4.6★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (16) garden (14) comfortable (11) location (11) our (10) stay (9) 28 Customer Reviews "Wonderful place." Can't fault any thing. Reviewed by Neil5.0★Nov 2023 "The cottage was lovely and warm and cozy, we didn't feel the need to light the woodburner even though it was - 2 some nights." The gardens were really nice and had lots of birds visiting the feeders including great spotted woodpeckers and pheasants. The kitchen had everything you would need and it was nice to have a half and half fridge freezer. The bathroom was lovely and the shower powerful and hot, but you need to hold the shower head down first to get the pressure up but then it was fine... My only disappointment with the bathroom was the keyhole bath as being a slightly larger lady I could only just fit in the bath at the narrow end.... The bed in the king-size room definitely needs a new mattress as when you lie on it you meet in the middle and when one of us turned over we nearly bounced the other one out of the bed so after one night we had to move to the double bed which was comfortable but a bit snug... The only other gripe I have is that when you book somewhere that says its dog friendly and then when you get there find rules stating that they can't go on the furniture or upstairs which for some people might be an issue if their dogs have separation anxiety... On the whole it was a pleasant stay and was a good base to explore the cairngorms. Reviewed by Fiona3.8★Nov 2023 "I was looking for a place at Grantown on Spey which this place was listed as, I was annoyed that I didn’t get the exact postcode until I’d paid the full amount." It was only then I found out it was approximately 20 miles from where I wanted, if I knew beforehand I wouldn’t have booked the property, you take the money but don’t give an accurate location of the property, out of order to be honest. Reviewed by Nick4.1★Sep 2023 "This is our third stay at larchgrove and find it very comfortable, and our little JR Rosie loves the garden, and we love the area." Reviewed by Barbara5.0★Sep 2023 "Fabulous property." .. very spacious, loved coming back from long walk and resting in the conservatory and spending evenings on comfy settees in living room. Pleased to say that shower in bathroom was very powerful and beds comfortable. My only recommendation would be to supply summer weight duvets as ones supplied were more of a winter weight. Would definitely recommend. Reviewed by Anona5.0★Jul 2023 "Perfect getaway with any four legged campanions." Smugglers trial picks up 0.5 miles from the door with some wonderful walking routes. Cottage is well equipped and has everything you need to have a wonderful break. If you want a secluded location to relax and unwind then this is definitely the place for you. Reviewed by Natalie4.4★Apr 2023 "A wonderful stay in a very well maintained cottage - thank you for making our Christmas holiday break so special." The Christmas trees were a perfect touch. The cottage was comfortable and the modern fittings, kitchen and bathroom made the stay feel luxurious. Reviewed by Brian5.0★Dec 2022 "We had a fantastic week staying at Larchgrove." A beautiful home with absolutely everything you could need, including an insulated dog kennel for if you want to head out without your furry friends for dinner. The garden was perfect for our dogs who loved the little woodland garden. The grounds were snow covered on our arrival, which thrilled the children who sledged down the front garden on the sledge provided! We visited Aviemore, the Lecht (where the children loved an impromptu ski lesson), the reindeer herd and Loch Morlich. The cottage was perfect for us. Far enough out of the way for us to totally wind down before Christmas. We will be back! Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner Reviewed by Cimone5.0★Dec 2022 "Lovely cosy home just as described, will definitely return." Thank you. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner Reviewed by Paula5.0★Nov 2022 "Larchgrove was situated in a beautiful part of Scotland." The cottage offered everything we had hoped for and our dogs enjoyed the many stunning walks we took them on. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. We did however find that the main shower did not work and there was little power in the flexible shower head. The pipes and upstairs radiator in the first bedroom up the stairs were noisy . It sounded like there was air in the pipes. That being said , all in all ,our weeks break at Larchgrove was a peaceful ,relaxing one and we would return . Thank you for your feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the shower, but it is due to the low water pressure; the shower gets air locked. We do have the resolution in the guide book; it just needs the shower head placed in the bath to get the water flowing. It can then be replaced and works as normal. Property Owner Reviewed by Diane4.4★Oct 2022 "Larchgrove is a fantastic and quirky older property, really comfortable, very well equipped and is in a great location." The garden is a nice addition to have whilst on holiday, there are lots of fruit trees, so we took a few apples home with us. There are loads of birds to watch, it was nice to sit in the conservatory in the evening and hear owls all around us. We loved it and would stay here again. Reviewed by Owen5.0★Sep 2022 "Great house with amazing garden with grass, woodland and sweeping