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Dalnahaven

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

4.9

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Close to everything, grocery store, petrol station, town square where stores are plentiful for all your needs and whims. Easy access to highways to any direction you might want to go. Overall, Dalnahaven is a great place to stay. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Mar 2024

  • "We loved Dalnahaven."

    It was spotlessly clean, well maintained with quality furniture throughout the property. The owners were very helpful and on hand if needed. Grantown is a lovely place to stay with lots of things to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house was just right and a great location ,everything was at your doorstep ."

    Some of our party had walking difficulties and all was great for them will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jan 2024

  • "The holiday at Dalnahaven was great, it is like a home from home , it is id eal for the dog walking in the woods."

    It is very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is our third stay in the well appointed comfortable cottage."

    Located just of the main street it's ideal for shops, restaurants and local facilities. A five minutes walk to local woodland walks and the Speyside Way. It's become our Highland home from home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "We found Dulnahaven very comfortable and Jacki kept in touch to see how things ..."

    We found Dulnahaven very comfortable and Jacki kept in touch to see how things were and we appreciated the welcome pack as did my hearing dog Peanut loved the treats we have booked to come back next year

    Reviewed by Ada5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great stay."

    Everything you need is there. Plenty of room, comfortable beds and seating. Just round the corner from the High Street and the golf course so an ideal place to stay. So many other attractions nearby. 2nd time there and would come back again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "The holiday was great we have never been disappointed any time we have been at Dalnahaven looking forward to going back"

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property in the perfect location for exploring the area."

    This was our second visit and won’t be our last. Hosts are always very accommodating. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Jul 2023

  • "We were impressed with the communication from the owners, they contacted us by text as we travelled to the cottage, giving us all the information we needed to enter the cottage."

    We found it spotlessly clean and tidy with all the facilities as advertised. A lovely welcome pack gave us all we needed until we could shop. Had a great time in Grantown-On-Spey which has a variety of pubs, hotels and local shops. Will definitely recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely clean comfy cottage well stocked coop over road."

    Ideal base for touring the highlands. Had a fantastic meal at the Sundancer in Nairn. Parking was fine in the evening but could be a bit of problem in the daytime. Was very surprised to be asked to strip beds we have never had this in 40 years of this type of holiday.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and location."

    Hope to return. Splendid hosts.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Billy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Dalnahaven, the bungalow is everything you would want from a holiday rental."

    The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Our dog loved the enclosed garden which was lovely to sit out after a day'.s outing and enjoy an early evening drink, weather permitting of course. Having the forest walks just down the road was an added bonus. Friendly hosts Jacki and Campbell were available if required, the welcome pack left for us was a very nice touch and much appreciated. Great base for touring the area. Having parking and shops on the doorstep made this an ideal location. Would highly recommend Dalnahaven.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Loved"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was clean and comfortable Had all the amenities you ..."

    The holiday cottage was clean and comfortable Had all the amenities you need And a lovely place to holiday plenty of places to visit I would recommend going up the cairngorms on the railway the cafe is resonable and the views are magnificent Would recommend to friends and family Love it so much were thinking of going back

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property, owners are really helpful and knowledgeable about the area."

    Ideal location for exploring the highlands. This property is in town and not rural although the woods are 2 minutes walk. Great butchers round the corner as is the co-op for any food shopping.

    Reviewed by Edwina4.7Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful house, and great stay for us."

    Host's were fantastic. We would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a brilliant week at dalnahaven."

    The cottage was comfortable & had everything we needed . Location was excellent, shop , pubs & takeaways all within a very small walk . Don't let the comments about parking put you off , wasn't a big issue , I think the most we had to walk from the car was about 20 yards! Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a great time here."

    The property is well equipped and so conveniently located for everything in the local area from shops to walking trails. A little further afield and there are beaches to walk on and mountains to climb, or ski down. We would be happy to go back there next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2023

  • "The is a superb well-equipped cottage located just off the main square in Grantown."

    Easy access to local shops, pubs and restaurants. Five minutes from walks in nearby woods which are great for two legs and doggy walks. Easy access to Aviemore, surrounding towns and attractions. Owner easily contactable and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have been at Dalnahaven twice this year and on both occasions everything has been perfect ."

    The comfort at the house and it is in a great place for the town also for the dog the walks are great. We are looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was well equiped and very clean, it would have been helpful if there was a note on how to use the central heating as it was sometimes chilly in the evening."

