Dunstaffnage Cottage

Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland (Ref. 3958)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Grantown-on-Spey 0.5 miles.

This detached self-catering property is a superbly converted stable in the beautifully landscaped garden of the owner's lodge, close to Grantown-on-Spey.

Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, close to the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm Mountains, this welcoming Grantown-on-Spey cottage, a luxurious Highland retreat, offers three light and airy bedrooms, an open-plan living area with a modern, well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining area and a tastefully decorated and furnished sitting area.

Grantown-on-Spey, 10 minutes' walk from this Scotland cottage, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, whilst the surrounding countryside boasts an array of cycling, walking and wildlife spotting opportunities and, of course, fishing on the beautiful River Spey.

With numerous outdoor activities within easy driving distance, such as great golf, tennis and seasonal skiing at any of the fantastic ski centres in the area, this charming Grantown-on-Spey cottage has plenty to offer, and provides a great base from which to explore this stunning part of Scotland.


Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double. Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Really nice little cottage.”
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    • “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”

    GraemeT87, Bridgnorth, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Bliss”
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    • “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”

    Sharon T, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Unexpectedly wonderful”
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    • “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.”

    Patricia25Adelaide, Adelaide, September 2013

    • “Beautiful Cottage”
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    • “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.”

    DumfriesTraveller, Dumfries Scotland, August 2013

    • “Excellent accomodations”
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    • “"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.”

    Dan, Utah, USA, September 2012

    • “Modern warm cosy house to rent”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, South Queensferry, December 2011

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Burnley, October 2011

    • “A brilliant week”
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    • “A wonderful cottage superbly decorated in a great loaction on Speyside, and with very welcoming owners.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southampton, September 2011

    • “Wonderful”
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    • “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”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stafford, February 2011

    • “Everything is five-star standard.”
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    • “The landlords are very nice people. I will come again in next summer holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Brighton, November 2010

    • “Fantastic!”
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    • “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!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Biggleswade, November 2010

    • “beautiful house and extremely comfortable”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newport-on-tay, January 2013

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    • “It was great quality and cosy, loved it. All home comforts were provided and there were nice touches on arrival, thank you.”

    Mr Forbes, Driffield, May 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.”

    Mrs Carson, BURNTISLAND, April 2015

    • “The owner was very welcoming and helpful. A beautiful cottage to stay in.”

    Ms Rooney, Glasgow, March 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.”

    Rev Ward, Claverley, February 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.”

    Mr King, Mansfield, December 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.”

    Mrs Charles, Epsom, October 2014

    • “A beautiful conversion, tastefully decorated. Perfect location and a warm welcome.”

    Mrs Clive, Kilmarnock, October 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 !”

    Mr Fancourt, Great Brickhill, September 2014

    • “The garden was lovely, great for families. Everything was wonderful.”

    Mrs Bycroft, Brighouse, August 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.”

    Mrs Cullen, EDINBURGH, June 2014

    • “Probably the best holiday cottage and garden we have come across.”

    Mr Jess, Carnoustie, 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.”

    Mr Darbyshire, Preston, May 2014

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About the location


Aviemore 12 miles; Inverness 35 miles.

In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Grantown-on-Spey has much to offer. There is a variety of shops, bars and restaurants in the town to tempt visitors, or use it as a base for exploring the varied pursuits of the area. Enjoy fishing, golfing on the area’s two courses, walking in the surrounding hills and woodlands, birdwatching and of course following the Castle and Whisky trails. In season, skiing is a popular activity at the nearby Cairngorms and Lecht Ski Centres, while the scenery of the Cairngorms National Park offers tranquil respite from a hectic life, no matter what the season.