This review is for Nethy Station, the smaller of the Abernethy Bunkhouses.
The bunkhouse is a quaint conversion of an old Speyside Way railway station, and makes good use of the layout, with two goup seating areas and lots of space and quirky little secret bedrooms. Although with just four toilets and showers it might be a bit of a squeeze were it full to capacity. The same can probably be said for the kitchen, which has two ovens/hobs and two fridge/freezers although the space within the kitchen doesnt really allow for too many cooks! There is a bbq and fire area on the old platform, which is accessable from the front of the building and makes for a great base in the Cairngorms, whatever your trip is working around.
We didn't need to use the drying room, which might have been pretty snug if the house were full to capacity and everyone needed to use it at once, but again, if your group is less than around 20 it would be fine.
The hosts are extremely generous, friendly and accomodating, sociable without intruding on our time away. And the fact that only the number of people who physically turn up are charged for, subject to a minimum, with the whole bunkhouse being exclusively one party's makes this an exceptionally value for money stay.
All in all, if you are looking for cheap group accomodation in Nethy Bridge or the surrounding area, I would definately recommend Nethy Station
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two bunkhouses in the Cairngorms National Park offering a budget alternative to renting a castle or lodge. Exclusive Use only but you will only pay for the beds that you fill (subject to a minimum!)You can book any length of time and it is perfect place for that family get-together, student trip, scout activity week, reunion weekend, stag or hen weekend. There are so many activities nearby – come and see for yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abernethy Bunkhouses Nethy Bridge, Scotland