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Ptarmigan Lodge Complete With Large Hot Tub In A Superb Forest Village Location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Open Plan Lodge in Nethy Bridge, Nr. Aviemore, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - In A Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk From The Village And Five Minutes From The Abernethy Forest

Ptarmigan Lodge provides the perfect holiday home for families and sporting groups. The nearby Cairngorms are home to the elusive Ptarmigan, a rare mountain dwelling bird, after which the lodge is named. The outdoor Hot Tub allows you to relax and soak in the peace and quiet of the forest and listen to the river.

Please note - Dunpark Property Limited manage the bookings for this lodge - if you receive an automated email from Owners Direct it is not from Dunpark. We will contact you directly if your holiday is declined, a payment is due or for any other updates. Any automated emails should be disregarded. You can enquire direct by emailing should you wish.

Tinker Fraser
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Tinker Fraser

Ptarmigan Lodge is family owned by myself and my husband. Our family enjoys all the outdoor activity that takes place around the Spey Valley and Nethy Bridge. We love skiing, mountain biking, trail running and hill walking.

Tinker Fraser purchased this bungalow in 1995

Why Tinker Fraser chose Nethy Bridge

We feel Nethy Bridge is a real jewel of the Spey Valley and has a indelible link with the forest, rivers and nature that surrounds it.

Nethy Bridge and Ptarmigan Lodge are a real easy-living place. Walking by the river down to the local shop for the paper on a Sunday morning is one of my favourite walks.

It's our favourite place to spend time relaxing in winter or summer.

What makes this bungalow unique

We rebuilt the lodge 15 years ago and doubled it in size. We wanted to bring the outdoors into the house with the huge glass windows. So it's very open plan indoor/outdoor house and it worked!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely, Lovely, Lovely"

"Great accommodation and a tranquil place to stay"

"Great area. Great Lodge. Great facilities"

"The perfect get away. Fantastic"

"A beautiful cabin in a beauutiful location"
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • En-suite shower room, Main bathroom with separate shower and bath, wc with sink, wet room with shower and utility sink. The external hot tub door allows you to enter the house through the bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + 2 guests (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 master bedroom with 1 double bed and ensuite showeroom. 1 main bedroom with 1 double bed. 1 bedroom with twin beds. 1 bedroom with bunk beds 1 snug room with fold out double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Open plan easy living with every comfort you would ever need. Very cosy with central heating plus a woodburning stove in the main living area and a open fire in the snug room. Side entry into the 'wet room' keep all the mud in the right place. The 'wet room' is equipped with washing machine, drying machine, additional heater for drying clothes and a shower for getting the mud off you before entering the main living space. Outside: There is a large decking area and garden for outdoor living equipped with a gas BBQ, large dining table and chairs and a hot tub. Access to our private river bank is via a gate to ensure peace of mind for families with children and/or dogs. Utility Room: There is a large muddy entrance for leaving jackets and wellies that leads to a wet room for showering and drying clothes. The utility room is equipped with a washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set of clean towels and linen are included for the duration of your stay.


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Ptarmigan Lodge Complete With Large Hot Tub In A Superb Forest Village Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing wee break away!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time here, such a nice lodge to stay in! And the setting is so pretty, with a river running at the bottom of the garden!

Thanks so much, definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chloe. Thank you very much for your lovely review. We will of course welcome you back anytime.
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Great lodge for a family get together.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was in a great location for family travelling from different parts of Scotland. It was well equipped and the hot tub was a real success.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family lodge

  • 5 of 5

Had a amazing couple of days with the family, everyone enjoyed themselves. Would definitely recommend the lodge large parties.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family party for our daughters wedding and found the lodge to be perfect for the before, wedding day and wind down afterwards. The lodge is well equipped and very well planned with the main, open plan area overlooking the gardens and river working well for relaxing and entertaining. Facilities are as described and presentation first class. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous lodge

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 spent the Easter weekend in this lovely lodge. There was everything there for a fantastic stay from the log fire to the hot tub it was just perfect. Beautiful scenery and walks. We will definitely book again xx

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The whole holiday was excellent, could not fault it.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was fully fitted, clean and welcoming with plenty of games to keep the children amused both inside and out.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The Cairngorm National Park provide a wonderful playground for you to indulge yourself all sorts of activities.


Canoeing & White water rafting





Sailing & Windsurfing

Salmon & Trout Fishing

Skiing & Snowboarding

Walking & Climbing


Findhorn Bay and the Morayshire Coast are an hours drive from Nethy Bridge.

Loch Morlich is a fifteen minute drive away.


Nethy Bridge is approx' one hour drive from Inverness airport.


Nethy Bridge is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, around 2.5 hours by car from Glasgow and Edinburgh and approximately 1 hours drive from Inverness. Aviemore is only 9 miles from Nethy Bridge and is well connected to the road, rail and bus networks. The overnight sleeper from London stops in Aviemore en route for Inverness and both CityLink and Stagecoach operate regular bus timetables for the area.

Further Details:

In the heart of Scotland's pristine and ancient forests. Ptarmigan Lodge is located on the banks of River Nethy, enjoying a superb location in Nethy Bridge - the 'forest village'. Sounded by forest and wildlife it is the perfect get-away to enjoy the outdoors and relax in this superb and unique environment. With so many winter and summer activities, Ptarmigan Lodge has so much to offer all year round.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
27 Aug 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep/Oct 2018
28 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn/ Winter 2018
22 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2018/19
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Winter/ Spring 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 21 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$549.78

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% of the hire charge and the return of a completed booking form secures your booking.
Damage bonds are primarily a security deposit against any damage to the property, and are refundable, minus damage costs. A deposit against damage will be charged at the following rates - £300 per booking
Pets are charged at £50 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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