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Family & group bunkhouse accommodation in the Cairngorms National Park at the heart of the central HighlandsGood value accommodation for groups of up to 24 people on a quiet road in Grantown-on-Spey, the historic capital of Badenoch and Strathspey, just 15 minutes from Aviemore, and well situated for all that Britain’s largest national park has to offer.Accommodation is in private rooms of four beds (2 standard bunks), two rooms of six beds (1 with standard bunks & a double bunk, & 1 with triple alpine platform) or eight beds (triple alpine platform & a standard bunk), all with private or en-suite bathroom facilities. Well equipped kitchens with dining areas offer everything required for self-catering for groups small, medium or large. There is also an enclosed garden, play area and BBQ, and back inside a drying room with dehumidifier.Much more than just accommodation! Bedding is included in our rates – but bring your own towels & toiletries – as is free WIFI, and we also offer winter walking / climbing equipment hire, as well as access to the wide range of activities offered by Ardenbeg’s owners, the award-winning Craggan Outdoors. Ardenbeg is also the base for the range of walking and climbing courses operated by Pete Hill MIC.
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Free parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
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Family Rooms
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Grade: 84 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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I stopped over for one night en route north, and for this purpose the hostel was quite adequate. The facilities were good and the hostel is set in a huge, delightful garden with big trees and plenty of space either to play or sit out and enjoy good weather. This is an ideal
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Our first time in this property, having done this annual trip for twenty years over in the Fort William area, our requirements are not to spend a lot on accommodation generally and this appeared to fit the requirements, a drying room is a must and a catering kitchen, and be
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Response from CragganOutdoors, Owner at Ardenbeg Bunkhouse
Responded 14 Nov 2016
Hi Ian....thanks for booking with us for the first time, & pleased that you've shared with others on how Ardenbeg is so well suited to active outdoors-y groups like yours. Re you other comments, as advised to you directly in my follow up email, the odour from the boiler proved to be due to a tiny leak inside it's workings (but invisible from the outside) which was found by the engineer during the annual service last week, & accordingly has been resolved & so the odour is no more. Re parking, as you experienced, but for the benefit of others reading this that may think that we have no / a small car park, there is private off-road parking for 10 or so vehicles, which for a property of 23 beds rarely proves to be insufficient. And as we're in a quiet rural town, there's also no shortage of parking on the street immediately outside. And whilst we don't have a bike 'shed' as such, there is ample space for under-cover storage of bikes at the rear of the property, well out of sight from passers-by, with again one of the benefits of being in a quiet rural town being that we've never had a guest report any issue in regards to tampering with or theft from / of their bike, nor from any bike or boat or other equipment left on roof-racks in the car park. Thanks again for booking & staying with us, & hope that as you suggested in your follow up email, we'll be seeing you all back again next year.
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this is a brilliant place for groups to stay. We had both levels booked for a stag doo, we weren't sure on numbers at time of booking, but Keith was excellent in accommodating us and our everchanging group size! Everyone was very impressed with the bunkhouse itself, it has
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Easy to find, competitively priced bunkhouse/hostel accommodation, clean and tidy throughout with all the facilities you need. Useful having a drying room too. Keith is a really friendly bloke and showed us around then left us alone to settle in. A very relaxed set up and
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Just had a great stay at Ardenbeg bunkhouse with really friendly owners, Keith was really helpful and forgiving of our stag like drinking antics, great barbecue area and well equipped kitchen as well. Recommended for group stays with your mates. You can also arrange a variety of
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4 bedded private room
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6 bedded private room
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6 bedded private room with alpine platforms and en-suite bathroom
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8 bedded dorm room with alpine platforms
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Garden area with marquee and access to BBQ and bonfire area
"Some of the accommodation is in the basement which can be gloomy, even on a sunny day."
"Ground floor was the best, although if you have noisey people upstairs, then that can be a problem. Not many places will take dogs, so that is a bonus."
"Downstairs accommodation has on-suite facilities"
"Run fast, like the wind."
"Email or ring to discuss group and needs."
US$108 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandBadenoch and StrathspeyGrantown-on-Spey
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