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Woodburn Cottage

Aberlour, Moray
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy family cottage, 20 miles from dolphin-spotting coast
  • Warming wood burner in homely lounge
  • Remarkable Speyside views from every window
  • Farmhouse kitchen with traditional Range oven
  • Spacious private garden
  • Walk in the Cairngorms National Park, 14 miles
Property code: CA411

Cosy family cottage in the heart of the Speyside single malt district, ideal for spotting rare Scottish wildlife and discovering the heart of Moray''s history and distilleries.

Formerly the brewers’ house for the nearby distillery, this traditionally built three-bedroom cottage is the perfect retreat for families looking for a base from which to explore the Speyside countryside. After days spent climbing the nearby mountains of Ben Rinnes and Ben Aigan, walking the Speyside Way or playing a round on one of the many nearby golf courses, return to your quiet countryside cottage for a night of peaceful relaxation listening to the gentle murmur of the garden burn.

Surrounded by open countryside, this granite stone and slate cottage has a traditional homely feel throughout. Gather together around the large kitchen table for hearty breakfasts and share leisurely meals and convivial conversation at the dining table late into the night. With views across the burn and to the distant mountains beyond, you can snuggle up together in the relaxing sitting room as the flames flicker in the open fire for a family movie night.

Step through the front door into the bright entrance hall. Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen and plan your day over a coffee at the kitchen table. Share tasty suppers in the elegant dining room where you can share a bottle of wine and relax into the evening. Curl up on the plump living room sofas and watch a film or chat in front of the open fire - or for quiet moments, cosy up in the sun porch with a good book or just sit and enjoy the view. You’ll find the spacious family bathroom on this floor as well as the first of three comfortable double bedrooms.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find a further two comfortable double bedrooms dressed in traditional country style.

Set in expansive gardens, spend your evenings sat outside watching the sun set over the mountains or stargazing in the clear skies. There is private parking at the cottage.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 3 doubles
  • 1 bathroom with WC, shower, bath
  • Range oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Highchair and cot available by request
  • TV/DVD and hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Woodburner - starter pack of logs included
  • Please note that the fireplace in the dining room is ornate (not to be used)
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Private parking
  • Private water supply - UV filtered/tested
  • This property is located close to a single track road which leads to a distillery   
  • An unfenced stream runs along the bottom of the garden  - children to be supervised at all times   
  • The door frames at this property are quite narrow - please check the suitability for individual accessibility requirements before booking

Located in quiet countryside, there are walks straight from the doorstep. Explore the narrow country lanes and bridleways that lead to Ben Rinnes, Moray's highest mountain, where from the summit you can see across to the Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire and the Moray Coast.

The bustling town of Aberlour (3 miles) is in the heart of Scotland's larder: dine on locally sourced ingredients in one of the town's welcoming pubs and restaurants, pick up some local produce to enjoy in your holiday home from the local stores, and treat yourself to a box of Walkers world-famous shortbread, Aberlour's most famous export.

Golfing enthusiasts will appreciate the courses within the area, with the challenging and hilly course at Dufftown (6.5 miles) or the championship course at Elgin Golf Club (16 miles). Play a round at Rothes Golf Club (8 miles) or challenge the family to a game of the unusual footgolf on the course combining football skills and golfing precision. For a more action-packed day, head to the Moray Monster Trails (18 miles) for a day of mountain biking fun. From beginners to experts there are trails to suit all abilities, including the white-knuckle gully monster.

Follow the Malt Whisky Trail through the stunning Speyside countryside, taking in seven world-famous distilleries, including Glenfiddich (8 miles), Glen Moray (18.5 miles) and the Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (23 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Sehrbrock May 2019

Cosy, nice and tidy cottage with a warm welcome from the very nice owner. Towels, linens included. Hopefully again return in some years. Thanks a lot for all, Liz!

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