About Linn of AvoN

Guests can unwind, relax and slow down while enjoying breathtaking scenery and stunning wildlife.

Spend days exploring the splendor of the countryside on foot, bicycle or car and then head back to the cottage for a dram of the finest local Scotch whisky. Some of the highlights of staying at our charming properties include mountain biking, walking and skiing.

Guests can even witness the spectacular Northern Lights and on a clear night, the dark skies overhead are awe-inspiring – not to mention how close you can get to the local wildlife, including squirrels, deer, highland cows and numerous species of birds.

Our Cottages

The cottages were built during 2016 / 2017 on the site of an old store. We constructed the cottages to give an authentic feel externally using traditional materials, retaining a section of the store walls and the stone to incorporate them into the garden walls thus maintaining a part of the past.

Internally the cottages have been designed with a modern contemporary look. The living room, dining room and kitchen are open plan to create a lovely light and airy sociable space.

To ensure the cottages meet our guest’s expectation an up to date entertainment system is available. You can also be assured that, although the cottages are in the heart of the Highland National Park, a fibre broadband service is available within the cottages should you feel the need to reconnect to the outside world.

Friendly Hosts

We're always delighted to welcome people to our cottages and do so with a smile every time.

Free Off Street Parking

Both of our cottages have their own driveway to be used with space for two cars.

Ideal Location

Our holiday cottages are situated in the heart of Caingorms National Park.

Local Attractions

There are a great selection of local attractions to choose from.

Our Values

We believe that our beautiful village is a very special place. For this reason, it is our aim to keep it in its natural splendour, the way mother nature intended, as much as possible. We are committed to our responsibility of looking after the area and environment and encourage our guests to respect their surrounding when staying in our cottages. Highlighting our commitment to the environment and your stay, we have ensured the cottages are well insulated with high quality windows and doors. LED lighting is employed throughout along with appliances with a minimum A+ rating. We chose to heat the houses via an air source heat pump linked to underfloor heating on the ground floor, ensuring your stay is warm and comfortable no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Local Activities

These are a few of the activities and experiences in the local area. There is certainly something for
everyone, of all ages with very different interests


There are many local Whisky Distilleries to visit whether you are a keen whisky connoisseur or would like to learn more about the industry.
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Family Friendly

There's lots for kids to get excited about in the village as well as further afield!
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Walking Tours

In the local area there are a great selection of walks with spectacular scenery.
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Get in Touch

Please give us a call, email or complete this form to speak to a member of our friendly team or to make a booking. We would love to answer any questions you may have  about our cottages or the local area.

5-7 Birnies Lane, Tomintoul, Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, AB37 9EE