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Nestled in the tranquil setting of the Rothiemurchus Forest in the Cairngorms National Park and close to Aviemore, this self-catering home is suited to families and groups looking to relax in the beauty the surroundings have to offer (not mention a multitude of outdoor activities for the more adventurous among you!). This comfortable and well-equipped home sleeps eight (plus two guests). Throughout the year, guests of all generations enjoy the comfort and design of Spey Lodge with its elevated setting in the midst of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, in the midst of the Cairngorm National Park. You can walk from the house directly into Rothiemurchus Forest to Loch an Mhor (the Lilly Loch), Loch an Eilein and beyond to the Cairngorm mountains. Unfortunately this property does not accept stag/hen groups or party groups.
The owner is happy for up to 3 very well behaved dogs to stay at the property, however a small charge will apply, please contact us if you would like your furry friend(s) to join you. Sorry, no other pets 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.
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
This is an open plan living and dining area with bedrooms running off the main area.
The property has a veranda which leads onto the forest, other than a few friendly wild animals you will be undisturbed.
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.
There is plenty of room for several cars at the property. The garage is not available to guests at present, so please park outside.
You are in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park very close to the Rothiemurchus Estate.
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.
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.
- 07 Jun 2022
Comfortable, spacious house. Beautiful location- perfect for family holiday with dogs
- 28 May 2022
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!
- 27 Apr 2022
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
- 09 Mar 2022
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! 😁👌🏽
- 19 Feb 2022
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”
- 31 Jan 2022
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.
- 30 Oct 2021
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.
- 21 Sep 2021
We had a fantastic stay at Spey lodge. It is a very cosy house with an ideal location for exploring Aviemore and further afield.
- 14 Sep 2021
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!
- 12 Aug 2021
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.
- 21 Jul 2021
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.
- 31 Oct 2020
Beautiful setting, fantastic house.
- 31 Oct 2020
Beautiful setting, fantastic house.
- 19 Oct 2020
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.
- 21 Sep 2020
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.
- 31 Aug 2020