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The Treehouse - Self Catering holiday lodge in Boat of Garten

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Lunch on the deck....
One of the adorable red squirrels.
Modern, fully equipped kitchen

Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cabin
The Treehouse is based on an Australian design,and is elevated to maximise the views of the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. The high level deck is the perfect vantage point for birdwatching,spotting the red squirrels high in the surrounding trees, or al fresco meals in the fresh air and sunshine - no midges here! And, on a clear night,you can sit out here with a glass of whisky, and enjoy the most amazing view of the starry sky. The lodge is set amongst pine and birch woodland, overlooking the Strathspey Steam Railway line,( steam trains only,no mainline service!) and the renowned Boat of Garten Golf course. We provide birdfood for birdwatchers, wellies for walkers, and a spacious comfy lounge if you just want to relax and enjoy the peace and the view. The kitchen is so...The Treehouse is based on an Australian design,and is elevated to maximise the views of the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. The high level deck is the perfect vantage point for birdwatching,spotting the red squirrels high in the surrounding trees, or al fresco meals in the fresh air and sunshine - no midges here! And, on a clear night,you can sit out here with a glass of whisky, and enjoy the most amazing view of the starry sky. The lodge is set amongst pine and birch woodland, overlooking the Strathspey Steam Railway line,( steam trains only,no mainline service!) and the renowned Boat of Garten Golf course. We provide birdfood for birdwatchers, wellies for walkers, and a spacious comfy lounge if you just want to relax and enjoy the peace and the view. The kitchen is so well equipped, there's even a food processor, and juicer, AND plenty recipe books for inspiration! The Treehouse is in the picturesque village of Boat of Garten,in the Cairngorm National Park, just a few miles north of Aviemore, and only 2.5 hours drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Local shops and restaurants are only a few minutes walk away. Pets are welcome, and our prices include all fuel, logs, electricity, bedlinen and towels.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets are welcome, but please double check if you have more than one pet.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Bunk3 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Anne M
Hosting since April 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are happy to recommend places to eat, places to go, cycle tracks, walking trails, etc. If you have any questions at all, either about the Treehouse itself, or the area, just ask.

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Reviews (27)
Claire Glancy
Claire Glancy
1 contribution
The Treehouse Boat of Garten
We have just had a fantastic break at The Treehouse in Boat of Garten. The house was in excellent condition, set in a beautiful wooded garden. The kitchen was very well stocked with no shortage of utensils, cutlery etc.. The large living/ dining room was very homely with a wood burning stove as its centrepiece. There were plenty of games and DVDs to tempt kids off their phones! The bedrooms were very comfortable with lots of storage. The bathroom was in good condition with a superb modern shower. One minor issue was there was only one toilet which caused the occasional queue! We know the area well and The Treehouse was a great base for cycling, golfing and dog-walking. Downstairs there was plenty of room for our cycling and golfing paraphernalia. The village is a great base, with a well-socked village shop (which also sells great coffee!). There are dozens of off-road cycle routes and very quiet local roads. For the golfer, there are great courses around, with Boat of Garten, Spey Valley and Granton-on-Spey, particular highlights. We hope to return for another holiday and would thoroughly recommend The Treehouse.
Visited October 2019
Written October 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JohnBlyths
JohnBlyths
London, United Kingdom38 contributions
Fun, relaxing and lots of wildlife
We spent a week here at the end of May and this was a perfect setting for a family break. It rained every day but we didn't even notice due the beautiful landscape and we always found somewhere great to go! The kids loved the treehouse and built a den in the garden or sat in the window seat trying to see how many birds they could name. Would definitely recommend ! Anne the host was very accommodating and helpful!
Visited May 2019
Written June 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne M
Anne M
Thank you for such a lovely review. The weather is the one thing we have no control over, so we're delighted to hear it didn't spoil your stay!
Written June 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yorkshire-Lass9222
Yorkshire-Lass9222
48 contributions
Outstanding treehouse in a perfect location - our 2nd stay here!
We are always a bit nervous to go back to the same place, in case it isn't as good as we remembered it. However, for The Treehouse, the opposite was true! We loved this house the first time around, but even more so this time! Superb location in a lovely village - close to the centre but not on a busy road. The house is set in a beautiful woodland garden of about an acre, so loads of space for the children to explore. We also love that the steam train passes the bottom of the garden! The house is a great size for our family of 5 (although could easily accommodate 7). I've never seen such a well equipped kitchen, so never any fear of running out of glasses or crockery whilst waiting for the dishwasher to finish! The lounge is spacious with a gorgeous round open fire, and even with temperatures of minus 5 outside, we stayed toasty with ample supply of logs. Now onto why it was even better this time - a superbly upgraded bathroom, with separate 'supersoaker' shower - very welcome after those long mountain bike trails! And a new massive, super-comfy bed in the master bedroom. We also like that there is a large storage room for our mountain bikes - you don't always get this with a holiday home. Whilst this home is towards the higher end of the price range, it is worth every penny. I would definitely book it again.
Visited March 2018
Written April 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mathew O
Mathew O
Stockport, United Kingdom4 contributions
Excellent
Would highly recommend going here. So much to do in area, we could of done with 2 weeks rather than one. The lodge itself is amazing. Has literly everything you would need to make it feel like a home from home. Will definitly book again.
Visited January 2018
Written January 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ziggy P
Ziggy P
4 contributions
Perfect holiday home in a great location
The Treehouse has everything going for it. It's a lovely, comfortable house, with a large garden in which you can see red squirrels, and watch the steam trains go by. Boat of Garten is a lovely little village, with a lovely pub and restaurant at the Boat Hotel, and a fantastic little shop right across from Kinchurdy Road, a five minute stroll from the house. All the highlights in the area (Aviemore, Cairngorm national park, the Osprey RSPB centre, Lake Morlich and so on) are within easy (and beautiful) driving distance. The house itself is well equipped, and the fireplace makes a beautiful addition. We definitely hope to return some day.
Visited August 2017
Written October 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynda F
Lynda F
Banchory, United Kingdom25 contributions
Lovely holiday
Quiet location but near to local shop/post office, good pub, cafe and a selection of trails through the woods, along the river round a loch and into Aviemore. Everything catered for including lots of board games. Added excitement of a steam train passing close by! The twin bedrooms were a tad small for our larger family members but the double was perfect and the bathroom was very nice.
Visited August 2017
Written September 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rosalind N
Rosalind N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions
3rd visit with the Grandchildren
We just love the Treehouse. It is extremely well equipped and cosy. The kids love the garden and swing and feeding the birds and animals who visit every day. You think you need something e.g. A bug candle and voila it's in one of the many kitchen drawers. Everything is there from BBQ fuel to washing powder and spare wellies and coats. The deck is great and Boat of Garten is a lovely village with places to eat out, a well stocked village shop and lots of cycle or walking trails.
Visited August 2017
Written August 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Duncan T
Duncan T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great stay
The treehouse was the perfect venue for our family, it was exactly how we'd imagined it would be and we'd love to go back before too long.
Visited April 2017
Written May 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gill s
Gill s
3 contributions
Simply outstanding
From arrival to departure we have had the most wonderful stay in the treehouse,as a family of 6 ,2 adults,2teens and 1 five and 1 six year old we couldnt have asked for more,from location,weather to the house itself,everyhing was simply wonderful,outstanding views from the balcony and set in wonderful forest woodland,we had wonderful walks in the cold winter sunshine and the treehouse is such a pleasure to arrive back to in the evening with the cozy log fire and a nice glass of wine,kids loved it to,the den in the garden,spotting different wildlife,playing hide and seek,it has everything you could need for a really active week away or simply relaxing and putting your feet up,definately will be a place we would love to visit for life!booking for next year already!
Visited January 2017
Written January 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne M
Anne M
Thank for saying all of that. So pleased you had such a great holiday, and we have already booked you in for next year!
Written January 28, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

