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Pine Marten Lodge

(Ref. 1084022)

Dulnain Bridge near Nethy Bridge, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant property very high specification, lots of kitchenware."

    Hot tub very clean, well maintained. Great stay.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2024

  • "Beautiful property in a stunning setting."

    Very comfortable stay with lots to do within close distance to the property. Excellent comunication with property owner, highly recomended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic property and location finished to a very high standard an authentic log cabin in the woods experience."

    So much so our three year old granddaughter thinks it’s the three bears cabin! And now wants a hot tub at home!!!! lol A unique experience the only thing missing for us was snow! But we would highly recommend it, wonderful walks straight from cabin through the woods deers and red squirrels our dog loved it.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Feb 2024

  • "Perfect space for what we needed."

    Will use again when next in the area.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a power cut due to the high winds."

    It would have been nice to have had a few candles and extra logs for light and warmth and if you had got in touch via text to see if we were ok /as the internet was off and we had no phone signal to get updates The hot tub was filthy with black lard-type scum around the sides we therefore didn't use it The hot tub guy came the day before we left we told him he cleaned it the next day had a look and thought we would get in but No black scum still there very disgusting like someone else's bath water we paid a lot of money for this facility to be available The kitchen was very fully equipped with lots of utensils and pans for cooking so that was good

    Thank you for your feedback. We are on hand to help all customers with any issues during their stay. I didn't receive any calls from you and would have been able to help straight away if I had, there is 5/4G signal outside the Lodge should you have attempted to call me. The weather was especially bad during your stay and the power cut was unfortunate, but out of our hands. We do provide an emergency lighting pack which is needed by law and you did acknowledge use of this. We don't provide candles for health and safety reasons, also being a log structure. Additional logs for the fire could have been provided if requested as they are on site. I am sorry about the condition of the hot tub, there were black marks on one side, but not “lard-Type” as described, nor “bath water” and there is photographic evidence clearly showing the water was in normal condition post cleaning. The cleaners have investigated and they have admitted fault for the black mark and offered you compensation directly. The hot tub is always cleaned to a high standard 3 times per week in keeping with regulations and this was a one off situation that unfortunately impacted your stay We pride ourselves on a high standard of accommodation for all our customers and send our apologies for the issues during your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arron2.2Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic relaxing time staying at Pine Marten Lodge."

    Owner was very helpful and only a phone call away if you had any questions etc. Loved every minute and didn’t want to leave. So cosy and I absolutely loved all the fairy lights and Christmas decorations which made it that extra special. We found the property to be pretty spotless and it had everything we needed for our week’s stay. Great hot tub to relax in after beautiful quiet walks in the forest with our two dogs who also had a great time as we were lucky enough for the snow to arrive for our last 4 days. The living area is smaller than it looks in the pictures although we had expected that as someone else had already mentioned it but was fine for myself, my husband and our two large Ridgebacks. Shops are only a 5 minute drive away and also around a 20 mins drive into Aviemore if you want more of a selection. Thank you for a lovely stay and we can’t wait to return one day.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge, beautifully furnished, a real home from home."

    Would not hesitate to stay again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    I would however say the check out time of 10:00 is not ideal for guests having to clean up the flat (for a 3pm check in !) Ideally 11am would be more favourable as it allows breakfast then clean up.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The lodge was as advertised."

    Facilities were generally excellent but I would make the following comments: The light switches in the lounge are behind the sliding door which is stiff when closing. The hot tub was cleaned on the Wednesday and refilled with cold water. It didn’t get up to temperature until 0830 on the Friday and we were due to leave by 1000. Kitchen facilities were excellent apart from the lack of any sharp knives. The Wi-Fi signal is flaky at times but still acceptable. The hot water wasn’t very hot for the first couple of days but suddenly improved - not sure why. There was no gas for the heater on the deck but the gas BBQ worked fine. These are only minor points and the overall experience was excellent. Loved the daily entertainment from the red squirrels playing in the trees by the deck. Would definitely book again in future

    Thank you for the feedback, all of the points raised have been rectified. Being a relatively new log building the doors needed rehanging after sanding some edges. The whole cabin has now been repainted and everything checked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "We stayed at this lovely log cabin last summer, as a family of 6 we found the log cabin very spacious."

