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Cosy Holiday Lodge In The Scottish Highlands

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Lodge in Glenlivet, Nr. Dufftown, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location With Stunning Views And Easy Access To The Cairngorms

With stunning views over the Cromdale Hills in the Cairngorms National Park, this cosy holiday lodge offers a wonderful get away and ideal base from which to explore the fantastic scenery of this special part of Scotland. Enjoy splendid walks from the doorstep, fishing on the river Spey and Avon, skiing at the Lecht or Cairngorm, cycling, and easy access to the famous Malt Whiskey Trail.

Accommodation on one level with living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: one double, one twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Sloping ceilings throughout. Garden with picnic bench and additional chairs. Parking for two cars. Short breaks (3 nights minimum) available.

More Details

Hans and Sara Grabowski
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Hans and Sara Grabowski

We are a family of four, with two boys, Milo the labradoodle, and Max the cat.

Hans and Sara Grabowski purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Hans and Sara Grabowski chose Ballindalloch

When we first saw the lodge we fell in love with its Scandinavian feel, the peaceful location and the stunning views. Watch the deer at dusk and listen to the owl in the woods at night! The Cairngorm National Park is minutes away, the Lecht ski area suits families with children and is only 30 minutes drive away, or go to Aviemore for a more challenging days skiing. Never seen the northern lights? There is a good chance you will see them here. Ben Rinnes at the back makes for a great little hike with amazing views and it manageable even if you are not very fit or have small children.

What makes this cabin unique

This is the ideal base to get away from it all, but there is plenty to do on sunny days and rainy ones. The lodge is fully equipped and very comfortable, and has games, DVDs and a Playstation 2 to keep everyone amused, if the sun isn't shining. Enjoy the walks from the doorstep, or on Glenlivet Estate, visit a castle or a distillery, and Inverness and Aberdeen are not too far away, if it gets too quiet, or you need some shopping therapy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay here...

and we will definitely be back! Beautiful views, lots to do, lovely walks with dog, so much to occupy kids - perfect. The lodge is an ideal base and so well equipped, never wanted for anything, love that there are games, DVDs, music all there for indoor days or just for chilling out after busy days at Landmark, Carrbridge for example. Could easily spend another week here.

The Thompsons, East Lothian, July 2013

A great little lodge...

ideal for two deer stalkers like ourselves! We had four days stalking up here on a neighbouring estate in sometimes atrocious weather. The lodge was so warm and homely to come back to. Cannot wait til the next time.

Couple from Somerset, December 2012

Great, chilled week...

and lovely weather to top it off (except a bit of rain on Friday morning). Best places to go: Loch Ness, sand dunes @ Lossiemouth East Beach were lovely. The circular walk at Packhorse Bridge is beautiful - although a bit longer than 2 miles. Walked to the top of Ben Rinnes - fab experience!! Morinsh woodlands were nice to walk through. Managed to finally see a red squirrel @ Ballindalloch Castle - hoorah!! Lodge is very comfortable and well equipped - thank you!! Couple with dogs from Nottingham, August 2012
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ballindalloch in Moray

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms). Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds bedside table, wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
Cosy, wood panelled A-frame lodge, fully double glazed and fully equipped, set in a peaceful woodland location on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, between Dufftown and Tomintoul, on the famous Malt Whisky Trail with many of the distilleries including 'The Glenlivet' nearby. Whether you like visiting castles or distilleries, fishing, walking, cycling, skiing, or whether you just want to get away from it all - this lodge has something for everyone. The towns of Keith, Huntly, Elgin Inverness and Aberdeen are all within easy reach. Outside: Veranda, picnic table/bench, barbeque. Parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Lodge cleaned on changeover days. Additional cleaning by arrangement.


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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 27 reviews

Lovely and peaceful just what we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Would be lovely in the summer, bit cold when we were there, we had to leave early as a family member had taken ill. Lodge had everything we needed. Plenty to do around the area.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful place to stay, so relaxing. We were really happy with the overall experience.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Beautiful views! So quiet! Perfect accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

Accomodation was perfect! Everything you need! Loved the peace and quiet! Brilliant!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surprisingly roomy. Very comfortable. Wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic spot like something off a postcard. Charming lodge with a well equipped kitchen comfy beds and reliably hot showers. We would happily go back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, beautiful setting . So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 night stay, this cabin is a little slice of heaven , really well equipped and location made it all the better .

We had great communication with the owners throughout and would highly recommend this cabin . We will be returning again .

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days in the lodge and it was definitely not long enough! Really loved the location, tranquil, total peace and quiet, just what we were looking for. The lodge is amazing and the owners have thought of absolutely everything you might need during your stay. It's really cosy and we were surprised by how large it is inside. Did not want to leave! Will definitely be back as it is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area. Thank you so much it was a pleasure to be able to stay in such a lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Croft Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Croft Inn
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Lecht Ski Area
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Car: necessary


The breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt Banffshire Coast with its dramatic coastal scenery, pastel-coloured cottages, abundant wildlife and sandy beaches is approximately 50 minutes drive away.


Aberdeen Airport 1 hour 20 minutes, Inverness Airport 1 hour 30 minutes. Due to the remote location of the lodge, you will need a car.


Dufftown 8 miles, Tomintoul 12 miles, Grantown-On-Spey 23 miles, Elgin 27 miles, Aviemore 36 miles, Braemar 42 miles, Inverness 56 miles, Aberdeen 60 miles, Edinburgh 161 miles

Further Details:

The Croft Inn pub/restaurant 2 miles away. Huge variety of walks from the doorstep, on the Glenlivet Estate and in the Cairngorms.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £100

25% non-refundable deposit on booking, full payment 30 days before arrival. We also require a £100 deposit to cover breakages or damage to the property, which we will normally refund within 14 days of departure. All linen, towels, electricity etc. included.
Changeover day Saturday, other days negotiable subject to demand and time of year. Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) possible outside high season. The nightly rate is 1/6 of the weekly rate. Up to two pets welcome, but we charge an additional £25, for the additional cleaning at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.