Sleeping up to 23 - Duthil Carrbridge, This ground breaking holiday property is ideally situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. The Lodge will sleep up to 23 guests and has some very unique luxury features.
The design creates a balance between a Scottish Shooting Lodge, an Alpine Hut and a North American Ski Lodge.The Lodge has 1/2 kilometer of stunning river bank, to include Brown Trout & Sea Trout fishing.With 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, Private Spa with sauna & 2 person soaker Jacuzzi tub and an Outdoor hot tub.
Highland Lodge Estate at Duthill near Carrbridge joined our stable in 2014, this ground breaking holiday property lies ideally situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It is a stunning 8 bedroomed, 7 bathroomed baronial styled highland property with its private 26 acre estate nestling on the banks of the picturesque River Dulnain. The lodge is owned and operated by the same family that runs some of our most popular and sought after properties – The Old Mill on the Spey; Snowy River Lodge and The Crofts of Cairngorm. The care and attention to detail of the other properties is reflected in the design and finish of The Highland Lodge Estate.
This unique and secluded property combines the grandeur of Scottish Shooting Lodge with the warmth and appeal of a Canadian ski lodge and hosts an impressive selection of features to ensure that any holiday will be truly memorable. This truly versatile lodge has accommodation equally comfortable for parties of 1 to 14 guests in traditional beds, but the party size can be up to 23, utilising a series of unique powder bunks (two child size!).
The eight bedrooms are spread over three floors, five of these are master suites and are equipped with modern en-suite spa shower or bath rooms, most of which including the family bathroom have under floor heating. Two of the bedrooms encompass our truly unique “powder bunks” which are private sleeping pods equipped with personal storage, reading lights & power for PC’s & I pods. Some have individual TV’s.
Every aspect of this newly renovated lodge has been designed with your stay in mind. The massive open plan kitchen, Austrian stuble dining area (seats 14 people) & “après ski” bar area with open fire is ideal for relaxing after a hard days holidaying activities which allows all members of the group to get together including the team chef, barman, and firestarter, ensuring no one will be left out. The adjacent oak floored lounge has been adorned with high quality furniture and fittings blended together to create a cosy rustic atmosphere for everyone to come together and relax beside the additional large log stove and monster 51″ TV with Freeview TV.
Ok now we get on to the truly amazing features, this mountain hideaway is equipped with a Wellness Spa Suite that would make any prestigious Alpine hotel proud, with under floor heating, walk in multi jet jumbo spa shower area, jacuzzi double tub, and 12+ person glass fronted sauna and is completed with a relaxed seating area around a wood burning stove. To top this off and to really put the icing on the cake, this unique luxurious Spa has a few more tricks up its sleeve including wired for sound from your I-pod. The Lodges’ South facing 100 Metres Square deck area, situated by our mighty Scots Pine trees is accessed through sliding glass doors, offering a stunning range of facilities including hot tub, plunge pool and lounge seating area around the atmospheric fire pit, all protected by glass balustrades, offering uninterrupted views over the stunning countryside.The Lodges comfortable lounge has a cosy log fire and opens on to the dining “Stuble” and breakfast bar, which doubles as a cosy “Apres-ski” bar with an open fire where everyone can gather for the stories of the days’ activities.
The country style kitchen is just fantastic and is equipped with two stainless steel gas range hobs, two double ovens, a microwave oven, 3 fridges, 2 dishwashers and 2 wine fridges. There is a utility room with a further American style fridge/freezer. Enough equipment for a formal dinner party or a “tea & toast” snack.
All of the lodges bedrooms are tastefully decorated to reflect the heritage of the Estate. All have freeview TV’s, plenty of storage, and two of the Estates bedrooms encompass our truly unique “powder bunks”, which are private sleeping pods equipped with personal storage, reading lights & power for PC’s or i-pods. Great for Kids, and grown up kids too!!!, Some even have their own TV’s!!
The estate’s surrounding grounds fall in to two distinct areas, the massive 2 acre lawned area ideal for kids of all ages to play outside, with the remaining 24 acres used for grazing sheep and highland cattle which has many paths allowing access to the rivers banks for walking and fishing our private trout beat, which any guest has the complimentary use of in the Fishing season.
The National Park and surrounding area offers countless activities for all members of the family or friends to explore and enjoy including, biking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and wide range of wintersports. The original highland ski village of Carrbridge is only 1.8 miles away, and is famous for the Landmark forest adventure centre, it also boasts a traditional highland pub / restaurant and village shop. The vibrant outdoor centre of Aviemore, the UK’s outdoor capital, is a short drive and provides excellent local pubs, restaurants, great range of shopping and countless other activities.
Large private Estate, ideal for large groups and families with enclosed grass areas for a variety of grass sports / games (No equipment provided) * Parking for 8 cars * Large South and West facing deck area includes Sunken Hot Tub, Plunge Pool, Fire Pit, Large seating area & BBQ * Spa Area: Large Cedar Sauna, Underfloor Heating, Large Walk-in Rainforest Shower, Double Jacuzzi Bath, Log Burning Stove and full length sliding glass doors overlooking the deck and grounds * Entrance Hall with coat hanging facilities & mud room * Central heating, highly insulated, double glazed throughout * Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection * i-pad dock in Lounge, Spa & Hot Tub * Log burning stove, with log supplied in Lounge * Open Fireplaces in Dining Room and Bedroom one * (All bedrooms have Freeview TV) * All crockery, large coffee maker, glasses, cutlery, towels, bathrobes & slippers, bed linen and duvets supplied for maximum occupancy * Family Bathroom with bath & separate walk-in shower * All kitchen utensils & cookware for up to 23 guests * 2 stainless steel gas range cookers, one with large oven, one with double oven * Microwave, toaster, 3 x fridges, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x wine fridges * Utility room with American style fridge/freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer * Travel style cot & hi chair available (bed linen not supplied) please book in advance * Ski & bike storage * Selection of board games
Activities in the area
Golfing, cycling, skiing & snowboarding,walking and climbing, canoeing & kayaking Gorge walking, Sailing & Windsurfing, Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Reindeer Centre, Landmark Woodland playground, Horse riding, Gliding, Salmon and Trout fishing Loch an Eilean Pottery.