FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How far is Steading 5 from the centre of Newtonmore?

Steading 5 is located on the southern outskirts of Newtonmore and within easy reach of shops, cafes and restaurants.   There are cafes and restaurants within 5-15 minute walking distance.   A post office and various community shops are located in the Main Street and there is a small general grocery shop 5 minutes’ walk away located in the petrol station.  A larger supermarket is only 1 mile away, on Main Street, stocking a greater range of products.   It is possible to hire a bike, buy a tweed suit or order a takeaway meal all within 15 minutes walk. 

 

  1. What is there to do near Steading 5 Newtonmore?

There are many popular landmarks and visitor attractions in Newtonmore and within a 15 mile radius.  Within the village of Newtonmore there are two award-winning museums; the Clan MacPherson and the Highland Folk Museum, both within walking distance.  The Highland Wildlife Park and the Loch Insh Watersports centre are a little further away but both are a short drive away.     Many of our guests also love to be able to search for the painted Wildcats hidden in and around the village. 

  1. Is Steading 5 near Aviemore?

Steading 5 is located 14 miles south of Aviemore.   Aviemore can be easily accessed by car using the main A9 trunk road, using the local train service from Newtonmore or via a bus from Newtonmore.

  1. Can I park my car at Steading 5?

Yes there is a dedicated parking space for Steading 5 and additional parking elsewhere in the shared car park. 

  1. How much does it cost to stay at Steading 5?

The price of your holiday will depend on the length of your stay and the time of year selected for your holiday.   Prices are available via our booking page or by contacting us.

  1. Is Newtonmore a good location for families?

Newtonmore is very popular with families who come to enjoy the local area and family visitor attractions such as Landmark Forestry Theme Park (Carrbridge), Highland Wildlife Park (Kincraig), where you can see polar bears, tigers, camels, snow leopards and Scottish Wildcats. There are also various water sports and adventure activities in and around Aviemore. The Highland Folk Museum (a living museum) in Newtonmore is especially popular with families for its interactive examples of Highland life.

  1. Are there walks nearby?

The Wildcat Trail which circles Newtonmore is a varied walk for all ages and abilities, with several places to start or end the route. This walk showcases the surrounding mountain and riverside scenery of the village and is highly recommended.

Steading 5 has access to many local walks including some via a stile over the garden fence.  Allowing you to walk along the trails to Creag Dhubh and the Monadhliath mountains direct from the cottage.   Newtonmore has all ability low level walks but equally appeals those that enjoy strenuous mountain trails in the Monadhliath Mountains.    There are guides and maps in Steading 5 to help you choose a local walk suitable for you.

  1. Can I bring my dog?

We do not accept pets in Steading 5 due to the close proximity of farm livestock sometimes located in the field adjoining the garden.

  1. What time is check in and check out at Steading5?

You can check in to Steading 5 any time after 4pm.   We ask our guests to check out by 9.30am to allow our housekeeper to thoroughly clean and sanitise Steading 5 for the next guests.

  1. Is Steading 5 suitable for those with accessibility needs?

We have an accessibility policy on our website detailing the layout and size of the property which will help you understand if the property can cater for your needs.

  1. Do you supply a travel cot, high chair, stairgate?

We can supply a travel cot and a high chair but do not currently have a stairgate.

  1. Is smoking in Steading 5 allowed?

Smoking in not permitted in Steading 5 or at an open door for comfort of all our guests.

  1. How do I pay, online or by cheque?

Payment for your holiday is by online bank transfer.

  1. What if I break something during my stay?

Please let us know as soon as possible by telephone so that we can replace the item for your comfort and for that of future guests.  

 

 

Please contact us if you have any further questions.