Auchingoul Log Cabins
Mains of Auchingoul, Bridge of Marnoch
Inverkeithny near Huntly
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Luxury Log Cabins ideal for Fishing Holiday’s on the banks of the River Deveron, all modern Luxury including, Central Heating, Stoves and BBQ’s set amongst delightful countryside with lovely River views in the Northern Cairngorm’s
Ideally suited for also touring the Cairngorm’s these Self Catering Log Cabins are perched on the banks of the River Deveron in their own private grounds. A choice of 2 or 3 bedroom Luxury Log Cabin Accommodation sleeping 4 up to 6 people offering doorstep fishing of the River Deveron.
Although the Deveron valley is known as the forgotten part of the North East of Scotland, once you come here to visit, you will want to come back again and again.
his very beautiful part of Scotland, is rural but not too far from the towns – like Huntly, Turriff, Banff, Elgin and nearby fishing villages. It is ideal for walking, cycling, surfing, following the Whisky Trail or the Castle Trail, exploring rugged coastline, visiting pretty fishing villages, salmon and trout fishing the River Deveron, pony trekking, golf, visiting National Trust for Scotland properties – and even skiing, which is within one hour’s drive
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The River Deveron and Fishing
Huntly enjoys the company of the salmon rich River Deveron and it’s beautifully scenic valley, less illustrious than it North East neighbours the Dee and Spey, is North East Scotland’s best kept secret. However keen anglers return year after year, generation after generation. The River Deveron rises in the high hills above the Cabrach along with its main tributaries the Blackwater and the Bogie. The peaty water flows over a bottom of shingle and rock and is fast flowing in its upper reaches. Joined by the River Isla it slackens its pace as it meanders through the fertile countryside until its 60 mile journey ends in the sea at Banff. There are superb glides in its middle to lower reaches and due to the rocky bottom it has plenty of white water and can fish well in low water. It is prone to flash flooding and the water runs black but fines down to that golden brown colour which fly anglers love. Salmon is present from early February. During April and May the brown trout fishing is superb. Then towards the end of May until July Sea Trout up to7 lb! join the river.
Welcome to the Cairngorms Grampian & Moray
If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful Deveron Valley. The Cairngorms Nation Park to the south offer spectacular panoramic mountain views and unlimited activities. Sample whisky nosing in Dufftown, enjoy historic Scottish castles, idyllic fishing villages to the North or beautiful empty beaches in Moray, Grampian, The Cairngorms is Britain’s largest national Park and has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it. It is home to 17,000 people and 25% of Britain’s threatened birds, animals, and plants. It includes moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs and glens. Ben Rinnes at 840m is the highest hill in the area, with outstanding views to the Cairngorm mountains and the Moray Firth coast at Lossiemouth. To the North lies Aberdeenshire and some of the most wonderful rural scenery to offer for you and your family including pretty coastal villages like Gardenstown, Cullen, Findochty, Portsoy and Banff. Stunning beaches all along the Moray Firth coast including Findhorn, Rose Isle and Hopeman. The Moray Firth coast is also haven for wildlife, and you can often see dolphins, seals, otters, whales and falcons throughout the year. Roughly one half of its border consists of amazing coastline ranging from the awesomely rugged to the most wonderfully beautiful. The sunsets on the Moray coastline in themselves are renowned for their beauty as many a visitor will testify, its Northerley latitude and position making it a good place to even see the mysterious “Aurora Borealis” Northern lights. So If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, somewhere to wind down and relax, then look no further, this accommodation offers you that and so much more.
Localities of Huntly, Dufftown and Tomintoul
Huntly the most local town, has a beautiful Castle as well as supermarkets, Shops, restaurants and gift shops. Huntly formerly known as Milton of Strathbogie is well known for Huntly Castle a beautiful castle overlooking The Gordon Schools. It also is the home of the famous Deans bakers which produce world-famous shortbread biscuits. There is salmon and trout fishing on the Rivers Deveron and Bogie, which are administered by the River Deveron Salmon Fisheries Board To the West is Dufftown heart of the Whisky trail and also the highest village in the highlands “Tomintoul” these attractive places have a selection of food and gift shops one with a great selection of scottish gifts. On the way to Dufftown is the excellent 18 hole Golf course. Dufftown also has an excellent butcher, baker and a well known kilt maker. Tomintoul the highest village in the highlands has a selection of food and gift shops including with a great selection of Scottish gifts. The Croft Inn pub, with excellent beer is about 2 miles from the cottages.