    Beds were very comfortable, very well equipped in the kitchen. The lodge was absolutely immaculate would highly recommend to anyone. My girls loved seeing red squirrels visiting every day, we all enjoyed a dip in the hot tub most days which was amazing after being out exploring Aviemore. We enjoyed a couple of BBQs when the weather was nice (again well equipped) . It was that good we have re booked again this Autumn! Pictures do not give this log cabin justice it’s so beautiful inside and out. Communication from owners were amazing you can tell they take great pride in their property, Thank you to the owner and Sykes for a lovely stay. Can’t wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Both paths from the parking area to the lodge are steep and not great for anyone with mobility issues."

    A handrail on the steeper one would be helpful. The lodge is much smaller than it looks in the pictures, but it is nicely furnished and decorated. It is incredibly well equipped with every utensil you could possibly need. Although aesthetically pleasing, the sliding doors are heavy, noisy and difficult to open and close. The lodge is very cosy and on a couple of rainy days, we enjoyed relaxing, watching tv and the wildlife in the garden. Hubby got some great pics of the squirrels! It is also well located, with Aviemore, Grantown etc within easy reach, and Inverness less than an hour away. We enjoyed our week catching up with family in this lovely lodge.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Jul 2023

  • "Wow!! What an absolutely beautiful place to have a holiday"

    . The owner has thought of everything to ensure a first class stay. First night we were there we couldn’t decide on whether or not to have a barbecue, lounge in the hot tub or watch Netflix by the roaring fire, so we did all three!! Pine Marten lodge is beautifully presented and immaculately clean. An ideal place to explore the surrounding area. We went clay pigeon shooting, spent a day at the wildlife park and took afternoon tea in Ballater before heading to Balmoral castle. This was made all the more special by returning to the lodge each evening to spend the remainder of the evening in peace and serenity. Ideal place to take your four legged friends too, our spaniel enjoyed playing hide and seek with the squirrels in the garden, however they were safe enough as she lacks the ability to climb trees! Cannot recommend this place highly enough and hope to be able to come back soon

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fabulous lodge with a fantastic hot tub."

    Everything you could need is there! Lovely living area and fire. Kids LOVED the cabin style beds. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Pine marten lodge was the perfect relaxing getaway, we’ll definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2023

  • "The lodge was great."

    We went as a family group of five and found it to be comfortable. It’s a great base with plenty of walks and activities around. We spotted lots of wildlife on the veranda including red squirrels which was amazing!

    Reviewed by Ashleigh4.1Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property with all the facilities we needed as a family of 4 (children 2 and 4)."

    The kids loved exploring the garden and for older kids it would be a lovely area for them to explore alone. Your directions and all the information were good too. An addition to your directions might be the use of What3Words locations if you have heard of it...e.g. ///kings.listening.shame - would be the turning off the A95 :)

    Reviewed by Leila5.0Jul 2022

  • "Although the pictures are accurate the descriptions are not, the facilities are noted as being “sofas” but there is only one sofa also noted as having a “fridge freezer” however more accurate would have been a TINY fridge with an ice box which was only big enough for the ice cube tray!"

    !! Although there is a lovely kitchen area with plenty of cupboards there is actually no cupboard space as every cupboard is full of stuff which is great if you need 20 oven trays and enough crockery for 10 people &10 kids. This is a self catering lodge so surely you must expect your guests to bring their own food therefore I feel it’s only natural that your guests expect that there is somewhere to put their food. We had leave food in the cool bags we brought it in and had to bin some food as we couldn’t keep it frozen. We were a group of 5 adults but there is only seating for 4??? I have to wonder then why you advertise the lodge as suitable for 6 but only 4 of you can sit at one time, seems odd. On the plus side the beds are very comfortable, the lodge was clean and tidy and way more than everything we needed, while I realise this would not normally be a concern but with such limited space I think you could take some stuff away and allow more space for your guests stuff. There is only one toilet which wasn’t great but without taking away a bed there’s no room for another loo

    Reviewed by Frances2.8Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful cosy lodge - perfect base to explore all that Aviemore and the surrounding areas has to offer."

    Coming back to the hot tub at the end of the day is such a treat!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2022

  • "The Pine Marten Lodge is absolutely as advertised and my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves."

