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Cosy Holiday Lodge In The Scottish Highlands

Ballindalloch, Moray, UK
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Holiday Lodge in Glenlivet, Nr. Dufftown, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location With Stunning Views And Easy Access To The Cairngorms

With stunning views over the Cromdale Hills in the Cairngorms National Park, this cosy holiday lodge offers a wonderful get away and ideal base from which to explore the fantastic scenery of this special part of Scotland. Enjoy splendid walks from the doorstep, fishing on the river Spey and Avon, skiing at the Lecht or Cairngorm, cycling, and easy access to the famous Malt Whiskey Trail.

Accommodation on one level with living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: one double, one twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Sloping ceilings throughout. Garden with picnic bench and additional chairs. Parking for two cars. Short breaks (3 nights minimum) available.


Hans and Sara Grabowski

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Hans and Sara Grabowski

We are a family of four, with two boys, Milo the labradoodle, and Max the cat.

Hans and Sara Grabowski purchased this Cabin in 2011

Why Hans and Sara Grabowski chose Ballindalloch

When we first saw the lodge we fell in love with its Scandinavian feel, the peaceful location and the stunning views. Watch the deer at dusk and listen to the owl in the woods at night! The Cairngorm National Park is minutes away, the Lecht ski area suits families with children and is only 30 minutes drive away, or go to Aviemore for a more challenging days skiing. Never seen the northern lights? There is a good chance you will see them here. Ben Rinnes at the back makes for a great little hike with amazing views and it manageable even if you are not very fit or have small children.

What makes this Cabin unique

This is the ideal base to get away from it all, but there is plenty to do on sunny days and rainy ones. The lodge is fully equipped and very comfortable, and has games, DVDs and a Playstation 2 to keep everyone amused, if the sun isn't shining. Enjoy the walks from the doorstep, or on Glenlivet Estate, visit a castle or a distillery, and Inverness and Aberdeen are not too far away, if it gets too quiet, or you need some shopping therapy!


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms). Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds bedside table, wardrobe.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural


            • Away From It All


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linen provided. Unfortunately if guests help themselves to additional linen from the linen cupboard during their stay, we will have to pass the additional laundry/travel costs on to them
                    • Living Room
                      Living room with large south facing patio door with far reaching views, two-seater and three-seater sofa and table satellite TV, DVD-player, Playstation, electric fireplace
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels will be left out for you. Unfortunately if guests help themselves to more from the linen cupboard during their stay, we will have to pass the extra laundry/travel costs on to them.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                      combined washing machine/dryer


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob/extractor hood, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, sink, dishwasher, combined washing machine/dryer.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              4 chairs plus 2 more in bedrooms. Booster seat for small children in lodge.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A varied selection
                                • DVD Player
                                  A good selection of DVDs are available at the lodge
                                • Games
                                  A good selection of family games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo with iPod dock
                                • Television
                                  Satellite TV
                                • Video Games
                                  Playstation 2 with a good selection of games


                                    • Golf
                                      Dufftown Golf Club is an 18 hole course set amongst the most breathtaking scenery in Speyside, the heart of the malt whisky country. Two of the holes (7th & 10th) feature in "Britain's 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes" by Geoff Harvey and Vanessa Strowger. All holes have different playing tactics due to the undulation of the course. From the first tee the course appears to climb for the first two holes, but once you are on the second green any inclines after that are not too noticeable. Your thoughts are taken up with the challenge the course sets and the superb scenery. Overall the experience is of rolling fairways lined with heather and heath. The 7th hole is one of the shortest holes in Scotland at 67 yards off the visitors tee across a deep gully and has been described as a testing picturesque little hole. The 9th tee is one of the highest in the UK at 1,294 feet above sea level, while the stunning
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      small patio
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      The Lecht Activity Centre is situated in the heart of Scotland’s largest National Park at the top of the road between Tomintoul and Strathdon, of the highest main roads in the UK. Ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders but especially good for beginners and intermediates. A total 12 different lifts, including a 3 person chairlift and a magic carpet travelator which get novices going on day one. All equipment and clothing can be hired on site, equipment can be booked on line, the ski school can develop your skills from basic to racers and all in a safe environment close to the beautiful purpose built day lodge, which houses cafe, bar, ticket office, shop, ski hire, toilets all under one roof. Summer Activities include 2 downhill mountain trails for Mountain Bikes with a skills park as well as Deval carts, (buggies to come down the hill with just a brake) and both activities use the 3 man chairlift for access.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • forests
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • skiing


