Guest Reviews – from the Easter Tombain Guestbook

Feb-18Helen, Martin, Stephen, Jo and the pups.Thank you for an amazing week at your wonderful cottage. We had lots of fun in all the snow - just what we were hoping for!!! The cottage is beautifully equipped with everything we needed. The views are so incredible you don't need to go out. Don't want to go home! We will come back.
Jan-18Cameron/Williams
+ dogs
We had a wonderful time in this winter wonderland. It snowed a bit, but we always managed to get up the road to our warm and cosy home from home. The views are spectacular and made magical by the glistening snow in the sparkling sunshine! We will be back!!
Jan-18Wayne, Sue Jake & JessThe Cornish ClanAnother PERFECT week at Easter Tombain. So pleased to have found this wonderful home from home. We've spent a whole week in the snow, just what we wanted! Sorry to be leaving but looking forward to next year 🙂 Thank you so much X
Dec-18Val, Glen & Ryan SpringettKentBeautiful cottage, stunning views that change by the hour. Very comfortable and well equipped kitchen. We had a lovely stay, thank you Stewart & Lizzie.
Oct-18Jenny & Scott HastingsLoved stying with our friends Sarah & Stewart here in your beautiful cottage Tombain. What a wonderful holiday, we feel as though we have been here for a week at least. I hope that we can return some day soon. It was so nice to be able to bring our dog Parker too.
Oct-18Sarah & Stewart HeneyWe adore Tombain and have had the most wonderful & relaxing few days. Stunning views, beautiful sunsets, afternoon tea on the Strathspey Steam Railway, and lots of fun & laughs. Hope to return one day.
Sept-18Rob, Jane & FinlayDurham, UKWonderful stay in an amazing wee cottage. Very comfortable and the views were simply stunning. Look forward to returning.
Sept-18C LockleyShort, but fully recharged! What a gem of a find, we will be back.
Sept-18The WrightsOntario, CanadaWe had a beautiful stay and I can't say enough about the view, Wow! We've left behind a bit of history of the Braes that your future guests may enjoy reading. Thanks for information in the document are given to Mrs Calder of Tombain! (check the last page)
Aug-18 Kevin & MarilynOrlando FL, USALovely stay at your cottage. The view is amazing and made our first trip to the Highlands memorable. Thank you.
Aug-18Rick & WandaTexas, USAAwesome week at Tombain Cottage! Great getwaway from Texas heat! Beautifully appointed. Thank you.
Aug-18Mark & BeckyBirmingham, AL, USADelightful stay in your beautiful home. The view and ambience was perfect. Even the weather! Thank you for helping make our first impression of Scotland a great one!
Aug-18Shersby, Taylor & McLarenFirst time in Scotland, beautiful cottage, stunning views, so much to do and see in the surrounding areas. Many memories made. Must try the walk up Ben Rines and canoeing down the Spey. Much love xxx
July-18The Laing ClanDary, AyrshireFirst time at Tombain Cottage and would thoroughly reommend to anyone. Fantastic views whatever the weather. Cottage was superb....... continued in the guest book!
July-18The Mackay's, Elder's & Robertson's, & Mack the dogThe spectacular weather allowed us to enjoy the scenery and views to the fullest. We spent all day on the patio. The cottage is a perfect mix of traditional and modern and our daughter loved the sofabed. The holiday was a wonderfully relaxing week and we would love to come back.
June-18Janine & BrunoMelbourne, AustraliaWish we were staying more that 3 nights! Fantastic property with amazing views. Got to see a red squirrel!
June-18Shirley & Eric CockburnBeautiful cottage, beautiful views, very clean - everything we could ask for. Thank you.
May-18John, Kath, Iain, Louise & JamesWhat a perfect place for our holiday - we've all been so comfortable and relaxed here. We'll miss the view in the morning! Wildlife sightings have included Red Kite, Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Red Squirrel & best of all a Pine Marten on the patio.
May-18JAnother day with perfect weather, can't wait to come back. Thank you for everything.
