FIDDLINGSCOOL AT GREY HOUSE, SPEY VALLEY
NEWS FLASH! NEW VENUE! GREGOR WILL BE JOINED BY DOUGIE LAWRENCE!
Grey House in Nethy Bridge (near Aviemore in the highlands) is a beautiful Aberdeen granite house designed by the renowned Edinburgh architect, Lorimer, built at the turn of the 20th century. It has several public rooms including a conservatory and a large garden - the back lawn is perfect for croquet and there is direct access to Balnagowan Forest. There are open fireplaces in the elegant drawing room and dining room, and a glass fronted fireplace in the sitting room. A marquee is erected during the summer at the southern facing back of the house to facilitate outdoor entertaining. There is a large kitchen with an old four door oil fired aga. Access to the nine hole Abernethy Golf Club involves a two minute walk.Speyside is renowned for its wildlife and outdoor pursuits. The RSPB's Forest Lodge is an hour's walk away through the Abernethy Forest, where a wide range of birds can be seen including ospreys at their nest site at Loch Garten. Red squirrels abound and can be seen daily from the Grey House as well as sightings of Speyside's own crested tit. Fishing is available on the River Nethy and Spey. The Landmark centre with tree walks is very popular with younger visitors. Nethy Bridge has its own visitors centre with several walks through the local woods and there are several longer walks direct from the house to Forest Lodge (an hour) and the Glenmore Outdoor Centre by Loch Morlich (2/3 hours). There are tennis courts in the village.
Grey House was a new venue for 2017 and we are happy to have found our new home. See the gallery below for images of past weeks in the Loch Ness and Inverness area. Use the enquiry form to the right to make an enquiry or to reserve your place.
2017 booking conditions:
The next Spey Valley fiddle week is from 24 June - 1 July 2017.
£400 per fiddler covers accommodation, lessons and welcome dinner.
A non-refundable deposit of £100 per person will be charged at the time of booking to secure your place. Credit card payments will incur a surcharge of £8 in total (not per transaction).
Non-fiddlers are welcome, subject to availability of space. Price on application. Deposit and credit card conditions will apply.
We will coordinate arrival and departure transfers from the bus station, train station and airport in Inverness. Participants please note that we cannot arrive at Grey House prior to 4pm on the day of arrival.
At the end of the week, group costs covering the remainder of our meals, drinks and vehicle costs for the excursions will be divided amongst the group. As a guideline only, this can be expected to come to between £65 and £90 per person, depending on group size.