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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Cosy, spacious cottage in a well situated location."

    The owner, Jenny, greeted us on arrival and gave many 'top tips' about the area. I happily cycled and walked many miles locally on the Speyside Way, as well as further afield, while the others in my party enjoyed distillery tours and tastings... perfect! Hope to return in the future as we had a brilliant time!

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0Oct 2023

  • "My partner and I had a lovely week staying at Bogairn."

    The house was exactly as shown in the photos and immediately felt like home. Jenny, one of the owners, greeted us upon our arrival with a warm welcome. She also popped by later in the week to ensure all was well. The property was very clean and well maintained. It is ideally situated in a quiet location, but not far from things to do. We enjoyed it so much, that we hope to return in the future. Jacqui Connelly & Craig Simpson

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2023

  • "A good spacious cottage, well furnished and in a good position."

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2023

  • "The owner Jenny made a point of visiting to check that we had settled in and to offer information about the area if needed."

    The cottage was comfortable and had beautiful views and the sunset was amazing. It was an ideal base for visiting attractions in the area both those close and further afield. It was listed that there was a washer /dryer but only a washing machine was there. Fortunately there was a washing line and the weather proved to be kind during our stay. There was no welcome pack so ensure that you have provisions with you upon arrival, there is a small supermarket in the town about 2 miles away. We would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    We had a lovely stay in your cottage.love to come again and would definately reccomend this cottage to anyone.one of the best we have stayed in over the years.the owners are a very nice couple. muriel. july2023.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2023

  • "My friend and I had a marvellous time at Bogairn Cottage."

    It was a very relaxed stay in beautiful surroundings, with an abundance of wildlife to be seen daily (Particularly Birds). We look forward to returning again in the future.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed at through Sykes ,very clean, comfortable and well equipped,Ronnie and Jenny met us and gave us valuable local information which was very useful."

    We were blessed with lovely sunny weather and enjoyed sitting taking in the lovely views ,would highly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "Ein schönes Haus in hervorragender Lage."

    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Einen herzlichen Dank an die beiden freundlichen Gastgeber, die uns mit vielen Informationen versorgt haben!

    Reviewed by Dieter5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and had everything one could need the owner was a ..."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything one could need the owner was a lovely lady made us welcome the weather was rather cold but didn't stop us visiting Huntley Castle elgin cathedral lossiemouth and had some lovely walks by the river all within a short distance from the cottage l would recommend this cottage to everyone l know and wouldn't hesitate to return

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful location, and 5 * accommodation, everything you need for a perfect holiday ."

    Spotlessly clean, warm,quiet, amazing views, We had a wonderful Christmas vacation. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean,and comfortable,great kitchen plenty of pots and utensils to cook with Beds very comfortable Kingsize,the couple next door were very helpful,they own the cottage."

    Lots of interesting places to visit,I would highly recommend this cottage for a stay,I would give it five stars

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "First the pros: the cottage itself was clean and tidy."

    It was certainly large enough for the four of us, all adults. It was decorated very nicely. The views were lovely. It was perfectly situated to allow tours of distilleries and the cooperage and Walkers cookie outlet. Cons: There wasn’t so much as a tea bag for us when we arrived. We are used to having at least a few provisions for the first morning in a place because we can’t be expected to come with food after just flying in for 10 hours. But there was nothing. We drove to several places in town hoping to get some dinner but everywhere was booked solid. We ended up driving to Elgin when a google search told us there was a grocery store there and we ate at a restaurant there. It was after 9:00 when we finally had something to eat. The tv didn’t work for our entire stay. With some pretty nasty weather on a few days we were stuck in the cottage with no tv and no instructions were left to explain how to make it work. Speaking of instructions , there were NO instructions of any kind for anything, except detailed instructions for how to clean up and leave the cottage when we left. We stumbled through the use of the washing machine, and we were told not to use the dryer portion of the machine and we were advised we could hang the clothes outside on the line but we only had one full day without rain and that day had gale force winds; we couldn’t get the radiator in the kitchen/dining room to come on (kind of chilly in the morning); the towels were in shreds and were so stiff they were uncomfortable to use; the beds were hard. Usually I don’t care about the softness or firmness of the beds because I can pretty much sleep on anything but these beds were HARD. It’s disappointing that our stay was challenging and we felt like we were not terribly important. I think with a bit of attention to the outlined problems this could be a really nice place to rent.

