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Large Detached Stone House Dating From 1790 Set In 2.5 Acres Of Private Grounds

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Grantown-on-Spey, on whisky trail, close to Aviemore, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Set In The Cairngorm National Park

This imposing country house from 1790 is located in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park and is located one mile from the pretty Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. The holiday home is ideal for large families or groups of friends who want to spend a holiday together. It is fenced and is set back from the road. This detached stone built house is well decorated and offers a living area of 280 sqm space for up to thirteen people. The spacious kitchen has a fully equipped dining area for eight persons and is equipped with all modern appliances and utensils. Furthermore, there is a dining room with a large dining table with seating for twelve. The living room offers comfortable sofas and a fireplace for cozy evenings. Initial firewood is provided and extra logs can be bought locally. The house has central heating. On the ground floor there is also a private TV room for the kids. Adults and children have lots of fun playing billiards or table tennis. The villa is set in 2.5 acres with a large lawn, paddock and hedged garden with parking for several cars. Two well behaved pets are welcome with a rear tiled porch ideal for pet baskets. pets are not allowed in the bedrooms. All local amenities in Grantown-on-Spey shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, sports facilities, golf courses and tennis courts are located within a distance of 1.5 kilometers. It is only 400 meters from the River Spey. The national park is a paradise for all outdoor activities. Golfers will find near numerous golf courses, which are also accessible for guests. The villa is situated on the road whiskey. Known as Glenfarclas Distillery, Glenlivet, Macallan Aberlour and can be reached in a few minutes by car.

Malcolm Reynolds
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Swedish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Malcolm Reynolds

Now resident in Sweden but originally from Grantown on Spey and with close family ties in the area we have been letting Achnagonalin as a holiday house successfully for 12 years with very positive feedback.

Recommendations to our guests are based on personal knowledge and experience of the area and attractions

Malcolm Reynolds purchased this villa in 2002

Why Malcolm Reynolds chose Grantown-on-Spey

The Spey Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty now recognised in its status as Cairngorm National Park.

extensive visitor attractions nearby, mountain sports in summer and winter an and extensive golf, fishing cycling and hiking possibilities

What makes this villa unique

Very spacious, easily accommodates large groups, separate lounges, dining, kitchen, pool/ snooker and table tennis gives opportunity for kids to have fun indoors.

Outdoors is spacious gardens with large flat lawn and wooded area

Set back from a B-road the house enjoys a peaceful location

Guestbook comments from the owner

Miller Family - Fantastic house in a stunning location. 4 families stayed in the house during our break but the size of the house allows privacy. Great place and great memories.

Comments very favourable regarding comfortable and warm accommodation ideally suited for large parties or family gatherings
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Grantown-on-Spey in Highland

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Three bathrooms, all with baths, 1 bathroom has separate shower cubicle
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms king sized beds, 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with 1 single bed. 1 cot available
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Achnagonalin is a very large spacious house set on three floors and easily accommodates the stated number of guests Outside: Large level gardens to three sides of the property together with a fenced paddock and a hedged garden, Barbeque equipment and outdoor furniture provided. Parking for 6 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine and separate tumbler dryer, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels included in rent, final clean is included in rental Other: Dining room with large hand made oak table seating 12, separate sitting room, pool / snooker room, table tennis room, rear tiled porch. High chair for infants


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Large Detached Stone House Dating From 1790 Set In 2.5 Acres Of Private Grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Great accomodation for our group of 10 persons with a very nice location

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely spacious house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Just had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday with our extended family here. House is huge and very comfortably accommodated 11 plus toddler. We enjoyed the pool table, especially the teenagers, and it was lovely to all sit and feast around the enormous dining table. Stunningly beautiful area with plenty of variety on your doorstep, lovely walks from the door and easy access to provisions in Grantown. Malcolm was very quick to respond to our questions and requests. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm,comfortable and spacious . Totally suitable for our parties needs.AS

  • 5 of 5

As above

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, clean and has everything one needs. I would definitely recommend staying there.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family house

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space and a great, safe garden for the children. Everything is not pristine and new but that helped us relax and enjoy the break. Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Fishing available on River Spey 500 metres

Stalking and sporting on local estates by arrangement


Small sandy beach on River Spey 500 metres

Loch Morlich long sandy beach 30 minutes

Coastal beach Nairn 40 minutes


Inverness Airport 40 minutes

Aberdeen Airport 90 minutes

Edinburgh 2 hours

Glasgow 3 hours

Freely available car hire available


Grantown on Spey 1,5 km

Glenfarclas Distillery 15 minutes, Distilleries Dalwhinnie, Aberlour, Glenfiddich, Macallan under 1 hour drive.

Loch Ness 45 minutes

Further Details:

Grantown on Spey 1,5 km all local facilities, sports centre with swimming pool, tennis club


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
17 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New year 2018 - 2019
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Changeover Day:
Weekly bookings Saturdays high season, flexible for short breaks

Guests are responsible for the cost of any telephone calls made on the fixed line

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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