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The Boat House, Rothiemurchus

Entire house hosted by Amy
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds3.5 bathrooms
Entire home
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The Boat House is a luxury, 3 bedroom, self-catering retreat in idyllic, private wooded grounds in beautiful, much loved Rothiemurchus. A unique, desirable location at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

This lovingly transformed historic cottage is perfect for a couple, group of friends or family to relax and enjoy being together in this charming yet spacious dog friendly, stylish getaway.

There is so much to enjoy here. Your personal host can advise you and book your activities.

The space
The Boat House is about more than a luxury stay in a stunning holiday home, it's about spending time together (including the dog), in one of Scotland’s most amazing places. The three stunning bedrooms sleep 2 guests each and the three separate living spaces each have a different look, all the bedrooms have exceptionally comfortable, super king-sized beds handmade in Scotland by a specialist craftsman, with snowy white, fine Egyptian cotton covering super soft pillows and duvets - all 100% natural. All have Sonos Play, radios, hairdryers and gorgeous adjoining bathrooms with underfloor heating, bathrobes, fluffy bath sheets, Scottish Fine Soaps products as well as candles.
The wheelchair accessible ground floor includes many people’s favourite bedroom which is also ideal for guests with mobility issues and is also wheelchair accessible with a lovely wheelchair accessible wet room. There is space upstairs for a cot and two chair fold down beds for younger members of the family.

As well as being fully insulated and double glazed, central heating, underfloor heating and efficient log burning stoves ensure you will be super cosy on chilly evenings and the frostiest days. For romantic and cosy winter nights there is a log burning stove in one of the bedrooms.

The Boat House is well connected with fast WiFi throughout, USB plugs beside every bed, good 4G coverage for most networks and a printer.

The living area with kitchen and adjoining dining area is light, airy and opens onto a south east facing paved area – perfect for sunny breakfasts or later in the day for feasting outside with a wood burning Indian fire bowl. This is surrounded by a generous fenced grassy area - a perfect outdoor space for dogs and small children. If you are lucky, in the field on the other side of the fence there you may well see some hairy Highland Cattle with their huge horns or Highland ponies.

The adjoining Snug is full of books and games and the low ceiling, thick walls and wood burning stove in the oldest room in this stone built house makes it feel especially cosy. Next door the Chill Out sitting room’s L shaped seating and huge faux fur throw is perfect for snuggling up with a book or watching a box set or movie on smart 75” TV which with Sonos soundbar can give you a cinema experience.

The well-equipped kitchen has a Range cooker, microwave, two fridges and a freezer, dishwasher and includes Lavazza pod coffee maker, a Nutriblast and essentials including tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fresh and dried herbs, salt and pepper.
As well as excellent heated space for drying coats, boots, hats and gloves inside there is a large heated room outside for wetsuits, dirty wellies and a dryer.

There’s also a bike or welly boot washing area and lots of lockable space outside for bikes, cycles, skis, snowboards, kayak etc.

We’ve tried to think of everything.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews


Where you’ll be

Aviemore, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Boat House has a one of a kind location –
Rothiemurchus is one of the best loved places in Scotland; as well as being stunningly beautiful, it makes you feel special and better. There are so many ways to enjoy this amazing place.

Rothiemurchus its hills, glens, woodlands, ancient forest, lochs, burns, rivers, farmland and buildings have been a natural sanctuary for communities of wildlife and people for countless generations. The result of centuries of loving care by the Grant family, who continue to uphold environmental principles and endeavour to achieve a sustainable future for everyone and everything that lives here.

However, although this is a wonderfully wild region, it’s not a wilderness. The Grant family working with local outdoor businesses have developed a huge range of appropriate ways to enable you to enjoy this fabulous setting for a holiday every season of the year, especially if you’re booked into the Boat House! As guests, your host will give you your own weekly pass which includes a map of walks on Rothiemurchus, parking at Loch an Eilein and discounts at Rothiemurchus Centre.

Nestled in its own generous grounds, the property offers great privacy yet is less than a mile from Rothiemurchus Centre, with its fabulous Estate Farm shop, Druie café, craft, card and gift shops. As well as the comprehensive network low-level paths which link with much loved Loch an Eilein (Loch of the Island) voted the U.K’s favourite picnic area, it’s ideally located for enjoying this fabulous area.

Hosted by Amy

Joined in August 2019
  • 3 Reviews
Boat House Host - loves being out and about in the Cairngorms as often as possible
  • James
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed
    Health & safety
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    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
    Cancellation policy