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Lynwilg House

Aviemore, The Highlands
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Grand Edwardian family home with bags of character and lots of comforts
  • Fairy tale location with superb mountain and country views at every turn
  • Bountiful network of rooms with space for all the clan
  • Extensive lawns and access to country walks
  • Ideal for celebrating special occasions or peaceful escapes
Property code: CA228

Live out an unforgettable adventure at this grandiose self-catering home in Aviemore and enjoy jaw-dropping views, peaceful seclusion and lashings of home comforts that are sure to delight all generations.

This impressive Edwardian family house, sleeping 11 people over six bedrooms, is tucked back from the A9 so is conveniently located with good access to the local villages of Aviemore and Coylumbridge. However, it remains a secluded and peaceful setting for a family getaway. On the outskirts of the Cairngorms, this property is provided with glorious views of the mountains and the wild landscapes that surround them. This home is ideal for adventurous families and nature lovers as a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking, climbing, hiking and fishing, can be found within a few miles of your doorstep.

Radiating character and charm, this beautiful property has been furnished with a plethora of antique pieces to tie in with the original features of the house, such as open fires and large bay windows that let light fill the rooms. Modern elements have also been incorporated to keep up with the needs of modern-day living, while also not interrupting the elegance of the period pieces. The excellent attention to detail throughout the property leads to a homely feel and overall sense of comfort.

Downstairs, you’ll find an elegant triple aspect sitting room that makes the most of this spacious room. There is an open fire to keep you warm, as well as comfortable seating areas that provide the ideal space for socialising or entertaining – all with lovely views of your surroundings. Well-equipped with a more modern feel, the kitchen has an Aga for a traditional country-style space, as well as a breakfast bar for light snacks. There’s also a breakfast table so you spend the most important meal of the day together. An ornately decorated dining room is perfectly appointed for more formal meals such as a family celebration. If you fancy a game of pool, there’s a pool table in the spacious games room which also has access to the garden via French doors.

The first floor of the property has six bedrooms which are furnished with crisp linens on the comfortable beds and enjoy splendid views of the vast landscapes outside, so the elegance and comfort carries through to the upstairs. Three of the double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms but there are also two convenient family bathrooms for the other bedrooms to use.

A pretty, private garden surrounds the house, with large lawns across the front and side of the property. On the patio, a seating area provides the perfect space for an evening meal outside under the setting sun while surrounded by woodlands and panoramic mountain views.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms: 4 doubles, 1 single, 1 twin
  • 5 bathrooms: 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and shower; 2 en-suites with showers; 2 family bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Central heating
  • Large Aga, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire
  • TV with Freeview/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pantry and utility room
  • Variety of storage rooms
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Games room with pool table and extra TV
  • Private parking
  • Private, unenclosed garden
  • Shop and pub within 5 miles
  • Short breaks available

This beautiful area of the Scottish Highlands has no shortage of things to do. With the Cairngorms so close by, you can travel just 3 miles to the Ski and Snowboard School and get your gear and some advice about traversing these well-loved slopes. In the Cairngorms, there are also many hiking and biking trails, such as the Burma Road which covers miles of breathtaking scenery

Several lochs are located nearby, including the picturesque Loch Alvie only 1 mile away. Here you can walk around the trail, or maybe try your hand at fishing. For those of you who prefer a more active adventure then kayak tours are just 2 miles away at Full On Adventure to guide you down the River Spey. Other interesting locations nearby are Tree Zone Aviemore, a thrilling treetop aerial adventure course, and the Highland Wildlife Park which boasts an amazing variety of animals from all over the world, including Scottish wildcats.

The delightful town of Aviemore, situated 3 miles away, has a great selection of restaurants and cafes if you fancy a meal out. There are also plenty of shops for your convenience. In the very centre of Aviemore, curiously positioned by a housing estate, you will find a ring cairn and stone circle which is a historical ceremonial site supposedly dating back to the Neolithic period.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 25th July 2020

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Large and cozy Manor House in massive grounds and with Incredible views. Comfortable and we made great use of the pool table. There is easy access to Aviemore and some great local walks. Ignore the post code for finding the house and follow the road signs off the A9 for Linwilg.

Reviewed by Hamish 18th July 2020

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A great holiday and a super property. The pool table needs replacing, but otherwise the property was very clean and satisfactory.

Reviewed by Barry 15th July 2020

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As soon as you get to this stunning house you realise how special it is the house is just beautiful and the enormous gardens and scenery are to die for. Inside the house was absolutely spotless so clean and tidy and there's everything you need for your stay and much more. We had 9 adults and 2 young kids in our party and there was plenty fridge andRead more freezer space as there's an additional large chest freezer. There's a bbq so you can either cook out the front or back there's loads of seats too. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 28th December 2019

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The house was really warm and welcoming , had a very lived in feel and actually was happy that the decor was not in tip top condition as it is a proper holiday home where dogs are welcome. Lorna our care taker was super great and So helpful, house was really clean . if you want an amazing holiday home , rooms you can actually use , fabulous locatioRead moren and surroundings then this is perfect . So many activities in the local area great for teenagers x Hide

Reviewed by Julie 21st December 2019

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Loved our stay at Lynwilg House over Xmas big family get together, plenty to do in Aviemore and the house was more than equipped with everything we needed

Reviewed by Donna 10th November 2019

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Great location just off the A9 and only a few minutes drive to the shops in Aviemore. We had a great stay with plenty of room for everyone and the games room provided much entertainment.

Reviewed by Mrs Dey July 2019

We have just spent a long weekend at Lynwilg and found the house to be great for a party of 10 adults. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate all. The kitchen was particularly well equipped, nothing we couldn't find. The space , both inside and out was great, room for all to spread out. Mention must be made of Lorna, whose attenRead moretion to detail was much appreciated, table set for dinner, fresh flowers in some rooms. We even wondered if she had a hand in arranging the fantastic weather and the icing on the cake, - the spectacular display from the golden eagle chasing the buzzards on the hill behind the house! We will definitely have a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Zank July 2019

We really enjoyed our stay. The arrangements of bedrooms and bathrooms was great. Loved the kitchen and all the endless fridges and freezers (important as we were three families). Not to mention the super garden which was great for the children to play in and the adults to ear outside. We hope to return!

Reviewed by Mrs Lindsay April 2019

We had a fantastic weekend at Lynwilg House. Perfect for a large family gathering. House was immaculate - clean, cosy and welcoming. We really appreciated the thoughtful touches from Lorna for our daughter's 18th - dining room set for a party, wee present and card for her and a bottle of Kinrara gin for us all. A very special touch! House is more tRead morehan big enough for a group of 11 and the teenagers loved the pool room! Would thoroughly recommend Lynwilg House and hope to return. Hide

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