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Strathmashie Cottage

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms

About the Lodge

Victorian-built Strathmashie Cottage is full of character and retains many of the original features. Set in a peaceful rural setting near the River Mashie, this comfortable and welcoming retreat is the perfect choice for a family or small group of up to four to relax and unwind.

There are low-level walks through the forests, hill walking at nearby Creag Meagaidh, or fishing is available locally. Alternatively, guests can explore the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, which has abundant visitor attractions and fantastic scenery. Ben Nevis, Fort William and Loch Ness are under an hour’s drive from the cottage. Endless activities are on offer locally to suit every ability.

The cottage is just a short drive or a walk from the beautiful Pattack Falls, scenic Loch Laggan, or the start of the path up to the historical Pictish fort of Dun da Lamh.  Laggan WolfTrax mountain bike trails centre is a 2.5km cycle or drive.

Lodge Features & Layout

The pretty traditional cottage is set within its own grounds and overlooks beautiful woodland.

The sitting room has plenty of comfortable seating centred around an open fire. Views of the garden and Strathmashie Forest beyond can be enjoyed from this room.



The lounge has deep comfortable sofas centred around an open fire. Great views of Strathmashie Forest from this bright and airy room.

Strathmashie Cottage has a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker.


Bedroom one has a double bed and features soft lighting,  white country house panelling, with warm coordinated textiles. Guests can enjoy views of Strathmashie Forest and tree-clad hills to the west.


Bright and airy bedroom two has twin beds. This room has excellent views of tree-clad hills to the east and the south.

There is a good-sized family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

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Availability & Prices

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Strathmashie Cottage can be let on a weekly 7-night basis or for 4-night stays.

Over the festive period, we have specific dates that can be booked.

Christmas 21st – 28th December
New Year 28th December to 3rd January


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    Low Season: 7 Nights £562.00

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    Mid Season: 7 Nights £674.00

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    Peak Season: 7 Nights £910.00

Additional Information


At a Glance

Sleeps four people.

Foyer, sitting room with dining area, kitchen, separate lounge, one twin and one double bedroom, and a family bathroom.

Ground Floor

The front door leads into a foyer with ample hanging space for outdoor clothing and footwear. There is a sitting room with comfortable seating, a dining area, a log-burning stove and a TV. Also on the ground floor is a lounge with comfortable seating centred around an open fire.


First Floor

Stairs lead up from the foyer to the first floor which has a double room, twin room and family bathroom.

Additional Information

  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, and coffee maker.
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and luxury towels are provided, as standard
  • The dining table seats 4 comfortably
  • There is a log burner in the sitting room and an open fire in the lounge. Logs provided.
  • Comfortable seating for four in the sitting room and the lounge.
  • There is no landline. 
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • We do not provide stairgates.
  • Strictly no smoking


Access Statement

Ben Alder Estate aims to make our guest’s stay as enjoyable as possible, and we are committed to providing accurate information regarding accessible facilities.

Strathmashie Cottage

Drive to the front door is not possible. Approx 10m from the gate to the front door.
Two small steps up to the front door, no ramp.
Stairs up to bedrooms and bathroom
No downstairs cloakroom

The accommodation is not recommended for:

Less mobile guests
Wheelchair users
Visually impaired guests



Strictly no smoking.


Cheque, Bank Transfer, and credit cards for online bookings.


How To Get There


Directions to Strathmashie Cottage

If you use the what three-word app:


You are advised to take a torch if arriving in the dark.

From the North

A9 South. Take the first turning left off the A9 to Kingussie. At the end of the slip road turn right onto the A86 and continue on the main street through Kingussie and onto Newtonmore. At the far end of Newtonmore take the A86 turning towards Fort William. After approximately 7 miles bear left over the Laggan Bridge and turn right towards Fort William passing Wolf Trax Mountain Bike Centre on your left. After about a mile there is a sharp bend at a stone bridge and Strathmashie Cottage is the first house on the right.

From the South

A9 North. Take the first turning left off the A9 onto the A889 to Dalwhinnie. Drive past the distillery on your left over the railway bridge and bear left up a steep hill remaining on the A889. Continue through Catlodge and follow the signs for Laggan and Fort William. At Laggan turn left towards Fort William and pass Laggan Wolf Trax on your left. After about a mile there is a sharp bend at a stone bridge and Strathmashie Cottage is the first house on the right.

You will receive key code details before arrival.  Housekeeper, Mrs Linda Savage Tel: 07769 314843.


Strathmashie Cottage
Nr Laggan
PH20 1BU