Upper Folds Glenrinnes - Dufftown
Cairngorms National Park

About Upper Folds

Upper Folds - Cairngorms National Park

Location: Glenrinnes - Dufftown

Sleeps: 2

Price Range: £395 - £590

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Upper Folds, Glen Rinnes, Dufftown, Sleeps 2

Pet Welcome

Wood burner

Upper Folds is situated in open moorland just seven miles from Dufftown. Location wise the property really is a Wilderness Cottage, and access with a 4 x 4 type of vehicle being the only real choice. With walks directly from the door, Upper Folds is ideal for guests looking for a base for walking and just enjoying the great outdoors. The scenery in the locality is spectacular and the property enjoys views across to Ben Rinnes and the Corryhabbie Hill, the regions well known Corbetts.

The cottage has recently been completed and utilises the latest green technology, with solar panels and a wind turbine providing the energy needs. Throughout under floor heating ensures that the property is kept at an ambient temperature, and for those colder nights a wood burner is available. The accommodation is all on the one level and has been tastefully furnished throughout.

The main lounge and kitchen are open plan, in the lounge the striking fireplace with its exposed stonework is an attractive feature, as is the kitchen with its painted cabinets and dark blue Rayburn. Off this area the dining room enjoys views across towards Ben Rinnes and also offers direct access to the garden. A master bedroom and a fantastic wet room, completes the facilities. Outside the large garden is enclosed and under cover storage for outdoor gear and mountain bikes is available.            

The small town of Dufftown is located just seven miles away, and offers a wide selection of attractions for the visitor, including a good range of cafes, restaurants, and shops. This area is in the heart of the whisky country, and the town prides itself as being the World’s Malt Whisky Capital, with five distilleries in the locality, it produces more whisky than any other town in Scotland. The largest and most famous of all is the Glenfiddich Distillery, which has a visitor centre, and is an ideal place to visit for any enthusiast.

The surrounding areas are ideal for outdoor activities, for walkers the Speyside Way and the Glenlivet Estate are available, and for the golfer, courses can be found at Dufftown and Ballindalloch. For fishing why not try the Glen of Rothes Trout and Course Fishery, or perhaps even a day on the River Spey. Further afield travel to the small picturesque villages of the Morayshire coastline, and perhaps a bit of dolphin spotting at Findhorn.     

Access to the Property including Winter Conditions

Upper Folds is a superb place for a Wilderness Cottage holiday, however due to its rural location, access to the property can only be by a 4 x 4 type of vehicle. In winter conditions the property has been known to become inaccessible and even cut off. If this happens prior to a booking commencing it will mean that your booking has to be cancelled. In the event that you are staying at Upper Folds and the property becomes snow bound, the owner has made the appropriate arrangements to help you vacate the property at the end of your stay.

 

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Facilities

  • Open plan lounge / kitchen with comfortable seating, wood burning stove and lovely views over moorland.  Lounge has 32” Led TV with Blue Ray DVD.  TV for viewing DVD’s only no reception.  CD player, radio and iPod Dock
  • Kitchen has a Rayburn LPG, microwave, fridge with freezer box and all the usual equipment
  • Dining room with views over open moorland
  • Double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, wc and whb
  • One pet welcome (two by arrangement only)

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen & towels
  • Electricity and logs for the wood burning stove
  • Under floor heating
  • Telephone with honesty box for local calls
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot available on request

Other Facilities

  • Indoor drying areas
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Indoor storage for mountain bikes etc
  • Parking

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property

Access to the Property including Winter Conditions

Upper Folds is a superb place for a Wilderness Cottage holiday, however due to its rural location, access to the property can only be by a 4 x 4 type of vehicle. In winter conditions the property has been known to become inaccessible and even cut off. If this happens prior to a booking commencing it will mean that your booking has to be cancelled. In the event that you are staying at Upper Folds and the property becomes snow bound, the owner has made the appropriate arrangements to help you vacate the property at the end of your stay.