    We had a very relaxing holiday, the only other thing was the parking as there was a vets surgery across the road, and we stated before we left the TV which we did not use kept coming on at 10pm evvery night, but this did nothing to spoil our break. We would keep in mind this cottage for another break.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic situation."

    Tremendous attention from the owners. Looking forward to going back in the future. Loads of walking opportunities nearby.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a clean, comfortable and quiet holiday cottage in a brilliant situation - minutes from the shops and minutes from some forest walks."

    There was more than enough to interest us in Grantown and within fifty miles of it and we've already decided to come back next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely bungalow in a quiet area."

    Comfortable and spacious. Convenient for the shops and eateries and for walks. Have stayed here before and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy."

    Slept like logs, which is unheard of. Very quiet location, even with being opposite a vets. Onstreet parking was the only issue for us, we found it very difficult to park anywhere near until after 7.30pm when the vets went home. Ideal location for exploring this area.

    Reviewed by Ness5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very clean, and after a hard days walking the ..."

    The cottage was beautiful, very clean, and after a hard days walking the extremely comfortable bed put me to sleep straight away, never met the owners in person but Jackie sent me a very informative text before i rang just to make sure everything was ok,

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "A well presented, well sited bungalow holiday home."

    Ideal for us to travel around the Speyside area and come back to a relaxing environment. Pleasant introduction and helpful assistance from the property owner. Certainly a ‘return to’ place when considering future holidays..

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Apr 2022

  • "2 great things - The cottage itself is super comfy and not lacking anything in terms of things you'll need for your stay."

    The bathroom is a wonderful place! The location is 2nd to none if you've brought your 4 legged friend. Aganach Wood is huge and is 2 minutes walk down the street.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is our third stay at Dalnahaven and it certainly won’t be our last."

    The cottage has everything you need, the perfect home away from home.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, clean, cosy, comfy and well equipped a proper home from home."

    It is well situated for shops cafes etc. Anagach Woods a couple of minutes from the cottage with its lovely trails great for our dog, walkers and cyclists. Stayed over New Year and the cottage was beautifully decorated for the festive season. Grantown very quiet this New Year due to Covid so we spent more time that usual in this comfortable cottage which is testimony to how at home we felt. Lovely welcome pack for us and our dog. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2021

  • "Well presented spacious cottage in a great location."

    Shops and restaurants a 2 minutes walk, as is the high street. A quiet location even though close to the town centre. 3 minute walk to local woods with plenty of tracks for 2 and 4 legged friends. Welcoming pack on arrival was a nice touch making a pleasant start to holiday. Really enjoyed our time here and will book again. I've no qualms about recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and we really couldn't fault it!"

    There was everything there you could possibly need and it was so clean! Jacki and Campbell are great hosts and the welcome basket and Doggy treats etc were much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great house in a great spot with everything on the doorstep, eateries, pubs and shops."

    Plenty of walks both short and long within walking distance of the house. The house itself is one level, very roomy with everything you would expect from a holiday home. Large lounge with good size TV and reclining sofas for extra comfort, large bathroom with power shower and good size bath. Kitchen area more than adequate, we were especially impressed that the owners have gone the extra mile in respect of Covid protection protocols, clean and disinfected right through and even all the dishes, knives and forks, cups were placed in the dishwasher prior to arrival and deep cleaned. We have visited this house before and will not hesitate in visiting again in the future

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant, spotlessly clean, xerycomfortalble and everything provided that you need, owners were so friendly and helpful, shops and pubs a few minutes walk, do not pass this by, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "Dalnahaven had everything we needed for our families week long break."

    It was very handy and close to amenities with the comfiest beds and although centrawas quiet at night. The owners were so accommodating when we had to change our travel plans last minute

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2021

  • "Dalnahaven is a lovely house in the centre of Grantown."

    The kitchen is spacious with good cooking facilities and the bathroom is amazing! The two bedrooms are a good size and the beds are really comfortable. The living room has two comfortable sofas and a fire stick to allow for additional tv choices. The town itself has everything you could need with a Co-op across the road, take aways and restaurants as well as some amazing walks on the doorstep

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Dalnahaven is an excellent property."

    Spacious, comfortable, clean everything you could need . Slightly on the downside is no off the road parking, although we did manage to park somewhere near each time we went out.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jun 2021

  • "The house backs on to an undertakers’ rear entrance."

    The kitchen window looks directly on to it so you can seen the cars, private ambulance, etc. While this did not bother us, other than to serve as a daily reminder of our own mortality!, we feel strongly that this needs to be made clear as there are times in all of our lives when this would be a very upsetting location.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Jun 2021

  • "The bathroom was very nice and modern the lounge was ok WIFI ok as was the tv ..."