Apr-18Chris, Yvonne, Shen & Ziggy the dogDary, AyrshireA lovely relaxing brea, enjoyed the glorious view, the art in the cottage, very comfy bed & quiet calm. Watching the wildlife from the panoramic window was a joy... (for much more on the wildlife see the guestbook)...Hope to be back soon 🙂 X
Mar-18Karen & Charlie Massam, Grandma Hilary & RoyAberdeen & SwitzerlandThis is a stunning house with an amazing view. The wildlife is wonderful. I love the red squirrels. There's loads of space in the main room. The beds are super comfy compared with my bed at home in Switzerland. The house is very warm (maybe a bit too hot). Lovely space for kids like me up the ladder. I had a lovely stay at Tombain Cottage 🙂 by Charlie Massam age 9
Mar-18Darron, Hesley, Day + family, inc. Darcey the dogBeautiful cottage in a stunning location. Cottage very well equipped + warm + cosy. Rothiemurchus (Aviemore) is a must for activities + the bakers in the village square is also a must do. Wildlife outside is amazing. Thanks to Stewart + Lizzie for letting us share this joy.
Mar-18Michelle, Scott & TideSuch a relaxing stay, with the fire blazing, wind blowing outside, we sat in this comfortable space and drank wine, taking in the views. (I think it might be my new happy place)
Feb-18Mark & JulieLiverpool10 years since our last visit and it is still an amazing cottage with fantastic views, made more special by all the snow. It is impossible not to relax and enjoy this place. Hopefully we will be back for our 3rd visit soon.
Feb-18Anthony & Ruth TurnerAbsolutely loved our stay. This is a beautiful cottage with everything you need, clean warm and cosy. Stunning views, peaceful setting. We hope to come here again. Thanks so much.
Feb-18Sedwick FamilyIsle of MullVery peaceful and relaxing, with an amazing view - we don't want to leave 🙁
Don't want to go home! Could stay another week or 2! Fantastic cottage, really well equipped + so comfortable beds + sofas. Fab views to die for - we'll be back!!
Feb-18Robin SedgwickIsle of MullWhat a stunning place. This has been, by far, the most relaxing wonderful holiday I have had in years! Thank you
Jan-18The Jones FamilyAbsolutely stunning house in a perfact loaction, we don't want to leave! Stewart & Lizzie were lovely to communicate with & even rang halfway through to see if we enjoyed ourselves. Would definately return here! Thank you so much from the Jones Family.
Jan-18Jemma & BenCornwallThank you so much for a much needed peaceful break. This house is perfect and I wish I could live here! None of us want to leave.... We have loved our stay and will highly recommend to friends and family. Many thanks
Jan-18The Grey FamilySo many things to say, however we felt the need to sum things up in one word - PERFECT. Thank you - The Grey Family X
Dec-17The Fiodorova FamilyLondonDuring the stay at Tombain Cottage, we had a chance to make a big snowman and sledge. The stay was very enjoyable and cosy, but most of the time we were outside enjoying the view and snow! We explored every nook and cranie living in this cottage and were very amused by the environment, especially the cows (moo!) and the tractors. Cars may have had troubles from the ice but we had zero problemo! Thank you for the lovely stay,in this cottage. Urte 11, Barbara 7, Nosius 4.
Nov-17The Ronald Family & Autumn the dogBack again for a few days after staying here exactly one year ago! Absolutely beautiful house and location which immediately makes us all feel relazed and chilled. Cannot fault Tombain in any way.... it's just a perfect holiday home. Thanks you X
Nov-17John, Helen, Jake & Benson the dogSuperb location. Everything you need for a fatastic stay. Comfy beds and a week with one hours rain. Thank you very much.
Oct-17Horsley & Martindale FamilySt HelensWe spent one week here - 3 generations + 1 dog!house was great, beds really comfy! totally met our needs - great views! Hopefully we will be back!
Oct-17Ellie (11)St HelensThe house is amazing! Sadly. no snow. Rothiemurchus and Landmark are great - especially the fishing! We nearly got attacked by cows when driving to the house. Thank you! Ellie xxx ps the dog jigsaw has a piece missing.
Oct-17Declan, Sam, Conck, Niamh, Roan & ScoutWonderful Cottage! We all loved our short stay here, inc. Scout the dog, who loved the wildlife! Beautiful part of the world, Thank you!
Oct-17Chris, Pamela,Emma, Mark, Innes, Amy & ChrisFantastic Place! Great viewpoint over the Cairngorms! Had a lovely family break.
Oct-17Bruce, Jenny, Edward, Pippa & Ruby......oops! Left in a hurry after a fabulous week in this magical place, XX
Sept-17Daniel & FriederikeGermanyWe were here for the second time. It was just as nice as the first time. We are sure to come back. Thanks for the nice time!
July-17Beate, Heiko & JanneGermanyBeautiful cottage with an amazing vew. We loved sitting on the terrace with a good whisky and we loved the comfy beds. Thank you for the fantastic time!
