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

12 JAN 2020

Welcome to your own idyllic, secluded, spacious, luxury sanctuary, hidden from the outside world in its own private corner of Rothiemurchus -“one of the 100 most amazing places in the U.K.” (Sunday Times in association with Reader’s Digest). This ultimate, super comfortable, chic, self-catering retreat in Its own stunning surroundings beside the Milton Burn where it meanders into the famous River Spey, feels remote but is just two miles upstream from Aviemore.

Nature and people live in harmony in stunning family-owned Rothiemurchus Estate, a National Scenic Area which is also recognised and protected for its natural and cultural heritage. Around historic The Boat House, peaceful mixed woodlands shelter rare wildlife – red squirrels run across trees, herons fish, buzzards call, ospreys search for fish and the occasional golden eagle flies overhead to its eyrie in the surrounding mountains. Shaggy Highland cattle and Highland ponies often graze nearby.

For those seeking an inspirational, undisturbed, luxury getaway, one of the oldest homes on Rothiemurchus has been thoughtfully transformed with useful 21st-century facilities and stunning, welcoming interiors by talented, international stylist Fanny Ward. The open, relaxed living areas and plentiful outside spaces with wonderful walks, make this perfect for families, couples seeking a romantic hidden hideaway, celebrations, and groups of friends to relax and enjoy being together in this charming, stylish, dog-friendly haven.

Our very experienced housekeeper, Eleanor is taking every precaution and care for your safety. Your personal hosts, James and Amy can organize deliveries from the nearby Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop recently featured on ‘James Martin’s Island to Highlands – Cairngorms’ as well as advising and booking you onto suitable things to do and places to visit – if you want to leave!

Our guests have written amazing comments; our first guest needed a hidden, very private and suitably luxurious retreat while she starred in the latest James Bond 007 movie, ‘No Time to Die’.

“Thank you so much for this amazing place. I had the time of my life”, Léa Seydoux, August 2019

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Loch an Eilein in Autumn

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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 have accredited us ‘Good To Go’.

Our team has worked hard to prepare for your return – we are hugely looking forward to welcoming you back to the Highlands!

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