We have owned these two weeks in May in a chalet near Aviemore since 1987, and would like to pass the FREEHOLD on to a younger family at NO CHARGE, as we no longer use it. Please note that this means you would become the owner of these two weeks, and would then be obliged to contribute a pro-rata share to the cost of running the resort, currently £447 per week, total £896 for both weeks. See below for more information.
This time of year often coincides with warm sunny weather in Scotland.
However, the new points based scheme started this year allows the weeks to be changed in the same resort or exchanged into other resorts from twelve months ahead. More details available.
The chalet stands on a gentle hillside, facing south in a very sheltered idyllic woodland setting. The windows are not overlooked, as it is the first chalet on the hillside going up, so there is nothing in front of it. There is a dedicated car park space 25m from the chalet.
The chalet sleeps four in two bedrooms, one double (second photo) and two singles and two more on a sofa bed in the lounge.
There is a small full kitchen and a conservatory with dining table and chairs for six. A comfortable lounge with sofa bed is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player and soon to be WiFi: at present it is in the clubhouse. Heating throughout is by electric radiators.
On site outdoor facilities include a large fishing Lochan (eighth
photo), together with a tennis court, and various play things for children.
Indoor club facilities include a heated indoor pool, clubhouse and restaurant, gym, sauna, and games room with table tennis. There is also a small launderette with two washing and two tumble-drying machines. High chairs can be hired, or you could take your own.
There is an annual variable maintenance charge of around £450 per week, (£896 this year) which covers a share of all outgoing expenses of running the resort, including grounds and chalet maintenance, water and electricity, staff wages etc etc.
All legal work for a change of ownership is done by the management company, and their one-off fee for this is £498 for both weeks, and we would be prepared to contribute to this cost.
Without the need to get into a car, there are fabulous country walks from outside the door and in nearby Carrbridge, and there is a golf course a few minutes walk away. A mile away in Carrbridge there is a childrens' adventure park with climbing wall.
Lots more photos available, please ask.
Aviemore is just seven miles away, and it is 6 miles from Loch Garten, which is famous for its Ospreys, at the very time of year when you can watch them nesting from the dedicated RSPB Centre on the loch side. The Cairngorms are 10 miles away, also the river Spey and its distilleries. It is 30 miles from Inverness, and Loch Ness is within easy day trip distance. Culloden is around thirty miles, Aberdeen a bit further.
Lianne WROTE THE REVIEW BELOW after she and her family stayed in May 20014:-
My husband and I, along with our 7 year old and our dog Jack had a lovely week at this chalet. Although the only thing that let down our stay was the rain, the swimming pool and steam room in the main building sure made up for it. My good intentions of using the gym didn't happen, but I'm using my being 7 1/2 months pregnant as my main reason, I was in the heated pool plenty however. Not too far from Aviemore, a short drive, and an outdoor adventure park literally 2 minutes away, meant there were things to do when it was dry, and my daughter Rhiannon mastered the climbing wall at the adventure park. We also saw a red squirrel go past the conservatory when we were sitting having lunch which we were thrilled at. Overall a great wee holiday. Would recommend and would go back.