My son's in-laws live in Grantown, but could not house all 16 of us. I booked the Ardenberg on-line for 4 adults + 4 kids + 1 wee dog. It was not 5 star, but offered home comforts with caring support. We had the ground floor, which had two rooms (1 with en-suite). One room had six bunks, the other 8 bunks & separate WC / shower. We also had full use of the kitchen / diner, which housed a large square table for all 16 to sit down. The gas oven was large, so this was the best place to cook our Christmas lunch. Micro wave, large larder, small TV & all cooking utensils were available. A large separate store with 2 fridge / freezers. Large drying room, which you have to share with first floor residents. Entrance lobby has place for shoes, coats etc. Plenty of hot water & warm aurroundings. Large rear garden, with tree swings etc., and room for bonfire, The boss (Rebecca) was excellent and could have not been more helpful. Large co-operative food store within 5 minutes walk, as was the main high street. Close to forest areas with great walks. Bike hire also available locally. Short drive away from ski slopes. We had a fantastic ride on a the Santa Steam Train, with hot mince pies & mulled wine. Santa sat next to all the young kids and gave them all a present, with the help of his 8 elves. Overall a special family holiday to remember. Beautiful area with friendly people to match. Only down side, we had no signal on our mobiles Ahhhhh. Well done everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Ardenbeg Bunkhouse Grantown-On-Spey, Scotland