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“Great place for Stag Do. Fantastic Venue and well looked after.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Abernethy Bunkhouses
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great place for Stag Do. Fantastic Venue and well looked after.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

We stayed at Nethy station for a stag party.

The venue was superb. It was tucked away in the beautiful town of Nethy Bridge. The local shop, pub (within the hotel) and Butchers were all within a minutes walk.

As we arrived, our group was very happy with our accommodation. There was a well kitted out kitchen and dinning area. Outside was a half drum BBQ and log burner, which we utilised to good effect. The bunk beds were ideal for a group of stags and the overall feel of the station was great. It was very quirky and cool. We were able to spend the first night having a BBQ and drinking from the keg of beer (cairngorm brewery) that was on tap thanks to Richard setting it up for our arrival. Later on we went across the road to the bar in Nethy Hotel and had some more drinks. There was a pool table, 2 snooker tables and we were made to feel welcome.

The second day we went to Craggon Outdoors for clay pigeon shooting and gorge walking. Again we were well looked after by the guys there and it was a great crack. The gorge walking was a lot better than we thought. It was great banter and I would highly recommend it. In the nighttime we travelled into Aviemore via Taxi. I would avoid Strachans mini bus hire thanks to a man with no personality who tried to charge us the earth. We had a good meal at the Royal Trandoori Indian restaurant before heading in a few pubs and finishing with a dance at the winking owl nightclub. It was a great weekend.

Throughout our stay at Nehty station and prior to it, the owners Richard and Patricia could not have done more to make us feel welcome. Nothing was a problem or to much hassle. As everyone knows stag party's can be a bit rowdy. As for the price at £12.50 per night a head, I think that is exceptionally priced. You have the all of the station (26 beds) as long as you pay for a minimum of 8 people.

Our thanks to Richard and Patricia and I would highly recommend them and Nethy Station if you are heading that way.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AbernethyBunkhouses, Owner at Abernethy Bunkhouses, responded to this review, 4 October 2011
Thanks Gavin

I am always worried that our guests raise expectations for others but I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves.

It is quirky, a bit old and jaded but you are right, it is ideal for stags, scouts and university groups who just want to chill without worrying about their effect on other guests!

So thanks for taking the time to write about us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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English first
Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

Everything was great and the service was tailored for our group. The accomodation and rooms were great for our needs and the location was ideal for access to the Cairngorms. Pity about the weather. I'd like to thank Richard and Patricia for a great stay. Only minor detail was the drying room and showers being cool at times but all in all i'd advise anyone looking for location, great hospitality and a great spot to get away from it all, to book now !

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank charliegoldwyre
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AbernethyBunkhouses, Owner at Abernethy Bunkhouses, responded to this review, 27 August 2011
Many thanks Charlie for taking the time to review Nethy Station.
I must apologise for the drying room being cool at times. We shall investigate that and thanks for bringing it to our attention. We pride ourselves on our drying rooms, I think the one at Abernethy Bunkhouses - Nethy House may be the biggest there is! Therefore it is important that we get it right. Thank you. See you again another time I hope. Cheers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

We used Abernethy Station Bunkhouse as a 'Rest Stop' during our WolfTrek walking event from Forres to Cairngorm Mountain. The facilities were perfect to service our weary walkers and the location provided great access to Abernethy Forest and the Cairngorms. The friendly owners are a fountain or knowledge and made everything very easy for us!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ccjp
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Frankenthal, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We - 52 German students and four teachers - were hosted by Patricia and Richard Eccles in Nethy House. The trip was perfect for our school group. The itniery Richard developed for us was perfect for kids of that age group. Nethy House gave the kids plenty to do and the surrounding area offered a great variety of outdoor activities. Our hosts made the trip a real experience for the kids and the kids were able to gain a lot of insight on different topics - a very, very good school trip and an easy location to handle for teachers! We will be back - I'm sure!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VeyS76
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AbernethyBunkhouses, Owner at Abernethy Bunkhouses, responded to this review, 9 August 2011
Thank you for your kind comments Steffen. It is nice to know that Richard's advice is appreciated. He has been doing this for a long time and can often plan trips in the Highlands that can save money, time and hours in a bus!
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

Had my friends stag in nethy station! Was brilliant! Place is perfect! Got a keg of beer from local brewery, great BBQ and had a nice fire too. Open space around for kick about and plenty of room indoors for cards when the rain comes.

