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Ian Leach

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English

House with mountain views and large garden - ideal for families -

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Aviemore and the Cairngorms

4 Bedroom House in NethyBridge - the Forest Village - in Cairngorm National Park

Nethybridge is a charming village in a beautiful setting within the Cairngorm National Park ,12 miles north of Aviemore. It has a well stocked village shop and a renowned butchers . There are 2 hotels in the village which serve meals.

The house is in a peaceful situation on the southern edge of the village, with lovely views over the surrounding hills and woods. Built in a traditional style and furnished and fitted in a tasteful contemporary manner the bright sunny rooms are comfortable and welcoming. A bright sunroom at the rear of the house enjoys views of the mountains. There is a large garden and garden furniture is provided to sit out and enjoy the scenic surroundings. It is ideal for children and there are toys and books in the house and a climbing frame/swing in the garden. There are views of the Cairngorm mountains and to the rear of the house is the river Nethy and beyond the beautiful Abernethy forest. There are great cycle tracks and walks minutes from the house.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ian Leach (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

Why Ian Leach chose Aviemore and the Cairngorms

We holidayed in the area for many years before buying the house. we love the easy access to lots of outdoor sports and beautiful unspoilt countryside.

What makes this house unique

Its so peaceful! And the fresh air and the views of stars on a clear night are wonderful when you live most of the year in a city. there are fantastic views of forests and mountains and the weather rolling by from the sunroom. There is a river at the bottom of the garden - over a stile ,where you can light a bonfire and toast on a summer evening . from the house it takes a few minutes to walk , or bike into the Abernethy forest and there are miles of fantastic trails .


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

House with mountain views and large garden - ideal for families -
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Incredible house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a Spanish family of 9 people...and was an amazing stay in spite of the Scottish Weather appeared in its own reality: rain, cold and wind in late June!

House is quite modern, comfortable, clean and best value for money.

Is a strong recommendation for families with kids (they'll enjoy the kids garden, the table games, kids TV channels...and the "Bambies" just eating on the back of the garden. Its amazing wildlife for the kids (and adults as well).

Thanks for the hospitality of Ian...and Trish (B&B in front of the house). Really helpfull on the first days.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Newcastle under Lyme

Autumn getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. This property had it all - spacious, comfortable with fabulous views from the amazing conservatory. Well appointed and an excellent base for walks and bike rides, we thoroughly enjoyed our week and would highly recommend the property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic House, really clean, spacious and extremely well equipped. The added horses and pony at the end of the very large garden was a real bonus. I had imagined the garden play equipment would be too small for my girls but my 10 and 12 year old seemed to enjoy it. The bedrooms were very large and comfy. 3 Bathrooms a real bonus when there are 4 females in your family.

The Sun room was delightful had many a morning coffee in there watching the girls in the garden with the horses. Also made a great place for the children to play games or do puzzles whilst the adults relaxed in front of the tv at the end of a busy day.

Good location for seeing the highlands, we visited Loch Ness, Landmark (just literally up the road) is a great outdoor adventure park for children of all ages.

Highlands folk museum a FREE attraction with lots to keep children amused, again only about 20 mins away.

We arrived on the day of the Nethy Bridge Highland Games which was terrific really bought the village to life, which although was great, did make the village seem a little flat when it was over. Nethy Bridge is a lovely quiet place, not much in the village to do, (although does have a very well stocked spar, and butchers) which for us was great, when we wanted adventure we hopped in our car and knew we had this lovely tranquil house to return to after all the hustle and bustle of the day.

I would recommend this house to anyone wanted to get away from it all in a lovely peaceful environment but being able to see the attractions the Highlands has to offer without having to travel too far.

If I had to find a fault it would be the shared access to the garage. We were unaware of this prior to booking and although not major issue could present a problem if you wished to garage your vehicle. However there is plenty of space on the driveway (we parked 2 large cars without no problems).

The only other thing was the football table being housed in the garage wasnt really able to be used, could poss be re-sited in the very lovely sun room.

Over all excellent house, good location and would love to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house beautiful area

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Preston, Lancashire

perfect base for skiing or adventure

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house while skiing, horse riding and climbing. my wife and 5 children loved it. We all loved the house and great garden. The views are stunning and the setting is so pleasant and quiet (until my kids turned up). the house is very well equipped and clean, the only problem was the water was not hot long enough for us all to bathe at night. Other than that we had a great time there and will be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great holiday in this house in Nethy Bridge. Our 2 year old son loved the toys and books that were there and the garden was huge! The house was in a lovely area which was very peaceful. It was also very clean and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed cooking some nice meals in it (can recommend the local butcher). There was loads to see and do in the area for every age group. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
NethyBridge Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Loch Morlich
Car: recommended

The house is ideally situated to enjoy all the activities the Cairngorm national park has to offer. There are walks and cycles from the doorstep and an abundance of wildlife. Deer and red squirrels are often seen in the village and the Loch Garten osprey centre is less than 10 min away. You can take a steam train from the edge of the village to Aviemore which is 20 min drive away. Watersports and swimming can be enjoyed at nearby Loch Morlich and there is skiing and great hillwalking in the nearby mountains. There are swimming pools in Aviemore as well as a children fun house for when the sun is not shining .

The village has a 9 hole golf course and there are several other good golf courses at Boat of Garten and Aviemore. There are also tennis courts and a bowling green close by.

Inverness is 40 min drive and the house is well situated for day trips to Loch Ness , Fort William and Nairn and the Moray Firth with its sandy beaches and where dolphin watching trips can be enjoyed.

Other Activities: Bird watching

Ski: Cairngorm ski area is 25 mins drive and the Lecht is 35 mins drive.. There are also great cross country skiing tracks through the nearby forest .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April - June 2016
26 Mar 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
17 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Aviemore and the Cairngorms in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 z beds available
  • On the ground floor there is a a double bedroom with ensuite , and a twin bedroom . Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, a twin and a double. Both have room for either a cot or a spare folding bed. There is a cot and 2 folding beds in the house.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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