Craignay, Self Catering Cottage
Sleeping 8 people
Accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms.
An ideal base from which to explore the Cairngorms National Park
Open from Easter - October only
Craignay is an attractive traditional stone built and typically Speyside detached house of two storeys which can accommodate eight people in 4 bedrooms and is situated close to the old A95 road entering the village of Dulnain Bridge from Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. It is within easy walking distance (300 metres) of the centre of the village and is surrounded by Scots Pine and Birch woodland. The back garden enjoys a very sheltered area among the trees where it attracts warm sunshine. There is ample parking space at the front of the cottage for four cars.
Weekly Lets only, unfortunately we do not let
the cottage for short lets or weekends
What our guests have said about Craignay:
"We had a wonderful week at Craignay - what a fabulous place.
Hope to return at some point"
"It was the perfect home for our joint family holiday. What a wonderful house and amazing garden.
Thank you for arranging our holiday and pass on our thanks to the very lucky owner."
"Just to let you know we had a fantastic fortnight at Craignay. What a beautiful area to stay in with plenty to do on the doorstep. The cottage was brilliant, well equipped for all our needs with the most wonderful garden, where we had BBQ's, Olympic sports day along with sunbathing just to name a few. We may return another year, but in the mean time thank you."
"We had a great holiday thanks. My husband is a joiner and was impressed with how good a conditionthe house is in for its age. It was very well equiped kitchen wise and we found the games in the cupboard which you hadn't advertised, brilliant. We will definately think of coming back another year".
'' The cottage is homely, cosy and well-equipped. This is one of the best self-catering cottages we've stayed in and in such a perfect part of the country. May well be back. ''
'' We really enjoyed our week's stay at Craignay. It was a really nice place to stay. It was calm and quiet and the surroundings (are) beautiful. "
"Lovely, comfortable house – in peaceful surroundings yet handy for all the Spey Valley has to offer."
"Lots of fun, lots of games. Now I’m going home to give my 77 year old bones time to recover. Lovely house – thanks."
"The house was perfect for our needs – a great shower after a day’s running, washing machine for dirty kit, superbly equipped kitchen for delicious home cooked food. It was an ideal base for us – centrally located to the 6 forests that we competed in – Alvie, Balavil, Inshriach, Culbin, Camerory & Anagach – incidentally the best areas in Britain for orienteering. Thank you for providing such lovely accommodation."
"Craignay was the perfect base for our Highland Adventure. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage for the week. A wonderful warm house which feels like a home – thank you."
"We have all thoroughly enjoyed this house. It is beautifully equipped, with all mod. cons."
"We liked Craignay very much, a well-built and well maintained property with every necessary machine, utensil, space, and in addition, very fine furniture."
"It was surprising that we could all fit into the cottage, it felt like a Tardis when we stepped in!! I really liked this house and I’m glad we stayed here."
Dulnain Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park
Dulnain Bridge is 3 miles from Grantown-on-Spey, 7 miles from Carrbridge, 7 miles from Boat of Garten and 12 miles from Aviemore.
General Store & Post Office
The bridge over the River Dulnain
Dulnain Bridge has a general store and post office, a garage, an excellent homely restaurant and three high quality hotels. The Speyside Heather Centre also provides snacks/meals and an enjoyable shopping experience.
The Speyside Steam Railway runs from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and to Broomhill Station, only 5 minutes drive from Craignay.
What our guests have said about the surrounding countryside:
"Dulnain Bridge is excellently sited for leisure pursuits of all kinds, and for access to cities north and south."
"Superb weather all week – a heat haze at the top of Cairngorm, this observation was made via the funicular – not by foot!"
"The Landmark Centre at Carrbridge – a great place for children. The Glenlivet Distillery – well worth doing if only for the scenery. Picnic on the shore of Lochindorb about 20 minutes drive outside Grantown. It has a ruined Castle in the centre. For the more active a visit to Loch Insh Watersports Centre south of Aviemore - excellent home-made food in the cafe."
"The restaurant on the bridge in the village is super – jolly atmosphere and good portions."
"We made our way up to Loch Ness and the Culloden battlefield. Driving through the Highlands witnessing some of the prettiest landscape any of us had seen. We made our way to Aviemore and rented bikes for the day. More of the amazing scenery."
"The highlight was the Grantown Highland Games. Can highly recommend the ranger guided walks from Nethy Bridge."
The grand children loved the train ride to Aviemore."
Renowned 18-hole golf courses are nearby at Grantown-on-Spey, Boat of Garten, Aviemore and Kingussie and 9-hole courses are at Nethy Bridge and Carrbridge.
Salmon fishing in the world-famous River Spey can be arranged locally and there is a wide selection of trout fishing available. Enquire at Mortimers in Grantown on Spey.
Speyside is renowned for the wide variety of outdoor leisure pursuits which can be enjoyed including hill walking, rock climbing, sailing and canoeing.
The Cairngorm Mountain funicular railway and the Lecht chairlift serving these two ski areas are each only 30 minutes away from Dulnain Bridge. These operate all year round and magnificient views can be enjoyed from their top stations.
The RSPB Osprey and Capercaillie hide at Loch Garten is 20 minutes drive away from Craignay.
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