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Superb Large Detached Holiday House / Villa; Pets And Children Welcome; WiFi.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 8 In 4 Bedrooms. Please phone or email us if you have any questions!

Shalimar is a superb holiday house in an idyllic location next to Anagach Woods yet only a short walk to Grantown's shops, pubs and restaurants. From the end of the drive, you are also just a short walk or cycle through the woods to the River Spey. It is ideal for dog-walking!

Shalimar is a fabulous, traditional house in a wonderful setting. We have extensively refurbished it for real comfort and modern day living while retaining its original features and character.

Shalimar has been furnished to a very high standard and can accommodate 8 guests more than comfortably. It is ideal for families and extended families with plenty of room for everyone; children and dogs are welcome.

Free Fibre WiFi is available; welcome pack, heating, bed linen & towels are included; cot and high chair are provided.

Shalimar is available to let all year round and is warm and comfortable even in extreme Grantown winters!


• Living Room - this is a lovely family room with large corner sofa, separate armchair and footstool, oak coffee table, flat screen TV with Free Sat & DVD.

• Kitchen / Diner - the kitchen is fully equipped for a wonderful self catering holiday: Neff double oven, built-in microwave & induction hob; large fridge/freezer; island with breakfast bar, double sink & built-in dishwasher.

• There is plenty of crockery, cutlery & glasses, a good range of saucepans & cooking utensils.

• Utility cupboard with washer / drier.

• The entrance hall, kitchen / diner and sunroom all have top quality, natural oak floor.

• Sunroom - this is a really relaxing room from which to enjoy the superb views of the woods whatever the weather; it is light and airy with a vaulted ceiling; double doors opening on to the patio.

• Snug - this is an extra living room (or children's play room) with sofas, bean bags, flat screen TV with DVD & Wii.

• Downstairs shower room with large shower, WC & basin with mirror and heated towel rail.

• There is a good selection of DVDs, books and family games for you to enjoy during your stay.

• The vestibule has plenty of hooks for your coats and a boot rack.


• A good night's sleep is priceless, especially on holiday, and all of the bedrooms have comfortable divan beds with pocket sprung mattresses and padded headboards; the duvets and pillows are warm, comfortable and hypo allergenic.

• The master bedroom is a superb, large room with dual-aspect; there is a king-size double bed, large wardrobe and a chest of drawers with mirror; a hair dryer & clock radio are provided for your enjoyment.

• The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with large shower cubicle, WC & basin, with vanity unit & large mirror; there is a heated towel rail and under-tile heating to keep your feet warm.

• The family bedroom is another large room with dual-aspect; we have arranged the bedroom with 3 single beds for the most flexible accommodation to suit your family's needs. There is a chest of drawers, built-in shelves and wardrobe.

• The twin bedroom contains 2 single beds, a chest of drawers and wardrobe.

•The single bedroom contains a single bed and chest of drawers.

• The family bathroom has a walk-in shower cubicle, extra large bath for a fantastic soak after a busy day's activities; WC, basin with vanity unit & large mirror; there is a heated towel rail and under-tile heating to keep your feet warm.


• The approach to Shalimar is down a lovely private driveway.

• There is ample space for parking.

• The garage is the perfect place to store your equipment during your stay. There is plenty of room for all your bikes, canoes, skis, golf clubs, fishing rods etc.

• There is a BBQ, parasol & seat cushions for the outdoor chairs in the garage.

• The large patio deck is a wonderful area to enjoy the views to the woods. It is a real sun trap and the perfect place for a summer BBQ or glass of wine. The patio is enclosed by a balustrade and gates making it safe for children and pets.

• From the patio, there are gates and steps to the lower turfed garden.

We have equipped Shalimar so that it is a really practical yet comfortable home for you to enjoy during your holiday. Here are some of the facilities and amenities on offer:

• There are wood-burning stoves in the Living Room and Kitchen / Diner. There is a supply of logs in the covered log store next to the garage.

• The Living Room and Snug both have flat screen TVs with FreeSat channels & DVD players.

• Fibre WiFi is available free of charge so you can keep in touch with the office or friends and family while enjoying your holiday.

• There is a Wii console in the Snug to keep you or your children amused.

• There is a good selection of books, DVDs, family games.

• We take your safety seriously and provide a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen; the wood-burning stoves have fireguards; we also provide socket covers.

More Details

Steve and Fiona Lawrence
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Steve and Fiona Lawrence

We originally bought Shalimar as a holiday home and had some fantastic holidays in Grantown-on-Spey. So much so that we relocated and it became our own family home!

We have renovated and extended Shalimar bringing a lovely old house into the 21st century with a quality finish rarely found in old buildings. You will love the large kitchen / diner, the sun room with stunning views of the woods and its warmth and cosiness.

We have had to move house because of our jobs, but we hope to be able to move back at some point in the future! In the meantime, we are delighted to make our lovely home available to others so that you may enjoy the setting and the house for a wonderful holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Our aim is to provide everything you need for a superb self-catering holiday.

Steve and Fiona Lawrence purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for such a great week. The house, we all have to say, is the best we have stayed in over the last dozen plus years of coming up to Nethybridge, so looks like Grantown has won us over. Suffice to say, the clear vote of all on the way home was “can we book for next year please”.
Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Grantown-on-Spey or Aviemore
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
CairnGorm or The Lecht
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Nairn, Findhorn, Roseisle, Lossiemouth
Car: recommended

We absolutely love this part of the world! Shalimar is situated in a quiet residential street on the edge of Grantown-on-Spey, the capital of the beautiful region of Strathspey in the Cairngorms National Park. The woods are right on your doorstep with excellent walks and bike trails but all of the amenities you would expect are within a 10 minute walk. You will see wonderful wildlife, from capercaillie to red squirrels to deer and if you are very lucky, Ospreys. The mountains at CairnGorm or The Lecht are within easy reach for a day on the slopes. The lovely unspoiled beaches of the Moray Coast are just a few miles to the north and you can see whales and dolphins at Spey Bay. Speyside is the heart of Malt Distilling country and there are local distilleries to visit for a wee dram at Dalwhinnie or Cardhu (among others). The river Spey, just 5 minutes' walk away, is one of the best rivers in Scotland for salmon and trout fishing. There are many local golf courses with wonderful views of the beautiful scenery. Other local attractions include: the Highland Wildlife Park, Newtonmore Folk Museum, Landmark Forest Adventure Park at Carrbridge, Highland shows and Highland games, farmers' markets, Motormania, Thunder in the Glens, Christmas torch parade, Hogmanay in the Square.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grantown-on-Spey in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom has a large bath with shower, a separate walk-in shower cubicle, heated towel rail, under tile heating and WC & basin. The master bedroom en-suite shower has a shower cubicle, heated towel rail, under tile heating and WC & basin. The downstairs shower room has a shower cubicle, heated towel rail, WC & basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Family bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • All beds have comfortable pocket-sprung mattresses and padded headboards
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Superb Large Detached Holiday House / Villa; Pets And Children Welcome; WiFi.
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Cults, UK

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great welcoming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Owners were really helpful. Made everything very straightforward and when we asked for assistance they sorted it immediately. Great location. Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Our annual cycling trip for 8 adults was well accommodated at Shalimar

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house! The photos don't do justice to the house. Kitchen, sunroom and patio are outstanding.

  • 4 of 5

5 adults for one week. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Shalimar is a perfect place if you want to tour around the highlands. The bedding arrangement is great for a group. The house is clean and well appointed. Having a garage to store rented bicycles in was a very nice feature. Distance to the finest Speyside distilleries is amazingly short! We even made a day trip to the Isle of Skye. Citizens of Grantown on Spey were very friendly. Be sure to visit the kilt makers & the museum.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Impressed that you made it to Skye! Hope you toured Talisker distillery. Best wishes. Steve & Fiona
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lovely large space, excellent location both in Grantown and Speyside!

  • 5 of 5

The house is great - the weather was excellent so we were able to cook out back, and the fires in the evening were perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Shalimar. The stoves are ideal for when the days are warm but the nights still a bit chilly! Best wishes. Steve & Fiona
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grantown-on-Spey, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £15

We are happy to consider short breaks outside of the school holidays. Short break tariffs are available on our website. As a guide, rates are approximately 60% of the weekly rate for 3 nights and 70% for 4 nights. Please contact us for Christmas and New Year prices. For full terms and conditions, please see our website.

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