Grantown on Spey, Speyside
Grantown on Spey, about 13 miles off the A9 and about 20 miles south of Inverness, is a very popular traditional wee town in the heart of the Highlands, offering the best of both worlds - local facilities and glorious countryside round about.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The same can be said of Viewfield Cottage, a most beautifully presented detached, traditional cottage, tucked away in a secluded lane, yet within a few minutes' walk of shops, restaurants and pubs.
It has parking for one car and a charming enclosed and quite private garden to the front (with furniture), just right for relaxing in after a day's walking, cycling or sightseeing.
Inside, it has been furnished with great skill and flair to make the cosiest and most comfortable of Highland homes. The cheerful living room has a multi-fuel stove to augment the oil central heating, the kitchen is modern and well equipped and there are three excellent bedrooms (an en suite double and two twins) and a further family bathroom with separate shower. Perfect then, for a family holiday, a group of friends or simply a couple wishing to escape on their own.
As you can gather from its name, the town is on the Spey, one of the great Scottish salmon rivers and one of the great whisky rivers as well. Speyside malts are famous worldwide and you are well placed here for the Whisky Trail, which boasts a dizzying array of distilleries, all offering tours and samplings.
Those looking for activities will find they are close to Aviemore and the Cairngorms, offering superb climbing and walking in summer, skiing in winter and with a funicular going up the Cairngorm itself, you have no excuse for not getting to the top one way or another. You can enjoy all manner of watersports in a heavenly setting at nearby Loch Morlich, with clay pigeon shooting, cycle tracks and off-roading also available on the Rothiemurchus Estate. The Landmark Park near Carrbridge also offers lots of family activities and fun. There are also excellent golf courses at Grantown, Boat of Garten and Nethybridge.
Steam buffs will enjoy the Strathspey Highland Steam Railway which runs between Aviemore and Broomhill, with an extension to Grantown currently under construction.
The area is a veritable paradise for lovers of wildlife, being a stronghold of the red squirrel, increasingly rare birds such as eagles, black and red grouse, the ptarmigan, the capercaillie and even the elusive wildcat. Boat of Garten has the distinction of being the first place in Scotland to which osprey returned to breed in the 1950s after dying out here 100 years ago and they have returned ever since. No stay in the area would be complete without a visit to Inverness, or the glorious beaches of the sunny Moray Coast.
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/Dining room with multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with Neff hob and oven, washing machine, microwave, freezer etc
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash hand basin
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
Not suitable for infants or children under 3 years
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)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£595.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£525.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£525.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||POA|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||POA|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
'Had a great week in this lovely cottage- such a friendly town. Salmon fishing on the Spey- none caught by us but we had a great time trying!'
'Lovely well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Weather could have been better but we enjoyed our stay regardless.'
'What a lovely resting place for all our highland adventures. '
'We have had a great week; the cottage is spacious, comfortable and welcoming. We hire bikes out at Glenmore Forest Park, have been on a variety of walks and had a lovely meal at the Seafield Lodge.'
'Thank you, the cottage was a perfect base. It was so homely that it was hard to get the kids out. Lots to do around here. We all loved the family rafting.'
'Our first visit to the Highlands has been truly memorable week. Lovely cottage to come back to everyday. Lovely walks from the house- Deer and Red Squirrels spotted. Such a treat!'