Glenlivet House is ideal for family groups, reunions, and for smaller corporate use. Comfort and tranquillity are it’s greatest assets, while for the active there is an endless list to suit all tastes:
- golf courses abound
- clay pigeon shooting only 10 minutes away
- wind sailing and 4×4 driving at Coylumbridge
- salmon and trout fishing for the anglers
- walking and mountain biking in almost any direction
- walking the treetops and much more at Carrbridge
- steam railway trips from Boat of Garten to Aviemore
- the ospreys and other wildlife to visit at Boat of Garten
- whisky distilleries and castles to visit if there is a wet day
and much more…
Glenlivet House is situated in the Cairngorm National Park near the junction of the Avon and Livet some 5 miles from the Spey at Ballindalloch, which is about half way between Aviemore and the sea.
Map & more about location.About the house.
The house is an old Victorian shooting lodge, fully modernised to the needs of today. It is centrally heated throughout. The house is furnished to a high standard, almost exclusively with the owner’s own furniture. The kitchen has been fully restyled for the benefit of self-catering parties and is equipped to suit large groups.Downstairs the reception rooms are comfortable and spacious with large open fires. The principal rooms include a large fully equipped bar with a snooker table, a hall cum drawing room, a dining room, breakfast room, TV room with Sky TV, cloakrooms, and drying room. In the bar there is a tape/CD system and a snooker table.
Upstairs there is luxury accommodation for 23 people in 11 double/twin bedded rooms and 1 single. 10 of these rooms have their own en-suite facilities, and the other 2 each have private bathrooms. There is ground floor disabled accommodation with en-suite bathroom.
House keeping & staff
Rental can be taken on a full board or self catering basis. Full board includes cooking, serving and cleaning staff. Our excellent cooks produce a wide variety of dishes based on the best of local and Scottish produce. (Self catering parties may also book our cleaning staff.)
You may bring your own wines, beers and spirits or we can provide them on a sale or return basis.
Guests have use of the house telephone during their stay (the number is 01876 654678).
Glenlivet House is rented directly from the owners, Henry and Maggie Paget. You’ll find that our rates are therefore very competitive in comparison to other large houses and castles in the area.
About the grounds
These have been extensively remodelled to provide a beautiful and serene setting to admire the flowers and shrubs, or to sit in the sun and read a book.
The Glenlivet locality
Although situated in the depths of the countryside it’s only a 10 minute drive to the shop and post office at Ballindalloch, where you can get all the necessities of life as well as papers and petrol. Also within 10 minutes are 3 pubs! If you’d like to eat out the Minmore House Hotel is just a 5 minute walk away, and there are other hostelries at Ballindalloch and Aberlour (20 mins drive.)
Fish, meat, fruit and veg, and milk can all be delivered to the house, and that apart, Elgin (40 min.s drive) is a large shopping centre with most breeds of supermarket.
What is it like to stay here?
When you take Glenlivet House you have the house entirely to yourselves. It is always let exclusively to one party at a time. From outside the house, apart from the smaller birds singing in the trees, you can hear the grouse calling on the surrounding heather covered hills, and gaze at superb scenery in almost every direction. You may also relish the sweet smell of the Glenlivet distillery as it works its magic with barley and water. This apart the air is fresh and pure, so you will sleep like a log. The house oozes comfort and relaxation, so you will end your holiday totally refreshed and rejuvenated, though much regretting that you cannot stay longer.