The Old Granary ref: CC511442

Cragganmore near Ballindalloch, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
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No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • No Pets Allowed 

Description

This lovely holiday home has been carefully converted from an old grain store, with characterful stone walls and a delightful setting, just yards from the River Spey, with its own sitting out area at the rear and a very peaceful outlook. Comfortably and stylishly furnished whilst retaining original features such as thick stone walls and pillars, it is a real home from home. It’s convenient setting makes it an ideal base for walkers, fishermen and nature lovers. The Speyside Way runs along the riverbank here and goes from the Moray coast to Aviemore. There is a 9-hole, 18-tee golf course one mile away at Ballindalloch, with other superb courses less than an hour away. Within easy reach are the ski slopes of the Lecht and Cairngorm, or by contrast enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches of the Moray Firth around Lossiemouth and Nairn, where the famous Moray Firth dolphins can be regularly spotted. Visit the fairytale Ballindalloch Castle, two miles, or the ruins of Drumin Castle and its walled garden. The malt whisky trail starts close by, with Cragganmore Distillery less than one mile from the house. There are very good shops including a delicatessen at Aberlour, nine miles, large supermarkets in Elgin, 25 miles, and Inverness, 47 miles. Salmon fishing is available locally (at cost, licence required). Local store, post office, fuel station and pub/restaurant within one mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open-plan living space: With solid wood flooring.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and French doors.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With ceramic hob, electric fan oven, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With original floor boards, double bed, built-in wardrobes and high ceiling.
Bedroom 2: With original floor boards, double bed, built-in wardrobes and high ceiling.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating,electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Private patio with garden furniture. Shared grounds. Parking for two cars.
Please note: There is a fenced river 100 yards away. The property has a natural water supply.
  • Nearest town
    Aberlour
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    9.7 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Keith or Aviemore
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    24 or 28 miles
  • Lake
    100 yards (River)

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

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

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.

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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