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Dunstaffnage Cottage, Grantown-on-Spey
Sleeps 6

Dunstaffnage Cottage, Grantown-on-Spey

A luxurious and fully updated former stable, Dunstaffnage Holiday Cottage in Grantown-on-Spey is roomy enough for six. It has everything you and your family will need for a wonderful self-catering holiday in the Cairngorms National Park.

With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, this is one cottage that is both intimate and spacious. Two bedrooms feature en-suite bathing, and the third family bathroom includes a shower and WC. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, and fridge, and the living area features a pair of two-seater sofas along with a wall-mounted TV and a DVD player. The cottage is surrounded by wood and includes a shared garden with a pond and summerhouses to create a relaxing outdoor experience.

From the cottage’s location in the middle of Cairngorms National Park, you can easily access many outdoor recreational activities ranging from seasonal skiing to hiking, cycling, fishing, golf, and tennis. A half mile away from the cottage, the town of Gran town-on-Spey offers several excellent shopping and dining options.

Tranquil, wonderfully located and family-friendly, Dunstaffnage Cottage is ready to offer you a Highland getaway you’ll remember for years to come.

To make an enquiry or book Dunstaffnage Cottage, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When enquiring, please tell us that you found this Inverness-shire holiday cottage in Grantown-on-Spey on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.



Dunstaffnage Cottage, Grantown-on-Spey


Everything is five-star standard.

The landlords are very nice people. I will come again in next summer holiday.

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Red Squirrels, Deer, rainbow trout, and all the local fauna that the highlands throws at you! Not to mention the mountain cafe in aviemore along with the Glenlivet distillery! Brilliant week! Just needed the sunshine! It is Scotland after all! Hey Ho!!!

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We had a fantastic Christmas holiday. The cottage was beautiful and the owners so friendly and hospitable. The location was great and our sons enjoyed snowboarding as much as they wanted. We would recommend the cottage to family and friends and would certainly come back again. Thank you to the owners for making our stay so special The Triggs family from Stafford

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A brilliant week

A wonderful cottage superbly decorated in a great loaction on Speyside, and with very welcoming owners.

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There quite literally is only one word to describe our holiday and that is Fantastic. A beautiful part of the world with endless opportunities for nature spotting and spending long days outdoors. The write up in Sykes brochure really does not do the cottage justice it is great with all the little extra's you would expect to find in hotel accommodation. The gardens and wood are very accessible and we played croque most nights (after googling the rules). The owners were very pleasant and really made us welcome.

All told we had a fantastic holiday (we always do) but the cottage exceeded our expectations and made our stay in grantown even better.

5*** experience.

Thanks Sykes we know if it's in your brochure it will be good.

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Modern warm cosy house to rent

This converted stables has been beautifully fitted out and was very warm and comfortable. Easy walking distance to the heart of Grantown on Spey and easy parking in front of the cottage.
Every room has an en suite and the beds were comfortable.
The kitchen was very well equipped and the living room had 2 comfy sofas.
Would love to stay again.

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Excellent accomodations

"Wonderful" is just one of the ways we can describe the week we stayed at Dunstaffnage Cottage. Excellent accomodations - roomy - clean - comfortable. Kitchen was generally well appointed - excellent appliances and more than enough dishes and flatware. The local Co-op grocery store was an easy 10 minute walk, so we never wanted for anything.

Location was excellent - Granton-on-Spey proved to be an excellent base of operations from which we could go visit the region's castles, distilleries and other attractions.

Sandy proved to be a wonderful host, quickly responded to all of our needs and provided good insight into the local pubs and restaurants.

We would come back to the Cottage in a heart beat. Thanks Sandy.


beautiful house and extremely comfortable

right from meeting the owner we knew this was going to be a good choice of holiday cottage. nice touch of a welcome pack. house was great and cosy and had everything you could need.
we will go back.

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Beautiful Cottage

We rented the cottage for family members to celebrate a 60th birthday. The cottage is a 5 star venue, with a well stocked kitchen, comfortable sitting area and 3 lovely bedrooms. There are lovely gardens to sit in and an amazing play area for children. A highlight of our holiday was watching red squirrels feeding from tree boxes. The owners live in a large house on site but while being helpful and stopping for a chat, they were not intrusive.
When you arrive drive to the end of the road and turn into the large black and gold gates, proceed passed the large house and you will see the cottage.
Large, well stocked Co-op 5 minute drive away. Sylhet Brasserie Indian on the High Street was good for a carryout. The Riverside Restaurant was nice for a meal but book up as it is small and busy.


