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Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Sep Wc, Games Room - Sleeps 10-12

Glencraig is a contemporary house nestled in an acre of woodland garden, close to the River Nethy. It has 5 bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, lounge, games room, 2 bathrooms, further WC and utility room/drying room. Both the kitchen and lounge have doors leading to the patio - perfect for BBQ s, watching the red squirrels and birds or sitting out in the evening warmed by the brazier. The games room, with its table tennis table, Sky TV, DVD player and plentiful games, toys and books for all ages will keep everyone occupied whatever the weather. The property sleeps 10 comfortably and there are a further 2 pull-out beds in the games room, if required, as well as a travel cot and high chair. Children will love exploring around the numerous trees, playing ball games on the grass, finding the home-made den and hiding in the little wooden play house. There are extensive walks and off-road cycle tracks right from the door and the village shop/butcher is only a 10min walk along the river

In and around Nethy Bridge are the following attractions:

• Hotel, Bar & Restaurant (Nethybridge Hotel)

• Beautiful 9-hole golf courses in Nethy Bridge and nearby Grantown and an 18-hole course at Boat of Garten (7km)

• Tennis Courts

• Well-stocked Village Shop and excellent local butcher

• “Landmark' forest theme park at Carrbridge (10km) including water slides, maze and small roller coaster.

• Cairngorm Ski Centre with its own year-round funicular railway access and Lecht Ski Centre near Tomintoul

• Extensive Mountain Bike trails and walks connecting to the Rothiemurchus trails, Speyside Way and beyond

• Aviemore with its wide range of shops, pubs & restaurants, leisure centre, swimming pools and cinema.

• The Cairngorm Mountains – ideal for hill-walking and climbing

• New mountain bike skills loop at nearby Grantown with berms, table-tops, north-shore and rocks

• Unspoilt beaches of the Moray Coast with dolphin-watching available

• Fun House large indoor soft play centre at Coylumbridge

• Kincraig Wildlife Park with polar bear, monkeys and tigers amongst other wildlife

• RSPB Centre at Loch Garten with the famous Ospreys

• Speyside – the heart of Scotch Whisky production with many distillery tours available.

• Watersports Centres on nearby Loch Morlich, Loch Insh and numerous excellent rivers and lochs for canoeing

• Highland Folk Museum in Kingussie

More Details

Lyn Henderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Lyn Henderson

We are a family of four with 2 boys aged 9 and 13. We love mountain biking, skiing, hillwalking - any outdoor activities really! We live in Edinburgh but try to escape up to the house ourselves as often as we can.

Lyn Henderson purchased this house in 2005

Why Lyn Henderson chose Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Lovely woodland and riverside walks and off-road biking from the door. Totally peaceful and amazing starry skies. Heaps to do for all ages in the area. Great wee village shop and butcher.

What makes this house unique

We love the house because it's roomy but cosy at the same time. It's in such a peaceful location and the garden is really big with dozens of trees - perfect for kids exploring and building dens and watching the red squirrels. It's great to have the large play room with the TV and table tennis table separate from the quiet lounge! It's also our home from home so it has lots of extra touches, equipment, books, games etc

Guestbook comments from the owner

Glencraig is a superb house to spend a holiday in.

The rooms are welcoming, large and very comfortable.

Our party of 4 adults and 2 small children had a great weeks vacation in what is a beautiful and majestic part of Scotland. Nethybridge is a lovely picturesque little village with a great butchers (Mr Mustard) and a well stocked Spar. All the people we met with were delightful.

We cannot praise the house highly enough, it really was lovely to come back to after a day out. The children could happily play in the well stocked play room or watch tv there whilst we adults could enjoy relaxing and chatting in the lounge by the wood fire about the day we had just had.

We will definitely be back.
Apr 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)


Lovely house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

we stayed for half term week as a family of 2 adults and 4 kids from 13 down to 6. As we pulled up the first reaction was a wow from the kids, they quickly ran around the garden finding dens as we sorted keys. We entered the house and our expectations were exceeded. The photos do not show just how spacious and homely the house is. The kids were soon playing table tennis and as we unpacked we kept hearing squeals of delight as they discovered toys, games and most importantly for my sons the entire James Bond collection on DVD! The kit hen was the most well equipped I have found in a holiday home. Food processor, bread maker and coffee machine. I have t confess non of them were used but if you are heading up for Christmas it's nice to know what's there.

The lounge is lovely and we enjoyed having the log fire lit and listening to music on the iPod dock/cd player. The selection of books and guide material is abundant as well as maps etc. we were also impressed with how quickly the house warmed up even when temps were sub zero outside. In the area there is plenty to do, we managed some mountain biking and enjoyed some walking in the Cairngorms, especially fun in the snow! We also paid 80 for a 7 day pass to the leisure complex in the macdonald resort in Aviemore . This was great as the kids enjoyed swimming each day and there is also a gym and soft play area with attached cafe. This was great for the days when the weather was less good. There is also a cinema at the complex so a night watching skyfall kept everyone happy.

We would not hesitate to recommend this house and it is roomy enough to share with another family. We would love to stay again, hopefully in ski season.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - glad you had such a good time. Hope you manage back in the ski season as there are some great options at both Cairngorm and The Lecht if the snow is good. We had a small covering in October this year so it's looking like it might be a good winter!
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Beautiful and spacious property

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place to visit and a very nice house to stay in with plenty of games and activities for the kids.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed the house. Having two children ourselves we try to make sure there are lots of games and toys in the games room - just in case the weather isn't as warm and sunny as usual...!
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Very large, very well appointed house in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Great experience from start to finish, dealing with the owners was a pleasure.

There are lots of homely things, toys, games and of course a roaring log fire to watch.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big, Warm and Cosy Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

From the outside it's looks like a small house but once you step in it's another world. Big Lounge, nice games room, spacious kitchen fully equipped with everything you need and cosy bedroom.

Everyone is so amazed once they enter the house and loved it.

Pictures from owner direct didn't do the justice. The house looks a lots clean and new then the pictures shown.

I personally love their shower, jet water, makes my hair wash more quick and efficient as I have long and thick hair loll.

Overall we are all happy and enjoy the stay in this holiday cottage.

Definitely recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you like the house as much as we do! As you say, it's a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. We must see if we can try to get better photos that do the house justice!
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Property was fab, really good space & amazing garden for the kids to play in. House had everything we could have asked for/needed. Would definitely book to come back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the house. Our own children love the garden too - it's great for exploring and hide and seek or kick the can!
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Une superbe maison dans un ravissant village

  • 5 of 5

Une maison contemporaine meublée avec raffinement et offrant de grands espaces pour accueillir 12 personnes sans problème: salon, cuisine, salle de jeu. Chambres et sanitaires trés trés confortables. Propreté et équipements ménagers impeccables. Beaucoup de randonnées à proximité de la maison, possibilité de pêche, équitation et surtout golfs. Nous y avons passé une superbe semaine avec nos enfants et petits enfants. Nous vous invitons à y aller "les yeux fermés". Merci Lynn pour votre accueil et votre disponibilité.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre avis. Nous espérons que vous revenez à l'avenir!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3/17
25 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4/17
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5/17
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6/17
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7/17
26 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8/17
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9/17
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2017/18
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Electricity, oil, firewood, linen and hand towels included in rental rate. 25% deposit required at time of booking. Balance payable 6 weeks in advance of rental.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have excellent 'power showers' as well as baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Games Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom has ante-room and en-suite shower/bathroom. One further double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms and a bunk bedroom. There are 2 pull-out beds in the games room which can also be used if you let us know in advance so we can provide linen for these. There is also a travel cot.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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