Overview of Magical Highland Cottage, Speyside, Scotland. On The Malt Whisky Trail!

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
Fridge, oven, hob, dishwasher
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKnockando Woolmill9 min drive
    Popular LocationCardhu Distillery9 min drive
    Popular LocationBallindalloch Castle12 min drive
    AirportInverness (INV)75 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
2 double beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
1 sofa 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.

Magical Highland Cottage, Speyside, Scotland. On The Malt Whisky Trail!

Family-friendly cottage with fitness centre and outdoor tennis court
"Go out of your way to stay here". Glenarder is sublimely located on The Malt Whisky Trail, close to River Spey. Exceptionally stylish yet comfortable, set in 2 private surrounded by stunning scenery. Ideal for: small groups, special events, Speyside Whisky Festival, distillery tours, walking, fishing, golf, beaches, castles. Memorable! Glenarder is a beautiful highland cottage set amidst stunning Speyside scenery, pictures cannot fully do justice. Get away from the busy world ... reconnect and feel renewed, enjoy the unobstructed views all around the cottage and breath in the fresh Scottish air. Set in the beautiful Ballindalloch Estate, with totally unobstructed views all around you will be surrounded by heather covered hills, glens and Scotland's riches rural country side. Complete privacy and a landscape to take your breath away. Romantic, secluded and fabulous for families or small groups. Just as fitting for single travellers looking for some quite rejuvenation. THE COTTAGE. First and foremost Glenarder is a holiday home, a calming retreat, a place of rejuvenation and celebration the order of the day is comfort, warmth, minimum fuss and most importantly authentic to the Scottish Highland living experience. We are proud to say Glenarder Cottage offers you luxury accommodation and furnishings while giving you a relaxed style and warmth to the home environment - often not found in holiday rentals. We have designed it with groups in mind, providing two sitting areas which allows for everyone to have their own space (and TV if wanted). We aim to provide the basics to get you going such as coffee, milk, tea etc as well as a great basic pantry to use. The interior design is authentic to the Highlands and respectful of the cottage's character. It has been lovingly renovated and designed by ourselves, we come from a luxury fashion industry background and this is reflected in the selection of exceptional furnishings and finishes to make your stay special. Much thought has been put into anticipating your needs, providing warmth and comfort but also keeping it practical for holidays and Highland life. We have selected pieces from our travels around the world as well as as many local products as possible such as lovely Johnston's of Elgin Chair and a highland door curtain using local tweed made only 2km from Glenarder. The cottage was renovated in 2015 and features a large farmhouse kitchen, fantastic for entertaining, dinners round the table, or quite nights by the fire after a day outdoors. The kitchen and utility room has been designed by DeVol Kitchens, renowned for their -beautifully simple- handcrafted kitchens, an ode to Modern Farmhouse design. Bedrooms feature new beds which are luxuriously made up in exceptional linens and bedding to ensure great sleeps. The lounge features a wood burning fireplace, a large comfy Harris Tweed Couch and lovely views to the front of the property. Outside we have set up a lovely patio area complete with a outdoors fire pit, a bbq, picnic table and seating. We even provide the BBQ coals to get you started. The neighbourhood. On the Malt Whisky Trail in beautiful Speyside, often referred to as 'Gods Country'. World renowned for fly fishing on the iconic River Spey, Scottish country estates and the most castles in any area in Scotland. Home to the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, the Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival and the Speyside Way. Speyside is famous for it's world class golf courses, fishing,field sports and working estates such as Glenlivet and Rothiemurchus. Glenarder provides the perfect home base for distillery tours. The closest distilleries to us are Cardu, Duillaine and Tamdu (2km), Macallans (5km), Aberlour (10km), Glenfiddich (10 km), Glenfarclas (7km) and Glenlivet (14), Cragganmore (14 km), and many, many more. (see our guidebook map). We are located only 2 km from the majestic Spey and situated within the Ballindalloch Estate. The area is enjoyed enjoyed for its beauty and peace of life. Speyside and its surrounds is an outdoors persons paradise with endless walking trails, canoeing and castle trails. The most notabl walking trails include the Speyside Way, Glenlivet Estate, Ben Rinnes etc. There is even the Speyside Kilt Walk to and highland games to be enjoyed by all. Our location sits on the edge of the Cairngorm's National Park in the Scottish Highlands. This means we are within an hours drive to Avimore, Rothiemurchus Estate where ski-ing, snowboarding, reindeer center, and outdoor activities to suit all abound. Ballandalloch Castle with its lovely gardens, river walk and tea room is one of our closest neighbors as is the Knockando Woollen Mill. Close to The towns of Aberlour and Craigellachie, both of which offer great facilities for families. Specialty grocery stores, swimming pool, churches, tennis, lawn bowling, pubs, parks, and quality restaurants. Granton-on-Spey is also close as well as Elgin and Keith. Quality selection of local restaurant's, whisky lounges and entertainment Great for kids. Beaches, castles, parks, ice-cream shops etc 40 minutes to the beautiful the Moray Firth coastline, voted one of the best in Europe, The Scottish Dolphin Center, endless beaches, and historic fishing villages. Activities galore, beach sports, golf ,fishing, skiing, snowboarding, distillery tours, sailing, golf, hunting, biking, walking paths, kayaking, canoeing, etc Local artisans and globally renowned visitor centers: The National Trust Knockando Woollen Mill and tea room, Johnston's of Elgin Cashmere, Walkers Shortbread and many more. Easy access to Inverness, Avimore, Balmoral, Lochness, Perthshire or the West Coast and the Highlands. Our promise to do our best to make your stay as wonderful and memorable as possible.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Pool


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Children's games
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee grinder
  • Paper towels


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Water sports equipment
  • Snow sports gear
  • Kayaking on site
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Boating on site
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 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 not 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
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Magical Highland Speyside Scotland. Malt Whisky Trail
Magical Highland Cottage Speyside Scotland. Malt Whisky Trail
Magical Highland Cottage Speyside Scotland. Malt Whisky Trail
Magical Highland Cottage Speyside Scotland. Malt Whisky Trail
Magical Highland Speyside Scotland. Malt Whisky Trail

About this area


Located in Ballindalloch, this cottage is in a rural area and by the ocean. Knockando Woolmill and Ballindalloch Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cairngorms National Park and The Linn Falls. Take in the nearby slopes with skiing, or try out other outdoor activities such as sledging.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Knockando Woolmill - 9 min drive
  • Cardhu Distillery - 9 min drive
  • Ballindalloch Castle - 12 min drive
  • Cragganmore Distillery - 13 min drive
  • The Linn Falls - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Keith and Dufftown Railway - 23 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV) - 75 min drive


  • Benrinnes distillery - 16 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Scottish country experience!
So cosy, charming, true to area....

5/5 Excellent

This house and location is very charming. We definately intend to return to Glenarder. We created special memories and it felt like home.

5/5 Excellent

Would gladly return.
Centrally located, private and peaceful. Beautifully decorated and comfortable. Breathtaking surroundings.

5/5 Excellent

Characterful cottage in the Highlands!
A lovely place to stay if visiting the area. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, beautiful views, & peace! For those that never leave the tarmac, give this place a go, & get away from the crazy world.

5/5 Excellent

This is a beautiful house in an isolated but fabulous area. The house is warm and cosy.

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