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Dunstaffnage Cottage Family Cottage in Grantown on Spey, The Highlands

605
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

Dunstaffnage Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Dunstaffnage Cottage is a brilliantly converted stable within the stunning Cairngorms National Park, just a ten minute walk away from the lovely town of Grantown-on-Spey. The cottage sits within the superb landscaped garden of the owner's lodge. Dunstaffnage Cottage sleeps six and has three bedrooms - two doubles, both withe en-suite bathrooms, and one ground floor double. The cottage also has a shower room, a wonderful, light and airy open plan living area with a well equipped, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Dining and relaxing can take place within the beautiful enclosed shared garden, which contains a pond, summerhouses and garden furniture. The cottage also offers off road parking for two cars. Dunstaffnage Cottage is ideal for families and friends that want to explore or take part in the many activities within this part of Scotland.

Area
Grantown-on-Spey sits in the centre of the stunning Scottish Highlands. The town offers amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants and is an ideal location for the many activities the area offers. The area has something for everyone from fishing on the pretty River Spey, cycling, tennis and golf to Castle and Whisky attractions. Also the hills and woodlands are a haven for walkers and bird watchers. The breathtaking Cairngorms National Park with its mountains, rivers and moorlands is essential for walks and to unwind and relax. In season, skiing takes place at the nearby Cairngorms and Lecht Ski Centres. The town of Aviemore is 12 miles away and the city of Inverness is 35 miles away and both offer many shops and restaurants. Grantown-on-Spey is a perfect base to experience the many attractions and activities in the area.

Region
From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Amenities
Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, wide screen TV, DVD, stereo CD/player, broadband internet access, small selection of books/games/DVDs. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Lockable storage for sporting equipment, wet clothing etc. Enclosed, shared garden with pond and summerhouses with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 10 mins walk.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Reviews

