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Kilt Room Cottage

(Ref. 938093)

Aberlour, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean sweet little place Ideal for a couple, perfect used as a base for a ..."

    Very clean sweet little place Ideal for a couple, perfect used as a base for a motorcycle tour of the region Handy for aberlour and a visit to the shortbread shop at the walkers factory Gets the sun all day on its dual aspect seating outdoors Overall we had a great stay and will be returning A DVD player would have made it perfect but that's us

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we enjoyed having you you left the cottage lovely and clean thank you Ann Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaime5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely area of Scotland and suited our needs"

    Reviewed by Caroline4.1Mar 2024

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Only thing that spoiled it the weather but still enjoyed it would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Well equipped, warm and comfortable. Nice location for responsible dog owners, with quiet walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely quiet cottage which was well equipped."

    Only downside was that the beds were a bit on the hard side & they creaked when either of us had to get up to use the toilet in the night so the one that was left sleeping got disturbed lol. Didn’t get to meet the owners which was a shame but in a way it was better we didn’t have to worry about disturbing them

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Sep 2023

  • "I booked the kilt because it had a wet room and was all on one level because my ..."

    I booked the kilt because it had a wet room and was all on one level because my daughter uses a powered wheelchair, and we accept that no two wheelchair users are the same so it is almost impossible to find properties which are perfect, the biggest problem was transferring from wheelchair into bed but as usual we adapted and managed, apart from that we were comfortable and enjoyed our holiday and we wouldn’t hesitate to use the kilt again, thank you

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but just too hot in the Summer need air Conditioning, great location"

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Sep 2023

  • "Easy to book and pay online."

    The cottage was lovely and mostly as described, the hosts were friendly and welcoming. The area was beautiful. The only slight criticism would be that the cottage was described as having an enclosed garden, which was one of our priorities as we have two lively dogs, but there was open access to a road on the site, so we couldn't let our dogs off their leads. But over all it was charming with modern facilities.

    Reviewed by Cindy4.7Aug 2023

  • "Pleasant and comfortable bungalow."

    Well presented and easily accessed for my husband who has mobility issues. We found it quite quiet and private even with the caravan park opposite. We managed easily with our Germán Shepherd and would recommend the Kilt Room to family or friends visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2023

  • "We loved the accommodation Everything we needed was supplied Friendly owners The only thing I missed was an enclosed garden for our dog."

    We needed to keep it on a lead all the time Lovely holiday Lots to see and super weather.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely holiday in a cottage which was comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were on hand to help but discrete at the same time. A lovely welcome of shortbread and brewing kit. We would go again. Dog friendly as described, the owners gave us practical advice for accommodating the dogs in the cottage and also a wealth of knowledge for local walks

    Thank you for your lovely comments we where very happy to have you and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "Good location we stayed Nov so quiet."

    Good value for money at just over £300 Pleasant owners and helpful.

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage, which had everything you wanted and needed for your stay."

    We were right in the middle of everywhere we wanted to go. The owners were friendly and provided us with coffee, tea, and biscuits. I would recommend the cottage to anybody who likes a quiet stay and off the beaten track.

    Reviewed by Rene4.7Oct 2022

  • "My third visit - recommendation enough!"

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week away in the beautiful Aberlour!"

    The cottage is in a lovely secluded location near to a beautiful caravan site but only a short walk to the Villages of Aberlour & Craigallacie and only short drive to Dufftown and countless other sights. The cottage was lovely and we found it more the comfortable for me, my partner and our two Labradors. There isn't an enclosed garden but this didn't both us too much as our dogs just sat tied to the picnic bench. Overall I can't really fault the property or the holiday and we can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Aug 2022

  • "A negative review from me."

    Property NOT dog friendly, not suitable for a dog. 2 sliding patio doors in main room had to be kept shut so it is hot and airless, if open dog can go straight outside to road and caravan park. I was on edge all the time as I had to keep the dog at my side. NO enclosed garden, piles of gravel - it looks like a building site. Bedroom is tiny, 2 single beds separated by a 2’ table. The best room is the wet room. I assume the apartment to have been a 1 person granny flat & it should have been promoted as such. I stayed 1 night and then left, I couldn’t stay there because it is completely unsuitable for a dog. Maybe ok for a lapdog that is used to being carried?

    Reviewed by Rosemary2.5Jul 2022

  • "Very quiet location."

    Good for exploring the Spey, Cairngorms and Moray Coastal areas. Well equipped cottage and all very clean.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2022

  • "A comfortable cottage in a beautiful and quiet location."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Kilt room would have been given better review than we have given, but we had our young Collie dog with us and we could not let her out of the house without being on her lead as the property had no direct link to a garden."

    An idea that may be useful would be putting a small fence with gate around the concrete patio area so customers could leave French doors open and they would know that their dog would be safe. Also the heat generated through these two sets of french doors made the sitting area too hot could not leave doors open as very windy but also very sunny. Not very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our visit to the Kilt Room with our dog."

    Lovely and comfortable, had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. Owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful, they give you privacy but are on hand if needed. Hope to visit again in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a great stay, the property was clean and perfectly sized for me, my partner and the two little ones."

