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Red Deer Lodge

(Ref. 1024775)

Feshiebridge near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "1. Great house - we enjoyed our stay and the blocked shower drain was soon sorted - thank you."

    2. My daughter-in-law said there was nowhere to sit in front of a mirror to apply make-up. The bedroom "had been designed by a man" in her own words. The mirror was in the wrong place (upstairs double room). 3. The light at the bottom of the stairs is way too bright and needs to be dimmed. The children wanted the light on and the adults, in the evening, found that light to be a real annoyance. You could not relax with it. We assumed that it was a daylight (blue) bulb because it was so bright. 4. You might like to check the kitchen sink waste pipe, which we thought was about to block up. It made some really strange gurgling sounds. 5. A few more cushions in the lounge might be handy to create more comfort. 6. Some members said they could smell 'dog smells' in the house. None of us keep dogs and we assumed that the covers over the sofa and chairs were to accommodate dogs. Do these covers get washed before the next visitors? I have a very poor sense of smell, so it didn't bother me. 7. If you had supplied a sweeping brush with a long handle we would have swept the floors during the week but we couldn't find one. 8. The location is superb and very convenient for everything we wanted to do. When the drain blocked the repair was done very efficiently and did not impact on our holiday. Looking out over the woodland was a delight each morning.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Overall the property was great, fab location and nice and peaceful."

    There us loads of stuff to do nearby which is also good. The properties were private and had more than enough room for 7 adults to fit comfortably It could have done with a bigger sign as the property was a tad difficult to find as well as some lights to illuminate the pathway around the houses at night. The beds were a touch soft for our groups liking but that is just personal preference.

    Reviewed by Flora4.4Feb 2024

  • "The lodge was lovely and well equipped, we really enjoyed our stay ."

    Any issue was dealt with immediately and resolved . Thankyou for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location and set-up for an active family holiday in Cairngorms biking & kayaking."

    Lodge spacious & well designed. Log fire on at night. Kitchen induction hob poor as reset itself to low temps when more than one ring on. It may be oven settings could be changed.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2023

  • "We stayed in Golden Eagle lodge in May 2022 so knew that Red Deer lodge wouldn’t disappoint."

    Great location, perfect for exploring the Cairngorms national park. Close enough to Aviemore by car for supplies but still peaceful and remote. The lodge is lovely, well appointed and comfortable. I had the upstairs double room this time which I loved - did take me a day to get used to the sloping ceiling though! Only slight issue we had was lack of toilet roll - no spare rolls were supplied. Just as well we brought some just in case … I sure we will return here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We’ve been using Feshiebridge for 30yrs (RAF) and wow"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is in a good location and overall quite good."

    The dog friendly properties would benefit with an enclosed fenced area at the back . The oven was dirty on arrival. The tea towels although clean were stained.The kitchen would benefit with scissors and tongs. The sofa was very uncomfortable to sit on . The upstairs bedrooms were far too hot to use and the mattress in the downstairs bedroom needs replacing. It's far too soft and you end up rolling into the middle all night. The walk in shower only seems to work with both shower heads at the same time and the loose raised drain can be tripped on and smells after use.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to separate the gardens fully and as a result, provide long leads for guests to use while their dogs are outside in order to keep them safe during their stay. We are very glad to hear that you had a good stay and many thanks for noting your findings with the oven, shower, drains and tea towels to us, these have all been flagged with our changeover team and replacement scissors and tongs for the kitchen have been ordered. We are sorry to hear that you found the sofa and downstairs mattress uncomfortable, especially as the majority of our guests have commented on how comfortable they have found them. We will of course have both of these checked over for any unknown defects. The warm weather we experienced during your stay means that the lodges will have been warmer than usual; I personally found the upstairs of my property, a completely different type of building to the lodges, to be very warm last week too. If you book to stay with us again in the future we'd be delighted to welcome you back, please do feel free to contact us during your stay with any queries. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little area peaceful with amazing views."

    The lodge was clean, tidy and had a beautiful layout. The log burner was amazing and kept us all warm no need for heating. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Vienna4.7Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    The property was just lovely and in such a nice, peaceful location! It was so cosy and comfortable. Couldn't fault it at all.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Red deer lodge, lodge and surroundings are lovely."

