The Boat House is delightfully secluded, tucked away in light woodland within one of Scotland’s designated National Scenic Areas. Yet it’s easily reached and perfectly placed for local amenities, with the main A9 road and popular Highland hub of Aviemore just a few minutes’ drive away. The building, one of the earliest stone-built properties in the area, began life in the 16th century and became the Ferry Inn during the 1860s, before a bridge spanned the Spey. Original cobble stones can still be seen under a rowan tree outside in the grounds, where horses were once tied up. Inside, thick walls, solid stone fireplaces and original doors and windows attest to the property’s vintage status.
Now, after a comprehensive renovation, The Boat House will appeal to visitors of all ages including families and groups of friends seeking a special getaway. With a spacious open-plan living area, elegant furnishings and all manner of creature comforts, it provides the perfect base for an idyllic self-catering break. Being in the Highlands, you’d expect a warm welcome, so the property’s underfloor heating, radiators and wood-burning stoves won’t disappoint. Each of the trio of bedrooms offer flexible sleeping arrangements and beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms. To help you feel even more at home, up to two dogs are allowed per booking.