heidi p
heidi p
York, United Kingdom45 contributions
Fabulous, warm Treehouse
My husband, i, my son & grandson had a wonderful week at The Treehouse.. the boys loved collecting wood for the fire, building the den & playing in the wooded surrounds. This is a beautiful Treehouse in a beautiful setting. Ideal to see & watch the steam trains, watch red squirrels & perfect location. Walk to the village shop brilliant, local pub & woodland walks. We had everything we needed. Thank you
Visited October 2016
Written November 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne M
Anne M
Thank you for such a great review. We really appreciate it.
Written November 8, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Skiing available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace

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About the neighborhood
This area of Scotland is ideal for both active and relaxing holidays. There are numerous walks and bike trails nearby. There are watersports centres at Loch Morlich and Loch Insh. Boat of Garten golf course is just 5 minutes walk from the lodge. There is also horse-riding, quad biking, tennis, swimming, and clay-pigeon shooting available in the area. Landmark Forest Adventure Park is fantastic for children ( and adults!!) and is only 5 miles away. The Highland Wildlife Park is also a wonderful place to visit, and is about 12 miles away. For keen birdwatchers, you don't really need to leave the Treehouse as we have so many birds in the garden. But we also have the RSPB Osprey Centre, just a few miles away, at Loch Garten. We also have red squirrels in the garden, and can easily view these from our fantastic 'tree level' deck.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
By car, you drive up the A9, through stunning Scottish scenery. A great place to stop to eat and shop is House of Bruar, just north of Pitlochry. Good, home cooked food, and shops selling Scottish produce, clothing, and gifts.By air, you can fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow ( south, 2.5 hours drive away ), or to Inverness ( north, 35 minutes drive away )There are also buses from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Aviemore. There are local buses and taxis available from Aviemore to Boat of Garten.A car is not necessary, but it is a good way to travel around the area.Motorbike/ bike - if you are travellng by bike, we have a covered area at the back of the Treehouse where you can store/park your bike. We also have ample space for parking in the grounds.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesSkiing availableTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Prices include all fuel, logs, electricity, towels and bed linen. Weekends and short breaks may be available, please message the owner.

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