Arrived for 50th birthday celebrations and found a fantastic, fully equipped house! Each room very thoughtfully designed. Wonderful in-house facilities. Couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely recommend and hopefully return at some point. Thank you Jay and Lucy!
The house is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Amenities are within walking distance. We found plenty to do in and around Grandtown where the people were helpful and friendly. We arrived on motorbikes in a snowflurry and found ample parking with a drying room. Perfect, would recommend and definitely book again.
We had a group of 12 of us come here for a long, activity-packed weekend. The house couldn't have been set up better for our needs, with plenty of space for us to relax in the evenings have meals etc. The very large dining room, kitchen, lounges, garden (with bbq), playroom meant that we would never be bored whilst in the house, and Grantown has a good amount to offer in the way of pubs/restaurants and activities nearby. Small touches, such as the commercial dishwasher and multiple fridges showed that this house had been well thought out, and made all the difference when trying to cater for/clean up after a reasonably large group. All in all, the accommodation couldn't have been better for our stay in Grantown.
Jay and Lucy were also hugely accommodating, kindly unloading our tesco shop delivery after we arrived late, making sure that we were well settled into the house, making sure that we got up and down Ben Macdui safely, and calling ahead to the local pub to ensure we received the best service!
I would recommend staying here to anyone looking to check out the Cairngorms - thank you Lucy and Jay!
fantastic holiday at the pines great welcome from lucy and jay felt at home instantly the house provided everything we needed even when we had a further guest for the party day it still felt like a home . the equipment was plentiful there was nothing we needed it was all there .
The most valuable asset of this property are the owners, Lucy in particular was so efficient and friendly with the initial contact that we decided to book The Pines for an important Christmas for all our family.
We were not disappointed, the property is ideal for a mixed age group, in fact we had an age range of 18 months - 85 years! There are plenty of rooms for everyone to have 'their own space' and then a wonderful dining room for us all to come together. The area is a firm favourite with us and the most memorable parts of the week were the Santa Torchlight procession and heavy snow on Boxing day. Lucy even let us use their sledges!
Can't recommend the property highly enough, it has everything you could want and more.
This house is perfect for a large group with the majority of rooms being ensuite, it's really well equipped and loads of space! The location is excellent with the main street just a short walk away as well as The Craig Bar which we visited for one of their delicious pies. We really enjoyed our stay and will hopefully return next year.
This is our third year staying at the Pines for a pre Xmas get together with friends. It's a brilliant venue to relax, have fun and spend time together. The house is so well equipped! We have never had to bring anything except food and drink with us. It's spotlessly clean and really well maintained. The owner and her family make us very welcome and are there if we need anything.
Very well worth a visit for a large group, and we will be back!
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