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Carn Avie
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12 reviews
Carn Avie
Kitchen
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Double room
Double room
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Family bathroom
Garden
Garden
Go see the tigers at the Highland Wildlife Park
Go for a ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway
Cross country skiing or walking in the snow - the views can be amazing.
Play a round or two - there's plenty of courses to choose from nearby.
Sail, swim, windsurf - plenty choices of watersports on Loch Insh or Loch Morlich.
Walking is one of the best things to do in the area - stunning views all around.
View of the valley from Cairngorm Mountain.
Wildlife in abundance from birds, to squirrels, to badgers and even the odd pine martin!
Skiier?  Boarder?  Plenty of fun to be hand up Cairngorm Mountain in the winter months.
Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Great base for a group”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A group of 7 of us stayed in Carn Avie house for a week while doing some walking in the Cairngorms and can thoroughly recommend it.

Size

The house is advertised as for 6-8 people so we were worried that we might be a bit crowded with 7 but we needn't have worried. While there are only 'proper' beds for 6 (2 x double 1 x twin) each of the rooms has plenty of space for at least another person on the floor and one of the doubles has a sofa bed in. In the end we didn't use the sofa bed instead we put the 7th person in the twin room and there were plenty of cushions & duvets ect to make them comfortable.

There was no problem with storage space either as each of the rooms is well equipped (particularly both of the doubles)

Similarly the kitchen is kitted out for 8, the only slight squeeze was getting 7 round the dinning table but I reckon you'd have been able to fit an 8th in there too.

The drive only has space for 2 cars but there is also space for curbside parking in the area if you're brining more than 2.

Kitchen

The kitchen is kitted out with everything you need which was nice not having to bring things but the two things I was most impressed with were: A full size fridge/freezer (managed to fit a weeks worth of food for 7 people comfortably in) & a dishwasher! The latter made clearing up after meals so much easier. There's also a washing machine if needed

Sleeping

As mentioned the bedrooms were all spacious and again having bed linen and towels provided was very useful to reduce the amount of stuff we needed to bring up

Entertainment

There is free WiFi in the house as well as Sky and a Wii which was great for the evenings and when the weather wasn't so good!

Location

The house is probably a 15/20min walk from Aviemore town centre which means its within easy reach of pubs and the shops in Aviemore (the local Tesco was particularly useful for picking up bits we'd forgotten to buy on the way up!)

Summary

All in all we can't recommend the house enough, it had everything we wanted and more as our base for the week. The staff at Highland Holiday Homes were very helpful with questions we had before the trip and we'd definitely use them again

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Liked best: Kitchen - lots of equipment, big fridge/freezer & a dishwasher!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Kate B
Swanage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous, couldn't ask for more"”
Reviewed 22 March 2015 for a stay in August 2014

House was fantastic, clean, fresh, and had everything you need. It was a real pleasure to stay there. A bit furher from town centre so car recommended but we were there with two kids age 4 and 7 and they weren't bored. Little play ground just few steps from the property, large garden. There was a folder with info about what to do and where to eat etc. which was great as we haven't been there before. Overall fantastic place, highly recommended.

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Liked best: Clean and very well equiped.
Liked least: No faults.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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123libby
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“The property was clean, attractive and comfortable; a veritable home from home!”
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We were delighted with the property. It was in a new housing development and very modern. There was plenty space for the 7 of us and all the necessities were available.
It was nicely decorated and accessorised in neutral tones and furnishings. The bathroom was very spacious. All in all a great location for a weekend or longer.

An improvement would be accessing the wifi more effectively. We couldn't find a password so were unable to be connected.
Also, it was not clear in the description, that the 7th bed was a pullout in one of the double rooms; ostensibly a family room. Two adults and a 17 year old in the smaller double wasn't ideal
Finally, the mattresses were a bit soft. This was the view of all the occupants.

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Liked best: How modern and clean it was.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: Its position
Liked least: Shame it did not have a view of the mountains
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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