A distinctive, beautifully restored home within the Cairngorms National Park; set in approximately 23 acres against a backdrop of magnificent scenery and outstanding views.

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Attinlea is a magical Highland retreat in a truly outstanding location with breathtaking views over the local countryside to the Cairngorm mountains.

This highly desirable property is a clever culmination of architecture, flair and imagination all of which combined has created a magnificent home. Attinlea is a property firmly rooted in tradition with charm and grace whilst successfully blending old and new in a dynamic way.

Originally consisting of two individual old croft buildings, the current owners appointed the highly respected architect Lachie Stewart and tasked him with merging the two cottages together. This project was carefully and sympathetically project managed and culminated in the creation of the tower in the middle. The original croft houses are effectively now wings to the tower.

With limestone floors, stone fireplaces and turreted staircase, Attinlea provides a host of features along with more modern additions such as underfloor heating and en suite bedrooms.

The main entrance is accessed via a small courtyard to the front which leads into a broad reception hallway. One of the many fantastic design features of Attinlea is the space for grand scale entertaining. This is evident on entering the large open plan sitting/dining area, also a great space to relax, unwind and enjoy the views and idyllic surroundings. The galley style kitchen and pantry is located off the dining area.

A doorway from the open plan area leads into the tower and sitting room which has a window seat, large open fireplace and window shutters. The inner hall leads to the library, bedroom and box room above. There is a further large double bedroom with a spacious en suite and a staircase from the hall leads upstairs to a floored, lined attic room/ studio.

A stone spiral, turreted staircase leads upstairs to two beautifully appointed bedrooms, both with en suite facilities.

This property has 23 acres of land.


The immediate garden area includes a courtyard and a number of flowerbeds, herbaceous borders and lawn. There is a further area of woodland, rough grazing and amenity ground totalling around 23 acres.

There are some useful stone built outbuildings which are currently used for storage, coal shed and wood store.

Access The access to the property from the publicly adopted unclassified Dorback Road is over a private mutual access road. The property benefits from a non-exclusive servitude right for vehicular and pedestrian purposes over this road. The costs for maintenance of the road are shared with the other parties using the same.

Reservations The property is subject to a reservation of access rights access for all necessary purposes, including forestry, estate and agricultural in favour of the adjoining estate. The estate owners are solely responsible for making good all damage caused by virtue of any forestry operations with normal maintenance being according to use.

The minerals are reserved per the title deeds.


Nethy Bridge has a range of local services including a primary school and nursery, general store with post office, butcher, hotels and a golf course. The area is famed for its range of outdoor pursuits and is well placed for the ski resorts of the Cairngorms and the Lecht.

Grantown-on-Spey is located 9 miles away and provides a wider range of services including primary and secondary education, medical centre, dental practice, supermarket, post office and restaurants.

Inverness Airport offers an excellent range of domestic and European flights and the mainline railway station at Aviemore links to the national network.


On entering Nethy Bridge from Aviemore, cross the bridge and turn right. Follow the road uphill and at the crossroads go straight across following the sign for Dorback. After around 2 miles turn right at the sign for Dorback and follow this road for around a mile. Just after Attinlea Beg you will see a green gate with a letter box. Turn right and follow the track for around 100 metres where you will see the property located on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • Entrance hall
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms (4 en suite)
  • Floor attic space/studio
  • Annexe bedroom with en suite
  • In all approx. 3380 SqFt.
  • Outstanding views
  • In the heart of Cairngorms National Park

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