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Outstanding accommodation with unique views to the river Spey.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House in Carron near Aberlour, Grampian,Scotland - A Good Sized Outdoor Patio. With Stunning View Down To The Rive

Bramble Lodge is an outstanding holiday retreat. The architect designed property has been equipped and furnished to a high standard with the comfort and convenience of guests the main priority. With its 4 large bedrooms, two doubles and two twins, it can sleep up to 8 people. The bedrooms are upstairs and all have bathrooms, 3 are en-suite and the 4th has an adjacent bathroom. The bedroom layout is designed to give maximum privacy with the master bedroom located in a separate wing. Three of the rooms also benefit from stunning views down to the river, while the 4th looks out to open countryside through a quirky round window. The house is situated just off the "Speyside Way" which offers a spectacular walk on the route of the former railway line and following the river. Access can also be gained down to the riverbank from the property.

Bill Cattanach
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Bill Cattanach

Bramble Lodge is family owned and operated by Bill and Jane Cattanach who take a personal interest to ensure the property is presented to a very high standard for each party of guests. The house is located on their family farm and benefits from long private walks along the riverbank down through grassy fields This is their second self catering property, the first having been established 12 years ago. Over the years a regular repeat client base has been established which is testament to the quality of service provided.

Bill Cattanach purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Bill Cattanach chose Aberlour

Bramble lodge was newly constructed on a prime site overlooking the river Spey on our family farm. Individually designed by a local architect it has a wow factor both from the outside and especially when you get inside. Cattle in the fields adjacent to the property gives your holiday a real country feel,yet it is by no means isolated but the large enclosed site offers privacy for a relaxing break.

What makes this cottage unique

Being recently constructed Bramble Lodge has all the modern facilities and touches you would expect from a property of this calibre including wi-fi and a large westwards facing patio area which captures the evening sun while looking down to the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the pleasure to be one of the first guests to stay at the new Bramble Lodge on Speyside. We never stopped smiling from time we arrived until we departed for home. Bramble Lodge was way beyond our greatest expectations. Bramble is a state of the art, battery recharge, home away from home. With every amenity one could think of, large screen tellies, a relaxing patio, complimentary wifi, large spacious rooms with lots of windows to enjoy the wonderful views of the River Spey below, to a kitchen any chef would be jealous to own. By the design, room layout and décor you will know this home was well thought out, built and cared for with a passion for detail. Comfortable living at it’s finest. We cannot wait to return.

Frank and Jackie Scott.
Jan 2014
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Aberlour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • bathroom1 - toilet , tub , Bathroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 2
    bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bathroom 3
    bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , BATHROOM 4
    Toilet - toilet , toilet
  • 3 en-suites. 1 family bathroom. Downstairs toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 bedrooms, Two furnished as doubles and two as twins. They are all spacious with generous wardrobe and cupboard space with stunning views from all rooms which are on the first floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome. Stair gates, travel cot and high chair all available on request. No pets allowed. No smoking. Semi open plan from the kitchen is the dining room which has a large farmhouse style table which can easily seat 8 or even 10 people. This room faces down to the river and has french doors opening out onto a patio area. There is Wi-Fi and internet access so while Bramble Lodge offers a tranquil break you need never feel cut off from the rest of the world. Enjoy a relaxing break at Bramble Lodge. Set on the banks of the river Spey in the midst of the whisky trail in the Highlands of Scotland, this property offers a wow factor both in terms of accommodation and its location. Bramble Lodge has been specifically designed and constructed to meet the needs of self-catering visitors. With its 4 bathrooms it offers modern living for the larger or multifamily parties and this theme is continued throughout the property with a number of separate internal sitting areas. Outside: A good sized outdoor patio with garden furniture. Double integral garage Utility Room: Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier with another sink and range of cupboards and units. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our prices are inclusive of heating/electric, bedlinen and towels. Other: The separate sun lounge provides a further discreet seating area and again faces west and towards the river, it is a wonderful place to sit and read and enjoy the evening sunshine.


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Outstanding accommodation with unique views to the river Spey.
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We are just back after a lovely week at Bramble Lodge. Our party was 4 adults and 4 kids and the house had big rooms with plenty space for the kids to play. They loved hide and seek !

The house is immaculate and has everything you need. All rooms are very comfortable and cosy. The fire is a great asset to the house. Lovely views, especially when we could see the deer in the fields next to us. Lovely walks which the kids enjoyed. It was snowing when we were there so kids went sledging on the hill opposite the house.

We enjoyed a wee day out in Elgin which is around 15miles away.

Best day out was sledging at the lecht (free) both kids and adults had a ball, well worth a visit in the winter months. Around 25miles.

The nearest town is Aberlour which is 4 miles away.

The owner was there to meet us and show us around the house. Leaving us a lovely gift also which was a very lovely gesture.

Would love to return to this lovely house in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 4 of 5

Super house, super location, well equipped. Would definitely visit again

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Brilliant house, very spacious, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, great location, so quiet, down by the river, great fishing, lovely week. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house and nice owners.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 1 week in Bramble Lodge. The house is fantastic, really spacious and brand new, with lovely views over the Speyside. It's equipped with everything you may need. Even our kid had a lot of toys to play with. It's not a house for renting, it's a house for living that is rented.

Jane and William were really helpful and available for anything we would need during our stay. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Inverness and Aberdeen (equidistant )
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Bramble Lodge is located in the midst of whisky country and the whisky trail with numerous famous distilleries to visit.

There are also many historic castles open to the public and a host of other visitor attractions nearby including the Cairngorm National Park.


Bramble Lodge is located half way between the mountains of the Cairngorms and the sandy beaches of the Moray coast all of which are less than an hours drive away.


Bramble Lodge is located approximately one hours drive from either Aberdeen or Inverness airports and 30 minutes from the nearest railway station at Elgin.


Bramble Lodge is located approximately half a mile from the hamlet of Carron and four miles from the village of Aberlour which has a good range of shops and a swimming pool.

Further Details:

Recharge your batteries with a relaxing and unforgettable holiday at Bramble Lodge Self Catering. Speyside and the Moray Coast offer a vast range of environments from mountains to sandy beaches and numerous pursuits with something sure to interest everyone.

While no fishing is included with the house there are opportunities to fish for salmon nearby. Your accommodation is also located in the midst of "Whisky Country" with a range of distilleries open for viewing -there are a couple close by within walking distance via the Speyside Way.

For those with an interest in history there is the "Castle Trail" with a number of impressive venues to visit. There are also numerous golf courses within easy reach including some very challenging Links courses on the coast.

For those who prefer a Winter break we are only a short drive away from both the Lecht ski centre and the Cairngorms providing excellent winter sport for enthusiasts of all levels and ages.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book the property either e-mail or call the owners.

Changeover Day:
Bramble Lodge is rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis during the Summer months with flexibility during other parts of the year.

Notes on prices:
Special offers - Short breaks and special rates will be available at certain times of the year. For further information please contact the owners direct. The weekly rate of £1000 is inclusive of heating and electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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