This is the fourth time we have taken the HUB network scout event back to Nethybridge and this was the busiest. With over 50 participants from across Scotland there are a range of expectations when they all arrive on the Friday evening,But when they leave on the Sunday it's safe to say that all these expectiations have been met if not exceeded. A key to that is the warm wlecome and great facilities on offer in and around Nethyhouse. The owners are very helpful and flexible in the run up to the event when the numbers and requirements of the group are changing on a daily basis and they are always willing to pop down to the centre to help us locate the controls for the TV or chalk for the pool table ;). Their local knowledge and contact list is also an great resource, whether it's a massage you're looking for or 5 kegs of beer they can put you in touch with the right person.
The centre itself offers great facilties. The rooms are spacious and functional. The showers and toilet facitiles can cope with even the messiest of groups. The bar is agreat facility with TV, darts, pool and a disco area it ticks all the boxes and you can set the prices :) A cheap night in. The catering facilties are also ideal for big groups with ample storage in the basement and food deliveries to the door. The local shop and butchers are handy for the bits and pieces you may have forgot.
The large playing fields over the bridge are great for big events and the numerous paths and wlaks in the local are can be utilised for walking/ cycling or running (we had folk doing all of these this weekend). Parking is good and it's easy to find.
There is porbably an awful lot more I could say but I ned to get back to work.
Thanks again Richard and Patricia I know we'll be back next year.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Abernethy Bunkhouses Nethy Bridge, Scotland