EXPLORE THE COTTAGE
On this page we have included photos and video to help you explore the cottage and the surrounding grounds.
Dating as far back as the 1860s, Bothan Beag means “Small Cottage” in Scots’ Gaelic and is the oldest building on the property. The Nethy Bridge itself forms part of the boundary of the property with the Nethy River forming another. The larger house Tigh-na-Drochaid or “house of the bridge” is our family home and was a later addition in the 1920’s. At one time, Tigh-na-Drochaid was the residence of the owner of the nearby Nethybridge Hotel.
The cottage was stripped back to the original walls, sympathetically modernised and refurbished during 2018/19. Using an eco-friendly led approach, the interior was insulated with sheep’s wool to keep the cottage as cosy as possible. The outdated oil boiler was replaced by a new biomass system to remove the use of fossil fuels. Finally the old roof was removed and a new roof was installed that simulates the corrugated iron that was commonly used in Scotland in the 1800s. This has transformed the cottage into a comfortable, warm, and inviting space to spend time in.
Explore the cottage here in this short video tour.
explore the cottage – Interior
Fully equipped for a holiday stay, the accommodation comprises a living room with sofa bed, Satellite TV, free Wifi, dining area, kitchen with dishwasher, large bedroom with a king sized bed and a shower room.
The Cairngorms is a year round destination so if you decide to come in the winter, the log fire will be there for you to enjoy. Explore the cottage in the pictures below.
explore the cottage – Exterior
Outside, the cottage has a dedicated garden and patio area and guests also have access to the main garden and riverside.
Some of our guests have been keen wildlife photographers and have spent many hours watching the dippers on the river.
Explore the cottage – The Village
Nethy Bridge village has a host of different facilities for the visitor to pursue a range of activities. These include a challenging nine hole golf course, two tennis courts, the bowling club, as well as a large number of walking a biking trails to explore. In addition, the village boasts a well stocked convenience store and Post Office, the fantastic Balliefurth Farm Shop, Nethy House Cafe serving a range of food and drinks, and Nethybridge Hotel with beer garden, bar, food and drinks.
The Community Centre with a range of local information is open to visitors. It also is the hub of many events and celebrations in the local community including weddings, beetle drives, indoor sports, and the annual Hogmanay celebrations.
There is so much to see and do in the Cairngorms National Park and beyond. There are a number of family friendly destinations that you can enjoy whilst here. Click on the links below to find out more…
Where will your adventure take you?
Adventures for kids of all ages
This is just a short list of some of the many adventures on offer in the area. We will be adding to these…