View towards property
Spacious open-plan living with cosy log burner
Relax in the lounge after a day out exploring
Stairs to ground floor
Spacious open plan living
Kitchen area
Kitchen/dining area
Relax and read with stunning views
Master bedroom with ensuite
Ensuite from master bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with beautiful views
Family bathroom
Countryside from the lounge
Views from the property
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The Cairngorms, Moray
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
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At a glance

  • Spacious characterful and unique split-level property situated in small peaceful hamlet in Ballindalloch
  • Ideal base for touring and exploring The Cairngorms National Park in the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Just relax or enjoy many outdoor activities from winter sports to hill walking, mountain biking to water sports
  • Visit museums, castles, adventure parks, breweries, art venues and garden centres
  • Whether you are looking for short walks, longer treks the paths and trails offer a mix of nature and adventure
  • Explore the scenic coastal villages along the Moray Frith coast to find beautiful long sandy beaches
Property code: MY171

This historic former granary at Cragganmore Distillery, set in the heart of the Cairngorms, close to the banks of the River Spey has been imaginatively converted to offer open-plan living area covering the entire first floor and features a high ceiling with stunning exposed oak beams.

Situated in the peaceful hamlet of Ballindalloch lies this elegant and characterful property situated north of the Cairngorms National Park. Converted from the original granary at Cragganmore Distillery, the cottage has been creatively designed to provide a stylish and spacious open-plan living area covering the entire first floor, giving friends and family the perfect space to entertain and socialise in. Surrounded by spectacular scenery and close to the banks of the River Spey, makes this a beautiful location to be based whilst visiting the Scottish Highlands.

Grand and spacious, the open-plan layout combined with original exposed beams and high ceilings give this cottage the ‘wow’ factor it deserves.

You enter this attractive former granary through a large porch into the lounge/dining/kitchen area which offers beautiful views out over the open countryside and River Spey. An impressive wood burner lies in the centre of the room as the main focal point. The contemporary kitchen is stylish in design and well-equipped to prepare dinner whilst still being able to socialise and mingle with family and friends.

A wooden staircase that is steep in design (children please take care) leads you down to the three bedrooms, one master bedroom with a spacious en-suite shower cubicle and two double bedrooms. Also on this lower ground floor is a large modern and chic family bathroom with freestanding bath and a separate shower.

Outside, the property boasts a private rear decking area that is sheltered and secluded with uninterrupted views of surrounding fields and woodland. Often a suntrap, this area provides the perfect setting for some al fresco dining with friends and family. There is ample off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 Bedrooms: 1 master with en-suite and 2 doubles
  • Please note the property has steep stairs down to the bedrooms and parents are politely asked to supervise children under 5 years at all times
  • Bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with free standing bath, shower cubicle and WC, 1 Ensuite with shower cubicle and WC on the ground floor and 1 separate WC on second floor
  • Kitchen: with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility: with washer/dryer
  • Lounge: with woodburner, TV/DVD and hi-fi
  • Electric, heating and first back of logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Decking area with outdoor furniture
  • Shop within 1 mile, hotel pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • Arrival: 4pm

Situated on the northern tip of the Cairngorms National Park is the small village of Ballindalloch, most famous for its whisky distilleries and stunning castle. Ballindalloch Castle is renowned as one of the most romantic castles in Scotland, known as 'The Pearl of the North'. The fortress remains a private and cherished family residence with beautiful gardens to visit and explore. Finish in the shop that offers an array of locally produced crafts and gifts to take home, reminding you of your visit to this stunning stately home.

Ballindalloch Single Malt Whisky Distillery operates within the grounds of Ballindalloch Castle and is acclaimed to be Scotland's first single estate distillery. Embracing traditional Scottish methods to whisky making rarely seen today, the distillery prides itself on offering a unique tour and tasting experience and is definitely worth visiting if you are a lover of all things whisky.

The Cairngorms National Park (5 miles) is the UK's largest national park and offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Scotland. With mountains, forests, rivers and lochs as far as your eyes can see, the park is the perfect playground for those wishing to explore the beauty of this natural landscape. Enjoy more activities than you could possibly imagine such as walking, cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, white water rafting, sailing, horse riding to name but a few. You will surely not be disappointed discovering this spectacular area of Scotland.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 18th January 2020

Brilliant cottage. Plenty of room, warms up very well in the winter (we went in January), kitchen well-equipped. Cloakroom very useful and plenty of room for drying coats and boots. Bed was unbelievably comfy. Wifi was reliable and quick enough. Very easy access to the main A85 road to get out exploring. Straight onto the Speyside Way walking routeRead more at the back of the cottage. Word of warning - the decking at the front of the house gets very slippery when wet and in morning dew. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 28th December 2019

beautiful house, immaculate condition, very comfortable and well equipped. would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jill 19th October 2019

Lovely spacious and warm property with views over the Spey. Great base to explore the area. Bedrooms and beds comfy and kitchen well equipped. Good idea to take groceries with you as some distance from any grocery shops although we understand some of big supermarkets deliver.

Reviewed by Helen 28th September 2019

Loved it. My first time in Scotland, this property set the bar high. I didnt want to leave. Perfect for me and my family. Weve come back relaxed and refreshed. Thank you

Reviewed by Jane 7th September 2019

Fabulous location, wonderful cottage. Everything we needed and more was supplied. Very warm, loads of hot water and very comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Helen 31st August 2019

Cottage was fantastic for 2 couples with dogs. The location is tranquil despite it being part of a small community with a number of other lodges. The Spey Way borders the property and there are miles of walks on the doorstep. The living space is great, the kitchen, dining and living area are spacious and airy with stunning views from every window. Read moreThe porch and boot room are perfect for drying wet weather gear if the climate is not so kind. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 24th August 2019

The accommodation is very comfortable, it is situated in a very quiet relaxed area, Short drive to the Rogie falls and the fairy glen, which is excellent to visit, the views are amazing.

Reviewed by fiona 6th June 2019

Beautiful part of Scotland and immaculate property! Cannot fault anything, would highly recommend. Big tip though for groceries,take aways etc head to Aberlour, only about 10mins away as unfortunately the wee shop up the road is now closed.

Reviewed by William 25th May 2019

Our second visit to this cottage and once again we had a an excellent holiday in a superb location. Comfort is everything on holiday and this cottage does not disappoint.

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View towards property
Spacious open-plan living with cosy log burner
Relax in the lounge after a day out exploring
Stairs to ground floor
Spacious open plan living
Kitchen area
Kitchen/dining area
Relax and read with stunning views
Master bedroom with ensuite
Ensuite from master bedroom
Double bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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