    It was a great location to access both the coast (30 mins) as well as the Cairngorms national park. There was plenty to do and the kids enjoyed it so much the didn't want to go back home! Ann and Laurie were great hosts and were always there if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Muhammad5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location for enjoying cycling and walking both in the immediate locality and without having to drive very far."

    Ideally placed for enjoying some of the Speyside Way either on foot or bike. The owners of the cottage are very friendly and helpful. We’d definitely consider going back in the future.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments we do hope to see you again perfect guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2021

  • "The directions were not accurate, we were looking for Aberlour Gardens etc but the signs on arrival were Speyside not Aberlour."

    Also the beds are on the short side.

    Thank you for your comments the sign is for Spey side Gardens caravan park which is in Aberlour Gardens sorry if this caused confusion. The beds are a standard size . We do hope you will consider a return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon3.8Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday, private, peaceful everything provided."

    Fantastic position in the village. Great for our wee westie too. Owners were very welcoming and there if needed but respected your privacy etc. Thank you, will certainly be back and hopefully soon.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Kilt Room Cottage was ideal for two people for a fortnight."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Everything needed for our convenience had been thought of from a shower room heated towel rail to a washing machine and whirlygig, The owners were discreet but there when needed. Aberlour proved to be a central location and we enjoyed the Moray coast, Aberdeen, the Cairngorms and everything inbetween. The small town has a good Co-op, butchers, take-away, chemist etc and we had some lovely walks along the Speyside Way. The camp site is just across the road and people walk past, but the vertical blinds give absolute privacy.

    Thank you for your lovley comments lovely guests We hope that you will consider a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was in a good location and handy for touring the stunning Moray Coast, my main grumble would be that the patio area isn't what I would class as a patio area."

    We chose not to use it as it was next to the bins but we felt as if we were on display to everyone using the campsite next door and with it being so open the dogs would have to be kept on a lead. Apart from that the cottage has everything you would need.

    Thank you for your comments sorry our patio area was not to your liking we are trying to improve that area. I take on board about the bins we will have them moved and concealed it's good to have your feed ba k so we know where we can improve our standards thank you we hope that you will consider a return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2021

  • "Owners very friendly and helpful."

    We had a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you for your kind comments and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wil4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great accommodation!"

    Spotlessly clean! Super hosts. Perfectly situated accommodation for getting around Moray. 5 out of 5 for me.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0May 2021

  • "The location was ideal and the size of the cottage was ideal but, it was dirty."

    The hob top was smeared with grease and the cooker had never been cleaned. The hard floor had not been washed and the large rug covering most of the seating area was absolutely filthy, never been hoovered and stained. Dishes in the cupboard were dirty with baked on food and we had very limited amount of pans .Food from previous occupants was left in the cupboards The non stick frying pan had lost most of its coating and was not fit to use. When we arrived there was no heating on and no instructions as to how to put the radiators on we had to call someone round and even then there were no clear instructions .The shower was very poor. The bread bin had so much dust on top you could have written your name in it. The bedding was clean and we were left a pint of milk ! As someone who cleans holiday lets this was way below par, and in the light of the current pandemic this was totally unacceptable. I think we should be given some of our money back. Your advertising states that extra measures are being taken due to Covid but, this was not the case. The holiday let I clean is deep cleaned between each occupancy and then all touch points treated with antiviral spray , this place was filthy. Marie Louise Rushton

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you found the bedding clean. We’re sorry you were disappointed as we take great pride in our property and usually receive excellent scores and feedback as can be seen on previous reviews, including how helpful we are. We contact guests ahead of arrival and also let them have our contact number for any issues which we will always help with. We will certainly check the frying pan and replace if necessary, the oven is cleaned regularly and apologies if some small crumbs were in the metal groove, this was an oversight. The heating instructions are in the green folder at the property and my husband also attended to show you how to operate it as there are individual thermostat remote controls for the heaters. I’m sorry you didn’t let him know at the time of any other concerns at the time. Sykes also had a dedicated phone line for customers at properties and I’m sorry that neither they nor us were given chance to investigate any issues you had at the time. We have not had any negative feedback about the shower before and it has been checked and is fully operational. The condiments are left in the cupboard for guest use but we will remove them, along with the bread bin. All floors were disinfected, the rug was cleaned and hoovered pre arrival and all high density touch points such as remote controls, light switches etc are cleaned with products that can be used in a property that has a septic tank. Regrettably bleach cannot be used due to the property having a septic tank but all cleaning products used are left at the property so guests can be reassured that the property has been cleaned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie1.9Oct 2020

  • "Well appointed comfortable accommodation in a great location to explore the area"

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2020

  • "We found the location great for visiting towns, villages in the local area."

    Also easy access to the coasts. Great walking area and very scenic. Visits to attractions were severely restricted due to covid.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2020

  • "It’s quiet peaceful and restful all you could want for a holiday Lots to see and do lovely owners very helpful"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely week."

