We are always a bit nervous to go back to the same place, in case it isn't as good as we remembered it. However, for The Treehouse, the opposite was true! We loved this house the first time around, but even more so this time! Superb location in a lovely village - close to the centre but not on a busy road. The house is set in a beautiful woodland garden of about an acre, so loads of space for the children to explore. We also love that the steam train passes the bottom of the garden!
The house is a great size for our family of 5 (although could easily accommodate 7). I've never seen such a well equipped kitchen, so never any fear of running out of glasses or crockery whilst waiting for the dishwasher to finish!
The lounge is spacious with a gorgeous round open fire, and even with temperatures of minus 5 outside, we stayed toasty with ample supply of logs.
Now onto why it was even better this time - a superbly upgraded bathroom, with separate 'supersoaker' shower - very welcome after those long mountain bike trails! And a new massive, super-comfy bed in the master bedroom.
We also like that there is a large storage room for our mountain bikes - you don't always get this with a holiday home.
Whilst this home is towards the higher end of the price range, it is worth every penny. I would definitely book it again.
Would highly recommend going here. So much to do in area, we could of done with 2 weeks rather than one. The lodge itself is amazing. Has literly everything you would need to make it feel like a home from home.
Will definitly book again.
The Treehouse has everything going for it. It's a lovely, comfortable house, with a large garden in which you can see red squirrels, and watch the steam trains go by. Boat of Garten is a lovely little village, with a lovely pub and restaurant at the Boat Hotel, and a fantastic little shop right across from Kinchurdy Road, a five minute stroll from the house. All the highlights in the area (Aviemore, Cairngorm national park, the Osprey RSPB centre, Lake Morlich and so on) are within easy (and beautiful) driving distance. The house itself is well equipped, and the fireplace makes a beautiful addition. We definitely hope to return some day.
Quiet location but near to local shop/post office, good pub, cafe and a selection of trails through the woods, along the river round a loch and into Aviemore.
Everything catered for including lots of board games.
Added excitement of a steam train passing close by!
The twin bedrooms were a tad small for our larger family members but the double was perfect and the bathroom was very nice.
We just love the Treehouse. It is extremely well equipped and cosy. The kids love the garden and swing and feeding the birds and animals who visit every day. You think you need something e.g. A bug candle and voila it's in one of the many kitchen drawers. Everything is there from BBQ fuel to washing powder and spare wellies and coats. The deck is great and Boat of Garten is a lovely village with places to eat out, a well stocked village shop and lots of cycle or walking trails.
The treehouse was the perfect venue for our family, it was exactly how we'd imagined it would be and we'd love to go back before too long.
From arrival to departure we have had the most wonderful stay in the treehouse,as a family of 6 ,2 adults,2teens and 1 five and 1 six year old we couldnt have asked for more,from location,weather to the house itself,everyhing was simply wonderful,outstanding views from the balcony and set in wonderful forest woodland,we had wonderful walks in the cold winter sunshine and the treehouse is such a pleasure to arrive back to in the evening with the cozy log fire and a nice glass of wine,kids loved it to,the den in the garden,spotting different wildlife,playing hide and seek,it has everything you could need for a really active week away or simply relaxing and putting your feet up,definately will be a place we would love to visit for life!booking for next year already!