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Scandinavian Lodge Close to Numerous Attractions

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Scandinavian Lodge at Cragganmore, Grampian, Scotland - Highland Tranquility Next to the River Spey in the Heart of Malt Whisky Country

Sleeps 8. Cragganmore Lodge has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area that copes with 8 people in comfort. Ideal as a base for walking, fishing, touring or simply relaxing in a very peaceful location on the banks of the River Spey along the road that leads to Cragganmore Distillery. There are many walks right from the Lodge (The Speyside Way passes within 100m) and within an hours drive there are numerous attractions such as the Cairngorm National Park, the Highland Capital Inverness, miles of the Morayshire Coast, and Whisky Distilleries too numerous to mention. There is a petrol station, shop and restaurant all within 2 miles.

Howard Perkins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Howard Perkins

We have lived in Central Scotland since 1984 and have spent many years climbing mountains all over Scotland. We first started staying in holiday cottages when our daughter was born and wanted a place of our own ever since.

Howard Perkins purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Howard Perkins chose Moray

The North East was an area that we hadn't visited much. It's only about 3 hours drive from the Central Belt of Scotland and so is easy to get to for weekends, but still far enough for it to be a world away. It is so easy to relax at Cragganmore - it is so peaceful and yet there is still plenty to do and explore. As many of our guests have said - a home away from home!



The Moray coast is about a 1 hour drive away.


Nearest airports are Inverness (1 hour drive) and Aberdeen (1 hour 30 minute drive). Use of a car is absolutely essential as this property is 9 miles from the nearest town.


Aberlour 9 miles. Grantown on Spey 14 miles. Elgin 25 miles. Aviemore 27 miles. Inverness 48 miles.

Further Details:

Speyside is renowned for its Whisky, but there are many other attractions. Most outdoor activities are catered for to suit all levels of ability and fitness. There are castles and museums and activities to suit all ages. There is a folder in the Lodge with our favourite top 10 attractions!


Ballindalloch Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with shower over bath. Downstairs bathroom with electric shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and two singles (ideal family room). Large double bedroom. Large twin room (downstairs).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved pets are accepted by prior arrangement and on the basis that they stay in the living area only so that the bedrooms are suitable for any guests with pet allergies. (Dogs are not permitted on the furniture). Please note: Cragganmore Lodge, and the neighbouring properties are supplied with spring water from a borehole which is filtered both at the common pump-house and then again within the lodge. Outside: There is sufficient parking for 3 cars and a lawn area around a barbecue with an 8 seater picnic bench. The property is not fenced off and although the road is quiet, the outside area is not suitable for small children or dogs to be left unsupervised. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are provided. If booking 2 weeks, a weekly change of linen can be arranged.


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Scandinavian Lodge Close to Numerous Attractions
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great lodge everything you need. Great place

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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great short holidays, convenient base to visit Highlands, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in the lodge (Two families (4 adults and 5 kids)). We have found this property very comfortable for all our purposes. The lodge is spacious and well equipped. This place is situated in beautiful surroundings and close to main highlands attractions. Booking rules are flexible so we didn't book whole week or come on particularly day. Thanks to Howard for all help and advices.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Spacious chalet in beautiful location in the Highlands

  • 4 of 5

Great property in a great location

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A great lodge in beautiful surroundings. Everything was exactly as described and we had a really relaxing week. The lodge was beautifully clean and with a variety of board games, books, dvd's and even a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, it felt very homely and not like a 'sterile' rental property. Thoroughly recommended to anyone who wants a relaxing break or great centre for the many activities available locally.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Pleasant and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Superb and peaceful location. very neat and tidy. Lodge was clean and comfortable and very compact but spacious enough for our needs. Only issue found was that the windows were in need of a good clean. The patio doors had greasy streaks and hand prints all over which was a pity since it was so visible when the sun shone. Lovely place though. Had lovely time with my sons.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 3 of 5

Lovely place and cottage, however, it had not been cleaned from the previous occupant. I had to knock on surrounding buildings to establish if they owned the cottage and one kind man rang the lady who is responsible for cleaning and she came out straight away. I advised her to just change the upstairs bedding, towels and clean the bathroom only as I did not want to endure a full cleaning session after a ten hour drive. Not ideal. She came back the next day to do the full clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Philip, We are so sorry that this happened (and we didn't know about it until now). We want people to arrive at a clean, welcoming Lodge, that is ready for them, and not to have to chase round to get things sorted. Certainly not after a 10 hour journey. I'm embarrassed to say that this did happen once before, although on that occasion, the guests did contact us directly and we were able to get things sorted very quickly. We will review arrangements with our cleaner to see how we can stop this ever happening again. Apologies once more. Regards Howard
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $134.99

Booking Notes:
Arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am. We can be flexible if there are no other bookings either side.
Prices include electricity and linen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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