Skiing holidays in Scotland
Within and easy 45 minute drive from you will find the Lecht ski resort www.lecht.co.uk Tel (01975) 651440. This fantastic activity centre is best suited to beginners and intermediates, featuring an exellent Dry Ski slope. The longest natural run being 900m, there is also a network of short lifts on both sides of the A939 Cockbridge – Tomintoul road. Straddling the A939 on the famous Cockbridge to Tomintoul road, the Lecht 2090 sits feet above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. This natural playground offers exciting outdoor activities throughout the year from Deval Karts / ride (incl. Uplift), Quad Bikes / session, Fun Karts / session, Kiddie Karts / session, Chairlift / return ride, Summer Ski or Board. Up to date snow reports also the www.lecht.co.uk/wap.
Aberdeenshire and Moray – their Fantastic Coastlines
Aberdeenshire has some of the most wonderful rural scenery to offer for you, along with the pretty local village of Gardenstown, there are also the coastal villages of Cullen, Findochty, Portsoy and Banff. So If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, somewhere to wind down and relax, then look no further, this accommodation offers you that and so much more. The Moray Firth coast is also haven for wildlife, and you can often see dolphins, seals, otters, whales and falcons throughout the year. Roughly one half of its border consists of amazing coastline ranging from the awesomely rugged to the most wonderfully beautiful. The sunsets on the Moray coastline in themselves are renowned for their beauty as many a visitor will testify, its Northerly latitude and position making it a good place to even see the mysterious “Aurora Borealis” Northern lights.
The Wildlife and Nature in this region
The Deveron valley is a fantastic area for viewing birds, wildlife and wild flowers. After you have enjoyed the resident rabbits, sheep, buzzards and deer, you can explore further within this area and see Stags, Rut and Mountain Hare. With winter good timing Stoat visitors including Fieldfare, Redwing, Snow Bunting, Waxwing and Brambling. Many birds including Flocks Pink Footed Goose, Whitefronted Goose, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose visit the Cairngorms every year. Also Badgers, Red Squirrel, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, and Long Eared Owl, Pipstrelle, Long Eared Bats.
The Moray Whisky Trail and the Highland Games
Dufftown is famous for 2 annual Whisky Festivals in May and September Dufftown is at the very heart of the Malt Whisky Trail. Whisky nosing and tasting sessions can be arranged all year at the Dufftown Whisky Shop. A chance to sample 6 different whiskies and to learn what makes them so different. The annual Whisky Festivals are: the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May and Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 22 -25 September. From May to September each year, there are whisky nosings on Tuesday evenings and Ceilidhs on Thursday evenings. The Glenfiddich distillery is open to the public (free) while close by is the picturesque ruined Balvenie Castle with it’s renaissance facade maintained by Historic Scotland. Other local distilleries to visit and whiskies to taste include Macallan, Glen Grant, Glenfarclas, the Glenlivet (free tours), Aberlour and Cardhu. Each year the village of Braemar, Scotland invites people from all over the world to attend the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. The Gathering is always held on the first Saturday in September and it is perhaps the most famous and finest Highland Games anywhere. It features the finest Pipe Bands, pipers, Highland dancers, and athletes in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills. The patron of the Gathering is Her Majesty the Queen
Activities on your doorstep
Huntly the most local town, has a beautiful Castle as well as supermarkets, Shops, restaurants and gift shops. Huntly formerly known as Milton of Strathbogie is well known for Huntly Castle a beautiful castle overlooking The Gordon Schools. It also is the home of the famous Deans bakers which produce world-famous shortbread biscuits. There is salmon and trout fishing on the Rivers Deveron and Bogie, which are administered by the River Deveron Salmon Fisheries Board. Local outdoor activities include Nordic Skiing in Clashindarroch Forest, mountain biking. The local football team is Huntly F.C. Nearby is the start point of Scotland’s longest horse ride trail, Highland Horseback, running 200 miles to the West Coast.
Evenings out and local area information
The Lodges are located 2 miles from the nearest Coastal Fishing Village of Buckie. This busy little town has Shops, Cafe, Restaurant’s, harbour and marina and number of leisure facilities including a leisure centre, two golf courses and two outdoor bowling parks. The stunning Bow Fiddle Rock can be seen near Portknockie to the north east of Buckie and the stunning beaches with spectacular long walks along the coast and abundance of wildlife add to the appeal of the area. Wildlife includes dolphins, which can be seen from the beach at the mouth of Spey Bay – also a good spot for observing otters and ospreys. Long-distance footpath the Speyside Way starts or finishes from here.
