Stablemans Lodge Grantown on Spey
Cairngorms National Park

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Stablemans Lodge - Cairngorms National Park

Location: Grantown on Spey - Cairngorms National Park

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £480 p.w.

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Stableman's Lodge - Grantown on Spey - Cairngorms National Park 

Sleeps 4/6 -  Wood Burning Stove - Nordic Style BBQ Hut - Sorry No Pets

Available for Short Breaks - 3 Night Minimum Stay / Maximum 14 Nights

The Stableman's Lodge is an intriguing wooden lodge situated in the small town of Grantown of Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The property has been tastefully and simply furnished, with a lounge/dining room, kitchen, and shower room on the ground floor, and upstairs a large open plan dormitory style bedroom, from which access can be obtained to the covered outside balcony area. The property benefits from having the latest modern ventilation system installed, which makes the property ideal for those suffering with allergies.

Grantown, is a traditional highland town on the River Spey, situated on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The town offers a varied selection of independent shops, bars and restaurants, together with many historic buildings and a museum where visitors can find out about the towns development since the 1760s.

The lodge lies adjacent to the ancient woodland of Anagach, which has beautiful woodland walks down to the River Spey, and is ideally located for exploring the National Park. Every form of activity and outdoor enthusiast is catered for in the local area, climbing, fishing, mountain biking and walking, to name a few are all on your doorstep.

A visit to the Cairngorm Mountain Range either in winter for skiing and snowboarding, or in the other months is a must, the funicular railway to the summit gives the most amazing views, and dining at the top is available at the Ptarmigan Restaurant.

Aviemore itself is an ideal place to go and explore, the Strathspey Steam Railway leaves from here and travels through the most magnificent scenery to the small village of Broomhill. Whilst on the train you can sit back, relax, and travel in the way of a bygone age.

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre at Glenmore is also worth a visit, here you can see the Reindeer, and for the more adventurous arrange a walking tour into the surrounding hills. Another place to spent some time is the Outdoor Discovery Centre at Coylumbridge, there are activities here for all the family, bike hire, climbing wall, and a dry ski slope. Have a look here for their full range of activities

The surrounding area is also home to many of Scotland’s best known distilleries, Glen Grant, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas and Cardhu, to name a few. A great day out would be to complete the Whisky Trail, from Grantown to Elgin, a distance of some 40 miles, and all have visitor centres and conducted guided tours, where you can find out about the making and history of the “water of life”, just make sure you have a non drinking driver with you!

Another great day out is a visit to Revack Estate, the estate has 10 miles of walks and trails for you to explore, where deer, red squirrels, bird life and fauna abound. A must see is the exotic orchid house, and together with the gift shop, restaurant, kids adventure playground, and the well stocked fishing area, it really does cater for the whole family.

If your heart is set on a holiday in a log cabin and Stableman's Lodge is booked then why not have a look our similar properties that can be found on the Log Cabins page.


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  • Lounge/dining area, wood burning stove, TV, DVD, CD, Radio, table & chairs for six.
  • Kitchen, ceramic hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and all the usual kitchen utensils.
  • Shower room with large shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
  • Lobby area for coats and shoe storage.


  • Large open plan sleeping dormitory, 1 double and 2 single beds, cot, additional two beds available.
  • Door to outside covered roof terrace.

Other Facilities

  • Ironing facilities.
  • Decked front porch area with table and chairs.
  • Covered decked area for dry storage of bikes etc.
  • Nordic style BBQ hut. Barbecue whatever the weather in true Nordic style.
  • Cot and high chair available.
  • Wifi internet access.
  • Bed linen and towels, logs for wood burner, and electricity all included in the price.
  • Off road parking for two cars.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.

Best Features

  • Situated in the Cairngorms National Park. Walks in quiet woodland and on the open hills
  • A variety of activities available within the local area, including, skiing, fishing, water sports, golf.
  • Village location.

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Stablemans Lodge Reviews

The latest reviews of Stablemans Lodge...

Reviewed this property on 26/02/2024
And awarded it
We stayed at Stablemans Lodge for a week in February which was excellent. This is the second time we've stayed and really enjoyed it. Perfect location and surroundings, with easy access to beautiful countryside. We shall definitely be returning again.

Reviewed this property on 27/09/2023
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is excellent, well equipped and in a great location. We've booked it again for a week in February 2024

Reviewed this property on 09/04/2023
And awarded it
Thanks so much for an fantastic stay - we loved Stablemans Lodge. When we arrived, the log burner was warm and there was a lovely hamper, which were such nice personal touches. The accommodation is very comfortable and well set out with plenty of space and everything we needed, It is well located in Grantown for exploring the area. Lots of outside parking and a fantastic covered veranda for drying wet/muddy clothes and shoes. The owners also let us use the shed for storing a bike, which we]as excellent. All in all a superb property.

Reviewed this property on 31/10/2022
And awarded it
Fabulous lodge and in such a great location. The pictures don't do the lodge justice, such a great bedroom layout for young families like us. Just don't overdo it on the log burner as the lodge can get rather hot very fast. We will be back ??

Reviewed this property on 05/09/2022
And awarded it
We spent a lovely week at the Stablemans lodge, the pictures online don't do it justice, it is beautiful inside and little touches such wonderful artwork from the owner, make it feel really special. The kitchen is well equipped and we found a very generous welcome hamper on our arrival. The BBQ hut was a fantastic treat and we enjoyed cooking food we purchased from the local grocers and butchers on the high street. If you get a chance to visit the owners art studio, it's worth while and only a 10 minute walk from the property, details are at the property. Sitting out on the balcony was always the perfect end to each day and because it's covered in, the weather didn't stop our enjoyment of sitting outside. The owners were very welcoming and provided everything we could have needed for a wonderfully relaxing break. Unlike a lot of places, there was an ample supply of logs for the fire.

Reviewed this property on 18/07/2022
And awarded it
Beautiful lodge in a central location in the town. Stabelmans was spotless, with everything you could need for an enjoyable holiday. We had a lovely welcome basket on our arrival and will definitely book again.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2022
And awarded it
Absolutely loved this unit. So central yo everything that we wanted to do. Clean, big enough for 4 adults and 2 children and the barbecue hut was the cherry in the top.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2022
And awarded it
We stayed in Stablemans Cottage from 18-25th May. It's situated within the grounds of a private house. Very quiet yet close to amenities . The cottage was very comfortable with lots of homely touches. It felt very lived in with art work and personal touches and not the usual sterile holiday let . It was cosy as the evenings were chilly , the wood stove was very efficient. There are many walks and holiday activities in the area. I would definitely recommend it to couples and families.

Reviewed this property on 21/02/2022
And awarded it
We had a lovely stay at Stablemans lodge, the property was very well appointed with everything we needed. And the one long bedroom was big enough that everyone slept with out disturbing each other (though there was the ritual call of 'Night John Boy'). Outside the BBQ hut was a great way to celebrate our sons 12 birthday despite the February temperatures and the arrival of plenty of snow midweek made getting home to sit around the log burner even more special. Grantown itself is a lovely place and perfect to access all the area has to offer. Walking, Sledging, Skiing, Loch Ness, etc all made a fun week. We finished our stay with pie and a pint in Grants Bar which is perfectly placed for a quick stumble home. All in all a great cottage in a lovely spot that made a perfect winter get away.

Reviewed this property on 08/11/2021
And awarded it
Lovely accomodation. Everything we needed and more. The BBQ hut was awesome. Wonderful to be able to explore in the Scottish Highlands!

Reviewed this property on 14/10/2021
And awarded it
The accommodation was a joy to stay in. It was perfect for my 3 children (aged 6, 9 and 10), wife and I. The bbq house was an added bonus. I would strongly recommend the accommodation and village. We like to stay in different places but we will definately come back again!

Reviewed this property on 31/08/2021
And awarded it
Great lodge, has everything you need in a good location.

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2020
And awarded it
This was our 2nd stay at Stablemans Lodge, it is perfect for exploring the Cairngorms National park. Whilst being in a town, it is nicely tucked away and very peaceful. Only 5 minutes walk to pubs shops etc.The lodge was spotless and just as cosy as we remembered it. The added bonus now is the 'Hobbit House' an indoor bbq, absolutely brilliant! We would highly recommend this lodge .

Reviewed this property on 09/03/2020
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay at Stablemans Lodge. It is warm and cosy, very clean, well-equipped and great location. The house is behind the owner's property but feels very private, and Grantown on Spey is a lovely little town, very pretty and a good base for lots of activities. As there is no central heating, I was a little worried that the house would not be warm enough, a key requirement for me, but due to the very efficient wood burner, heat circulation system and an electric heater in the kitchen (not really needed as it was warm enough, anyway) this was not the case, in fact it was toasty warm throughout our stay. There was also a double bed in the bedroom area, rather than all single beds, as shown on the photos, which was a nice surprise, too.

Reviewed this property on 03/03/2020
And awarded it
Excellent accomodation. Clean, spacious with a welcome basket and warm fire on arrival. Quiet location next to beautiful woodland but close enough to walk into town within minutes. Great barbeque hut in the garden too.

Reviewed this property on 23/07/2019
And awarded it
We loved this cabin. The new Hobbit House for BBQs was a real bonus. We had perfect weather and no midges but I can imagine this lovely space being used all year round. The outdoor (covered) balconies were also great places to be. The cottage was well equipped and everything worked (actually we both got kicked out off the internet but didn't get round to letting the owners know - I am sure they would have sorted it had they been aware) Location is lovely, tucked away amongst trees but only a few minutes walk to shops, local pub (great pie and chips) and the loved woodland walks. Spotlessly clean and tidy. We would visit again and recommend it to other couples or young families (one large bedroom so maybe not ideal for a party of adults).

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2018
And awarded it
We stayed for three nights at Stablemans Lodge and would like to return. The area is wonderful and the Lodge is all you could ask for (unless you wanted a lodge in a remote truly wilderness part of the Cairngorms!). The kitchen is well equipped for most types of food preparation and cooking. The dining/living room area is spacious and comfortable with a cosy wood burning stove (easy to use and logs provided). A good sized shower-room with an effective electric shower. The sleeping area is unusual (although accurately described on the website) in being dormitory style so you would have to be satisfied that you are all happy with that. The beds are very comfortable and the sleeping area is spacious, airy and comfortable - hot water bottles provided. The owners live next door so are available if you have any queries. They are not at all intrusive - we saw them briefly shortly after we moved in and then just once in passing. A really lovely, peaceful place to stay.

Reviewed this property on 20/07/2018
And awarded it
Had a fantastic time staying here, the lodge is beautiful! My children had fun staying here, the beds were comfortable, very clean, had everything we needed, and the personal touches made it all the more welcoming. Definitely recommend 5*****

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2018
And awarded it
Had a lovely stay at Stablemans Lodge, nice clean house, I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 14/02/2018
And awarded it
Wow. Wow. Wow. This lodge is basic, has everything you need and feel like our ideal home. Very friendly village. Very warm inside with the fire lit and a very nice welcome pack. The Craig Bar just 75mtr from the sofa is amazing (we should know we were in there frequently). Very comfortable, cosy and homely accomodation. Will certainly be back. Really love this place

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2017
And awarded it
Had a very nice week in this lovely spacious comfortable lodge, the weather was not so good but the log burner keep things cosy. We found plenty of things to nearby even with the rain.

Reviewed this property on 22/06/2017
And awarded it
We had a lovely weeks stay at Stablemans Cottage, we found it an excellent location to explore the local area - lots of local amenities. We very much enjoyed spotting red squirrels and deer in the nearby Anagach Woods.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2017
And awarded it
Thanks a lot, had a beautiful Time in a nice well equipped cottage! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed this property on 31/05/2017
And awarded it
Fabulous place, owners very welcoming, a modern log cabin very tastefully decorated, wood burner was great, right in the heart of Grantown on Spey lovely historical town, plenty of walks nearby in Anagach woods, with loads to see and do.

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2016
And awarded it
The accommodation was first class and absolutely beautiful. 2 mins walk from town which had most of the usual amenities needed and 20 mins from Aviemore. We had a brilliant break and would recommend to anyone. Hosts were also very welcoming to our needs.

Reviewed this property on 13/06/2016
And awarded it
Very nice lodge with excellent facilities. Clean, tidy and a comfy bed. In a prime location for exploring and walking. Near by bakery very good (especially the donuts!). Always good to come back to a warm fire. Very recommended. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2016
And awarded it
We had a very enjoyable stay at Stablemans, the lodge is really well equipped. It is tucked away so nice and peaceful, but only 5 minutes walk to shops pubs etc. It is an ideal base for touring the National Park. I would highly recommend it, I would definitley stay here again if visiting the area.

Reviewed this property on 11/03/2016
And awarded it
The close proximity to other houses does not detract from this brilliant accommodation. A little gift from the owners on arrival is a great finishing touch as is every detail within this lodge. Its very well finished with a fantstic log burner that is worthy of its focal point in the main living room. I would stay here again.

Reviewed this property on 24/02/2016
And awarded it
Nice clean wooden lodge in the centre of Grantown on Spey, with easy access. We were there to go skiing, as from Grantown you can get to either the Lecht or the Cairngorm slopes at Aviemore. The lodge itself was great, with good cooking facilities, comfortable beds and a very good wood burning stove. Only issue was that all the beds are in one room, which we were aware of when we booked - perhaps some curtains or screens to provide a bit more privacy?

Reviewed this property on 10/02/2016
And awarded it
Stablemate lodge was an excellent and comfortable cottage for 2 or a family group happy to sare the open plan upper floor. With the very effective insulation and woodburner it was one of the warmest and economic cottages we have stayed in in the area. Facilities in Grantown are good. Well equipped kitChen.

Reviewed this property on 13/11/2015
And awarded it
Warm and cosy cottage. Great location close to the high street and woods. Had a really enjoyable stay. Well equipped, very clean and lovely welcome hamper. Would happily recommend this.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2015
And awarded it
Fabulous! The Lodge had everything you could want. It was very cosy too. The log burning fire had the whole place toasting. We hope to go back again the next chance we get.

Reviewed this property on 11/02/2015
And awarded it
We stayed here for a long weekend in January and had a great stay. The lodge if fab - has everything you could need and is really cosy. The wood stove heated the lodge really well. Even when it was really cold and snowing outside we were snug indoors. Good location - places to eat nearby, although as the lodge was so nice we enjoyed cooking in the lovely kitchen and eating in with a bottle of wine infront of the glowing fire! Nothing negative to say about our stay - would highly recommend :)

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2014
And awarded it
We loved Stablemans Lodge. Six of us stayed for a week in August and had the most amazing time. The delightful lodge only added to our experience. Perfectly positioned between the town and countryside, the lodge was homely and was equipped with everything we needed. The owners live next door and were very nice and never intrusive. It comfortably housed 6 of us. We made use of the beautiful wood burner in the evenings. Would recommend this Lodge as an ideal base for exploring the Highlands.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2014
And awarded it
Ideally situated for town and walking, red squirrels seen playing in the garden. A bird watchers paradise. Everything you could need in the lodge, very clean and comfortable.

Reviewed this property on 10/05/2014
And awarded it
We had a wonderful fortnight over Easter 2014. A great location for the northern Munroes. Accommodation was fantastic - dormitory sleeping was fine for us hardy mountain types! The owners were very friendly and helpful...especially when my morning porridge boiled over the wonderful log stove! Don't be put off by the bar at the end of the lane...its a bonus ( I made great use of it after a hrs day on the Cairngorms) and is not noisy at all. There's a fab' Co-Op in Grantown too. Will return!

Reviewed this property on 27/11/2013
And awarded it
We had a fantastic week at the Lodge in August. It's a great location to explore the Cairngorms and local area. On our first morning, we took the kids for a walk in the local woods and saw Red deer and Capercaillie within an hour of being out! The lodge has a feel of a remote location but is on the edge of Grantown which has good local shops and a few pubs. We were fortunate to have a couple of nice evenings so were able to relax on the balcony and have BBQs. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed this property on 03/01/2013
And awarded it
We LOVED our time at Stableman's Lodge. The owner's live adjacent to the property, but always respected our privacy and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed over the Xmas week and enjoyed all the festive touches inside and outside the cottage. There were 2 sledges outside the back door which we made good use of when we went to the Cairngorms. The property is very central but at the same time has a rural outlook. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

Reviewed this property on 21/09/2012
And awarded it
Had a wonderful stay recently at Stablemans Lodge. Lovely modern,very clean and cosy home away from home and one street back from main town yet the feeling of a quite country retreat. Wifi and mobile range not great but this is a Grantown problem in general. Mary -Australia

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2010
And awarded it
Stablemans lodge was a lovely modern cottage. We have holidayed in grantown for 10 years and this cottage was the best we have stayed in, we have already recommended to family. We will be booking for next year, everything is a 2 minute walk away . Was made to feel very welcome and everyone is very friendly thanks for a lovely holiday and will see all next year

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2009
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stableman’s Lodge in Grantown on Spey. We were made to feel very welcome from the outset, and the accommodation was clean, modern and comfortable.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing break in this area. 5/5.

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2009
And awarded it
Stableman?s Lodge is a great place to stay with helpful welcoming owners, warm clean inviting accommodation and a good location. Comfortable living room with a brilliant real fire (loads of fuel supplied) and a well equipped modern kitchen.

The addition of a dvd player, bath and double bed would make it perfect for couples / families with young children.

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