Designed as a playful cross between a Zen tea house and Highland hunting lodge, Assich Zen Lodge is a luxury log cabin with Zen garden, created within the grounds - and using many of the stones - of an ancient ruined byre. It offers truly unique, romantic and luxurious accommodation in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, where guests can enjoy stunning panoramic views of mountain, sea, forest and castle, with exclusive use of large decked area, wood-fired hot-tub, sauna and fire pit.
“I don't think words can do this place justice, even the photos don't. Stephen's zen croft is a must! It will exceed all your expectations, from start to finish we felt so relaxed and at home. Stephen is a fantastic host, very helpful and responsive. On arrival we were given a tour of the property, the hot tub was all ready, the fire pit and sauna set for later. Little surprise treats waiting on the dining table! The lodge itself is very well thought out, it has everything we could of wanted. Thank you Stephen for a wonderful birthday treat for meghan!”
Cosy self-catering accommodation sleeps two. Situated between Aviemore and Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms National Park close to the River Spey and surrounded by woods and farmland. Boat of Garten village is within a mile. Refurbished in 2018 to a high standard, Sycamore Cottage provides cosy accommodation for single people or couples looking for a relaxed break in idyllic surroundings, or for those who want to take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The cottage is in a secluded location with wonderful views overlooking the River Spey and Strathspey Steam Railway track with the Cairngorm mountains in the background. Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement.
“Home from home :) if you're a couple wanting to take in the sites of Aviemore whilst still keeping your home comforts then look no further! There was clear communication from Briony and Martin from the word go, even before we had booked the cottage. The cottage is down at the bottom of their garden, but don't let that put you off. They had fenced an area for our own private garden, bird feed and decking, plus the views overlook the river, not their house, so you feel like your in your own private location. Martin was there to greet us to ensure we were settled in and was to hand if we had any problems (which we didnt). The house was super clean and comfortable, but it was the small added extras that made it... - dog treats, bowls and towels (dog towels came in handy as we had so much rain ours were drenched!) - OS maps so we could plan our walks -fresh eggsfrom their chickens - wood for the fire (although the house was so warm we didnt need it) - a fully stock kitchen, we cooked ever night and wasn't short of any utensils. Was more than happy with the cottage and couldn't recommend enough. Thank you for a cosy cottage after our long days out.”
Enjoy our luxurious yet rustic, feel good workshop conversion and enjoy some green living! Views of The Cairngorms are unrivalled. On the doorstep there is native woodland, hidden lochans and ancient cairns to discover, as well as fantastic wildlife spotting straight from the window! The mountain resort of Aviemore is just 2 miles south Downstairs: kitchenette and bathroom Upstairs: bedroom/lounge Bathroom: toilet, hand basin and shower
“The birds nest was excellent, spotlessly clean, and the bed is huge! Perfect for a relaxing break in the countryside. Cosy downstairs area with kitchen, log fire, armchairs and microwave/oven too. Then upstairs space is large,with big sofa. We were so relaxed the whole holiday, with great walks directly from the cottage, round loch vaa is recommended. And only about 5 minute drive into aviemore, loads of activities to do nearby. So peaceful with views of the Cairngorms and the local cows too! The hosts are very friendly and were available if we needed anything. Amazing they constructed the cottage themselves too! Wouldn’t hesitate to return in the future.”