The bad news... and the good

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At last a lovely house came up for sale in Grantown, on Grant Road too - so nice that we could have lived in it straightaway. Super garden and kitchen - what more could a girl want? We were pipped at the post. What a shame - so few houses turn up for sale in Grantown. We'll just have to keep our eyes on the market and have better luck next time. (We're not thinking of moving, but planning ahead for our retirement whenever and if ever that might be!)

the good news……….

There was a competition in the local paper ‘The Strathy ' in which one had to write in 100 words or less as to why the Strathspey Steam Railway should come to Grantown. The prize - dinner for two (with wine!) on the train. I won! The winning submission follows!-

What a leisurely way

to spend a day

and wend your way

from Aviemore to Grantown.


Go back in time

a glass of wine

a meal for two

a love once new

rekindled on the tracks to Grantown.


Views and vistas

mountains, snow and sun

majestic Spey

tumbling Dulnain

meet on the way to Grantown.


Sun dappled through birch woods

soaring birds of prey

strath land and farms

highland cattle and sheep

all seen on the way to Grantown.


The heat is on

the steam is up

the way is clear

just get us where we want to be…….



I love steam trains. We are looking forward to the dinner!

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Grantown-on-Spey Guesthouse
  • Alan & Silvia Woodier, Brooklynn Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3LA Scotland
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1479 873113
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Brooklynn guesthouse in Grantown on spey offers fantastic B&B accommodation. Being located on the Scottish Highland Whisky trail we have a restricted licence for guests to enjoy a selection of wines, local beers and, of course, Speyside malts. Our guest house accommodation offers guests a chance to stay right next to the Cairngorm National Park. Brooklynn guest house is the longest established guesthouse in Grantown. Brooklynn guest house offers guests the opportunity to stay in Grantown-on-Spey bed and breakfast accommodation providing evening meals.