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Aberlour Cottage - Classic Highland Village Home Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Aberlour Cottage - Classic Highland Village Home
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
This charming stone built cottage nestles in the heart of a 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 'The Byre' Café at the end of the garden or 'Le petit Gourmand' in the square, 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,
This charming stone built cottage nestles in the heart of a 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 'The Byre' Café at the end of the garden or 'Le petit Gourmand' in the square, 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 'The Byre', Le petit Gourmand, 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 & Gymn (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.
Location description from owner
The Scotland 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.Whisky TrailSpeyside 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.FishingThe 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 ShootingSituated 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.Visitor AttractionsThere 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.Local walksThe 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.SkiingAberlour 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.Mountain biking 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. WildlifeThe 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.Golf coursesThere 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. WatersportsCanoeing 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.
- Nearest beach 32 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:03:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 29 Aug 2016
Languages spoken: English, German
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jun 2014. Located in Moray, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £595.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Aug 2016.
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– based on 3 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfectly situated for touring the distilleries of Speyside”
A really comfortable cottage with everything we needed, very well appointed. Stella left a good welcome pack which was much appreciated as some of our party had travelled from South Africa and were quite tired. We can recommend the Mash Tun pub, just 2 minutes walk, good beer and more whisky than you could possibly try and good food too. The local shops have all you could need, the Coop and the Deli are good for food supplies. For those of an energetic nature the Speyside Way is also 2 minutes away - good for walking and running. For Whisky tasting there are all the famous names within a short drive but we would recommend the local Aberlour distillery - a good tour and a tutored tasting (5 tasters) for a very reasonable cost and its within walking distance for the drivers in the party.
“A real find, this cottage”
Location excellent for riverside and woodland walks in beautiful scenery. Cottage is well presented and thoughtfully and comfortably equipped, with many welcoming touches. Interesting shops and good places to eat out (and well equipped for eating in too.) Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. While coombed ceilings in bedrooms require a small amount of agility, we 'oldies' managed fine and the beds are very comfortable.
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