Architecturally designed, pet and family friendly with vaulted ceilings, underfloor heating and fire pit on the banks of the River Nethy.
What we love about Riverside Lodge
"An evening spent by the fire pit next to the river – plus the antler chandeliers!"
What our guests love about Riverside Lodge
"Opening the bedroom patio door to the sunshine and sound of the river every morning…Our small people guddled in the river for hours on end."
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
1x king bedroom with ensuite
1x double bedroom
1x twin bedroom
Space for infant cot
Large family shower room
TV in master bedroom
Netflix* and playstation
Air source heat pump
Patio and garden
Storage for sports equipment
Space for infant cots
This architecturally designed luxury lodge was recently built on an elevated site on the banks of the River Nethy, just a short walk from the picturesque village of Nethy Bridge. All on one level, it was designed to take full advantage of its position, with views along the river and across to the mature pines beyond.
The interior was recently interior designed and no expense has been spared on the fittings and finishes in this lodge, from the beautiful granite work tops and huge range oven, to the wood-burning stove and striking antler chandeliers hung between exposed oak beams. Extra luxury features such as real wood floors with underfloor heating mean that this lodge offers the very finest in relaxed holiday living.
The heart of the lodge is its huge open plan kitchen and living area, perfect for gatherings of family or friends. This impressive, double height room feels even more light and spacious thanks to its panoramic 7 metre window wall, opening onto the outdoor dining and barbecue area. Past the large oak dining table, the room extends down to where the comfortable sofas are arranged around the cosy wood burning stove, with a large screen TV with Netflix*and a playstation.
All three south-facing bedrooms have sliding patio doors, designed for enjoying the glorious river view and allowing you to step out onto the patio and garden beyond.* The king and twin bedrooms share the large luxury family shower room with an indulgent rain shower and a skylight which fills the room with natural light. The large master bedroom has its own en suite shower room and a wall mounted TV, in the unlikely event that you ever tire of the wonderful view!
The garden stretches down to the peaceful river bank, perfect for bird and nature watching, some informal fishing, or simply some quiet moments of reflection and relaxation. There is a fire pit close to the riverbank, ideal for gathering around on cool Highland summer nights.
After a day out exploring this fantastic part of the Cairngorms National Park, you may well need to make good use of the lodge’s large laundry and utility room! Its washing machine and drying wall will make short work of any rain, mud or snow that your outdoor clothing may have encountered during your adventures.
Nethy Bridge has some lovely local amenities and is close to some award-winning restaurants, cafes and bars. Located in one of the most popular parts of the Cairngorms and just a stones throw from Aviemore, your choice of activities are endless. Everything from bird watching to white water rafting is here, ready for you to discover!
*Please bring own Netflix login details
*Child locks can be used if required.
"The lodge is amazing and we dont want to leave! We'll miss waking up to the fantastic views and having our breakfast on the patio. The river at the back is such a bonus - lots of family memories of all the fun there. Thank you" August 2018
"A wonderful haven to come back to after a day full of outdoor activities with our 2 boys. We had a wonderful family holiday! The fire pit next to the river was a lovely added bonus, where we toasted marshmallows looking up at the stars. The house itself is very comfortable, I would highly recommend it. Judith’s pre-holiday information was very useful, as was the area information in the house. Thank you!!" October 2017
"What a fantastic house. We spent 2 weeks in Riverside Lodge and could have happily stayed longer. There are lots of lovely walks and cycling routes right from the front door or just a short drive to Aviemore. If you enjoy the outdoors or just a relaxing family/romantic trip away I couldn't recommend it anymore." September 2017
"We had a wonderful stay at Riverside Lodge and only wished we could've stayed longer. The house is ideal for families or groups of friends and it couldn't be better equipped for what we needed. The rooms are beautifully decorated and opening the bedroom patio door to the sunshine and sound of the river every morning was an excellent alarm call! Our small people guddled in the river for hours on end and we were only a short drive from all the activities we needed. Highly recommended. " June 2017
"The design and comfort of the lodge is perfect, we've enjoyed many evenings sat around the fire pit and watching the birds. This is our 5th time in Scotland and by far the best lodge! " August 2018
"Second visit and sure it wont be the last. Great time again. " September 2018
"In one word - Tranquility! A perfect piece of heaven. We loved the sun rise and sun set over the river and listening to the water from our beds. " October 2018
"Another fantastice week at Riverside Lodge. The changes made to the decor are great. Hope to return again next year. " October 2018
"We have had a wonderful break at this beautiful lodge. The sound of the river is therapeutic and the view is stunning.......underfloor heating is a joy. " November 2018
"Fantastic advert for Nethy Bridge and the Cairngorms National Park. Modern and comfortable stylish home with great facilities, welcome pack and local information. Nethy and the surrounding area has a great deal going for it especially if you are into the outdoors. House has all the comforts for you to enjoy whatever the weather" January 2019
"We have had an amazing few days here. We saw three red squirrels. We hope to come back again. " February 2019
"A simply idyllic place to take a breathe and experience Scotland’s Cairngorms Mountains." April 2019
"Simply fantastic. Amazing place, furnished beautifully and set beside a stunning river. It was perfect. We will definitely return" May 2019
"Thank you for this lovely house. You absolutely thought of everything. Its beautifully decorated and really clean. There was nothing we missed. It was like coming home. And this fantastic view and tranquility! Its to die for! Thank you so much. " May 2019
"Another brilliant stay at Riverside Lodge. Amazing weather with campfires, paddling and spending all the time outside. So comfortable. Great final meal provided by Speyside Kitchen. Thank you " June 2019
"What a stunning location for a holiday property. We loved the fact that each room had a view of the river and enjoyed listening to the sound of the water through the open doors. " August 2019
"We've had a lovely few days at Riverside Lodge. A beautiful cottage with everything we needed. We enjoyed using the fire pit and exploring near the river. Lovely Riverside walk to Nethy Bridge too. We hope to be back soon. " November 2019
"Another good break again, this was our third time staying. Nice and relaxing, definitely return for a fourth visits. Thanks very much. " November 2019
"We had a fantastic week in Riverside, despite the Covid-related changes involved. This is an area we frequent almost yearly for holidays and we’ve stayed in many different cottages from different providers over the years from Laggan to Grantown and I can honestly say that Riverside is the best we’ve stayed in yet. A really lovely house with an incredibly private garden – we could easily have been miles from civilisation. Our 9 year old declared on the first night that he wanted to move house. When we asked him about his friends back home, he simply replied that we should move the house!" August 2020
"Absolutely perfect. Bit of skiing, walking, shooting, quad biking and a bit more walking and catching up with family. Thank you so much, Riverside is a home away from home in stunning surroundings. See you all again soon! " December 2019
"We have had a wonderful week here at Riverside Lodge! Everything is first class and a luxury home away from home. The location is stunning and we loved our walks along the river. We will definitely be back. " January 2020