                                                        • Cosy, wood panelled A-frame lodge, fully double glazed and fully equipped, set in a peaceful woodland location on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, between Dufftown and Tomintoul, on the famous Malt Whisky Trail with many of the distilleries including 'The Glenlivet' nearby. Whether you like visiting castles or distilleries, fishing, walking, cycling, skiing, or whether you just want to get away from it all - this lodge has something for everyone. The towns of Keith, Huntly, Elgin Inverness and Aberdeen are all within easy reach. Outside: Veranda, picnic table/bench, barbeque. Parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Lodge cleaned on changeover days. Additional cleaning by arrangement.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          25 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          very clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

                                                          Jim F.

                                                          It was a beautiful place to stay, so relaxing. We were really happy with the overall experience.

                                                          Beautiful views! So quiet! Perfect accomodation!

                                                          Graham D.

                                                          Accomodation was perfect! Everything you need! Loved the peace and quiet! Brilliant!

                                                          Surprisingly roomy. Very comfortable. Wonderful views.

                                                          Simon P.

                                                          Idyllic spot like something off a postcard. Charming lodge with a well equipped kitchen comfy beds and reliably hot showers. We would happily go back.

                                                          Beautiful cabin, beautiful setting . So peaceful

                                                          John S.

                                                          We had a wonderful 3 night stay, this cabin is a little slice of heaven , really well equipped and location made it all the better .

                                                          We had great communication with the owners throughout and would highly recommend this cabin . We will be returning again .

                                                          Loved it!!!!!

                                                          Kirsten K.

                                                          Spent three days in the lodge and it was definitely not long enough! Really loved the location, tranquil, total peace and quiet, just what we were looking for. The lodge is amazing and the owners have thought of absolutely everything you might need during your stay. It's really cosy and we were surprised by how large it is inside. Did not want to leave! Will definitely be back as it is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area. Thank you so much it was a pleasure to be able to stay in such a lovely place.

                                                          Really relaxing

                                                          Lucy D.

                                                          My fiancé and I along with our 4 dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge. We were fortunate enough to have brilliant weather almost everyday so we took full advantage of the nearby walks and woodland trails. We will definitely be returning in the future.


                                                          Ballindalloch, Moray, UK

                                                          Coast/Beach: The breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt Banffshire Coast with its dramatic coastal scenery, pastel-coloured cottages, abundant wildlife and sandy beaches is approximately 50 minutes drive away. Travel: Aberdeen Airport 1 hour 20 minutes, Inverness Airport 1 hour 30 minutes. Due to the remote location of the lodge, you will need a car. Distances: Dufftown 8 miles, Tomintoul 12 miles, Grantown-On-Spey 23 miles, Elgin 27 miles, Aviemore 36 miles, Braemar 42 miles, Inverness 56 miles, Aberdeen 60 miles, Edinburgh 161 miles Further Details: The Croft Inn pub/restaurant 2 miles away. Huge variety of walks from the doorstep, on the Glenlivet Estate and in the Cairngorms.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          25% non-refundable deposit on booking, full payment 30 days before arrival. We also require a £100 deposit to cover breakages or damage to the property, which we will normally refund within 14 days of departure. All linen, towels, electricity etc. included. Changeover day Saturday, other days negotiable subject to demand and time of year. Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) possible outside high season. The nightly rate is 1/6 of the weekly rate. Up to two pets welcome, but we charge an additional £25, for the additional cleaning at the end of your stay.

                                                          25 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.6/5
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