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View towards the property
Relax in front of the log burner
Plan your days out from lounge dining table
Stylish country kitchen
Quirky cottage stairs
Cook up a meal in the well equipped kitchen
Kitchen with stylish belfast sink
Lovely welcome hamper on your arrival
Double bedroom
Family bedroom
Spacious bathroom
View towards the property
View towards the property
Surrounding countryside
Surrounding countryside
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3 / 15  Plan your days out from lounge dining table
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The Old Smiddy

The Cairngorms, Moray
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming period property set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Relax in the garden taking in beautiful surrounding open countryside views and wildlife
  • Perfect for families who love the great outdoors or a romantic getaway from it all
  • Enjoy a spot of whisky tasting on the famous malt whisky trail in the area
  • For the energetic enjoy many outdoor activities from walking, cycling, fishing and winter sports
  • Ideal base to explore many visitor’s attractions this area has to offer all within easy reach
Property code: OLDSM

This charming detached period cottage enjoys stunning countryside views of the Cairngorms offering modern comfort yet retaining many original period features and charm.

Set within the Chapeltown of Glenlivet in the Cairngorms National Park on the Crown Estate makes this an ideal base for those looking to relax and unwind in a truly stunning location. Close to the picturesque villages and hamlets of Glenlivet and Speyside areas including Tomintoul, Dufftown and Aberlour on the famous malt whisky trail. This is a fantastic area to explore magnificent scenery with a wealth of wildlife, Crown Estate walks, mountain bike trails, golf courses, fishing, and winter sports. Visitors attractions such as Royal Deeside, Balmoral, Braemar and Ballindalloch Castles, Glenlivet Distillery, Lecht ski area and ranger base & adventure playground are to name but a few, all within easy reach. The famous Moray coastal villages are also accessible within 1 hour's drive.

On entering this delightful accommodation, you will find yourself in the hallway with is original period features, leading to the stylish modern kitchen well equipped with electric double oven and gas hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher, Belfast sink, microwave and lovely welcome hamper. Next you will find the inviting lounge with access door leading to the garden, ah dining table and chairs, comfy sofas to relax in by the cosy woodburner (first basket of logs included) TV with Sky TV and integrated DVD. Leading back through the hallway you will the utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and box freezer. The Shower room and WC and single bedroom. Continue up the quirky cottage stairs to find the double bedroom with skylight views of the surrounding countryside and the delightful triple bedroom with 1 double and single bed, both bedrooms have sloping ceilings. The spacious bathroom with a shower over bath and WC is also on this floor.

Stepping back outside to the beautiful maintained enclosed garden with two seating areas, perfect for relaxing and alfresco dining.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 triple room with a double and single bed on first floor, 1 single on ground floor
  • Kitchen: Electric double oven and gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility: Washing machine, tumble dryer and box freezer
  • Lounge: Woodburner (first basket of logs included) TV with Sky TV and DVD
  • Bathroom on first floor with shower over bath and WC, shower room with WC on ground floor
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Grocery home delivery service available
  • Honesty telephone box provided.
  • Honesty box for logs charged at £8.00 per bag
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Shops, post office and pubs 4 miles. Inverness Airport 53 miles and Aberdeen Airport 64 miles.
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements

Situated near the beautiful and famous hamlet of Glenlivet in the Cairngorms National Park means that you will be perfectly placed to discover the many attractions that the local area has to offer. Surrounded by pretty villages, castles, stately homes and distilleries mean there is something for everyone to see and do in this breathtaking region of the Cairngorms.

For those who are looking to explore the drama and adrenaline of the Highland wilderness, you are in the right place! The Cairngorms National Park is an adventure seeker's paradise with every outdoor pursuit activity you could possibly wish for. Try your hand at mountain biking, rock climbing, horse riding, white water rafting, abseiling, and orienteering available on your doorstep, in this exciting and thriving national park.

If you are looking for a more leisurely and relaxing break, the surrounding Crown Estate offers a variety of walking and cycling trails meandering through the countryside, where you can take in the spectacular scenery at your own pace and maybe stop for a drink and a picnic along the way too. Or simply relax in your own private garden overlooking the countryside, listening to the native wildlife whilst reading a good book and enjoying some quality time just relaxing.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 31st August 2019

Beautiful cosy cottage in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed a week here and would happily have another one. The cottage is stylish yet comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. We were a party of 4 adults and 1 toddler and with the exception of the kitchen l, there was plenty of space. Large enclosed garden for our dog to ruRead moren about in. He did escape once (much to the cows disgust) but the gaps under the two gates were easily plugged and he didnt get out again. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2019

Elizabeth has thought of everything and has equipped the Old Smiddy with quality utensils, bedding and equipment throughout.

View towards the property
Relax in front of the log burner
Plan your days out from lounge dining table
Stylish country kitchen
Quirky cottage stairs
Cook up a meal in the well equipped kitchen
Kitchen with stylish belfast sink
Lovely welcome hamper on your arrival
Double bedroom
Family bedroom
Spacious bathroom
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