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Folds Cottage at Bluefolds


Excellent 5/5 Score from 33 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Folds cottage is small south facing farmhouse which enjoys all day sunshine and the stunning mountain views to the Cairngorms National Park. Folds is surrounded by a fenced garden. Pets are welcome.

Our location on the hillside is spectacular and wildlife viewing from the cottage of roe deer, buzzards, kestrels and red squirrels makes it a special, but remote place. Travelling on the quiet local roads is enjoyed by our visitors and there are wonderful walks on the Glenlivet Crown Estate along with more wildlife and walks throughout the Cairngorms National Park. Dufftown is the centre of the Malt Whisky Industry and there are many distilleries open to the public offering free tours and tastes including The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Glenfarclas. For a change from mountain air it is an hours drive to the coast with stunning beaches at Lossiemouth, Findhorn and Cullen. We have a good local pub, the Croft Inn and restaurants in Dufftown and Tomintoul.

The cottage is fully modernised and has a coal fired stove as a feature in the kitchen which also heats radiators in the lounge and bathroom. Linen, towels and t-towels are included. Cot, high chair and baby bath are available free. Barbecue and patio furniture included.

Downstairs a large comfortable lounge/dining room with a separate kitchen and utility room. The kitchen includes hob, double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher; utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. A double bedroom with ensuite shower room with toilet and wash basin; bathroom with bath, toilet, wash basin and shower are also downstairs. Upstairs 2 family rooms with 1 double and 1 single bed with wash basins. This exceptional quality cottage has recently been redecorated and re-carpeted and has a very high standard of cleanliness.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lossiemouth 30 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 15 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen 70 km, Nearest railway: Aviemore 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Scottish Highlands region

Situated on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, Bluefolds is in the hills and glens of Moray Speyside an area renowned for its Whisky Distilleries; fantastic wildlife and walking for all abilities from short circular walks in Glenlivet and around Tomintoul to long strenuous walks in the on the Glenlivet estate or our local Corbett; Ben Rinnes. Dufftown is the centre of the Whisky industry with the famous Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries both open to the public. The Glenlivet distillery is just 4 miles from the cottages and also offers free tours. There are 2 whisky Festivals annually centred around Dufftown; the first weekend in May and the last weekend in September. The Moray Walking Festival takes place on the 3rd weekend in June. There are Highland Games in Tomintoul on the 3rd Saturday in July ;at Dufftown on the last Saturday in July and Aberlour 1st Saturday in August. Our climate is dryer than the west of Scotland and we have few midges! We have a great selection of castles to visit in the area from Romantic Ballindalloch castle to Royal Balmoral. There are many ruined castles with long histories around as well: Drumin; Auchindoun, Balvenie and Huntly to name a few. If you fell like some sea air ofr lovely sandy beaches, we have many of those about an hour's drive from the cottages: Findhorn; Roseisle; Burghead, Lossiemouth, Cullen. Our beautiful town of Elgin, as well as a great selection of shops, has a ruined Cathedral; Biblical garden; Woollen mill; Motor museum; Museum, Park and Library.

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Review 1-10 of 33

31 Jul 2014


"The perfect holiday let"

Quite the most wonderful cottage and location for a relaxing holiday where you are able to see wild life in abundance,the scenery is spectacular, the cottage has all mod cons and the owners Steve and … More

We are delighted that you had a lovely holiday. Steve enjoyed your company and was glad to share a few drams with you! It is great to see wildlife from the cottage window and when you travel the area on foot or by car.

31 Oct 2013


"thank you steve"

beautiful location. very private. extremely well taken care of. grateful for the scotch super treatment. cant wait to return… More

Steve always enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area as well as a "wee dram" of Scotch!

12 Jul 2013


"Superb and memorable in every category"

We recently stayed 4 days with Steve and Elizabeth in one of their delightful cottages. If we'd only known how well equiped they are we would not have taken so much stuff with us !...everything w… More

Thank you for your superb review. It is great for people to be able to see the wide range of activities in this relatively unknown area of Scotland. We also have a lot less midges than the west coast!

11 Jul 2013


"one of my favorite places in the world"

This was our second stay at Bluefolds. It is one of my favorite places in the world. The Folds cottage is sparkly-clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. The view across the valley in incredible. T… More

Thank you for your lovely comments. Steve really enjoyed sharing some drams with you as well as suggesting places to visit.

10 Jul 2013


"It is like coming home - What a great place to stay"

It was our 5th visit at Bluefolds and it was wonderful. It's like coming home. The view out of the big window is breathtaking. The cottage is excellent. Thank you Steve for the great time at the … More

Thank you for your lovely comments. Delighted that you enjoyed the Whisky Festival and sharing a few drams with Steve.

2 Jul 2013


"Expectations met and so much more!"

Been here many times, fabulous location, great reception, whiskey tasting, walking, kayaking, dolphin watching, eating , relaxing, bird watching , could rant on about bluefolds all night long, but onl… More

10 Mar 2013


"The Best Place To Stay in Scotland."

Worm welcome, Lots of room in Glenlivet cott,A good place for a family holiday a lovely cole stove, A short drive to the Lecht for Skiing, 10 seconds walk to the best Sledging hill,Near the Whisky C… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We were delighted that you got lots of sledging this year!! Also loved the photo of the stars. It is big sky country. We are lucky to have lots of customers like you who return year after year.

27 Feb 2013


"Great Place to Stay"

We had a very enjoyable stay at Bluefolds Cottages. The cottage was very comfortable and the scenery was breath-taking. Steve was a wonderful host, nothing was too much trouble for him and what he d… More

Vicky, Thank you very much for the review. Steve really ejoyed the time he spent with you talking about whisky. We look forward to your return in the summer. Elizabeth & Steve

30 Sep 2012


"Beautiful views but remote"

Bluefolds has beautiful views over Glenlivet. The cottage is fastidiously maintained, the kitchen is well-equipped, and the coal fire warms the space very well. The stone walls and double glazing mea… More

We are glad that you enjoyed the views and sorry that you found the cottage too remote. The website makes clear that the cottage is 9 miles in either direction from the nearest small town. In the 13 years that we have owned and operated the cottages, no one has mentioned thin internal walls. The road stops at the farm about 1/2 mile from the cottages and then it becomes a track which is maintained by us. Due to bad weather, part of the track had been damaged and we are in the process of upgrading it. Our cottages are particularly enjoyed by people who want to get away from it all or enjoy walking in the hills and the wonderful wildlife around. We are sorry that our cottage did not meet your expectations.

2 Jul 2012


"Great hospitality and stunning surroundings"

The cottage was spotlessly clean, everything was in perfect working order, it was warm and very comfortable.It comes with the added bonus of Steve Martin who is a great host!Highly recommended.… More

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Calendar last updated:25 Nov 2014

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