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The Spinney

Carron near Aberlour, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 968459)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was lovely very comfortable."

    Welcome pack was a very lovely gesture. The Village of Carron itself is very quiet and peaceful plus the Cottage was just yards from the speyside way which was ideal for walking the dog. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CarrieJun 2022

  • "Spacious, comfortable cottage."

    Could do with cushions on the dining chairs but that's just a minor niggle. Bed in main bedroom was really comfortable. Good for wildlife - Saw red squirrel, hedgehogs and deer about the garden plus plenty of small birds. Part of the Speyside Way really close to cottage.

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay we really enjoyed ourselves but it could of done with a little more heat as it was so cold but overall it was a very pleasant place especially the deer coming into the garden and the red squirrels."

    Our daughter especially liked the phone box full of goodies at the bottom of the front garden. We had some lively walks and the people we saw were very friendly.

    Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your holiday. With regard to needing a little more heat if you stay in future please contact the manager who would be pleased to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Well presented with lots of space. Comfortable beds and living area. Would highly recommend to anyone viewing it to go ahead and book, only reason we can’t book for next year is the changeover day is Friday instead of Saturday so it doesn’t work for our requirements sadly.

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2021

  • "We had a good holiday in a great property and a wonderful area ..."

    We had a good holiday in a great property and a wonderful area We needed to contact the manager Sandy over a very minor matter and found him extremely helpful and very pleasant We hope to return in the near future

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2021

  • "Beds are cheap not suitable for adults"

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2021

  • "The Spinney was a great place to stay with lots of space."

    We felt there were some things that could be done to maximise the space such as the conversion upstairs, however that's just an opinion and not a criticism. The garden was another area we felt was under maximised and although nice to sit in felt more could be done to really make it look 'wow'. Quite a remote area and not a lot there. The phonebox outside the cottage with snacks in is a lovely quirky addition to the village and the walk to Aberlour 3 miles away is an easy flat route suitablele for bikes.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Beautiful house, comfortable, lovely erea"

    Reviewed by JaimeJul 2021

  • "House was in a beautiful situation and gave us an excellent base to explore the area."

    The garden at the house is large although it could do with a real tidy up. A parasol would be useful for hot sunny days. Perhaps it would be worth investing in a bigger TV for the lounge for future visitors.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2021

  • "This was a lovely property, very comfortable and well-appointed - it exceeded our expectations."

    The situation was perfect for our needs - both the coast and the Cairngorms National Park were easily accessible and the immediate surroundings were beautiful. The only minor criticisms (which by no means caused us any problems) were that the mattress in the master bedroom was a bit soft and springy and the garden was a little neglected. However, as I said, this didn’t detract from our stay at all and we would definitely consider going back again.

    Reviewed by IainJun 2021

  • "Very well placed for walking coastal and inland ways."

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2020

  • "Everything you need is in the very well kept property, good position for visiting places by road, the off road walking / cycling path to Aberlour was useful."

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Great area to explore, lots of wildlife,deer,red squirrel, bird's of pray,herons ..."

    Great area to explore, lots of wildlife,deer,red squirrel, bird's of pray,herons on the river bank,and please try the steak pies from the butcher's in abalour

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 2020

  • "Cottage was excellent ."

    More regular feedback about Covid and effect on bookings would have helped.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Booked this last minute to attend a local family funeral."

    Everything was as described and met all our requirements. Would book this again as its very near our family and great thats it pet friendly as this is often the stumbling block when we travel as an extended family.

    Reviewed by MairiJan 2020

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by annetteSep 2019

  • "Good central location for distillery visits and walking on the Speyside Way."

    Cottage very comfortable with everything you require for a home away from home.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2019

  • "The spinney is a great place to live for going to different towns and villages great for dog"

    Reviewed by ShonaJun 2019

  • "The house is absolutely lovely and in a great sourrounding."

    A perfect Homebase for touring the speyside and thanks to the nearby distillery always with a light malty smell in the air. We absolutley loved it and had a great holiday there. We felt at home right from the beginning.

