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The Old Laundry

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Grantown-on-Spey, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again, The Old Laundry lived up to expectations."

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Dec 2023

  • "It's been 2 weeks since we've come back from the Scottish highlands, after staying at The Old Laundry."

    What a fabulous stay we had! An amazing cottage set in a very remote forest. You wake up with the sounds of sheep and birds in the garden, with what I believe, surrounded by ancient forests of Milton woods, Drumindanan woods. (We did manage to spot some deers in the forests too) The cottage is a wonderful place to explore the Cairngorms from. It has eveything for a holiday cottage, it is very comfortable, clean and spacious, with beautiful decor and windows, for a very smooth cosy stay, and the log burning fire is wonderful. The rooms and bathrooms were immaculately clean, with lovely touches throughout, and the cottage is big enough for a group of 5-6. The owners have really thought about everyhting. We got lost on the way, however the hosts are very attentive, and communication is excellent. The only thing is the long road to the cottage could be improved as others have mentioned, with maybe more signposts. I would definitely recommend The Old Laundry - If you are looking to get away from it all and rejuvinate in beautiful ancient Scottish woodlands, but with the reassurance that everyhting is at your doorstep when needed (Grantown on Spey is 1 1/2 miles away with fantastic shops)- then this is the place. We are truly missing the beautiful location and cottage. I wish we could have stayed longer in Cairngorms. This is an ideal location to explore from.

    Reviewed by Hasina5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful and very comfortable place to stay."

    The house has everything, very well equiped. Wildlife around the house - deer, red squirrel, birds - and very quiet and peaceful. Many things to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by Margreet5.0Jul 2023

  • "Second time for us at this secluded cottage."

    We love the remoteness but at the same time you have all the amenities and attractions you would want minutes away. Loads of wildlife all around the cottage and lovely walks in the estate grounds right from the front door. The cottage has everything you could need for the week and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved staying in the old laundry had a great week."

    . very well equipped kitchen bed super comfortable will definitely stay again.. we filled up the bird feeders and was well rewarded with birds also a red squirrel, I would definitely put up squirrel feeders if I lived there.. perfect stay..

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Old Laundry thanks."

    Incredibly comfortable, well equipped and clean. In a beautiful setting surrounded by fantastic wildlife. A real tranquil haven. We hope to return one day

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0May 2023

  • "This is our second stay at the Old Laundry, having first visited last October."

    We thought that it would be good to see it in Spring, and were not disappointed. The cottage is comfortable and easy to live in, and the wildlife in the immediate vicinity is an absolute delight. There are also good bicycle rides to be had along both forest and paved roads. I hope that one day we will return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the old laundry."

    Everything was perfect and the views were just lovely.

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jan 2023

  • "We would probably use the property again."

    The Access "road" has some very good pot holes that the estate owners need to repair as you have to zigzag around them .

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Nov 2022

  • "Excellent as ever"

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at the Old Laundry."

    It's a lovely property in a beautiful secluded location, although close enough to shops etc if you need them. We found the accommodation extremely cosy, with the lounge and log burner in the middle so the warmth spread throughout. The views from the property are excellent, and it was lovely having no neighbours so we felt miles from real life, even though we weren't really. We ran and cycled in the woods from the front door, and did some great walks and cycle rides in the local area, along the Spey and in the forest next to Grantown. The kitchen was very well equipped, everything was really well maintained, and the bed was very comfortable. We hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have stayed at this property several times and really enjoy the quiet location, the comfort of the home and proximity to some many things."

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2022

  • "It is enough to say this was our sixth stay at The Old Laundry that has become so familiar is it like a second home."

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Laundry."

    It was comfy, well equipped and in a fantastic and peaceful location. We watched the birds including woodpeckers come to the feeders every day and had the occasional deer visiting. Helpful phone call from the owner before we arrived.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "As always, this property was a total joy to stay at."

    We've been around 5 times and love it. The owners are exceptionally friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Only disappointment was a broken microwave."

    Cottage was brilliant for wildlife watching (keep the feeders topped up and a wide variety of birds arrive, together with red squirrels and deer. Also ideal for 'dark skies' watching.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Sep 2021

  • "We’d book again if we were allowed to bring our dog, which was our only negative point."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a gem, the house and surroundings were perfect."

    Such a beautiful area to explore. The house was equipped with everything we could possibly have needed and there was plenty of information available about the local area as well. Fantastic walking, cycling, wildlife, food and wild swimming.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2021

  • "Secluded location with hares in the nearby field and red squirrels in the garden."

    Good walks in the grounds and into Grantown on Spey. Track to the cottage in poor condition.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jun 2021

  • "We had some misgivings about the mile plus bumpy track leading to the cottage; however, the Old Laundry was a true getaway off the beaten track."

