Nethybridge, 3 miles from the house, has a well stocked village shop/Post Office, an excellent butcher’s shop as well as a hotel (which does good meals) and a great visitor centre. It also has a small playpark, tennis courts, a football pitch and a fun nine-hole golf course.
Boat of Garten (4 miles) has two village shops and a Post Office, a magnificent golf course, child-friendly cafe/gallery and a few lovely places to eat more substantial meals. It is also on the newly re-opened steam railway line.
The town of Grantown-on-Spey is 9 miles away with a thriving high street of independent shops, cafes, banks, health centre and dentist . You can also hire bikes here and there is a fun bike park and trails in the adjacent Anagach woods.
The popular outdoor pursuits resort of Aviemore is approximately 10 miles away and has a supermarket, leisure centre with swimming pool, soft-play, spa facilities and selection of shops and cafes to choose from. There is also the excellent Spey Valley golf course.
Limited public transport is available from Nethy Bridge.
Aviemore is the nearest main railway station and Inverness is the nearest airport.
We've had our first guests. And they loved Braenedin. Phew! We thought they would. We couldn't see why people wouldn't but, still, it's a relief.
Christmas in the Cairngorms? New Year near Nethy Bridge? We're ready for guests!