Best Features

  • Fantastic eco friendly property
  • Walking from the doorstep, into the neighbouring hills
  • Rural location, a perfect Wilderness Cottage retreat

 

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Upper Folds Reviews

The lastest reviews of Upper Folds...


Reviewed this property on 17/11/2016
And awarded it
2nd visit. The cottage had been recently painted. Spotlessly clean. Great walks and wonderful weather. Perfect break for us.

Reviewed this property on 11/11/2016
And awarded it
This is a perfect cottage, absolutely spotlessly clean, warm cozy and welcoming. It is very tastefully furnished and so comfortable, we felt relaxed and chilled out from the moment we arrived. The lovely thoughtful touches of fresh flowers, wine etc are the icing on the cake, all the bases and much more are covered here. The surroundings are stunning, when we return to the area we will look no further and definitely rebook. Thanks for a wonderful week.

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2016
And awarded it
The cottage is in a beautiful location and the views are stunning. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Watching the wildlife and changing sky at night was so relaxing. I would highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2016
And awarded it
This cottage was well worth the wait lovely, well equipped, warm and comfortable and in a wonderful peaceful place close to great walks and wildlife, we and the dogs enjoyed every second and the enclosed garden was a bonus keeping the sheep at an acceptable distance from Brand and Ela . worth five stars all day long

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2016
And awarded it
This is a beautiful cottage in a spectacular area. Ideal for a quiet and peaceful break. Wildlife is on your doorstep literally, deer hares buzzards and of course sheep. The cottage itself is immaculate and very cosy giving a relaxed atmosphere. Will be back as soon as we can. The dogs loved the large garden area and was very secure from the sheep. All in all a lovely break

Reviewed this property on 04/05/2016
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay at Upper Folds. It really was a break away from it all. The scenery was stunning as was the cottage. The cottage was warm and easy to use given it was off grid. It snowed every day and the wind howled, but we were really comfortable with the under floor heating and the wood burning stove, which also gave the place that homely cosy feel (unlike the poor sheep lambing in the surrounding fields!). Everything about the cottage was quality, from the lovely plump towels, the crisp white bed linen to the lovely decor. The place was spotlessly clean too. We would definitely recommend Upper Folds and would love to return one day.

Reviewed this property on 06/04/2016
And awarded it
Upper Folds exceeds all expectations it is in a fantastic location and has everything you need to have a truly relaxing stay. The standard of the accommodation is excellent and the owners have thought of everything to ensure your stay is warm and comfortable. The bottle of wine and fresh flowers were a special touch.Thank you for sharing your very special place.

Reviewed this property on 24/03/2016
And awarded it
5 star holiday. The cottage was spotlessly clean, there was a lovely welcome pack of milk, wine & biscuits plus thoughtful touches of tea, coffee, mints & toiletries & a welcoming bunch of flowers. Everything was in top working order. Heating was very efficient, the bed was very comfortable and the sunsets/stars wonderful from all the windows. Location is stunning - alone but not isolated.

Reviewed this property on 17/03/2016
And awarded it
2nd visit to this truly wonderful cottage. It's perfection in every way, good value for money, spotlessly clean, well thought out and the owner has gone to every effort to make sure the holiday is a memorable one. Scenery is amazing. A true wilderness retreat. Probably the best available.....................Faultless in every way

Reviewed this property on 25/02/2016
And awarded it
We had a fantastic few days at Upper Folds. It is at the top of a very long track which is steep in places which when snow has drifted makes a decent 4x4 essential. The cottage was warm when we arrived, with the woodburner stacked and ready to light. The bottle fo wine, milk and biscuits were apprecietaed! The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The setting is beautiful, with fabulous views over the isolated valley and mountains. We will definately return again. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 09/12/2015
And awarded it
Excellent cottage in a very peaceful location. The whole place is self sufficient and very clean with great views over the hills. All in all an amazing place and we will definitly be back!