    The location and cottage were perfect and a fantastic place to spend time away from ‘normal’ life. Once there it was only us and the birds and sheep. At night, we were surrounded by starry skies. We loved every minute of our stay and would go back in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Quiet isolation in very comfortable house."

    We'll provided with everything necessaries. Pity about the bumpy mile long entrance drive.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a beautifil setting."

    Very peaceful and quiet. Everything you needed was available. Despite the covid restrictions we had a great relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Our 4th visit to the old Laundry and it's as amazing as ever"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2020

  • "This was our second stay at the Old Laundry and we did enjoy again a beautiful and relaxing holiday."

    An amazing property in the forest, no traffic, only quietness and some deer in the morning. We had snow during our stay and it was wonderful, to come back in the afternoon in a comfortable, warm and cosy home. The house was immaculate and very clean. We would definitly stay again. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Hans5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a really good time whilst on our holiday in Scotland."

    The house was beautiful and well equipped. Everything you would need for a family get away. There was more than enough to do in the house along with electronics that were a little out of date but still better than nothing. The house was very clean and much better than our last stay in Scotland. The red squirrels were a delight to see as were the deer, wood peckers and coal finches. It was also very safe for the children to play outside without supervision. There was nowhere they could go to get into any trouble. The cows were hilarious especially when they arrived in the garden. The calf decided to jump the fence and so mummy had to follow which brought the herd. The kids thought this was wonderful. The owner was very attentive. If we needed anything he replied quickly to our messages and got someone to sort the problem. All in all I think the house was well worth the money and I would stay again. Many thanks. As a side, the DVD player could do with a control as there is no way to navigate options without it. Also the shower in the en-suite needs a curtain or glass screen so it doesn’t get water all over the floor.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage in Speyside with good facilities off the beaten track."

    Perfect base for mount biking and walking. Glorious secluded setting. We love it and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Loved watching the local wildlife. Clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1May 2019

  • "Set in peaceful grounds within the national park this cottage has lots of room ..."

    Set in peaceful grounds within the national park this cottage has lots of room and is the perfect place to get away from it all

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a fabulous location."

    Highly recommended for people who like to be a bit off the beaten track but within easy reach of local facilities.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jan 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage in stunning location."

    Really helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

  • "The unique location and the facilites in the cottage."

    Reviewed by Piet5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was everything we expected and in the most stunning location, exceptional."

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2018

  • "Totally tranquil location with personal and homely feel about the cottage which allowed us to relax immediately."

    Fabulous views and wildlife. First visit to Cairngorms but won't be our last, just beautiful.

    Reviewed by Prue5.0May 2018

  • "Would love to come back."

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Apr 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning location and beyond what we expected!"

    Highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jan 2018

  • "Wonderful place to stay and in a very quiet and peaceful location."

    Very well equipped cottage. Would like to return one day.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2017

  • "I've actually stayed at this house previously and absolutely love the property and the proximity to so many different activities."

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage and setting was beautiful and contributed to a great family holiday"

    Reviewed by John4.6Feb 2017

  • "A really good cottage - interesting, comfortable, cosy and very well equipped, in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x first floor mezzanine twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility/boot room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Outside storage shed for bikes and sports equipment
  • One-acre lawned front garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The private access track to the cottage is in good order but should be driven with care
  • Note: Due to the sheep and cattle in the surrounding fields, care should be taken.

The property

Grantown-on-Spey 1.5 miles.

A very well-presented detached stone cottage, bordering a working farm, set in fabulous Speyside countryside on a private estate less than two miles from Grantown-on-Spey.

This historic Grantown cottage was once the old laundry building for nearby Castle Grant, and is ideal for a family or group of friends who want a get-away-from-it-all location coupled with wonderful outdoor space and open scenery.

There are three bedrooms in this Grantown cottage, one with an en-suite bathroom, a cosy and tastefully-furnished sitting room with warming woodburning stove and a lovely spacious and very well-equipped kitchen with dining area.

A private Rhododendron-lined driveway leads from the public road onto the estate, and another private driveway leads up to this Grantown cottage, which has a large, one-acre natural garden to the front along with a seating area.

This is a wonderful space for everyone to enjoy.

The smart highland town of Grantown-on-Spey is close by and offers excellent local services and facilities for shopping and dining out.

Fishing is available on the River Spey and the whole of the Cairngorms National Park is here to enjoy.

Close to your Grantown cottage is the Revack Estate, with lovely walks in the pine woods and great views over the Cairngorm Mountain.

After your walk treat yourself to a meal or snack in their fabulous restaurant.

Whatever you decide to do, returning to your Grantown cottage will ensure your highland holiday is just perfect!

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas