Courtyard Bothy

Relax, explore and make memories

Relax, Explore and Make Memories
at the Courtyard Bothy

Your cosy retreat in the Scottish Highlands

Surrounded by hills, with woodlands and nature on the doorstep, the Courtyard Bothy is only a few minutes walk from Grantown's historic town square and traditional High Street. The Bothy is comfortable and cosy and a perfect space for 2 people and up to 2 medium sized dogs.

Grantown sits at the foot of the Cromdale Hills, on the River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. The Snow Road, a 90 mile scenic route cutting through the heart of the Cairngorms, starts in Grantown and so does the Dava Way, a 24 mile trail along the old Highland Railway line to Forres. It's surrounded by stunning scenery and is a great base from which to explore nearby attractions.

Aviemore, Inverness, the Cairngorm Mountains and Moray Coast are all within half an hour’s drive.

What makes a stay with us special?

We have many returning guests who love staying in the Bothy.
They say they feel at home in Grantown's welcoming community, and love visiting our wonderful High Street and exploring the abundance of outdoor space.

Stunning Scenery

In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, easy access to woodlands, mountains, lochs and rivers that surround us.

We Welcome Dogs

Dogs love staying here. With an enclosed garden, miles of walks and dog-friendly town, your dogs will love staying here with you.

Wildlife Spotting

Get binoculars ready for red squirrel, roe deer and many birds which frequent the area. Guiding experts can also take you out.

The Great Outdoors

You don't need to drive anywhere to access miles of trails through the Anagach Woods, viewpoint walk, Speyside Way and Dava Way.

Welcoming Community

Stop for a wee blether with the locals whilst out shopping, walking or dining. We love where we live and want you to love it too.

Relaxing Time

The pace of life here is relaxing. Start the day with a lazy breakfast and end it watching the sunset from the garden or over the hills.

What our guests say...

Graham, Lorna & Ruby


A wee "gem" of a place to stay - very much enjoyed by us! Thank you for the warm welcome and goodies for dog (Ruby) and ourselves - very much enjoyed and appreciated. Immaculate accommodation - will recommend highly (big smiley face)!

Jane & Glenn


Very much enjoyed our stay in the Bothy. An exceellent base for our bird watching trips in the area. Local eateries and shops within easy walking distance. Thanks for your hospitality and friendly welcome. Hope to visit again at a different time of year.

About Us

In 2013 we decided we wanted to live somewhere beautiful, where we felt part of a community and where we could have a better work/life balance, so we moved from Essex to Grantown on Spey and bought a Guest House, RossMor.

We love everything about living here!

Karen and Neil love living in Grantown on Spey

When we sold RossMor in 2019, we bought a Victorian Villa with an outbuilding which became the Courtyard Bothy. The house and Bothy had been restored by the previous owners, so after a coat of paint and new furniture, it was ready for guests.

We have two dogs and love walking with them in our woodlands, at the coast and in the mountains. Karen volunteers with community groups and Neil collects whisky. He'll talk to you about it for hours if you let him!

We have the work/life balance we were looking for!