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Guisachan

Craigellachie, Moray
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious five-bedroom rural retreat perfect for family gatherings and special occasions
  • Younger guests have over 1.5 acres of gardens to play in
  • Relax in front of the open fire with a wee dram
  • Follow the Malt Whisky Trail to discover a new favourite tipple
  • Plenty of walking and cycle trails through the unspoilt Moray countryside
  • Cast your line for excellent fishing opportunities on the River Spey
Property code: CA164

Set in 1.5 acres, with wonderful views across the Spey Valley, this five-bedroom property is ideal for large families, fishing parties or whisky aficionados seeking a peaceful base from which to explore the nearby amenities and activities.

Set in the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail which has 60 distilleries, this welcoming property is perfect for sporting groups and whisky aficionados who want to enjoy all that this region has to offer. The large and spacious house, framed by evergreens, is set in 1.5 acres near Craigellachie village (1 mile) with rolling countryside views to inspire guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Sleeping nine guests comfortably across five bedrooms, it’s the ideal rural retreat where everything you need is to hand, yet it’s also within easy access of local amenities and regional attractions.

Step inside this welcoming retreat with classic country-style interiors and spacious living throughout. Families will appreciate everything being on one level from the large entrance hall to the living room, TV room, open-plan kitchen and dining room, plus the utility room for boot storage and laundry, and three cosy bedrooms.

Rustle up tasty dinners for fellow guests in the well-equipped kitchen with inspiring countryside views as far as the eye can see. Enjoy dinner together in the sunny and spacious dining area. Later, retreat to the living room for post-dinner drinks where you can curl up on squishy sofas by the open fire (first basket of logs provided) and catch up on favourite TV programmes. As night falls, slumber comes easy in the bright and airy bedrooms, beautifully decorated with Scottish tartans. The rooms are charmingly named after local rivers. There are three super king-size bedrooms with adaptable beds (zip-and-link), plus one king-size room (zip-and-link bed), and a single bedroom with room for an additional guest on a pull-out trundle bed. After a day out in the countryside, you’ll also appreciate the two stylish bathrooms (one with a bath, separate shower, and WC; the second with a shower room).

Enjoy the spacious split-level enclosed gardens, perfect for parties with wee bairns or lively hounds in tow. There’s ample space to enjoy the dryer regional climate in this region where you can also dine alfresco in the seated BBQ area. Should a dreich day descend, guests can enjoy table tennis championships and dartboard playoffs in the large garage where you’ll also find outdoor games equipment and storage room for bikes, skis, and fishing gear. Ample parking is available for guests, and there’s a shop, pub, restaurant and amenities in Craigellachie village (1 mile); a supermarket, pub, and cafes in Aberlour (3 miles), and further shops in Rothes (4 miles).

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 3 super king-size zip and link, 1 king-size zip and link, 1 single with pull-out trundle bed. All beds can be arranged as singles upon request.
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with separate shower, WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, under-counter freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Oil central heating and electricity included
  • Open fire - starter pack of logs provided
  • TV with Sky Q, TV’s in all bedrooms, Bose Wi-Fi/Bluetooth sound system, Xbox One console and games, radio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden furniture, BBQ, garden games
  • Table tennis and darts in garage games room
  • Parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • This property has a private water supply

Enjoy uninterrupted views across the valley from your handsome holiday home towards the new (2018) Macallan Visitors Centre and Distillery (3.5 miles). Go fishing along salmon beats of The River Spey nearby, including Craigellachie (1.5 miles), Easter Elchies (3.5 miles), and Arndilly (3.5 miles). Follow the Malt Whisky Trail where you can all enjoy a guided tour and taste a wee dram. There are more than 60 distilleries in the region to choose from including Aberlour Distillery (3.5 miles), Glenfiddich Distillery (5 miles), and Cardow Distillery (9 miles). Discover a slice of history at Ballindalloch Castle, Brodie Castle or Gordon Castle or enjoy a spot of shopping at Walkers Shortbread (3 miles), The Baxter's Visitor Centre (13 miles), or Johnstons of Elgin (14 miles). Elgin has a variety of shops on its bustling high street and in its retail parks, plus a train and bus station, and a convenient 24-hour supermarket. Cyclists are spoilt for choice with country trails throughout the Moray region, while long-distance walkers can enjoy ambling a section of The Speyside Way which skirts near the property. This trail begins at Buckie (20 miles) and stretches 65 miles all the way to the Aviemore (38 miles) in The Cairngorms National Park.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Milne August 2019

