Millbank ref: UKC2987

Chapeltown of Glenlivet, near Ballindalloch, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

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4
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Bathrooms
5
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Telephone 
  • Telephone Chargeable 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 

Description

This stunningly designed property stands in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It combines the feel of a whisky distillery with an Edwardian hunting lodge, with copper light fittings reminiscent of the still. Architect designed, the property enjoys panoramic views and the octagonal living space with ample seating, allows 360 degree views of the beautiful scenery. The wood burner which takes centre stage, stretches up to a glass cupola. Patio doors lead to a spacious outdoor seating area. The freestanding granite topped island can be moved around with ease allowing greater flexibility in the kitchen, whether cooking or prepping for a barbecue. Underfloor heating from an air source heating system ensures luxurious warmth all year round. The comfortable bedrooms on the first floor have oak floors, and the hanging hooks in the Edwardian style shower rooms are beautifully fashioned from deer antlers to give a quintessentially Scottish feel. The super kingsize bedroom has a double Velux window in addition to its large window, again making the most of the spectacular views.
Surrounding the house is the scenery of the Ladder Hills and foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains. Nestled in the heart of the historic Braes of Glenlivet, Millbank is well situated for exploring the Glenlivet Estate which provides numerous walks, cycle routes and a ranger service. The world-famous Malt Whisky Trail is on the doorstep and winds throughout the picturesque lush Speyside countryside to many working distilleries including Glenlivet, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Aberlour, Cardhu, Benromach and Dallas Dhu. All the famous names are here, and whisky lovers from all over the world come each year to the renowned Speyside Whisky Festivals held annually in May and September.
The combination of soaring mountain peaks, wild moorland and tranquil lochs attract thousands of visitors every year, with something for everyone to enjoy in this protected landscape. It is one of the best places to spot a golden eagle, capercaillie, badger, Scottish crossbill, red squirrel, pine marten, water vole or wild cat to name just a few. There are ever changing, spectacular views from the summit of the mountain ridges, and with four out of five of Scotland’s highest mountains being located here, walkers will not be left disappointed. On the lower slopes, the forests contain remnants of the original Caledonian pine forest and include a rare kind of pine wood found only in Scotland and Norway.
This unspoilt area offers countryside events, guided walks, mountain biking, canoeing, cycling, climbing, skiing, fishing, shooting or stalking. The Cairngorm National Park has a rich cultural heritage with castles, fortified houses and estates waiting to be explored. The Moray Coast is only an hour’s drive with rugged cliffs, caves, sheltered coves, quaint harbours and sweeping stretches of sandy beaches. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat TV, tiled floor and patio doors leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Boot room.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, sitting area, Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Telephone (honesty box). Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Second patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only.
  • Nearest town
    Ballindalloch
  • Shops
  • Distance
    12½ miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Grantown on Spey
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

With a rare wildlife stronghold and a landscape shaped by the ice ages the Cairngorms National Park is full of scenic variety and has a treasure trove of natural wonders for you to enjoy.

Walk the Cairngorms hills which were formed when the last age covered this country. With landscapes characterized by high, rounded humps carved through deep and spectacular gorges the variety of geology in the area is truly amazing. It is also home to a fantastic array of rare wildlife. One quarter of Britain's 400 most rare and endangered wildlife species are protected within the park. If you are lucky you might spot such species as the golden eagle, otter, pine marten, osprey and Red kite sheltering in amongst the sub-Arctic and mountain plants.

The glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova and Mark are well known destinations for walkers as they are all easily accessible by car. They offer low level walks but also provide access to tougher long distance hikes into the south east section of the park. Make sure you take the funicular railway up nearly 1,200m to the summit of CairnGorm Mountain to enjoy spectacular views.

As well as the impressive uplands in the area the lochs and rivers in the region are home to some world class salmon fishing, wildlife and habitats making it yet another area not to be missed. The waters offer a variety of scenic delights including gorges, waterfalls and tranquil expanses of streams.

For woodland and forest walks visit Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of Caledonian Pine Forest. Or if you are in search of a beach visit Loch Morlich where the sandy expanse proves popular with fisherman and water sports enthusiasts.

Many attractions are connected with the area's history or wildlife and are great places to learn more about the natural wonders that surround you. Whether you have a passion for wildlife, whisky or walking, or simply want to have fun, you will never be short of something new to experience in this wonderful area of The Cairngorms National Park.

Things to do nearby

Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safari

Guided wildlife excursions with a friendly, experienced local nature watcher. View the wonderful world of birds and wildlife in remote areas of the Scottish Highlands. Tel: 01479 811169

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Highland Folk Museum

This award winning museum has a 1700's township with turf houses and open peat fires, a working croft with animals and a play area with cafe. Tel: 01463 663800

Drumin Castle

Constructed in the mid 14th century this well fortified tower house was one the strong hold of Alexander Steward the `Wolf of Badenoch'. Great views and attractive walks close by. Tel: 01479 870070

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

A fantastic day of fun and discovery with watercoaster, maze, play area, tree top trail, towers and lots more. Tel: 0800 731 3446

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Auchgourish Botanic Gardens

A fascinating four star 10 acre garden containing collections of over 2,000 hardy and unusual plant species from across the world. Tel: 01479 831464

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Join the reindeer herder out on the mountainside where the reindeer graze in their natural environment. Treks available from June to September! Tel: 01479 861228

Highland Wildlife Park

Discover Scotland's wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountain and tundra regions. Meet the Amur tigers, snow monkeys, wolves, red pandas and even polar bears! All just seven miles from Aviemore.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Open all year round the Cairngorm Mountain Railway offers a unique gateway into this ancient glacial landscape with fantastic views of the mountain landscapes. Tel: 01479 861261

Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Osprey Centre overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish eating birds of prey. Watch them via the CCTV linkup. Tel: 01479 831476

Spreyside Heather Garden and Visitor Centre

Multi award winning attraction with quality gifts, antique shop, exhibition, garden centre and wildlife viewing stations. Tel: 01479 851359

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