Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Osprey Lodge is a brand-new luxury 3 bedroom caravan, situated at the Boat of Garten Holiday Park at Boat of Garten in the heart of the Cairngorms national park. Sleeping up to 8 people and a baby (there is a pull out double bed in the lounge and a travel cot-which doubles as a playpen- under the master bed) and being fully insulated with gas central heating and double glazing it is the perfect getaway to the Highlands whatever the weather!
Fully furnished and with all mod cons, 2 TV/dvd players, ensuite to master bedroom. 2 sun decking areas with patio furniture and Barbeque. Free welcome pack upon arrival (*not applicable to short break/weekend bookings). All bed linens (except cot bedding), bath mat and tea towels are provided.
Situated within Boat of Garten, RSPB Loch Garten is only 1.5 miles away, Landmark only 4 miles and Aviemore only 6 miles away. The area is packed with things to do all year round, walking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, road biking, water sports at Lochs Inch and Morlich, skiing, snowboarding, nature, photography, shopping at Aviemore, Cafés and restaurants. Loch Ness and Inverness a short drive away. There is a station for the Strathspey Steam railway in Boat of Garten.
Please note the following: No pets allowed and no hen or stag parties. Weekends are only available outwith school holidays and between March and November. (I.e. No weekends available during the winter months)
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness Airport 85 km, Nearest railway: Strathspey steam railway station, Boat of Garten 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Scottish Highlands region
The spectacular Cairngorms National Park is Britain's largest National Park. It's a living, working landscape with wild land at its heart, and an unrivalled range of outdoor attractions and activities to enjoy in a compact and accessible area.
Boat of Garten
There is so much to see and do in Boat of Garten and the surrounding area. The following main attractions are all within a 15 minute drive from Osprey Lodge:
Boat of Garten
• There is the world famous RSPB Loch Garten reserve just around the corner. Take a left out of the park and follow the signs. This reserve is only open from April to October but for seeing the world famous Ospreys EJ and Odin its well worth a visit.
• Boat of Garten is on the steam train line. Why not take the steam train to Aviemore and stop off at Glenbogle station (Monarch of the Glen)?
• The river Spey runs through the village and boasts great walks and biking trails.
• Why not hire a bike from Cairngorm bike and hike and cycle the final leg of the 'Speyside Way' into Aviemore?
• Abernethy forest is also on our doorstep, boasting red squirrels, capercaillie, pine martens, wood ants, roe deer, crested tits and crossbills, all rare and only found in this area of the UK. Why not wonder through it and see what you can find?
• Boat of Garten 18 hole golf club has been voted one of the top 20 courses in the country. It is one of the most scenic and enjoyable courses in Scotland.
• Boat of Garten's pub and restaurant, The Boat Hotel is in the heart of the village and is situated on the bend opposite the post office, just as you turn down to the Steam railway station. They have a fantastic menu and children (under 12) eat free when parents dine too. Visit www.boathotel.co.uk for details or phone 01479 831258.
At just 6 miles away in Carrbridge is Landmark Adventure park. This is a MUST if you have children. It is a great day out with loads for the young and young-at-heart to do.
Carrbridge has excellent little cafe's and gift shops and the picturesque old bridge has got to be worth stopping for a photo.
Aviemore is the hub of the Cairngorms. There are numerous shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, bike hire shops, specialist butchers, etc and chain shops. There is a great little Waterstones, Boots, and even quite a large Tesco for all your grocery needs.
Just outside Aviemore is Rothiemurchus, with its camp sites, tree top trail, cafes, art gallery and the famous reindeer herd.
There is a climbing wall at the extreme dream climbing centre too, for the adventurous types.
There are many bike trails from Aviemore, Rothiemurchus, along the Spey river and all throughout the area.
Just outside Aviemore (through Aviemore, left at the roundabout follow the road through Rothiemurchus. Follow the signs for the Hilton Hotel) is the Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel. If it is raining during your stay this is the place to go. For a small fee you can use their pool, bar and restaurant and there is a large indoor soft play centre just opposite! Perfect for those rainy days when the kids are bored.
Lochs Morlich and Inch
At both of these lochs is a water sports centre where you will be kitted out with wetsuits and given instruction by professional guides. There are guided canoeing trips for the children, kayaks, various boats and windsurfing to try out. There is also a beach at Loch Morlich to relax on in hot weather. Both centres have a cafe, and the Loch Inch centre has a shop. Highly recommended
Another 'to do' on your list must be a visit to the Ptarmigan Centre at the top of Cairngorm Mountain. It takes about 15 minutes by car to get to the car park, up some pretty hair-raising roads (Follow the road through Rothiemurchus to the end!) From the car park you can either walk up to the centre, or take the funicular railway. At the centre is an exhibition about the mountain a fabulous cafe/restaurant and a shop. There is a viewing platform and on clear days it is said that you can see both West and East coasts!
The Cairngorm ski centre is generally open whenever there is snow. The ski season has been from November/December to April in the past few years. Check their website for the snow forecast.
From the Ptarmigan centre you can walk to the summit of Cairngorm Mountain, which takes about 20-30 minutes.
About 45 minutes drive away is Inverness, the nearest city. There is Raigmore hospital, the Eastgate centre for all your shopping needs, retail parks for larger stores, Vue cinema, Inverness airport, various denomination churches and Eden Court (Inverness's main theatre), in fact everything that you need will be in Inverness.
Another 20 mins drive from Inverness takes you to Loch Ness, Urquart Castle, and the world famous monster. On this road are some boat cruises which will take you to Fort Augustus at the far end of the Loch via Urquart Castle at Drumnadrochit.
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10 Sep 2014
"Beautiful caravan in lovely village"
Osprey Lodge was immaculate, great size, lots of little thoughtful things for visitors and just like a second home. The living room area was perfect, huge sofa, and the kitchen was very well equipped.… More
Thank you so much for a lovely review! I am so pleased you had a lovely stay at Osprey Lodge, and I would be delighted if you chose to stay with us again. I agree, the Anderson restaurant across the road is fantastic. x
9 Jun 2014
"Fantastic little lodge in a great location!"
We stayed as a couple in the Osprey Lodge for 2 nights in June. The lodge is perfect for couples as well as larger groups. The interior is extremely well presented and everything felt brand new and … More
Thank you for a great review! I am so pleased you had a lovely stay at Osprey Lodge, and I would be delighted if you chose to stay with us again.
29 Apr 2014
"Clean, good but cannot take 5 adults."
Would have been good many years ago with my family. A good location with all sorts of activity, walking, cycling, bird watching, steam-train spotting and roaming in the glomming. However my four frie… More
Thank you for your review relating to your recent stay at Osprey Lodge and I appreciate your comments regarding sizes of the smaller bedrooms and the limited seating in the lounge area/dining space. Osprey Lodge can accomodate up to 8 people, but I agree that large groups of adults can be a bit of a squeeze.
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