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The Old Laundry

Grantown-on-Spey, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 20852)



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

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MichelleOct 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 JeremySep 2021

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

    Reviewed by AlexSep 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 JoAug 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 MichaelJun 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 HelenSep 2020

  • "Quiet isolation in very comfortable house."

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

    Reviewed by RobinSep 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 SusanSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 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 HansNov 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 JeanAug 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 JuliaJun 2019

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Loved watching the local wildlife. Clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 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 GrantApr 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 JudithJan 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage in stunning location."

    Really helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Susan LOct 2018

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

    Reviewed by PietOct 2018

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

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 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 PrueMay 2018

  • "Would love to come back."

    Reviewed by GerardApr 2018

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

    Highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JosephineJan 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 DeborahSep 2017

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

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2017

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

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2017

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

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2016

  • "We loved the location and the fact you could walk out of the door into lovely walks in the woods."

    The cottage is well equipped and cosy.We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2016

  • "We liked the peace an quiet of the surroundings."

    We loved the area, and our grandkids loved the garden

    Reviewed by AlexanderOct 2015

  • "This is a lovely house, we did not want to leave."

    The location is great for day trips to interesting places.

    Reviewed by JaySep 2015

  • "A beautiful secluded setting, so very peaceful and close to nature."

    A well furnished property.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2015

  • "A warm, comfortable cottage in secluded surroundings."

    It was a short distance from Grantown-on-Spey which is a lovely town with all the amenities. There was loads to do in the surrounding area or just chill out in the house.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2015

  • "Fabulous location on the forest, with no passing traffic."

    Total tranquillity and lovely for wildlife including deer. We fed the birds and really enjoyed their visits. The Old Laundry is very well equipped, comfortable and immaculate. The owners have made it homely and it has all the facilities you could need. The fire makes for a very cosy place to relax and admire the stunning scenery. Especially beautiful in the snow. The benefit of the property location is that it's a great escape but near enough to Grantown for a quick trip out for shopping etc. Amazing property in a fabulous location, with very helpful and friendly owners a call away if you need any advice.

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2015

  • "Lovely setting with views over woods, fields and hills."

    Close enough to Grantown for civilisation (great fishing shop there too) and Aviemore. The cottage was perfectly organised, had all we needed and was a real pleasure to stay in. The spacious kitchen was really good. Along Speyside there was so much to do: walking, fishing, visiting the many distilleries, day trips to the coast.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2014

  • "It was the best holiday we have ever had had in Britain."

    We fell in love with Scotland and we would go there again and stay in The Old Laundry.

    Reviewed by JoergAug 2014

  • "Superb location, very very peaceful."

    Great layout of holiday cottage. Good 'information pack' about the cottage was provided. Facilities are very good and it was lovely to have the wood burning stove. Would certainly use again and happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2014

  • "The location was superb and the property felt like home."

    It really made our trip to Scotland more comfortable.

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2014

  • "Cosy atmosphere."

    Clean and quite modern equipment. Heating and domestic hot water very good. Very enjoyable holiday, one of the best cottages we have been in. Very good for wildlife and convenient location.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2014

  • "Very well maintained, one of the most organised and luxurious places I have ever stayed in."

    Surrounded by beautiful countryside, provided us with beautiful walks and scenery. I would surely visit and stay in there again.

    Reviewed by ShanuFeb 2014

  • "The property and location were fantastic, we could not have asked for anything more from a cottage getaway."

    We will definitely look to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2013

  • "The house and the setting were ideal for us as a family."

    It was a very welcoming property with all we needed provided. It was lovely to see the wildlife. A great base for us to go out and about.

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2013

  • "Well appointed property with lovely furnishings."

    Set in a stunning, peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by LaurenceSep 2013

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage and travelled all over Scotland."

    The cottage was lovely and idyllic and quiet at night so sleeping was never a problem. There was plenty of room and lovely and clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone else.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2013

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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!


  • 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.

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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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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