views." We stayed as a family of four plus dog. A really good location, plenty to do, walks, rivers, woods and lochs, Granton and Aviemore not too far. The garden was not enclosed enough for our dog, had to keep on a lead which was a shame, but, minor issue. We'd stay again for sure. In response to some other reviews: yes, the drive turn in is tricky at first, but, after day 1 we were fine with either turning round further up to come in as a right turn, or, just swinging out and then turning in left (we have estate car length). Really not a problem and mirror opposite for turning out from the house. Reviewed by Stuart5.0★Aug 2022 "Lovely house,nice quiet location,everything you need is here ." Reviewed by James5.0★Aug 2022 "We had a wonderful holiday in the very comfortabele cottage, wich is very well equipped." Jan Moerbeek Reviewed by Jan5.0★Jun 2022 "Lovely place, enjoyed sittig in the conservatory watching the birds feeding in the garden." Had everything we needed and more. Felt a homely place as when we first walked around. A home from home. Getting into the drive from the main road wasrather tight especially with a bigger car, easier to go and turn a the T junction and come in from the other direction. Reviewed by Sheila5.0★May 2022 "Quaint little cottage that heated up nicely after a chilly start!" Beds are super comfortable, in fact more comfortable than the one at home!! The shower over p-shaped bath was fantastic…really good pressure and bathroom and separate loo were clean. Wood burner was great and heated the living room beautifully. The aga in the kitchen boosted that more and was also great. The central heating was spot on. The conservatory was like an ice block the whole week, but, we were there in Mid January but I can imagine we’d have sat in there most of the time if it was warmer. Garden is secure and we had no issues with our two dogs who are very inquisitive. Kitchen was well equipped and clean, although as I mentioned to the owners, the knives were/are very blunt but they have said they will get that sorted. The separate room off the kitchen with a washing machine and tumble dryer was great, although check your load after a few minutes as the water pressure can ‘error’ the machine as it has not got enough water, turn it off and turn it on again and then it’s fine. We took a bedside lamp from each bedroom and took them downstairs, one to the lounge and one to the dining room as the main lights were too bright for us, this then gave the perfect lighting for us. Downsides for us was the road was pretty busy with trucks (for the distillery) and cars generally, not to the point of arghhh but much busier than expected. The drive is tight for bigger vehicles, we found the ‘easiest’ way to get up was reversing but that was tricky at points due to traffic. If you take your dogs or you’re a smoker please ensure you walk the grounds before you leave to pick up your dog mess…we picked up loads of old poops that were obviously not our boys and so many cigarette butts outside the conservatory. Sad that there are some that have no respect! Would we stay here again, probably not, but that is choice not because of anything to do with the cottage. Reviewed by Nicholas4.1★Jan 2022 "Larchgrove is a lovely pet friendly cottage located in a quiet, beautiful location." 15/20 minutes by car to Aberlour city when you can find different local amenities. The house was comfortable and clean. We loved conservatory, great place to have a coffee in the morning and to play board games in the evening. The only thing I would say is that people who are staying there for holidays should ensure that they put bins out when they're being collected. They're clearly not emptied often as when we arrived most of the bins outside were full. Overall, I really recommend this place ;) Reviewed by Patrycja4.4★Nov 2021 "Great cottage, lovely and cosy." The dogs loved the garden so much I think they were upset to leave. A bit of a drive out to the nearest shop/pub but we weren’t too bothered. Great walk to be had to Glenlivet distillery from the cottage. Reviewed by Jonathon4.1★Oct 2021 "Really ideal if you are looking for a secluded and quiet location." Local amenities approx. 8 miles away, and opening hours need to be considered. Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Reviewed by Rebecca4.7★Sep 2021 "This holiday met our expectations the cottage was well equipped with complimentary milk and tea/coffee a welcome after our journey." We have two dogs and the very large garden and wooded area they enjoyed with it being totally secure. A lot of time was spent in the conservatory with the abundance of birds/wildlife to watch. The phone signal is poor but the WiFi made up for this, we all returned home fully refreshed. Reviewed by Irene5.0★Aug 2021 "Larchgrove is a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world." We really enjoyed exploring the Glenlivet estate and this was a perfect base for doing that. The house was very clean and comfortable. The garden was lovely. We loved sitting in the conservatory. We found the parking was ok with enough room to turn around. There is a lot of loud traffic going past (a lot of tractors) but in between it is completely silent. Reviewed by Emma5.0★Jul 2021 "Lovely house with a beautiful garden." In a great location, lots to see and do nearby. We visited Ballindalloch Castle, Glenlivet Brewery, Aberlour, Tomintoul, Grantown on Spey, Craggan outdoor activity