The owners are great people up for a laugh.

Will be back!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Main64
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AbernethyBunkhouses, Owner at Abernethy Bunkhouses, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
Glad to hear all was well - hope the wedding went as well, too!
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Rennes, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

A group of 18 French students,2 teachers and a coach driver stayed in Nethy House for 3 nights at the beginning of June.The accommodation was great,spacious and comfortable-the students were 6 per room and the adults in single rooms-plenty of toilets and shower facilities for all of us and for much larger groups.There is a big practical dining room and a cosy games/leisure room with snooker,darts and a piano-perfect after a couple of beers at the local pub just opposite.
We opted for full-board which was the perfect solution for our busy days in the region.The meals were good and excellent value for money.The evening meal prepared by Patrica was brought to the house by Richard,our charming host with a great sense of humour,food was piping hot and all dishes went back almost licked clean.Breakfast was simple but plentiful ( tea and coffee making facilities on hand 24 hours a day ) and lunch was of picnic supplies,perfect for our needs.
On our last evening Richard organised a surprise Scottish evening,greatly appreciated by us all,complete with piper,haggis and a wee dram,and a lesson on how to dance a Scottish reel.We spent a fun evening which we will remember for a long time.
Before our arrival Richard and Patrica were very helpful,giving me suggestions and advice about educational nature and environmental visits for the students.Richard was a great help and organised a visit to the Glenlivet estate and distillery,a guided walk in Abernethy Forest with an RSPB guide and a visit to the osprey hide.Each of these was very interesting and we left the area with a lot of knowledge about the faune and flora which was one of our main objectives in coming to Scotland.Richard was also very helpful in giving us the local weather forecast and providing maps for a walk in the local area.He was able to answer our questions about the region and took the time to converse with the students too, which for them,non-English speakers was a great opportunity to practise the language.
In conclusion excellent accommodation for groups,lovely,friendly,helpful hosts and a very beautiful region of Scotland.

Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank ragamuffin14
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AbernethyBunkhouses, Owner at Abernethy Bunkhouses, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip so much, Ragamuffin! We are here to help and we know that our old properties are aging and tiring, but we aim to make sure that your trip is as smooth as possible to make up for that! I have to admit that you did only fill half the space - big groups over 50+ can be a bit cosy!
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

The Abernethy Bunkhouse was a great facility for our group! It was my sister's Hen Weekend and there were roughly 13-15 of us staying in the Station House which had plenty of room for us all. Richard and Patricia (owners) were brilliant from the very beginning of our stay, providing us with all the relevant information and making us feel really welcome!
Even if we didn't have other activities planned, the bunkhouse would have been great to just stay in for the whole weekend.

Would definitely recommend...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynda-Mack
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AbernethyBunkhouses, Owner at Abernethy Bunkhouses, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
Thanks Lynda. Looking forward to the next time!
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Property: Abernethy Bunkhouses
Address: Station Road, Nethy Bridge PH25 3DS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Nethy Bridge
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Nethy Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Abernethy Bunkhouses 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two bunkhouses in the Cairngorms National Park offering a budget alternative to renting a castle or lodge. Exclusive Use only but you will only pay for the beds that you fill (subject to a minimum!)You can book any length of time and it is perfect place for that family get-together, student trip, scout activity week, reunion weekend, stag or hen weekend. There are so many activities nearby – come and see for yourself. ... more   less 
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