Strathmashie House Holiday Cottages

Useful Local Information - August 2015

Laggan Stores

After several months of uncertainty, Laggan once more has a village shop with coffee bothy!

Tel: 01528 544257

Laggan Stores Website

Further a-field

Our nearest petrol filling stations are at Dalwhinnie (9 miles), and Newtonmore (11 miles) - located near the amazing 'Chef's Grill' transport cafe on the south side of the village. Newtonmore and Kingussie (14 miles) also boast supermarkets, grocers, butchers, bakers, newsagents, chemists, bank (Bank of Scotland) and cash point machines.

The nearest Co-op is in Newtonmore, the nearest Tesco is in Aviemore, and there is a large Morrisons in Fort William. Otherwise, Inverness and Perth have it ALL! There are no local fishmongers but vans selling fresh fish from the East Coast have occasionally been sighted in Newtonmore and Kingussie on Tuesday and Friday mornings!

Pubs/Restaurants

There are hotels, resturants and pubs in Newtonrmore, Kingussie and Aviemore. There is also a coffee shop and pottery just outside of Laggan on the Dalwhinnie road.

Sports Equipment Hire

Mountain biking is available at Wolftrax. There are several outlets in Kingussie and Aviemore offering sports tuition and hire including mountain bikes, skis, golf clubs, etc. Please ask if you would like further details before your holiday.

Doctor

Dr Heather Druet, The Surgery, Laggan. Tel: (01528) 544225. The surgery is just past the Laggan stores on the left and open most days.

Vet

Andrew Rafferty, Grantown-on-Spey 40 miles away but our local! Tel: 01479 872252. Surgery in Aviemore on Friday afternoons and Kingussie on Tuesdays 4.30-5.30 p.m and Fridays 12.30pm.

Telephones

Phone boxes are at the Kinlochlaggan Village Hall and by Laggan Primary School (both 3 miles away). If you need to leave a contact number the telephone number at Strathmashie House is 01528 544770.

Other people at Strathmashie House

Mark and Pat Goddard live in the main house, with their three children Tess (22) now married to Jay, George (19) and Rose (15). The dogs are gentle giants called Helga (Saint Bernard), Alfie (Newfoundland) and Gael (Border Collie). The cats are Ted (Black) and Mimi (Black and white). Mark and Pat also run Spartan Press Music Publishers Limited and Fuller Music from offices in the main house with help from Annette Reavley and Dave Candy. We are all willing to help you during your stay please just come to the house and ring the back door bell if you need anything at all.

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