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The Retreat @ Strathspey House

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Lovely warm woodburner after a hard day on the mountains
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
The Retreat is a modern one-bedroom self catering apartment, sleeping 2 people, attached to Strathspey House, an elegant Edwardian house.The Retreat is ideally located behind Strathspey House on Aviemore's main street. The many amenities which Aviemore has to offer are within easy walking distance. The Retreat has a bright and modern lounge area with a quality leather sofa and luxury reclining leather armchair, AGA woodburning stove, LCD Digital TV, DVD and mini Hi-Fi system. Just off the well equipped kitchen is a small dining area. The comfortable and generous bedroom truly is a retreat at night with a king size double bed and ample solid wooden furniture. The fully tiled shower room has sink, electric power shower and a separate WC room off. There is private on-site parking besi...The Retreat is a modern one-bedroom self catering apartment, sleeping 2 people, attached to Strathspey House, an elegant Edwardian house.The Retreat is ideally located behind Strathspey House on Aviemore's main street. The many amenities which Aviemore has to offer are within easy walking distance. The Retreat has a bright and modern lounge area with a quality leather sofa and luxury reclining leather armchair, AGA woodburning stove, LCD Digital TV, DVD and mini Hi-Fi system. Just off the well equipped kitchen is a small dining area. The comfortable and generous bedroom truly is a retreat at night with a king size double bed and ample solid wooden furniture. The fully tiled shower room has sink, electric power shower and a separate WC room off. There is private on-site parking beside the Retreat. The Retreat is a non-smoking and pet free establishment.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
David W
Hosting since February 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests:Β We live directly next door and are always on hand to assist guests during their stay
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Reviews (24)
Angela Glover
Angela Glover
1 contribution
Hidden gem
Stayed at the retreat just after Xmas and new year for the first time. The retreat is a perfect location for all amenities and walking distance for shops and bars, warm and cosy comfortable place to stay with plenty of storage, utilities ect. The log burner is a main feature in the retreat which makes it very warm and cosy, it was peacefully quite and relaxing and will definitely be visiting here again. More than enough space for 2 people with private parking πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘
Visited December 2021
Written January 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emily H
Emily H
1 contribution
Amazing post-valentines getaway!
We absolutely adored this wee hideaway and we were especially fond of the wood burner in the living room. The place was clean and well-equipped when we found it and all of the facilities and implements are good quality and work well. All in all, a very cosy retreat and especially perfect for couples! Xx
Visited February 2020
Written February 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Evelyn485
Evelyn485
Edinburgh, United Kingdom112 contributions
Location
Perfect wee couples retreat for exploring Aviemore. Shops pubs and restaurants only a few minutes walk away and lots of cycle paths and walking trails close by. Our car never budged from the on-site parking for the duration of our stay. Very clean and comfortable with very nice large tiled shower room. Appreciated all the wee extras like washing up liquid, tea and coffee. The log fire is great to cosy up to in the evenings.
Visited August 2019
Written August 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

hoopsHarwich
hoopsHarwich
Harwich, United Kingdom145 contributions
Perfect Christmas Stay
We arrived on foot by train and The Retreat is only a 10 min walk away, so therefore a 10 min walk away from all shops, restaurants, pubs, Tesco, butchers, and everything in the centre of Aviemore. The property is very well furnished, large enough for two people, with a well appointed kitchen and lovely bedroom/comfortable bed. The photos supplied are 100% accurate... Everything needed for our stay was available including plenty of logs for the woodburner. We met one of the owners while there who was friendly and helpful and made it very clear that if we needed anything at all just to knock on the main house. All in all, this is our 5th stay in Aviemore, but the best self catering so far and we are already trying to make plans so we can stay here again next Xmas! Thanks for making our holiday season more enjoyable.
Visited December 2017
Written January 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

