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Overview of Speyside Cottage - Ideal for Distilleries, Fishing, Walking and Cycling Holidays

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
In-room dining

Speyside Cottage - Ideal for Distilleries, Fishing, Walking and Cycling Holidays

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCardhu Distillery7 min walk
    Popular LocationKnockando Woolmill16 min walk
    Popular LocationBallindalloch Castle19 min drive
    AirportInverness (INV)67 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Speyside Cottage - Ideal for Distilleries, Fishing, Walking and Cycling Holidays

Cottage with kitchen, walk to Cardhu Distillery
IMPORTANT: Check in / check out is only available on Saturdays. Bookings are available for any multiple of 7 days. Situated on the outskirts of Knockando in the heart of Speyside, Grouse Cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people. The house was built around 1865 and was originally Knockando Police Station, what is now the bathroom was once the cell!. There are stunning views across open countryside to Ben Rinnes. Knockando is in an area of Scotland renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with rolling farmland and heather clad hills rising up from the River Spey. Speyside is the home of malt whisky and this area forms part of the Whisky Trail with many distilleries on the doorstep. Knockando is home to the Knockando, Tamdhu and Cardhu distilleries and it is only a short drive to other distilleries in the area including Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. The River Spey is renowned for it's fishing while the Speyside way is a popular route for ramblers and there are unlimited options for hiking in the surrounding hills. Mountain bike trails are located nearby within the Cairngorm National Park whilst further afield, the ski town of Aviemore and the beaches of the Moray coast offer excellent opportunities for a day out. There are plenty of opportunities in the area for a round of golf on the nearby Championship standard Ballindalloch Golf Course. Other courses in the area include Rothes (9 hole course with fantastic views), Elgin (18 hole course) and Dufftown (18 hole course, 2 of its holes (7th and 10th) are featured in “Britain’s 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes” by Geoff Harvey & Vanessa Strowger).
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Christina Johnston
Speaks English

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Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 6



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Speyside Ideal Distilleries Fishing Walking Cycling Holidays
Speyside Ideal Distilleries Fishing Walking Cycling Holidays

About this area


Located in Aberlour, this cottage is in a rural area and in the mountains. Knockando Woolmill and Ballindalloch Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cairngorms National Park and Sandy Hole. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the sledging.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cardhu Distillery - 7 min walk
  • Knockando Woolmill - 16 min walk
  • Aberlour Distillery - 13 min drive
  • The Linn Falls - 13 min drive
  • Ballindalloch Castle - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Keith and Dufftown Railway - 15 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 67 min drive


  • Highlander Inn - 10 min drive
  • The Copper Dog - 10 min drive
  • Aberlour Takeaway - 12 min drive
  • Aberlour Takaway - 12 min drive
  • The Gatherin - 12 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Autumn Wonderland
Fab property. Really well appointed and beautifully presented. Quirky layout with a great history. Crabapple jelly left by the owner was beautiful with some Stilton cheese picked up from the deli in Aberlour. Great base to explore everything from the coast at Lossiemouth to Aviemore, Cairngorm and beyond. Loved distillery spotting, even if I am tee total! Highly recommend the cottage, would definitely stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Grouse Cottage
Absolutely lovely cottage. The rural setting is lovely and quiet. It was very clean and very well appointed for 4 adults and 2 17 year olds. Very comfortable and an ideal location for discovering the Cairngorms, Speyside and the Moray Firth. We’ll definitely be back.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage in a lovely location
The cottage was in a lovely location looking out over fields, distilleries and ben rinnes. It had everything we needed to feel like home from home. The owner of the property kept us up to date with everything, whilst going through this tough time. We would recommed staying here and will be booking for a stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Great location, spotlessly clean
Had lovely stay at this property. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Much bigger than it looks from the photos. Nice and quiet, perfect getaway.

5/5 Excellent

One week stay at end September 2019
The cottage was well located with everything provided - really everything making it a home from home. All of us really enjoyed our week's stay (2 adults and our dog) and will not hesitate to stay again should we be in the area. Recommend a visit to Knockando wool mill and Cardhu distillary. Oh and the weather was brill...

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