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Overview of Speyside Cottage. Stunning Views and Tranquility. On the Iconic Whisky Trail

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
Fridge, oven, hob, dishwasher
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys

Speyside Cottage. Stunning Views and Tranquility. On the Iconic Whisky Trail

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKnockando Woolmill7 min drive
    Popular LocationCardhu Distillery8 min drive
    Popular LocationBallindalloch Castle10 min drive
    AirportInverness (INV)66 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 double beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

Speyside Cottage. Stunning Views and Tranquility. On the Iconic Whisky Trail

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and patio
On The Whisky Trail. Views over moorland, glen & mountain, perfect retreat! Landscape to take your breath away! Glenarder is a beautiful Highland stone cottage set in 2 acres of stunning scenery. On The Whisky Trail. Views over moorland, glen & mountain, perfect retreat! On the iconic Malt Whisky Trail and 2km from The River Spey. Pictures cannot fully do justice! Perfect for romantic get-aways, families, festivals, distilleries, walking, fishing, golf, beaches, castles, shopping & outdoor activities. Peaceful seclusion yet close to distilleries and resturants. Central base for touring with easy access to Inverness and Aberdeen airports. All guests are provided a welcome package of fresh local farm eggs, bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee and shortbread. THE COTTAGE. The interior has been recently fully renovated and designed by the owners who are in the fashion industry, the vibe is 'Modern Country' with attention to detail, comfort and function. First and foremost Glenarder is a holiday home, a calming retreat, a place of rejuvenation and celebration ....therefore, the order of the day is comfort, warmth, minimum fuss and most importantly authentic to the Scottish Highland living experience. 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. The cottage was renovated in 2015 -2017. 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 living spaces has been designed with groups in mind, providing two sitting areas which allows for everyone to have their own space (and TV if wanted). Central to the cottage is the 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. The bathroom combines farmhouse modernity with soothing tones and textures. The bathroom features claw foot soaker tub and shower with beautiful artisan tiles and marble sink. Enjoy the selections of Made in Scotland selected by the owners for your enjoyment, fluffy towels and an a outstanding private view over the property and to the hills in the back. It's our 'mini Highland spa'. Bedrooms feature a Super King bed, hand made and luxurious as well as new double beds. All the beds 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. Lots of cushions, blankets and books to curl up with. 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 patio area enjoyes beautiful sunsets while the front of the house enjoys morning sun, perfect place for your morning coffee while you take in the views of Ben Rinnes and enjoy the wildlife of birds, roe deer and a few sheep grazing in the next feild. Please see photo descriptions for further information about specifics and layout. ****Please review bedding and bedroom layout to make sure it works for you***
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to 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.

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

Property manager

Yvonne Mandel
Speaks English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Toys
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


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

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Bike rentals on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rafting nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 23


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 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

Vrbo Property

About this area


Located in Ballindalloch, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. 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 cross-country skiing and skiing, or try out other outdoor activities such as sledging.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Knockando Woolmill - 7 min drive
  • Cardhu Distillery - 8 min drive
  • Ballindalloch Castle - 10 min drive
  • Cragganmore Distillery - 12 min drive
  • The Linn Falls - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Keith and Dufftown Railway - 20 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 66 min drive


  • The Byre - 13 min drive
  • The Mash Tun - 13 min drive
  • Benrinnes distillery - 14 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect isolation
This was a lovely cottage with an idyllic location, very homely and the owners were very generous in their acceptance of visitors and the facilities provided, would love to return and will do I the not so distant future

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing weekend away
Glenarder cottage is very welcoming and beautiful. We just stayed a couple of nights but we enjoyed the peace and quite and wonderful views. Yvonne is really a great host and the property has everything you might need and even more. We definitely recommend it and we'll certainly come back!

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