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2 Bedroom Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The Cromdale Hills

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Rural Location On Small Holding, 15 Minutes Walk To River Spey, Ideal Base For All Outdoor Pursuits

Milton Cottage is a superb fully refurbished cottage set within our family grounds. Sleeps four comfortably between one double room and one twin room, a well equipped kitchen to meet all your culinary needs and a bright family bathroom with bath/shower over. The living room, where you can relax and admire the stunning views of The Cromdale Hills from the large window, has a feature open fire and dining area. All rooms are freshly decorated to a high standard which enhances the charm and comfort of the cottage. A welcome pack consisting of bread, milk, butter, fresh orange juice, our free range eggs, locally sourced bacon and shortbread biscuits are included when booking for 7 nights. Electricity and heating are included in your rental, but we do politely request that you are considerate with your usage and do not leave on unnecessary lights, heaters or the water heater, also included is a 50 kg bag of coal. Milton is located in the small village of Cromdale where we have our small holding with friendly Sheep, Highland Cow and Free Range Chickens. Our well equipped Cottage is a great base to explore Northern Scotland including local attractions such as Strathspey Steam Railway, Landmark Adventure Park, The Heather Centre, Highland Wildlife Park, Tree Zone, Cairngorm Brewery and the Ospreys at RSPB Loch Garten to name but a few. Grantown-On-Spey is three miles from Cromdale which has all local amenities, bars, hotels and restaurants. Grantown also has a lovely 18 hole golf course through beautiful woodland. The holiday resort of Aviemore is just 15 miles away and the Cairngorm Mountain Range is 25 miles which is home to Scotland's only Funicular Railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people to reach the top station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500 ft. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore is located over 2 complementary areas, exhibiting different aspects of the life of a Highlander over the past 300 years. You can wander through houses, crofts and even amongst animals. To all visitors this is an experience that will enrich your life.

Then there is the famous Malt Whisky Trail Of Speyside, you'll find more than half of Scotlands Malt Whisky Distilleries, each with its own warm welcome and an invitation to see, smell, taste and absorb the magic of Whisky.

Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival 27th April - 1st May 2017.

The Speyside Way~ Starting at Buckie on the Moray coastline, The Speyside Way follows the course of the mighty River Spey up to Aviemore in the Cairngorms. As it reaches Cromdale the Way passes the door of Milton Cottage where you can pick up the trail if only to walk to Grantown-On-Spey through breathtaking scenery and woodland.

Milton Cottage sits within the battle ground of the Historic Battle Of Cromdale 1690 which was the final battle fought on the British Mainland in support of the first Jacobite Rising. The Battle Of Cromdale has been immortalised by the Pipe tune "The Haughs Of Cromdale"

There are fantastic walks on your doorstep while staying at Milton Cottage. The minor Haugh Road that passes Milton's drive gives you easy access to The Cromdale Hills where you can walk through Lethendry Farm to view the remains of Lethendry Castle and continue on up to The Viewpoint. Speyside stretches out before you here towards Grantown-On-Spey. Carry on up the Cromdale hills where you will find the Pipers Stone, this is where a Jacobite Piper stood during The Battle of Cromdale, playing tunes to urge his men on until he finally expired. Then to the summit where you will reach the Cairn that can be seen from the panoramic views at Milton Cottage.

More Details

Property Manager
Nicola Ross
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Nicola Ross


Nicola Ross purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Nicola Ross chose Aviemore and the Cairngorms


What makes this cottage unique



Grantown-on-Spey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower over and bi-fold glass shower screen, wc, sink with mirror cabinet, light with shaver socket and large modern heated towel rail for all family towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, wardrobe, set of drawers, full length mirror and 2 bedside lamps. Bedroom 2 with double bed, dressing table, combined wardrobe and drawers, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, hair dryer and space for cot if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Outside: Cottage is located within secure grounds of the family home, approximately 0.8 acres. Ample parking for cars at front door of cottage. There is a 14ft trampoline with enclosure, a double swing set, a nursery swing with harness seat for younger children and a slide for all to enjoy, a large picnic bench and barbecue are supplied along with four sun loungers to relax on in the summer months. Safe storage is available for bicycles and other outdoor equipment you may bring with you. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels and Tea towels are included. A full change of fresh linen will be available in the linen cupboard. Cottage will be fully cleaned for your arrival, a mid week clean can be arranged if required at extra cost. Other: Vestibule as you enter the Cottage for boots and jackets.


