View towards property
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
Double bedroom with beautiful views
Family bathroom
Countryside from the lounge
Views from the property
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The Cairngorms, The Highlands
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 winter sports to hill walking, mountain biking to water sports
  • Visit museums, castles, adventure parks, breweries, art venues and garden centres
  • Whether you are looking for short walks, longer treks the paths and trails offer a mix of nature and adventure
  • Explore the scenic coastal villages along the Moray Frith coast to find beautiful 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.

The property is in a small hamlet, on a quiet lane 0.5 mile off the main road bordered by the River Spey and the Spey Way Walk. Ideal base for touring, walking, cycling, golf and fishing or simply relaxing in a very peaceful location on the banks of the River Spey. The Speyside Malt Whisky Trail is an ultimate Scotch experience with the Ballindalloch distillery and Visitor Centre on the doorstep. Close to Old Bridge of Avon, Ballindalloch and Drumin Castle. Within an hour's drive of the Lecht and Cairngorm ski area. 25 miles to Elgin and 50 miles to the Highland Capital Inverness where you will find a wide selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities.

Stepping into this lovingly restored Granary you will find a spacious porch with ample space to leave outdoor clothing and boots. There is also a utility area with a washer/dryer and separate WC. Continue through to the wonderfully bright spacious open-plan living area surrounded by the original exposed beams which blends beautifully with a clever mix of contemporary furnishings, the main focal point of the entire space is the modern woodburner with impressive stainless-steel flue. There is a comfy lounge where you can relax and read with stunning views over the River Spey. There is also a TV/DVD and hi-fi. Cook up a meal or a tasty snack in the stylish contemporary kitchen which is well-equipped with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The large dining space with table and chairs is perfect for a friends or family get-together. Leading down the steep wooden stair case takes you to the three bedrooms, one comfortable master bedroom with a spacious ensuite with shower cubicle and WC. Exploring further on this level you with find two further double bedrooms with ample storage and beautiful views. There is also a modern family bathroom with free standing bath, shower cubicle and WC.

Stepping back outside there is a rear suntrap private decking with seating to enjoy alfresco dining. Ample off-road parking,

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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: 4pm

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 26th January 2019

Absolutely fabulous property with excellent views of the Spey valley loads great walking and cycling available. Brilliant for well behaved dog walking.

Reviewed by David 1st September 2018

The cottage is very well appointed, in a lovely setting which is very peaceful. It is very large internally with lots of space to move around and in general the facilities and amenities are very good.

Reviewed by Katharine 25th August 2018

Beautiful setting, peaceful. Ideal for walking and exploring the highlands as not too far from many places.

Reviewed by Douglas 18th August 2018

cottage is in a lovely area we enjoyed our holiday there

Reviewed by Robert 2nd June 2018

The family had an excellent holiday in the cottage, it's location to the distillery trail and the walks along the Spey being on the doorstep was superb.

Reviewed by Peter 3rd May 2018

This was an excellent venue for a family gathering that happened by accident to coincide with a whisky festival! Five minutes walk to a local distillery and well worth a visit and tour followed by sampling. Very clean, spacious and well equipped. We moved the furniture to face an excellent wood burner rather than the TV. Great location , excellent Read morefor walking, visiting the coast, Portknockie fish and chips well worth the drive. Many distilleries in easy reach, shame for the driver! Hide

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View towards property
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
Double bedroom with beautiful views
Family bathroom
Countryside from the lounge
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