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Large family & pet friendly modern cottage with Hot Tub in Garden

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TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player
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Overview of Large family & pet friendly modern cottage with Hot Tub in Garden

Large family & pet friendly modern cottage with Hot Tub in Garden

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cottage

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Keith, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStrathisla Distillery8 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlen Grant Distillery10 min drive
  • Popular LocationSpeyside Cooperage13 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2153 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower
    Bath

About this property

Entire place

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

Large family & pet friendly modern cottage with Hot Tub in Garden

Family-friendly cottage in Keith
CURRENT RESTRICTIONS MEAN ONLY ONE HOUSEHOLD (NO BUBBLES, NO EXTENDED HOUSEHOLDS) CAN STAY AT THE PROPERTY AND ONLY WHEN NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS PERMITTED . YOUR BOOKING WILL BE CANCELLED IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES. WE ARE A BUSINESS THAT MUST COMPLY WITH GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS. OUR CURRENT POLICY IS TO LEAVE 24 Hrs BETWEEN BOOKINGS. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS WHEN CHECKING AVAILABILITY. NO SAME DAY DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS ARE PERMITTED CURRENTLY.

Birchbrae enjoys a quiet rural location in the heart of Speyside and is less than 5 miles from the town of Keith. It is located on a farm track (of very good standard for all vehicles) set in 1 acre of natural woodland overlooking open countryside. An ideal base for exploring the local towns and charming fishing villages of Moray, Aberdeenshire and beyond. A great location for enjoying the great outdoors with excellent walking, fishing, golfing, sailing, skiing and cycling in the surrounding area and regions.

Moray is a mixed area of stunning beaches, agriculture, wide open spaces, fine quality food manufacturers, country pursuits, historical buildings, beautiful forests and hillsides, picturesque coastal & inland villages and least of all over 90 whisky distilleries. Inverness and Aberdeen are equi-distant and approximately 90 mins by car from the cottage. The Aberdeen - Inverness railway line stops at Keith Station. Moray is the home of Baxter's Fine Foods; Gordon & Macphail Whisky Specialists; Johnston's of Elgin Cashmere; Elgin Cathedral & Biblical Garden; Glenfiddoch; Chivas Regal; Glen Grant; Macallan; Aberlour; and many other famous Whisky Distilleries.

Birchbrae offers spacious accommodation for 8 people over two floors.
The ground floor consists of :-
One bedroom with Kingsize bed
One bedroom with 2 single beds
One family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
Utility room with washing machine and freezer.
Spacious Dining Kitchen with range cooker, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, CD player
Comfortable Lounge with log fire, TV/DVD player, x box, freeview TV, CD player.

The upper floor consists of:-
One bedroom with Kingsize bed, TV/DVD player with ensuite wc and shower cubicle.
One bedroom with 2 single beds.

Two cots, 2 stair gates and 2 high chairs are available if required.

The cottage has oil-fired central heating and hot water system. The water supply is from the Public Mains. All fuels, wood logs, bed linen and towels are provided. WiFi is available, broadband speed is good and mobile phone reception is good. We provide numerous board games, music CDs, DVDs and a selection of books and magazines for all ages and tastes. Currrently these are unavailable due to COVID 19, Please bring your own CDs, DVDs, Games, books and magazines.

The large garden has ample space for children to play, make dens and explore their imagination. There is a hot tub for up to 8 people. A picnic table, outdoor seating and bar-b-que are available.
The front of the cottage is open to countryside views. The rear looks into woodland and is ideal for spotting deer and bird life. Guests with children and pets should take note that the garden is open to the front and although traffic is minimal the farm track is used by farm vehicles and other residents.

There are two access doors both of which have two steps up to them. The gravel driveway is adjacent to the side door which is the most often used door.

The cottage is ideal for two families to holiday together with each floor having a double bedroom and a twin room. We have a number of guests who visit at least annually on a regular basis for some quiet relaxation. Guests vary between groups, couples or a larger families. However we also have business employees who want to relax away from home and prefer the freedom of self catering instead of being restricted by hotel and guesthouses' mealtimes and access restrictions. The cottage is not suitable for hen or stag weekends due to its rural location and lack of public transport.

We welcome well behaved pets. The cottage is located on a farm track where you can walk your dog or take it to any of the nearby forest tracks. The garden however is open to the front so pets will need supervision. As with all rural locations guests are requested to follow the countryside code at all times.

Our garden is just under an acre in size with lawn to the front and natural woodland to the rear. Kids will enjoy making dens, playing hide & seek, bug hunting and using their imagination. We provide bird feeders and seed to spot our regular and harder to find bird species. The nearest neighbours are 100m away.

At Christmas and New Year we will decorate the cottage for you or maybe you'd prefer to get away from the festive season and relax in front of a warm fire instead without any tinsel in sight!
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. This Keith cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Property manager

SUZANNE MCINTYRE
Speaks English
vrbo
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

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

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach sunloungers

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Stair gate
  • High chair
  • Children's games

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Blender

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Entertainment

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

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

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

General

  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2153 sq ft (200 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

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

Pets

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

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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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

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About this area

Keith

Located in Keith, this cottage is in a rural area. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Elgin Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sandy Hole and The Linn Falls. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Strathisla Distillery - 8 min drive
  • Glen Grant Distillery - 10 min drive
  • Macallan Distillery - 11 min drive
  • Speyside Cooperage - 13 min drive
  • Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Keith Station - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Auchroisk distillery - 4 min drive
  • Strathisla Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Boogie Woogie - 7 min drive
  • Wah Ling - 8 min drive
  • The Bengal Spice - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 59 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 59 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 59 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 59 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 59 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Okay
Okay

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic place!
Property was top class! Such a perfect place for a family holiday. Owner couldn’t have been more helpful! It was just exactly what we were looking for, we would highly recommend and definitely stay here again!

5/5 Excellent

Such a spacious house!
Suzanne is an absolute gem of a host. She phoned me a few days before and then sent me links for things we could book. She then met me at the property to show me around so I knew where everything was. We had previously booked last year for my dad's 70th but had to cancel due to lockdown. On the table was a birthday card and whisky for him! The house is well furnished with plenty plates, cup etc which is great as you don't need to be constantly washing up. That has not always been my experience in other properties. There are also ample towels in each room for the hot tub which was a great hit with everyone. We used it most days. Plenty spare bedding too which was essential as there was a big spider in our boys room and being "townsies" they wouldn't settle until we had changed the bedding just incase the disappearing spider was in their beds! If I was to nitpick I would say the orange sofas are nearing the end of their lives and so is the garden furniture as the picnic bench is quite rotted. However these are minor issues. There were eight of us inc adults and kids and all of us said we would thoroughly recommend Suzanne's house. It is massive , homely and welcoming. If you are looking for a peaceful country location with things to do nearby, please book. You won't dissapointed !

5/5 Excellent

Great location
We had a great stay. Location was fantastic, very quiet and lovey views. Cottage had lots of space, rooms are big and airy. Cottage could maybe do with a little refresh but was a great base for our week exploring Moray.

4/5 Good

Peaceful and relaxing stay
We had a lovely week at Birchbrae. Cottage has everything you need and in a lovely location.Hottub was fabulous after a long day out and I'd highly recommend staying here.