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Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages Ballindalloch Glenlivet AB37 9DS

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An exceptional range of Remote Luxury Self Catering Cottages in the Cairngorms where peace and tranquillity awaits you. Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages – offer you stunning Cairngorm mountain views in rural Glenlivet Grampian in the North East of Scotland.

In the summer you can enjoy a rich sea of Heather covered Hills, in the Winter you can enjoy snow covered mountains. Glenlivet provides an excellent location for exploring the highlands of Scotland from Aberdeen to Inverness and offers a range of other options from wildlife and walking holidays in the Cairngorm National Park to winter ski holidays, golfing holidays or simply relaxation & recuperation !

 

  • Remote Cottages, Sleeps 4, 6 and 8, Semi and Detached, Rural Location, Countryside Views, Fridge / Freezer, Washer / Dryer, Car Parking, TV / DVD, WIFI, Electric Heating, Multi Fuel Stoves, Bedding and Towels, Pet Friendly, Lecht Ski resort 15 mins drive.


The Cairngorms

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The Cairngorms was made a National Park in September 2003 and this spectacular rural location enjoys dramatic panoramic views to the Cairngorm National Park mountains. Come and relax at our self catering holiday cottages in this undiscovered corner of Scotland between Dufftown and Tomintoul. Our extremely comfortable self catering cottages are in a tastefully restored farmhouse and steading with stunning views across Glenlivet to the Glenlivet distillery, one of many on the Moray Malt Whisky Trail. Sample whisky nosing in Dufftown, enjoy historic Scottish castles, idyllic fishing villages or beautiful empty beaches in Moray, Grampian, The Cairngorms is Britain’s largest national Park and has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it. It is home to 17,000 people and 25% of Britain’s threatened birds, animals, and plants. It includes moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs and glens.

Welcome to Grampian and Moray

The Cairngorms National Park to the south offer spectacular panoramic mountain views and unlimited activities. Sample whisky nosing in Dufftown, enjoy historic Scottish castles, idyllic fishing villages to the North or beautiful empty beaches in Moray, Grampian, The Cairngorms is Britain’s largest national Park and has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it. It is home to 17,000 people and 25% of Britain’s threatened birds, animals, and plants. It includes moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs and glens. Ben Rinnes at 840m is the highest hill in the area, with outstanding views to the Cairngorm mountains and the Moray Firth coast at Lossiemouth. To the North lies Aberdeenshire and some of the most wonderful rural scenery to offer for you and your family including pretty coastal villages like Gardenstown, Cullen, Findochty, Portsoy and Banff. Stunning beaches all along the Moray Firth coast including Findhorn, Rose Isle and Hopeman. The Moray Firth coast is also haven for wildlife, and you can often see dolphins, seals, otters, whales and falcons throughout the year. Roughly one half of its border consists of amazing coastline ranging from the awesomely rugged to the most wonderfully beautiful. The sunsets on the Moray coastline in themselves are renowned for their beauty as many a visitor will testify, its Northerley latitude and position making it a good place to even see the mysterious “Aurora Borealis” Northern lights. So If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, somewhere to wind down and relax, then look no further, this accommodation offers you that and so much more.

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Localities of Dufftown, Grantown on Spey, Elgin and Glenlivet

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The nearest major town is Dufftown – located on the River Fiddich and world famous location of several Scotch whisky distilleries. It produces more malt whisky than any other town in Scotland; in fact, a signpost on the way into Dufftown declares it the “Whisky Capital of the World”. The largest and best known of the many surrounding distilleries is the Glenfiddich distillery that distills Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky. along with the finest Whisky, Dufftown also a fine selection of Pubs / Restaurants / Cafe’s and shops an excellent butcher, baker and a well known kilt maker.

On the way to Dufftown there is also an excellent 18 hole Golf course – 9 miles in the opposite direction is the highest village in the highlands “Tomintoul” with a selection of food and gift shops one with a great selection of Scottish gifts. Tomintoul the highest village in the highlands has a selection of food and gift shops including with a great selection of Scottish gifts. The Croft Inn pub, with excellent beer is about 2 miles from the cottages.

The Speyside Way is only a short distance from Bluefolds and 65 miles from Aviemore to Spey Bay with a spur to Tomintoul. Most of the route follows the river Spey. From Spey Bay where there is a wildlife visitors centre along to Aberlour and on the Grantown on Spey. Salmon leap and are fished beside much of the route. Fly fishing here is an anglers dream.

Skiing holidays in Scotland

Skiing conditions in the Cairngorms are good and on a clear, sunny day and with good snow, you can enjoy some decent skiing. However, at weekends, in conditions like these, expect the slopes to be very busy. Glenlivet ideally placed in the Cairngorms, offers easy access to both alpine (downhill) and nordic (cross-country) skiing, as well as the increasingly popular snowboarding.

Cairngorm, which has almost 30 runs spread over an extensive area. The Lecht is the most remote centre, and is good for beginners and families and for nordic skiing. The resort has a ski patrol and facilities for snowboarding. The Lecht has a wonderful new centre and is ideal for sking and snowboarding in winter and in summer such things as tubing and go karts.

