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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
Family bathroom
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Bruachen

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 short walks to hill walking, mountain biking and 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.

  • 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: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Samantha 30th July 2022

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A beautiful house, in a lovely, quiet location with plenty of inside space. Outside space isn't great for kids but you are on the banks of the River Spey so plenty of walks. Really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by William 28th May 2022

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Generally no complaints but arrival at 1800 is a little late although hopefully this will now revert to an earlier time with the decline of Covid

Reviewed by Joanne 9th April 2022

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and well equipped cottage. Lovely location for walks and bike rides.

Reviewed by Roderick 2nd April 2022

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Another great stay at Bruachan. Such a lovely position, with good walks, birds, distilleries, and fishing!. We will return.

Reviewed by Amy 16th February 2022

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The beds were super comfy and the log fire was fab and quick to heat the place. The WiFi was probably the best we've seen at holiday accommodation ever....?! The smart TV had everything we could have wanted in terms of apps, and sound quality was good. Location was great for Distillery visits, though the two closest ones were closed for the season.Read more Plenty restaurants a short drive away and lots of walks out the back if you have dogs. We would definitely come back again! Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth 29th December 2021

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Superb accommodation. Very large living space and more a lodge than a cottage! Great location for walks along the River Spey.

Reviewed by John 22nd December 2021

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Great christmas getaway location within easy reach of so many lovely places and walks with dogs. Pity all local distilleries were closed to visit , maybe another time. Everyone enjoyed a relaxing week away perfect for recharging. Very friendly neighbours. many thanks.

Reviewed by Heidi 23rd October 2021

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Beautiful, well equipped cottage beside the river Spey. Amazing location right on the Speyside walk and easy access to lots of tourist attractions. Very clean, logs provided, would love to go back!

Reviewed by Leone 2nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Glen 26th September 2021

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As a whisky lover, this property has bags of character and is set in a beautiful location. Plenty of walking/running on the doorstep. Good location for distillery tours and also located half way between the Moray coastline and the Cairngorms.

Reviewed by Michael 11th September 2021

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Excellent cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Rosemary 21st August 2021

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Fabulous location looking at the banks of the river Spey and right beside the Speyside Way.

Reviewed by Kim 14th August 2021

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Great house in lovely location, perfect access to coast or mountains. A bit remote if you want to walk to a pub or restaurant, but made up for by river and wildlife. Aberlour perfect for takeaways and eating out, 10 minutes by car. House is super comfy and has plenty of room. Kitchen well equipped. Note you cannot access the back garden closest to Read morethe river. All furniture is out front on the deck area overlooking other properties. Neighbours very friendly and happy to make recommendations. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 7th August 2021

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Lovely cottage amazing walks straight from your front door lots of wild life.

Reviewed by Louise 17th July 2021

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A fantastic location right by the river and Speyside way so you can walk from your front door. Lovely large living area and good size bedrooms. Very clean and well equipped. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit ourselves again. There is only one pub and restaurant within walking distance which is 2 miles so I would say a car is essential.

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 19th June 2021

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Very spacious, well located and nicely presented. Easily big enough for 5 of us adults. Ideal location on the Speyside way path

Reviewed by Gerard 12th June 2021

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The location is superb, right on the Speyside way and perfect for dog-walking, running, cycling etc. The open play layout is brilliant for a holiday property and the pictures don't do it justice, its a big space with big windows that can open to the views, we loved it. As cook for the 6 of us, I was delighted that the kitchen is really well equippeRead mored as this is often a lottery for holiday rentals, large cafetiere, ample pots and pans, 2 fridges, great knives and utensils, sieves, scales - perfect Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 29th May 2021

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Loved stopping at this cottage! We have been here now for about 5years in a row. We love the location, lovely walks from the cottage or jump in your car and within 20mins you somewhere else.

Reviewed by Timothy 15th May 2021

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We (a party of four adults) spent a wonderful week at the property and were fairly lucky with the weather. The location - about 100 yards from the Spey and less from the Speyside Walk - was ideal. We would happily go back.

Reviewed by Erich 1st May 2021

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Really loved our stay. Lovely place.

Reviewed by Ruth 3rd October 2020

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Bruachen is a lovely, clean, comfortable, and well equipped holiday house. We really enjoyed mountain biking at Glenlivet Estate and other trails just a short car ride away. We returned in the evening to relax in front of the warming log burner. This property comes highly recommended!

Reviewed by Tracy 29th August 2020

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Fabulous location with beautiful views in the heart of the whiskey trail. What more can you want at this unique and spacious holiday home.

Reviewed by Sandra 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Angus 15th August 2020

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Great location but nearby shopping is 10 miles in either direction. Views and local walks are super. The property needs updating to current standards but its comfortable enough.

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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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Location

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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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