    The lodge was comfortable and well equipped. Opinions for improvement: dog safe area as our dog did tend to wander when doors were left open. Cleaning equipment would have been a good idea as we feel we like to leave accommodations how we left them. Dishwasher tablets and washing detergent for the washer would have been good too. Overall very happy, would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Ricky4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great location for peace and quiet."

    Plenty of short walks available from the lodge or longer walks a short drive away. Bike wash doubles up as a dog wash which was great for our occasionally dirty dog

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "The holiday homes are beautiful in a great setting."

    Would definitely return. My only areas for improvement would be they definitely need more seating for a holiday home that sleeps 8. The cooker and hob are not good, hob very difficult to work and oven doesn’t cook as expected very inefficient so needs to be at least 30 degrees higher. Washing machine also poor and trapped our clothes inside. Would recommend entrance matting in the properties front and back as impossible to stop anything being walked into hallway as little mat isn’t any good would also protect your flooring.

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful location of Feshiebridge Lodges. Thank you too for your feedback, our maintenance team have carried out work to make sure all appliances are behaving and operating as they should! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly3.8Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant - we've booked it again for the fourth time"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2022

  • "All excellent."

    As a retired and pensioned member of the RAF, would like to think we could also get some discount, but in the meantime happy to book to lodge anc hopefully find some discounted periods out of peak season.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location of this property only downside for us was being a party of 8 adults because there's not enough lounge seating for all 8."

    Good job we took camping chairs and a camping bed. It would have been a bit more tidier if the overgrown grass at the rear had been cut or even slabbed so there is somewhere to sit in the sun because the outdoor seating area is in total dark shade. The bathrooms need hooks on the back of doors there's literally nowhere to hang anything. No bbqs allowed but there is an outdoor log burner. no logic there. Overall we had a good break but we were overcrowded.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely accomodation, setting and walks."

    Only negative, bins not emptied so an overflow of rubbish.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Feshiebridge- a great spot for exploring the local area, with lots of activities and places of interest within easy reach."

    The lodge is well equipped with high quality furnishings. The only observation we have is that from the perspective of a group of friends, the bedrooms would have benefitted from all being twins. The two doubles and sofa bed are far more suited to couples. Sleeping 8 is a stretch because of this. Living area furniture definitely doesn’t accommodate 8.

    Reviewed by Cindy4.1May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Red Deer Lodge."

    A lovely peaceful location with endless walks from the doorstep. We found the lodge was clean and comfortable. Was lovely sitting out with the log burner at the evening taking in the scenery around. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "A superb modern and comfortable lodge built to a very high specification, ideally situated in the Cairngorms in a peaceful forest location close to endless walks through the stunning landscape."

    The excellent Loch Insh outdoor centre and Boat House restaurant are with walking distance (2miles) with facilities at Kincraig Village and Aviemore being only a short drive. Ideal for a family holiday. Superb *****

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Red Deer Lodge."

    The location is beautiful and peaceful with woodland walks right on your doorstep. The birds visiting the garden were a highlight, we had daily visits from 2 Crested Tits, treecreepers, woodpeckers and many more. The lodge was clean, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. Can't wait to book our next trip!

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property itself is lovely and the area is beautiful and peaceful."

    Walks on your doorstep. Unfortunately the hob still wasn’t working so we used electric plug in hobs supplied. The house was clean although we needed to wipe out the kitchen cupboards due to dog hair and dust present still. The washing/dryer machine was a big problem. It appeared Someone had previously washed and dried their dog bedding in this and it wasn’t cleaned before we arrived. This took us over 30 minutes to remove and wash the inside of the washing machine of hair clogging up the machine. Overall we did have a nice time.

    Reviewed by Amy4.1Feb 2022

  • "Great property overall."

    Well furnished with comfortable beds and a great additional sofa bed in the main room. It is excellently located, with local walks and access to nearby activity centres. We had an issue when we were there with a ceiling leak which left us without ceiling lights for half a day. However, the RAF Central Fund team enabled it to be sorted the next day.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jan 2022

  • "Brilliant stay at Red Deer."

