Waterside Cottage (sleeps 6) is situated in the heart of Speyside and on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. This period cottage, over 120 years old, has plenty of character with exposed stone features and beams and two wood burners for cosy evenings in!
The cottage is well-equipped with amenities including games and books to offer a comfortable home from home experience. There is also plenty of visitor information to help you plan your stay and give you some inspiration for things to do and see in and around the beautiful Highlands.
The cottage can sleep up to 6 guests; there are 2 bedrooms upstairs, one with a king-size bed and the other with 2 single beds, plus a sofa bed located in the downstairs living room which can sleep 2. There is also a travel cot and highchair.
In the secluded back garden, guests have access to the River Livet, overlooking the famous 18th Century 'Packhorse Bridge' which is found on the Glenlivet Whisky logo. The patio area has outdoor furniture/seating so you can make the most of this tranquil space during your stay. There is also a small grassy front garden.
Through the main entrance is a large porch with coat and boot rack, perfect for throwing off your shoes and hanging up jackets after a day oot and aboot.
Downstairs the kitchen is well equipped for your stay. Kitchen amenities include an oven and grill with ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, crockery and glassware. The Belfast sink positioned next to the window looks out to the rear garden and the river Livet beyond, so even doing the washing up needn’t be a chore! Or alternatively you can make use of the dishwasher.
There is also a handy utility room with fridge-freezer, washing machine and counter worktop. Access to the rear garden and bathroom is through the utility.
The large dining room is open plan with the kitchen, and has lovely features including an exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove and timber beams. A large dining table seats up to 6, and makes a great social space for playing board games and warming up by the fire.
The lounge has seating centered around a gorgeous period feature fireplace (decorative only), which includes a 3 seater sofa (converts to sofa bed) and 2 arm chairs. There is also a TV with freeview stations, a DVD player and selection of DVDs. WiFi is available at the cottage.
The modern bathroom includes a WC, wash hand basin, bath, (electric) shower and towel radiator. Towels are included for your stay.
Beautiful slate flooring with underfloor heating runs throughout the downstairs of the cottage (excludes porch). The underfloor heating is controlled via a digital zoned control panels.
Off road parking is available just 50 metres away in the free car park
Glenlivet is a place that’s brimming with history, inspiring tales, breathtaking scenery and unique heritage. Combine this with the charm of Waterside Cottage and you have the perfect recipe for a visit to remember.
Waterside cottage is within easy walking distance of Glenlivet Distillery (only 1 mile) so no designated driver required! Within a 15 mile radius you can be at one of … distilleries with many offering tours/tasty experiences and lots of history.
There are endless opportunities for sightseeing, activities and wildlife watching including:
• Speyside Whisky Trail Distilleries & Tours
• Wildlife Safaris (roe deer, otter, red squirrel, hare, salmon, osprey, wildcat and more)
• Packhorse Bridge and River Livet (visible from rear garden)
• Mountain Biking – Glenlivet Mountain Bike Centre is only 7 miles away
• Fishing – on the River Livet, Avon and Spey
• Horse Riding
• Rafting & Canyoning
• Strathspey Steam Railway
• Landmark Adventure & Forest Park
• Wintersports – Skiing, snowboarding at The Lecht & Cairngorm
• Castles (Ballindalloch, Drumin, Balvenie, Balmoral)