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4 Star Accommodation. 3 Ensuites Bedrooms, Oak Floors, Open Plan, Woodburne

Bedrooms 3
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Selfcatering Accommodation, B&B Grantown-on-Spey, Scottish Highlands - C5min Walk to Spey River; The SpeyWay. Dava Way. 8 Golf Courses. Speyside, Cairngorm Mountain

Modern, Contemporary 4 star Accommodation. Offering Self catering or Bed and Breakfast: you decide.

Tulach Ard House is situated on edge of a Traditional Historical Highland Town of Grantown on Spey.

Grantown on Spey is a Gateway to Cairngorm National Park, Speyside, Moray. Historic Banff. Ideal for Loch Ness, Inverness, and Nairn.

Tulach Ard House provides for you an open plan living, fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fan-assisted oven Oak Flooring, Biomass Woodburning Stove. Decking, Wifi, Off Road Parking.

3 spacious Bedrooms. All rooms have generous ensuite bathrooms, (Sleeps 6).

More Details

Claire Mackenzie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Claire Mackenzie

Claire & Douglas Mackenzie are both from Scotland. Central & North Perthshire and The Isle of Skye.

Douglas' ideal posting would be manning a Light House on West Coast. Lochinver and Summer Isles are a must see. Sutherland up to Cape Wrath! For Claire's ideal posting/location would be from the sea enjoying the Isles of the West Coast and Out Hebrides. However travelling the world would be nice. Tulach Ard House in the Cairngorms, Moray is their chosen home.

We enjoy life near & on the Spey River, Moray Coast. Whisky Tasting trips and historical Scotland on our doorstep. Grantown on Spey is a 'Gateway' to so much we love living here.

Claire Mackenzie purchased this house in 2010

Why Claire Mackenzie chose Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown on Spey is a quiet thriving traditional highland town in Strathspey & Badenoch a region in the Scottish Highlands. We chose Grantown on Spey primarily looking at what we wanted and needed as a family.

Having 2 main train lines 30minutes away and Airports of Inverness and Aberdeen have also contributed to our move to Grantown in 2010.

What makes this house unique

Tulach Ard House adapts to suit our guests, their needs, comfort and so much more.

Places of Interest include:

Cairngorm National Park, Outdoor Activity Centre of Scotland

Ballindalloch Castle, Inveravon Pictish Stones.

Speyside Whisky Distilleries, The Speyside Cooperage.

River Spey, Fishing. Picnic

Knockando District Textiles Mill circa 1784

Steam Railways of Strathspey, Dunrobin and Dufftown to Keith

Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle & Inverness

The Trail of the 7 Lochs. Dores, Falls of Foyers

The Castle Trail from Grantown to Banff & Aberdeenshire.

Culbin Forest, Sands and Findhorn Bay

The Moray Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

Highland Shopping: Fine Cashmere, Knitwear. Tweeds and Pottery.

Walk The Speyside Way, The Dava Way and Backham Way.

3 Championship Golf Courses and 8 Unique Local Golf Courses.

Birdwatching: The Osprey Centre, Loch Garten, Loch Insh

Cawdor Castle

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review on Booking System

20th July 2014, guest from Flagstaff:

"I was certainly not disappointed to stay there again. Everything was wonderful. Claire and Doug are incredible hosts with so much knowledge about the area and the Highlands. I felt as though I had hired personal guides. Meals were super too. I can't wait to return."


"Take time to visit the little out of the way villages and sights. There is so much to see in the Highlands, especially along the coast. Great fresh fish and chips too. And visit Orkney; so much history."

Would Recommend: Yes

Review on Tripadvisor

A super stay.

Tulach Ard House, Bed & Breakfast

Submit Date: 7/17/2014 CSI: 91

Date Of Stay: 7/17/2014 Would you recommend to a friend? -- Yes

Comments:This was truly an awesome B&B and it would get 5 if it were not for the fact that we did NOT get the room we booked in april on arrival to the location. Breakfast was the best i have ever had in the U.K so far and the welcoming was truly great, this was an great experience and i recmoned all to stay more than one night here to enjoy both the B&B and the area more!

