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Spey Lodge - Secluded Home in the Cairngorms

Lodge for up to 10 in Rothiemurchus Forest with hot tub.

Spey Lodge is a mid-century lodge which oozes 60s style and is set in extensive grounds within the precious Rothiemurchus Forest in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park while being a five minute drive from Aviemore. Share the joy of having a holiday with family and friends in a lodge which has been cherished and lovingly maintained by the Fursman family since it was designed and built in 1967. This delightful home from home in a precious Site of Special Scientific Interest is surrounded by nature in The Caledonian pine forest. Be one of the first to see the beavers which have been introduced and are making their homes at the Milton Burn which flows past Spey Lodge as it makes it way to the River Spey. Surrounding the house there is a multitude of nature including much bird life, deer, pine martins and red squirrels. This is a magical spot which is loved by guests who return year after year.

This unique lodge which sleeps 10 and has a octagonal shaped living room with ceiling beams reaching up to a central glass cupola and is set in an elevated position overlooking the forest. An extraordinary living room has kitchen and more formal dining spaces, a well equipped kitchen and seating around the wood-burning stove and a relaxed TV viewing area. Walk onto the south facing veranda and outside seating and dining area surrounding the newly installed hot tub for seven people. While relaxing in the warmth and luxury of the hot tub you can take in the wonders of nature.

There are five individually styled bedrooms which have TVs and ethernet ports for internet use There are two rooms with double beds and three twin rooms. After enjoying a day in the country rejuvenate in a bath or shower in one of the three contemporary bathrooms. Beds are made up for guests and towels are provided. Hand soap and moisturiser are provided in the bathrooms.

The lodge has a wood burning stove. Logs are available to order from us in advance of your stay at Spey Lodge.

Practicalities of being on holiday are served by a drying room, uitlity room with washing machine and tumble dryer. For those with bikes, there is a newly built and insulated storage shed.

There is much to do in the area and Spey Lodge close to many . From the house, there are walks and cycle paths into the Caledonian pine forest to Loch an Mhor (Lily Loch), Loch an Eilien and throughout the Rothiemurchus estate.

Outdoor adventure opportunities are plentiful.
Skiing - Cairngorm mountain
Strathspey Steam railway
Tennis - all weather and covered courts at Inverdruie
Aerial Adventure Course - Treezone
Zip wire - Zip Trek Adventure Park
Landmark Adventure Park
Highland Wildlife Park
Reindeer centre
Kart Raceway
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Watersports based at Rothiemurchus - rafting, tubing, canoeing
Loch Morlich Watersports and Loch Insh Watersports- sailing, paddle boarding, caneoing

Aviemore village is served by a railway station and national buses to Inverness and to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Aviemore is the shopping hub for the area with supermarkets - Tesco and Aldi and many outdoor equipment shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Up to three well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement however please be aware that the lodge is in the forest so there is not an enclosed garden. No other pets are permitted.

This is not party house - no hen or stag parties are permitted.

Please note there is a refundable damage deposit of £150 required for bookings at this property, we will request payment 7 days prior to your holiday.
EPC: D

Damage Deposit

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1 - King size bed
Bedroom 2 - Twin room with two single beds
Bedroom 3 - Standard Double
Bedroom 4 - Twin room with two single beds
Bedroom 5 - Twin room with two single beds

Interior layout

This is an open plan living and dining area with bedrooms running off the main area.

Exterior

A hot tub for seven is positioned on a patio with a lovely outlook over the forest.

Recently landscaping work has been undertaken so there is some bare soil which will be grassed in spring 2024.

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Private garden
  • Patio / Decking
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Designated/ Private parking
  • Free parking
  • Wood burning stove
  • Central heating
  • Pets allowed (fees may apply) 3
  • Bathroom(s) 3

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Business
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Secluded
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Groups

Special offers

Please contact us if you wish to stay more than 31 nights

Accessibility

There is a short walk from the parking area into the property. It can be accessed via the slope of the garden rather than the steps.

Rules

  • No parties
  • No smoking

Floor plans

Location

Spey Lodge - Secluded Home in the Cairngorms, Aviemore, Scotland

Parking

  • Free parking (outdoor)

There is plenty of room for several cars at the property. The garage is not available to guests at present, so please park outside.

Nearby

You are in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park in the Rothiemurchus forest.

  • Horse riding [¾ mile]
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Skiing/Snowboarding [10 miles]
  • Cross Country Skiing [10 miles]
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle paths
  • Boat hire
  • Golf [3.5 miles]
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Fishing [1 mile]
  • Canoeing [¾ mile]
  • Shops [3.5 miles]
  • Supermarket [3.5 miles]
  • Bar / Pub [1 mile]
  • Restaurants [1 mile]
  • Café [3.5 miles]
  • Beach [37.5 miles]

The Cairngorm National Park is a wonderful, scenic area where you can enjoy outdoor life to the full. In the winter you have a couple of ski area available and there are plenty of mountains to tackle all year around. For the younger members of the family there is the Highland Wildlife Park and the Loch Garten Nature Reserve, or they can try their hand at Go Ape.

  • Views of…
  • Countryside

Reviews

Guestbook reviews

We loved our stay at the Spey Lodge. A beautiful home and in the perfect spot. Surrounded by beautiful woodland, and a walk away from Loch an Eilein, we couldn’t have got luckier than finding this place for our highland retreat!