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2 Bedroom Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The Cromdale Hills
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

well equipped, spacious,clean ,comfortable and lovely welcome pack

  • 5 of 5

peaceful with lovely views

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milton Cottage Cromdale 9 - 16 September

  • 5 of 5

We loved the complete peace and quiet here, yet near to Grantown on Spey for all amenities. The cottage is very clean and well cared for and is beautifully equipped and comfortable; the owner has thought of everything her guests might need. There was a very generous welcome pack waiting for us too, including Prosecco, home produced hen eggs and local bacon.

Despite the cold wet spell we were always cosy and warm inside and enjoyed being able to have a real coal fire. Although joined on to the owners' house we had complete privacy.

If only the weather had been a bit drier we could have made more use of the outdoor space but the whole area is full of wonderful walks, drives and places of interest. We will always have very fond memories of our week at Milton Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place, comfortable, spic-n-span clean, cozy, charming completely equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly owners right next door. Beautiful cottage in a lovely, quiet country setting. We found so many places to visit making it centrally located to many things we enjoyed. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic 8-night stay !

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage in Cromdale was everything we hoped for and wanted for our family of 4. We used it as a base to visit north (Orkney islands), west (Isle of Skye) and east (Aberdeen and the Whiskey trail). It is a 45-minute drive to Inverness (the only downside).

The cottage itself was lovely to come home to each evening.

Be sure to visit the Walker Shortbread factory store for "rejects"☺

We were provided with basics upon arrival and our boys absolutely loved playing with Tam (the dog).

Be prepared to drive into Grantown-On-Spey (just 4 miles) for groceries and pubs/restaurants. We recommend the Craig Bar for a "pie and a pint".

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Cottage and your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the Cottage and everything was to your satisfaction including Tam keeping your boys occupied with his ball. Best Wishes Nicola and Andy
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Loved this cottage. Beautiful location and easy access to hiking the highlands and the whisky trail.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay at this cottage. Felt at home and the welcome package provided to us was perfect. Grocery stores and eating places a short drive down the road. Found a wonderful bakery in Grantown-on Spey with fresh sandwiches and wonderful pies. Lovely country setting, comfortable bed and sitting room, lots of warmth from the heaters in every room. We roamed far and wide with ease from this location. It was nice to be in a country setting, waking to rooster crowing in the mornings reminded me of my childhood visits to my grandparents. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little Place

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little base from which to discover the Speyside Whiskey Trail, Cairngorm Mountains and lots of other great places to see

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Inverness Airport, 43 miles.

Inverness train station, 38 miles

Aviemore train station, 18 miles


Grantown-On-Spey, 3 miles

Aviemore,18 miles

Elgin, 33 miles

Nairn, 28 miles

Rosemarkie, 50 miles

Loch Morlich, 22 miles

Tomintoul, 16 miles

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, 14 miles

TreeZone Ariel Adventure Course, 19 miles

Highland Wildlife Park, Kingcraig, 26 miles

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, 32 miles

Ballindalloch Castle and Estate, 11 miles

House Of Bruar, 63 miles

Craggan Outdoor Activity Centre, 3.7 miles

Carrbridge Pony Trekking, 14 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.78

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am

Notes on prices:
We are happy to consider short breaks outwith school holidays. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights, full welcome pack is not included unless staying 3 nights or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.