    The cottage is really toasty, comfortable, peaceful and has everything you need for a holiday. Anne and Laurie are lovely hosts and there if you need them. There are plenty of places to walk the dog and you can easily walk to Aberlour along the Spey, which is beautiful. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well situated beautiful area plenty to see and do owners very welcoming, Enjoyed our visit and would recommend only downside was no suitable dog walking areas in near facility without walking on roads as not allowed to walk them through caravan site ."

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is a lovely place, really modern and nicely decorated."

    Everything was really clean and tidy and whilst it was compact it was light and airy due to the patio doors letting in loads of light. Everything you could want for a weeks stay was provided, along with milk. tea. coffee and a lovely packet of local shortbread. The owners were not there when we arrived and I eventually got instructions to use the key out of the "lockbox", the owners it transpired were away themselves and arrived home a few days later, they made us aware of their presence but left us alone and were not intrusive whatsoever. I had read a review that said someone didn't like being "on show" and I can see why that would be as this property is at the entrance to a caravan park and there were lots of people walking past due to taking their dogs a walk from the site and there are two big patio doors on the front of the property, however, we did get over this by parking our (large) car across the front of the property which meant that we still got the light but not the people staring, I consider this was an easy option so not something that would put us off staying here again. If I had one problem it was that the beds were rather flimsy, ok for someone who is slight and under average weight but unfortunately we are not and we were concerned enough about this that we "made alternative" arrangements for sleeping in the property. That said, I would not hesitate to return to the property in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2019

  • "Your wide angle pictures give an exaggerated impression of the space inside this semi detached property, which is actually an annex to the owner's own house."

    Previous feedback has described it as "compact" - we would go as far as to describe it as "cramped". It is indeed clean and has everything you need, but there is very little room to move around. How four people with all their luggage and even pets could stay here in any degree of comfort is a mystery! If you value privacy, the double sets of French doors across the whole of the front means that you have to keep the blinds and curtains permanently closed to avoid being looked at by everyone going into and out of the busy caravan park just yards away.

    Reviewed by David3.8May 2019

  • "The property is in a very peaceful rural location."

    My only recommendation would be if you are intending going out walking after dark take a torch as on the nights when there was no moon it was very very dark. Owners very friendly without being overbearing and everything was of a high standard. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location."

    Very peaceful. Everything you need for a nice quite relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2019

  • "It lived up to the ad."

    It was clean, comfortable, warm, and it smelled nice. Importantly I could actually sit on the furniture. I am an older, arthritic woman and so often in these places the furniture is designed for a family of snakes. But just for once I could actually get up and down without help. Joy! Oh yes and the wi-fi worked really well. Also I now have bathroom envy.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great location for exploring this beautiful area, beaches, rivers, mountains, forests and excellent places to eat, what more can you ask."

    Cottage small but great value for area and everything we needed for family of four and dog. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage very clean and owners very friendly"

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2018

  • "The only one what i have to criticize are the short single beds, for anybody they are greater than 1,85m are the beds not really comfortable."

    Reviewed by Heiko4.4Oct 2016

  • "This was our first booking with Sykes."

    It will not be our last. I found the cottage online and picked up the phone to book. The whole process was handled extremely well by the young man I spoke to. The cottage itself was extremely well appointed and the owners (who live next door) had left us the makings of a wonderfull Scottish breakfast. We have always had self catering holidays and this was the best equipped cottage I think we have ever had. The owners have thought of everything. The decor was modern and attractive and I cannot think of anything that the cottage lacked. There was plenty to do in the surrounding area and the countryside was beautiful. Aberlour had a small Co op, butchers etc and for a larger shop Elgin is a short drive. I would certainly recommended The Kilt Room and Sykes And I am sure we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub and restaurants 1 mile
  • Note: This property is situated next to a camping and caravan park.

The property

Aberlour 1.2 miles.

In a quiet and pretty residential location on the outskirts of Aberlour, this extremely well-presented semi-detached cottage makes a fabulous holiday retreat.

Next door to the owner's home and yet totally private and self-contained, this cottage would be ideal for a couple or small group of friends who want to enjoy this wonderful area together.

Fresh and tastefully presented the main living area is a perfect place to relax and enjoy home-cooked meals at the end of a busy day and the comfortable bedroom and contemporary shower room are immaculate.

The large leather settee in the sitting area.

From the sitting room doors open out onto a patio area complete with picnic bench and guests can certainly enjoy some outside dining on the warmer days.

Aberlour itself is a pretty village with a broad High Street providing a great selection of shops and cafes and the local fish and chip shop comes highly recommended!

Fishing is available, as you would expect, on the River Spey and permits are available locally.

For golfers there are several top quality courses within an easy drive and nearby Dufftown has a challenging hilly 18 hole course.

For cyclists the Moray Monster Trails provide 18 miles of single track mountain bike routes for all levels, and for walkers there is of course the wonderful Speyside Way.

Wildlife is easy to spot in this unspoilt area of Scotland with around 60 species of birds along with wild cats, pine martens and much much more.

You can always just pop in your car and drive through the pretty quiet roads, stopping at the many craft cafes and distilleries along the way.

A truly magical location and a cosy and smart holiday home to enjoy.

EPC Rating: Band E

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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 freezer at the property
Note : This property doesn't take bookings under 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas