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Dunstaffnage Cottage

Grantown-on-Spey, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 3958)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "We all enjoyed our stay in Dunstaffnage Cottage, we had everything we needed and would highly recommend to our friends & family, thank you to Sandy & Lorraine for being such good hoasts!"

    Reviewed by DeanNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was like home from home, comfortable & very well equipped. The location is perfect for local walks & amenities and for touring the region. We would definitely recommend this cottage & hope to stay there again sometime soon.

    Reviewed by BruceOct 2021

  • "This wonderful cottage is very spacious and in superb large grounds within a 10 minute walk of the town centre, so providing excellent accommodation for the 4 of us to relax in."

    The cottage is in an ideal location for walking locally and seeing local attractions. We had a very enjoyable trip on the Strathspey steam railway as well as lovely walks around Loch Morlich, Loch Garten and Loch Mallachie. Ballindalloch Castle is also within easy reach and a superb place to spend your day.

    Reviewed by BryanSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week here, helped by the amazing weather!"

    The cottage is perfect, clean and well equipped and we loved the beautiful grounds and the fact it was easy walking distance to the town. The owners are on site, but very discreet and there if you need them, we enjoyed meeting them very much. There is no doubt we will be back, and after renting holiday homes in many countries, this staycation exceeded our expectations!

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2021

  • "Excellent host."

    Cottage very well provisioned.

    Reviewed by SpenceSep 2020

  • "Beautiful surroundings and plenty to do near by, we loved our stay at this cottage."

    Lovely walks and toddler friendly garden. The owners were so welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by NicholaAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful weeks holiday here."

    Grantown is a lovely place to spend a relaxing week walking and visiting the local attractions. Dunstaffnage Cottage is a lovely place to stay. The owners, who live next door, were very friendly and helpful, pity the weather didn't allow us to maje full use of the fabulous grounds.

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2020

  • "Dunstaffnage Cottage is truly amazing."

    It has everything you need to make your stay comfortable & enjoyable. It is in a great location & the owners are lovely & welcoming. We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay & will definitely stay there again. Can't recommend it enough...

    Reviewed by SeonaidAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ,excellently situated."

    A nature lovers dream. Wild deer and red squirrels on your door step.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2019

  • "We had a great stay in Grantown-on- Spey!"

    The cottage was very cosy and we had three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (we were five, two couples and one single). The kitchen was very nice and had all that you needed. We also got a complimentary milk and bottle of wine, which was very thoughtful, thanks! All in all a lovley stay and the very friendly owners lived across the yard in the main house. I will highly recommend this property, very good value for your money! Torbjorn from Sweden

    Reviewed by TorbjornApr 2019

  • "This was a delightful cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage was warm with a great kitchen area and lovely en-suite bedrooms. It was close to the town and shops which was very welcome after a day out walking. We loved being able to walk from the garden into the woods. Far exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by LMar 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    The grounds were beautiful and the town had a nice little Co-Op and a terrific butcher. we had a number of "home-cooked" meals just so we could try some of the butcher's tasty entrees. The local bookstore was also a great place to stop and chat to the owner about books and authors. Perfect for sightseeing in and around the village. it would have been a bonus if there had been some bathroom cleaning supplies in the cottage .and a second fry pan would have been useful as well.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "Really nice place to stay the house has everything you will need for your stay, WIFI is a real bonus."

    Grantown is a great base to explore from. We will be going back next year without a doubt. The high street has lots of places to eat and the co-op is well stocked

    Reviewed by GarySep 2018

  • "The cottage far exceeded our expectations only wish we could of stayed longer."

    The garden and play area where perfect for our young grandson. It was less than a hundred yards to the path through the surrounding woodland complete with its deer, red squirrels etc. If you haven't been to Grantown, go and this is the perfect place to stay, we are already making plans to go again.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage, excellent location."

    Really enjoyed our Scotland holiday. (Also see my trip advisor review)

    Reviewed by EllenaJun 2018

  • "Grantown was beautiful."

    And the cottage just made our trip that much more enjoyable. Free wifi, washing machine and separate baths were much needed conveniences. Couldn't have asked for more. We traveled east and west so Grantown was a perfect spot. Would live there if I could.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "Our host Sandy was a delight and very helpful."

