As soon as you reach the front door of the Mountview Hotel in Nethy Bridge you know you are in the right place. The Mountview is certainly well named; glorious views include the peaks of Cairngorm and Bynack More (usually!) visible to the south, and the profile of the Kincardine range rises above the Abernethy Forest. With an open aspect all around, excellent views to the distant Monadliath range, and a plethora of local wildlife, the hotel is perfectly situated as the home of Heatherlea Birdwatching Holidays.
Nethy Bridge, in the heart of beautiful Strathspey in the Highlands of Scotland between Aviemore and Grantown, is the perfect centre to enjoy the glorious Highland countryside. This whole area has been made world famous as MONARCH COUNTRY, the setting for the BBC series "Monarch of the Glen". The village has been a holiday destination since Victorian times, yet it remains remarkably unspoilt, with the majority of accommodation hidden away in quiet locations next to the ancient Caledonian pine forest.
With the dramatic backdrop of the often snowcapped Cairngorm mountains and hundreds of acres of Abernethy Forest (RSPB owned) Nethy Bridge spans the lower reaches of the River Nethy a mile before it reaches the River Spey, one of Scotland's foremost salmon rivers. The bridge itself, which is of classic Telford design, is in the heart of the village.
Nethy Bridge has a friendly and well-stocked general store/post office, so it is easy for you to buy postcards, presents, newspapers and all the other little things you might wish. 'Nethy' is just right - close to services, yet unspoilt and delightful in character. A real Highland village!