Organising a celebration for our 50th wedding anniversary from Australia and gathering family from around the world for a long weekend could have presented problems. But the Pines was an inspired choice - EVERYTHING you need for a week end to remember. And dealing with Lucy - albeit from a distance - was hassle free. The house oozes atmosphere and the accommodation is first rate. The surroundings are magnificent. and the town centre a short stroll. The Pines really does deliver what it promises. HIGHLY recommended. With our thanks-
Excellent house equipped with everything you could possibly need in a fantastic location with superb hosts - not much more you ask for.
We stayed here for my sister’s hen in April. I cannot rate the accommodation highly enough. There was ample room for our party of 20, with one large and two medium sized living areas, a huge dining room and a separate, large kitchen. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and were happy to give us advice about the area. The rooms were of various sizes but each accommodated two people and almost all had its own ensuite. I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for accommodation for a large party in the Aviemore/Granton area.
I and 18 of my old University friends met up for a cycle weekend in the Scottish Highlands and stayed in this gorgeous house in June 2018. It was perfect for our needs, with plenty of rooms (and plenty of shower/ bathrooms) and a large open plan kitchen with which to cook big meals in. It was only 5 minutes walk to the main street of Grantown and provided the perfect base to explore the Cairngorms and its towns and villages (whether by bike or car). Thanks to Lucy and the family for looking after us!
This was our second visit to the house and we all loved it even more this time! The house is spotlessly clean, well equipped and has a great layout for all. The kids loved the playroom, the kitchen and snug became the hang out place, the large tv in the downstairs lounge was perfect for watching Scotland win the rugby and the upstairs lounge with roaring fire a perfect place to relax with a drink at night. The boys discovered fantastic mountain biking tracks in the woods at the back of the house. They were entertained there for hours. We will definitely be back. We have stayed in many big houses with the same group of friends over the years and this is, without doubt, the best by far!