    Our arrival was painless and check out was just as easy. The surrounding gardens were stunning and very conducive to relaxing. The house was beautifully presented and well equipped. Quality and comfort assured us of a home away from home. I would highly recommend Dunstaffnage Cottage to anyone who appreciates a quality home with peaceful surroundings and in a great location!

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018


    Reviewed by LucyMar 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2018

  • "Cottage was excellent"

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2017

  • "This holiday was perfect in every way!"

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2017

  • "This cottage is exceptional in terms of space, comfort and facilities."

    The location is great and the owners are helpful when needed. There is a good wifi connection and all the facilities of a charming country town are in walking distance.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2017

  • "Gorgeous cottage, really friendly hosts, excellent location - this holiday had it all !"

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2016

  • "A comfortable cottage which is well heated, within easy walking distance of town centre and lovely walks on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by MoragApr 2016

  • "This is an excellent cottage in a lovely location with a range of outdoor activities available locally."

    The town of Grantown-on-Spey is charming and the local people are very friendly. The best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a good number over the years.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2016

  • "My family and I had a magical Christmas in this cottage."

    We received a very warm and friendly welcome from the owner when we arrived. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and cosy. The kids had plenty of space and we did not feel closed in. Everything you need is in this cottage. It was no different to being home. It was very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms are very spacious and plenty of storage space. The linen was all fresh and clean which was really good. The kitchen is very well equipped. There was plenty of outside space for the kids to play, a separate play area for children was really welcoming and would be ideal for a summer vacation. It is within easy walking distance of the local amenities and is an ideal location if you wish to travel around Aviemore and Inverness. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday break. I will definitely come back to stay in this cottage and would recommend this to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by BDec 2015

  • "It was great quality and cosy, loved it."

    All home comforts were provided and there were nice touches on arrival, thank you.

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2015

  • "Great location and lovely gardens with red squirrels."

    We liked being close enough to walk into the town but also on the edge of the woods. There was lots to do in the area without travelling too far. Very comfortable accommodation and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2015

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful."

    A beautiful cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2015

  • "This cottage is delightful."

    Very clean, warm and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in a Highland holiday. The location is a great base for travelling around the Cairngorms National Park.

    Reviewed by GarryFeb 2015

  • "A 5 Star plus property!"

    Beautifully presented and in fabulous surroundings! The bedding was totally luxurious and there was ample space and bathrooms for everyone! Would 100% recommend this property and hope to one day return! The surrounding area has lots of great days out and plenty to see. It really is a great holiday destination.

    Reviewed by JasonDec 2014

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location, part of a very impressive large detached house."

    The cottage itself was excellent, everything required provided, excellent cleanliness and lots of personal touches. You could see the owners care about their property. The owner was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2014

  • "A beautiful conversion, tastefully decorated."

    Perfect location and a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2014

  • "Comfortable and very well equipped accommodation with good access to the town for shopping, take-aways and meals out."

    We spent 3 days paddling on the River Spey from Grantown to Spey Bay and enjoyed some great days out in the Cairngorms, up to the north coast and the Black Isle as well. The Glenlivet distillery visit and the trip on the Strathspey Railway were obvious highlights !

    Reviewed by RussellSep 2014

  • "The garden was lovely, great for families."

    Everything was wonderful.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2014

  • "Cottage was very cosy and well situated to see Speyside and close to amenities in the town."

    Bedrooms beautifully decorated and loads of closet space if you needed it. My elderly mother was happy in a ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Loads to do in the local area or within an hour's drive to the coast.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2014

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage and garden we have come across."

    Reviewed by DouglasMay 2014

  • "The cottage, the owners, the garden and the location were perfect."

    We really couldn't fault it and would certainly stay here again when we visit the area in the future. Speyside is an amazing area and this is the ideal place from which to explore it.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2014

  • "The cottage was really fantastic!"

    We had a great time and everything was well prepared and presented. Beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of the village, within easy walking distance to bars/restaurants and shops in the centre. The owners have a beautiful garden and direct access to the forest behind so it really is a wonderful setting. We will certainly be recommending this property to friends in the future.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2013

  • "Brilliant property, owners very welcoming."

    Reviewed by CharmainOct 2013

  • "The cottage was exceptional, beyond our expectations."

    The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We were sorry to leave Dunstaffnage behind. We would would go back in future.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2013

  • "The cottage was impeccable, and in good taste."