July-17Keith & Peggy, Jen, Dylan & EliBoyertown, PA, USAFantastic! All our holiday expectations were met.The cottage is as described and the setting is wonderful, Don't miss the excellent Grantown Museum, Take a walk to the River Spey through the woods. If you have children, the Reindeer herd in Aviemore is a good one. Cawdor Castle was given excellent by all. Take a picnic to Loch An Eilean and walk the trail. The scenery in the Cairngorms is much different than the WesternHighlands. Stewart, thanks for the great communications. Keith
June-17Rosemary & Gordon, with Bella & Rici the dogsArncroachLovely Cottage, beautiful location, very clean and comfortable!!
June-17Tasha, Gus & Danny the dogPaisleyWe have really enjoyed our week. The cottage is fab & cosy. Very peaceful!! 🙂
May-17Fam. Sampers & HoubenThe NetherlandsWe enjoyed our stay at Tombain Cottage and we hope to come back real soon. There are more things to explore in this beautiful Scotland. Thank you very much.
Apr-17The Muller's - Christian, Sylvia, Joel, Aurelia, Daniel & ChristinaSwitzerlandWe had a great stay here in the tombain cottage. It was an experience to be snowed in at the end of April. We really enjoyed our stay: 4 seasons in one week 🙂 The support from Stewart was great and helpful.
Apr-17Sheppard FamilyBathamptonWonderful week exploring the beautiful Cairngorms & Moray Firth - we have been so lucky with the weather 🙂 Great cottage - comfortable & clean, Ladder to mezzanine was a bonus for the little people!! Took us a while to find the basket of information and maps about the area behind the chair by the front door, Also could do with an oven glove!! Thank you 🙂
Apr-17Veronika & Thomas with familyMunichWe spent 1 week in this beautiful cottage on our trip throough Scotland. We had a great time and we were looking forward to coming "home" after a daytip. Interesting places to visit (Glenfiddich, Loch Ness, Lossiemouth....) and so much more to do. Loved staying here and enjoying some whisky at the fire overlooking the Highlands! Great place! Thank you very much and a Happy Easter!
Apr-17Clark & Stewart FamilyPerthRelaxing week in a cosy house with superb views. Beds fantastic so a good sleep guaranteed. Lucy the labrador enjoyed the enclosed garden and walks on the moor. Lovely Part of the world. Only downside is the lack of a welcome pack. We've stayed in may holiday homes and this is the norm, but we knew this before booking. Could also do with more dishwasher tablets but we always bring a supply anyway. All in all, a great week in a fabulous place.
Mar-17Janet NesauleCornwallAbsolutely faantastic - A great house in a fabulous spot.
Mar-17Jamie RobbieCornwallBeautiful location - lovely holiday. Thank you
Mar-17Peter RobbieIrelandWhat a place! A true hidden gem. Not only do I want to come back, but I don't want to leave. A true pleasure to be allowed in this lovely house - no faults to be found. 10/10 without question - thank you.
Feb-17Combellack ClanPenzanceHAD ANOTHER FAB WEEK HERE AT TOMBAIN! Beautiful landscape from the cathedral window, which changed every morning due to the weather! Not a lot of snow this year but the children enjoyed it just as much. Can recommend the Activity Centre at Aviemore for the pool. Thank you for another lovely week! Really don't want to go back tomorrow.
Jan-17Duthie/McGregorAberdeenLovely cottage, beautiful scenery, had a lovely holiday. Sad to go home.
Jan-17Coetsee & CoeMelbourne, Australia
& Plymouth
Had a beatutiful experience staying in Tombain. What a lovely, serene place. Totally in awe of such a lovely place and plenty to see. Thank you so much 🙂
Dec-16Parker FamilySussexThank you for allowing us to spend such a great time in your lovely cottage.
Dec-16Fernandez FamilyEdinburghWhat a wonderful stay! the views are breathtaking and we loved the tranquility and how cosy the cottage is. We wish we lived here! We will be back. It was perfect. Many thanks X
Nov-16The TimoneysHave had a wonderful few days. Went to top of Cairngorm (1st day of skiing) sun shone, lots of happy people. the views were wonderful. Cottage very comfortable and we have had a very relaxing break. Thank you so much.
Oct -16Manley FamilyBanchoryJust bliss. What a place, the house, the views and even great weather! What's not to love! The perfect relaxed stay!
Sept -16Thomas FamilyWalesGreat time - a truly lovely place + we will be back. We put some nut feeders up + got lots of birds back in the garden. Extra peanuts are on the window sill - more can be bought cheaply at the Grantown Dairy!
Sept -16Daniel & FriederikeHanoverWe had a very nice time here. A very nice cottage with amazing scenery. We look forward to when we come back. Best Regards, Daniel & Friederike.
Aug -16Phil, Emma & AvaStaffordshireAn unbelievable location with stunning views, who needs TV with scenery like Tombain has? We will definitely be coming back, love the place, the house is superb and well equipped. Ava (6yrs) cried when we told her we have to go home! All the best and thank you.
I love your cottage. I wish that I could live here. You've got a nice view. Can I come back again? Love from Ava.
July-16Michael K.BerlinMy first visit to Scotland - what a beautiful country. Great house, felt very comfortable.
July-16Ane, Emilie, Anders, RikkeDenmarkWhat a lovely house, amazing views, we saw the Pine Martin! Had a fantastic week, even (though) the weather was not so good, great walks in the Cairgorms, biking 30km around Loch Morlich, Dolphin Cruise in Inverness, Osprey Centre, Balmoral Castle. Feel free to use the football we left (no more space in the suitcase 🙂 We hope to be back some day. Thank you so much!
June-16Jim & Kirsten KerrLanarkBiking, hiking, biking, reindeer, castle, distillery, biking, the view & the animals. Everything we expect & love about our time at Tombain.
We'll see you again soon 🙂
June-16Muriel, Eric, Annelies & RobThe NetherlandsLocation & views are absolutely fabulous and the best we've ever seen. House and layout are perfect, well equipped (maybe more frying pans!) and the quiet around here is beyond anything we have ever experienced. In fact: we didn't realise there was such quiet. Thank you Lizzie & Stewart.
May-16Mary, Robyn, Rob, Debbie & Jeff (Grants & Jordans) USAEaster Tombain was everything it was advertised to be, except there were not enough words to describe the amazing view and the total comfort of the cottage. Using the cottage as a home base left me feeling grounded and peaceful. Thank you Stewart & Lizzie. Mary Grant Ceci.
Apr-16Stewart & Campbell FamiliesMorayBeautiful house, warm, cosy. Had a great time, views wonderful. Kids loved it. We will definitely be back. Thank you x
Apr-16The Harvey Family + Jake + TobyTelfordGreat cottage – really a home from home – had everything we needed. Nice + warm – in fact too warm on occasions, we had to turn all the radiators down!! Great views which were ever changing. Snow on our last day!! Thank you
Apr-16The Bertram FamilyAberdeenshireI really liked this holiday house because it had a den upstairs and it is very cool. The beds are very cosy and our dog Lassie standing on top of the rocks outside as well – Rachel (10). I really liked the upstairs den and the hill outside, and I really liked the view – Callum (8). Fantastic accommodation, superb views, loved it so much we’ve booked already to come back in October!
Mar-16The Bird FamilyGloucestershireI’ii quote our 4 year old, “We love it here – we could stay here forever, and we love your cactus and your doors and the beautiful view.” Great cottage – spot on. Thanks
Jan-16Les & JanetWickReally enjoyed our few days here. Cottage is  beautiful, couldn’t ask for better. Thank you
Dec-15The Daltons, Hodgesons & BarhamsCumbriaBeautiful cottage in an amazing location, perfect  place to spend our baby girls first Hogmany. Recommend the quad trek afternoon, it was loads of fun.
Nov-15Mr & Mrs MorrisCheshireSecond year at Tombain, fantastic place. We will be back time + time again. Thank you.
Nov-15Ryan, Mel & IslaPeterboroughA wonderful week following our wedding in Edinburgh. Tombain is a wonderful place to stay, we look forward to returning. Stunning views.
Oct-15Ian & Alison NorthYorkshireEaster Tombain is the perfect location for our post Wedding + Birthday(s) break. A really special spot. We’ve enjoyed our stay, as have our dogs (BJ – sprollie & Bertie – springer spaniel) Lots of walks, in sunshine & wind, beaches, forests, the area has them all. Thanks you. Alison & Ian.
Sep-15The Nash FamilyEdinburghDelighted that we finally made it to Tombain after admiring it for years. The house is beautifully done and the views are stunning. Great location for entertaining a toddler (and adults). Did not expect to be going home with a sun tan!
Sep-15The RitchiesEast LothianA fab week, the view relaxes you alone! Sky - love it! x
Sep-15DiggelmainCrailPerfect location to stay in this beautiful part of Scotland
Aug-15Evans FamilyWalesLovely cotage, peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed very much, thank you.
