Booking and payment were very straightforward.
Good communication throughout from Roy, the owner.
We were given clear and precise instructions by mail as to how to access the house in order to comply with social distancing requirements.
On arrival we accessed the house without problems.
Some time later Roy called on us to ensure everything was to our satisfaction (Roy remained outside while talking to us).
Roy was a great source of local information, and something of an expert regarding Whisky.
The house itself was scrupulously clean, spacious, warm and comfortable.
decent speed WiFi was available, as was a TV with DVD player (and selection of DVDs), so evening entertainment was taken care of.
Large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, drier - everything you could want.
The bedroom was very comfortable and quiet. We both slept soundly every night.
Good shower and even a whirlpool bath to relax in after a hard day visiting distilleries.
Lots of little touches to make our stay more comfortable - even down to supplying nuts to put out for the Red Squirrels that inhabit the woods to the rear.
We spent quite some time watching the antics of the squirrels while eating breakfast in the superbly equipped kitchen/diner.
The house was perfectly positioned for travel to Elgin, Aberlour, Craigellachie, and Dufftown.
Further afield, Culloden, Lossiemouth, & Nairn were all a comfortable drive away. Loch Ness and Inverness are also easily travelled to in a day.
In summary, we were very happy with the house, and will look to return next year. Hopefully things will have settled and we can enjoy Roy's company in a more relaxed environment.
We have just stayed for a week at this lovely house and would highly recommend it, Roy has thought of everything, there is nothing this house doesn't have, it has lots of space, bags of character and the best location for exploring speyside from distilleries to shopping and much more, the house was immaculate with lots of little touches like lights that come on automatically when you get up to the bathroom during the night to guide you safely down the stairs, bed linen and towels were top quality, whirlpool bath was amazing and dining room with little touches of speyside, perfect home from home.
What can I say. We have visited Scotland many times and this cottage is easily the best of the best. Well appointed to the point of luxurious... There is even a fish kettle and oyster shucker. We felt spoilt and comfortable in every sense. Roy our host had left many little touches which were really appreciated and unexpected. It has be seen to be believed. We had red squirrels visiting most times when we were "home". Hungry Horace became the regular visitor, we could tell as he was larger than the rest and had a huge appetite.
There are some exceptional Distillery tours and really good pubs, restaurants and general eateries in the vicinity too. We really did not want to go home.
Great location just off the main road about one mile from Rothes.
Ample parking for 3 cars and a small burn (stream) runs through the grounds.
Former gamekeepers cottage on country estate, the cottage has lots of original character yet has been thoroughly modernised inside and decorated to a high standard. Owner, Roy was very friendly and helpful.
We would definitely return if seeking accommodation in the area again.
Everything. The house is lovely- tastefully modern furnishing with a sympathetic lean to the style of the house and some unexpectedly frivolous twists! Comfortable and so well equipped! It's roomy but cosy with an option for a coal fire for those colder evenings. Plenty of options for dining and snacking with three tables - great for card games or jigsaw puzzles for longer evenings. The bed was firm enough for good support but soft enough to sink into deliciously. A super cosy duvet snuggled around to complete the all over cuddle! A lovely bathroom and super kitchen just made it hard to leave. The owner was marvellous - on hand quickly when we had a slight hiccough and full of local knowledge and suggestions. His recommendation of the Station Hotel in Rothes was excellent for dinner. It was sunny but with a cold wind so we didn't get chance to explore out doors. There didn't seem to be any outdoor seating but perhaps that was due to the time of year.