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.
My only complaint is it was too hot!! For the first 24 hrs, we were down to shorts and t shirts in January! ! The overly efficient biomass boiler meant the house was too hot! We spoke with the house keeper though, and this was remedied swiftly.
The staff were attentive, but also left us to our own devices. A very laid back affair - which suits a relaxing stay in the Highlands.
Excellent that dogs and children were welcome!
We would definitely come again. Thank you!
We have just come back from a great week on Alvie Estate. We are a family of 4 and the Farmhouse we stayed in was perfect for us and had everything that we needed. It was warm, cosy and well laid out and everything in the house was in excellent condition! The location is fantastic, not only do you have great views from the house but the surrounding area is stunning and there is so much to do from lots of walking to fun activities. If you are looking for a quiet location with easy access to everything then we would highly recommend this place. We loved it and will be back!
We had a lovely stay at Park Cottage. The location is excellent with stunning views. The cottage layout was perfect for us and the beds were comfy. The cottage could do with some upgrading, it looks a little tired in places. We struggled a bit with the shower which went from icy cold to very hot. Some of the wallpaper was peeling and there were a lot of cobwebs up high. Overall we loved staying in the cottage, thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and hope to return next year.
Alvie House is very old fashioned and lacks some of the facilities associated with more modern properties, such as showers, and extra bathrooms. But rooms are spacious, and the accommodation is full of character. We found the kitchen equipment a little lacking (potato peeler, fish slice to name a few), but we managed to cook well for 10 people. There was a problem with the hot water supply, and this was mitigated quickly.
When arriving or leaving in darkness, we needed an outside light at the main entrance, which was a serious omission.
The location of the property is excellent - although ...more
It was like always, a wonderful time on Alvie that happened way too fast. All people were helpful and friendly, you can not ask for more! I am looking forward to the next stay there. Greetings Wolfgang