Guest house | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 20
Ravenscourt House is an 8-bedroom former Church of Scotland manse, built in 1882, that retains many of its original features. Up to 20 guests can comfortably be accommodated.
The house is situated in its own grounds but is just two minutes walk from the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, a charming small town with a distinct village atmosphere, located amongst breathtaking countryside on the Northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.
The Cairngorm National Park in which we are located has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and is renowned for its wildlife. There are a large number of golf courses in the surrounding area including a number of championship courses. The River Spey, that runs through Grantown, is renowned for the quality of its salmon fishing and Ravenscourt House has gun cabinets, ideal for those visiting the area for its shooting.
The Cairngorm Mountain and Lecht Ski Centre are within close proximity making it an ideal base for skiers, climbers and walkers. There are also a large number of Whisky Distilleries and Castles in the area with Balmoral within an hours drive. Loch Ness is also less than an hours’ drive from the hotel.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness Airport 52.5 km, Nearest railway: Aviemore 23.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 7 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (12), Double beds (8), Dining seats for 30|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
The accommodation extends to two drawing rooms, one with a small bar, a magnificent conservatory dinning room, and a fully equipped catering kitchen.
Each of our 8-bedrooms is tastefully and individually decorated in a manner befitting the house with most featuring king or super king sized beds (some of which can be configured as twin or triple rooms). Seven rooms offer en-suite facilities (featuring shower rooms with power showers) and one has access to a private bathroom. There is one room located on the ground floor that features a wet room and is suitable for those experiencing some mobility issues.
|Further details outdoors||
There is plentiful private parking to the front of the property and gardens to the side.
The property can be let on a fully self catering basis or house keeping and some catering can be provided by prior arrangement.
The Scottish Highlands region
There is no shortage of things to do in and around the Grantown area. Ravenscourt House come rain, shine or snow.
The Cairngorm National Park in which we are located has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and is renowned for its wildlife. There are a large number of golf courses in the surrounding area including a number of championship courses. The River Spey, that runs through Grantown, is renowned for the quality of its salmon fishing and Ravenscourt House has gun cabinets, ideal for those visiting the area for its shooting.
The hotel is situated on the world famous Whisky and Castle trails, providing ease of access to a large number of distilleries and castles including the Scottish home of the British Royal Family Balmoral which is less than an hours’ drive away
We are also situated close to both the Cairngorm Mountain and Lecht Ski Centre making it an ideal base for skiers, climbers and walkers while Loch Ness is also less than an hours’ drive.
The Glorious River Spey has it's source high in the Monadhliath mountains, imbuing it with cold crystalline waters in which some of the finest fishing in Scotland can be had. The river Spey is over 100 miles long, with many tributaries, the Calder (widens to Loch Insh - picture on the right), The Trium, The Feshie, The Nethy, The Avon, and the Aberlour to name a few. The Spey produces a good landing of Salmon from the 11th February until 30th September. More Details can be found at:
When you decide to go Hunting in the Highlands of Scotland you will be spoilt for choice, from Grouse, Pheasant and Red Deer all available on our doorstep.
Grouse – shooting for Grouse in Scotland commences every August and September.
Pheasant – Commences November to end of January .
Stalking – Normally September and October for Stags and November to February for Hinds.
Should you be a overseas visitor then you must obtain a permit to bring your weapon into the country and please ensure you have correct insurance as this will be essential before any estate allows you to hunt. Please see below links that will assist in planning you Holiday.
Ospreys returned to Scotland and Speyside in the 1950s. At Loch Garten Scotland can now boast a new visitor centre were you can find out more about the ospreys along with other wildlife that frequent the Speyside region. Nearly two million people have visited Loch Garten to watch the Ospreys and their young at nest. Then walk along the river Spey and you could be lucky enough to see the Adult Ospreys swooping to catch food for their young.
Cairngorm boasts its own Reindeer centre. Various displays tell you about the reindeer, their natural history and their habitat. A special mention is given to the most important of all reindeers and the important job they do for Santa each year. Small paddocks at the Reindeer centre where you can visit the reindeer if you have not got time to visit the hill on a guided tour. Any reindeer that needs particular attention, such as feeding after illness, are also likely to be staying at the centre.
Speyside has numerous opportunities to explore the spectacular scenery that only Scotland can provide. The famous Cairngorm ranges rises to heights of over 4000ft and provide the chance to experience some of the best walking ,climbing and winter sports in Scotland. Why don't you take the easier way to travel up the mountain on the new Cairngorm Funicular railway, this will allow you to experience the wonderful views without using all your energy up to do so. During the summer months the funicular takes passengers to a height of 3000ft just below the summit, were you can enjoy a drink in the highest cafe in the UK. The Cairngorms is Scotland's Premier Ski resort with 35 downhill runs for to test all standards of Skiers and Snowboarders.
What better place to play Golf than in the highlands, wonderful courses which challenge the very best and are in excellent condition, scenery beyond your wildest dream, air you can breath which is unpolluted and very modest green fees. Below are links to the courses around the Speyside region.