Aspen Lodge - Luxury self catering in Speyside

Aspen Lodge, by Nethy Bridge

Aspen Lodge is located on a Highland livestock farm between the villages of Nethybridge and Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, with amazing views of The Cairngorms and Highland Countryside.

Aspen Lodge is a short walk to the River Spey and the famous Speyside Way walk.

Aspen Lodge is an absolutely stunning, newly built, contemporary, boutique luxury Lodge.

The owners worked very closely with the architect to design a very tastefully decorated holiday lodge, that is in tune with its surroundings, and gives each guest a real taste of luxury in a truly magical Highland setting.

Large ceiling to floor windows in all rooms give fantastic views across to the Cairngorm Mountains, down Strathspey and over to the River Spey.

This is a marvellous base whether you are here for an activity holiday, to see the extensive wildlife, to go touring or just to relax.

Aspen Lodge is a house that makes you smile form the moment you enter. Everything has been designed for your comfort and enjoyment of your holiday and furnished to the highest quality.

Aspen Lodge sleeps up to 10 guests, in 5 sumptuous bedrooms (All en-Suite), 2 separate lounge areas, a state of the art, thoughtfully equipped kitchen and dining area with log stove.

There is a large family bathroom and full size sauna, and of course the ultimate in luxury, a large outdoor hot tub, with stunning views across the Spey Valley, and as the location has no light pollution, on a clear night the magical vista of the heavens twinkles above you!!

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Living space

The entrance hall leads in to the centre of the lodge. Turn right and enter into the large living space, which consists of an open plan kitchen and dining area, and through on to one of the two lounges.

The large open plan kitchen with massive granite island that encompasses a five ring hob, an undercut sink and a breakfast bar with bar stools is a great social area for cooking and preparing meals together.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge and freezer, pull out drawers and larder cupboards which contain an extensive array of dishes, pots, pans and all modern appliances. There are two fan ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, heating drawer and even a boiling water tap to make food preparation easy.

On the other side of the island is a huge, individually designed, locally made elm wood table (made by local craftsmen, Mark Samuels of Grantown on Spey) round which you can comfortably all enjoy a meal together, enhancing that special occasion.

The double sided wood burning stove adds even more character to the dining area, as do the six metre glass doors that open from the kitchen dining area onto one of the extensive outdoor decking areas for inside/outside living in the good weather.

Leading through to the other side of the wood burning stove is a cosy lounge with extremely comfortable reclining leather sofas and more bespoke tables, this time made from oak. There is a wall mounted 46″ TV with full Sky package and wonderful framed photographs mounted on the wall by local photographer, James Gordon of Boat of Garten.

Imagine sitting round the crackling log fire, listening to your favourite music, a dram in your hand, chatting into the wee small hours.

Extensive choices in lighting options throughout enhance your mood of the moment.

To the left of the entrance hall is a large family room with a huge L shaped leather sofa and two South and West facing glass walls. It is a marvellous space to snuggle up with a book, watch the wildlife, appreciate the extensive beautiful landscape or enjoy and laugh with friends or family while using the XBox 360 Kinect on the 42″ flat screen TV or sit watching a film together on the DVD player.

The Strathspey steam train can also be seen puffing away on the other side of the glen, a truly wonderful space to enjoy.

Upstairs there is a gallery area with leather settee that overlooks the dining and sitting area, a lovely area to unwind and relax with a good book or play a board game from the bookcase.

There is a new third quiet lounge area upstairs above the bedroom wing of the house, perfect for time out to chat or read.

Another little bit of luxury!
At Aspen Lodge the built-in sauna made from Aspen wood, is a superb space to relax with friends. Adjacent to this is a large family bathroom fitted out in stunning black slate for all to use, when you have been in the sauna or anytime – simply spectacular.

When you think it can’t get any better it does!
Also for your relaxation, there are plenty of outdoor patios and decks with seating and BBQ. a large outdoor hot tub for you to enjoy perhaps with a loved one staring at the starry sky or catching up with the chat from friends, a truly memorable experience.

Bedrooms

There are five bedrooms, all are ensuite with defogging back lit mirrors, all with their own character, and all have flat screen TV/DVD players with freeveiw, radio/MP3 docking stations. The Stag and Hare bedrooms have super-king size beds.The new upstairs Capercaillie bedroom has a king size bed.

All have outside access to their own seated area. All bedrooms have luxurious soft towels, towelling dressing gowns and slippers for your use during your stay in Aspen Lodge.

The Stag Room, with Super King Size bed is one of the two upstairs bedrooms, with a huge picture window that opens on to its own outside balcony, which looks up to the hills. It has a walk-in dressing room and a fully tiled bathroom with double sinks, a truly divine room with fabulous views.

The Hare Room, with Super King Size Bed has two windows, also with breath taking views. The soft greens in this room give a relaxed feel, the window seat, the walk in dressing room and ensuite wetroom all give a feeling that you are being spoilt on your holiday.

The Black Grouse Room is a stunning twin bedded room with dramatic black slate wet room and quirky blue light for added atmosphere. This room also has a fitted mirrored wardrobe.

The Osprey Room is a family room with one single over double bunk bed. This room has it’s own Wii for your enjoyment. There is an ensuite fully tiled wetroom with a fitted mirrored wardrobe.

The Capercaillie Room is a delightful new bedroom with private dressing room and private shower room in our recent loft conversion. It has a large opening double door window and Juliet balcony overlooking the Cairngorm mountains.

Utility space

Also from the entrance hall you can access the utility room with sink, washing machine, drier,  which, in turn, leads through to a cloakroom, with Payphone, the boiler room with drying area, with iron & Board, and also the large double garage. There is extensive hanging space both in the garage, cloakroom and boiler room for outdoor clothing. Underfloor heating throughout the lodge.

The double garage is large enough to store made up fishing rods and there is a locking gun cabinet for your use should you require it.

There is also a separate room adjacent to the garage to store bikes, skis and other outdoor equipment.

Aspen Lodge at a glance

  • Fantastic Contemporary two-storey boutique Lodge
  • Maximum occupancy of 10 (including all adults and children)
  • Heat & Power usage included in rental
  • Located on a working farm with River and Mountain views
  • Large outdoor Hot Tub (Robes & Slippers supplied)
  • Large Sauna
  • Double-sided log burning stove (Logs supplied)
  • Extensive 360° Degree decking and balcony
  • Full Sky TV package in lounge
  • Flat Screen TV/DVD freeview TV’s in all bedrooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access WiFi
  • X-Box 360 and Wii available
  • Large enclosed garden with outdoor seating
  • No Pets
  • BBQ Area
  • £500 Good Housekeeping Bond

Accommodation at a glance

  • 2 Lounge areas
  • Dining Area
  • 2 bedrooms with super king sized beds
  • 1 bedroom with a king size bed
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bedroom with a single over double bunk bed
  • All bedrooms are ensuite
  • Upstairs seated balcony lounge
  • Sauna
  • Family Bathroom
  • Utility room
  • Drying Room
  • Cloakroom
  • Ski/Bike/Fishing Rod storage
  • Large Double Garage (with Table Tennis Table)

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