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Excellent location, forest walks just outside, dogs loved it! 5 minutes from Aviemore by car so although quiet area facilities within easy reach. Sitting outside in the sunshine and not bothered by midges. Would recommend the property.

Date of arrival - 28 June 2022

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location was perfect for outdoor activities. Beautiful, spacious accommodation.
Wash a little dusty and the dirt from the previous tenants was still in the trash cans.

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Comfortable, spacious house. Beautiful location- perfect for family holiday with dogs

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A great property in a spectacular location! we had a great time with small children and dogs especially enjoying the freedom and fantastic forest right at our doorstep!

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Public - Lovely spacious home in a fantastic location. We had a wonderful family get together and enjoyed the peaceful setting and spacious living area. 3 modern bathrooms, the rainfall showers were much appreciated which meant no fighting over bathroom access. We were a group of 8, very comfortable.
Private - We loved our stay, thanks for prompt supply of missing knives. Have emailed Dunpark re some property issues that need attention but did not want to include in our feedback. Wonderful family sized home for our get together in a fantastic location. Many thanks

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What a wonderful retreat for young and old. Seven of us found lots to do or just relaxed together in the surrounding woods or in the large but cosy space. Beautiful views from EVERY window. Brilliant host provided help to recover our car from the snow! 😁👌🏽

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Public: Overall we had a lovely stay and there are some great walks from the house. Very comfortable bedrooms, but only 2 double beds, not 3 as stated in the spec. Well appointed shower rooms and bathroom. Furniture in the sitting room area is pretty tired and there is not enough seating for 10 unless some people sit on the beanbags or on dining chairs. The projector TV system is very good though. The kitchen has a lot of excellent features, including a multi-burner stove with two ovens, and it was great to have the use of a food mixer, liquidiser and stick blender. The insulated teapot and cafetière are a lovely idea, but each only has a capacity of 3-4 cups and the toaster is only a 2-slice one so not really convenient for breakfast for a large party. There were plenty of cutlery and wine glasses, though limited quantities of tumblers and crockery. Be careful of what, and where, you put food items in the wall cabinets - my chocolate was melted by the heat from the light under them.
Private: Hello John Thank you for coming to fix the radiator on Saturday morning - the room was much more comfortable afterwards. The steps up to the house were very dark when we arrived, and it was difficult to see the lockbox settings - it would be helpful to have some form of external lighting, especially for winter arrivals. Perhaps a motion-activated light? It would also be helpful to have instructions on where to find the keypad for the security alarm. Regards Margaret”

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Comfortable lodgings with a well stocked kitchen. It was ideal for a large group stay.

Liked · Great location only 5-10 minutes drive from Aviemore, there was even a fab farmshop on the way.

Disliked · nothing, we enjoyed a brilliant stay.

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Beautiful spacious and comfortable lodge in stunning setting, very convenient for lots of walks and activities. Short drive to shops in Aviemore. Secluded and private. Great kitchen big cooker and Fridge - used to cook every day for 8 people , lovely terrace for sitting out and relaxing. Washer and drier , x3 great shower/bathrooms. Very good WIFI and great choice for TV channels on the projector. [The] beds were very creaky in master bedroom and very short beds in 2nd bedroom. Mattresses were comfortable though so not a significant issue. Some decor and furniture a bit dated but all very clean and comfortable.
Booking.com Guest

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We had a fantastic stay at Spey lodge. It is a very cosy house with an ideal location for exploring Aviemore and further afield.

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As regular visitors to Aviemore area the house was a fantastic and private base, and despite no fences great for the dogs. Loved the living area and particularly the terrace. Beds comfortable and great walks from the house to the loch. Overall a great find, thanks!
VRBO Guest

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This property is superb. Set in truly beautiful surroundings tucked away in the forest within 25 minutes walk of Aviemore. Very spacious - huge very well equipped kitchen and large dining table where everyone can eat together. Very child friendly with a cinema room set up in the living area, with bean bags (which caused endless entertainment for the kids aged 2-11). 5 spacious bedrooms and 3 separate bathrooms. Lovely spacious outside terrace area overlooking the forest. Kids were in the little stream every night swimming. This houses really had everything we needed & is located in an area where you really will never run out of things to do - within a 10 minute drive of Loch Morlich (beach, swimming, watersports, cycling), endless forest trails and many other outdoor activities. Landmark and the Safari park are also nearby. Thoroughly recommend it. Only tiny criticism is that there is limited ventilation in the kitchen living area - only a couple of small windows to open in the kitchen and the door onto the terrace (which was not ideal for a 2 year old hell bent on any form of escape!!). We had a very toasty week while we were there and the main living area/dining room/kitchen did get very warm.

Tripadvisor

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Spey Lodge is a great house for a family holiday. We loved the big room with projector TV (that was bright enough to work in the daytime) and space to play inside. Lovely kitchen and fire. The updated bathrooms are great. We really enjoyed the walks into the forest from the house and the proximity to Rothiemurchus activities.

VRBO Guest

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Beautiful setting, fantastic house.

Airbnb Guest

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Beautiful setting, fantastic house.
Airbnb Guest

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We went with a group of four people to have a weekend in the highlands. The house is really good, with many things that create a great space of holidays: projector to watch movies, everything to cook, good bedrooms, great sound system, beautiful outside spaces and it is possible to walk to many spaces from the house. Everything was clean and safe.
Airbnb Guest

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We had a great stay at Spey Lodge. The house was perfect for our needs and we loved the secluded setting in the woods. Would definitely go back.

Airbnb Guest

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