    The bathroom was very nice and modern the lounge was ok WIFI ok as was the tv the large bed could do with a new mattress there was a lack of t towels two for a week and bath towels I mean one bath sheet and one towel is not enough per person for a week, and the net curtains up at the windows makes the place look a bit dreary and maybe the garden could do with a few more pots with plants to cheer the outside up, But on the upside we had plenty of hot water and a dishwasher for when we had a meal in also loads of places to eat out in town

    Reviewed by Bryan3.8May 2021

  • "A great place to stay, with all the facilities you would need and within a short walking distance of the town centre and the many varied shops, the forest walks and the fabulous golf course."

    We have everything we wanted in the bungalow with good quality equipment and plenty of choice on the super tv. We will be back there, we didn't do everything we wanted. Well done to Jackie and Campbell, plenty of contact, and a few welcome gifts on arrival. Can't be beaten.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "What a holiday should be like"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with all facilities and more besides."

    In an excellent location. Close to the shops and the local woods for lively walks. Short drives to Aviemore Tomintoul etc. Would highly recommend. We will certainly return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely little bungalow in the very centre of Grantown, close to all amenities and a great base for a holiday in the Cairngorms."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was very comfortable and it felt like there was everything you could possibly need."

    The outdoor seats and tables and the shed we used to store our bikes were very much appreciated. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and having all the basics available like hand soap, cleaning products and the like was great. The Wi-Fi was excellent - much to our teenager's delight! The tiniest alteration that would make a big difference would be to have some more crockery - it was fab to have a dishwasher, but more plates and bowls would have meant not having to run it so often.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely - well positioned and the facilities were very good."

    The welcome gifts were very thoughtful - it was absolutely everything that we wanted. There is plenty of on street parking and we never had a problem with this. We are looking forward to a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is a great holiday cottage right in the centre of Grantown."

    It's ideal for our purposes and we can take our dog along. Jacki and Campbell are friendly and always ready to help if needed. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was spacious, clean and well furnished."

    It Is right in the centre of the lovely little town of Grantown-On-Spey. Close to shops , pubs and restaurants. There are lots of lovely walks from the house and in the wider area.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jan 2020

  • "This pet friendly bungalow was perfect for our week in Grantown-On-Spey , plenty of room both inside and outside the property for our dog Jack to wander round with secure garden space."

    Each room was spacious with an open plan living room and dining area, kitchen was excellent as was the bathroom and main bedroom. This accommodation is in a perfect position for access to everything, pub, eateries, walks all just a short walk from the garden gate. We arrived to a lovely welcome pack which included some treats for our dog who enjoyed daily long walks in the forest which is located just down the same road the property is on. Excellent week and we intend to stay here again

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Loved this cottage."

    Location is ideal and owners really helpful.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had an amazing time celebrating Christmas at Dalnahaven."

    Christmas tree and decorations provided made it feel just like home. Jacki and Campbell left a welcome pack which was greatly appreciated. It was lovely to meet them and they made us feel like friends after a few minutes chatting. We would recommend Dalnahaven to anyone - location in the town, the area in Scotland is perfect any time of year. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2019

  • "We found the cottage very clean and comfortable and the proprietors were there when needed they even went out of their way on Saturday to come and help us with the heating and they really made us feel welcome."

    The cottage is ideal for visiting the local area and only a few minutes walk from the town and all the amenities. Will definitely be going there again despite the drive up from the Midlands but what a drive the most scenic road in Britain is the A9.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2019

  • "We've just spent a lovely week at Dalnahaven in Grantown."

    This cottage was perfect for us - it is very comfortable, there's lots of room and its location right in the heart of Grantown is excellent. The communication and welcome from Jaki and Campbell was first rate too. Milk, wine, crisps and dog treats! Would highly recommend this as a place to stay if you're looking for self-catering in this area.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Loved our stay so much. We had everything you could ever wish for in the cottage. Comfy beds and very clean throughout. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Sep 2019

  • "Second time we have stayed here."

    Both times excellent. Ideal location. Love Scotland.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage was very clean and tidy and the little welcome gift of a bottle of wine ..."

    Cottage was very clean and tidy and the little welcome gift of a bottle of wine and milk was a nice touch, location was great for visiting areas of interest, very quiet and peaceful, would recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was of a very good standard, situated in the heart of the Highlands."

