Glengower House and Bothy, Speyside

The appeal of the beautiful fast flowing River Spey is well known amongst fishers. Nothing can beat fishing through a light summer evening, as the oyster catchers dive and the salmon leap on the picturesque beats on the River Spey. The stunning scenery and challenge of mastering the graceful ‘Spey Cast’ makes the River Spey one of the most arrestingly beautiful and challenging salmon and brown trout fishing locations in Scotland.

Nestling in the heart of the area, in the picturesque village of Craigellachie, is a beautiful Victorian self catering property called Glengower House. It is the perfect location to hang up your waders in the evening, light the fires and settle in for the night with a whisky, or if you prefer, head out to one of the three local pubs all within easy walking distance for excellent food and drink. Between the three they hold possibly the largest whisky collection in the world! Sleeping 8 in the main house and 2 in the modern bothy there is plenty of space for a large group. The house is well equipped with lovely 100% cotton bedding, feather pillows, good quality mattresses, fluffy towels, plentiful hot water and modern heating, a well stocked library, DVD and music collection and a large garage offering ample storage for rods. Craigellachie is very peaceful and you will feel that you have escaped the rat race yet should you need to be in touch with the outside world, wi-fi is available.

Glengower House and Bothy are just a few minutes from some of the most exclusive beats on the River Spey and yet within easy reach of both Inverness and Aberdeen airports and the sleeper train from London.

The house offers all the benefits of self catering yet for those not wanting to cook there are excellent restaurants within walking distance or a cook is available at extra cost. Experience the relaxing shopping of Aberlour such as fantastic meat from David Brown the butcher and cheese and picnic lunches from The Spey Larder. The welcome is such that you need to allow a little more time to do your shopping than usual! Craigellachie is blessed with a favourable climate, sheltered from the wet weather and midges of the west coast and the cold winds and sea mists of the North Sea. Although we cannot guarantee a dry stay the Moray Firth does enjoys a dry, sunny and relatively mild climate!

The area offers so much for the non fishers in your party from historic castles, luxury cashmere shopping, and for the more energetic, mountain biking on the Ben Aign ‘monster trails’ and hill walking in the spectacular Cairngorm Mountains. There are stunning sandy beaches on the north east coast just twenty minutes away and of course we musn’t forget that Craigellachie sits in the heart of the Malt whisky trail. There are so many distillery tours close by and the award winning Glenfiddich Distillery and restaurant are a must.

Glengower House and Bothy sit within a large enclosed garden and are available to let all year round from Sunday to Sunday. Shorter stays can be arranged depending on the time of year.

To book your stay please go to our website at / Call Francesca Bex on 07977427579 / email:

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