|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Very nice, and very clean. I recommended this property.
Stayed at Glencraig for a long weekend as part of a group of 11 and only have positive things to say about the house! The house has ample space even if the house is full with a huge kitchen/diner, living room and separate games room as well as having the biggest bedrooms I've come across in a holiday rental upstairs. The place is so big we kept on losing each other despite the group being so big!
The house is well equipped with everything you could ever want available in the kitchen as well as a music system, huge TV and WiFi available for entertainment. The weather was good enough during our stay that we were able to use the outside seating and enjoyed having the patio doors open both from the kitchen and loving room which, if possible, made the house feel even bigger. In one we were slightly saddened that the weather wasn't worse as we would have loved to have put the fire on in the living room too! There is a wide range of information available in the living room with maps and books about the area with huge comfortable sofas that can easily accommodate everyone in the house...often a rarity in houses sleeping so many!
The overall cleanliness of the house was amazing, the housekeeper truly is an asset to this place as each and every room was pristine. Location is great and we managed a trip to Landmark due to the close proximity of the house to all the main attractions in the area. We also enjoyed the services of Delicate Catering, a fantastic private chef that came to the house one evening who we would highly recommend!
We really hope to be able to come back and enjoy this property again and would recommend it to anybody, you won't be let down! Thanks Lyn for such an enjoyable stay, we loved every moment of it.
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.
|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.