Self-catering holidays in Speyside
Browse our tempting selection of self-catering cottages in Speyside in Scotland, and get set for the most wonderful of holidays with family or friends. Set in the North of Scotland, near the Moray Firth and the Scottish Highlands, Speyside is revered worldwide for its malt whiskies; follow the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail - see copper stills and learn about the production process before taking home a wee dram to enjoy in your cosy holiday cottage. The region is also ideal for guests who enjoy walking and cycling. Go horseriding, trout fishing on the River Calder or salmon fishing on the River Spey before returning to the cosy comforts of Speyside cottages.
Join the 65-mile Speyside Way from Spey Bay to Aviemore, linking the Moray Coast to the Grampians, there are several bike-friendly sections and the route connections to the Sustrans Millennium Cycleway. Take to the North Coast 500 route and explore the region’s ancient castles, coastal beauty and curious landmarks. Visit Mey Castle, a former bishops’ residence which was purchased by the Queen Mother and restored to its former glory - today’s visitors can enjoy the gardens, cafe and shop. Or visit the baronial Ballindalloch Castle ‘the pearl of the north’, a fairytale castle with a gorgeous garden to roam and riverside walks to enjoy. Winter thrillseekers can also take to the crisp slopes of the ski resorts of The Lecht (24 miles) and the Cairngorm Ski Resort (25 miles) on the most active of Speyside holidays.
Speyside towns to discover include Nethy Bridge, Kingussie and Newtonmore, all equally full of charater and charm. After days out exploring retreat back to your self-catering cottage and unwind in peace, chatting about all your adventures had in northern Scotland.