About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 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
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely house, great location!
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.
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!
Lovely house. Would have benefited from a welcome pack of milk, tea and coffee but otherwise fabulous
We really enjoyed our stay. The house was lovely, spacious and clean. It was a perfect location for walking and whisky tours. Would definitely go back again!
Thank you very much for your review - we really appreciate feedback. We haven’t done the whisky tours ourselves but must try next time we’re up as lots of guests say they enjoy them and, as you say, the house is very well placed to take advantage of them. So glad the house worked out well for your 50th birthday treat with your family from America. Hopefully we’ll welcome you back again in the future!
This was a very special mini holliday that my family and myself will tresure for a very long time
We were very sad to leave this very spacious beautiful home, the location was one of the most memorable places we will never forget, thank you so much for letting us enjoy your gorgeous home, I am already thinking about visiting next year it was so beautiful, many thanks again.
The Bibok Family.
The house was very spacious and filled with literally everything that we needed. Beautiful location, me and my friends had an amazing time. I would definitely like to stay there again. Great value for money as well!
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. The house is a real “home from home” for our family so we’re glad you liked it as much as we do! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
A comfortable family friendly house and well equipped
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.
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!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.