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Strathmill House

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

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We were extremely happy with the accommodation overall."

    It would be nice to actually have larger bath towels. We did go out and buy kitchen weighing scales as we do all our cooking from scratch.

    Thankyou for he positive feedback and we are glad that you were extremely happy with Strathmill House. We did have a set of red digital kitchen scales at the Housed but these seem to have disappeared and will be replaced shortly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was very spacious, clean and in a quiet location."

    It’s in an ideal spot for visiting surrounding areas. We had a lovely week and we all felt very relaxed. We were a party of seven and the house was ideal size for us. There are two reception rooms with two large sofas in each, which was great, allowing us privacy if we wanted it. Overall it we had a fantastic week away and would highly recommend this property.

    Diane, Thankyou for a lovely review, and we are really pleased you had a lovely week and found Strathmill House suited everyone. Also great that you used Strathmill as a base to explore the area as there is lots to do close to the House. Kind Regards Keith and Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property, ideal for what we required."

    The property was clean and well presented with all amenities that you would require. Communication was great and instructions to get the the property were clear and concise. I would highly recommend this property.

    Derek, Thankyou for the feedback and recommendation, it's much appreciated. Glad you found the directions easy to follow, as you know Strathmill is within easy walking distance of the centre of Keith but feels like it is in remote countryside. Kind Regards Keith and Lindsay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in N East Scotland, using Strathmill House as our base for an energetic week of orienteering."

    One of our group enjoyed using the bath, but the others all preferred the shower, which had a constant supply of hot water. We made good use of both lounges - one for reading and relaxing and the other for sport-watching on the TV! The kitchen was also very well-equipped for cooking all our evening meals.

    Hi Jonathan, Thankyou for spending some time at Strathmill and we are glad you enjoyed it. Keith is a central location to explore the North East and there always seems to be something going on, although I have to confess I hadn't realised what a big deal orienteering was in the area. I imagine that it's only modesty that stopped you saying how well you done in the event? Hope to see you back next year. Best Wishes Keith and Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hi - good break at strathmill - suggest more detail as only 2 wcs ."

    .upstairs arrangement not good for anyone with mobility issues and one tv ..given price charged and compared to other holiday houses .. slightly over priced - but the family had a good week and welcome pack much appreciated - tk you

    Hi Carol, The title of your review suggests that you had a good break but more details should be included in the Sykes listing. I was concerned when I read this and therefore re-read the listing. I found that the items you mentioned are addressed on the front page of the listing. You are correct in saying that there is only one 55” Smart TV at Strathmill, this allows the second reception room for reading, cards, chatting etc and overall this seems to have met with approval. I am pleased that you and the family enjoyed your time at Strathmill House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Jul 2023

  • "Booked for colleagues working in the area, it is a great house that is very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Communication with Keith was excellent. We would definitely book again.

    Thankyou for submitting this review it's much appreciated. We are always willing to answer whatever questions guests may ask, obviously about Strathmill but also the area in general. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2023

  • "Strathmill House is a Fantastic Accomodation to stay in Keith."

    I had rent for 2 weeks. The house is biggest and the forniture and the facilityes are at the top. The owners were very friendly and the welcome pack of biscuits and fruit was much appreciated. The place where the house is located is very quiet and is perfect for spending time relaxing. The kitchen is well equipped, the 5 bedrooms are perfect and the beds are really comfortable. The composition of the house is reminiscent of the old days and that is what makes it truly unique and loving. if you plan to spend time in the Keith area this home is the place to best enjoy your stay.

    Thankyou for your kind words and deciding to stay at Strathmill House. We have tried to get the balance between the traditional style of the house and the modern world of high speed Wi-Fi, Smart TV, HIVE heating and it seems we have got it about right which is nice to know. It would be lovely to welcome you again. Best Wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tarquini5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is the most beautiful house anyone could wish to stay in."

