at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park,
in the Highlands of Scotland

Our family has enjoyed the most wonderful week in the beautiful Boat House! No detail has been left unnoticed in this amazing gem of the Rothiemurchus Estate. We would like to thank the team especially for the care they have taken with Covid proofing the experience and making us feel both safe and wonderfully comfortable. With the calm and beautiful surrounds as well as acres of fresh air, we’re sure we could not have chosen anywhere more perfect to holiday during these uncertain times.
Our sincere thanks to all.
R.A, Surrey, September 2020.

12th JANUARY 2020

Welcome to your idyllic, luxury sanctuary, in its own secluded corner of Rothiemurchus – “one of the 100 most amazing places in the U.K.” (Sunday Times in association with Reader’s Digest).

This chic, super comfortable, ‘four-legged friend’ and family-friendly self-catering retreat, nestles into beautiful woodland surroundings beside the Milton Burn where it joins the famous River Spey, with views of the Monadhliaths and Cairngorms.  It feels remote but is just two miles from Aviemore.

For those seeking an inspirational, undisturbed, relaxing getaway, one of the oldest homes on Rothiemurchus has been thoughtfully transformed, with practical, 21st-century facilities and relaxing interiors created by talented, international stylist Fanny Ward. The spacious living areas and space outside, with wonderful walks from your doorstep, make this peaceful private haven perfect for families, celebrations and those seeking a dreamily romantic hideaway.

Nature and people live in harmony on family-owned Rothiemurchus which is internationally acclaimed for its natural and cultural heritage and loved for the stunning scenery.   Loch an Eilein, celebrated as one of the most stunning, romantic and inspirational places in Scotland is less than a mile away, as is Estate Farm Shop recently featured on
‘James Martin’s Islands to Highlands’.

Our experienced housekeeper, Eleanor, takes every precaution and care for your safety. Your personal hosts, James and Amy can organise deliveries as well as advising on the huge variety of outdoor activities and special places to visit, if you want to leave The Boat House – which many guests don’t!

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Loch an Eilein in Summer

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Rothiemurchus is a welcoming haven where nature and people have long lived in harmony. The region is world renowned for its wildlife, ancient forest and all manner of exciting outdoor activities.

The Area

“Wow, what can we say about this house.  It is truly luxurious in every sense.  We have had a wonderful time.  Unlike many other houses of this age and size, The Boathouse has a real feeling of warmth and it is as inviting as it is beautiful.  Perfectly located and updated with such respect to what it is.  We cannot imagine a more stunning house, in a more stunning setting.  Simply perfect.  James and Amy, you both made it so easy from booking to our stay – thank you!  See you in 2020.”  Guest Book, December 2019

Testimonials and Reviews

Your Hosts

A Boat House booking grants you a gorgeous home and surroundings, but it also secures a dedicated host service for invaluable local info and assistance with booking activities and exclusive experiences.

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Accessible and wheelchair friendly luxury self catering cottage Rothiemurchus


From the Boat House’s wheelchair-friendly downstairs rooms, to the amazing level of access that Rothiemurchus affords its visitors, everyone’s welcome.

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Good to Go

We're Good To Go

VisitScotland has accredited us ‘Good To Go’.

Our team has worked hard to put in place a range of measures including enhanced cleaning protocols and guest safety guidelines so you can relax and enjoy your stay at The Boat House.

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