"Go out of your way to stay here". Glenarder is sublimely located on The Malt Whisky Trail, close to River Spey. Exceptionally stylish yet comfortable, set in 2 private surrounded by stunning scenery. Ideal for: small groups, special events, Speyside Whisky Festival, distillery tours, walking, fishing, golf, beaches, castles. Memorable!
Glenarder is a beautiful highland cottage set amidst stunning Speyside scenery, pictures cannot fully do justice. Get away from the busy world ... reconnect and feel renewed, enjoy the unobstructed views all around the cottage and breath in the fresh Scottish air.
Set in the beautiful Ballindalloch Estate, with totally unobstructed views all around you will be surrounded by heather covered hills, glens and Scotland's riches rural country side. Complete privacy and a landscape to take your breath away.
Romantic, secluded and fabulous for families or small groups. Just as fitting for single travellers looking for some quite rejuvenation.
First and foremost Glenarder is a holiday home, a calming retreat, a place of rejuvenation and celebration the order of the day is comfort, warmth, minimum fuss and most importantly authentic to the Scottish Highland living experience. We are proud to say Glenarder Cottage offers you luxury accommodation and furnishings while giving you a relaxed style and warmth to the home environment - often not found in holiday rentals.
We have designed it with groups in mind, providing two sitting areas which allows for everyone to have their own space (and TV if wanted). We aim to provide the basics to get you going such as coffee, milk, tea etc as well as a great basic pantry to use.
The interior design is authentic to the Highlands and respectful of the cottage's character. It has been lovingly renovated and designed by ourselves, we come from a luxury fashion industry background and this is reflected in the selection of exceptional furnishings and finishes to make your stay special. Much thought has been put into anticipating your needs, providing warmth and comfort but also keeping it practical for holidays and Highland life. We have selected pieces from our travels around the world as well as as many local products as possible such as lovely Johnston's of Elgin Chair and a highland door curtain using local tweed made only 2km from Glenarder.
The cottage was renovated in 2015 and features a large farmhouse kitchen, fantastic for entertaining, dinners round the table, or quite nights by the fire after a day outdoors.
The kitchen and utility room has been designed by DeVol Kitchens, renowned for their -beautifully simple- handcrafted kitchens, an ode to Modern Farmhouse design.
Bedrooms feature new beds which are luxuriously made up in exceptional linens and bedding to ensure great sleeps.
The lounge features a wood burning fireplace, a large comfy Harris Tweed Couch and lovely views to the front of the property.
Outside we have set up a lovely patio area complete with a outdoors fire pit, a bbq, picnic table and seating. We even provide the BBQ coals to get you started.
On the Malt Whisky Trail in beautiful Speyside, often referred to as 'Gods Country'. World renowned for fly fishing on the iconic River Spey, Scottish country estates and the most castles in any area in Scotland. Home to the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, the Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival and the Speyside Way. Speyside is famous for it's world class golf courses, fishing,field sports and working estates such as Glenlivet and Rothiemurchus.
Glenarder provides the perfect home base for distillery tours. The closest distilleries to us are Cardu, Duillaine and Tamdu (2km), Macallans (5km), Aberlour (10km), Glenfiddich (10 km), Glenfarclas (7km) and Glenlivet (14), Cragganmore (14 km), and many, many more. (see our guidebook map).
We are located only 2 km from the majestic Spey and situated within the Ballindalloch Estate. The area is enjoyed enjoyed for its beauty and peace of life.
Speyside and its surrounds is an outdoors persons paradise with endless walking trails, canoeing and castle trails. The most notabl walking trails include the Speyside Way, Glenlivet Estate, Ben Rinnes etc. There is even the Speyside Kilt Walk to and highland games to be enjoyed by all.
Our location sits on the edge of the Cairngorm's National Park in the Scottish Highlands. This means we are within an hours drive to Avimore, Rothiemurchus Estate where ski-ing, snowboarding, reindeer center, and outdoor activities to suit all abound.
Ballandalloch Castle with its lovely gardens, river walk and tea room is one of our closest neighbors as is the Knockando Woollen Mill.
Close to The towns of Aberlour and Craigellachie, both of which offer great facilities for families. Specialty grocery stores, swimming pool, churches, tennis, lawn bowling, pubs, parks, and quality restaurants. Granton-on-Spey is also close as well as Elgin and Keith.
Quality selection of local restaurant's, whisky lounges and entertainment
Great for kids. Beaches, castles, parks, ice-cream shops etc 40 minutes to the beautiful the Moray Firth coastline, voted one of the best in Europe, The Scottish Dolphin Center, endless beaches, and historic fishing villages.
Activities galore, beach sports, golf ,fishing, skiing, snowboarding, distillery tours, sailing, golf, hunting, biking, walking paths, kayaking, canoeing, etc
Local artisans and globally renowned visitor centers: The National Trust Knockando Woollen Mill and tea room, Johnston's of Elgin Cashmere, Walkers Shortbread and many more.
Easy access to Inverness, Avimore, Balmoral, Lochness, Perthshire or the West Coast and the Highlands.
Our promise to do our best to make your stay as wonderful and memorable as possible.