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Top Cottage At Kirkton

Grantown-on-Spey, The Highlands
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully decorated cottage set on the outskirts of Grantown-on-Spey
  • Rural location yet easily accessible for exploring Speyside and the Highlands
  • Great for families that wish to explore the great outdoors from a comfortable base
Property code: 82693

Great for families and couples looking to explore Moray and Speyside from a peacefully located base near the River Spey, where red squirrels and deer are often spotted in abundance.

This quaint cottage sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and is perfect for those looking for a peaceful retreat with all local amenities within easy reach. Explore the bustling Highland town, sampling local produce as you go, and enjoy walks through the surrounding countryside keeping an eye out for the abundance of wildlife all from the door. After a busy day of exploring, return happily weary to warm your toes in front of the wood burner.

With an authentic, country-cottage feel, cream walls and large windows work together to create a spacious interior that is light and bright during the day but takes on a cosy atmosphere when the wood burner is lit. Interesting artwork and striking textiles throughout add splashes of colour and character creating a lovely and welcoming home from home.

After discarding outdoor clothing in the entrance hall, make your way to the galley-style kitchen to make a cup of tea before settling in the lounge. Comfortable sofas beckon you to relax, flames flickering and children enjoying the board games on offer. Prepare a delicious dinner and gather everyone together in the conservatory to enjoy a sociable meal with views of the garden and beyond, while the small table in the kitchen is ideal for grabbing a quick bite. Watch the sunset from the conservatory before retiring to bed for a tranquil nights sleep. A ground-floor bedroom and bathroom are useful for guests who struggle with stairs, and upstairs you’ll find two further bedrooms. Serene in cream and simple, elegant furnishings, the eaved bedrooms are flooded with light. Wake refreshed to take your morning coffee in the garden, listening to the birdsong as the sun rises.

Outside, there is a secure outbuilding for storing outdoor equipment such as bikes, fishing rods and golf clubs. Dine al fresco morning, noon and night in the lawned garden, soaking up the sun on a warm, summer’s day. There is private parking for three cars.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with hand-held shower over bath, separate shower and WC and 1 en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden
  • BBQ
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs 1 mile
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The small, bustling town of Grantown-on-Spey, on the edge of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, is a great base for exploring the Strathspey area, offering boutique shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways. Visit the biking and walking trails through the Anagach Woods (5 miles), ancient woodland with a wide variety of wildlife, and with 17 distilleries within 20 miles, hop on to the famous Malt Whisky Trail and visit each one. Golfers will love playing 18 holes at the Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club (6.5 miles) and Abernethy Golf Club (10 miles), whilst avid skiers and snowboarders are close to the Lecht Ski Centre (27 miles) and Cairngorm Mountain (28 miles), both also providing wonderful hill walking in the summer months. The majestic Cairngorms National Park (28 miles) has mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots and 55 Munros, so make sure you pack the walking boots! Discover miles of sandy beaches and beautiful, shallow bays at Roseisle (35 miles) and Findhorn (30 miles) along the Moray Coast, and nature enthusiasts may even spot dolphins and seals. Try archery, golf, laser tag, laser clays and paintball at Craggan Outdoors (6 miles) or get the pulse racing along the high ropes at Treezone Aviemore (21 miles). There are a plethora of outdoor activities for all the family at Alvie Estate (25 miles), with zip wires, clay pigeon shooting, archery, horse riding, walking, fishing and bird-watching, whilst Full On Adventure (21 miles) offers river tubing, white water rafting, gorge walking and canyoning.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 23rd March 2024

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Reviewed by Paul 10th February 2024

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1. Lovely view from the conservatory. The conservatory has a radiator and an excellent electric heater so it can be used even in the midst of winter. 2. The downstairs bathroom was extremely spacious with two sinks, bath, and excellent shower and lovely underfloor heating. 3. Plenty of room for coats, shoes and kit in the well heated entrance hall.Read more The double door kept the entrance lovely and warm. 4. Would definitely stay again, if the price was still competitive. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 1st October 2023

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This place is amazing. Proper wee homely hideout in the words. Saw loads of wildlife; deer, bats and an osprey in the surrounding trees. The house is well situated and close to everything.

Reviewed by Sharon 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Mrunal 19th September 2023

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What a beautiful cottage! Cozy, clean and comfortable. Very relaxing in the middle of the countryside with access to shops for essentials and restaurants just 4 minutes drive away. A really well thought out property with most facilities required for a fun family vacation. We will be back again .

Reviewed by Gerard 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 26th August 2023

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We had a fabulous stay at Top Cottage. The house is beautiful and in a lovely, quiet location but with everything you need within easy distance. Loved seeing red squirrels in the garden and even a mother and fawn Roe Deer wander up the driveway one morning. A gem of a holiday home. Thank you. We would love to come back

Reviewed by John 19th August 2023

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Our second stay at the property. We saw red squirrels in the garden every day and deer a couple of times. We made good use of the conservatory for eating. Plenty of walking to do from the doorstep. Property still well decorated and well equipped. Would definitely recommend (steep stairs to second and third bedroom).

