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Speyside Cottage - Ideal for distilleries, fishing, walking and cycling holidays

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

A "home from home" holiday destination with something for all of the family

Situated on the outskirts of Knockando in the heart of Speyside, Grouse Cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people. The house was built around 1865 and was originally Knockando Police Station, what is now the bathroom was once the cell!.

There are stunning views across open countryside to Ben Rinnes.

Knockando is in an area of Scotland renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with rolling farmland and heather clad hills rising up from the River Spey.

Speyside is the home of malt whisky and this area forms part of the Whisky Trail with many distilleries on the doorstep. Knockando is home to the Knockando, Tamdhu and Cardhu distilleries and it is only a short drive to other distilleries in the area including Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet.

The River Spey is renowned for it's fishing while the Speyside way is a popular route for ramblers and there are unlimited options for hiking in the surrounding hills. Mountain bike trails are located nearby within the Cairngorm National Park whilst further afield, the ski town of Aviemore and the beaches of the Moray coast offer excellent opportunities for a day out.

There are plenty of opportunities in the area for a round of golf on the nearby Championship standard Ballindalloch Golf Course. Other courses in the area include Rothes (9 hole course with fantastic views), Elgin (18 hole course) and Dufftown (18 hole course, 2 of its holes (7th and 10th) are featured in “Britain’s 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes” by Geoff Harvey & Vanessa Strowger).

More Details

Christina Johnston
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superschones Ferienhaus
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aberlour in Moray

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are upstairs under the eaves of the house. Bedroom 3 is downstairs next to the bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski


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Speyside Cottage - Ideal for distilleries, fishing, walking and cycling holidays
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place,house very clean, cosy and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay in our cottage. You seem to have made yourselves at home and that is what we hope will be the case when people book the cottage. Hopefully, you will return one day!
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cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our week. Cosy, well equipped cottage. Very warm and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable cottage for 2 adults. It would be a bit tight in the lounge for 4 or more adults, but there would be plenty of room for children. It was well equipped with everything that we needed for a 1 week stay, with the washer/dryer especially appreciated (we were here in the middle of a 5 week holiday). The location was very convenient, in the middle of the Whisky Trail. Dufftown was approximately 20 minutes away. Several other attractions are within easy driving distance (castles, woolen mill, etc.) There are several very good restaurants in the area, but reservations are recommended. We would definitely stay here again if we were to return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice, clean plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

we had a lovely week at your cottage , its one of the nicest ones we have stayed in , plenty of space , the three bedrooms were spacious, the kitchen had everything we needed, the utility room at the back was good as we took three dogs with us and we kept them in there at night, we will definately be coming back

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic..fantastic ..fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage. Beautiful setting with a great views looking over the valley to Benrinnes. There is everything you need in the cottage. All the rooms are well laid out with new furniture but it still has a cosy cottage feel.

We had great communication from the owner who was very helpful

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bon séjour dans un sympathique et typique cottage

  • 5 of 5

Très bon séjour, cottage nickel et très bien aménagé/décoré.

Propriétaire sympa même si je l'ai pas rencontrée.

N'oubliez pas les pneus neiges en hiver !

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Aberlour, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 5 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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