Near Grantown-on-Spey, MorayshireGuest Rating
Knockanbuie Cottage is a true Highland gem! It is a picture-book, traditional, stone cottage, standing alone in its own acre of garden (with furniture and BBQ).
|Sleeps: 6/7||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
It is set amid trees and above a quiet country road, yet within a couple of minutes drive of the A95 Grantown on Spey (10 miles) to Elgin road. It looks out across the valley of the legendary whisky and salmon river, the Spey, and is therefore well placed for outdoor pursuits and for exploring this wonderful Highland area.
Within its thick stone walls, Knockanbuie is not only extremely snug, comfortable and well-appointed, but will surely be one of the most characterful holiday homes you could wish for. There is a spacious farmhouse style breakfasting kitchen, an elegant beamed dining room with open fire which would not disgrace many a Highland shooting lodge, the cosiest of sitting rooms with a wood-burning stove and a bathroom and shower/utility room.
The upstairs layout is great fun. One very steep companion way/staircase leads from the sitting room up to an open twin bedded room, which older children in particular will love.
A further conventional stairway lead up from the kitchen to a double bedroom with a king size bed, a further double bedroom and a WC. The accommodation here is most versatile as well as comfortable.
The Speyside Way runs close by the cottage, so walkers are well catered for. Whisky enthusiasts will scarcely know where to turn, with so many top-class distilleries on the doorstep offering tours and tastings.
There are plenty of golf courses here and you can be on the sandy beaches of the sunny Moray coast in under an hour, where you can also visit the many quaint fishing villages, the site of the Battle of Culloden, or Inverness itself (47 miles). Take a cruise on Loch Ness while you are there.
To the south, lie Aviemore (25 miles with quad bikes, ice rink and lots of fun things for all the family), Rothiemurchus (with pony trekking, mountain biking, etc) and Loch Morlich (with excellent sailing) should not be missed. You can take the mountain railway up the Cairngorm and steam enthusiasts will enjoy the Strathspey Steam Railway which runs between Grantown and Aviemore. Broomhill Station, on that line, was used in the filming of the television series 'Monarch of the Glen'.
There is, of course, skiing both on the Cairngorm and at the Lecht ski resort (28 miles). There are hotels, a petrol station and PO at Ballindalloch (5 miles), while the nearest centre for main shopping is Grantown on Spey (10 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.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, ipod dock, CD player and steep stairs to twin bedroom
Dining room with open fire
Kitchen/diner with Rayburn, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer etc.
Room with shower and washing machine (tumble drier in garage)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom with king-size bed
WC with wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED (duvets and pillows are feather and down). Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fires (starter pack and 1 basket of logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (3 large, 3 medium, 3 small).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do.
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 (£25)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 7|
|29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£475.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£725.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£725.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018||£475.00|
|11 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018||£550.00|
|25 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018||£475.00|
|04 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018||£550.00|
|01 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018||£650.00|
|15 Apr 2018 - 05 May 2018||£550.00|
|06 May 2018 - 26 May 2018||£650.00|
|27 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018||£725.00|
|03 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018||£650.00|
|01 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018||£725.00|
|02 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018||£650.00|
|23 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018||£550.00|
|07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018||£650.00|
|28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£475.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£725.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£725.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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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Had an Olde Worlde feel about it. Bathroom and shower in a weird location but hey who cares. Great value for money
Remote location, excellent facilities, superbly presented
outstanding and just wish they where renting this out over the new year period
Very well equiped and comfortable