Reviewed by karen 12th August 2023

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Very clean and comfortable lovely kitchen .equipment prestine. All appliances work excellently. Lovely wood burner. Bathrooms beautiful and very clean beedrooms beautiful beds comfortable. Beautiful surroundings easy access to house but do drive carefully because of the deer. All very very nice.

Reviewed by David 29th July 2023

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Brilliant accommodation in a quiet and beautiful setting. Perfect for a family or other group.

Reviewed by Mira 15th July 2023

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We had a wonderful time in the lovely und excellent equipped Cottage. We felt right at home and were able to relax wonderfully in the evenings after eventful days in the area around Grantown on Spey.

Reviewed by Ewan 8th July 2023

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We had a great stay at a lovely, homely cottage in a stunning, woodland location. Excellent spot for visiting local landmarks and attractions. Stairs steep but otherwise very family and child-friendly. We loved seeing the array of wildlife and birds visiting the garden; deer, red squirrels, a woodpecker, etc. Definitely somewhere we would recommendRead more to others and will return to in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Alastair 3rd July 2023

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Lovely cottage in a fabulous location both tranquil and ideally placed as a base for all the surrounding activities

Reviewed by Alan 10th June 2023

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A good location for walks and visits in and around the Cairngorms. Conservatory good to eat in. Very quiet.

Reviewed by Amanda 27th May 2023

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Cottage is in an idylic setting, so quiet and peaceful. Very clean and tidy, a home from home. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Heather 13th May 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at top Kirkton cottage, Garry and his wife were so helpful and informative and made sure that we had everything we needed. The accommodation is clean and homely and very peaceful. This is a great spot for an out-of-the-way retreat but still close to many local attractions and amenities. We loved having so much interesting wiRead moreldlife on the doorstep and watching the red squirrel every morning at breakfast. A real hidden gem. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 25th March 2023

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We had a wonderful fortnight at Top Cottage which was extremely comfortable . We were well looked after by Garry for whom nothing was too much trouble.. The cottage is more than comfortable enough to stay in all day if you do not wish to go out. The wildlife that can be seen around the cottage will keep you well entertained..There are lots of interRead moreesting paces to visit Highland Wildlife Park and the Strathspey steam railway (for afternoon tea ) to name two. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 15th October 2022

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Really lovely house in which we had a very comfortable holiday. Having a garage to stir bikes and golf clubs etc is a bonus. An unexpected benefit was the cycle path into Grantown which avoids cycling on the busy A95. So much to do in this area, and we keep coming back! This was one of the best houses we have stayed in, although getting access befoRead morere 5pm on the day of arrival would be reasonable. Meant we sort of missed a day of our break as it was almost dark when we got into the house. Hide

Reviewed by Shirley 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Torsten 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Clive 3rd September 2022

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Lovely quiet area and cottage with good views from all windows. Beautiful bathrooms and large comfy bed. Lovely to see the resident squirrels - they love peanuts and wild bird food!!

Reviewed by John 20th August 2022

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This was a very peaceful location, The cottage is in the grounds of a bigger house but we did not see the owners and it does have its own garden which is fenced off. We saw red squirrels daily and a deer appeared one evening. We walked to the nearby town several times- 20 to 30 minutes. The cottage itself was well equipped, spotless and nicely decoRead morerated. The stairs were steep so very young and old may struggle with this. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 6th August 2022

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An excellent cottage, very clean, well equipped and in a lovely, quiet location. Everything was of good quality and the beds were very comfortable. Couldnt fault it!

Reviewed by Ingrid 30th July 2022

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After a warm welcome we enjoyed a very lovely week in Kirkton. It was a very good location to explore the northern Cairngorms. The house brought us the rest we needed: it was very quiet and we saw some deer and squirrels (and 'some' rabbits.. ). We really hope to visit again.

Reviewed by Fiona 23rd July 2022

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A perfectly located cottage on the outskirts of Grantown, with easy access to the A95, which can occasionally be heard in the garden; the double glazing means that all is quiet and cosy inside. Very well equipped. Eating in the conservatory is great as long as the sun is not too hot; we saw a deer while having our supper. The stairs are narrow and Read moresteep so not for young children or people with mobility problems. We hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 16th July 2022

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There was an issue with communication between the Holiday Cottages Team and the owner, resulting in the rooms not being set up as requested in terms of which needed to be allergy free. We had agreed to bring up our own duvets and pillows for these rooms as owner was unable to check at this later stage whether bedding was feather. However, all feathRead moreer pillows were not removed from property as agreed, triggering asthma symptoms. Hide

Reviewed by Nancy 9th July 2022

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