Reviewed this property on 10/10/2015
And awarded it
We had a wonderful time in Upper Folds. The cottage is the best we have ever had. It is located in a beautiful area in the hills with beautiful views, very quiet. Inside it is beautiful decorated, the ray-burn is great and we sit many times in the conservatory to look outsite. We hear the grouses and see pheasants en deer! The big garden was a pleasure for our dog Ghillie!. We had wonderful weather, 21 C and sit outsite on the bank only the midges!!! We make several walks in the surrounding. The welcome was very warm, flowers, wine, biscuits, chocolate, thank you so much! And the cottage was so clean! Everything was there incl. wood and coals. We come sertenly come back.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2015
And awarded it
Amazing location & beautiful cottage with a fabulous Rayburn to cook on and stay warm. Had an amazing relaxing time away! Thank you again!

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2015
And awarded it
What a wonderful find!! Beautiful cottage in the most peaceful and stunning setting.All of the small gestures on arrival like the milk and wine, the fire ready to light and the heating on made us feel very welcome, our dogs had a great time in the garden and we now feel recharged and rested after a few days....will definitely be back, we couldn't have asked for more

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2015
And awarded it
Absolutely stunning cottage, clean, every possible extra in a superb rural wilderness location. Amazing scenery, wildlife in fact if you did not see this outstanding cottage you could never dream of such heaven. Warm, toasty, peaceful. This is an absolute must for anyone wanting the ultimate "get away from it all." We will be back as soon as we can.......superb in every possible way.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2015
And awarded it
Absolutely fantastic property, the scenery and wildlife is breathtaking and the owners have thought of every last possible thing to make you feel right at home. We didn't want to leave! Thanks again!

Reviewed this property on 03/04/2015
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and warm, loved the remoteness. Wildlife was entertaining, especially the "boxing hares".

Reviewed this property on 30/03/2015
And awarded it
Just returned from a great week in the cottage, great landscape all around ideal for anyone that likes wildlife. It's in a great location we only saw two people across the valley from us all week, great place for the night sky as on a clear night you could see so many stars. Walks from the door are good, all in all a great week in a great location.

Reviewed this property on 09/03/2015
And awarded it
Had an amazing week at Upper Folds. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a luxurious cottage in breathtaking surroundings. The owners are so helpful if you have any problems. Highly recommended!!

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2014
And awarded it
Just returned from our first visit to Upper Folds. Truly, an amazing experience. The cottage is just perfect, where everything you could think of to make your stay comfortable, has already been thought of and provided for. The thoughtful little things that greet you such as a nice bottle of wine, short bread and chocolates! Fabulous! The scenery is just as amazing as is the abundence of wild life! It was a joy to stay here and we are already planning next year's visit.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2014
And awarded it
Just returned from this wonderful, superb location. Amazing cottage, views, wild life, everything! Had a fabulous time here. Everything you can think of, has been included at Upper Folds. :-) We will be planning a 2nd visit.

Reviewed this property on 26/08/2014
And awarded it
What a wonderful cottage. 5 star accommodation in a fabulous location. Could not have asked for a nicer place, the wildlife was in abundance and we stepped out onto the hills. Will be back.

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2014
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week in July and were blessed with good weather. Upper Folds exceeded our expectations and we and our dogs were extremely comfortable there. We saw deer daily, near and far, as well as every other bird or animal we had hoped to see. The hares were brilliant! The sheer beauty of the location and the amazing changing light and sunsets are memories that will stay with us for a very long time. We will return!

Reviewed this property on 10/07/2014
And awarded it
I have just returned from my fourth visist to this lovely cottage. Everything just as we left it at Christmas, never fails to disappoint. Sitting in the livingroom watching the herd of 36 deer close by.WOW! Well done to Richard and Leigh-anne for the continued high standard, still worth a 5 star rating.

Reviewed this property on 28/05/2014
And awarded it
This property and the location ticked every box and over-delivered on the promises that were laid out in its description. The quality of the accommodation and furnishing is second to none, I don't think I have ever been warmer in the Cairngorms! I would recommend Upper Folds to anyone who wants a remote yet comfortable break away from it all; you won't find any better.

Reviewed this property on 22/05/2014
And awarded it
Excellent. Ticked all the boxes, including our reluctance to accept a pet friendly cottage, as we did not find a hair or a doggy smell anywhere! Many thanks.

