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Cosy Holiday Lodge In The Scottish Highlands

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Hans and Sara Grabowski
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 Moray

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay here...

and we will definitely be back! Beautiful views, lots to do, lovely walks with dog, so much to occupy kids - perfect. The lodge is an ideal base and so well equipped, never wanted for anything, love that there are games, DVDs, music all there for indoor days or just for chilling out after busy days at Landmark, Carrbridge for example. Could easily spend another week here.

The Thompsons, East Lothian, July 2013

A great little lodge...

ideal for two deer stalkers like ourselves! We had four days stalking up here on a neighbouring estate in sometimes atrocious weather. The lodge was so warm and homely to come back to. Cannot wait til the next time.

Couple from Somerset, December 2012

Great, chilled week...

and lovely weather to top it off (except a bit of rain on Friday morning). Best places to go: Loch Ness, sand dunes @ Lossiemouth East Beach were lovely. The circular walk at Packhorse Bridge is beautiful - although a bit longer than 2 miles. Walked to the top of Ben Rinnes - fab experience!! Morinsh woodlands were nice to walk through. Managed to finally see a red squirrel @ Ballindalloch Castle - hoorah!! Lodge is very comfortable and well equipped - thank you!! Couple with dogs from Nottingham, August 2012
Mar 2015
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Ballindalloch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cosy Holiday Lodge In The Scottish Highlands
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

Wet but great accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Our lodge was as described and was well maintained and very clean. Good communications and customer service all the way through the stay and booking. Despite the rain almost all week we found plenty to do and places to visit. We would recommend The Croft Inn for both service, prices and food. they also serve 1/2 size portions if requested. Lodge dog friendly and plenty of dog friendly walks. Wi-Fi would have been a help as no O2 mobile network ( this could be a big plus for some) Would recommend this lodge without reservation. Only reason for 4 Stars was lack of Wi-Fi.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect base for visiting a beautiful part of Scotland.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our visit.The first week was exceptional, with wa carried out rm sunny days, it could not have been better. Although we had less than perfect weather in the second week, it did not stop us enjoying what we regard as the most beautiful place in the UK. It was good that the Lodge provided everything we needed, and in a quiet location. The tv ariel needed attention, which was done by the Ariel man first thing in the morning after a phone call the previous evening, (very impressive), and a lovely man to boot. On the whole it was a superb holiday, which we would love to repeat, but unfortunately seems unlikely given Tricia's deteriorating condition, but we can only hope and pray.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for a great a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holidays in our lodge. Glenlivet is a beautiful part of Scotland, and especially so when the weather is good. In its raised location it is exposed to the weather, and the aerial can sometimes move slightly due to high winds. The changing weather often provides dramatic and memorable views over the hills from the living room, and we are lucky to have a friendly installer nearby, who is happy to respond quickly. We wish you and Trisha all the very best, and hope that you will be able to return soon.
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Entspannung pur - es geht auch ohne Internet

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus war sauber und sehr gut eingerichtet, wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Am Anfang hatten wir ein wenig Probleme, da wir ohne Internet von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten waren... wir haben aber uns schnell damit arrangiert und zum wirklichen entspannen, war es toll.

Wir hatten leider wirklich Pech mit dem Wetter, es hat die ganze Zeit geregnet und es war auch kalt, aber dafür kann niemand was dafür.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre prima Bewertung. Wir freuen uns, daß Sie sich gut erholt haben. Es gibt zwar im Haus selbst leider kein Internet, aber man bekomt ja bei Ausflügen auch schon in der näheren Umgebung wieder Empfang, und kam so auf Stand bleiben. Das Wetter wechselt normalerweise sehr rasch, und man hat selten durchgängig schlechtes Wetter. Deswegen versuchen wir das Haus mit allem was man braucht auszustatten, so daß man im schlimmsten Fall einfach gemütlich faulenzen kann.
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Lovely accommodation in stunning environment

  • 5 of 5

We spend a fantastic and relaxing week in this lovely Lodge. The Lodge was clean, very well equipped and provided everything what is necessary for a great holiday. It's remote location allows leave the daily routine and hectics from the city life behind and enjoy the calmness of the nature.

The Glenlivet area has very nice hiking trails and Dufftown as well as Tomintoul offer a few neat cafés and dining places.

Due to the remote location of the Lodge and the distance to the two nearer towns, a car will be good to have.

We absolutely recommend a stay in this lodge!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for a great a review. We are always really pleased if our guests enjoy their holidays in our lodge. Glenlivet is a beautiful part of Scotland and we are happy to be able to provide a comfortable home away from home at a reasonable price.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Highlands home base

  • 4 of 5

The lodge was just as the pictures showed. It was very comfortable, clean and had everything to just move right in. The owners were very accommodating as we rented on short notice. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We try hard to make our lodge a home away from home, offering comfortable accommodation at an affordable price in beautiful surroundings. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

We booked the lodge for a long weekend during the Easter Holidays. The lodge is situated in a beautiful location with great views. Unfortunately it was a bit too cold for us to take advantage of the outdoor space but it would be lovely in summer, sitting outside on the verandah with a chilled glass of wine soaking up the great surroundings! The lodge was well equipped with everything we needed and more and was very comfortable and homely. The kids enjoyed playing some of the board games that were there and also the play station. Sara, the owner was very helpful when booking, and gave us some great ideas for things to do in and around the area. We would definitely consider staying in the lodge again as we all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ballindalloch Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 3 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 4 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 6 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 7 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 9 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $31
Refundable damage deposit $125

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.

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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Croft Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Croft Inn
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Lecht Ski Area
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Car: necessary


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.


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.


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.


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