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Scandinavian Lodge Close to Numerous Attractions

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 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.


Owner
Howard Perkins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 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!

Amenities

Aberlour Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with shower over bath. Downstairs bathroom with electric shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Scandinavian Lodge Close to Numerous Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Salmon Arm
5

Best Little Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely thrilled with this little gem. It had way more than we were expecting besides the 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Kitchen was well stocked with a variety of different cooking implements and many pots and pans. Space for everyone to hang out or hide away and read a book. A huge selection of movies from many different genres, music CD's, books and games. This was definitely a home away from home. Centrally located for all the adventures we had planned. Thanks for having all the brochures from the area as well as a top ten list from past people that had stayed it was nice to check over some places that we had not even read about. Howard and Sarah were very responsive and helpful when we were booking and sent us information for arrival with grocery store availability and location. Very helpful when coming from another country. The place was clean and ready to move in when we arrived and a nice note from the landlords greeting us, on the table. There was a full booklet on almost any question we could think of on operating items in the house, ie. TV, light switches, washing machine.

We would come again in a heartbeat and stay here. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. I'm pleased to say that we had a fantastic time when we visited Canada a few years back and everyone was very hospitable. You would be more than welcome to return!
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5

A very enjoyable stay at Cragganmore Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Cragganmore Lodge. It was clean and tidy, very comfortable and well equipped. It's in a lovely part of Scotland, near the beautiful Spey river and within easy access to many attractions. We definitely hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the lodge, We were looking for a more chilled out break away this time as we had our newborn son with us and we were within an hours drive from main attractions when we did feel like going on the odd day out. Days staying at the lodge were filled with plenty of walks by the river which were easily accessible with a pram providing you stay on the track, river really close by aswell to take our boy out in his carrier also and it wasn't too far for our 5 year old daughters little legs. Howard was very accommodating and got back to us straight away with any queries we had, and provided us with plenty of information on the lodge. Slight mix up with the cleaning when we arrived but these things happen! This was no problem at all as Howard came up with plenty of solutions to the problem and our stay was in no way affected by this in a negative way. Will definetly be coming again in the future :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your understanding about the cleaning and I'm glad it didn't affect your enjoyment of your holiday. As you say sometimes things go wrong - but this was the first time it has happened and I shall try very hard to make sure it is the last!
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5

Lovely clean lodge in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location by the river, lovely clean lodge style holiday home. Very clean and tidy, would recommend staying here- the owner has it well stocked out with games and local information for outdoor things. Dont expect any mobile signal or 4G though- although we viewed that as a bonus!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. When we first got the Lodge phone coverage really was awful, but usually now, most networks are ok for voice and texts - but definitely NOT data. BT have been promising to install broadband since May 2015 - but after a year we seem no closer......
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5

Wonderful and warm cottage, amazing nature

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Cragganmore Lodge with my children and our friends from abroad last autumn. I was very impressed by the cottage and the surrounding area. In fact, I think the online photos don't quite do justice to this wonderful, warm cottage that is fabulously equipped and very comfortable. Howard, the owner, was a dream to communicate with, he responded quickly to all my email inquiries and concerns and provided lots of useful information readily. The cottage was very clean with a modern, beautiful kitchen and cozy bedrooms, and we loved it as soon as we stepped foot in it. We met generosity even after our stay when the little accidental damage our friend's 3-year-old caused (mended according to our best efforts) was overlooked and we received our deposit back in full.

We had an amazing trip, even the weather cooperated by giving us a week of sunshine! Except for a rest day (the only day it rained a bit) when we took a shorter walk along the Spey River, we went on day trips every day to Cairngorm National Park, Landmark Adventure Park and the Moray Coast. It was always a treat to get back to the cottage, our temporary home, after a day full of fun and discovery. I loved staying at Cragganmore and I only have good impressions and memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time - good weather always helps! And full marks for your repair to the ornament, if you didn't know it was there you wouldn't notice it. Maybe we should offer a prize to any future guests who can find it - on second thoughts - maybe not!!
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5

Lovely lodge, spacious & has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the overall look and feel of this lodge, it's decorated nicely and has everything you could possibly need for a perfect getaway!

Me and my partner actually chose this lodge for a quiet weekend away for just us and our dog even though it is very spacious and equipped for a large family. We loved the space and it was very clean and tidy.

It was quite cold outside when we went but the lodge is warm and cosy so it was great coming back to the lodge after walking the dog at night. Aberlour is not far from the lodge so great for any necessities, we were craving a takeaway and found a lovely chinese no more than 15 minutes from the lodge. Loved the location and the scenery too.

When booking the owners were lovely and very helpful with directions etc. Also very approachable if you need to know anything about the lodge. Welcome book was also very useful.

Overall had an amazing stay at this lodge and if there's anything we would change it would be to stay for longer! Definitely recommend it and will stay again in future.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Coast/Beach:

The Moray coast is about a 1 hour drive away.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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!

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Rates & Availability

Aberlour Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
First Quarter 17
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$87
$425
 
 
Easter 17
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$119
$594
 
 
Spring 17
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$531
 
 
Summer 17
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
$650
 
 
Autumn 17
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$531
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $125

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is required to confirm a booking which is then held as a security deposit against breakages etc, that is returned immediately after the holiday if there are no problems. In the event of cancellation, the £100 deposit is only refunded if the Lodge is re-let for those dates. Full payment is required 7 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday with arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am. We can be flexible if there are no other bookings either side.

Notes on prices:
Prices include electricity and linen.
Short breaks can be booked in advance during off-peak times (i.e. weeks priced at £340). At other times, short breaks can only be arranged within 4 weeks of the arrival date.

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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