    It had everything one could possibly want, including a warm welcome. It has been tastefully refurbished and furnished. It felt very much like home. We all loved it, and thought the stay should have been longer. It exceeded expectations. Great place to stay in.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2013

  • "The presentation of Dunstaffnage Cottage was excellent."

    It was a joy to return to the property after a day's hiking in the Aberdeenshire hills. The cottage was close to the shops in Grantown-on-Spey which was very convenient. The owners were very pleasant and not intrusive.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2013

  • "We loved everything about this house."

    We loved the garden, and the location of the property was brilliant, close to shops whilst at the same time being in a beautiful unspoilt area of the world. The owners are wonderful, without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend to family and friends, and cannot wait to go again.

    Reviewed by HazraAug 2013

  • "The lovely garden and being able to watch red squirrels eating from the nut feeder."

    The general decor was 5 star and the property's proximity to Grantown on Spey was great. The owners were lovely to chat to but didn't intrude. All in all, a great location, and high standard of accommodation.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2013

  • "Very friendly, welcoming owner and the overall comfort and warmth of property."

    Reviewed by GordonNov 2012

  • "The cottage was truly beautiful."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had some good conversations in the wonderful gardens. The garden had a fence with a gate that led straight into the forest where we saw a deer. The garden was full of birds and lots of lovely red squirrels.

    Reviewed by MichaelaAug 2012

  • "We can't fault this cottage, even down to the small details like milk in the fridge on arrival."

    The area was superb, with woodland walks right on our doorstep. We loved the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2012

  • "Fantastic property, home from home."

    Lovely location with lots to do and see.

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2012

  • "Excellent property."

    Well located, wonderful amenities. We'd come back in a heart-beat.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2012

  • "Excellent property - can't fault it."

    Hosts very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2012

  • "Scotland is amazing - wonderful scenery, very nice friendly locals and a much slower pace of life than we are used to!"

    A lovely cottage, we couldn't fault it - very clean, well equipped, a beautiful garden and great people.

    Mrs KeanJun 2012

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely setting, beautifully equipped and comfortable with lots of personal touches."

    A real home from home and a pleasure to come back to at the end of the day. Loved it

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2011

  • "We had a truly relaxing holiday."

    The cottage was perfect and fully equipped to the highest standard; the personal little touches were much appreciated. An ideal location, excellent for exploring this beautiful area of Scotland with so much to see and do. Would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2011

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    Everything was of top class quality and the area was very peaceful.The cottage was exactly as shown in the photos and description. 5 star plus

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2011

  • "A beautiful part of the world made even better by the fantastic cottage, gardens and wildlife on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2011

  • "The owners were most friendly and helpful,the grounds were wonderful with a variety of birds and squirrels in the garden."

    It was certainly the best equipped place we have stayed and we would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2011

  • "Perfect cottage to live in, nice landlord to stay with."

    Reviewed by XiaoyangAug 2010

  • "Fantastic property with superb woodlands at the back of the cottage."

    So much to do around the region.

    Reviewed by GregAug 2010

  • "The location was excellent for exploring the region."

    The cottage was excellently presented, and with the shared use of the owners' garden, had great facilities.

    Reviewed by RickJul 2010

  • "Cottage and garden were delightful and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends. Personal touches such as milk, juice and wine in fridge were much appreciated. We will book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2010

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The property

Grantown-on-Spey 0.5 miles.

This detached self-catering property is a superbly converted stable in the beautifully landscaped garden of the owner's lodge, close to Grantown-on-Spey.

Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, close to the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm Mountains, this welcoming Grantown-on-Spey cottage, a luxurious Highland retreat, offers three light and airy bedrooms, an open-plan living area with a modern, well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining area and a tastefully decorated and furnished sitting area.

Grantown-on-Spey, 10 minutes' walk from this Scotland cottage, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, whilst the surrounding countryside boasts an array of cycling, walking and wildlife spotting opportunities and, of course, fishing on the beautiful River Spey.

With numerous outdoor activities within easy driving distance, such as great golf, tennis and seasonal skiing at any of the fantastic ski centres in the area, this charming Grantown-on-Spey cottage has plenty to offer, and provides a great base from which to explore this stunning part of Scotland.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, wide screen TV, DVD, stereo CD/player, broadband internet access, small selection of books/games/DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lockable storage for sporting equipment, wet clothing etc
  • Enclosed, shared garden with pond and summerhouses with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk.

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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:

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