    3 families took 3 lodges over New year and had a great time. The place was very clean and plenty of equipment. Lovely area too. The hob did not work sometimes but there was an electric hob supplied. Thank you for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had an utterly amazing time at Red Deer lodge."

    We really fell in love with the beautiful location which was amazingly peaceful and very picturesque. The lodge is very spacious and is well stocked with everything you could need. It is beautifully designed with an open plan kitchen and lounge area and 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 with balconies looking out into beautiful forestry. Lovely large windows throughout for enjoying the beautiful views. All of the soft furnishings and accessories are from John Lewis, a very stylish touch. We so enjoyed sitting in the balcony in the morning enjoying a coffee and beautiful views. There is decked area accessed through the lounge and also a side door so was great for bringing bikes and dogs through, there’s garden furniture as well so we often sat in that area in the afternoon looking out into the forest area. It was so peaceful with birds singing throughout the day, simply amazing. There’s a further decked/covered area at the main entrance which was great for storing jackets and shoes/boots etc. The only problem we encountered was with the induction hob, could only get one of the rings to work, wasn’t sure if the issue was with the hob or the pots and pans. We will definitely be returning to the lodge in the future.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jun 2021

  • "Nice accommodation, comfortable beds, walk in shower particularly good, well equipped kitchen."

    The accommodation was of a high standard but there are a few points that would make it even better. Need some hooks to hang stuff up in the bathrooms, need a better mirror in the upstairs bathroom, an enclosed area at the back of each property so dogs don't wander off around other properties, and need some egg cups. There were only 4 of us staying so sofa and easy chairs fine but would be tight if more staying. And wifi a bit of a palava.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lodge was beautiful, very very clean."

    Perfect for our family of 4. The lounge area however does not have enough soft seating for 6, could do with another armchair.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were looking for a remote quiet location within a natural Scotish environment, the location and accommodation were fantastic and completely exceeded our expectation."

    The accommodation was extremely clean and modern with all of the equipment that you could ever require on a break of this nature. The external fire pit and social area were an added bonus to what was a fantastic property.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous modern lodge in a beautiful setting."

    Great facilities and finished to a high standard with all the appliances and equipment you’d need for up to 8 people. Lounge seating is limited for full number of guests but plenty of outdoor seating. All in all a fantastic week!

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Sep 2020

  • "To make this useful feedback- the lodge was plenty big enough, lots of thought for storage and wet weather stuff."

    Nicely laid out and didn’t feel too crowded at all. Very comfortable beds, great showers. The thing overall that would have made The biggest difference to comfort is the installation of insect screens so windows could be opened without midges and wasps ( yes, two wasp nests found and reported) coming in. The upstairs rooms were uncomfortably hot at night, preventing sleep in some instances. The main thing that was disappointing was the lack of induction hob suitable pans. We reported the frying pan initially and were given a new one towards the end of the week- but it was clearly marked not suitable for induction hob. We then checked the other pans and only one was appropriate, which explains why it was so difficult to cook. There were also no oven gloves ( our friends next door did have them). Given that these are self catering cottages that is quite a big fail. A smaller improvement would be the provision of hooks on the back of bathroom and bedroom doors to hang towels on. Location was great. The lodges were well designed so even though they are close together they had privacy and quiet. We would potentially consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Aug 2020

  • "Firstly we had to pay an extra £400 for this date we were booked for the end of june."

    Luxury it isn't. Back garden is a wood , not enclosed not good for having dogs. Front garden full of wild flowers you couldn't sit out there. Front bedroom couldn't use balcony as there was a wasp nest. Only had 1 tv nothing in bedroom Only 1 wardrobe down stairs, shelf things behind doors in other rooms to hang clothes. Grill pan in oven hadn't been cleaned. When using plates some off them still had bits off food on them, I washed every plate in dishwasher before we used them. Dog and bike wash very good idea it has a tap but no hose. This is supposed to sleep 8 but can only seat 4 sofa holds 3 and 1 chair. To make this luxury they really need to add things like bath sheets not towels. Better sofas for comfort and proper sofabed. More furniture in the bedrooms chair table and mirror for doing your hair and make up. Really nice place on paper but not up to the usual standard that we are use to. Storage in bathrooms to put your

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Jul 2020

  • "Red deer lodge Was very well equipped and extremely clean and well organised."

