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Ailanbeg Cottage Highlands of Scotland
     
 
Ailanbeg Cottage, located in the Cairngorms National Park, was built about 1750 and was fully renovated in 1994 and renovated 2009.
It benefits from all mod cons including double glazing, satellite TV and FREE internet and E-mail via WLAN Wi-Fi (please enquire)
however retains all of its former charm due to its original exposed granite masonry work and stunning country views.
The majestic Cairngorms and Monadhliath Mountains provide an exclusive backdrop to your holiday.
 
We are located about 1,5 miles outside the picturesque village of Nethybridge,
on the edge of the Abernethy Forest Nature Reserve and close to the RPSB Osprey reserve.
 
Bird watching from Ailanbeg Cottage:
The Cottage is located at the end of a private road, surrounded by grazing land to the south and west;

heather and a natural pond which attracts waterfowl to the north and east. You can spot water hens, seagulls, ducks, partridges, black-grouse, crossbills,
curlews, oystercatchers, capercailles, ospreys, buzzards, falcons and with a little patience: the red kite and the golden eagle.

Over 55 different species of bird have been spotted from Ailanbeg Cottage, without having to leave the property.
They include: Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Black headed Gull, Mallard. Oystercatcher (nesting) and with young in Garden, Lapwing (nesting) and with young in Garden,
Curlew (nesting) and with young in garden, Swallow, Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Jackdaw, Teal, Snipe in garden, Widgeons, House Martin, Lesser Black Backed Gull,Shoveler, Common Gull, Moorhen (nesting) and with young in garden, Redshank in Garden, Starling, Wheatear in Garden, Short-eared Owl, Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk, Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Red Kite, Crow, Rook, Pheasant, Grey Partridge, a flock of more than 20 red-legged Partridges in front of the cottage, Woodcock pair, Redpoll pair,
Jack Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Wren, Robin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Starling and the rare Reed Bunting.
 
Regular visitors to our peanut feeders include: siskin, red buntings, greenfinch, Bullfinch, reed buntings, Chaffinches, Goldfinches,
Blue Tits, Crested Tits, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and recently the Dunnock.

Also, see our Wildlife links.

Ailanbeg  Cottage  Nethybridge   Bird watching near Aviemore, Boat of Garten and the RSPB Osprey Reserve  

 young Piwie Piwie "with 4 legs"  Sparrowhawk at Ailanbeg waiting for "Breakfast" Gold and Greefinch at Ailanbeg
Young Lapwing Lapwing with young under wing on Ailanbeg Lawn Sparrow hawk on a treetop at Ailanbeg Sisking and Goldfinch regular guests at Ailanbeg
 Skylarc gathering Woodpecker at Ailanbeg  Scottish orchid Boletus mushroom
Flock of Skylarks in early spring on a Birch at Ailanbeg Great Spotted Woodpecker at Ailanbeg feeder  
     
Terms and Conditions: A  non refundable deposit of 150 per week is requested on booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings within 14 days of arrival and all Last Minute offers have to be paid in full on booking confirmation.
A refundable good housekeeping deposit of 150 is requested on booking.
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