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Dunstaffnage Cottage Family Cottage in Grantown on Spey, The Highlands

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From: €556 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 3

Dunstaffnage Cottage Family Cottage Self-Catering

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Dunstaffnage Cottage is a brilliantly converted stable within the stunning Cairngorms National Park, just a ten minute walk away from the lovely town of Grantown-on-Spey. The cottage sits within the superb landscaped garden of the owner's lodge. Dunstaffnage Cottage sleeps six and has three bedrooms - two doubles, both withe en-suite bathrooms, and one ground floor double. The cottage also has a shower room, a wonderful, light and airy open plan living area with a well equipped, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Dining and relaxing can take place within the beautiful enclosed shared garden, which contains a pond, summerhouses and garden furniture. The cottage also offers off road parking for two cars. Dunstaffnage Cottage is ideal for families and friends that want to explore or take part in the many activities within this part of Scotland.

Grantown-on-Spey sits in the centre of the stunning Scottish Highlands. The town offers amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants and is an ideal location for the many activities the area offers. The area has something for everyone from fishing on the pretty River Spey, cycling, tennis and golf to Castle and Whisky attractions. Also the hills and woodlands are a haven for walkers and bird watchers. The breathtaking Cairngorms National Park with its mountains, rivers and moorlands is essential for walks and to unwind and relax. In season, skiing takes place at the nearby Cairngorms and Lecht Ski Centres. The town of Aviemore is 12 miles away and the city of Inverness is 35 miles away and both offer many shops and restaurants. Grantown-on-Spey is a perfect base to experience the many attractions and activities in the area.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, wide screen TV, DVD, stereo CD/player, broadband internet access, small selection of books/games/DVDs. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Lockable storage for sporting equipment, wet clothing etc. Enclosed, shared garden with pond and summerhouses with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 10 mins walk.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Miss Traynor
August 2020
Beautiful surroundings and plenty to do near by, we loved our stay at this cottage.. Lovely walks and toddler friendly garden. The owners were so welcoming and friendly.
Miss Traynor, August 2020
August 2020
We had a wonderful weeks holiday here.. Grantown is a lovely place to spend a relaxing week walking and visiting the local attractions. Dunstaffnage Cottage is a lovely place to stay. The owners, who live next door, were very friendly and helpful, pity the weather didn't allow us to maje full use of the fabulous grounds.
Mr Pettersson
April 2019
We had a great stay in Grantown-on- Spey! The cottage was very cosy and we had three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (we were five, two couples and one single). The kitchen was very nice and had all that you needed. We also got a complimentary milk and bottle of wine, which was very thoughtful, thanks! All in all a lovley stay and the very friendly owners lived across the yard in the main house. I will highly recommend this property, very good value for your money! Torbjorn from Sweden
Ms Dean
March 2019
This was a delightful cottage in a fantastic location.. The cottage was warm with a great kitchen area and lovely en-suite bedrooms. It was close to the town and shops which was very welcome after a day out walking. We loved being able to walk from the garden into the woods. Far exceeded our expectations.
Mr Rathbone
October 2018
Cottage was lovely.. The grounds were beautiful and the town had a nice little Co-Op and a terrific butcher. we had a number of "home-cooked" meals just so we could try some of the butcher's tasty entrees. The local bookstore was also a great place to stop and chat to the owner about books and authors. Perfect for sightseeing in and around the village. it would have been a bonus if there had been some bathroom cleaning supplies in the cottage .and a second fry pan would have been useful as well.
Mr Pickering
September 2018
Really nice place to stay the house has everything you will need for your stay, WIFI is a real bonus.. Grantown is a great base to explore from. We will be going back next year without a doubt. The high street has lots of places to eat and the co-op is well stocked
Gary H
September 2018
Cottage far exceeded our expectations, wish we could of stayed longer. Very spacious, has all the modern amenities and is in a fantastic location right on the edge of the woods and a 5 to 10 minute walk from the local shops & restaurants. Had a fantastic welcome from the owners including a bottle of chilled wine in the fridge, already planning a return visit.
Mr Hovell
August 2018
The cottage far exceeded our expectations only wish we could of stayed longer.. The garden and play area where perfect for our young grandson. It was less than a hundred yards to the path through the surrounding woodland complete with its deer, red squirrels etc. If you haven't been to Grantown, go and this is the perfect place to stay, we are already making plans to go again.