    It was by far the best we have ever stayed in. Where do I begin. The house from the outside is just stunning. When we opened the door into the gorgeous hallway we said Wow. The pictures don't do this beautiful house justice. It is gorgeous. Beautiful original solid wood doors takes you into each room. Two sitring rooms. The house is exquisitely furnished throughout. Every little detail has been thought of. Lovely fire to use beautiful feature. So cosy. The house has hive so we were toasty at all times. At back door is a lovely downstairs wc and sink. Also coat hooks to hang outdoor garments. Each door you open you just say wow. The dining room is adorable. Great big table if you are entertaining or if you are all having breakfast or dinner. Kitchen is gorgeous too. Every little detail has been thought of by owners. Lovely fresh flowers and basket of goodies on areival. All lovely thoughtful touches. Dishwasher, washing machine, fab big cooker. Although view from sink is worth doing dishes by hand. Also table and chairs in kitchen. Its just adorable. Every part of this house is perfect. Tastefully decorated throughout. Love the staircase which leads to left and right upstairs. Bedrooms are gorgeous. Very big and spacious and gorgeous. The bathroom has a roll top bath. I've always wanted one. It was fabulous. Great shower room too. I really don't have words to describe how beautiful this amazing house is. It is so beautiful we didn't want to leave. Everything you need is available in this beautiful house. The owners really have thought of everything. They also send you really useful info about places towns veaches etc you can visit. Ideally located Keith is 50 miles to Aberdeen and 55 mikes to Inverness or vice versa but so many gorgeous places to visit, Cullen, Portsoy, we also went to Black Isle one day as fond memories are there. Also the ground surrounding house and gardens. My Grandson named the front garden the secret garden. Back garden too, apple tree and rhubarb. We can't wait to go back to this gorgeous home. Plenty of parking space. Very private. Lovely to walk round Strathmill Distillery next door. So quiet and peaceful and picturesque. We really had the most wondetful week at this beautiful house. This is perfection personified. Love, love, love this house. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommended. Top marks. The best ever holiday. Thank you for letting us be custodians of this gorgeous house for our week. Also lots of places in Keith to eat out and carry out food available too. Also a bakery, tesco etc in Keith. This beautiful house made our holiday perfect. Thank you to the lovely owners.

    Thank you for these lovely comments, it means a lot to us. Also great you enjoyed the town and general location, there really is a lot to do in the area. Your comments about doing the dishes by hand struck a chord as we have watched the beautiful conifer tree by the river grow from being a sapling to what it is now, looks fantastic with a dusting of snow. Thankyou again and best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ideal for spending time with extended family."

    The owners went over and above to ensure we felt at home and there were some lovely touches, like fresh flowers in the downstairs rooms. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. The town of Keith prides itself on its friendliness and we weren't disappointed. There are lots of lovely little shops as well as a big Tesco for buying supplies.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your time at Strathmill House, we have had lots of positive comments about the facilities in the town and how close Strathmill House is to them while still feeling as if you are in the country. Nice to hear that Keith lived up to it's reputation of being the friendly town. Thankyou for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house full of character and comfort with great facilities for a family or group of friends to stay."

    The house is warm and comfortable as are the beds. Wonderful surprise too to find the the house lavished with fresh flowers, boxes and baskets filled with biscuits and chocolate goodies and fresh fruit. A wonderful time had by all and highly recommended.

    Thankyou for your positive comments, very pleased you found Strathmill House warm and comfy. Having the Hive heating system means the house is warm when you arrive. Thankyou for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay at Strathmill House."

    Beautiful house very well equipped and clean.Had no complaints at all and would highly recommended for a quiet break away.

    Thankyou Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great house with plenty of space for the 8 of us to feel comfortable in."

    The house is in a great location within the town of Keith which was an ideal base for us to go out exploring various areas in all directions. Really loved Keith itself with lots of amenities in walking distance and wonderful scenic walks close by too.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 2 x singles
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 x sitting rooms
  • Gas central heating with 2 x open fires (one in each sitting room)
  • Gas range cooker with double oven and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and high speed BT WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Gated off-road parking on driveway for four to five cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, covered seating area, and log store - BBQ and outdoor furniture available from April onwards
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are three steps down into the kitchen from the dining room, please take care
  • Note: The first floor is split-level so there are some steps between rooms and the landing, please take care

The property

Resting next door to a Scottish whisky distillery in the small market town of Keith, Strathmill House is a traditional Victorian villa reached via a private road, offering a group of eight a homely setting from which to explore Moray.

