- Ballindalloch, ScotlandThis attractive, refurbished, stone built, detached holiday cottage is set in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, and makes a wonderful base for touring. Just 3 miles from Tomintoul, there is easy access to fabulous leisure opportunities such as excellent walking, some of Britain’s finest fishing, and skiing in the winter months. Superb birdwatching, pony trekking or mountain biking can all be enjoyed, whilst Balmoral Castle, Inverness and Aberdeen are all within an easy driving distance for good days out. Good local amenities including restaurants and shops available in Tomintoul. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£61From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Portknockie, ScotlandThis detached fisherman’s cottage is situated just a stone’s throw from the coastline of Portknockie. The Old Net Store has been renovated to provide bright and attractive holiday accommodation whilst retaining a ‘feel’ for the past. On the Moray Firth, this lovely fishing village is an ideal location for touring this unspoilt area. Dolphins and seals are regularly spotted along the coast (boat trips available to view close-to-hand). There is a selection of small shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Golf, fishing, riding, cycling and visiting the famous Malt Whisky and Castle Heritage Trails are all highly recommended. Shop 50 yards, pub 120 yards.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Nether Dallachy, ScotlandThis lovely, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage is within the peaceful hamet of Nether Dallachy, just a mile from Spey Bay on the beautiful Moray coast. Styled in a mixture of antique and contemporary fittings, the cottage is all on one level and makes a good choice for the less able bodied too, as there is direct access into the house from the French doors at the rear which open onto a small enclosed sitting area with lovely views across the fields. Spey Bay is home to the National Whale and Dolphin Centre and is a wonderful area for spotting many species of wildlife including minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, seals and much more. There are spectacular views over the sea towards the mountains of Caithness from the long shingle beach, and the world famous Spey Bay Golf Club is at the other end. For walkers, the Speyside Way passes close by and runs from Buckie on the shore of the Moray coast to Aviemore. The Whisky Trail is nearby and there are good fishing opportunities on the River Spey itself. If all this activity is too much, just relax by the woodburner and enjoy the peace. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 1 mile.£44From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ballindalloch, ScotlandA luxuriously furnished property at the foot of the Cairngorms within the 56,000 acres of the Glenlivet Estate. Ideal for country pursuits including walking and adventure activities and being on the Whisky Trail and the NE 250 route, is convenient for visiting numerous whisky distilleries, castles and the beautiful sandy beaches along the Moray coast.
On approach from the winding driveway, you already get a feeling of how truly special this property is. Open the large wooden front door and step inside the spacious hallway, complete with dining area and exposed oak beams and parquet flooring. A warm and welcoming living room has ample space for everybody to relax. The Swedish wood burner and floor-to-ceiling windows only add to the modern features, while the stunning green oak beams add extra charm. There is an outside balcony area which can be accessed via both the living room and kitchen.
The perfectly designed kitchen, complete with electric oven, hob and Aga, induction wok and Quooker, is a haven for budding chefs, providing a wide selection of utensils and implements. This wonderful, detached house benefits from a second living room, affectionately named ‘The Nook’, boasting an additional wood burner, completing the warm feeling in this room. The property has a second outside balcony area, complete with hot tub and more amazing views.
The three bedrooms are aptly named after the region’s finest whiskies. The master bedroom, The Cragganmore, has wonderful east-facing views and overlooks the burn in the grounds. The en-suite bathroom is a real stunner, providing a large and inviting space for enjoying a long soak after a busy day exploring the area.
Glenlivet Estate has a number of waymarked paths of various lengths together with a series of mountain bike trails with varied degrees of difficulty. There is a number of nearby adventure activities centered around the rivers Spey and Findhorn. Within Speyside there are approximately 50 whisky distilleries many with visitor centres. These include Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Glenfarclas and Balvenie. Dufftown is only 5 miles along Glenrinnes and is one of the major distillery centres where you can join a walk visiting all nine based in the town.
There are many castles to visit in the area starting with Ballindalloch Castle frequently referred to as The Jewel of the North. The North East 250 route leads to Deeside for Balmoral, Braemar, Crathies, Drum and numerous other castles. Within an hour’s drive are the sandy beaches on the south coast of the Moray Firth including Cullen, Lossiemouth and Nairne together with a number of small harbours and view points for seeing dolphins on the incoming tide.
For golf lovers, Ballindalloch, Dufftown and Grantown-on-Spey courses are close at hand with a number of links courses along the rugged coastline. Around a 36-mile journey will bring you to Aviemore, a popular large village offering plenty to keep the whole family entertained. For skiing in the season, as well as Cairngorm, The Lecht Ski School is approximately 17 miles from the property with Glenshee a little over an hour making it a fabulous choice in the winter months for lovers of the slopes. Shop, pub and restaurant 9 miles.£150From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cullen, ScotlandThis lovely, semi-detached Grade B listed cottage has a great location in the heart of Cullen on the beautiful Moray Coast. Perfect for friends or a family getaway, it has been lovingly restored whilst retaining its original steep staircase and low ceiling features, and the multi-level garden has a view of the sea through the viaduct. Just ¼ mile from the beach with many walks in the surrounding area, this cottage is perfectly situated for all the local attractions.
Cullen is a wonderful little village, a real treasure trove of cute shops and cafés, and a perfect place to spend some time. Don’t forget to try the local speciality, Cullen skink. The neighbouring villages are well worth a visit and golf can be found nearby also. Further afield, Elgin and Inverness can be reached easily for a day out. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 120 yards, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£59From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ballindalloch, ScotlandThe Birks is a charming, single-storey stone cottage with roses blooming around the door in summer, located in a great position for exploring the area. Presented to a good standard throughout, it benefits from a living/dining room with wooden floors and a cosy wood burner, a garden room with a door leading to the enclosed garden, and a well-appointed kitchen with utility area. Sleeping four guests, there is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both served by a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.