    The setting was excellent with just a short drive from Local attractions. Would definitely recommend the accommodation and hopefully return again next year.

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Feb 2020

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Summary

  • Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked alongside Refs,1036612, 1019354, 1018174, 1024773, 1024774, together sleeping 28 guests, with flexible sleeping arrangements for up to 38 including sofa beds
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size with terrace, 1 x first floor king-size double with balcony, 1 x twin with balcony
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with corner sofa (sofa bed) arm chair and wood burning stove
  • Air source heating
  • Oven and Induction hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, TV, WiFi (Remote Location)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for woodburner are not provided , but can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request prior to stay
  • Off-road parking for multiple cars
  • Large outdoor terraced area with seating and lawn space
  • Bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, there is a charge of £25 per dog per holiday
  • Note: Red Deer Lodge has accessible ground floor accommodation
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.6 miles, pub within 4.2 miles
  • Please note: The property is in a remote location
  • Please note: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 people including infants

The property

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands, Red Deer Lodge is a 3-bedroom property that makes a marvellous retreat at any time of year.

The open-plan living space boasts contemporary delight, where you can enjoy cosying up on the sofas with your family and friends after a day of rambling in the Cairngorms National Park.

When you’re not making the most of the delicious eateries in the area, the lodge has a well-equipped kitchen in which to prepare your own meals that can either be enjoyed in the large dining area or on the outside terrace when the weather is fine.

In winter months there are wood burning stoves offering welcoming warmth. Red Deer Lodge has three bedrooms, one ground-floor king-size, and a first-floor king-size and twin that each have their own balconies.

If requested in advance the lodge can sleep up to 8 guests using the double sofa bed in the living area.

A contemporary and accessible ground-floor shower room and a family bathroom on the first floor serve as fabulous places to freshen up.

With excellent outdoor space and being situated within a National Park, Red Deer Lodge is a perfect retreat away from a busy world.

EPC Rating: Band B

Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked alongside Refs, 1036612, 1019354, 1018174, 1024773, 1024774, together sleeping 28 guests, with flexible sleeping arrangements for up to 38 including sofa beds.

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-70305-F

Feshiebridge Lodges

Exclusive holiday and activity accommodation in the heart of the breathtaking Scottish Highlands – these newly built lodges are the perfect escape for families, couples and groups all year round. Feshiebridge Lodges offer beautifully designed accommodation to be enjoyed by anyone who wants to unwind and explore the spectacular surroundings of the Cairngorm Mountains. Nestled in picturesque forest surroundings, we are pleased to offer four 3-bedroom lodges, a large studio apartment and a spacious 1-bedroom apartment which can double up as a large communal living and dining area for groups. Feshiebridge lies within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, the largest national park in the UK with spectacular mountain and forest scenery and a great variety of things to do, from castles and distilleries, to walking trails, family fun and endless outdoor activities all year round. Just a few miles from Feshiebridge is the scenic town of Aviemore, where you will find shops, cafés, bars and local attractions.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £280.

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About the location

AVIEMORE

Inverness 30 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and in the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is an ideal holiday location. The area offers good fishing, superb walking in the surrounding hills and woodland, and golfing on the many fine courses in the area. There is also sailing, riding and birdwatching, with rare species to be found including Ospreys and Capercaillie. You will find Aviemore an ideal base for touring the Highlands and nearby Grampians. The landscape is dotted with historic castles and tempting distilleries, while the region is known to millions as the setting for the popular TV series 'Monarch of the Glen'. Enjoy fishing on the majestic River Spey all summer, and winter skiing on the Cairngorms and Lecht ski centres, appealing to thrill-seekers and novices alike. There's a swimming pool and championship golf course, and with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and hotels in the town, many with live entertainment throughout the season, you may find yourself having a "Highland Fling"!

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If you are a serving member of the RAF, please Sykes on 01244 356666 for your discount to be applied to your booking. Please email Feshiebridge@rafcf.org.uk to obtain a discount code prior to calling.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome, there is a charge of £25 per dog per holiday.

Please note: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 people including infants.