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Rothiemurchus

Rothiemurchus is a privately owned Highland Estate within Strathspey, north-east of the River Spey. It is one of the most treasured areas of the Cairngorms National Park because of its truly special relationship between nature and people. It has been under the stewardship of the Grant family since the 16th Century but there is evidence that it is a very old human settlement, as the name dates to the 8th Century. Today, Rothiemurchus is a special area for conservation. In the words of Johnnie Grant, the present Laird of Rothiemurchus, "Rothiemurchus forest is not just trees, but a wonderfully rich network of habitats and wildlife, interdependent and evolving. The conservation of this diverse, living landscape does not happen by accident. Long-term planning and sensitive use maintain and enhance the forest for future generations."

In staying at any of the Hidden Highland Retreats you are enjoying very exclusive access to this extraordinary landscape and place.


Rothiemurchus offers a wide range of outdoor activities right on your doorstep. These include: archery, fishing, quad bike trekking, 4 x 4 driving, pony trekking, segways and clay shooting. The Rothiemurchus Centre is a 5-minute drive from all the properties; they will be able to give you detailed information and make all the bookings that you need. Alternatively, you can book activities in advance using their online booking system. Or see our extras for some very special exclusive experiences that can be arranged for you during your stay.