Corrour House Hotel in Aviemore is situated in surroundings which can only be described as being as close to paradise as is possibly attainable.
The Highlands of Scotland are well travelled and well documented, being celebrated in both fable and song from the great poets to the weary traveller from all periods in time.
This is for good reason.
The views and sense of history prevail to engulf your senses, leaving you with a thirst for more, the need to return again and bask within the sun lit bosom of endless mountain ranges, metaphorically wash in the life giving mountain streams, each one flowing as steadily as your heart beats, giving birth to the fabulous wildlife that is simply abundant in this part of the world.
At the heart of this beautiful country is Aviemore. And in Aviemore is a Guest House that fits right in to the landscape with a real sense of belonging.
The Corrour House Hotel, run by Carol and Robert will take care of every need you have whilst visiting.
The building itself is stunning. Built in the late Victorian era it has the splendour and elegance needed in order to blend beautifully with its surroundings. The grounds which it is situated on are beautiful in every way with red squirrel, pheasant, deer and numerous and varied species of birds to keep even the most ardent wildlife spotter busy.
There are ponies and horses that wander within touching distance, their glistening coats catching the evening sun as you relax on the lawn or wander through the trees that make up the rest of the immediate scenery within the grounds of this wonderful property.
Inside the House there are paintings and photographs that fit beautifully and give a sense of splendour unmatched.
Robert is the chef who prepares a wonderful breakfast and he really does cater to your every need. Myself and my wife took our 5 year old twins who quite often had funny ideas what breakfast should constitute. Anything from his special omelettes to baked beans could and would be cooked for those demanding mites while Carol was always on hand with fresh coffee and what seemed to be mountains of succulent fresh strawberries which our whole family found so delicious.
Both the breakfast and the service provided here were a triumph.
As to our room there could be no complaints from the richly carpeted floors to the large and comfortable bath to the décor that is both engaging and comfortable.
There was a funny incident in fact when our Son mistakenly thought a Porsche parked in the drive and owned by another guest was in fact our hire car, a ford focus. Such is the sense of elegance that you feel while staying at the Corrour. You begin to think that you could very well own such a car and not, in fact, have only come to stay somewhere for your holiday.
The location of this wonderful guest house cannot be understated either as you have access to all sorts of activities and sightseeing. In a prime location only about 5 minutes from the local Loch to a 15 minute drive to the place where you can, and should, take a carriage to the top of the Cairngorms Mountain range. Only about an hour away is Loch Ness or a little bit further on you can reach Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the whole of Britain. There is an extremely worthwhile trip to be made which is only another 10-15 minute drive away - the Caringorms wildlife park. Polar Bear and Tigers are just two animals to mention. We spent almost 5 hours there and didn’t notice the time going at all.
Also there is the adventure park nearby for the kids (of all ages!). You will not be short of things to see and do from such a wonderful home base.
But let me finish with Corrour House. Aside from the building and grounds of the House itself I must say that the staff were extremely friendly and made you feel as though you were every bit as important to them as a member of their own family. That is the atmosphere that has been created just for you and I quite simply cannot ever imagine staying anywhere else when next in Aviemore.
You’ll know why if you decide to visit yourself.
Thank you so much Carol and Robert and indeed all the staff at your wonderful establishment. From Allan, Mary, Alexander and Emily Meek - July 2011
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