center and Brodie Castle. The house had lots of space for our family (2 adults and 2 kids). Loved the conservatory, great space for playing board games with the kids and relaxing. Mattresses could do with being upgraded and need blinds/curtains fitted on the bedroom windows, we managed to use towels and blankets but it wasn’t ideal. Otherwise we had a lovely stay and a fantastic holiday in a beautiful part of Scotland. Reviewed by Lynne4.1★Jul 2021 "The cottage is very old and set in an extremely beautiful garden which is basically the side of a hill." Absolutely not suitable for the elderly or disabled and that is not made clear in the description. It is comfortable and clean but I had a problem with the refuse bins which were already full to overflowing on my day of arrival and situated outside the conservatory. It was 5 days before they were due to be emptied and I was expected to pull them down the steep driveway across the road, which I did. Looking at the amount of rubbish I doubt the previous holidaymakers had bothered for a month. Only 1 tea towel a available, no spare bin liners for the kitchen bin. The extremely good shower over the bath did not have a non slip mat to stand on so I had to go and purchase one. Take provisions with you as nearest shop is a 20 mile round trip. Reviewed by Joan3.1★Jun 2021 "Loved the cottage and if you like remote this is definitely the place to stay." We knew it was isolated by the description, but perhaps didn’t take on board just how far this cottage is from everything. Reviewed by Steve5.0★May 2021 "Ideal house for a relaxing break ." lovely quiet location but a short drive away from many other destinations and walks. We had a great time and our dog loved the spacious gardens and on the doorstep walks too. Reviewed by Ian5.0★Sep 2020 "Good Central location for venturing around, the cottage itself very comfortable and spacious." If there is a down side it is the amount of heavy lorries going to the local distilleries 24 hours a day. Reviewed by Matthew4.4★Sep 2020 "The location of the cottage for us was brilliant, good large secure garden, warm and cozy, and not far to go for some nice walks, and for us we had really good weather ." Reviewed by Barbara4.7★Aug 2020 "We arrived in the dark after a very long drive, the house was difficult to find as there was no visible signpost for the property, except for a tiny sign on a very narrow driveway to the side of the property." The house was everything Sykes Cottages had told us and once inside we were greeted with fresh milk in the fridge mince pies and a bottle of wine, also tea, coffee and sugar for our convenience, this was a very welcome surprise. Thank you, we enjoyed our stay very much and will always use Sykes Cottages in the future. Reviewed by Paul5.0★Dec 2019 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x double Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and separate WC Kitchen Dining room Sitting room Conservatory. Oil central heating, woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi Fuel, power and starter packs for wood burning stove and fire included in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot and highchair available on request Off-road parking for two cars Large lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture 2 well behaved pets Sorry, no smoking Shop 17.4 miles and pub 2.9 miles The property Grantown-on-Spey 17.4 miles. Set in a picturesque part of Scotland, is this delightful detached, white stone cottage. Larchgrove is the ultimate choice for small families or a group of friends to explore all this beautiful region has to offer. The property boasts a welcoming sitting room offering two large sofas where you can relax and unwind of an evening, with the TV providing the entertainment, while the woodburning stove keeps you warm and toasty. The dining area is wonderfully-appointed near the front of the property with seating for six and is the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal, or plan the day’s events. The kitchen is amply-equipped with everything you could need for a weekend in the countryside. Use the conservatory area as a quiet space for catching up on some reading. Upstairs, you will find two well-presented king-size bedrooms, served by a family bathroom, with high-quality fixtures and fittings. Each bedroom has bedside tables with lamps, ideal for some late night reading and plenty of other modern furniture to house all your personal items. To the front of the property is a large lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture, offering stunning views across the rural countryside. Situated just outside the Cairngorns National Park, you will have easy access inside, with an abundance of attractions to explore. For a spot of history, visit Balmoral Castle, a Scottish Baronial style mansion boasting beautiful landscaped gardens with a ballroom art collection. If you fancy a drive, venture towards Glenmore Forest Park, with plenty of pathways for keen walkers and cyclists with picturesque views. Larchgrove is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. EPC Rating: Band E EPC Rating: Band E Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200. View on map About the location GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY 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 mountain biking, fishing, golfing on the area’s five 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.