Welcome to the Ruthven House website where you will discover your perfect highland getaway. Ruthven House provides excellent bed and breakfast accommodation or if you prefer something more private and secluded, we have two cosy cottages with their own private driveway.
Ruthven House is set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, recently voted one of the top twenty places in the world to visit by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The house itself dates back to the 1700s, and is steeped in history with the famous Ruthven Barracks a stone’s throw away. The most famous guest believed to have stayed at Ruthven House was Bonnie Prince Charlie back in 1745. The Highlands of Scotland is of course home to many film locations, the most recently noted is the famous TV Series, “Outlander”, one of which is just 3 miles from Ruthven House.
We offer guests 4 Star Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the main house and also have two cosy Self Catering Cottages, (Creag Bheag and Creag Dhubh, carefully converted from a former steading) with their own private parking and a large lawned garden to the front. Each cottage has patio doors leading out to a private seating area.
The cottages are normally available on a weekly let, running from Saturday to Saturday, but we do from time to time offer shorter stays. Please just call us to check availability and pricing. We also offer a three night Valentine's break which includes chocolates and a bottle of bubbly, and a 3 or 4 night Easter break, please just contact us for details. Ruthven House and Holiday Cottages are strictly no smoking and sorry, but we do not accept pets. Internet access is available.
Ruthven House is the ideal base for a multitude of outdoor activities including ski-ing at the Cairngorms, hillwalking, fishing, horse riding and cycling. Wildlife is in abundance, with eagles, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, deer and pine martins all having been spotted in our grounds. The RSPB Reserve is just a short walk from our grounds. We have some outstanding walks literally on our doorstep and have laminated maps you are welcome to borrow during your stay. Fishing in this area is superb; please see our Gallery Section for the picture of a brown trout caught in the River Spey, just a 5 minute walk from the house in early May 2011. We can arrange fishing permits for you at a cost of just £30 per week. See our Out and About page for nearby activities information.
There are many very good eateries in the area and should you decide to stay with us, we are sure you will have a fabulous time. In the meantime, should you require any further information please do just get in touch.
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