Unexpectedly wonderful

This cottage is the soothing calming stay for when you are travelling a lot. We have come from Australia and have driven over quite a lot of the UK and Ireland. This is the perfect place to come home to after a day of sightseeing.
The website does not do it justice. From the warm Scots greeting from the owners to the level of thoughtfulness and well equipped rooms. There is a great sense of generosity and style in all the rooms. From lovely toiletries to the welcome bottle of wine chilling in the fridge to the biggest softest towels on our road trip.
And the surroundings are just serene and lovely.
Great location for any number of activities including the whisky distilleries.
Thank you to both owners for such a warm and welcome environment.



Cottage looked fabulous in pictures but was even better in reality. It sits in beautiful grounds with a childrens' play area and backs onto woods which are accessed via a gate in the grounds. The 3 bedrooms are well presented and all have their own bathrooms. We loved the open plan kitchen diner and living room which meant we could all be together but in our own space. It is also very well heated which was lovely to come back to after days out. The kitchen has everything you could want with a big fridge freezer outside in a shed for beer and wine!!
Well placed for trips out and Wi-Fi for stays in. Our welcome bottles in the fridge were a very nice touch - would highly recommend

Sharon T

Really nice little cottage.

Located practically in a wood and within comfortable travel of both Inverness and Aviemore this is an ideal family accommodation. Grantown-on-Spey itself is a nice little town with several unique little craft shops 5 minutes walk away.

Just one little warning, the upstairs bedrooms suffer from a little restricted head room due to slanted roof and the floorboards are a little creaky.

However this certainly doesn't detract from overall experience. Highly recommended


Very comfortable cottage

A very well appointed cottage in lovely location on the edge of Grantown - a 10 minute stroll from the town centre. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and cosy just as you'd want and is a great base for exploring the local countryside. If you're tall-ish take care upstairs - some low sloping ceilings there!

A word of warning if you're bringing bikes on a roof top bike carrier - I think its remiss that this isn't mentioned or not highlighted on the cottage description but as you enter to the property area there's a leafy arch - which is supported by a solid metal frame and substantial tree branches. This arch was low enough to catch our bikes and consequently damaged to car roof and carrier, even at very low speed...


This place is a dream

This place is excellent starting with the fantas tic warm welcome from the owners. It is a home from home with everything you need to hand. The location for shops and amenities couldn't be better. We couldn't have had a better holiday and will certainly be back.

Angela C

Cottage and garden were delightful and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends. Personal touches such as milk, juice and wine in fridge were much appreciated. We will book this cottage again.

Mrs Sapsed

The location was excellent for exploring the region. The cottage was excellently presented, and with the shared use of the owners' garden, had great facilities.

Mr Percival

Fantastic property with superb woodlands at the back of the cottage. So much to do around the region.

Mr Whitecross

Perfect cottage to live in, nice landlord to stay with.

Mr Gong

The owners were most friendly and helpful,the grounds were wonderful with a variety of birds and squirrels in the garden. It was certainly the best equipped place we have stayed and we would thoroughly recommend it.

Ms Munro

A beautiful part of the world made even better by the fantastic cottage, gardens and wildlife on the doorstep.

Mrs Ferguson

Excellent holiday cottage. Everything was of top class quality and the area was very peaceful.The cottage was exactly as shown in the photos and description. 5 star plus

Mrs Omand

We had a truly relaxing holiday. The cottage was perfect and fully equipped to the highest standard; the personal little touches were much appreciated. An ideal location, excellent for exploring this beautiful area of Scotland with so much to see and do. Would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful holiday cottage.

Mrs Carr

Lovely cottage, lovely setting, beautifully equipped and comfortable with lots of personal touches. A real home from home and a pleasure to come back to at the end of the day. Loved it

Mrs Grant

Excellent property - can't fault it. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

Dr Gordon

Excellent property. Well located, wonderful amenities. We'd come back in a heart-beat.

Mr Gerbec

Scotland is amazing - wonderful scenery, very nice friendly locals and a much slower pace of life than we are used to! A lovely cottage, we couldn't fault it - very clean, well equipped, a beautiful garden and great people.

Mrs Kean

Fantastic property, home from home. Lovely location with lots to do and see.

Mrs Anderson

We can't fault this cottage, even down to the small details like milk in the fridge on arrival. The area was superb, with woodland walks right on our doorstep. We loved the surrounding area.

Mrs Knight

The cottage was truly beautiful. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had some good conversations in the wonderful gardens. The garden had a fence with a gate that led straight into the forest where we saw a deer. The garden was full of birds and lots of lovely red squirrels.

Mrs Burton

Very friendly, welcoming owner and the overall comfort and warmth of property.

Mr Griffin

The lovely garden and being able to watch red squirrels eating from the nut feeder. The general decor was 5 star and the property's proximity to Grantown on Spey was great. The owners were lovely to chat to but didn't intrude. All in all, a great location, and high standard of accommodation.

Mr Dempster

We loved everything about this house. We loved the garden, and the location of the property was brilliant, close to shops whilst at the same time being in a beautiful unspoilt area of the world. The owners are wonderful, without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend to family and friends, and cannot wait to go again.

Mrs Akudi

The presentation of Dunstaffnage Cottage was excellent. It was a joy to return to the property after a day's hiking in the Aberdeenshire hills. The cottage was close to the shops in Grantown-on-Spey which was very convenient. The owners were very pleasant and not intrusive.

Mrs Williams

The cottage was impeccable, and in good taste. It had everything one could possibly want, including a warm welcome. It has been tastefully refurbished and furnished. It felt very much like home. We all loved it, and thought the stay should have been longer. It exceeded expectations. Great place to stay in.

Mrs Witham

The cottage was exceptional, beyond our expectations. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We were sorry to leave Dunstaffnage behind. We would would go back in future.

Mr Kilp

Brilliant property, owners very welcoming.


The cottage was really fantastic! We had a great time and everything was well prepared and presented. Beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of the village, within easy walking distance to bars/restaurants and shops in the centre. The owners have a beautiful garden and direct access to the forest behind so it really is a wonderful setting. We will certainly be recommending this property to friends in the future.


The cottage, the owners, the garden and the location were perfect. We really couldn't fault it and would certainly stay here again when we visit the area in the future. Speyside is an amazing area and this is the ideal place from which to explore it.

Mr Darbyshire

Probably the best holiday cottage and garden we have come across.

Mr Jess

Cottage was very cosy and well situated to see Speyside and close to amenities in the town. Bedrooms beautifully decorated and loads of closet space if you needed it. My elderly mother was happy in a ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Loads to do in the local area or within an hour's drive to the coast.

Mrs Cullen

The garden was lovely, great for families. Everything was wonderful.

Mrs Bycroft

Comfortable and very well equipped accommodation with good access to the town for shopping, take-aways and meals out. We spent 3 days paddling on the River Spey from Grantown to Spey Bay and enjoyed some great days out in the Cairngorms, up to the north coast and the Black Isle as well. The Glenlivet distillery visit and the trip on the Strathspey Railway were obvious highlights !

Mr Fancourt

A beautiful conversion, tastefully decorated. Perfect location and a warm welcome.

Mrs Clive

The cottage was in a lovely location, part of a very impressive large detached house. The cottage itself was excellent, everything required provided, excellent cleanliness and lots of personal touches. You could see the owners care about their property. The owner was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again.

Mrs Charles

A 5 Star plus property! Beautifully presented and in fabulous surroundings! The bedding was totally luxurious and there was ample space and bathrooms for everyone! Would 100% recommend this property and hope to one day return! The surrounding area has lots of great days out and plenty to see. It really is a great holiday destination.

Mr King

This cottage is delightful. Very clean, warm and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in a Highland holiday. The location is a great base for travelling around the Cairngorms National Park.

Rev Ward

The owner was very welcoming and helpful. A beautiful cottage to stay in.

Ms Rooney

Great location and lovely gardens with red squirrels. We liked being close enough to walk into the town but also on the edge of the woods. There was lots to do in the area without travelling too far. Very comfortable accommodation and friendly owners.

Mrs Carson

It was great quality and cosy, loved it. All home comforts were provided and there were nice touches on arrival, thank you.

Mr Forbes

My family and I had a magical Christmas in this cottage. We received a very warm and friendly welcome from the owner when we arrived. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and cosy. The kids had plenty of space and we did not feel closed in. Everything you need is in this cottage. It was no different to being home. It was very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms are very spacious and plenty of storage space. The linen was all fresh and clean which was really good. The kitchen is very well equipped. There was plenty of outside space for the kids to play, a separate play area for children was really welcoming and would be ideal for a summer vacation. It is within easy walking distance of the local amenities and is an ideal location if you wish to travel around Aviemore and Inverness. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday break. I will definitely come back to stay in this cottage and would recommend this to my family and friends.

Mrs French

This is an excellent cottage in a lovely location with a range of outdoor activities available locally. The town of Grantown-on-Spey is charming and the local people are very friendly. The best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a good number over the years.

Mrs Purdy

A comfortable cottage which is well heated, within easy walking distance of town centre and lovely walks on the doorstep.

Mrs Gordon