Strathmashie House Holiday Cottages

Useful Local Information - November 2014

Laggan Stores

After several months of uncertainty in 2004, Laggan once more has a village shop. The Laggan Stores re-opened in May 2004 and are under the management of locals Iain Hall and Jo Cumming, who sell a suprisingly large variety of stuff.

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 Tescos 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 two hotels at Laggan Bridge, the nearest being the Monadhliath Hotel (on the Dalwhinnie road) which offers bar meals and a restaurant. There is also a coffee shop at the pottery just past the pub.

Sports Equipment Hire

Mountain bikes are hirable from the Wolftrax BaseCamp MTB. There are several outlets in Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore offering tuition and hire including mountain bikes, skis, golf clubs, etc. Please ask if you would like further details before your holiday.

Doctor

Dr Karen Massey, The Surgery, Laggan. Tel: (01528) 544225. The surgery is just past the Laggan stores on the left. Surgery Hours: 9.00 - 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 - 6.00 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri; Sat a.m. only.

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 (21), George (18) and Rose (15). The dogs are gentle giants called Merlin (Pyrenean Mountain Dog) and Heavy Hetty (St. Bernard cross) and Gael (Border Collie). The cats are Tom (Black and White) and Louise (Tortoise-shell). Mark and Pat also run Spartan Press Music Publishers Limited from offices in the main house with help from Sandra Grant, Sharon Curtis, Samantha Filer and Tom Pike. 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.

To see gruesome details of the full Spartan Press team, visit the Spartan Press Rogue's Gallery.