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Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine

Overview

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

Owner
Lyn Henderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 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 Nethy Bridge

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge in Highland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 54 reviews
5

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: 05-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 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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5

A comfortable family friendly house and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

A spacious family house. The children particularly loved the games room, whilst we could relax by the fire in the living room.

The beds were very comfortable. The power shower was amazing!

The house was clean and tidy on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed the house. We find many guests like the combination of the lively games room and the peaceful lounge with the fire. We have never worked out why the water pressure in the showers is so good but we certainly enjoy it too!
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5

Fabulous family house

  • 5 of 5

Everything thought of, very spacious, comfortable and cosy!!! Great location, with lots of great walks on the doorstep! Lots of wildlife in back garden, just put your nuts out!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you saw the deer as well as the birds and red squirrels...
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4

Fine and well-equipped house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 11 persons in the house and the space around the dining table is a bit confined.

The electricity disappeared for a short while when cooking, but help was coming within 30 minutes.

Nice and clean, good beds and a nice garden with deers grasses.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review - we always welcome feedback. We accept that while the dining table is very comfortable for 10 adults, it is a little bit of a squeeze for more than that and we will try to address that issue. Despite the rural location, we are extremely lucky to have very few power cuts so you were very unlucky to experience one - I’m glad it was restricted to 30 mins and that you enjoyed the garden and seeing the deer!
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5

Great place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We we a party of 7 adults wanting a base to go to a wedding in Aberdeen and visit family in Inverness, as well as enjoy walks and the mountains.

Successful on all counts.

Plenty of room in the house, well equipped kitchen an a large dining table and any equipment you think you might need.

The en-suite bathroom is off an area on the way into the master bedroom so can be used as a general bathroom or an en-suite depending on which doors are left open.

Saw a deer in the garden whilst eating breakfast as well as several red squirrels.

There are gentle signposted village walks from the house/village which we did a couple of when dodging the heavy rain. On a better day we walked up Cairn Gorm and the cloud lifted of the top as we got there - so pretty good views. Caught the train back down. Note you can only exit the station at the top if you pay for a guided walk or have walked up from the bottom and signed in to use the restaurant/toilets.

Plenty of other things to do in the area - shame we didn't have more time.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. As you say, it's a lovely peaceful base from which to explore the area and do all sorts of activities. I'm glad our deer and squirrel friends came to visit too!
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5

Lovely house, well situated and had absolutely everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, very clean with lots of games and toys for the kids. The garden and table tennis were huge hits with the kids who enjoyed every minute of their stay. Really fantastic property which I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Table tennis always seems to be a big hit - think we have converted quite a few families to the sport over the years! Glad that you found the house had everything that you wanted as well.
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Location

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Aviemore
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Ski
18 Kilometres
Caringorm Mountain
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Loch Morlich
Car: recommended

Nethy Bridge is a picturesque, peaceful village situated in the heart of the Caringorm National Park, along the Speyside Way - perfect for exploring the beautiful surrounding area, from the magnificent Cairngorm mountains to the quiet beaches of the Moray Coast. It is also the perfect base for a huge variety of outdoor activities, including hillwalking, golf, skiing, tennis, water sports, birdwatching and climbing. Nethy Bridge is a particularly good location for walking and mountain biking, with mile after mile of off-road trails and paths straight from the door through hundreds of acres of the Abernethy Pine Forest, linking to the Rothiemurchus Estate. It is a short drive to Aviemore, with its shops, pubs & restaurants, leisure centre, swimming pools and cinema - or you could take the quaint steam train which runs from Broomhill Station just outside Nethy Bridge, through Boat of Garten to Aviemore. Red deer and red squirrels are frequent visitors to the village, as are the famous ospreys to the nearby RSPB reserve at Loch Garten.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 9/17
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£825
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
New Year 2017/18
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Rate 1/18
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£925
 
 
Rate 2/18
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 3/18
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£925
 
 
Rate 4/18
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
Rate 5/18
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Rate 6/18
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
Rate 6A/18
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Rate 6B/18
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
Rate 7/18
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Rate 8/18
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
Rate 9/18
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
New Year 2018/19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£418
for 3 nights
£975
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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