Strathspey Lodge

Duthil, Highland
Self-catering


A big warm, generous, house for a large group with a fenced garden and stunning views into the far distance. Child and dog friendly

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A little bit of Surrey hits the Highlands here, in a no-expense-spared house with lots of treats and masses of space indoors and out. Hike along the Strathspey Way – it’s an hour or two to Aviemore, and then get the steam train back. Salmon fishing on the Spey will cost you £45 for a day’s permit; borrow two bikes from the garage, return with muddy boots and dogs and there’s a separate utility room for hosing down.This is a family house, with a wonderful flow in the design. Children will love running around in circles from hall to living room, out the other door and back to the hall. Books are arranged into cookery, maps, guidebooks; board games and televisions are many and the wood-burning stove belts out the heat. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas but any family holiday will do, or a group of grown-up friends. French windows open onto a large terrace with a second dining table for summer eating facing the wonderful views.The master bedroom has its own west-facing terrace for escaping with a sundowner, and you’ll find everything from hot chocolate and marshmallows to prosecco and Cairngorm Brewery beer waiting for you.

Strathspey Lodge - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Underfloor heating, warm wraps provided for outdoor eating and sheepskin rugs on every seat
  • The feeling of space inside
  • The bold colour schemes
Strathspey Lodge - Gallery

You should know

  • There are other buildings quite close on three sides

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurant 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1200
Damage deposit
£300
Surcharges
Sofa bed available.
1 House for 8
From £1705 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

This accommodation is even more breathtaking than the photos - I know it is hard to believe!! You don't need to bring any toys or books, there are stair gates and kid friendly kitchenware plus two high chairs. We had such a wonderful stay here and hope to be back again!

Sarah, Laurencekirk

This is a lovely, comfortable house in a beautiful setting. We had a great week exploring the Cairngorms. Thank you!

Jemima, London

We had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful - well constructed, well decorated, and with amazing views. Perhaps more importantly for us the space worked really well for our family life - two sets of kids with two sets of parents. The main living space is big enough for everyone to be there without getting on top of each other and there are also lots of places in the house to go to when you want to get away from it all. Perfect for our teenagers! Lots of stuff to do locally as well. Golf, walks, quad biking and bike trails kept us busy. I couldn't recommend highly enough.

Nic, London

We had a fantastic few days staying at the lodge, which offers a great location to get out and explore everything the Cairngorms has to offer. The lodge itself is set within beautiful surroundings and an ideal base to come back and relax, after spending a few hours up the mountains. Every room is spacious and finished to the highest standard, with also being able to enjoy the stunning views from the balcony over breakfast/dinner.

Chris, London

A fabulous base just outside of Aviemore. Extremely comfortable and stylishly decorated and very spacious for big groups or families. Could not recommend highly enough!

Neil, Glasgow

Everything about our visit was 5 Star. The attention to detail within the lodge was extraordinary. From a beautiful and thoughtful welcome 'hamper' on our arrival to well stocked firewood for the wood burning stove, beautiful and tasteful paintings and furnishings throughout, games and activities for our 3 children to play with when the weather was less favourable....I could go on and on.....! Hope to be back soon!

Ian g, Dundee

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're bang in the Cairngorms for fabulous hiking; there's good pony trekking round here too, and swimming in Lochinhully club pool in Carrbridge, two miles away. Take the Cairngorm funicular railway for a circular ride with spectacular views from the top. Carrbridge has a post office and Spar with basics, there's also The Old Bakery for coffee and homemade cakes.

Local points of interest from Andrew McDonald

  • Strathspey Lodge is conveniently located, within 15 minutes of Aviemore, the 'outdoors capital' of the Cairngorms with a vast range of outdoor shops as well as bars and restaurants and guaranteed Highland hospitality!
  • You can visit Dalwhinnie Distillery, a five star Visit Scotland attraction. Set in stunning mountain scenery in the heart of the Cairngorms, the distillery is Scotland's highest at 1164 ft.
  • Nearby is the Landmark Forest Adventure Park. An adventure for the whole family, with treetop fun, a family friendly roller coaster, a tropical hot house filled with butterflies and exotic flowers, to name a few of the activities.
  • Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, Britain's only free-ranging herd. Currently numbering c150, mostly ranging on the Cairngorm Mountains with the remainder on the Glenlivet Estate. There are planned daily guided visits to the Herd.
  • With its stunning scenery, it's hard to think of a better backdrop for golf courses! The National Park is home to 12 courses. Strathspey Lodge is the perfect base to visit other world class courses such as Royal Dornoch and Nairn.
  • Visit the nearby Rothiermurchus estate, 10,000 hectares of Ancient Caledonian Forest, Lochs, Rivers, Glens, Mountains, and wild landscapes. Amazing farm food, or the more adventurous can fish, shoot, quad bike all in stunning scenery.

Introducing

Andrew McDonald

Andrew, a surveyor, and his teacher wife Catherine live in Surrey – this is the family holiday home, which they visit as often as possible. They are keen mountaineers and enjoy hiking in the glorious Cairngorms, and they hope you will get as much pleasure from the house and its surroundings as they do.