View towards property
Spacious open-plan living with cosy log burner
Relax in the lounge after a day out exploring
Stairs to ground floor
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
View to the property
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The Cairngorms, Moray
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris, 18th January 2020

Brilliant cottage. Plenty of room, warms up very well in the winter (we went in January), kitchen well-equipped. Cloakroom very useful and plenty of room for drying coats and boots. Bed was unbelievably comfy. Wifi was reliable and quick enough. Very easy access to the main A85 road to get out exploring. Straight onto the Speyside Way walking routeRead more at the back of the cottage. Word of warning - the decking at the front of the house gets very slippery when wet and in morning dew. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela, 28th December 2019

beautiful house, immaculate condition, very comfortable and well equipped. would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jill, 19th October 2019

Lovely spacious and warm property with views over the Spey. Great base to explore the area. Bedrooms and beds comfy and kitchen well equipped. Good idea to take groceries with you as some distance from any grocery shops although we understand some of big supermarkets deliver.

Reviewed by Helen, 28th September 2019

Loved it. My first time in Scotland, this property set the bar high. I didnt want to leave. Perfect for me and my family. Weve come back relaxed and refreshed. Thank you

Reviewed by Jane, 7th September 2019

Fabulous location, wonderful cottage. Everything we needed and more was supplied. Very warm, loads of hot water and very comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Helen, 31st August 2019

Cottage was fantastic for 2 couples with dogs. The location is tranquil despite it being part of a small community with a number of other lodges. The Spey Way borders the property and there are miles of walks on the doorstep. The living space is great, the kitchen, dining and living area are spacious and airy with stunning views from every window. Read moreThe porch and boot room are perfect for drying wet weather gear if the climate is not so kind. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra, 24th August 2019

The accommodation is very comfortable, it is situated in a very quiet relaxed area, Short drive to the Rogie falls and the fairy glen, which is excellent to visit, the views are amazing.

Reviewed by fiona, 6th June 2019

Beautiful part of Scotland and immaculate property! Cannot fault anything, would highly recommend. Big tip though for groceries,take aways etc head to Aberlour, only about 10mins away as unfortunately the wee shop up the road is now closed.

Reviewed by William, 25th May 2019

Our second visit to this cottage and once again we had a an excellent holiday in a superb location. Comfort is everything on holiday and this cottage does not disappoint.

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View towards property
Spacious open-plan living with cosy log burner
Relax in the lounge after a day out exploring
Stairs to ground floor
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
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