The Green Lodge Aviemore
Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Scotland
- We love the woodland wonderland setting with red squirrels and woodpeckers in the wildlife garden.
- Fire your own pizzas on the wood-fired pizza oven or rustle up a latte on the Heston Blumenthal coffee machine.
- The best sleep ever on Hypnos Orthocare 8 mattresses with memory foam toppers.
- Teenagers chill out zone upstairs with bean bags and plenty of plugs and sockets for devices.
- Charcoal and gas barbeque and wood burning stove.
- Amazing location on the Old Logging Way walking and biking trails.
- Thoughtful touches to keep all generations delighted.
Good To Know
- Secure parking on site.
- High speed Wi-Fi throughout.
- 47inch Smart TV with a selection of over 700 films.
- Two well behaved pets are welcome; and bowl, pet towel and bed can be arranged on request. There is also an enclosed garden and outside tap for hosing down muddy paws.
- Pick from the Green Lodge herb garden thoughtfully planted with rosemary, thyme, sage and in summer parsley, dill and coriander with alpine strawberries making an appearance!
- There are plenty of great dining out options to choose from; take a stroll through the woods towards the Coylumbridge Hotel for dinner.
- Visit the delicious Rothiemurchus Farm Shop and Cafe.
- For good pub meals and folk music evenings head to the Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore.
- Visit the La Taverna restaurant 15 minute's walk from Green Lodge.
- Aviemore village (20 mins walk) has lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from.
- Play a round of golf at many of the Scottish iconic golf courses all within driving distance including Spey Valley, Pitlochry, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Grantown, Boat of Garten, Castle Stuart and Kessock Bridge.
- Visit the Aviemore Reindeer Centre, Highland Wildlife Zoo, Highland Folk Museum or Arts and Crafts centre.
- Take the Strathspey Steam Train in Aviemore for a nostalgic journey.
- Visit Loch an Eilean Gallery or the Laundry Gallery
- Youngsters will love the variety of activities on offer such as the Treezone zipwires, mountain biking tracks and bike hire locally.
- Tennis courts and swimming as well as clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding, kayaking, water sports, gorge walking, rafting, skiing and sledging can all be enjoyed from your base at Green Lodge.
- Wild swim in the refreshing pure waters of Loch Morlich and Loch an Eilean.
Unforgettable family get togethers in an amazing woodland location.
An unbeatable luxury woodland retreat
Your holiday begins the moment you arrive with everything you need for an unforgettable and care-free family holiday, set in beautiful woodland in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and just five minutes' drive from the centre of Aviemore. Feel calm from the moment you pull up in front of the house and breathe in the sweet forest air - your arrival may briefly disturb the red squirrels on the bird feeders but they'll soon be back! Let the kids loose to explore the woods on the network of footpaths surrounding the lodge while you unpack - there are so many facilities within an easy walk that you'll hardly need the car again. Your highland home from home has been furnished specially for family gatherings: lovely shared spaces with lots of comfy seating, and four gorgeously grown-up bedrooms with views to either woods or mountains. Beautifully furnished throughout with special attention to the finer details, Green Lodge will particularly appeal to all generations holidaying together, especially guests who enjoy active days and fabulously comfortable nights.
Superbly equipped kitchen - a cook's paradise
Nearby there are plenty of great places to eat out (check out the digital guidebook for recommendations), but you might struggle to drag yourself away from the Green Lodge when you can rustle up tasty meals in the modern and exceptionally well-equipped kitchen. With generous supplies of china, cutlery and glassware there are all the appliances you'd expect such as an oven, microwave, hob, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, along with staples such as tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper. And sharp knives - with a sharpener for those for whom it matters. The sturdy kitchen table comfortably seats eight, giving families and groups of friends the space to enjoy leisurely meals and make special memories together. There's other stuff you might not expect, like a slow cooker, so you can throw stuff in it in the morning and come back from your bike ride to a meltingly good casserole, and a herb garden planted up for you to use - help yourself to rosemary, thyme and sage, and in summer parsley, dill, coriander and basil. Depending on the season of your visit, there might be alpine strawberries, tomatoes, or apples to pick. Get creative with the barbecue and the traditional Italian wood burning pizza oven - just ask the local caterer to deliver a basket of homemade pizza bases and toppings if you want to skip straight to the fun part!
For the smallest members
of your party there is a cot, highchair and stair gates at the foot and the top
of the stairs. You'll find books, toys and games to play in the living room,
and the back garden has been enclosed to contain the most adventurous tot,
while a short toddle through the woods will bring you to the indoor and outdoor
play parks at the Coylumbridge Hotel. You are perfectly placed to get out into
the great outdoors, being surrounded by hikes and rides of varying lengths and
for all abilities - from a gentle cycle on woodland tracks to the ruined castle
(and ice cream shop!) on Loch an Eilean, to challenging hillwalking and munro
bagging. Plan your day's route off the OS map that covers an entire wall, and
borrow any of the maps and guidebooks for your outings. Back home after the
day's activities - zip wires? mountain biking? tennis? feeding the reindeer? -
older children will appreciate the chill space on the top landing, with bean
bags, lots of chargers, and unlimited Wi-Fi. After dinner, curl up on the sofas
and watch the flames in the wood burning stove (help yourself to all the logs
you like from the log store), or a film on the 47inch smart TV, or choose one
of the many board games to play.
