Alvie & Dalraddy are traditional Highland Estates 4 miles south of Aviemore near the village of Kincraig in Badenoch, the geographic centre of Scotland. The Estates extend into the Monadhliath hills from the River Spey, famous for its fishing and whisky and overlook the Cairngorm Mountain range in the Cairngorms National Park.
For the physically active there is canoeing, sailing, skiing, golf, gliding, rock climbing, mountain biking and hill walking on our doorstep or in the vicinity. For the less adventurous there are numerous low level walks on the Estate and in the area.
For those interested in our history, Delfour standing stones are located on the Estate dating back almost 6,000 years. Also in the area are Iron Age forts, the Wolf of Badenoch’s castle at Loch an Eilean, Ruthven Barracks and the Highland Folk Museum at Kingussie, the Highland Folk Park at Newtonmore, the steam railway at Aviemore and Landmark at Carrbridge. Within an hour drive is Culloden battlefield and a number of castles to visit.
Wildlife is abundant in the area; there is also the Highland Wildlife Park, a bird reserve by Loch Insh, an Osprey hide at Boat of Garten, an exhibition centre on Cairngorm Mountain, a heather nursery near Dulnain Bridge and an Alpine nursery near Feshiebridge.
The Estate is well worth exploring, help the keeper feed the deer in the winter months or watch sheep being clipped in June. Estate tours can be organised if you want to learn more about our countryside and how we make a living. The estates include a hill farm with sheep and pedigree shorthorn cows, a fish hatchery, native pinewoods, wood chip production for bio-fuel, poly tunnels producing strawberries and raspberries, horse riding stables, a rock quarry and a gravel quarry. There are also sheep dog demonstrations at Kincraig.
Venison, lamb, beef, strawberries, raspberries and smoked trout can be purchased from Dalraddy Holiday Park shop depending on the season or by contacting the farm, gardens or fish hatchery.
Alvie House – an Edwardian style shooting lodge providing fully catered accommodation and an exclusive venue for meetings, seminars, training courses, recitals, weddings and other family functions, product launches and a film location.
There are 3 self catering cottages on the farm, 2 flats in Alvie House plus chalets and static caravanson Dalraddy Holiday Park.
Own your own holiday home on Dalraddy Holiday Park overlooking the Cairngorms or bring your own tent, touring caravan, camper van or motor home. There is a shop on the Park selling Estate produce and essentials plus a laundrette and children’s play park.
Badenoch Land Management Ltd. is based on the Estate providing a forestry consultancy, management, mapping and contracting service throughout the Highlands. Alvie is the main supplier of wood chips for bio-fuel in Badenoch & Strathspey.