Drumin Farm Cottage
Glenlivet, Cairngorms National ParkGuest Rating
Drumin Farm Cottage is a charming countryside getaway set on its own in a delightful picket-fenced garden near the famous Glenlivet Distillery in the Cairngorms National Park.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This traditional cottage has been thoroughly modernised and refurbished to a very high standard throughout with a spacious extension housing a wonderful open plan living area.
The chic open plan living area is the real heart of the house and is very light and bright due to its large picture windows and huge sliding doors out to the garden. A stylish dining area leads through to the double height sitting room/kitchen where the wood-burning stove is perfect to curl up and relax in front of. Everything is easily to hand in the well-equipped kitchen that has a central island for extra worktop space and even a little wine fridge. It is supplemented by a neat utility room with laundry facilities.
The main family bathroom is downstairs with the choice of a bath or shower over. The attractive master bedroom with its king-size bed and en suite shower room is also on this level while upstairs is a further double bedroom, a twin bedroom with views out over the surrounding fields and a handy WC.
The porch/drying room is a useful storage area for coats and boots and outside the extensive, enclosed garden is mainly laid to grass with a picnic table for al fresco dining, a decked seating area and mature trees that provide privacy.
A pretty 10 minute walk leads along to the interesting ruins of historical Drumin Castle, a fortified tower house that dates all the way back to the 14th century. It is fascinating to picture how it once would have looked and there are some lovely picnic spots within the walled garden.
The area is known as one of the best places in the UK for stargazing and part of the Glenlivet Estate has even been given Dark Sky Discovery Park status due to the lack of light pollution creating perfect star gazing conditions. The stunning Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can also been seen from the park and are really quite a sight to behold if you are lucky enough. The best times of year to spot them are March/April and September/October at about an hour and a half after sunset.
The River Avon and the River Livet both run close to the cottage and are great for salmon and trout fishing, with permits available locally. Mountain bikers will enjoy trying the two well-maintained Glenlivet bike trails - a blue route suitable for most ages and abilities and a red route for more experienced riders with gorgeous views of the Cairngorms to enjoy along the way.
The Glenlivet Distillery (1.5 miles), birthplace of the famous single malt whisky, is in walking distance and offers tours and tasting experiences as well as a shop so that you can take a ‘wee dram’ home.
There is a small shop/PO and a golf course in Ballindalloch (4.5 miles) and a supermarket for stocking up at Aberlour (12 miles), where there is also another excellent whisky distillery.
Snowsports enthusiasts will want to head straight to The Lecht (17 miles) for skiing and snowboarding or mountain biking in the summer months. If you prefer watersports, try canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding or windsurfing on Loch Morlich (33 miles).
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine fridge, etc
Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer and microwave
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom (converts to Super King-size double on request)
WC with wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£75)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£495.00||£550.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£595.00||£650.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£795.00||£795.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£595.00||£650.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£795.00||£795.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£595.00||£650.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£495.00||£550.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£595.00||£650.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£465.00||£495.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||POA||POA|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||POA||POA|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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'Beautiful well appointed cottage with tasteful decor. Good attention to detail. Had a great week.'
'Fabulous cottage, lovely welcome pack and enjoyed cosy woodburner in the evenings. Thank you!'
'Had a lovely time - this cottage has everything we would wish for. Thanks for creating such a wonderful place.'