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2 Bedroom Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The Cromdale Hills



Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Rural Location On Small Holding, 15 Minutes Walk To River Spey, Ideal Base For All Outdoor Pursuits

Milton Cottage is a superb fully refurbished cottage set within our family grounds. Sleeps four comfortably between one double room and one twin room, a well equipped kitchen to meet all your culinary needs and a bright family bathroom with bath/shower over. The living room, where you can relax and admire the stunning views of The Cromdale Hills from the large window, has a feature open fire and dining area. All rooms are freshly decorated to a high standard which enhances the charm and comfort of the cottage. A welcome pack consisting of bread, milk, butter, fresh orange juice, our free range eggs, locally sourced bacon and shortbread biscuits are included when booking for 7 nights. Electricity and heating are included in your rental, but we do politely request that you are considerate with your usage and do not leave on unnecessary lights, heaters or the water heater, also included is a 50 kg bag of coal. Milton is located in the small village of Cromdale where we have our small holding with friendly Sheep, Highland Cow and Free Range Chickens. Our well equipped Cottage is a great base to explore Northern Scotland including local attractions such as Strathspey Steam Railway, Landmark Adventure Park, The Heather Centre, Highland Wildlife Park, Tree Zone, Cairngorm Brewery and the Ospreys at RSPB Loch Garten to name but a few. Grantown-On-Spey is three miles from Cromdale which has all local amenities, bars, hotels and restaurants. Grantown also has a lovely 18 hole golf course through beautiful woodland. The holiday resort of Aviemore is just 15 miles away and the Cairngorm Mountain Range is 25 miles which is home to Scotland's only Funicular Railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people to reach the top station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500 ft. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore is located over 2 complementary areas, exhibiting different aspects of the life of a Highlander over the past 300 years. You can wander through houses, crofts and even amongst animals. To all visitors this is an experience that will enrich your life.

Then there is the famous Malt Whisky Trail Of Speyside, you'll find more than half of Scotlands Malt Whisky Distilleries, each with its own warm welcome and an invitation to see, smell, taste and absorb the magic of Whisky.

Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival 27th April - 1st May 2017.

The Speyside Way~ Starting at Buckie on the Moray coastline, The Speyside Way follows the course of the mighty River Spey up to Aviemore in the Cairngorms. As it reaches Cromdale the Way passes the door of Milton Cottage where you can pick up the trail if only to walk to Grantown-On-Spey through breathtaking scenery and woodland.

Milton Cottage sits within the battle ground of the Historic Battle Of Cromdale 1690 which was the final battle fought on the British Mainland in support of the first Jacobite Rising. The Battle Of Cromdale has been immortalised by the Pipe tune "The Haughs Of Cromdale"

There are fantastic walks on your doorstep while staying at Milton Cottage. The minor Haugh Road that passes Milton's drive gives you easy access to The Cromdale Hills where you can walk through Lethendry Farm to view the remains of Lethendry Castle and continue on up to The Viewpoint. Speyside stretches out before you here towards Grantown-On-Spey. Carry on up the Cromdale hills where you will find the Pipers Stone, this is where a Jacobite Piper stood during The Battle of Cromdale, playing tunes to urge his men on until he finally expired. Then to the summit where you will reach the Cairn that can be seen from the panoramic views at Milton Cottage.

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About the Owner

Nicola Ross
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Nicola Ross


Nicola Ross purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Nicola Ross chose Scotland


What makes this cottage unique


21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Great location and great house

  • 5 of 5

We really liked our stay. The house is lovely and quiet. Kids enjoyed the sheep and trampoline.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed the Cottage and your stay and the kids enjoyed the animals and trampoline. Best Wishes Nicola
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  • 5 of 5

Only wish we had stayed longer!

Cottage has everything you need, really cosy, owners lovely & so kind to let our children see the animals!

We will hopefully stay again!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy cottage, in a beautiful place, with lovely and welcoming owners.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this cottage over Christmas as a way to get away from it all and see the Cairngorms at Christmas time. We arrived after a long journey, to a roaring fire and a bountiful welcome pack. Our kind hosts had also decorated the cottage for Christmas, which was such a lovely thing to do, and really made our stay even more special. The cottage was immaculately clean and tidy and the kitchen is fantastically well stocked. The description of the cottage is spot on, and it is even more comfortable and cosy once you are there.

