Old Police House ref: UK33642

Dufftown, near Keith, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Quirky Exterior 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Countryside views, spacious double bedrooms and many period features, the Old Police House is a beautiful period property, exquisitely furnished and tastefully decorated.
Situated on a large corner plot in a quiet back street location of historical Dufftown, you and your family will have plenty of space in which to relax. With two reception rooms, a downstairs single room, formally the cell for the station, with an adjacent shower room, makes it ideal for elderly relatives to come along and have their own personal space. A large family room with dual aspect windows lets in plenty of light, a good-sized kitchen with central island breakfast bar is perfect for cooking up family meals and the separate dining room makes a great place for family fun to play board games, sit and read for a while or plan the next day’s adventures. For a good night’s sleep, two large kingsized bedrooms and a twin can be found on the first floor, with a family bathroom containing a bath and shower cubicle. The enclosed garden is safe for children to play on the extensive lawn, ample off-street parking and storage for either bikes or sports equipment.
Dufftown is just a short level walk, where you really are in the heart of Speyside, it is the whisky distillery capital and includes distillery tours of Glenfiddich and The Balvenie to name a few, numerous whisky shops offering personal tastings and an excellent range of bars and restaurants with good food and plenty of chances to sample a malt or two. But there is more to the town than just whisky, the Highland Games are one of the highlights of the year. Like many other villages and towns in the Highlands, Dufftown is proud to host its own Highland Games, a tradition dating back over 150 years, and there are few more stirring sights and sounds in Scotland than the pipes, drums and dress tartans of a pipe band. Further afield, the popular Cairngorms town of Aviemore (40 miles) takes you through some of the most stunning scenery, whilst a trip to Inverness (48 miles) is known as the gateway to the Highlands and perfect for a day out to Loch Ness. Pub, restaurant and shop 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With Freeview TV.
Sitting room: With Smart TV.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Utility room: With tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Rear enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • 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

Blair Castle

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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