of room in Rowlands and we particularly enjoyed the open plan downstairs. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob I'm glad that you enjoyed the wonderful local trails from our doorstep, especially around the golf course alongside the River Spey. The open plan kitchen/lounge is great for groups/families as you experienced & enjoyed earlier this month & I'm very pleased that you have already booked for next year & that you are looking to stay at one of our cottages in the Lake District at Keswick. Thanks again for taking the time to write the review & speak to you soon. Gary
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Stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Rowlands. The cottage has everything you would require. Good location - about a 30 minute walk into Aviemore. Beds are very comfortable and there's a nice big garden to relax in if your lucky enough to get the weather.

Bike hire is on your door step if needed. Lots of really nice trails.

I can recommend mambos for cocktails and the Caringorm hotel for good food at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback & comments & I'm glad that you all had a great time in Aviemore staying at Rowlands & I hope that you enjoyed the garden as much as we do & the seating area. The bike trails are great around Aviemore & Bothy Bikes are great for renting any type of bike for your groups needs. We too often visit Mambos & The Cairngorm Hotel as they are good places to eat & drink. Thanks again Helen and Gary Law MLR Cottages Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Pease visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay:
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Easter in Aviemore 2017

  • 5 of 5

Many times in Aviemore but never before at Rowlands. Four of us arrived to view what looked like a small semi, only to open the door and find a Dr. Who's Tardis.

Almost immediately sent Gary a text congratulating him on what we found. Spotless and superbly equipped we wanted for nothing during our week long stay.

We will have no hesitation in contact Gary again for any future stay at Aviemore or indeed elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday home in Aviemore

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at Rowlands several times over the past few years as Aviemore is a regular family holiday destination. This is fantastic property for 8 people to stay comfortably. Has all the comforts and requirements you require for a holiday in the outdoors ( the washing machine & dryer have been well used thanks to the Scottish weather on occasion ).

Heating is great and there is plenty hot water for baths and showers.

Very well equipped kitchen.

There is also a great garden and seating area to go with the BBQ for the nice weather.

Will definitely be using again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review Neil & I'm glad that you thought that the property was fantastic for all your needs. Looking forward to seeing you & the family again next year. Thx again. Gary Helen and Gary Law MLR Cottages Find us on Facebook and Twitter: search for pages MlrCottages, RowlandsAviemore, RiverbankCottage, riverviewcottagekeswick and Los-Geranios-603 Home - 0191 267 3938 Gary - 0797 6517668 Helen - 0775 4499375 Please visit our website below for some more inspiring places to stay:
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Year in Aviemore and stayed at Rowlands for a week. This cottage is wonderful and exactly as described in the listing in fact it exceeded our expectations. The cottage was lovely and warm for our arrival on a very cold day and was just immaculate with everything you need home from home. The owner Gary was very easy to contact and very friendly and accommodating. We travelled with our seven year old son who has additional needs so the ground floor bedroom and bathroom was fantastic for him. We would not hesitate to recommend Rowlands to friends and family and would dearly love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Dalfaber Golf and Country Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
CairnGorm Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Loch Morlich

With so much open space, your options for outdoor activities are endless. Walking and mountain biking routes are available throughout the Cairngorm National Park and the surrounding forests and hills so there is something for every level of ability. If you’re a golfer, then Rowlands is for you, being only a 5 minute walk to Dalfaber Golf and Country Club's spectacular Spey Valley course. And don’t forget that there are many more courses within 30 minutes drive.

With ample water sports like fishing, sailing and canoeing at Loch Morlich and Loch Insh as well as the pool in Aviemore at the Highland Resort, even wet weather days can be fun! The area is also renowned for its wildlife (the RSPB centre at Loch Garten) and don’t forget a trip on the Strathsspey steam railway to Boat of Garten and Broomhill (aka Glenbogle!) or the funicular train to the top of Cairngorm Mountain. Fun for kids includes the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig and the Landmark Centre at Carrbridge.

Golf: The Championship Course at Dalfaber Golf and Country Club is just a few minutes walk from Rowlands. A round costs approximately £60 and the course is just under 7,200 yards.

Ski: Cairngorm Mountain sits in the middle of Scotland's ski areas and is a 20 minute drive from Rowlands. It offers a great choice of runs for both skiers and boarders and when the snow is good, the off-piste slopes can be fantastic fun!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.84

We allow up to 2 dogs and there is no charge provided you advise us at the time of enquiring.
We can be flexible with arrival and departure times, dependant on other bookings. Normal arrival time is after 3pm and departure time before 10am.
There is nothing extra to pay for when you arrive (some holiday homes charge extra for electricity, linen etc).
Short breaks & multi-week stays available with a minimum of a 2 night stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.