How easy is it to get to Tomatin?

  • Tomatin is a small village about a mile off the A9 main trunk route, mid-way between Aviemore and Inverness (each about 15 miles away).

  • Inverness Airport is located at Dalcross, 10 miles to the east of Inverness close to the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road.  

  • There are flights into Inverness from a number of airports around the UK and Europe.

  • Scot Rail has regular services to the Highlands with stops in Aviemore, Carrbridge (8 miles away but note this is infrequent) and Inverness.

  • City Link and Stagecoach have a frequent bus service from the main Scottish cities.  Some buses stop on the A9 near Tomatin but do check.

What is the cost and cancellation terms?

  • Only available for exclusive use, the price ranges from £2500 per week for the entire house in the low season to £3300 in the high season, excluding fishing.   We request a non-refundable 25% deposit on booking, and the balance payable three months in advance of arrival date. No refunds for cancellations made within 14 days of check-in.  Please contact us to discuss, or for more for more information including payment method.  

  • Please note the minimum stay is 3 nights.


Is it dog friendly?  

  • We welcome well-behaved dogs (up to three maximum), but they are not allowed in the main part of the house. There are kennels in the grounds or there is a warm and comfortable side porch where they can stay.


Has Tomatin House got WiFi?

  • The house has good WiFi access (code is on the router in the hall) and mobile phone signal.  The house phone number if needed for incoming calls is 01808 511728.

Will we be met on arrival?  

  • Yes, someone will be here to welcome you on arrival, show you around the house, and also take you to the river if you’re fishing. Usually it will be one of the partners, Edward Usborne (mobile 07786 436176/email:

Is it accessible for the disabled?  

  • Sorry, no. The bedrooms are all on the first floor and there is no lift.

Can you provide a cook or is it always self-catering?

  • We cannot provide a cook, but here is a link to a number of Scottish agencies, Lovat CookingThe Highland Kitchen and Greycoat Lumleys

  • Tesco does home delivery so it can be helpful to do an online shop in advance.  There is a small shop in Tomatin village which has basic supplies, a small grocery store in Carrbridge plus specialty stores and supermarkets in Aviemore and Inverness.


Where can I charge my hybrid car, and where are the nearest petrol stations?

Do we need to bring our own linen?  

  • All linen and towels are provided. Basic items are provided (e.g. kitchen roll, fairy liquid, loo rolls).  

Can we fish on the River Findhorn near the house?

  • Fishing is available from May to September by separate arrangement, but please contact Edward Usborne for further information.

Who provided the lovely pictures and videos?