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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.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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*****
Had a lovely stay at Stablemans Lodge, nice clean house, I would highly recommend 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
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.
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.
Thanks a lot, had a beautiful Time in a nice well equipped cottage! Looking forward to seeing you again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stablemans 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.
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.