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The Farm Steading

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Aberlour, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location and very comfortable cottage."

    We were able to use this as a base to visit 9 local distilleries and the Speyside Cooperage. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage to stay - very clean & so well equipped."

    Can’t fault it. We ended up travelling from different places with 3 cars. Rachel warned us that the garage was a tight fit but we parked a fiesta in there. We also didn’t have a problem parking the other 2 cars - the nearby parking area was very quiet while we were there. Many thanks to Rachel for such a superb holiday stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our second stay here and we will be back."

    It is so comfortable and relaxing, everything there that we need and very quiet.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Farm Steading for Christmas."

    The accommodation is spotlessly clean and filled with everything you could possibly need and much more. The owners were very kind to contact me and give lots of extra information about the winter weather (providing salt for the ice), details about the heating etc. It was lovely that there was a Christmas tree and extra touches left for us which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely property."

    We didn’t want to leave. The cottage was immaculate, clean and tidy. Arberlour locals were very friendly and welcoming. Can’t recommend this cottage enough although we want to come back so hopefully won’t get too booked up :).

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were delighted when we arrived to find the property so spotlessley clean and in such a peaceful part of the village."

    The house is very well equipped and owner gave clear key collection instructions. Neighbours and locals very friendly and helpful. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2022

  • "Brilliant holiday and cottage was a bit of luxury for us thank you , fred."

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean & very well equipped, situated in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jul 2022

  • "Home was immaculate and had everything you could wish for."

    We couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic everything was brilliant, comfortable, well equipped, quiet and homely I highly recommend."

    We will certainly be trying to book on our next fishing trip, and by the way i caught an 18lb Salmon from the town beat.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay very clean and comfortably very nice village would stay again"

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2022

  • "This place was everything we wanted and more."

    The owner was friendly and approachable, and the cottage was wonderful. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "It says 4 star, and it is."

    Spacious, modern, warm and cosy, piece and quiet, spotlessly clean and superbly equipped. Home away from home. Everything you could need. Don’t know what else to say. It’s a gem. Thoroughly recommend. March 2022.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely week spent at the Farm Steading in Aberlour."

    The house was impeccably clean and there was everything that we could have possibly needed. The owners added some lovely touches, such as leaving us some delicious shortbread on arrival. This place is perfect for 4 people / adults needing a base from which to explore the area- we would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage is clean, and provides everything you would need in a holiday let."

    I can not recommend this cottage highly enough, I would give the owner 10 out of 10, and hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, very well equipped cottage in quiet location just a few minute’s walk from town’s amenities."

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was the best cottage i have hired."

    the facilities were excellent, furnishings were high quality. loads of space indoor and outdoor. we stored our motorbikes in the garage the car was parked in the car park. sun room was excellent as was the patio. the neighbors were friendly and the village amenities were within walking distance. the Chinese is excellent as well. Beds were comfortable as well and i will be returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed The Farm Steading."

    The directions were excellent and we drove straight there. Inside the house was everything we could ever want and it was immaculate. Location was very quiet, you would never have guessed there was a school so close. We recommend The Macallan Distillery and the Speyside Cooperage as the best local attractions. The Aberlour Hotel does a good meal too.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2020

  • "The accommodation was ideal for our needs."

    It was clean, modern, spacious, warm and comfortable. We hope to return before too long for another holiday at this charming place.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, in a very convenient location, and extremely comfortable and well-equipped."

    The owner was very helpful with directions and called to check everything was all right when we first arrived. I'd happily return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2019

  • "A real Gem of a cottage."

    More homely than our own home. Very helpful host. About 5 minutes walk to the Spey River and the same for the Aberlour Distillery.

    Reviewed by Domenico5.0Mar 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage and a great place to stay, we really enjoyed our stay here."

    Perfectly placed for the speyside whisky distilleries, Aberlour is a lovely town. The owner Rachel was on hand for any queries and help. I hope to rebook and stay again in the future. The whole process from start to finish through Sykes Cottages was seamless and easy.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Everything you could possibly need for a short stay is provided- Sykes Cottage ..."

    Everything you could possibly need for a short stay is provided- Sykes Cottage have thought of everything for a comfortable stay

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Aug 2018

  • "This is a delightful house ,clean and comfy,which met all our needs and more."

    Reviewed by Eryl4.8Feb 2018

  • "Ideal location for exploring locally with good roads, well sign posted easy to follow routes within a ten mile radius of Aberlour."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Shower room with walk in shower room, sink and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, Sky Tv, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage parking for one car and off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden to the rear with patio area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 mins walk and pub 9 mins walk
  • Note: This property has a highchair, Travel cot and baby gate available on request. Please note: If you are making a short break booking, it must start or finish on a Saturday with the exception of Christmas or New Year
  • If you are unable to process a booking for this period, please call our contact center on 01244 345 700.

The property

This Visit Scotland 4 Star rated property is a converted steading tucked away into the wonderful village of Aberlour.

Filled with history, The Farm Steading used to be part of The Aberlour Orphanage.

Charming and wrapped in character, this retreat is equally perfect for families or couples.

Wander inside, and a nicely decorated cloakroom lies just ahead of you, tied with a touch of detail.

Nearby, a spacious and well presented kitchen boasts a glimpse of colour, and is home to a pretty dining table, so you can sit back and embrace the cosy atmosphere.

For a change of scenery, a conservatory comes complete with comfortable chairs, ideal for lounging, or simply enjoying breakfast in the morning time.

Just off the hall, the sitting room is complimented by leather seating, a feature electric fire and a homely feel throughout.

Read a book or watch TV in the evening hours, to make the most of the peace and quiet.

A traditional staircase takes you up to the next floor where you will find original overhead beams across the entire floor, with a pretty double bedroom, accessorized and pieced together with matching bedside tables, fashionable mirrors and a Velux window.

This room echoes style and is sure to bring you a peaceful nights sleep.

An elegant bathroom rests across from this, with a white finish and a large mirror.

If you are looking for extra sleeping space, a twin bedroom accompanies the formation, neutrally designed with a dressing table.

For a relaxing afternoon, why not rest in the wonderful garden, surrounded by lovely greenery, and plants which are wrapped around the patio area.

This is a refreshing place to enjoy some 'me' time.

The village of Aberlour is waiting for you to explore its offerings, with a collection of walking routes, wildlife to be seen, and fishing opportunities close by.

50 whisky distilleries follow the area; certainly worth a visit.

An all-round pleasant getaway.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00208-F

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About the location


Elgin 15 miles.

The 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. Noted for its presence on the Whisky Trail and for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas