View towards the property
View to the property
Lounge with surrounding countryside views
Kitchen/dining area
Double en-suite bedroom with amazing views
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Loch Laggan beach
Scottish Highland Cows
Views to the rolling hills
Lovely mountain views from the property
Views from the property
1 / 12  View towards the property
2 / 12  View to the property
3 / 12  Lounge with surrounding countryside views
4 / 12  Kitchen/dining area
5 / 12  Double en-suite bedroom with amazing views
6 / 12  Twin bedroom
7 / 12  Single bedroom
8 / 12  Loch Laggan beach
9 / 12  Scottish Highland Cows
10 / 12  Views to the rolling hills
11 / 12  Lovely mountain views from the property
12 / 12  Views from the property

Wagtail Watch,

The Cairngorms, Inverness
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Tranquil getaway located in a rural setting in The Cairngorms
  • Traditional bungalow with a homely feel in peaceful location
  • Layout embraces an open-plan layout with modern furnishings
  • Beautiful views overlooking fields to the River Spey and Lochaber Hills beyond
  • A wide variety of wildlife in the surrounding area from golden eagles, red deer, and stag
  • Abundance of outdoor activities for all the family including fishing, golf and pony trekking
Property code: IN515

A traditional and welcoming bungalow situated on a sheep farm amidst stunning and peaceful countryside views over fields to the River Spey and Lochaber Hills.

Located on a working sheep farm, this bungalow is close to the village of Laggan which is situated in the South West of the Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the peaceful countryside via trails and lanes. The BBC TV series Monarch of The Glen was filmed in and around the area so see if you can find any of the filming locations. Ample wildlife surrounds the area, perfect for those with a keen interest, from golden eagles or osprey to red deer, stags and pine martins. Opportunities for more active days out include fishing, golf, pony trekking, hill walking and mountaineering. Activities are endless, exemplified by not only these but also the ski resorts of Aviemore and Fort William, local whisky distilleries, Landmark Adventure Park, and Kincraig Wildlife Park.

Within this traditional ground floor property, the welcoming lounge consists of a Freesat TV, DVD and open fireplace with scenic rural views, perfect for spending nights in with the family. From the lounge, there is a light open-plan kitchen/diner which is well-equipped with electric oven, radio, fridge, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer, and there is also a utility room. It offers three lovely bedrooms, which allows the chance for the whole family to have a comfortable getaway: the first bedroom is a double with en-suite shower room, one twin and one single. There is also a bathroom with a bath and WC.

Outside of the bungalow is a peaceful open wooded area, table and seating to front of the property, perfect for taking in the surrounding countryside views of fields and rolling hills. Many of the rooms enjoy stunning views too.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom: With bath and WC
  • Kitchen/diner: Electric cooker and oven, radio, fridge, and microwave
  • TV and DVD
  • Open fireplace
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric central heating and initial supply of solid fuel included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Natural open wooded area with views
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Additional info: Food and fuel can be purchased in Newtonmore 15 miles away
  • Short breaks are invited in the off-peak season

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul, 26th March 2019

Wagtail Wafch is a warm and comfortable cottage set in a beautiful location with magnificent views to the front and rear. It is situated in easy reach of Aviemore and Fort William. The feeders in the grounds attract Red Squirrels along with several birds. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Saxon, 16th March 2019

Wagtail Watch is ideally situated to explore the Cairngorms National Park. There are beautiful views from the cottage as well as a resident red squirrel! The cottage itself has a cosy feel and the kitchen has everything you might need for yourstay. We would definitely recommend this property .

Reviewed by Russ, 6th October 2018

Another great stay in a very warm and comfortable cottage, a great location which is quiet and peaceful, plenty of wildlife around including red Squirrels, Pheasants, partridge coal tits, blue tits, chaffinch, all of which are in the garden...and many stags and farm animals on your travels, will be visiting again for sure....Russ & Mandy.

Reviewed by Sue, 29th September 2018

We had a lovely time. The scenery is stunning there is so much to do. The visits from the Red Squirrel were one of the highlights.

Reviewed by Pauline, 11th August 2018

Very clean and cosy. Well equipped. Didn't need anything other than good weather

Reviewed by Litjen, 7th August 2018

Wonderful cottage with easy access to Newtonmore (10-15 minutes drive), yet secluded enough to be so peaceful at night. Waking up to mooing of cows was amazing. We loved that the cottage had both washer AND dryer. Beds were comfortable and the bed warmers were a very nice touch as my eldest daughter gets cold quicker than the rest of us! We cooked Read moreat least two meals in the cottage and found everything we needed. Great stay, highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Jens, 9th July 2018

Great location near the shop at the Laggan bridge (to the right of the reservoir, not left as shown on the homepage). Quiet with great views. We felt very well, our children (7 and 10) enjoyed the holiday (although we were traveling a lot in the car ...)

Reviewed by Keith, 1st July 2018

Beautiful , peaceful location. Lots to do within a few miles, best to have motorised transport to explore the gorgeous countryside.

Reviewed by Helen, 16th June 2018

Excellent cottage, location breath taking. Ideal for an escape from it all break. Keep the bird feeders topped up and you will be well rewarded. Excellent coffee bothy/village shop in Laggan.

Reviewed by Angus John, 5th May 2018

Beautiful cottage, quiet,peaceful and a great place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and appreciate the countryside and wildlife that visit. Shirley is such a lovely and welcoming person and nothing is a problem if you need anything. There is also a lovely welcome pack which awaits you when you arrive, we never had this in otherRead more cottages we have stayed in. Would highly recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie, 28th April 2018

Not a modern property but very comfortable and easy cottage in an excellent location. Very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Russ, 14th April 2018

We go to Scotland every year and this is by far the best place we have stayed, 8 miles to the nearest shop however there is new shop opening in may that is a few 100 yards away from the property, 45 minutes to Aviemore,same to Fortwilliam, with the property over looking farmers fields means plenty of wildlife on offer, hares including some mountainRead more hares, red squirrels, Red deer (lots)and pheasants,buzzards, the cottage is comfortable not 5 star but has everything you need, already booked again! Hide

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