We saw lots of things during our stay and one of our highlights was going to see the reindeer on the hills with the Reindeer centre in a snowstorm and seeing the polar bears at the Highland Wildlife Park. Also a walk around Loch Morlich in the snow was lovely. We did a tour at the Cairngorm Brewery with a very enthusiastic guide, Bruce. It is the best value brewery tour we have ever done, and really informative. The cottage is so well placed to explore the Cairngorms, there is so much to do, we need to come back for another week at least!

I would highly recommend this property, we had a wonderful week. Thank you to our kind hosts for all of the thoughtful details which made our stay so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was warm, well appointed, cosy and clean and in a lovely setting with chickens and sheep. Bedding and towels were provided and of a good quality. Lovely to have a coal fire. Dogs are allowed (water bowl and pooh bags provided) but laminate flooring so dogs need to be able to cope with it. Also dogs not allowed in the bedrooms, so fine as long as your dog is happy to sleep away from you.

Only minor gripe is that the pre-visit info from the website described a welcome pack of fresh milk, bread, eggs, bacon etc . We stayed for a weekend and only got a packet of shortbread, so assume the welcome pack doesn't apply to weekend visitors. This is not stated in the info sent to you, so take what you need with you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am pleased that you found the Cottage to be clean and cosy and enjoyed the setting that Milton sits in. Unfortunately due to the cost for the Full Welcome pack this is not included in your rental unless staying for 3 or more nights, this information is on the site alongside the rental rates and minimum stay policy. I do welcome dogs and all I ask is that the dogs stay out of the bedrooms due to unfortunately experiencing some irresponsible owners that have allowed their dogs to sleep in the beds resulting in bedding having to be replaced. Thank you again for your review, Best Wishes Nicola
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Utterly Fantastic! Would highly, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage in a fantastic part of the world, made extremely special by the wonderful hosts; Andy & Nicky, along with their great garden and animals. Our hosts made us feel very welcome and provided amazing facilities for myself and my family. Our little one is only 7 months and it was like home away from home for her! She was brilliantly catered for with a big cot, toys and games, swings, child carrier back-packs ... you name it! I am eternally grateful for everything that was provided and I look forward to booking again next year!

Thank you all so much

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time for your review, I am glad you all enjoyed your holiday and you appreciated the facilities available to make your stay that little bit more special. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you for next year. Nicola
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Cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cosy cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Also very private despite being attached to the owners house.

Would definitely recommend it.

Need a car but a great quiet cycle on back roads to Grantown on Spey for pubs/shops/restaurants

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Inverness Airport, 43 miles.

Inverness train station, 38 miles

Aviemore train station, 18 miles


Grantown-On-Spey, 3 miles

Aviemore,18 miles

Elgin, 33 miles

Nairn, 28 miles

Rosemarkie, 50 miles

Loch Morlich, 22 miles

Tomintoul, 16 miles

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, 14 miles

TreeZone Ariel Adventure Course, 19 miles

Highland Wildlife Park, Kingcraig, 26 miles

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, 32 miles

Ballindalloch Castle and Estate, 11 miles

House Of Bruar, 63 miles

Craggan Outdoor Activity Centre, 3.7 miles

Carrbridge Pony Trekking, 14 miles

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April - June 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September-October 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Holidays 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October-December 2017
22 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am

Notes on prices:
We are happy to consider short breaks outwith school holidays. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights, full welcome pack is not included unless staying 3 nights or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-May-2017


From the Owner


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower over and bi-fold glass shower screen, wc, sink with mirror cabinet, light with shaver socket and large modern heated towel rail for all family towels.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, wardrobe, set of drawers, full length mirror and 2 bedside lamps. Bedroom 2 with double bed, dressing table, combined wardrobe and drawers, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, hair dryer and space for cot if required.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Outside: Cottage is located within secure grounds of the family home, approximately 0.8 acres. Ample parking for cars at front door of cottage. There is a 14ft trampoline with enclosure, a double swing set, a nursery swing with harness seat for younger children and a slide for all to enjoy, a large picnic bench and barbecue are supplied along with four sun loungers to relax on in the summer months. Safe storage is available for bicycles and other outdoor equipment you may bring with you. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels and Tea towels are included. A full change of fresh linen will be available in the linen cupboard. Cottage will be fully cleaned for your arrival, a mid week clean can be arranged if required at extra cost. Other: Vestibule as you enter the Cottage for boots and jackets.

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