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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).

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Aberlour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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
  • skiing


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Speyside Cottage - Ideal for distilleries, fishing, walking and cycling holidays
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place,house very clean, cosy and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liebevoll renoviertes Cottage mit viel Flair

  • 5 of 5

Das alte Cottage wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail renoviert, ohne dabei den Flair der alten Polizeistation kaputt zu machen. Die Möbel und die Austattung sind neuwertig und es ist alles vorhanden, was man im Urlaub braucht. Die Übergabe ist denkbar einfach: man bekommt von der Besitzerin mit der Buchungsbestätigung einen vierstelligen Code, mit dem man dann den an der Hintertüre angebrachten "Keysafe" öffnen kann. Das lästige Warten auf den Besitzer, der Termindruck, wenn man einen festen Ankunftszeitpunkt ausgemacht hat oder auch das nervige "Hinterhertelefonieren" fällt dadurch alles weg und man kann ganz entspannt in den Urlaub starten. Im Mietpreis ist alles enthalten (Heizung, Strom, Endreinigung), so dass am Ende keine kostspieligen Überraschungen die Urlaubsfreude trüben. Um das Haus herum ist ein wunderschöner, sehr gepflegter Garten, der auch durchaus zum Draußensitzen einlädt........

Die Lage ist ideal für alle, die dem Whiskytrail folgen wollen...........

Nur einen Steinwurf entfernt findet sich bereits die Cardhu Destillerie und auch all die anderen namhaften Speyside Destillerien ( Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Strathisla, Belvenie, Glen Grant & Sons, Maccallan.........) liegen nur ein paar Minuten Fahrzeit entfernt!!!!!!!

Aber auch das Meer ist in erreichbarer Entfernung, nach Inverness ist's nur eine Stunde Fahrzeit und sogar der berühmte Loch Ness ist nicht allzu weit entfernt (Tagestour möglich).

Alles in allem ein sehr angenehmer erholsamer Aufenthalt ohne unliebsame Überraschungen.

Sehr zu empfehlen für alle Whiskyliebhaber, aber auch für Angler (River Spey) oder Naturfreunde, die einfach nur wandern und viiiiiiiieeeel Aussicht genießen wollen...........

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Christina Johnston
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superschones Ferienhaus
May 2016
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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