    Reviewed by Sherri3.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage to have a base from which to explore the surrounding area."

    Was a real home from home. Comfortable, spacious and had everything you would need.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really felt at home and appreciated the well equipped kitchen and spacious accommodation."

    The location provides open views across countryside on all sides. There’s plenty to see and do in the area and the owners live nearby and were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really comfortable and well equipped house."

    Very friendly and helpful owners nearby.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely holiday."

    Bogairn had everything we needed for our party of four. The cottage was spacious and cosy, well kept and very clean. Beds were comfortable with plenty of storage space and the kitchen was well equipped with a small seating area. It was too cold to use the sun room but I’m sure it would be nice to sit in during the warmer months. The hosts were friendly, provided suggestions about where to visit and even drove my car out the drive when I couldn’t negotiate the snow. Thank you! We all had a lovely time, particularly my little girl, and we look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was great."

    There is a lot of room in this 2Bed 2Bath cottage. Well equipped and convenient to local amenities. Owner was very nice and helpful. Beds were comfortable.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owner was friendly and helpful gave us loads of tips and places to go."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great Owners, Brilliant place for a very relaxing holiday."

    Perfect. We will be back again!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    The house has everything you could need and is very comfortable. The owners are very nice. Wijld recommend to anyone looking for a nice quiet holiday.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Heating and hot water were always available. We cooked and ate in every night due to the Coronavirus and were short of no equipment or dishes. The views are amazing and the cottage has local walks and is close enough to the coast for daily visits. Ballindalloch Castle Gardens are very close and also well worth a visit. The Co-op in Aberlour is 5 minutes drive away and is well stocked for any essentials. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely and very well equipped house, the sun room was especially nice to relax in."

    Very friendly and helpful owners would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely owners, friendly, and knowledgeable."

    Cottage beautiful, scenery was lovely. Area great, friendly everywhere. Even the weather was quite kind to us. Plenty of places to visit in and around the area.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2019

  • "A lovely warm, cosy and comfortable holiday bungalow."

    The location is very convenient, not too far from the local shops. The owners were very friendly and helpful and although their home is not far from the bungalow they are not at all intrusive. We really enjoyed our two week stay and look forward to returning there.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing holiday."

    our hosts Ronnie & Jenny made us feel very welcome. our needs were well catered for it was like a home away from home. They recommended a lot of lovely places to visit and best places to eat. Scotland is our favourite holiday destination lots more places to visit, so we definitely will be going back there again. Thanks from us Susan & Kevin :) :)

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very friendly owners with lots of local knowledge."

    The cottage was incredibly spacious but cosy at the same time. The bed was the comfiest we've ever slept in on holiday. Lovely views from all rooms. Lots to do nearby and surrounding areas. We seen deer within the grounds at the cottage, dolphins in Spey Bay and climbed a mountain, what a holiday to remember. Climbing Mount Benrinnes highly recommended, very liberating! Aberlour is 2 miles away and a lovely relaxing village with several shops worth a visit. A walk along the River Spey also highly recommended. The directions to the cottage once in the area from the owner were perfect - the ones from Sykes were unfortunately not clear enough.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely spacious house and very friendly owners."

    One bedroom has basic en-suite facilities and in addition there is a luxury bathroom. Lovely view and strategic location.

    Reviewed by Nico5.0Apr 2019

  • "What was there not to like about this charming ,cosy ,homely cottage ,set in fields full of lambs gamboling all day ."

