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Located within the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park, enjoy stargazing nights (Loch Pitylouish, 29 miles)
Ben Rinnes and the River Spey - the local area offers great walks for all abilities
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29 / 30  Located within the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park, enjoy stargazing nights (Loch Pitylouish, 29 miles)
30 / 30  Ben Rinnes and the River Spey - the local area offers great walks for all abilities

Millbank

The Cairngorms, Moray
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A luxurious, contemporary home in the heart of Speyside with panoramic views of the countryside
  • Fantastic property for family gatherings with large open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and spacious outside patio
  • Perfect base for exploring the Cairngorm National Park and the long sandy beaches along the Morayshire coastline
Property code: 80298

A fabulous holiday home that the whole family will love, located in the Cairngorm National Park. Spacious bedrooms and living spaces make this the perfect Highland retreat.

Set in an area which is popular with hillwalkers, cyclists and whisky enthusiasts, this luxurious architect-designed home is the perfect setting for those looking for a peaceful holiday in the countryside. Sleeping eight guests over four bedrooms, careful consideration has been given to the practical requirements of an active, outdoor holiday, with the utility room having plenty of drying space for wet clothes and the boot room ideal for storing all your outdoor gear. Both stylish and extremely comfortable with underfloor heating throughout the whole ground floor, return after a busy day exploring to relax in a little bit of luxury.

A double-height roof with a cupula complements flagstone floors, cream walls and large windows to create a contemporary and bright interior. The cleverly designed layout maximises the open-plan space, with cosy corners to hide in and great areas to gather together in comfort and style. Tweed sofas acknowledge the Highland location, whilst copper light fittings throughout are reminiscent of the nearby whisky stills and are a beautiful touch to the interior.

Light and bright, the exceptional open-plan living space is the heart of the house, with windows on three aspects giving panoramic views over the surrounding countryside which can be enjoyed from comfortable sofas. Centred around the wonderful wood burner which stretches up to a glass cupula, cosy nights in can be had from all areas of the room after a day out exploring. Prepare delicious meals in the kitchen area and dine together at the table surrounded by elegant and considered furniture.

Bright, spacious and tastefully furnished throughout, sumptuous bedding and matching curtains complement warm wooden floors and cream walls in the bedrooms, adding a boutique feel to your stay. A king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room is on the ground floor, whilst a further three lovely bedrooms are upstairs, each enjoying unspoilt views of the countryside with the rural location meaning there won’t be a single sound to disturb you from a peaceful night’s sleep. Retained in the bathrooms, the neutral palette and skylights create a fresh and serene place to enjoy a soak.

Children will spend many, happy hours playing in the open, lawned garden, while many delicious al fresco meals can be enjoyed on the patio, with patio doors leading to the open-plan living space. Start your days with a coffee in the early sunshine, and end it with a BBQ around the fire pit with a glass of wine or a wee dram, stargazing in the dark, night sky. There is ample private parking.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size and 2 twin rooms
  • 5 bathrooms – 4 en-suite shower rooms with showers and WC's and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer and wine fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and freezer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Welcome pack containing local produce
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge area and TV in bedroom with DVD player only (no TV signal)
  • Open lawned garden with patio area
  • Private off road parking for 5 cars
  • Shop 7 miles, pub/restaurant 6 miles
  • 1 dog is allowed but dogs must be contained to downstairs, out of bedrooms and not on the furniture.
  • Located within the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park noted for the quality of the night skies
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The northern reaches of the Cairngorms National Park is best known for the magical landscape and array of attractions, especially during the winter months when skiing is at its best. The popular ski centre is a 13-mile drive away where you can hit the slopes whether you are a complete beginner or highly experienced. Cyclists will appreciate the thrills and spills across the region, hiring mountain bikes and setting off along the trails with a picnic in tow. For those who prefer more leisurely adventures, you’ll be able to access a plethora of footpaths from your doorstep so all you’ll need to remember is your binoculars. Red squirrel, deer and golden eagles can be spotted at various locations, so bring your camera. Not content with exploring on foot or by bike, why not embrace the Speyside Whisky Trail and use your taste buds instead, sampling the amber liquid from nine different locations. The nearest distillery is within 6.5 miles, and the furthest is 34 miles away, but it is certainly worth the longer drive to complete the trail.

Lee Davies

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leigh 14th October 2023

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Millbank is a fantastic house in a wonderful location - feels remote and in the great outdoors yet easy access by road to nearby villages and towns. The house is beautifully designed and tastefully and comfortably finished and furnished throughout. Spotlessly clean too. The standout part is the open plan kitchen / diner / lounge with central wood bRead moreurner. The owner Liz was very friendly and helpful. Thanks Liz for a great stay and wed love to visit again some time. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th September 2023

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This is beautiful location in a very comfortable and well equipped house. We will book this house again.

Reviewed by Ashna 28th July 2023

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I would like to thank Elizbeth for her kind help throughout our trip. She was very accommodating and helped us plan our stay. The place was exceptional and we had no issues whatsoever. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Peter 27th May 2023

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We had a fantastic family holiday at Millbank. Such a beautiful and peaceful location and the house has everything you could want and more. Endless walks to enjoy from your doorstep. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Danielle 25th February 2023

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We had an amazing holiday made even more perfect by the beautiful property we stayed in! I would highly recommend Millbank to anyone!

Reviewed by Kevin 10th September 2022

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An excellent property in a tranquil location.

Reviewed by Linda 20th August 2022

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This cottage is perfect for a family get together, it has everything you could wish for, including comfort, equipment and location, it's far enough away from the town to be private but near enough for convenience. The mountains surrounding the cottage the are magnificent and offer some wonderful sunrises and sunsets. There are lots of nature trailsRead more to walk as well as play areas for any children, the local people are very friendly and welcoming to visitors. A definite place to keep returning to. Hide

Reviewed by Jace 13th August 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous property in the heart of Speyside / Glenlivet Estate. My family had a marvelous time going on walks, distillery tours, and just sitting outside listening to the neighboring animals. We would certainly stay here again.

Reviewed by Jayesh kumar 31st July 2022

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Overall very nice stay and very nice view surrounding me and my family all are happy.

Reviewed by Hella 4th June 2022

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Gorgeous cottage with amazing views in stunning location! We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Millbank.

Reviewed by Robert 23rd April 2022

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We had a wonderful week in this lovely home from home. Situated peacefully with fantastic views of woodland fields and hills. We had a week of watching lambing right outside our window as well as hares, oystercatchers and other birds. Tomintoul a lovely village with a great restaurant , clock house and Gleneavon Arms. Plenty of lovely walks, golf aRead morend whisky A perfect holiday in the most magical place Hide

Reviewed by Carol 12th February 2022

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Fantastic well equipped beautiful holiday home. Stunning views, beautiful location, owner very helpful - cannot fault anything

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