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The Boat House at Rothiemurchus

by Aviemore - Highlands

Cosy, and stylish, traditional and modern, this lovely Scottish house is surrounded by the most magical Cairngorms scenery.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
£2000-4500 per week

How to book...

The Boat House at Rothiemurchus Johnnie & Philppa

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with James Easton.

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  The Highlights...

  • Wonderful rural retreat for lovers of the great outdoors.
  • Situated on the edge of the River Spey with amazing wildlife all around. See red squirrels, herons and roe deer from the house.
  • All three bathrooms are supplied with luxury Scottish Fine Soap toiletries and there is a downstairs toilet
  • Soggy anoraks and damp boots have their own heated rooms where they can be dried out ready for the next adventure.
  • Fancy trying the local specialities? The owners can organise delivery of farm shop produce directly The Boat House.
  • For a truly special dining experience, enjoy a luxury picnic at the owner's private bothy near Loch an Eilein.

  You should know...

  • The nearest field is home to a herd of Highland Cattle, guests are asked to make sure dogs are kept away from the field.
  • Canine visitors are warmly welcomed.
  • The property has a wheelchair accessible bedroom and wet room.

  The Detail...

Guests will be enchanted by The Boat House, a traditional slate-roofed, white-washed stone cottage with green doors and windows which sits surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Rothiemurchus and the Cairngorms National Park.

A pretty Rowan Tree creates a natural arch over the front door and is one of a multitude of tree species which surrounds this lovely property which has been recently renovated to an exceptionally high standard. Guests enter through a side door directly into the traditional and well-equipped kitchen with cosy underfloor-heating. The kitchen/dining area is open plan, allowing guests to mingle with the chef while relaxing in the dining area and taking in the spectacular views from two large sash windows.

Beyond the dining area is the snug, which is a warm and cosy sanctuary. It is furnished with a deep comfy sofa and large arm chair, woollen throws, and a wood burner which is set back in an exposed stone fireplace and crowned with a stag's head. A further living area, decorated in muted yellows and dressed with velvets and tweed, boasts a large corner sofa, leather arm chairs and a whopping 75 4K Ultra HD television connected to a Sonos sound system.

One of The Boat House's three bedrooms, is situated on the ground floor and named (like all the bedrooms) after the wonderful views. The Rowan Room overlooks the grounds which have inspired the interior colour palette of greens and berry reds. The ensuite is a large, modern wet room with shower seat and grab rails.

Two further bedrooms can be found at the top of the soft-pile, carpeted staircase. The smallest, Milton Burn, has a super king-sized bed and is the home's most romantic room. A wood burner keeps it cosy and guests can enjoy nodding off in the glow of the smouldering embers and wake to the sight of Milton Burn and the River Spey. Next door, in the en suite, a roll top free-standing bath sits beside an open fireplace where candles sit in an iron grate. So, fill the tub, light the candles and enjoy a romantic soak.

The lovely Drumore bedroom boasts views of the Cairngorm Mountains and beyond. The scenery is best enjoyed from the comfort of the super king-sized bed or from the roll top bath which sits in the windows of the spectacular en suite bathroom.

The region Rothiemurchus is stunning and is ideal for lovers of outdoor pursuits, whether that be walking, quad biking, skiing (Aviemore is a short drive away) or pony trekking. For nights out, head to The Old Bridge Inn, walking distance from the house, this cosy riverside pub serves high quality evening meals.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Car Charging Point
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Resort
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Theme park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Whisky tasting (distilleries) , Low level walking, Outdoor Activity Centre (Quad Bike Treks, Clay Shooting, Aerial Adventure, Water Sports, Archery) Cairngorms National Park

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Inverness Airport - 1hr



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The Boat House at Rothiemurchus Johnnie & Philppa

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