Strathspey Lodge

Duthil, Highland

A big warm, generous, house for a large group with a fenced garden and stunning views into the far distance. Child and dog friendly


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


A little bit of Surrey hits the Highlands here, in a no-expense-spared house with lots of treats and masses of space indoors and out. Hike along the Strathspey Way – it’s an hour or two to Aviemore, and then get the steam train back. Salmon fishing on the Spey will cost you £45 for a day’s permit; borrow two bikes from the garage, return with muddy boots and dogs and there’s a separate utility room for hosing down.

This is a family house, with a wonderful flow in the design. Children will love running around in circles from hall to living room, out the other door and back to the hall. Books are arranged into cookery, maps, guidebooks and then board games, televisions are many and the wood-burning stove belts out the heat. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas but any family holiday will do, or a group of grown-up friends. French windows open onto a large terrace with a second dining table for summer eating facing the wonderful views.

The master bedroom has its own west-facing terrace for escaping with a sundowner, and you’ll find everything from hot chocolate and marshmallows to prosecco and Cairngorm Brewery beer waiting for you.

Scotch, a woodburner and a read at Strathspey Lodge

We think you'll love

  • Underfloor heating, warm wraps provided for outdoor eating and sheepskin rugs on every seat
  • The feeling of space inside
  • The bold colour schemes
Exterior shot of Strathspey Lodge in the evening in Scotland

Home truths

  • There are other new builds quite close on three sides
  • Slow WiFi connection


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Up to 20% off remaining February & March availability

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1200
Damage deposit
Sofa bed available.
1 House for 8
From £1705 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

You're bang in the Cairngorms for fabulous hiking; there's good pony trekking round here too, and swimming in Lochinhully club pool in Carrbridge, two miles away. Take the Cairngorm funicular railway for a circular ride with spectacular views from the top. Carrbridge has a post office and Spar with basics, there's also The Old Bakery for coffee and homemade cakes.

Local points of interest from Andrew McDonald

  • Strathspey Lodge is conveniently located, within 15 minutes of Aviemore, the 'outdoors capital' of the Cairngorms with a vast range of outdoor shops as well as bars and restaurants and guaranteed Highland hospitality!
  • You can visit Dalwhinnie Distillery, a five star Visit Scotland attraction. Set in stunning mountain scenery in the heart of the Cairngorms, the distillery is Scotland's highest at 1164 ft.
  • Nearby is the Landmark Forest Adventure Park. An adventure for the whole family, with treetop fun, a family friendly roller coaster, a tropical hot house filled with butterflies and exotic flowers, to name a few of the activities.
  • Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, Britain's only free-ranging herd. Currently numbering c150, mostly ranging on the Cairngorm Mountains with the remainder on the Glenlivet Estate. There are planned daily guided visits to the Herd.
  • With its stunning scenery, it's hard to think of a better backdrop for golf courses! The National Park is home to 12 courses. Strathspey Lodge is the perfect base to visit other world class courses such as Royal Dornoch and Nairn.
  • Visit the nearby Rothiermurchus estate, 10,000 hectares of Ancient Caledonian Forest, Lochs, Rivers, Glens, Mountains, and wild landscapes. Amazing farm food, or the more adventurous can fish, shoot, quad bike all in stunning scenery.


Andrew McDonald

Andrew, a surveyor, and his teacher wife Catherine live in Surrey – this is the family holiday home, which they visit as often as possible. They are keen mountaineers and enjoy hiking in the glorious Cairngorms, and they hope you will get as much pleasure from the house and its surroundings as they do.