    We had all seasons in one day sun,rain ,wind and snow.We were met by Jennie and Ron,who couldnt have been more helpful and friendly,even driving us to our restuarant for our meal on our anniversary and picking us up at the end of the evening .We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed for 2 weeks instead of one .We will be back !!!

    Reviewed by Enid5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage "Bogairn" is situated in a beautiful spot with extensive views in almost any direction, the owners home is quite close but does not interfere with the enjoyment derived from sitting in the sun room to read or to be outside holding a conversation with the sheep."

    Aberlour the nearest small village as all the shops you need, from and a number of places to eat, although I cannot recommend the chip shop on our visit it was not good to Walker Short bread factory with the factory shop, Not forgetting the CO-OP. If you like your food I can recommend The Firth Hotel and Restaurant at Lossiemouth nice food a plenty of it . All in all this part of Scotland is great for a relaxing holiday preferably with more than one driver so the delights of the whisky trail can be truly appreciated

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7Sep 2018

  • "Written directions to the house were poor and I wasn’t given a postcode."

    They would be more useful if they stated: turn right at the veterinary practice. No welcome pack not even a small bottle of milk. After a 9 hour drive it would have been nice to have been able to make a drink without having to find a shop!!

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Aug 2018

  • "Jenny and Ronnie were brilliant, would highly recommend to anyone."

    Property and the views it affords are truly unique and cannot be beaten.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2018

  • "This property is the best, from start to finish of our holiday."

    the view from the bungalow is amazing. managed to get out every day. Thank you for a lovely holiday cottage :-)

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2017

  • "The holiday was superb."

    Exceeded our expectations on all counts. The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and homely, exactly as it was advertised."

    The location was beautiful but very isolated - definitely need a car to travel to and from. The facilities are exactly as listed. Except, the tap water turned my daughter's hair green (she's naturally blond), but its washed out now that we're back home no problem; the tap water tastes a bit odd, but is fine once boiled. The only noticable daily utility not provided was a hair dryer. Also, the washing machine dryer combination takes over 10 hours to wash anything; don't bother washing the towels or linen, new ones are provided by the landlord weekly (which we didn't realise). But, its a really great cottage and provides everything it claims to have. My son really enjoyed having a bath everyday, and my daughter loved to sit and write in the conservatory. The conservatory is definitely the best room in the bungalow as it's light and airy with a beautiful mountain view.

    Reviewed by Ilona4.8Aug 2016

  • "Owners work hard to keep the cottage looking lovely, however some elements looking a bit tired"

    Reviewed by Daniel4.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two king-size double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is no car charging allowed at the property.

The property

Aberlour 2 miles.

An extremely well presented and spacious cottage surrounded by lush green rolling hills and fields in the wonderful Scottish countryside.

This large detached cottage is ideal for couples or for a group of friends who will appreciate the space within the cottage and its close proximity to so many places of interest.

With all the accommodation at ground floor level there is a fabulous sun room with widespread views over the surrounding countryside and this makes the perfect place for quiet relaxation.

The fitted kitchen/dining room is extremely well equipped and with direct access to the sun room which boasts stunning panoramic views.

The sitting room is smart and tastefully presented and the abundance of large windows means guests can appreciate the lovely location from the comfort of their armchairs.

There are two generously proportioned bedrooms, both with king-size beds and one benefiting from an en-suite.

The surrounding fields are home to grazing sheep and cattle and just a couple of miles away, the pretty large village of Aberlour provides excellent facilities with a number of good pubs serving tasty local produce and of course, it boasts its very own distillery and is also home to the world famous Walkers Shortbread!

Why not visit the old railway station, not only home to the Speyside Way Visitor Centre but also with its own tea shop.

The spectacular Moray Firth Coast is a short drive away with many quaint fishing villages, all well worth a visit.

Whether it’s whisky, wildlife or walking, it’s all here in abundance and this superior cottage will ensure a perfect holiday.

EPC Rating: Band D

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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.

Note: There is no car charging allowed at the property.