Reviewed this property on 30/03/2014
And awarded it
If you want secluded luxury with beautiful scenery off the beaten track, then Upper Folds is for you. With underfloor heating, wood burning fire and walks straight from the front door, what more could you wish for. Do not book this cottage if you are looking for local shops, pubs and other human company, the only neighbours you will have are sheep , deer, hares, and numerous birds......Fantastic.

Reviewed this property on 03/03/2014
And awarded it
We returned for our second visit to Upperfolds. It truly is a 5+ star cottage. The location is stunning, a tranquil haven away from the fast paced life we lead, a place to recharge your batteries. Well done Richard and Leigh Anne your high standards of service and your eye to detail ensure your customers are made to feel welcome in a beautiful home from home, so much so we have already booked our third visit.

Reviewed this property on 04/01/2014
And awarded it
I have recently returned from my third visit this year to Upper Folds. What a wonderful place to spend Christmas. On our arrival my husband and I were greeted by a beautifully decorated Christmas tree underneath which we found a gift, kindly left by the owners Richard and Leigh-Anne. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them, which only goes to reinforce my opinion that this property is worth a 5star+. Cannot wait to return again in 2014.

Reviewed this property on 03/11/2013
And awarded it
A great location, the cottage delivered on all fronts. Very well appointed and clean, the cottage was cosy with magnificent views - great walks directly from the door were an added bonus. We didn't use our car at all for the first few days, we just enjoyed the peace and isolation surrounded by beauty and nature.

Reviewed this property on 31/10/2013
And awarded it
Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Stunning location and property. We are discussing when we can go back again and I don't usually go to the same place twice! We felt so comfortable and relaxed, and the property is finished to such a high standard. If you are thinking about going here, think no more and book, you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2013
And awarded it
Our second visit to Upper Folds this year. Absolutely everything about this property is pleasing. The location is comparable to parts of the west coast, the cottage is certainly 5star, furnished to a high standard with very comfortable fixtures and fittings. The garden is a dogs paradise.We are looking forward to our final visit of the year at Christmas.

Reviewed this property on 18/07/2013
And awarded it

Reviewed this property on 30/04/2013
And awarded it
Isolation with a capital I. Amazing scenery, and superb property. I have been doing the rounds of scottish holiday properties for the last twenty six years and this has been the best one yet.It lived upto eveything the brochure stated plus more. I would recommend upper folds to one and all, but then it wouldn,t be the best kept secret.I am in the process of booking another trip this year. Thanks wilderness cottages.

Reviewed this property on 17/04/2013
And awarded it
Absolutely fabulous property. Love the stay and the location. Amazing. The service given by Wilderness Cottages has been second to none.I had a big problem with the timing of the holiday and they sorted everything out, perfectly.I would highly recommend both Upper Folds and Wilderness Cottages. We had snow everyday which is what we wanted and the views were breathtaking.

Reviewed this property on 25/03/2013
And awarded it
Well and worthly recommended, a great cottage with all you could possibly need, very nice location, with wildlife all around, great for star gazing, and just getting away from it all. Owners very friendly and helpful. We will not be going back as we liked the area so much that we are buying a house in the area.

Reviewed this property on 18/02/2013
And awarded it
This cottage is fantastic, a tranquil haven amidst outstanding scenery. When we finally made it to the cottage through a blizzard, we were charmed by the tastefully decorated and furnished, clean, warm accommodation. From the fresh flowers to the wine chilling, every detail has been carefully thought through. We will definitely return, cannot wait.

Reviewed this property on 27/11/2012
And awarded it
This cottage is amazing. We arrived in the dark and drove down a fairly long, fairly rough landrover track through a river ford and through some woods. Once we finally made it to the cottage the whole property suddenly lit up as we went through the gates (proximity lights). The wood burning stove was on for our arrival and there was a bottle of wine waiting. In the morning we were met by 360 degree views of rolling hills/mountains. We will definitely return to this cottage.

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