Mrs Purdy
February 2016
This is an excellent cottage in a lovely location with a range of outdoor activities available locally. The town of Grantown-on-Spey is charming and the local people are very friendly. The best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a good number over the years.
Mrs Gordon
May 2016
A comfortable cottage which is well heated, within easy walking distance of town centre and lovely walks on the doorstep.
Mrs French
January 2016
My family and I had a magical Christmas in this cottage. We received a very warm and friendly welcome from the owner when we arrived. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and cosy. The kids had plenty of space and we did not feel closed in. Everything you need is in this cottage. It was no different to being home. It was very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms are very spacious and plenty of storage space. The linen was all fresh and clean which was really good. The kitchen is very well equipped. There was plenty of outside space for the kids to play, a separate play area for children was really welcoming and would be ideal for a summer vacation. It is within easy walking distance of the local amenities and is an ideal location if you wish to travel around Aviemore and Inverness. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday break. I will definitely come back to stay in this cottage and would recommend this to my family and friends.
Mrs Carson
April 2015
Great location and lovely gardens with red squirrels. We liked being close enough to walk into the town but also on the edge of the woods. There was lots to do in the area without travelling too far. Very comfortable accommodation and friendly owners.
Ms Rooney
March 2015
The owner was very welcoming and helpful. A beautiful cottage to stay in.
Mr Forbes
May 2015
It was great quality and cosy, loved it. All home comforts were provided and there were nice touches on arrival, thank you.
Mr Darbyshire
May 2014
The cottage, the owners, the garden and the location were perfect. We really couldn't fault it and would certainly stay here again when we visit the area in the future. Speyside is an amazing area and this is the ideal place from which to explore it.
Rev Ward
February 2015
This cottage is delightful. Very clean, warm and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in a Highland holiday. The location is a great base for travelling around the Cairngorms National Park.
Mrs Clive
October 2014
A beautiful conversion, tastefully decorated. Perfect location and a warm welcome.
Mrs Charles
November 2014
The cottage was in a lovely location, part of a very impressive large detached house. The cottage itself was excellent, everything required provided, excellent cleanliness and lots of personal touches. You could see the owners care about their property. The owner was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Cullen
July 2014
Cottage was very cosy and well situated to see Speyside and close to amenities in the town. Bedrooms beautifully decorated and loads of closet space if you needed it. My elderly mother was happy in a ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Loads to do in the local area or within an hour's drive to the coast.
Mrs Bycroft
August 2014
The garden was lovely, great for families. Everything was wonderful.
Mr Fancourt
September 2014
Comfortable and very well equipped accommodation with good access to the town for shopping, take-aways and meals out. We spent 3 days paddling on the River Spey from Grantown to Spey Bay and enjoyed some great days out in the Cairngorms, up to the north coast and the Black Isle as well. The Glenlivet distillery visit and the trip on the Strathspey Railway were obvious highlights !
Mr Jess
May 2014
Probably the best holiday cottage and garden we have come across.
Mr King
January 2015
A 5 Star plus property! Beautifully presented and in fabulous surroundings! The bedding was totally luxurious and there was ample space and bathrooms for everyone! Would 100% recommend this property and hope to one day return! The surrounding area has lots of great days out and plenty to see. It really is a great holiday destination.
Henstridge
January 2014
The cottage was really fantastic! We had a great time and everything was well prepared and presented. Beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of the village, within easy walking distance to bars/restaurants and shops in the centre. The owners have a beautiful garden and direct access to the forest behind so it really is a wonderful setting. We will certainly be recommending this property to friends in the future.
Mr Kilp
October 2013
The cottage was exceptional, beyond our expectations. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We were sorry to leave Dunstaffnage behind. We would would go back in future.
Mrs Akudi
September 2013
We loved everything about this house. We loved the garden, and the location of the property was brilliant, close to shops whilst at the same time being in a beautiful unspoilt area of the world. The owners are wonderful, without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend to family and friends, and cannot wait to go again.
Whitehill
October 2013
Brilliant property, owners very welcoming.
Mr Dempster
August 2013
The lovely garden and being able to watch red squirrels eating from the nut feeder. The general decor was 5 star and the property's proximity to Grantown on Spey was great. The owners were lovely to chat to but didn't intrude. All in all, a great location, and high standard of accommodation.
Mrs Burton
September 2012
The cottage was truly beautiful. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had some good conversations in the wonderful gardens. The garden had a fence with a gate that led straight into the forest where we saw a deer. The garden was full of birds and lots of lovely red squirrels.
Mrs Williams
September 2013
The presentation of Dunstaffnage Cottage was excellent. It was a joy to return to the property after a day's hiking in the Aberdeenshire hills. The cottage was close to the shops in Grantown-on-Spey which was very convenient. The owners were very pleasant and not intrusive.
Mrs Knight
August 2012
We can't fault this cottage, even down to the small details like milk in the fridge on arrival. The area was superb, with woodland walks right on our doorstep. We loved the surrounding area.
Mrs Witham
September 2013
The cottage was impeccable, and in good taste. It had everything one could possibly want, including a warm welcome. It has been tastefully refurbished and furnished. It felt very much like home. We all loved it, and thought the stay should have been longer. It exceeded expectations. Great place to stay in.
Mr Griffin
November 2012
Very friendly, welcoming owner and the overall comfort and warmth of property.
Dr Gordon
July 2012
Excellent property - can't fault it. Hosts very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Anderson
August 2012
Fantastic property, home from home. Lovely location with lots to do and see.
Mrs Kean
August 2012
Scotland is amazing - wonderful scenery, very nice friendly locals and a much slower pace of life than we are used to! A lovely cottage, we couldn't fault it - very clean, well equipped, a beautiful garden and great people.
Mr Gong
August 2010
Perfect cottage to live in, nice landlord to stay with.
Mrs Ferguson
September 2011
A beautiful part of the world made even better by the fantastic cottage, gardens and wildlife on the doorstep.
Ms Munro
July 2011
The owners were most friendly and helpful,the grounds were wonderful with a variety of birds and squirrels in the garden. It was certainly the best equipped place we have stayed and we would thoroughly recommend it.
Mrs Carr
October 2011