    Reviewed by SabrinaMay 2019

  • "It was our first time using Sykes and we are sure we will be back."

    The house was more than adequate and very comfy.Thank you

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday at The Spinney."

    Howard the caretaker was very helpful and the house was spotless and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JuneMar 2019

  • "Superb location and a lovely home for a holiday break."

    Absolutely everything provided your comfort plus a nice welcome pack when you arrive. Great location for walking and pet friendly. Very close to the Speyside Way - 45 minutes to the town of Aberlour on the Way. Howard, who looks after the property lives nearby and is available for any help/queries. Howard drove over 60 miles on Christmas Eve to collect a replacement glass door for the woodburner when our one cracked - outstanding customer service.

    Reviewed by NormanDec 2018

  • "A very nice house with a lot of remarkable details, surrounded by a beautiful countryside."

    We got a very warm welcome with a 'wee minding' (welcome basket). If you are looking for a quite starting point for tours to nearby destilleries this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by JuergenJul 2018

  • "Ideal location in the Highlands."

    There is a great and varied selection of activities on offer in the vicinity of the Spinney for couples and families.. Surrounded by a most beautiful natural countryside and landscape- This cottages s a real home for walking and sight seeing. The cottages hosts Stella and Howard do a perfect job. They listened to all our wishes and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home.

    Reviewed by RainerMay 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage and area beautiful scenery and wonderful walks not disappointed ..."

    Fabulous cottage and area beautiful scenery and wonderful walks not disappointed and we booked last minute with no hassles whatsoever thank you to Howard and Stella

    Reviewed by GreigMar 2018

  • "A lovely cottage and a very warm welcome"

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2018

  • "Howard was extremely helpful upon arrival."

    Beautiful home beautiful location!

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double (orthopaedic double bed) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin (3 foot twin divan zip & link beds which can be set up as singles or super king)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with Range Cooker
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove.
  • The house is heated by a dual system
  • Guests may choose to use the electric central heating from the electric boiler or the woodburning Rayburn stove
  • Gas cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, tumble dryer, dishwasher, SKY TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Lockable storage for bikes, fishing rods, walking gear
  • Rear lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs in Aberlour
  • Note: Tumble dryer is located in the garage
  • Note: A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided by the owners, however if the log runs out there will be a note in the cottage as where to buy some more.

The property

Aberlour 4.5 miles.

The Spinney is a pleasant, detached cottage in the village of Carron next to the speyside way near to the vibrant village of Aberlour in Moray, Scotland.

Being in a fabulous location with a lovely, warming interior, the property acts as an excellent stay for a relaxing countryside getaway or a break full of walking, cycling or wildlife spotting.

On your left as you enter the cottage lies the alluring, spacious sitting room uplifted by a stunning arch window along with a woodburning stove and some wonderful wooden beams, this is the perfect place to sit and relax of an evening.

The roomy kitchen/diner has rustic quarry tiled flooring, a gas cooker and a pantry to give a real country cottage feel whilst you prepare and enjoy your meals together as a group.

The ground floor of The Spinney also boasts two charming double bedrooms, one with a fresh en-suite shower room to make you feel right at home.

Enjoy a soak in the sumptuous bathroom after a day of walking the popular Malt Whisky Trail, Speyside Way or the hills of the Cairngorms National Park.

The interior is complete with a first floor twin room.

Make the most of your superb location by sitting on your private patio with a refreshing drink and taking in the views of the countryside and watching the red squirrels in the woodland nearby.

Aberlour is a delightful holiday base, offering the essentials of a pub/restaurant and a couple of shops to enjoy.

Head to Elgin for a fun day out, it showcases some beautiful architecture as well as a wide range of amenities to keep you busy.

The Spinney is a homely cottage in a wonderful part of Scotland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Elgin 15 miles.

The small, pretty village 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 - This property does not allow working parties.
Note - Friday changeover as standard, alternative start dates available prior to agreement with owner. Please contact us to discuss.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas