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Otter Lodge

(Ref. 1018174)

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place, felt modern & fresh."

    Would stay there again. Could do with a decent cheese grater

    Reviewed by Richard Craig5.0May 2024

  • "We loved our stay and have already booked to go back."

    Beautiful accommodation and lots to do in the area.

    We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Otter Lodge and we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2024

  • "Low level lighting on path to the lodge"

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we have taken this on board and have put more outdoor lighting around the path. We hope to welcome you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2024

  • "This was our second trip to the lodges and we definitely plan to come back."

    They are beautifully done and in a perfect (for us) setting. This time around, some friends hired one of the apartments too, which worked really well. Comfy beds, an extra arm chair in the lounge compared to what we had last year, which really helped, the nicest log burner over and a fab feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, whilst actually being close to great local amenities. Only a couple of minor criticisms - the oven needed a clean, there need to be more towels (we ended up buying hand towels for both bathrooms) and bigger pots/ pans needed. How can a lodge designed for up to 8 people have pots and pans that are only big enough for three people? We brought baking trays and one big pot from home, but of course that didn’t work on an induction hob. Apart from that, completely gorgeous! Thank you so much for having us - we loved it.

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We have taken your feedback on board and have introduced additional checks to ensure the issues you experienced shouldn't happen again. We would love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.1Jan 2024

  • "A beautifully kept, modern property in a delightfully tranquil setting."

    A couple of things would have made our rating higher: a more effective shower in the upstairs bathroom (lacks power); the plug in the bath isn’t tight and water leaks out; in the kitchen, a bowl suitable for whisking eggs was missed, But really, these are small things and we really enjoyed our stay at the property, particularly the balconies and outdoor space downstairs, allowing us to enjoy the outdoors for longer.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Aug 2023

  • "Had another fabulous week at Otter Lodge, lovely lodge in idyllic setting."

    It's a shame the bike storage facility is no longer provided. :(

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we have now installed a bike rack outside the lodge for guests to use! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great house and great location."

    Any issues were resolved very quickly by the RAF contact.

    Thank you for very much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming back you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic location."

    We will be back!

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. See you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really well presented property with everything we needed"

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at otter lodge - absolutely perfect!"

    Only thing we would say is that the oven didn’t seem to be working properly - on 2 occasions we attempted to cook chips and they wouldn’t cook! Luckily we had bbq’s and ate out most of the time so it didn’t really affect our stay!

    - Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry for the issues with the oven. This is in perfect working order and we are on hand to help with anything like this during your stay We are glad you made the most of the lovely weather and had BBQs at the property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation if you want to be off the beaten track but not too far from lots of activities / facilities."

    Very comfortable, clean spacious accommodation . Well equipped with everything you could need . Very peaceful and quiet during the day snd at night . Couldn’t fault it !!! Will definitely be back and will definitely recommend to anyone we know visiting that area .

    - Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really pleased that you had a great stay with us. We pride ourselves in giving a great holiday experience for all our Customers. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent facility that is spacious, comfortable, clean and well appointed in a beautiful location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Need a proper mirror in both bath rooms."

    Shaving mirror in downstairs bathroom was only attached by one bolt instead of 2. Need a washing line in the Patio area. TV needs sorting as 3 sets of cables dangling from bottom of TV. Everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Frederick4.7Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at Otter Lodge for two nights and we really loved the everything about it."

    The lodge had everything we needed and was very clean. The only problem we had was the wifi. The first day it stopped working from around 8pm and then only came back on the next day about 12pm. Mobile signal is not the best especially to get 4G but this didn't stop us from enjoying the time we spent there. In the morning going for a walk in the woods was just lovely. Definitely recommend the Lodge to anyone especially those who want to escape the city life and enjoy some peaceful sounds of nature. :)

    Reviewed by Fabio5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really nice lodge, in a great location."

    The lodge was clean, bedrooms were huge, we made full use of the wood fired stove. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property close to Aviemore."

    So much to see and do. However, few little, minor things… 1) Outside area not clean. Dirt not swept away & rubbish left. Also, grass could do with a cut and weeds removed. 2) Some minor bits of dirt in shower with some mould starting to show. 3) House sleeps 8 but only 2 of us but yet ran out of toilet roll….if there’d be 8 of us, we’d have had trouble. Having said all of that, these are minor things and we had a fantastic time. Looking forward to our next visit

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Do not like the induction hob on the cooker as it is really difficult to control."

    One armchair had loose legs which made it questionable to sit in.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Sep 2021

  • "It would be better if there was more cutlery and crockery as had to keep dishwashing with less than half a load (not very green)."

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Sep 2020

  • "Great accommodation in a fantastic part of Scotland."

    Lots for all the family to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Aug 2020

  • "Sadly the instructions for the heating were a little misleading - basically we worked out that if the water was heating up (ie after a shower), you had no heating!"

    Internet signal/WiFi was patchy and as it was shared across the lodges, it wouldn't even work with my laptop. The cooker rings sometimes worked - couldn't understand why. Would have been nice to leave a couple of dishwasher tablets to start you off - for the price of this villa I would have expected a few extras. Toilet upstairs stopped working one morning.....but got it working again myself. However it's a lovely setting and excellent as a base for the west of the Cairngorms, good wildlife - lots of birds and I think we has a Pine Marten visiting. Red squirrels are nearby, one ran across the garden! Would be good to see the visitor book contain leaflets about the area - nothing there about the area, and I left a book on the Cairngorms to hopefully start off a library! Note that for Otter Lodge you cannot park your car outside the lodge itself, it's a very short walk along a level path to get to the lodge.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Feb 2020

  • "These lodges seem to be fairly new so everything was clean and well maintained."

    They are light and airy and warm. The remoteness of the area meant that it was very peaceful and quiet which is what we wanted. However some little things were lacking such as hooks on the bathroom doors for towels or bathrobes and neither bathroom had any shelves on which to put ones toiletries. The upstairs bedrooms lacked wardrobes and the little hanging space tucked away in the eaves was barely adequate.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

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  • Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked alongside Refs, 1036612, 1019354, 1024773, 1024774, 1024775, 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 with woodburning stove
  • Oven and Induction hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • 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
  • Off-road parking
  • Large outdoor terraced area with seating and lawn space
  • Bike locks are available for outside storage
  • Note: Otter Lodge has accessible ground floor accommodation
  • Sorry, no pets and 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, Otter 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. Otter 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, Otter 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, 1024773, 1024774, 1024775, together sleeping 28 guests, with flexible sleeping arrangements for up to 38 including sofa beds.

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

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


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 call Sykes Cottages on 01244 356666 for your discount to be applied to your booking. Please email to obtain a discount code prior to calling.

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