March 1st, 2017
SNOW HAS ARRIVED AT LAST
Come and visit the Gaskbeg in March 2017 and get 10% off weekly rates. Last minute and weekend breaks welcome please get in touch if you have any queries.
Beautiful morning with the sun just rising and catching the top of the cottages, the sky was the most amazing blue. Winter has returned, well it has never really happened so far this year! which has been great for farming but not so good for the skiers! Good news that both the local ski centers – Cairngorm mountain and Nevis Range – are open. The best place to get the latest update on conditions is their facebook pages.
On the farming side of things its all going well the good weather has made such a difference. The ewes have all just been pregnancy scanned – over 200 twins and 21 sets of triplets which is a record for Gaskbeg. Lambing starts earlier this year the first week on April so not that farm away and I hope spring has arrived by then.
November 30th, 2016
A few ‘facts’ about St Andrews:
In Greece on the 30th November 60 AD St Andrew was crucified on a X shaped cross. This cross is represented still today by the white cross of the Saltire or so the legend goes!
He was not Scottish! He was born in Galilee which is now Israel.
Google are marking the day with doodles of Saltire at famous Scottish landmarks.
July 26th, 2016
10% off summer weekly prices
Fingers crossed that summer returns for August, so we can make some hay!
Come and enjoy a break at Gaskbeg and get 10% off weekly prices.
April 18th, 2016
A cold start to lambing this year, good for the skiers but not so good for the lambs! Hopefully its just a few days of cold and things will warm up soon.
February 4th, 2016
Looking over a wintery Gaskbeg. Come and join us in March and take part in the Uk’s first Snow Sport festival – Groove Cairngorm – to take place at Badaguish Outdoor Centre on the 11th and 12th of March see website for more details www.groovecairngorm.co.uk.
Cottages available for the weekend from £245 or make a week of it!
February 13th, 2015
We love to receive feedback from our guests. At Gaskbeg we hope to give you the self catering accommodation you deserve for your break in the Cairngorms National Park near Aviemore.
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January 19th, 2015
Creag Meagaidh’s cliffs looking fantastic today in blue skies and sunshine but a bit on the chilly side minus 12 this morning.
January 16th, 2015
We have added some information on outdoor activities which are available near Gaskbeg. Details on the Activities page. More to follow soon.
Whether your looking for a base for snow sports of mountain biking, make Gaskbeg, Laggan your first choice for self catering accommodation near Aviemore
January 13th, 2015
Snowing hard at Gaskbeg today – torrential rain, and flooding yesterday as all the snow melts! and then today back to snow again! – wish it would make up its mind.
For guests arriving this week check the roads before you travel, traffic Scotland is quite a good website to check and it has cameras so you can see what the road conditions are like, Drummochter North (pictured) is a good one to check, its just before you turn off at Dalwhinne. If you are worried at all keep going on the A9 until Newtonmore and then take the Laggan road – its not much of a detour.(http://trafficscotland.org/livetrafficcameras/)
Please get in touch if you have any concerns at all.