Wake up refreshed after a blissful night's sleep
Upstairs there are three supremely comfortable bedrooms, a super king, a king and a twin: all with crisp white Egyptian cotton bed linen, and a choice of pillows. The super king bedroom has an ensuite shower room, while the king and the twin share a family bathroom with bath tub. All rooms are thoughtfully fitted with black out blinds. The mattresses are all deep and firm handcrafted Hypnos Orthocare 8, layered with a soft memory foam topper to provide the perfect balance of support and comfort. This in turn is covered with a mattress protector made with Coolmax to prevent overheating. Every guest has a choice of pillow: goose down or, for those with allergies, microfiber with silk, and each pillow is also covered with a Coolmax pillow protector. The duvets, within their duvet protectors, are mid-season 9 tog, and each room has a range of additional soft blankets and throws. For ease of access, there is a downstairs twin bedroom and a downstairs shower room with grab rails, and the ground floor of the house is fully wheelchair accessible.
A five star pets welcome
There are wonderful walks all over the national park, but one loop in particular is perfect for that early morning or late afternoon dog walk. Leaving the Green Lodge, you just cross the road and plunge into the woods, going through the most glorious and varied scenery with breathtaking views of the Cairngorms. Four legged guests are beautifully provided for; a secure enclosed garden, outside hose point for washing down muddy paws, dog bowls and baskets on hand. There's even a home-made map provided in the doggy welcome basket!
In the perfect location and with everything you need at your fingertips, you can relax, recharge and just enjoy special together time at Green Lodge, with the people you love.
Downstairs bedroom and shower room suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Up to two well behaved pets by special arrangement.
No smoking or vaping inside the property.
Property check in 4pm and check out at 10am
Stays of more than 7 nights receive a complimentary linen change midway through the stay.
Payment schedule: 25% due at time of booking, remaining balance due 42 days before arrival.
Cancellation policy: all paid prepayments are non-refundable.
Security deposit: a fully refundable £300 security deposit is due one week before arrival, and is refunded within 48 hours of departure.
Throughout the year, the minimum stay is three nights.
Discounts: 15% discount for 4 nights; 25% discount for 5-6 nights; 35% discount for 7 or more nights.
The weeks of Christmas and Hogmanay each have a 7-night minimum, running from Friday to Friday.
Low Season £1303
Mid Season £1638
High Season £2028
Christmas & Hogmanay £3058
"Such a stunning house - there's nothing more satisfying than stumbling across a new holiday home, especially when the interior instantly makes you feel cosy, warm and welcome. Such a stunning house! Thank you Helen for everything!"
"Beyond amazing - just returned from what I could only describe, as one of the best Christmas weeks that I've had. Having spent weeks on the internet looking at all the different accommodations in Aviemore, we landed on our feet picking Green Lodge. It is beyond amazing!! The lodge is equipped to a very high standard with everything that you would need to get you through the week and even a forgot me box with all the little bits you may have forgotten to bring inc toothbrush, battery's, plasters etc. The beds and bedding is of a very high quality and have to say, soooo comfortable. There is also the most amazing coffee machine which we found to make the most amazing coffee and was used a great deal. The lodge itself is in a perfect location. It's a short 10-15min walk into the heart of the village, but more importantly in the heart of some of the most amazing walks and scenery that the Cairngorm area has to offer. The ski resort is also only a 10 minute drive up the road, so perfect for all outdoor activities. I'd just like to end by saying a big thankyou to all the staff at the Green Lodge for making our Christmas week so special. What you do at Green Lodge is 5 star plus."
"Great lodge, great hospitality and perfect location - would recommend this to anyone (as long as they don't book the weeks when we want to go back there!)"
"Staying at the Green Lodge was a treat - We had an excellent few days, weather was so kind we had great cycles and walks enjoying the autumn colours. My parents were very sad to leave early! We had a relaxing damson gin in the sitooterie after a cycle and lots of family games by the fire. Your kitchen is fab, perfect for a family catch-up over an evening meal and we loved your coffee maker! Staying at green lodge really was a treat, thank you. We wish you well with your lovely rental and hope to be back!"
"Perfect location - this is a great 5* self-catering property. Perfect location to explore the Cairngorms National Park & Speyside. Walking & cycling from your door ... and water sports on nearby Loch Morlich & Loch Insh. Aviemore is a good stroll away. It is wonderfully comfortable - has been designed and furnished with real love and attention to detail ... not just with guests in mind but also connecting with the property's location. Dog-friendly with a fab outdoor area including a pizza oven, the kitchen/diner is a great size (lovely coffee machine!) and the bedrooms are super-comfy. We loved the giant wallpaper map in the hallway - spying the day's adventures. Enjoy it."