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Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. See all of our South West Cottages
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Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
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Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
Raitts House, a newly refurbished holiday lodge near Kingussie, sleeps up to nine guests. It emanates a reassuring calm, whether from its sturdy walls, soothing color palette, or the sweeping views of green fields and mountains. The house comes with a strong "hard to leave" warning. Inside, the open-plan kitchen and dining area are a foodie's dream, also perfect for family gatherings. The lounge is a blend of quality and style, with practicality in mind. There are four well-appointed bedrooms, ensuring a good night's sleep for all. Outside, the house offers sunny spots, a hot tub, and inviting spaces for al fresco dining and relaxation. Raitts House is an inviting haven, leaving guests with a desire to stay forever, and providing an excellent base for exploring the Cairngorms National Park.
At A Glance
Open Plan Living
Outdoor Dining Area
Sports Gear storage
Wood Burning Stove
Newly refurbished and interior designed
Ground floor bedroom and WC
Beautiful mountain views
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Raitts House is as enjoyable outside as it is indoors. The sun travels across the front of the house throughout the day, and it’s no accident that it sets on the same side as the bubbling hot tub. Enjoy alfresco meals at the large concrete outdoor table, or perhaps take your breakfast or morning coffee on the south-facing lower terrace. Thanks to thoughtfully placed slate stepping stones, you can slip barefoot from indoors to out. The proximity of protected Insh Marshes means the garden is a bird spotter’s paradise. When dusk falls, there’s no need to head indoors: continue your conversations around the fire pit and enjoy the sympathetic outdoor lighting.
Once you’ve kicked off your shoes to make the most of the underfloor heating, you’ll enter the kitchen and catch the first glimpse of the superb views out of the front windows. Indeed, you don’t have far to step until you can pull up a chair to the kitchen island and plonk yourself in front of said view.
The extremely well kitted out open-plan kitchen and dining room is a foodie’s dream, and it’s perfectly suited to family life too. Enjoy the fruits of your labour around the dining table, which you’ll be in no hurry to leave thanks to the comfortable chairs and nearby wood-burning stove. The dining room is also home to a cosy nook, the perfect place to enjoy a drink and your favourite holiday read.
The separate lounge has been decorated with an eye for quality and style, but practicality abounds. Kids will be happy with the Smart TV, which is designed to present a perfect picture from all angles. Leather sofas and flop-into-me armchairs encircle the contemporary wood-burner and the bespoke coffee table. It’s also worth mentioning the carefully considered artwork created by a mix of sculptors and artists from the owner’s native Yorkshire and the Cairngorms that appears throughout the house. There’s one bedroom downstairs, with a sumptuous kingsized bed.
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Good sleeps are guaranteed at Raitts House. Upstairs, you’ll find the other three bedrooms: the main bedroom with an ensuite and superking bed, a second bedroom with a kingsize bed, and a family/twin room with both a double and a single. You’ll struggle to choose between the two upstairs bathrooms: will it be a soak in the one with the freestanding bath with views for miles, or a rainfall shower in the spa-like main bathroom with its funky orange towel rail? There’s also a fourth toilet downstairs, off the utility.
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