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Speyside Cottage - Ideal for distilleries, fishing, walking and cycling holidays

Family-friendly Aberlour accommodation with fireplace and kitchen

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Aberlour, SCT, United Kingdom
  • The cottage was well located with everything provided - really everything making it a…

    Sep 29, 2019

  • Fab property. Really well appointed and beautifully presented. Quirky layout with a great…

    Oct 31, 2020

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  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Dining area
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Cardhu Distillery - 7 min walk
  • Knockando Woolmill - 16 min walk
  • Macallan Distillery - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Speyside Cooperage - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • Ballindalloch Castle - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Glen Grant Distillery - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed

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About this cottage

IMPORTANT: Check in / check out is only available on Saturdays. Bookings are available for any multiple of 7 days.

Situated on the outskirts of Knockando in the heart of Speyside, Grouse Cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people. The house was built around 1865 and was originally Knockando Police Station, what is now the bathroom was once the cell!.

There are stunning views across open countryside to Ben Rinnes.

Knockando is in an area of Scotland renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with rolling farmland and heather clad hills rising up from the River Spey.

Speyside is the home of malt whisky and this area forms part of the Whisky Trail with many distilleries on the doorstep. Knockando is home to the Knockando, Tamdhu and Cardhu distilleries and it is only a short drive to other distilleries in the area including Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet.

The River Spey is renowned for it's fishing while the Speyside way is a popular route for ramblers and there are unlimited options for hiking in the surrounding hills. Mountain bike trails are located nearby within the Cairngorm National Park whilst further afield, the ski town of Aviemore and the beaches of the Moray coast offer excellent opportunities for a day out.

There are plenty of opportunities in the area for a round of golf on the nearby Championship standard Ballindalloch Golf Course. Other courses in the area include Rothes (9 hole course with fantastic views), Elgin (18 hole course) and Dufftown (18 hole course, 2 of its holes (7th and 10th) are featured in “Britain’s 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes” by Geoff Harvey & Vanessa Strowger).

What’s around


  • Cardhu Distillery - 7 min walk
  • Knockando Woolmill - 16 min walk
  • Macallan Distillery - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Speyside Cooperage - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • Ballindalloch Castle - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Glen Grant Distillery - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Sandy Hole - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Cragganmore Distillery - 9.2 mi / 14.9 km
  • Cairngorms National Park - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km
  • Aberlour Distillery - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • The Linn Falls - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 49 min drive
  • Keith and Dufftown Railway - 15 min drive
  • Elgin Station - 24 min drive
  • Forres Station - 25 min drive
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Aberlour, SCT, United Kingdom

The manager

Christina Johnston

Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom three -1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Towels provided


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Garden

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Also known as

  • Speyside Ideal Distilleries Fishing Walking Cycling Holidays
  • Speyside Ideal Distilleries Fishing Walking Cycling Holidays


  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Highlander Inn (7.4 mi), The Copper Dog (7.4 mi), and Coffee Shop (8.4 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. Speyside Cottage - Ideal for distilleries, fishing, walking and cycling holidays also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, spotlessly clean

    Had lovely stay at this property. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Much bigger than it looks from the photos. Nice and quiet, perfect getaway.

    andrew s., Other trip, Jul 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely cottage in a lovely location

    The cottage was in a lovely location looking out over fields, distilleries and ben rinnes. It had everything we needed to feel like home from home. The owner of the property kept us up to date with everything, whilst going through this tough time. We would recommed staying here and will be booking for a stay again.

    Gavin B., Other trip, Aug 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Grouse Cottage

    Absolutely lovely cottage. The rural setting is lovely and quiet. It was very clean and very well appointed for 4 adults and 2 17 year olds. Very comfortable and an ideal location for discovering the Cairngorms, Speyside and the Moray Firth. We’ll definitely be back.

    Les B., Other trip, Aug 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolut empfehlenswert!

    Das Haus ist super gelegen und man kann von dort sehr viel unternehmen. Es ist sehr geräumig und sehr sauber. Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt und kommen sehr gerne wieder.

    Annegret N., Other trip, Nov 2, 2021

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