Testimonials from Summer & Autumn 2015 (taken from Comments Book)
(Independent reviews for 2016 & 2017 can be seen on AirBnB and on Freetobook)
"The sun shone, the scenery was (is) stunning, the cottage was simply a joy to be in - warm, clean, comfortable, full of details and personal touches.... What a wonderful area and a wonderful home to stay in - thank you from us - until next time!"
- Sarah, Jason & Friends, Purley, Surrey
"I have had the most amazing stay at Lagganvoulin. It has everything you could possibly want while away from home..... I was fortunate enough to be here for 2 weeks of near unbroken sunshine, so found it hard not to go out hiking and exploring every day, but when I did stay home, the garden was a joy to sit in. Thanks you so much for providing an amazing cottage to return to at the end of an exhausting day" - Lauren, Woking, England
"Had a fantastic stay at Lagganvoulin - the seclusion is fantastic and picturesque, comfortable and cosy inside with every little thing thought out with passion and love. Great location on Speyside and the garden a natural haven for w´ildlife. We all were blown away by the perfect highland home feel - A real find!! - Roxy & friends from Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
"We love this house, it has a lovely atmosphere.... The house has everything one could possible need and the mix of modern and traditional adds to the comfort of the house. We hope to return for a Winter trip"
- June and Rodger, Scarisbrick, Lancs
"We have thoroughly enjoyed the comfort, convenience and presentation of Lagganvoulin. We appreciate Alison's attention to detail and her ready communication with us. We have had a terrific time exploring the area by car and foot
- Jen & Mick, Victoria, Australia
"The cottage is very beautiful and we saw a lot of animals and wildlife.... We loved the tree swings...and going for walks without having to go in the car. Thank you for providing such a lovely cottage. The little touches made it very welcoming and we all felt very at home" - Robinson Family, North Lincolnshire
"We have all had an amazing holiday at Lagganvoulin. Alasdair has especially enjoyed the garden, seeing the cows and sheep and playing with the holiday house toys. We have been on a few walks, cycles, seen castles and been to cafes. Thank you - the cottage is wonderful!" - David, Jenny & Alasdair, Edinburgh
2017/2018 Prices: (inclusive of towels & bedding, utilities, firewood, cleaning and Wifi)
Bookings 'in season' are generally Saturday to Saturday, but 'out of season' we can accommodate a Friday changeover, which allows the possibility of weekend bookings to be made outwith peak season. If you need/want other days, let us know - we try to be flexible when we can. The prices below are for one week within the stated time period. Weekend or short stays rates are available upon request.
Arrival time is usually 4pm and check-out is 10am (although weekend or low season bookings may be able to check-out later).
|Date range||Season banding||Cost per week|
|17th Feb - 31st March||Low||£525|
|31st March - 21st April||Easter||£710|
|21st April - 26th May||Spring||£680|
|26th May - 2nd June||May Half Term||£710|
|2nd June - 30th June||Early summer||£680|
|30th June - 21st July||Summer||£780|
|21st July - 1st Sept||Peak Summer||£800|
|2nd Sept - 13th Oct||Autumn||£625|
|14th Oct - 27th Oct||Oct Break||£680|
|28th Oct - 22nd Dec||Low||£525|
|23rd Dec - 5th Jan||Xmas & New Year||£**|
|6th Jan - 9th Feb||Low||£525|
|10th Feb - 17th Feb||Feb Half Term||£700|
Reservations will be confirmed after receipt of £100 deposit, which will be refunded after vacating the cottage*. This deposit confirms your booking, is normally fully refundable, and is in addition to the cost per week.
Full payment for the cost of the stay is to be received 4 weeks prior to arrival date. Cancellations within 14 days before arrival, or failure to arrive cannot be refunded unless the cottage is subsequently re-booked. Failure to pay in full before 4 weeks of arrival will result in the booking period being released to other guests. Return of deposit will depend on whether the week is successfully re-booked.
Directions and entry instructions will be emailed/texted/posted prior to arrival.
Payments can be made by cheque or by direct bank transfer (online payments methods may follow in due course). Bank charges for international transfers will be met by the guest when paying deposit/balance. Paypal payments can be arranged.
* Cleaning is included in the price, but we expect the cottage to be left tidy and in a reasonably clean condition. Any damage, missing items or unreasonable cleaning costs will be deducted from the deposit. Deposits will be refunded ASAP, but may take up to 2 weeks from your departure date.
** Please contact us directly if you are interested in dates over the festive period. We usually use the cottage ourselves at Christmas, but New Year is sometimes available.
Prices, Availability and Booking
Online availability and booking is now available - use the calendar at the top to check availability. If there are teething problems, or you want more flexible days, then please contact us directly to check availability, discuss your needs or to arrange a reservation. If you have not heard back from the enquiry form within a couple of hours, then please email directly - you should get an answer very promptly.
Phone: Alison Campbell 07557669069
Our cottage, simply called 'Lagganvoulin', is situated a mile south of Tomintoul, off the A939 to Ballater/Braemar.
It is located all on its own in a secluded spot, 400 meters along a landrover track. This can make access in winter difficult, but cars can be left in the lay-by on the main road.
If you have a query you can fill in the form below and click on 'submit', or you can email me directly.
If you want to check availability or are ready to make a booking use the "check date" calendar button & the blue "search" buttons above the map.
Welcome to Lagganvoulin
Self Catering Cottage, near Tomintoul in the Scottish Highlands