In this area there are literally dozens of Castles to visit from Ballindalloch Castle near Aberlour on the river Spey to Balmoral a beautiful drive over the mountains to Royal Deeside where you are spoilt for choice with Drum, Crathes, Craigevar or castle Fraser. Between Forres and Nairn is Brodie and Cawdor Castles and to the east of Dufftown is the ruined Huntly castle and close to Turiff is Fyvie castle above with its 5 towers and 5 centuries of history, further a field castles such Balmoral, Braemar, Crathes and castle Urquhart on Loch Ness or cities such as Aberdeen, Elgin, Forres and Inverness are easily accessible.
Self Catering Cairngorms – Cottage Accommodation
Woodland Retreat Lodge Sleeps 4 up to 6
Woodland Retreat Lodge Sleeps 4 up to 6
This Luxury fully equipped self-catering Finnish log cabin is set in 2½ acres of private wood overlooking the River Deveron. Wake up in the morning to the sound of birds singing and the river in the background – you could be anywhere – it is the place to come and relax and unwind.
Accommodation: The log cabin sleeps 4 + cot and has two bedrooms downstairs, a bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge with log burner, TV, DVD and CD player – Upstairs you have the master bedroom with TV and CD player – Outside you can relax on the veranda, enjoy a barbecue or rock yourself to sleep in the rocking chair. All cooking equipment including utensils cutlery, crockery, mugs, pots, Coffee cafeteir, toaster, cork screw are provided for your convenience.
Bonnie View Lodge Sleeps 4
Bonnie View Lodge Sleeps 4
Bonnie View Lodge is a Scottish-built log cabin all on one level. Outside there is a large decking area overlooking the River Deveron and surrounding countryside. Accommodation – 2 bedrooms – one double and one twin, Bathroom with shower, Hallway, Well equipped Kitchen, Living room with TV, DVD player and wood burner, Also electric radiators for back-up.
All cooking equipment including utensils cutlery, crockery, mugs, pots, Coffee cafeteir, toaster, cork screw are provided for your convenience.
Deveron Lodge Sleeps 4
Deveron Lodge Sleeps 4
Deveron Lodge is set in 2 1/2 acres of private woodland overlooking fields and the River Deveron.
It is fully equipped and sleeps 4 people. Accommodation – Downstairs is an open plan kitchen diner, with log burner. One twin bedroom, utility room and bathroom with shower. Upstairs there is one double bedroom. A large landing with door leading out to balcony – Heating Wood burner is backed up by electric radiators with coin meter – the first £10 included.
Towels and linen supplied, logs provided for the wood burner. Pets by arrangement. Sorry no smoking inside properties.
Fishing the Rivers – The Deveron, Spey and Findhorn
Fishing The River Deveron – Information and Fishing Permits for the River Deveron can obtained in the Fishing Shop in Turriff – Tel 01888 562428 Website www.fishingthedeveron.co.uk
Two other wonderful rivers in this region, the Spey and the Findhorn, lend much to the character of the area and many smaller rivers and streams drain the interior into the Moray Firth. Typical breeding species are Dipper, Grey Wagtail and Common Sandpiper. Goosanders inhabit the smaller upland tributaries with a few Red-breasted Mergansers breeding on the lower reaches. There is relatively little standing water in Moray & Nairn but Lochs Oire, na Bo, Loy and Spynie provide winter wildfowl interest; Loch Spynie in particular holds a spectacular winter goose roost, and a rich wetland breeding bird community in summer. The Deveron River, situated at Turriff is mid way between the river mouth at Banff and the headwaters above Huntly and offers the angler some of the finest salmon and trout fishing in Scotland. Bookings can be arranged via Frank and Carol Henderson, Turriff Tackle & Trophies Tel 01888 562428. Aberdeenshire also supports two other fine rivers the Dee and the Don and sea fishing can be obtained on the Moray Coast.
Log Cabins Inverkeithny by Huntly Northern Cairngorms – Listed since 2010
Rental Rates Guide:
£350 to £650 per week Bonnie View Lodge
£475 to £750 per week Deveron Lodge
£350 to £675 per week Woodland retreat
All Towels and bed linen are supplied, all logs are provided for the wood burner. Additional heating is provided by electric radiators with coin operated meter – the first £10 included. Pets by arrangement. Sorry no smoking inside properties.
For any help or assistance with this or any other enquiry please call 01729 851181, text’s to 07885 211787 – you will not find these Log Cabins listed anywhere else for any less.
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