Newtonmore, home of the MacPherson Clan, is a small and tranquil town on the River Spey in the Scottish Highlands. It is often referred to as the walking capital of Scotland with a choice of riverside, glen and munro walks. So many other physical activities are there to be enjoyed, with a golf course on the banks of the Spey, pony trekking at the Newtonmore Riding Centre, fishing, shooting, stalking and weekly world-class shinty matches (think violent hockey) in season. For mountain bikers, be brave and prepare yourself - and the family - for a mountain bike ride on one of three routes (green, red and black) at the Laggan Wolftrack.
Biallid is a large dog friendly country house in the heart of the Scottish highlands. It has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 people. The house is set in it's own grounds outside Newtonmore and has fishing and shooting available for guests to book and is surrounded by amazing scenery.
Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.
Enjoy a holiday in a thoroughly modern property converted from a historic signal box. The Signal Box is a rural holiday cottage for couples in Newtonmore with stunning views of the Cairngorms and all of the comforts of home. It was chosen as one of 50 best UK holiday cottages by The Times in 2013.
Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Alvey House is a Victoria-style Highland Villa in Newtonmore. Alvey, a pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 9 guests in 9 bedrooms (8 en-suite) above the River Spey, 15-miles from Aviemore. A superb location for cycling, walking and fishing holidays.
Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges, Feagour is a remote country cottage in the western approaches to the Cairngorms in the Central Highlands of Scotland, offering well-equipped, tastefully furnished self-catering accommodation. Sleeps 4.
Creag-na-Sanais is a detached rural cottage on the owner’s working farm outside the village of Laggan near Newtonmore in the Northern Highlands. It is close to cycling trails and ski fields and offers guests modern accommodation in a cottage boasting sun-drenched living areas and an open fire.
While in Newtonmore, seek out the many local shops, cafes and restaurants lining the main street selling everything from Harris Tweed to bespoke furniture.
For lovers of history, a visit to the Highland Folk Museum an open air museum with a collection of original houses at one end of town and the Clan Museum telling the history of the MacPherson's at the other. The original MacPherson farmstead, Biallid dates back to the 13th Century and is still owned by a MacPherson and is now available as a large holiday cottage sleeping 15.