Situated in a beautiful location, the property lies within easy reach of Elgin, an old town with a historic museum, ruined cathedral, narrow alleys and an old fashioned cinema. Nearby Forres has many beautiful parks and gardens, and a few miles away is Pluscarden, with its ancient abbey, which is still in use and open to visitors. It is just a short drive to the unspoilt old fishing village of Findhorn, where you can easily spend a day wandering along the marina or walk all the way to Burghead along the glorious beach, past the entire eastern Culbin Forest and the huge dune system. The Moray Firth coastline is dotted with beautiful fishing villages such as Burghead, Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Buckie and Gardenstown, while inland there’s the Whisky Trail, which this property lies in the middle of. Pay a visit to Grantown and spend several days at different distilleries, all with good restaurants and tea rooms. Shop, pub and restaurant 3½ miles.£90From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ballindalloch, ScotlandSituated in an elevated rural position, Glen View is the perfect destination for those looking to escape and enjoy a holiday in Northern Scotland. The property nestles within the owners grounds along with three other holiday properties. All on the ground floor, this lovely property has an open plan living space with a huge picture window overlooking surrounding countryside, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there is a private seating area for relaxing, as well as a communal laundry room.
This tranquil location is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with superb walking and cycling opportunities available from the door. The nearby town of Grantown-on-Spey is ideal for an afternoon of wandering around the shops, or perhaps enjoy a drive north to Lossiemouth and spend a day on the beach. The nearby ski slopes are within easy reach are available January to April (snow permitting). Shop 21 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.
Glen View can be booked together with The Den (UK31510), The Mill (UK31512) and Corrie View (UK31519) to accommodate up to 18 guests.£96From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ballindalloch, ScotlandSeafield Lodge is a fantastic two-bedroom ground floor apartment situated in an iconic local building in the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, Cairngorms National Park. The accommodation is finished to a very good standard and offers great open-plan living. The living/dining/kitchen benefits from an enormous amount of natural light pouring in from the front of the house. The feature fireplace in the open-plan living space is a real treat and you’ll enjoy lighting it when you return from long days out exploring in the national park.
Seafield Lodge really does offer an excellent space for the family to get together and relax after Cairngorm adventures. The kitchen has everything needed to rustle up a storm to feed a hungry family. The two bedrooms are at the rear of the property. The double bedroom has patio doors onto the small garden, which is perfect for those wishing to bring up to two well-behaved dogs.
The real bonus of staying at Seafield Lodge is the location. Tucked away on a quiet, mature street in Grantown-on-Spey, you’re only a two-minute walk to the high street where there are many nice places to eat and drink during your stay. The River Spey is also only a short walk away, so those interested in fishing this great river are in prime position by staying at Seafield Lodge. The River Spey is the second most productive salmon river in Scotland and the best sea-trout river in Scotland; And amazingly, the Strathspey Angling Improvement Association which manages the stretch of river around Grantown and the wider area offers day permits for only £55 and you can fish for a week for £215.
Forty minutes north from Grantown you will reach the Moray Firth coastline and the celebrated Castle Stuart Golf Links. For the discerning golfer there are many great courses to try at fantastic green fee rates. The Cairngorms National Park offers amazing hiking, biking and skiing opportunities. There are countless trails to stroll off on low down, and up onto the plateau. Road cycling and mountain biking are very popular from Grantown too with many routes to try.
Not only is this a summer destination, year-round there are things to see and do. Why not come for both a summer and winter break to see how the Cairngorms change from one beautiful version of itself to another?£111From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ballindalloch, ScotlandSituated in a peaceful part of the popular village of Tomintoul, Berg Cottage is a brilliant choice for a relaxing holiday in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The amazing windows in the upstairs living room and master bedroom open up to form a balcony to make the most of the panoramic views over the rolling countryside beyond. Downstairs, the spacious dining kitchen/family room has a reclining sofa and doors opening onto a sunny patio with private hot tub and a lawned garden beyond. The contemporary smart furnishings ensure a high level of comfort throughout, making this a very comfortable house at any time of the year.
Surrounded by stunning scenery, Tomintoul has the distinction of being the highest village in the Highlands and with interesting shops, good eating places and easy access to the ski resorts of The Lecht and Cairngorms it is well placed for a great holiday for friends and families. In the heart of the Whisky and Castle Trails, there is something for everyone in this beautiful wild area with many opportunities for walking, climbing, fishing or wildlife watching. In contrast, an hour’s drive takes you to the beautiful Moray coastline with its long sandy beaches and there are further watersports available at Loch Morlich near Aviemore.£92From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cullen, ScotlandThis is the perfect family location sleeping four guests comfortably in the coastal town of Portknockie which is located in the stunning North-east of Scotland. The property has a very cosy kitchen-dining area sitting room and is beautifully furnished and finished after a full renovation. It has a relaxed sea-side feel which is ideal for friends or family who want the perfect get away to recharge. Portknockie is a great place for walkers and those who love to take in the local scenery. The neighbouring village of Cullen, about 2 miles away, is very much worth a visit. The local delicacy of cullen skink (a thick soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes and onions) is very historical and a great dish to try. You can take a boat trip on the Gemini Explorer to search for dolphins in the Moray Firth from Buckie, a working fishing town about 4 miles away. Or, further afield at Spey Bay, you will find the popular Scottish Dolphin Centre and Nature Reserve. The famous Speyside Whisky Trail is also within easy reach and should not be missed.£69From price per night based on 7 night stay