Featuring an enclosed garden, gated driveway and spacious rooms all decorated with bright and light decor, alongside original floorboards and beautiful furnishings, Strathmill House presents a lovely dwelling, located around midway between Inverness and Aberdeen and not too far from the coast either.

Step inside this vintage residence and be met with two separate reception rooms on either side of the large hallway, both with an open fire.

The group can spread out between these beautiful well-lit rooms, with large bay windows and plush seating, the grown-ups can indulge in some wine and conversation in one while the children can watch a film on the TV in the other!

Head into the dining room and gather around for a family feast, with plenty of space for all eight guests, where you can serve up a treat that was prepared in the kitchen, reached via three steps down.

The kitchen is home to a fabulous gas Range cooker and hob, along with a fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher among the appliances.

Enjoy sunny days in the pretty enclosed garden, sitting beneath the covered seating area to enjoy a morning breakfast and coffee.

Completing the ground floor is the handy cloakroom, with a shower room and bathroom found on the first floor, you can choose how best to prepare for your day whether with a quick shower or a relaxing hot soak in the freestanding roll-top bath.

Turn right after climbing the stairs and find a single bedroom and two king-size bedrooms, one of which can be turned into a twin on request thanks to zip/link beds, whilst heading left from the stairs brings you to another single and a double room, all with excellent furniture and plenty of space.

The lovely little town of Keith is a very important stop on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail due to being the home of Strathisla Distillery, known to be the oldest working distillery in all of Scotland dating from 1786, you can take a tour around the distillery and talk to the experts that create this popular drink, along with sampling some for yourself of course!

With being home to four distilleries in total, including the one next door (Strathmill Distillery; however this one is not open to the public), Keith town also has lots of traditional shops, two butchers, a deli, a bakery and coffee shops.

Discover a great range of pubs and restaurants to dine at in Keith, with the town centre being within walking distance; it is perfect for a special meal out with a host of different cuisines to suit all tastes.

Visit nearby Huntly to see the 12th Century remains of Huntly Castle, incorporating it into a scenic walk along the River Deveron before returning into the attractive town centre.

Enjoy an exciting sea adventure by heading up to the coast to the quaint fishing village of Cullen, which has a harbour, sandy beach, golf course, and a great fish & chip shop!

Spey Bay also is a beautiful coastal reserve with the largest shingle beach in Scotland – dolphins, otters and ospreys are regularly spotted at the mouth of the estuary of the iconic river Spey, which flows through the centre of the reserve.

From The Tugnet Ice House, you can enjoy a walk along the Speyside Way, or hop on your bikes and join the national cycle network which passes close to the reserve.

The Gordon Castle Estate is another fabulous place to visit on the way to Spey Bay in Fochabers – they have great fresh produce to buy, a coffee shop, as well as different events going on in the walled garden.

Why not book a Scottish Marine Safari, heading out on the Moray Firth to spot dolphins, harbour porpoises, grey and harbour seals, minke whales, and a host of sea birds, all while taking in the stunning coastal scenery from the fantastic converted traditional wooden fishing trawler!

Also on the Castle and Antique trail, the town of Dufftown is home to Balvenie Castle, which also has a distillery offering a great day out, or travel down to the Cairngorms National Park for some breath-taking landscapes and excellent walking country!

Find something for everyone during your stay at Strathmill House in Keith.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location

KEITH

Dufftown 11 miles; Aberdeen 49 miles; Inverness 55 miles

The small market town of Keith in the north east of Scotland is situated about mid way between the city of Aberdeen to the east and the city of Inverness to the west. Keith is truly in the heart of the Speyside Malt Whisky Country with its many distilleries and visitor centres. The friendly town boasts good facilities with a selection of shops, hotels and restaurants and also has its own 18 hole golf course and three tennis courts! Keith is home to the original Kilt School of Scotland, the only one of its kind where traditional kilt making skills can still be seen today. The area is not only rich in distilleries but also in castles and the ruins of Balvenie Castle near Dufftown are well worth a visit as the castle has hosted guests such as Mary Queen of Scots and Edward 1.