June 2018
Our host Sandy was a delight and very helpful.. Our arrival was painless and check out was just as easy. The surrounding gardens were stunning and very conducive to relaxing. The house was beautifully presented and well equipped. Quality and comfort assured us of a home away from home. I would highly recommend Dunstaffnage Cottage to anyone who appreciates a quality home with peaceful surroundings and in a great location!
Mr Houston
June 2018
Grantown was beautiful.. And the cottage just made our trip that much more enjoyable. Free wifi, washing machine and separate baths were much needed conveniences. Couldn't have asked for more. We traveled east and west so Grantown was a perfect spot. Would live there if I could.
Mrs Syrett
June 2018
Gorgeous cottage, excellent location.. Really enjoyed our Scotland holiday. (Also see my trip advisor review)
Mr Sills
March 2018
Mrs Purdy
February 2018
Excellent cottage in a lovely location..
Mr Edgar
October 2017
Cottage was excellent
Angela C
June 2017
This place is excellent starting with the fantas tic warm welcome from the owners. It is a home from home with everything you need to hand. The location for shops and amenities couldn't be better. We couldn't have had a better holiday and will certainly be back.
Mrs Chapman
June 2017
This holiday was perfect in every way!
July 2016
A very well appointed cottage in lovely location on the edge of Grantown - a 10 minute stroll from the town centre. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and cosy just as you'd want and is a great base for exploring the local countryside. If you're tall-ish take care upstairs - some low sloping ceilings there! A word of warning if you're bringing bikes on a roof top bike carrier - I think its remiss that this isn't mentioned or not highlighted on the cottage description but as you enter to the property area there's a leafy arch - which is supported by a solid metal frame and substantial tree branches. This arch was low enough to catch our bikes and consequently damaged to car roof and carrier, even at very low speed...
Mrs Gordon
May 2016
A comfortable cottage which is well heated, within easy walking distance of town centre and lovely walks on the doorstep.
Mrs Purdy
February 2016
This is an excellent cottage in a lovely location with a range of outdoor activities available locally. The town of Grantown-on-Spey is charming and the local people are very friendly. The best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a good number over the years.
Mrs French
January 2016
My family and I had a magical Christmas in this cottage. We received a very warm and friendly welcome from the owner when we arrived. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and cosy. The kids had plenty of space and we did not feel closed in. Everything you need is in this cottage. It was no different to being home. It was very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms are very spacious and plenty of storage space. The linen was all fresh and clean which was really good. The kitchen is very well equipped. There was plenty of outside space for the kids to play, a separate play area for children was really welcoming and would be ideal for a summer vacation. It is within easy walking distance of the local amenities and is an ideal location if you wish to travel around Aviemore and Inverness. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday break. I will definitely come back to stay in this cottage and would recommend this to my family and friends.
Mr Forbes
May 2015
It was great quality and cosy, loved it. All home comforts were provided and there were nice touches on arrival, thank you.
Mrs Carson
April 2015
Great location and lovely gardens with red squirrels. We liked being close enough to walk into the town but also on the edge of the woods. There was lots to do in the area without travelling too far. Very comfortable accommodation and friendly owners.
Ms Rooney
March 2015
The owner was very welcoming and helpful. A beautiful cottage to stay in.
Rev Ward
February 2015
This cottage is delightful. Very clean, warm and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in a Highland holiday. The location is a great base for travelling around the Cairngorms National Park.
February 2015
Located practically in a wood and within comfortable travel of both Inverness and Aviemore this is an ideal family accommodation. Grantown-on-Spey itself is a nice little town with several unique little craft shops 5 minutes walk away. Just one little warning, the upstairs bedrooms suffer from a little restricted head room due to slanted roof and the floorboards are a little creaky. However this certainly doesn't detract from overall experience. Highly recommended
Mr King
January 2015
A 5 Star plus property! Beautifully presented and in fabulous surroundings! The bedding was totally luxurious and there was ample space and bathrooms for everyone! Would 100% recommend this property and hope to one day return! The surrounding area has lots of great days out and plenty to see. It really is a great holiday destination.
Mrs Charles
November 2014
The cottage was in a lovely location, part of a very impressive large detached house. The cottage itself was excellent, everything required provided, excellent cleanliness and lots of personal touches. You could see the owners care about their property. The owner was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again.
Mr Clive
October 2014
A beautiful conversion, tastefully decorated. Perfect location and a warm welcome.
Mr Fancourt
September 2014
Comfortable and very well equipped accommodation with good access to the town for shopping, take-aways and meals out. We spent 3 days paddling on the River Spey from Grantown to Spey Bay and enjoyed some great days out in the Cairngorms, up to the north coast and the Black Isle as well. The Glenlivet distillery visit and the trip on the Strathspey Railway were obvious highlights !
Mrs Bycroft
August 2014
The garden was lovely, great for families. Everything was wonderful.
Mrs Cullen
July 2014
Cottage was very cosy and well situated to see Speyside and close to amenities in the town. Bedrooms beautifully decorated and loads of closet space if you needed it. My elderly mother was happy in a ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Loads to do in the local area or within an hour's drive to the coast.
Mr Jess
May 2014
Probably the best holiday cottage and garden we have come across.
Mr Darbyshire
May 2014
The cottage, the owners, the garden and the location were perfect. We really couldn't fault it and would certainly stay here again when we visit the area in the future. Speyside is an amazing area and this is the ideal place from which to explore it.
Sharon T
April 2014
Cottage looked fabulous in pictures but was even better in reality. It sits in beautiful grounds with a childrens' play area and backs onto woods which are accessed via a gate in the grounds. The 3 bedrooms are well presented and all have their own bathrooms. We loved the open plan kitchen diner and living room which meant we could all be together but in our own space. It is also very well heated which was lovely to come back to after days out. The kitchen has everything you could want with a big fridge freezer outside in a shed for beer and wine!! Well placed for trips out and Wi-Fi for stays in. Our welcome bottles in the fridge were a very nice touch - would highly recommend
January 2014
The cottage was really fantastic! We had a great time and everything was well prepared and presented. Beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of the village, within easy walking distance to bars/restaurants and shops in the centre. The owners have a beautiful garden and direct access to the forest behind so it really is a wonderful setting. We will certainly be recommending this property to friends in the future.
Mr Kilp
October 2013
The cottage was exceptional, beyond our expectations. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We were sorry to leave Dunstaffnage behind. We would would go back in future.
October 2013
Brilliant property, owners very welcoming.
Mrs Witham
September 2013
The cottage was impeccable, and in good taste. It had everything one could possibly want, including a warm welcome. It has been tastefully refurbished and furnished. It felt very much like home. We all loved it, and thought the stay should have been longer. It exceeded expectations. Great place to stay in.
Mrs Williams
September 2013
The presentation of Dunstaffnage Cottage was excellent. It was a joy to return to the property after a day's hiking in the Aberdeenshire hills. The cottage was close to the shops in Grantown-on-Spey which was very convenient. The owners were very pleasant and not intrusive.
Mrs Akudi
September 2013
We loved everything about this house. We loved the garden, and the location of the property was brilliant, close to shops whilst at the same time being in a beautiful unspoilt area of the world. The owners are wonderful, without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend to family and friends, and cannot wait to go again.
September 2013
This cottage is the soothing calming stay for when you are travelling a lot. We have come from Australia and have driven over quite a lot of the UK and Ireland. This is the perfect place to come home to after a day of sightseeing. The website does not do it justice. From the warm Scots greeting from the owners to the level of thoughtfulness and well equipped rooms. There is a great sense of generosity and style in all the rooms. From lovely toiletries to the welcome bottle of wine chilling in the fridge to the biggest softest towels on our road trip. And the surroundings are just serene and lovely. Great location for any number of activities including the whisky distilleries. Thank you to both owners for such a warm and welcome environment.
Mr Dempster
August 2013
The lovely garden and being able to watch red squirrels eating from the nut feeder. The general decor was 5 star and the property's proximity to Grantown on Spey was great. The owners were lovely to chat to but didn't intrude. All in all, a great location, and high standard of accommodation.
August 2013
We rented the cottage for family members to celebrate a 60th birthday. The cottage is a 5 star venue, with a well stocked kitchen, comfortable sitting area and 3 lovely bedrooms. There are lovely gardens to sit in and an amazing play area for children. A highlight of our holiday was watching red squirrels feeding from tree boxes. The owners live in a large house on site but while being helpful and stopping for a chat, they were not intrusive. When you arrive drive to the end of the road and turn into the large black and gold gates, proceed passed the large house and you will see the cottage. Large, well stocked Co-op 5 minute drive away. Sylhet Brasserie Indian on the High Street was good for a carryout. The Riverside Restaurant was nice for a meal but book up as it is small and busy.
January 2013
right from meeting the owner we knew this was going to be a good choice of holiday cottage. nice touch of a welcome pack. house was great and cosy and had everything you could need. we will go back.
Mr Griffin
November 2012
Very friendly, welcoming owner and the overall comfort and warmth of property.
Mrs Burton
September 2012
The cottage was truly beautiful. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had some good conversations in the wonderful gardens. The garden had a fence with a gate that led straight into the forest where we saw a deer. The garden was full of birds and lots of lovely red squirrels.
September 2012
"Wonderful" is just one of the ways we can describe the week we stayed at Dunstaffnage Cottage. Excellent accomodations - roomy - clean - comfortable. Kitchen was generally well appointed - excellent appliances and more than enough dishes and flatware. The local Co-op grocery store was an easy 10 minute walk, so we never wanted for anything. Location was excellent - Granton-on-Spey proved to be an excellent base of operations from which we could go visit the region's castles, distilleries and other attractions. Sandy proved to be a wonderful host, quickly responded to all of our needs and provided good insight into the local pubs and restaurants. We would come back to the Cottage in a heart beat. Thanks Sandy.
Mr Knight
August 2012
We can't fault this cottage, even down to the small details like milk in the fridge on arrival. The area was superb, with woodland walks right on our doorstep. We loved the surrounding area.
Mrs Anderson
August 2012
Fantastic property, home from home. Lovely location with lots to do and see.
Mrs Kean
August 2012
Scotland is amazing - wonderful scenery, very nice friendly locals and a much slower pace of life than we are used to! A lovely cottage, we couldn't fault it - very clean, well equipped, a beautiful garden and great people.
Mr Gerbec
July 2012
Excellent property. Well located, wonderful amenities. We'd come back in a heart-beat.
Dr Gordon
July 2012
Excellent property - can't fault it. Hosts very friendly and helpful.
December 2011
This converted stables has been beautifully fitted out and was very warm and comfortable. Easy walking distance to the heart of Grantown on Spey and easy parking in front of the cottage. Every room has an en suite and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped and the living room had 2 comfy sofas. Would love to stay again.
Mrs Grant
October 2011
Lovely cottage, lovely setting, beautifully equipped and comfortable with lots of personal touches. A real home from home and a pleasure to come back to at the end of the day. Loved it
Mrs Carr
October 2011
We had a truly relaxing holiday. The cottage was perfect and fully equipped to the highest standard; the personal little touches were much appreciated. An ideal location, excellent for exploring this beautiful area of Scotland with so much to see and do. Would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful holiday cottage.
Mrs Omand
October 2011
Excellent holiday cottage. Everything was of top class quality and the area was very peaceful.The cottage was exactly as shown in the photos and description. 5 star plus
October 2011
There quite literally is only one word to describe our holiday and that is Fantastic. A beautiful part of the world with endless opportunities for nature spotting and spending long days outdoors. The write up in Sykes brochure really does not do the cottage justice it is great with all the little extra's you would expect to find in hotel accommodation. The gardens and wood are very accessible and we played croque most nights (after googling the rules). The owners were very pleasant and really made us welcome. All told we had a fantastic holiday (we always do) but the cottage exceeded our expectations and made our stay in grantown even better. 5*** experience. Thanks Sykes we know if it's in your brochure it will be good.
Mrs Ferguson
September 2011
A beautiful part of the world made even better by the fantastic cottage, gardens and wildlife on the doorstep.
September 2011
A wonderful cottage superbly decorated in a great loaction on Speyside, and with very welcoming owners.
Ms Munro
July 2011
The owners were most friendly and helpful,the grounds were wonderful with a variety of birds and squirrels in the garden. It was certainly the best equipped place we have stayed and we would thoroughly recommend it.
February 2011
We had a fantastic Christmas holiday. The cottage was beautiful and the owners so friendly and hospitable. The location was great and our sons enjoyed snowboarding as much as they wanted. We would recommend the cottage to family and friends and would certainly come back again. Thank you to the owners for making our stay so special The Triggs family from Stafford
November 2010
The landlords are very nice people. I will come again in next summer holiday.
November 2010
Red Squirrels, Deer, rainbow trout, and all the local fauna that the highlands throws at you! Not to mention the mountain cafe in aviemore along with the Glenlivet distillery! Brilliant week! Just needed the sunshine! It is Scotland after all! Hey Ho!!!
Mr Whitecross
August 2010
Fantastic property with superb woodlands at the back of the cottage. So much to do around the region.
Mr Gong
August 2010
Perfect cottage to live in, nice landlord to stay with.
Mr Percival
August 2010
The location was excellent for exploring the region. The cottage was excellently presented, and with the shared use of the owners' garden, had great facilities.
Mrs Sapsed
July 2010
Cottage and garden were delightful and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends. Personal touches such as milk, juice and wine in fridge were much appreciated. We will book this cottage again.
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