A place of wonder
Avielochan provides an escape to nature whilst also remaining within a short drive to fantastic eateries and activities.
We are lucky to have some fantastic options for dining in the local area, below is a list of some of our favourites.
At Avielochan the wildlife comes to you! Our wee loch attracts many species including Osprey, Golden Eye and Otters too. Walking in the woods you may encounter roe deer, badger, fox and woodcock. Around the farm our sheds are fine nesting spots for swallows and wagtails and the sandy bank is taken over by the sand martens
Nearby we have:
Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Ancient Caledonian pine forest and the World famous Loch Garten Osprey Centre
An important wetland area supporting populations of breeding waders including curlew, lapwing, redshank and snipe
Craigellachie Nature Reserve
Superb views above Aviemore, trails through birch woods, rare butterflies and moths, perhaps you will spot a peregrine falcon overhead!
Highland Wildlife Park
Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra. Native species such as Capercaillie and Wildcat and those from further afield such as the Amur Tiger and Polar Bear.
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Avielochan is within easy reach of the Cairngorm Mountain and the Lecht ski centres.
Avielochan water is privately leased from Strathspey Estate by Jim Cornfoot. Jim is owner of the Osprey Fishing School and teaches fly fishing. He can provide friendly advice on fishing throughout the area. Jim can be contacted on 01479 810632 or email@example.com
The Rothiemurchus Estate has a trout fishery, stocked lochs and salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Spey call 01479 812345 for more information.
Abernethy Angling Association offer permits for beats on the River Spey call 01479 831274 for more information.
Mortimers of Speyside are located on the High Street in Grantown on Spey provide permits, equipment, clothing, accessories. Call 01479 872684 for more information.
Strathspey Angling Improvement Association can be found at www.speyfishing-grantown.co.uk
Loch Vaa is leased by Speyside Property Services. They offer fly fishing at a cost of £30 per person per day. The loch is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Boats are available too. For more information or to book call 01479 810656.
Outdoor Activity Organisers
Family Activities and Places to Visit
The Snow Roads – a 90-mile journey between the picturesque market town of Blairgowrie to the traditional Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. The route traverses the highest public road in Britain taking you through some of the most outstanding landscapes in the eastern Cairngorms. The road links the communities of Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul with a range of natural and cultural attractions. Three stunning Scenic Route Installations provide new opportunities to stop and explore this wild and beautiful highland countryside. A Cairngorms photo-post is also located at each installation to allow you to capture changes in the landscape. –
Photography, Art & Galleries
1896 Gallery – Boat of Garten
Hill View Cottage
Large bungalow with stunning views over Avielochan to the mountains
3 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 6
Traditional Croft building with fantastic character
3 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 5
Large Cosy Bungalow with open plan kitchen, living & dinging
2 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 5
Modern Caravan comes with every comfort- relax and enjoy the view