The high season is from January to April but it is possible to ski from as early as November to as late as May. (3 and 7 day Special prices available…please ask for details of availability)

Ben Rinnes is a landmark in this area and can be seen from all angles as you drive towards Dufftown or Aberlour from the cottages and can even be viewed from Spey Bay on the Moray Firth coast. You can enjoy a wonderful holiday in the remote wilderness area of the Cairngorm National Park in winter and spring. This is an ideal area for walking by the river Livet or cycling on the waymarked trails on the Glenlivet estate and enjoying wonderful wildlife. There are excellent opportunities for golfing, fishing, sking at the Lecht or Cairngorms, touring the castle and whisky trails. Relax while driving on quiet roads off the beaten track in North East Scotland.

The Lecht Ski Resort

Within and easy 15 minute drive from Bluefolds self catering cottages you will find the Lecht ski resort www.lecht.co.uk Tel (01975) 651440. This fantastic activity centre is best suited to beginners and intermediates, featuring an exellent Dry Ski slope. The longest natural run being 900m, there is also a network of short lifts on both sides of the A939 Cockbridge–Tomintoul road. Straddling the A939 on the famous Cockbridge to Tomintoul road, the Lecht 2090 sits feet above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. This natural playground offers exciting outdoor activities throughout the year from Deval Karts / ride (incl. Uplift), Quad Bikes / session, Fun Karts / session, Kiddie Karts / session, Chairlift / return ride, Summer Ski or Board. Up to date snow reports also the www.lecht.co.uk/wap

Aberdeenshire and Moray – their Fantastic Coastlines

Aberdeenshire has some of the most wonderful rural scenery to offer for you, along with the pretty local village of Gardenstown, there are also the coastal villages of Cullen, Findochty, Portsoy and Banff. So If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, somewhere to wind down and relax, then look no further, this accommodation offers you that and so much more. The Moray Firth coast is also haven for wildlife, and you can often see dolphins, seals, otters, whales and falcons throughout the year. Roughly one half of its border consists of amazing coastline ranging from the awesomely rugged to the most wonderfully beautiful. The sunsets on the Moray coastline in themselves are renowned for their beauty as many a visitor will testify, its Northerly latitude and position making it a good place to even see the mysterious “Aurora Borealis” Northern lights.

The Wildlife and Nature in this region

After you have enjoyed the resident rabbits, sheep, buzzards and deer, you can explore further within this area and see Stags, Rut and Mountain Hare. With winter good timing Stoat visitors including Fieldfare, Redwing, Snow Bunting, Waxwing and Brambling. Many birds including Flocks Pink Footed Goose, Whitefronted Goose, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose visit the Cairngorms every year. Also Badgers, Red Squirrel, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, and Long Eared Owl, Pipstrelle, Long Eared Bats.

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The Moray Whisky Trail and the Highland Games

Dufftown is famous for 2 annual Whisky Festivals in May and September Dufftown is at the very heart of the Malt Whisky Trail. Whisky nosing and tasting sessions can be arranged all year at the Dufftown Whisky Shop. A chance to sample 6 different whiskies and to learn what makes them so different. The annual Whisky Festivals are: the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May and Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 22 -25 September. From May to September each year, there are whisky nosings on Tuesday evenings and Ceilidhs on Thursday evenings. The Glenfiddich distillery is open to the public (free) while close by is the picturesque ruined Balvenie Castle with it’s renaissance facade maintained by Historic Scotland. Other local distilleries to visit and whiskies to taste include Macallan, Glen Grant, Glenfarclas, the Glenlivet (free tours), Aberlour and Cardhu. Each year the village of Braemar, Scotland invites people from all over the world to attend the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. The Gathering is always held on the first Saturday in September and it is perhaps the most famous and finest Highland Games anywhere. It features the finest Pipe Bands, pipers, Highland dancers, and athletes in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills. The patron of the Gathering is Her Majesty the Queen

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The Aberlour Cottage sleeps up to 5

The Aberlour Cottage sleeps up to 5

Aberlour cottage, part of the former steading building, has patio doors to enjoy those stunning mountain views. It is double glazed with a modern kitchen, centrally heated and comfortably furnished with CD / radio player, digital satellite TV and DVD Player. Aberlour has a coal fired stove as a feature in the lounge. Linen, towels and t-towels are included. Cot, high chair and baby bath are available free. Barbecue and patio furniture included.

The Dronach Cottage sleeps up to 6

The Dronach Cottage sleeps up to 6

Dronach cottage, part of the former steading building, has patio doors to enjoy those stunning mountain views. It is double glazed with a modern kitchen, centrally heated and comfortably furnished with CD / radio player, digital satellite TV and DVD. Dronach has a coal fired stove as a feature in the lounge. Linen, towels and t-towels are included. Cot, high chair and baby bath are available free. Barbecue and patio furniture included

The Glenlivet Cottage sleeps up to 7

The Glenlivet Cottage sleeps up to 6

Glenlivet cottage, part of the former steading building, has patio doors to enjoy those stunning mountain views. It is double glazed with a modern kitchen, centrally heated and comfortably furnished with CD / radio player, digital satellite TV, DVD and Video players. The cottage has a coal fired stove as a feature in the lounge. Linen, towels and t-towels are included. Cot, high chair and baby bath are available free. Barbecue and patio furniture included.

The Folds Cottage sleeps up to 8

The Folds Cottage sleeps up to 8

Folds cottage has patio doors to enjoy those stunning mountain views. It is double glazed with a modern kitchen, centrally heated and comfortably furnished with CD / radio player, digital satellite TV with video and DVD players. Folds has a coal fired stove in the kitchen. Linen, towels and t-towels are included. Cot, high chair and baby bath are available free. Barbecue and patio furniture included.