anne d
anne d
Glasgow, United Kingdom24 contributions
Lovely stay
The Retreat was great had everything you would want for a few days away,it was nice and comfortable & near the Avimore centre.
Visited August 2017
Written August 29, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joenie
Joenie
17 contributions
Excellent
The Retreat is a perfect spot for two. Very comfortable and homely. The decor, furnishings and fittings are all to a high standard. It is spotlessly clean and contains everything you would need for a pleasant stay. The owners were lovely. It is a short, flat walk into Aviemore. Parking is at the cottage door. The woodburner was a lovely feature which, since the weather was mild, we didn't use. If the weather was colder it would be essential as it is the only form of heating in the living area. When showering and dressing in the morning we switched on the panel heater in the bedroom and the tall towel heater in the shower/wc area. The bedroom with the king sized bed was well equiped and very comfortable and the shower and separate toilet area were lovely although the entrance/exit to the shower was tricky because of a high step. Care was required. Would I return to The Retreat - most definately. Would I recommend - absolutely.
Visited July 2017
Written August 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jeaneveclinch
jeaneveclinch
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Well furnished and comfortable accommodation
We enjoyed our stay and the wood burner but were a little chilly when it wasn't light. Good comfortable bed and very cosy duvet. I think Aviemore is more suited to able bodied young people.
Visited May 2017
Written May 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bmills
bmills
61 contributions
nice place, close to aviemore
comfortable place. good size for two people. lovely bed. parking right outside. ten minute walk into the centre of Aviemore where there are restaurants/pubs. There is a good sized Tesco express. minor point - no grill tray for oven and I wonder if it might be colder in the winter. there is a heated towel rail in the bathroom and an electric wall heater in the bedroom. the long burner is the main heat so could do with a fan heater or something supplementary if you don't want to light that and wait for heat.
Visited March 2017
Written April 10, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janine S
Janine S
Bradford, United Kingdom15 contributions
CUTE AND COSY
We have just had a lovely 5 day stay at The Retreat and were not disappointed. For 2 Fifty somethings in need of some belated rest and relaxation this was just what the doctor ordered. It is clean, spacious and well equipped. The bed was extremely comfy and there were plenty of drawers and cupboard space. The wood burning stove was warm and welcoming, especially after returning from skiing on the Cairngorm mountain. Whilst the shower is a double modern shower, care should be taken when getting out as the ledge is narrow. It is not suitable for the elderly or anyone with any mobility needs. We would also ask for consideration for a bigger TV. The Retreat is very well positioned in Aviemore and within walking distance of the town and all the amenities. We were able to hire ski equipment from one of the Outdoor stores, Ellis Brigham. Staff there were very good and stayed past the working day top ensure that we had everything we needed. We drove the 15 mins out of town up to the Cairngorm mountain. The scenery was spectacular. Whilst we had skied before its fair to say we were somewhat wooden. As such we had a 2 hr ski lesson booked there on arrival which was good value for money. We had to hire helmets separately from here. We had 2 excellent days skiing but sadly the warmer weather was against us and many of the runs were closed. We then set off exploring and visited the coast, local golf clubs, and the Cairngorm brewery. Not being a beer drinker I can honestly say I was very pleasantly surprised at my liking to some of the bottles on offer. Well you would after they give you a taste of all 10! We would recommend to eat at both the Winking Owl in Aviemore and Andersons in Boat in Garten. All in all a fabulous break away and we shall certainly return to the Retreat if we come back to Aviemore.
Visited March 2017
Written March 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

fwardhaugh19
fwardhaugh19
Elgin, United Kingdom1 contribution
Cosy and central
A very well appointed kitchen. Much more space than I had imagined. The owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Very cosy, comfortable and central.
Visited February 2017
Written March 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
Welcome to Aviemore Aviemore is a well known and popular holiday destination with beautiful scenery and an abundance of things to do for all ages. There is a thriving local population and a welcoming atmosphere for all our visitors. Aviemore is a year round destination with snowsports being the popular winter activity and walking, climbing, biking, and a whole host of other activities the main summer draw. Aviemore is the active outdoor area of the Cairngorms National Park with activities suitable for all ages and abilities. The village is also a great base for families with lots of award winning attractions in the village and surrounding area. There are many annual events to look forward to and lots of smaller events on throughout the year. Aviemore has a great selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Road Directions Aviemore is very accessible by all modes of transport. By road, the village is located just off the main A9, with junctions ideally situated to the south and north of the village. Aviemore is only 30 miles south from Inverness. The Retreat is located on Grampian road, behind Strathspey House, the main street running through the village. Public Transport Directions From Tourist Information Centre and Aviemore Railway Station From Aviemore TIC , travel north along the main street, passing all the shops and the church on the right hand side. Stathspey House is located on the right shortly after the War Memorial. Its a 5-10 minute walk or 2 minute drive a way. Private parking via the side road, Kinveachy Gardens.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins WalkHorse Riding NearbySkiing: Property Is In A Ski ResortThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Retreat @ Strathspey House

The Retreat @ Strathspey House is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Retreat @ Strathspey House has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Retreat @ Strathspey House has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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