My family of 7 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs had a wonderful stay at Guisachan. The house was beautiful and equipped with everything we needed. The men folk enjoyed visiting the local distilleries of which there are many. We had wonderful walks in Aberlour and visited a local stately house in Ballindalloch which also had a good play area for the kiRead moreds. Had a good meal at the Mash Tun in Aberlour. Visited quite a few of the near towns, the only thing that let us down was the weather. The dogs had a brilliant time exploring the excellent garden and we even had a visit from a deer one night. A brilliant week was had by all. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Krishnan August 2019

This was my family's first trip to Scotland (5 of us in total), so I wanted it to be a really good, relaxing experience for everyone. Craigellachie was the perfect location for this and stay in Guisachan was an absolute winner. It ticked all the boxes for everyone, I actually found myself not wanting to leave the cottage to explore the surrounding Read moreareas on most days. My daughter and I had a great time playing badminton, football and cricket with my son watching on. My wife and mum enjoyed the long walks around the property, actually the sunset views from this property are awesome, I would just spend evenings sitting outside watching the sun go down. The cottage has everything you can think of and much more. The home owner, Mr. Davies, made us feel most welcome and replied to our phone calls and text whenever we had questions. As for Craigellachie and surrounding areas, its just a lovely place. I highly recommend visiting the Highlander Inn - great food and great collection of whiskey. We also visited the Speyside Cooperage to see how casks are made, well worth a visit. Our experience Craigellachie and Guisachan was first class, it will be our go to location whenever we visit the North East of Scotland Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Singh July 2019

The property is located in a beautiful picturesque location... a place that appears straight from a postcard. The house is big enough for two large families. We were a group of 6 people with 2 kids. The bedrooms are quite spacious and there are two large family rooms. The kitchen-dining area is the best part of the house. The kitchen is luxurious aRead morend is loaded with equipments and kitchenware. The house is beautifully maintained and has every comfort needed for a great stay. There are a lot of indoor and outdoor games and equipments. We spent all our evenings playing cricket/table tennis and had a great time in the house. We got complementary initial supply of milk, bread, juice, cake and eggs - which was quite a sweet gesture. The market though isn't very far and there are a few nice restaurants/pubs nearby. We loved our morning walks along the river. There are a lot of nice attractions to see nearby - speyside bay, Lossiemouth beach, Glenmore forest park, Loch Morlich, Elgin and a number of single malt distilleries. The house is easy to locate and the detailed instructions with the map were shared with us before the trip. The house owner and the caretaker were very helpful and responded to our questions/doubts in no time. The owner was always available for any help even though he was out of country. We left some stuff behind and the owner even agreed to ship them back. A big thanks for the wonderful hosting - we are happy customers and will definitely come back in winters. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Appleford May 2019

Guisachan provides the perfect holiday accommodation for the young and the young at heart. It is situated in the heart of Speyside with beautiful views over the River Spey and provides easy access to the area's many attractions. The Macallan Visitor Experience, for example, is a must see and is only a few miles away. Guisachan has been very tastefuRead morelly decorated and furnished throughout. The spacious living areas and large kitchen/dining room provide ample space for large groups yet allow for more privacy if required. The bedrooms can be used flexibly, a bonus for family groups, and the bathrooms are luxurious. The owners have added some very thoughtful finishing touches including a very well equipped kitchen, TVs and audio equipment in most rooms, books and DVDs, useful information about local attractions and even a starter pack with milk, bread, tea and coffee etc. There is a lovely child friendly garden and ample parking. I would recommend Guisachan highly. Hide

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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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