    It was easy to access all the things we wanted to do and we had a very good time.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2019

  • "A pleasant location with easy, quick access to all town facilities as well as easy parking in front of cottage."

    Forest Road itself had little traffic. These factors in addition to the comfort of the cottage exceeded our expectations. I must add the town and local scenery are wonderful. The shopkeepers were helpful and friendly from the butchers to Mortimers fishing shop.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2019

  • "The best holiday cottage we have been in to date."

    Everything we needed and more. Lovely hosts - nothing too much trouble. Great situation for visiting the Cairngorms.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2019

  • "No dedicated parking (as mentioned in listing)."

    Occasionally it was not possible to park near to property.

    Reviewed by Jeff4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was nicer than the pictures on-line."

    It was very centrally located and was very comfortable. The owners left a welcome pack with some essentials which was really kind of them. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Grantown is a lovely village with everything you need - lots of nice walks, cafe's and restaurants. I would recommend Dalnahaven and the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "Strathspey is a very beautiful area at any time of the year."

    Conveniently situated, Dalnahaven is an ideal place from which to explore and a comfortable and cosy place to retreat to.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable lovely place the village had everything ..."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable lovely place the village had everything you needed Good walks and lovely places to visit enjoyed the week Will stay there again thinking off going back next year Would recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "Parking outside cottage is not always available."

    Otherwise great location for amenities. Would recommend this cottage real home from home.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2018

  • "This home was great has more than you expect."

    Close to shops and great places to visit. Jackie and Cambel have gone out of there way to provide this beautiful and homely place. They also are very helpful to suggest places to visit. We really can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great clean cottage with excellent house and local facilities!"

    ! Such a warm welcome from the owners which left wine and milk in the fridge and shortbread biscuits! The local co-op was 1 minute walk from the property and great cafes are in abundance!!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owners of this property have made it a very comfortable and cosy place to base one’s exploration in the highlands."

    The cottage has everything you need and we have a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2018

  • "We stayed at Dalnahaven in July with our little dog and had a fantastic holiday."

    The hosts were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we felt right at home. The cottage was really comfortable, modern and spotlessly clean. The cottage is well situated, just a few steps into the town centre yet it was always very quiet. The town is quaint, not too touristy, has good amenities and plenty of places to eat out. We were only ever a short drive from some incredible walks, beaches and distilleries. We would love to stay here again in the future and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2018

  • "The owners were very helpful and provided us with all that we needed."

    Dalnahaven is a beautiful house which is ideally situated for exploring the area. We will certainly be recommending this place to our family and friends. First class!

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage very comfortable spotlesly clean and very nice hosts who made you feel very welcome ,also very nice neighbours , even our wee dog settled ,a real home from home, will be back ."

    Ps the shops just around the corner but it was also very quiet loved it

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Kindle Firestick, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Lockable storage shed
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk
  • Please Note: this property can only accept arrivals on Saturdays

The property

This inviting ground floor retreat rests in the charming Highlands town of Grantown-on-Spey.

Benefiting from a vast array of activities and opportunities close by, Dalnahaven is the perfect base for an adventure-filled getaway in the Cairngorms National Park.

Be drawn in by the property's soothing neutral decor; to your left sits a comforting king-size bedroom, boasting plenty of storage, which allows you to pack for all kinds of weather.

Next, discover a lavish modern family bathroom with both a bath and a separate shower cubicle.

The second of Dalnahaven's bedrooms comes with cosy twin beds and is decorated in a peaceful manner, a tranquil spot to catch your rest after a fun-packed day.

Rustle up those tasty meals in the fully-equipped kitchen lined with charming wooden units and paired with a delightful dining table to enjoy them at together as a group.

Step through into a tasteful sitting room; you will be drawn in by the stunning feature fireplace, along with a Freeview TV and ample leather seating to create the perfect space for you to enjoy a cosy night watching your favourite films.

A spacious paved area wraps around this Grantown cottage and you'll find lockable storage for your bikes, as well as a lovely patio to sit back and enjoy a relaxing drink or two on.

The stunning town of Grantown-on-Spey is a superb base for a cottage holiday as it benefits from a range of fine spots to eat, drink and shop, as well as having an interesting local museum.

The magnificent rural landscape of the Cairngorms offers visitors an array of thrilling activities, from scenic walking and mountain biking to golf, fishing and even skiing.

A real home-from-home in an ideal Highlands location.

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location

GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY

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.

Please Note: this property can only accept arrivals on Saturdays