Review: Tripadvisor

Honeymoon Highlight

Tulach Ard House, Bed & Breakfast

Submit Date: 6/12/2014 CSI: 100

Date Of Stay: 6/12/2014 Would you recommend to a friend? --Yes

Comments:We decided to take a few days away to relax after our wedding and found ourselves in Grantown on Spey. We fell upon this fabulous B&B by chance. Suffice to say the welcome was warm, the accommodation spotless and the breakfast memorable. We are already planning a return there for a longer stay. Thanks Claire and Douglas... You are special people and your B&B is outstanding!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grantown-on-Spey in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bathroom are ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground Floor Double Ensuite - 1 Double Bed , Dbl Mirrored Wardrobe generous ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV
    East Wing - 2 Single Bed , Sunny Twin Bedroom, spacious shower ensuite, Dbl Wardrobe TV
    West Wing - 2 Single Bed , Spacious Twin Bedroom with generous Ensuite Bathroom, TV.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Gold Room Solid Pine Double Bed. Ensuite Bath & Shower over. Bedroom 2 - West Twin (2 Solid Pine Beds) Ensuite Bath & Shower over. Bedroom 3 - East Twin (2 Solid Stained Pined Beds) Spacious Ensuite Shower.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Garden, Decking. Outdoor Furniture enjoying evening sun and sunset. Utility Room: Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer available for guests Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rooms are serviced daily. Towels changed when required.


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4 Star Accommodation. 3 Ensuites Bedrooms, Oak Floors, Open Plan, Woodburne
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Ideal location to explore Aviemore and the surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5

The owner (Clare) greeted us and made us feel welcome and provided all necessary information about the house, locality and so on. It is a very comfortable house with all mod-cons and would recommend it for friends or families.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A truly fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house- everything we needed. Help from Claire and Douglas whenever we needed it. The wood burning stove was magical and warm, as it was snowy and cold outside. The house is situated perfectly between two ski resorts, Aviemore and the Lecht. Our two teenagers loved the Lecht as they were beginners. The magic carpet travellator helped them enjoy their first experiences on skis and snowboards. The landscape is awesome and our two took loads of pictures and I got my pastels out and have made a start on a series of pictures. Thank you for a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to know you all enjoyed your break and the house providing for you. Fabulous that Ski-ing 'The Lecht' rather than Cairngorms for you was a success. Wind factor and travelator carpet ride for beginners is key. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Claire x
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A great cottage in a fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage set in a great location. perfect access to the woods in Grantown, and easy to get into town too for the pub/shop.

The owners were lovely, and looked after our needs. the rooms were all well appointed, and everything worked really well. The wood pellet stove was super toasty.

special mention must go to the fact that the kitchen knives were sharp, makes such a difference, as most self catering places have kitchen knives that couldn't cut soft butter.

thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Craig Bar
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Grantown on Spey
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A9 Perth / Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grantown on Spey Town Center
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Cairngorm Mountain & The Lecht Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Spey River
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Fishing on the Spey River


Speyside Whisky

Speyside Wildlife


Moray Beaches and Coastal Trail.

Findhorn - 27miles

Rose Isle - 32miles

Speybay - 39miles

Loch Morlich Beach, Glenmore - 20miles

Spey River beach - 10minute Walk


Rail Travel

Aviemore Railway Station - 14miles Edinburgh & Glasgow links

Inverness Railway Station - 34miles Edinburgh & Glasgow links

Forres Railway Station - 22miles Aberdeen link


Inverness 33 miles scenic route, 39miles via A9

Aberdeen 75miles

Edinburgh 138miles

Glasgow 161miles


Cairngorm National Park, Outdoor Activity Centre of Scotland.

Aviemore 14miles. Braemar 45miles. Inverness 32miles. Forres 21miles.

Golf -1mile.

Speyside Whisky Distilleries, 14miles.

The Cooperage. 24miles

Steam Railway of Strathspey, 4miles

Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle & Inverness, 33miles

Gateway to The Castle Trail, Grantown to Banff & Aberdeenshire

Further Details:

Grantown on Spey has all needed. Gift Shops, 3 Banks & Cash Points. Post Office with Gold Post Box. Local Supermarket open late.


The Garth, Grant Arms, The Craig Bar, plus just ask..

Our needs are meet locally so shopping is an easy daily occurrence on foot, by bicycle or other.

Grants of Speyside: World Famous Blackpudding and Haggis.

The Dairy: locally produced Vegetables, Fruit & Eggs

The Spey Valley Smokehouse for locally smoked salmon, vension or beef.

We have Macleans Bakery and alternatives c/o Walkers and The Deli.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Full payment upon booking.
Cancellations 12weeks or more will receive full refund,
Cancellations 48weeks priors will receive 50% refund.
Cancellations 4weeks prior are non refundable.
Holiday Insurance is always advisable.

Changeover Day:
To Suit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.