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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

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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

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 around the Nethy Bridge around the 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & 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 4.9333334 based on 66 reviews
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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

Great adventure holiday in a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Real home from home. We loved the table tennis and great games selection. Really comfy and cosy in a quiet village.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 4 of 5

Really excellent property; good space and laundry/drying room.

If we had to find fault it would be that the TV was in a room without enough seats and those that were there were not particularly suitable. Table tennis table also in the same room, so if some wanted to play and some watch, it wasn't great. Excellent other room with large sofas and some chairs, but no option for TV in it.

Also, as many others have commented, really surprised that no towels were provided - first time I have stayed somewhere where they haven't been.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we always welcome feedback. The TV is a tricky one. We use the house a lot ourselves as a family and it was a deliberate decision to keep it in a different room and have the living room just with lots of books, a stereo, a few games, a real fire and some peace and quiet/conversation. We do accept that this is not everyone's cup of tea and I hope it didn't spoil the holiday at all. The vast majority of guests have commented positively on the arrangement which is why we have left it as it is. We do take on board your comments about the seating arrangements in the games room and we are going to see if we can get something a bit better, while still accommodating the table tennis table (which hands down receives the most positive comments of anything!) We will also discuss with our housekeeper the issue of providing bath towels in addition to the hand and dish towels we currently provide, and will give serious consideration to altering this for next season as we appreciate that some guests don't notice the bit on the website about them not being provided and would find it easier if they were. Thank you again for your comments.
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5

Ideal location for the outdoor person

  • 5 of 5

Property was great, clean and spacious good books to read games for the young,location was ideal to explore the great outdoors around the Cairngorms,wildlife on the door step, to my surprise we did see Roe Deer in the garden along with Rabbits Red Squirrel and even a Shrew ,the whole family had a great time, very relaxing .

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you liked the house and the beautiful surrounding area - we love it too! We regularly see the red squirrels and rabbits in the garden, and the roe deer occasionally, but the shrew is a new one for us!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property in an excellent location for exploring the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding area.

The house is big with plenty of room for a big family or a couple of small ones. Children would love the games room! The kitchen is very well equipped and everything that we used was in excellent working order. The weather was grand and we were able to make use of the large patio off the kitchen. Bedrooms had lots of room to unpack our suitcases and the beds were comfortable.

Communication with the host was easy and messages were responded to quickly. A hot water problem identified when we arrived was solved quickly and we had no further problems.

Bath towels are not provided (I had missed reading that in the listing) but the host graciously provided some from her private stash as we were travelling from Canada.

All in all, a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit from Canada and liked the house. Great that you got such nice weather too!
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Lovely family space

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious house, well equipped with everything you could need for all ages. Beautiful area with lots to do nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. We use the house ourselves as a home from home for our family, so we're glad that you found everything you needed and liked the area as much as we do!
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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 around the Nethy Bridge,

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 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
 
 
1/19
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
2/19
9 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
3/19
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
4/19
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 7 nights
£1,110
 
 
5/19
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£398
for 3 nights
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
6/19
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
7/19
31 Aug 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,075
 
 
8/19
12 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
9/19
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
New Year 2019/20
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,620
for 7 nights
£1,620
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
£1,050
 

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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