Aug-15The Oatts FamilyIsle of ManHad a great week here + great weather. Loved the view, and a very good base for Speyside.
Jul-15Then Denholm FamilyDunbarWonderful cottage, views amazing!! Our dogs loved the garden! So comfy - will be back!!
Jul-15The Kelly FamilyDublinWhat a fantastic cottage in a fantastic location. We all had a ball, weather brilliant (30’C one day!). Biking, archery, zipwires, clay pigeon shooting – would love to come back when it is snowing!
Jun-15Jim & Kirstin KerrLanarkAnother great week at Tombain, always sad to be leaving. Enjoyed the long nights just looking at THAT view. Lots of walking, around Tombain plantation and we did walk from Glenmore to Cairngorm Base Station and back !!! See you next time….
May-15Don & Marissa MacGeachyAustraliaMarvellous cottage with stunning, breathtaking views. Great hospitality. We’ll be back!
May-15Carl FilipAustriaI just posted a review on Tripadvisor. Normally I don’t take any time for that, but we had a wonderful stay. Thank you for that. Ps: Let me know when you sell the place. This is a perfect holiday cottage for exploring the highlands.
May-15Manfred & UsheCologneWhat a beautiful place. When we arrived, the rooms were comfortable and warm. The view is exceptional and the sheep were playing in the evening. The owls are coming and we could see the pheasants walking between the young lambs. We love this place and the great view and had some nice walks in the Cairngorms area. The best walk on a sunny day was the tour from the top of the Cairngorm Ski Area up to the top of Ben Macdui
Apr-15Joyce & DavidWe had a lovely time at Tombain. Wonderful views and a comfy bed. Loved every minute. Thank you!
Apr-15Amelie, Nuala, Louise, George & Flora the dogMummy says 'so great to find lovely accommodation that takes dogs. Fantastic house and location, we'll be back!!
Mar-15Claris, Wallis & DillonTop of the range Austrian biomass! Lovely! Luxury! The oldest little one says he wants to stay forever and I wish we could!
Mar-15Cardwells & FergusonsSale, Timperley & WeatherbyThis was my retirement + 60th birthday present. We have spent an amazing week in this beautiful cottage. The weather has been brilliant and the stars in the night sky amazing. A very child friendly cottage. Thanks you.
Feb-15Chris, Bill, Jess, Grace & Mac the WestieBeautiful house with an amazing view! Really sad limited snow, yet still lots to do! Went to Lecht for the snow, as well as the Highland Wildlife Park and the Cairngorm Reindeer feeding. We had a brilliant holiday in the loveley home.
Jan-15Mitchell ClanAmazing and beautiful house, ideal for a quiet break from everyday life! We will def. be back! Thanks for letting us stay and we will be back soon!
Jan-14Anderson Family & Tordoffs2nd time at Tombain for New Year and had a fantastic time. Views still amazing and weather was great for walking & running.
Dec-14Family StiensHollandGreat time. Lovely viewings! A place to return to!
Nov-14Mr & Mrs MorrisCheshireAmazing cottage, loved our stay, the first of many. Thank you so much. We hope to be back next year!
Oct-14Jones & WilliamsBury1st time visitors to this part of Scotland, usually visit NW Highlands, and we haven’t been disappointed! A lovely house with fantastic views and lots to do in the area  Mixed weather during our week stay. People extremely friendly in the area, especially Grantown on Spey. Recommend going to Loch Morlich great walks and nice cakes to buy from the visitor centre cafe  Cairngorm Mountain Railway owrth a visit if snows. Hope to return soon  Will miss view every morning!
Aug-14The Roberts & RobbsFantastic stay at this truly stunning cottage. The views over towards the Cairngorms are amazing, there is so much to do in this area. We have loved our stay at Easter Tombain Cottage and hope to be back in the future.
Aug-14The SoutheysLovely house – well equipped and very cosy and warm. Weather changeable but fantastic views – always changing. Love to come back again. x
Jul-14Tuckeys, Eades & Jacksons MidlandsWe can’t believe our luck! House amazing, views spectacular and the most glorious weather in which to enjoy it all!!! (They’ll never believe us back home in England!) We really hope that Scotland remains part of the UK – we love it so much!!
Jul-14The MuirsTroonGorgeous house. Wonderful setting. Would highly recommend and return again. Thanks
Apr-14Bleakley & ReidRothienorman & Tillicoultry"That could be the Alps over there"