Traditional cottages with superb views of the Cairngorms, set in 13,000 acres of stunning highland scenery Alvie Estate stretches from the River Spey, over the Monadhliath Mountains to the Dulnain river. Just 5 minutes south of Aviemore makes Alvie the perfect place for exploring the Highlands.
With self catered accommodation sleeping from 4 to 10 guests your stay can be combined with a wide variety of activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Zip Wire Park, Horse Riding, Quad Bike Treks, Bushcraft Survival Techniques as well as the usual country sports you would expect to find on a Highland Estate.
It was just as we remembered it. Due to family circumstance we had not returned for some time. The North Wing welcomed us back, perhaps it could be said with an element of 'tired-elegance'. Wonderfully comfortable and spacious, we love the sociability of the large kitchen. Eight adults are accommodated easily without bumping into each other all the time.
It was a bit hot in the main bedroom at times, and albeit it was October, we had to have the windows open much of the time. Little hardship!!
We will return.
Had a lovely stay at alvie. It's a big quirky, old place full of character. It was very warm and clean , but much of the furniture has seen better days especially the sofas and beds. Also have to say that although the linen was fine, the actual duvets pillows and mattresses were old and done and not particularly comfortable. The kitchen is very small and difficult to cater for ten people in, we struggled with seven people. Also the two old bathrooms were okay but not particularly convenient esp the lack of a shower. Criticisms aside it is a lovely old flat, if you don't mind shabby . In m...more
Wester Delfour 4 has been our place to stay in the Highlands for about 6 times over the last 13 years. We feel quite at home there, that's why we keep coming back( and will do at our next vacation in Scotland) . The Alvie staff is always friendly and willing to assist if needed. We love the view over the mountains and the animale in the paddocks from the windows. The estate and nearby town Aviemore are in the middel of the Highlands and it is easy to acces a large part of Scotland by car. In the last couple of years there were some attractions added to Alvie, such as Zipwire and Segway tours....more
We had a lovely weekend stay at 1 Wester Delfour in November. The cottage was clean, fully equipped and remote - just what we wanted. The log-burner within the sitting room was the highlight, with plenty of wood and coal being available. The beds were comfortable and kitchen had everything you needed.
To make it a 5 star attraction the water pressure within the shower needs to be fixed as if you want to hot shower the pressure is poor, especially if you want to wash longhair. While the Guest Book contained lots of lovely walks a clearer map of the estate showing various available walks...more