    The only advice I could give is to maybe mention in the property information that a Hot tub maintenance man visits every other day (that’s what we noticed). My wife was on her own one day whilst I was out and was surprised when someone showed up on the balcony. I suspect it is mentioned somewhere because the owner seems very thorough or the details have been amended already. Was a fantastic break.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2022

  • "On arrival we were blown away with the beauty of the cabin, it is ideally located and not too far to anywhere but at the same time lovely and quiet."

    We had a lovely week exploring the area as we hadn't stayed in this part of the Cairngorms before. We had lots to discover and the cabin was well placed to do this. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed except it only had one frying pan (issue for us as one guest was vegetarian). Everything was lovely and clean and the hot tub was fabulous and was checked daily by a chap who worked his magic and kept it nice and clean. Unfortunately there were a few niggles and I can imagine if there were only 4 people staying these wouldn't even be an issue but they were for us (family of 5). The sofa only seated 3 people and although there was also a comfy chair the view of the tv was blocked by the stair railings so absolutely useless for watching tv. After a long day walking and biking we really wanted to sit and enjoy a film together but this was impossible to do in comfort. There was a foot stool and obviously kitchen chairs but that wasn't really the idea. Also, the beds were wooden framed singles pushed together so had a no go zone right down the middle and also made the bedding not fit properly and every morning the fitted sheets had popped off. Lots of other niggly things which I attempted to raise to Sykes but complete lack of interest, apparently everything is visible in the pictures - so make sure you look before you book! I did point out that the particulars say zip and link beds but received no response. I shall not be booking with Sykes again but wish the owners of the cabin lots of luck with it, it is a beautiful place and some simple changes would make it even better for a large group like ours.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.1Apr 2022

  • "We loved staying at Pine Marten Lodge amongst the pine trees and the lodge had everything you would need and more!"

    We spotted a red squirrel within minutes and lots of birds. The hot tub was a great addition and was made extra magical when it started to snow. Mike was a fantastic host and made sure we were made to feel at ease during our stay and was quick to respond to any messages. Our favourite place was the living/dining area over the two stories and the beautiful fireplace. It was a great location for some local walks and nearby villages such as Nethy Bridge and not too far from Aviemore. A nice surprise was to hear the steam train and realise the station was just across the road. The lodge has been finished to a high standard and you will be guaranteed to feel relaxed when walking through the front door.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property with bags of character."

    All equipment worked and hot tub was serviced in our weeks stay. Good location although some noise from road when on balcony.

    Reviewed by Julian4.1Mar 2022

  • "We were blown away with this place, absolutely stunning both inside and out, the owner kept us updated with information as well."

    Highly recommend Pine Martin Lodge and we will definitely be coming back. A home from home

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Very clean and comfortable. A great quiet location with some nice walks and runs in the immediate area. The property is very well equipped with everything you need for a weeks stay. The beds are really comfortable and the shower is very nice. Great to see Red Squirrels when you are sitting eating your breakfast.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great stay great place owner top man"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous Pine lodge with great facilities."

    The position is wonderful with lots of lovely walks. Attention to small details that made all the difference The owner had thoughtfully put up decorations for our Christmas stay which made a really nice welcome and very much appreciated. Everything was excellent quality and we had a really good stay. If there is any point we would like to mention it was that it was a little difficult sharing one bathrooms and toilet with 6 adults. It would be a lot easier if there’s was a separate toilet but we understand that this would be difficult. We managed with a good rota system!! Thank you once again for a fabulous stay

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the lodge, it was just as pictured, so a beautiful getaway."

    Our dogs came with us and appreciated the walk along the track and into the woods direct from the property. There are so many great places within easy access and then very luxurious heading back to the lodge to relax in front of the fire. Just perfect for a winter break and we would've hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Nov 2021

  • "Superb in all aspects."

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a holiday lodge should be."

    Compliments to the owners.

    Thanks for the feedback Mr Johnson, a 6 person Hot Tub is being installed in the new year to compliment the lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2021

  • "Our stay at Pine Marten Lodge was wonderful."

    The hosts have thought of everything you’d need while staying there. The location was perfect too handy for longer trips around the highlands but perfect to walk out of the front door on a lovely dog walk through the woods.

    Reviewed by Jeannine5.0Oct 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super-king-size with TV, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Air source central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, under counter fridge with freezer box, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decking with gas barbecue and furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The first floor of this property has sloped ceilings with restricted head-height, please take care.

The property

Nethy Bridge 1.5 miles.

Set within Cairngorms National Park in Dulnain Bridge near Nethy Bridge is this impressive log cabin that rests in a raised position amongst the woodland.

Enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding trees and rustic, timber interiors, this is the perfect getaway for a family of six.

Behind the property you will find two in-demand off-road parking spaces, before venturing down the path to the cabin.

This property truly has the 'wow' factor, and you will be dazzled as you enter the open-plan living space that boasts a fusion of contemporary and rustic décor, whilst showcasing large windows that bring the outdoors in and bathe the space in natural light.

Throw some logs into the woodburning stove and turn on the underfloor heating to make yourself feel at home, before cosying up on the stylish sofas in front of the wall-mounted TV with your group.

Just behind the sitting area you will discover a well-presented kitchen, a space that has been fitted to a very high standard with integrated appliances, including a luxurious wine cooler.

When the designated chef has whipped up a mouth-watering meal, enjoy it at the impressive oak dining table and plan your outdoor adventures together.

Progress through the sliding doors to find a charming ground-floor zip/link super-king-size room featuring tasteful décor and handy storage for your belongings; a contemporary, tiled shower room can also be found on this floor, with a double walk-in shower for you to rinse off in after a day out in the woods.

Climb the staircase to find two more fabulous bedrooms divided by curtains, one being a zip/link super-king-size with a TV and the other being a twin with views over the surrounding woodland; all bedrooms come with kindly provided dressing gowns, giving your holiday that homely touch.

Venture back downstairs and onto the surrounding decking to really take in the tranquil vista as you relax on the outdoor seating with a glass of wine in-hand or rustle up some grilled delights for everyone to enjoy on the handy barbecue.

After relishing a well-earned rest in this delightful base, head out into the Cairngorms National Park where ample walking trails and birdwatching opportunities await, along with the helpful Speyside Centre where you can enjoy a bite to eat, before embarking on the Peat Reek Visitor Experience and watching the variety of wildlife from the Viewing Area.

Nethy Bridge is home to your amenities, with three pubs and eateries to choose from and two well-stocked shops, along with the Abernerthy National Nature Reserve to explore and the Abernerthy Golf Club to enjoy a tournament in.

Travel south to Boat of Garten and enjoy a day packed with lakeside activities at Loch Garten and its nature centre, before venturing back into town to enjoy some sporting fun at the Golf & Tennis Club, and ending the day with dinner at the highly rated Andersons restaurant.

Grantown-on-Spey makes for a lovely outing, with the historic Grantown Museum and the vast Anagach Woods waiting to be toured through, along with a chance to make some memorable keepsakes from your holiday at the Smarty Art pottery.

Venture further into the park to discover the picturesque town of Aviemore, a place with ample access to mountain trails and ski runs, before climbing the peak of Ben Macdui and touring the Highland Wildlife Park; why not drive out of the Park and visit Nairn for a coastal outing, or Inverness for a day in the city?

An unforgettable experience awaits from this phenomenal base, Pine Marten Lodge.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band A

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-70075-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

NETHY BRIDGE

Boat of Garten 4 miles; Grantown-on-Spey 6 miles; Aviemore 11 miles.

The village of Nethy Bridge has been a holiday destination since Victorian times and continues today to attract many visitors who appreciate the charming highland village location with the Cairngorms forming a dramatic backdrop. Centrally located in the fabulous National Park between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey, Nethy Bridge has excellent local services including a village shop and Post Office, a butcher, a 9 hole golf course and hotels, as well as tennis courts and a play area. It also provides easy access to the whole of the stunning Speyside area. The village is an ideal base to explore the Cairngorms National Park and also benefits from having the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest on its doorstep with its many forest trails and marked walks.

Note: There will be a £110.00 charge for any misuse of the Hot-Tub.
Note: Please do not allow pets on furniture. If pet hair cannot be removed from linen, there will be a charge for replacement linen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas