Latest News from Ardach House

Cairngorm Mountain opens for winter sports!

  • 26th November 2016

Cairngorm Mountain Resort has opened to skiing and boarding for the 2016/17 season. A week of cold weather and snow at higher levels means that we are now into the winter snow sports season.

Ardach is perfectly located as a base for snow sports. Ideally located for both Cairngorm Mountain and The Lecht it means that you can choose the best conditions based on weather and snow levels.

Why no book your December or January stay with us now whilst we still have availaibility.

Lets hope winter 2016/17 is one to remember for snow sports!

 

 

Winter Breaks

  • 6th November 2016

Please call the owner on 0131 332 5055 to discuss winter break discounts for during December, January and March. The house is very cosy with two log fires , central heating plus other heating for the severest cold snaps. All logs, coal and heating costs are included in the prices. BT Infinity plus Netflix and WiFi are also included.

There are plenty walks to be enjoyed around the village, through the woods and by the river.

Ardach is only 13 miles from Glenmore and 17 miles from Cairngorm ski lift and it’s funicular railway to the summit of Cairngorm itself.

Aviemore Go-karts set to open soon

  • 27th July 2016

After 12 years go-karting will shortly be making a return to the area. The new purpose built facility is situated on the outskirts of Aviemore and is less than a 15 minute drive from Ardach House.

The owners of the original Aviemore go-karts are set to launch the new activity in the next few weeks. A trial race is being conducted this week to ensure that all goes well.

Yet another fantastic activity to have in that area. Ensuring that the area remains one of the best locations for a holiday in Scotland.

For up to the minute news on the opening check out the Facebook page or for more details the Aviemore Kart Raceway Limited site

Summer weather and events

  • 20th July 2016

Fabulous day on Tuesday, 19th July – sunny and hot at 26 C!! Spectaculat thunder and lightning on Wednesday, 20th – all very summery!!

Nethy Highland Games not far away now – Saturday, 13th August. Check out the details and programme on the Nethybridge Community website on www.nethybridge.com .

 

Short notice/last minuts discounts still available throughout the year.

Scottish Open Golf at Castle Stuart, Inverness

  • 2nd July 2016

This week sees the Scottish Open Golf tournament at Castle Stuart, near Inverness Airport and less than an hour’s drive from Ardach. Therse is excellent parking available and brilliant viewing possibilities all around the course. Check out the Open website for more information.

 

Highland Games season is now with us so check out the dates and venues via the various local websites.

Abernethy forest features in new BBC Scotland series

  • 13th May 2016

Abernethy Forest, Nethy Bridge, is one of the main filming locations for the new BBC Scotland series Highlands: Wild Heart of Scotland.

Narrated by Ewan MacGregor the series shows the wildlife and vistas of the local area. The photography is stunning and highly recommended viewing.

Episode 1 features Red Squirrel, Osprey, Dippers and Deer and is available on iPlayer now.

 

Spirit of Speyside Festival

  • 22nd April 2016

The Speyside area is recognised across the globe as home to some of the top whisky producers.  There are a large number of distilleries which you can visit and enjoy a tour of the distillery along with tasting some of the whisky.

The annual Spirit of Speyside Festival runs from 28th April to 2nd May in 2016. The festival includes a large range of events, music and special offers which are listed on their site. A great resource if attending the festival or you are in the area the rest of the year.

UPDATE: Unfortunately the recent devastating fire at The Speyside Centre means that the attraction is no longer in operation. We hope that it returns in some form soon!

One very local attraction is The Whisky Lounge at The Speyside Centre, Dulnain Bridge, near Grantown-on-Spey. Well worth a visit if you enjoy whisky or a keen gardener as they also have a garden cen

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Meteor sightings in Nethy Bridge

  • 1st March 2016

On Monday 29th February the meteor strike was spotted in Nethy Bridge and across North Eastern Scotland. The Press and Journal have now published a map showing some of the reported sightings. It looks like we have a new activity to add to the range of things you can do when staying in the area….hunting for meteor fragments!

Meteor explosion located over Nethy Bridge

Meteor explosion located over Nethy Bridge

Meteor explosion located over Nethy Bridge

Mid winter in Strath Spey

  • 7th February 2016

Good deals are available during February and March. Please email to find the best we can do for you. Enjoy the comforts of the cosy house with it’s central heating plus two open fires with plenty logs to watch burning.

 

Seasons Greetings from Nethy Bridge

  • 29th December 2015

Warmest wishes to our new and returning customers who stayed with us in 2015. Hopefully you will be making a return visit to Ardach self catering accommodation in Nethy Bridge in 2016.

For those in the village on Hogmanay the local school are once again hosting the torchlight procession from the top of the village to the community hall. Why not join in the ceilidh before the fireworks show on the games field. This family focused event starts early and the firework display finishes at around 9:30 allowing youngsters to enjoy a traditional highland hogmanay. Tickets available from the local Spar shop in Nethy.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ardach in 2016!