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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
This charming stone built cottage nestles in the heart of this vibrant Highland village. It is said that the cottage was once home to the Ferryman working on the River Spey just 50 yards behind the cottage, flowing beside the beautiful Alice Littler Park. This deceptively spacious cottage offers accommodation in the form of one double room and one twin room and bathroom on the first floor, with open plan living facilities downstairs leading onto a pretty garden where you can sit and watch the world go by. Park the car and relax away from the hustle and bustle of life, pop to 'Café Fresh on Spey' shop at the end of the garden, or amble around the corner to the well reputed 'Mash Tun' and enjoy a wee dram and good food. Browse the gift shops and the gallery, sample some famous Joseph Walker Shortbread made right here in the village. Whisky enthusiasts can visit the Chivas Aberlour distillery just 500 yards away. This truly is somewhere to relax and take things easy, everything you need is here.
Shops and facilities in the village include food shops (Co-Op, Spey Larder), cafés, take-aways and restaurants ( Fish and Chip Shop, Café Fresh, The Old Pantry, Walker's Shortbread Shop, The Mash Tun, The Aberlour Hotel, The Dowans Hotel), Butcher, Fishing Tackle (also sells fishing day and week licenses for the Spey), Saddle and Ironmonger (Gammack's), News Agents with Post Office, Banks (Clydesdale, Bank of Scotland, Hairdresser, Florist, Gift Shops (Ewe and Me, A Gift from Scotland, Three Bags Wool, Still Life), Public Library, Filling Station, Pubilc Swimming Pool (at High School), Hospital, Pharmacy, Dentist, The River Spey, The Speyside Way, Alice Litter Park with putting green and quality play park - all 2 mins walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lossiemouth 32 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness and Aberdeen both 90 km, Nearest railway: Elgin 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Moray region
The small, pretty town of Aberlour lies on the banks of the River Spey, and is surrounded by wonderful open countryside, with the Cairngorm Mountains on one side and the Moray Firth coast on the other. It is a the heart of the Whisky Trail and visitors will be stunned to realise that there are 50 whisky distilleries within a 15 mile radius of the town. Many of these distilleries are well worth a visit as they have excellent visitor centres with plenty of tasting on offer. The area is a magnet for fishermen with the River Spey so close by, whilst walkers will certainly appreciate the fabulous walks and wildlife they will encounter en route through the Speyside Way, one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland. Aberlour is a great base for exploring this region of Scotland.
Moray is blessed with a favourable climate. Sheltered from the wet weather and midges of the west coast, the cold winds and sea mists of the North Sea, the area enjoys a dry, sunny and relatively mild climate, ideal for recreational activities.
The surrounding countryside is excellent for a wide range of leisure activities, sports, visitor attractions, country shops and quality restaurants.
Speyside is an area renowned for its Whisky, with numerous distilleries throughout the region and the 70-mile long Malt Whisky Trail follows the River Spey through the northern foothills of the Grampians in Scotland. The area also holds a fun annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival each year. Aberlour Distillery is located on this famous trail and open to visitors. The Balvenie Distillery is a must and offers specialist guided tours twice daily, but you must pre-book - visit their website for further information.
The River Spey is noted for salmon and trout fishing and the river is unusual in that it increases speed as it flows closer to the coast, making it the fastest flowing river in Scotland. Fishing permits for the Spey can be purchased in the village (Day tickets £30; week ticket £200; gear can be hired). The nearby Glen of Rothes Fishery provides excellent stillwater bank fishing (£20 day), and on the Glenlivet Estate, a short distance away, wild brown trout fishing can be enjoyed (£7/day Livet, £25/day Avon).
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Situated 15 miles from Aberlour in the Cairngorm National Park, on a well-planned 50 acre wooded area, The Dell Glenlivet Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground offers a wide range of shooting positions and targets to suit both novice and experienced shooters. A Beginners package including lesson, gun hire and 25 clays is offered for £35.
There is an abundance of visitor attractions to visit such as Speyside Cooperage, Speyside Heather Centre, Landmark Forest Theme Park, Baxters of Speyside, Walkers Shortbread, Ballindalloch Castle and Cairngorm Mountain Resort.
The Speyside Way, formerly the old railway line, makes walking a comfortable and rewarding pursuit. The way is very easy from Dufftown, through Craigellachie and Aberlour and passed Ballindalloch Castle, dating from 1546 but restored in 1850, to Glenlivet.
Aberlour is a good base for skiing and snowboarding at both the Lecht ski area, being excellent for beginners, and the renowned Cairngorm Mountain offering challenging slopes for all abilities.
The area has miles of tracks to suit mountain bikers of all abilities. In addition to the little-used tracks within woodland adjacent to Aberlour, there are the dedicated Moray Monster Mountain Bike Trails giving 19-miles of singletrack routes to suit all abilities. The main Monster Trails are linked to each other and stretch from Fochabers near the coast to Craigellachie which is only 2 miles from Aberlour.
The Scottish Highlands has an abundance of wildlife with numerous elusive species of birds and mammals - Golden Eagle, Crested Tit, Ptarmigan, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, Bottlenose Dolphins and Minke Whales. You will hopefully see lots of different species when walking alone but if you wish to see more you can go out with one of the local expert guides/tour companies.
There are numerous excellent golf courses throughout Speyside, which are all open to guest players and suit all handicaps. These include Ballindalloch (a few minutes drive away) Grantown-on-Spey, Nethy Bridge, Dufftown, and the championship courses of Nairn and Royal Dornoch. All of these offer day and weekly membership with prices per round costing from £10 to £100.
Canoeing the River Spey from where it becomes navigable, through the Cairngorms National Park all the way to the sea, is a classic Highland adventure known as 'The Spey Descent'. This trip is suitable for those who have never canoed before as well as canoeists with years of experience. The stretch of the River Spey from Ballindalloch to Aberlour is the most famous section for White Water, with rapids up to grade 2, making it an ideal day trip for experienced canoeists. Equipment including canoes can be hired with instructors for those who require it.
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