Perfect little 2-bedroom cottage with vintage boutique styling, beautiful unspoilt views, and an original real fireplace. Heaven! Have you ever tried to find a truly stylish holiday cottage close to Aviemore? The phrase ‘needle in a haystack’ comes to mind. Although things are starting to get better – with additions like this…. Nestled between Balavil Estate and the RSPB nature reserve by Insh Marshes, this is the perfect highland hideaway for those seeking luxury, in an unspoilt, tranquil location. I say tranquil – it is near the railway line, hence the name. To be honest, this is actually a plus point of the property. Not many trains pass here and when they do, it can be quite exciting. If you’re a train enthusiast then you’re definitely in for a treat. Here are some of my favourite things about this place: The eclectic mix of artwork and gorgeous pops of colour The huge bath Big comfy beds There's a wine cooler! Yas! Dressing gowns are provided All of these cute details really add to the experience. This is such a great holiday destination - perfect for lazing away the afternoon with a new book, or unwinding after an outdoor adventure (of which there are many, in every direction). What the owner says: We have provided you with an array of books about the local area covering topics about the Cairngorms and outdoor pursuits such as mountain climbing and bird watching, along with an eclectic collection of films and board games. The living room boasts a 40 inch, wi-fi enabled smart TV, with Netflix, Spotify, catch up TV, DVD, and BOSE stereo, with bluetooth, radio and line-in, to connect music players and laptops. There's everything you might expect in a modern kitchen nicely tucked in here; dishwasher, fridge-freezer, separate wine-cooler, 4 way ceramic hob, double oven, grill and microwave. High quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, woollen blankets, dressing gowns and fine Scottish toiletries are provided for extra comfort and indulgence. What the guest said: “What a place - a little heaven on Earth! Absolutely fantastic, cosy and peaceful cottage. We loved little touches of miss matched decorations throughout the house, it gave it that warm, country, stylish feeling. The amenities were fantastic, you’ll find everything you need for a short stay. The cottage is sparkly clean and the bathroom is amazing - the bath especially! The location is good too, not far from local villages but at the same time very quiet (well, apart from occasional train ;)). Views are breathtaking, but that’s Scottish highlands for you! And of course, I couldn’t not mention the fireplace - WOW. Definitely adds points to that ‘hygge’ atmosphere, absolutely fantastic. Kim is a great host, very approachable and accommodating, thank you Kim for your hospitality!” CHIC SCOTLAND EXTRA: Mention Chic Scotland on booking to receive a voucher in your welcome pack for a 10% discount off lunch or dinner at the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore.