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“Very Welcoming”
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Fraoch Lodge
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Very Welcoming”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

The whole family made us all feel welcome. Great food. Very comfortable and hospitable. Used the Lodge as basis for ski touring and walking for a weekend. It worked very well and Andy was a great resource. I liked the way the family joined us for meals. Nice touch.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We feel that sitting and eating with our guests is invaluable. We enjoy it and we're glad to hear that you do too.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Great place to relax after a day in the hills, good home cooked food, real fires and cake o'clock. It's just what you need!

The hosts Andy, Rebecca and Gregor all go out of there way to make your stay as comfy as possible.

For me, it's home from Home.

Well priced and good weather & route advice is always available from Andy.

Andy W

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you - I'm glad we managed to make you feel at home as this is our primary aim for all our guests.
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

If you want to experience the ultimate in Arctic Winter conditions in the Cairngorms with expert navigation, Andy Bateman is your man, you will not find anyone better in this environment. He is an expert in his field, he has many years experience in this specific area and his knowledge of the Cairngorms is immense.
The Scot Mountain Team go out of their way to provide you with that little bit of extra personal service and care to make your holiday an enjoyable and memorable experience. The food provided and home cooked by Rebecca is exceptional! the accommodation is warm and friendly. You would be foolish to go anywhere else.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you - hope you make it up again. Always a pleasure to see you.
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Still relishing the warm glow from yet another fantastic stay at Fraoch Lodge. Wee Gregor, Rebecca and Andy truly make it feel like a home from home. This time my 13 year old daughter and I enjoyed 5 days of Andy's expert tuition on the hills, where he'd arranged bags of snow, wind, sun and white-out conditions - depending on the skills on offer for each day. It took no time for us to get used to returning for cake-o-clock and having a wholesome evening meal cooked for us each night.
Being of the adventurous persuasion, I never normally go to the same place twice. I guess there are many good reason why I make an exception here!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you, Max. Next stop - snowholing!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My friend and I spent a very enjoyable 4 nights at Fraoch Lodge in January. The lodge was warm, comfortable and deceptively large. The food was excellent and there was ample for everyone. The owners and their son were very welcoming and so were the other guests. There was lots of interesting conversation. I'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review, 22 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such excellent feedback. We hope to see you again when the snow returns.
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Midlands UK
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Had a lovely stay in the home of Andy and Rebecca where you really did feel part of the family; sharing dining and living space with wood burners and open fires, and Rebecca's wholesome homegrown food. Lovely cosy place with firm beds, and did I mention the food? 'Cake o'clock' is a great tradition I may try and start at home - a lovely vision to pull you on when the legs are tiring out on the mountain. Excellent guiding by Andy who took our relative winter walking inexperience into account to provide a walk that was exhilarating but well within our capabilities. Overall a great value place with great green credentials too - comfort with a conscience, what more could we want?

Room Tip: We stayed 'upstairs' which was cosy - some rooms have a separate entrance to the house.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

A fantastic Winter Walking experience. Our Guides, Andy and Malcolm were superb. On our first day up Cairngorm was very hard - deep snow, freezing conditions, blizzard, strong winds and a complete white out - FANTASTIC! My walking companions, John and Mike were just great.
The accommodation at Fraoch lodge is fairly basic, but Andy, Rebecca and wee Gregor made us feel very welcome. Rebecca's cooking is excellent.
If you are looking to experience the delights of the Scottish Highlands in the safe hands of an outstanding guide, I highly recommend that you give Scot Mountain Holiday a try.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Fraoch Lodge
Address: Fraoch Lodge Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Boat of Garten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Fraoch Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite guests in to our home, Fraoch Lodge, to use as if it were their own. You can sit in our lounge in front of the open fire, join us for meals (or cook your own); share stories of your adventures or play board games. We have chosen not to put a TV into the Lodge, but instead supply games and books. We also offer guiding services for walks and tours around our local area showcasing places which enhance your knowledge of our area; some of which you may well not have heard about. We have a single room and a triple room, but most of our rooms are twins. 2 Rooms have private bathroom facilities. Some rooms can be combined to offer as family accommodation areas. We hope to see you in the Highlands of Scotland shortly. ... more   less 
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