We had a truly relaxing holiday. The cottage was perfect and fully equipped to the highest standard; the personal little touches were much appreciated. An ideal location, excellent for exploring this beautiful area of Scotland with so much to see and do. Would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful holiday cottage.
Mrs Sapsed
July 2010
Cottage and garden were delightful and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends. Personal touches such as milk, juice and wine in fridge were much appreciated. We will book this cottage again.
Mr Percival
August 2010
The location was excellent for exploring the region. The cottage was excellently presented, and with the shared use of the owners' garden, had great facilities.
Mr Whitecross
August 2010
Fantastic property with superb woodlands at the back of the cottage. So much to do around the region.
Mrs Grant
October 2011
Lovely cottage, lovely setting, beautifully equipped and comfortable with lots of personal touches. A real home from home and a pleasure to come back to at the end of the day. Loved it
Mr Gerbec
July 2012
Excellent property. Well located, wonderful amenities. We'd come back in a heart-beat.
Mrs Omand
October 2011
Excellent holiday cottage. Everything was of top class quality and the area was very peaceful.The cottage was exactly as shown in the photos and description. 5 star plus
3FMB
July 2016
A very well appointed cottage in lovely location on the edge of Grantown - a 10 minute stroll from the town centre. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and cosy just as you'd want and is a great base for exploring the local countryside. If you're tall-ish take care upstairs - some low sloping ceilings there! A word of warning if you're bringing bikes on a roof top bike carrier - I think its remiss that this isn't mentioned or not highlighted on the cottage description but as you enter to the property area there's a leafy arch - which is supported by a solid metal frame and substantial tree branches. This arch was low enough to catch our bikes and consequently damaged to car roof and carrier, even at very low speed...
Sharon T
April 2014
Cottage looked fabulous in pictures but was even better in reality. It sits in beautiful grounds with a childrens' play area and backs onto woods which are accessed via a gate in the grounds. The 3 bedrooms are well presented and all have their own bathrooms. We loved the open plan kitchen diner and living room which meant we could all be together but in our own space. It is also very well heated which was lovely to come back to after days out. The kitchen has everything you could want with a big fridge freezer outside in a shed for beer and wine!! Well placed for trips out and Wi-Fi for stays in. Our welcome bottles in the fridge were a very nice touch - would highly recommend
patricia25Adelaide
September 2013
This cottage is the soothing calming stay for when you are travelling a lot. We have come from Australia and have driven over quite a lot of the UK and Ireland. This is the perfect place to come home to after a day of sightseeing. The website does not do it justice. From the warm Scots greeting from the owners to the level of thoughtfulness and well equipped rooms. There is a great sense of generosity and style in all the rooms. From lovely toiletries to the welcome bottle of wine chilling in the fridge to the biggest softest towels on our road trip. And the surroundings are just serene and lovely. Great location for any number of activities including the whisky distilleries. Thank you to both owners for such a warm and welcome environment.
GraemeT87
February 2015
Located practically in a wood and within comfortable travel of both Inverness and Aviemore this is an ideal family accommodation. Grantown-on-Spey itself is a nice little town with several unique little craft shops 5 minutes walk away. Just one little warning, the upstairs bedrooms suffer from a little restricted head room due to slanted roof and the floorboards are a little creaky. However this certainly doesn't detract from overall experience. Highly recommended
DumfriesTraveller
August 2013
We rented the cottage for family members to celebrate a 60th birthday. The cottage is a 5 star venue, with a well stocked kitchen, comfortable sitting area and 3 lovely bedrooms. There are lovely gardens to sit in and an amazing play area for children. A highlight of our holiday was watching red squirrels feeding from tree boxes. The owners live in a large house on site but while being helpful and stopping for a chat, they were not intrusive. When you arrive drive to the end of the road and turn into the large black and gold gates, proceed passed the large house and you will see the cottage. Large, well stocked Co-op 5 minute drive away. Sylhet Brasserie Indian on the High Street was good for a carryout. The Riverside Restaurant was nice for a meal but book up as it is small and busy.
Guest
December 2011
This converted stables has been beautifully fitted out and was very warm and comfortable. Easy walking distance to the heart of Grantown on Spey and easy parking in front of the cottage. Every room has an en suite and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped and the living room had 2 comfy sofas. Would love to stay again.
Dan
September 2012
"Wonderful" is just one of the ways we can describe the week we stayed at Dunstaffnage Cottage. Excellent accomodations - roomy - clean - comfortable. Kitchen was generally well appointed - excellent appliances and more than enough dishes and flatware. The local Co-op grocery store was an easy 10 minute walk, so we never wanted for anything. Location was excellent - Granton-on-Spey proved to be an excellent base of operations from which we could go visit the region's castles, distilleries and other attractions. Sandy proved to be a wonderful host, quickly responded to all of our needs and provided good insight into the local pubs and restaurants. We would come back to the Cottage in a heart beat. Thanks Sandy.
Guest
January 2013
right from meeting the owner we knew this was going to be a good choice of holiday cottage. nice touch of a welcome pack. house was great and cosy and had everything you could need. we will go back.
Guest
February 2011
We had a fantastic Christmas holiday. The cottage was beautiful and the owners so friendly and hospitable. The location was great and our sons enjoyed snowboarding as much as they wanted. We would recommend the cottage to family and friends and would certainly come back again. Thank you to the owners for making our stay so special The Triggs family from Stafford
Guest
October 2011
There quite literally is only one word to describe our holiday and that is Fantastic. A beautiful part of the world with endless opportunities for nature spotting and spending long days outdoors. The write up in Sykes brochure really does not do the cottage justice it is great with all the little extra's you would expect to find in hotel accommodation. The gardens and wood are very accessible and we played croque most nights (after googling the rules). The owners were very pleasant and really made us welcome. All told we had a fantastic holiday (we always do) but the cottage exceeded our expectations and made our stay in grantown even better. 5*** experience. Thanks Sykes we know if it's in your brochure it will be good.
Guest
September 2011
A wonderful cottage superbly decorated in a great loaction on Speyside, and with very welcoming owners.
Guest
November 2010
Red Squirrels, Deer, rainbow trout, and all the local fauna that the highlands throws at you! Not to mention the mountain cafe in aviemore along with the Glenlivet distillery! Brilliant week! Just needed the sunshine! It is Scotland after all! Hey Ho!!!
Guest
November 2010
The landlords are very nice people. I will come again in next summer holiday.
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