The Dell of Rothiemurchus - Luxury estate house with hot tub

The Dell of Rothiemurchus

A magnificent period property in glorious landscaped grounds, tucked away in one of the most treasured parts of the Cairngorms near Aviemore.

Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms

Games room

Wood- burning stoves

Large lawned garden

Hot tub

Fire pit

Mountain views

6 bathrooms

Pet friendly

4 x king sized bedrooms

1 x double bedroom

1 x zip and link double/twin room

1 x family room

1 x family room with zip and link

2 x twin rooms

1 x triple room

Rural setting

Close to local amenities

Snug/study room

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer

Sun deck

Off street parking

Aga, electric oven and gas hob

Free standing bath

Second kitchen and living room

Wendy house

Unlimited Sky and smart TV's

Outdoor dining areas


Space for infant cots

Storage for sports equipment

Free wifi

Period features


The Dell of Rothiemurchus, sleeping 24 is an exquisite house of the 1900s, with breathtaking views and landscaped gardens that are almost unequalled in their size and beauty in this area.

The Dell is quietly hidden away on the Rothiemurchus Estate, but only a 20 minute walk into Aviemore. The reception rooms and many of the bedrooms look out over the manicured lawn, across pastures where a herd of Scotland’s iconic Highland cattle roam, to Cairngorm Mountain itself. A more quintessential and idyllic Highland view would be hard to find anywhere!

The house can accommodate a big group of family or friends over three floors - with so much space both inside and out. There is a lovely terrace through French windows from the kitchen, for a long leisurely breakfast overlooking the lawn, or take a seat at the table, which comfortably seats 8 or the bar whilst someone whips up dinner. Cooks will love the oversized Aga range, plus there’s an electric oven and gas hob. Across the hall from the kitchen is a big beautiful lounge to relax in whilst watching either a movie or the flickering flames of the big woodburner in the fireplace. Double doors lead to a games room for some serious fun - a pool table and a cocktail bar.

On the first floor, two superking bedrooms look out over the lawn and mountains; one even has a fabulous fireplace. The third bedroom, (superking or twin) is en-suite with a double size shower. Also on this floor is a grand bathroom with double shower and freestanding original cast iron bath, from which you can look out to the Cairngorms whilst you soak! The second bathroom across the landing has bath, shower and a handy dressing room.

On the second floor the twin bedroom has been designed for children and has a perfect view of the Highland cattle pastures. Another bedroom has a kingsize bed and an en-suite shower, and the third is a roomy triple. The last bedroom up here, a double, has an en-suite loo and shower room which looks out towards the Craigellachie Nature Reserve, above Aviemore. The bathroom on this floor has a double shower.

There’s also a snug room with TV and DVD player, which could be used as an office should anyone bring any work or study on holiday.

The West Wing, connected internally with the main house, is no less luxurious and has the same wonderful period feel and original features as the main house.

Here is a second and very pretty farmhouse kitchen with a table that seats 10. It also has a double oven and electric hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Across the hall is the lovely sitting room, looking south over the lawn and with a snug little wood burning stove.

On the first floor are two bedrooms with either super king or twin beds, one with a useful additional third single bed. The bathroom on this floor has a bath with integrated shower. Up another floor are two further very pretty bedrooms - one superking and one twin, as well as a loo and shower room. There’s also another shower room on the ground floor.

The grounds make this house extra special and also give it 360 degree privacy. At the back of the house are further gardens, with a charming Wendy house where children can imagine all sorts of holiday adventures. There are mature trees, a tree swing and flat smooth lawns for games of rounders. At the bottom of the garden, with a magnificent view of Craigellachie hill, is the fabulous paved leisure area for whiling away the days in the warmer months. Here you will find the huge hot tub and next to it is a gigantic firepit with seating round three sides. To the other side of the hot tub is a gas-fired barbecue range, large enough to cater for the entire house with plenty to spare!

Tucked away from the busy centre of Aviemore, you’re only a short walk from the Rothiemurchus Centre and Farm Shop for all the supplies you’ll need. You’re also just around the corner from dreamy Loch an Eilein with its lochside walks, Loch Morlich with its watersports and beach, and you’re well on the way towards Cairngorm Mountain for skiing in the winter.

*For insurance purposes we are not able to accommodate anyone not listed on the booking form and therefore cannot allow any events such as weddings, parties etc. If you are unsure about this, please let us know.*

*Please note that this property does not accept Stag and Hen parties*

"The Dell of Rothiemurchus was ideal for our three generations family Christmas. The secure gardens and spacious house provided lots of room for the children, the kitchen island was a popular early morning and evening social space, while the large comfortable sitting room and log fire was great for weary adults. For those seeking peace and quiet there was also the second sitting room in the West Wing. The location is ideal with a wide range of walks on the doorstep, shops within easy reach and a selection of lochs to explore amid stunning scenery." December 2021

"We had a fantastic time with the family for a 60th birthday celebration. Beautiful house with all the amenities that were required to take full advantage of the surrounding gardens. Highly recommended. " July 2020

"Thank you for an amazing week. Beautiful house and gardens, fire pit and hot tub. We had a great family celebration and fun fab week. " August 2020

"This was a family get together and everyone had an amazing time. The property and the grounds were just fantastic. There was so much space in and outside the house and it really allowed us to relax and enjoy our break. Both the house and gardens were beautifully maintained and it was so relaxing to spend time there. During the week the group played golf, went on bike rides, went go karting and the kids did the treezone climbing. I think we all rediscovered how amazing the area is. Can't praise the house, the area and your team enough. " August 2020

"We had a lovely stay for 2nd year in a row at the Dell. It’s a wonderful home and the gardens are amazing. So peaceful. The weather last week was an added bonus and made the week all the more special." June 2021

"We had an amazing stay at The Dell of Rothiemurchus, fantastic house with outstanding facilities in easy walking distance to Aviemore and gorgeous walks right on the doorstep. The house itself was stunning and luxurious, we loved every minute, the only problem we had was that a weekend wasn't long enough. Looking forward to the next visit, thank you for making our stay in the gorgeous Cairngorms absolutely perfect. Looking forward to our visit in Jan, this time to Foresters Lodge. " October 2021