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Aberlour Bolthole - Classic Highland Village Home – Home 2494545 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Aberlour Bolthole - Classic Highland Village Home – Home 2494545

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Aberlour Bolthole is a peaceful, warm and airy Highland home. It nestles on the fringes of an attractive village with views of private gardens, the Alice Litter Park and the river Spey from the cottage.

Quality shops, eateries and whisky bars are on your doorstep.

It's a heaven for fisherpeople and other sporting groups, whisky enthusiasts, walkers, bikers, nature lovers and all those looking to get their gumption back.

There is gas central heating throughout, good water pressure and an a wood burner in the sitting room. The open plan kitchen, dining and living room make for a sociable layout. There is free access to wifi throughout the cottage and freeview TV. Clean dogs are welcome downstairs, off the furniture. Waders, biking and hiking gear can be dried in the tiled entrance hall above the radiator.

For fisherpeople nearby beats include the Aberlour Angeling Association Water on your doorstep and Arndilly, Easter and Wester Elchies, Aikenway, Rothes

Aberlour Bolthole is a peaceful, warm and airy Highland home. It nestles on the fringes of an attractive village with views of private gardens, the Alice Litter Park and the river Spey from the cottage.

Quality shops, eateries and whisky bars are on your doorstep.

It's a heaven for fisherpeople and other sporting groups, whisky enthusiasts, walkers, bikers, nature lovers and all those looking to get their gumption back.

There is gas central heating throughout, good water pressure and an a wood burner in the sitting room. The open plan kitchen, dining and living room make for a sociable layout. There is free access to wifi throughout the cottage and freeview TV. Clean dogs are welcome downstairs, off the furniture. Waders, biking and hiking gear can be dried in the tiled entrance hall above the radiator.

For fisherpeople nearby beats include the Aberlour Angeling Association Water on your doorstep and Arndilly, Easter and Wester Elchies, Aikenway, Rothes and Delfur all within 15 minutes drive of the cottage.

The cottage sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms: one double (with king sized bed) and one twin room (with a double and a single bed). The compact family bathroom with full sized bath and overhead shower is also on the 1st floor. Lager parties of up to 10 guests can be accommodated by renting the adjoining cottage 'Aberlour Retreat' which has a similar layout and also sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. This arrangement allows larger groups to spread out.

Downstairs, the open plan living facilities lead onto a pretty garden where you can sit and watch the world go by - a gate keeps dogs off the road.

The cottage is kept immaculately clean and all beds will be made for your arrival. Utilities (heating, electricity, internet) are included in the price, as is cleaning after your visit, and with sufficient notice we should be able to arrange for cleaning during your stay, at additional charge.

We just ask that you treat the house with respect, as you would anyone's home. Speak to Aberlour Bolthole directly for the best offers.

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.

Aberlour

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 Trail
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.

Fishing
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.

Visitor Attractions
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.

Local walks
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.

Skiing
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.

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.

Wildlife
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.

Golf courses
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.

Watersports
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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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House rules

We offer reduced rates for last minute/short notice bookings.

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About the owner

Stella T.
Average reply time:
3 hours 46 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
25 May 2017
Years listed:
2
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. 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 £455.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 May 2017.

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“Perfectly situated for touring the distilleries of Speyside”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2016

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.

Owner's reply: I'm glad you were happy with the accommodation and the opportunities to enjoy the village and the surrounding area.

“A real find, this cottage”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2016

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.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay.

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