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The Mill at Glenlivet is a beautiful detached stone built property located high in the hills overlooking the village of Tomnavoulin. Beautifully and lovingly restored this original three horse threshing mill retains many features, and is a fantastic choice for a self catering holiday. The area offers an array of activities for the whole family no matter what your outdoor pursuit, including the Lecht Ski Centre which is about 15 minutes away. The accommodation is set out over two levels and certainly has the wow factor, with beautiful wood flooring and a split level open plan living area.
Tastefully and stylishly furnished throughout, the main living area with its open fire is an ideal place to sit and relax after a day exploring in the surrounding hills. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and a large dining table for six, off this room a staircase takes you to the upstairs reading area and through to a double bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances and a good range of crockery etc.
Further accommodation includes two bedrooms which both enjoy garden views, one with an en-suite bathroom. Completing the facilities in the property is a family bathroom with a bath with shower over and a spacious hall ideal for drying outdoor gear. Outside the garden with its fantastic views of the Cairngorms and Ladder Hills, has a table, chairs and a gas barbecue, and to the rear of the property a laundry room.
Included in the rent
Guests with Children
Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under three years of age are not allowed, babies welcome. At the time of booking please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A £75.00 Good Housekeeping Deposit is required at this property.
Excellent location, amazing hosts amazing cottage! I can only complement the place. Be mindful of the car driving up the hill, its quite steep but the hosts are happy to help out. Also, the hosts have amazing books, table games and the perfect reading areas. There is no WiFi intentionally to allow some quality time for families and friends which is brilliant.
Just arrived home after a thoroughly enjoyable week at the Mill. We can honestly say that we'd love to pack up and drive straight back up there! The Mill is tucked away up on the hillside with the most beautiful views of purple heathered mountains and the only sounds are sheep and birds. The absence of TV and wi-fi meant we actually got to talk to our teenager, and our 2 younger boys were off exploring the fields and becks. There's loads to do...we went mountain biking through spectacular scenery, we saw an Osprey catching fish at the mouth of the river Spey, we saw our 1st Red Squirrel and plenty of Highland cattle, we went in search of the Loch Ness monster and took advantage of the many walks around the Glenlivet estate. To be honest though, it was just as enjoyable to be in and around the cottage....the interior is modern, cozy and pristine....outside there are plenty of chairs/tables and even a BBQ. What made our stay so special though were Bill and Marjory...their lovely welcome with all the essentials (bread, butter, milk etc)....their local knowledge and enthusiasm...and especially the kindness and time they showed towards our children...the boys couldn't wait to report their daily exploits to them each day....and many many thanks for the books and precious gems...they love them!
A beautiful property that is well equipped with all that you need. And lovely extra touches such as the welcome hamper, and the library. The hosts Marjory and Bill are very kind and helpful. The location is fantastic for walking and cycling straight from the property. Also not far to Bike Livet for mountain biking. We had a lovely week long holiday in August. And our children just loved spotting the red deer from the windows.
Me and my family were blown away by the beauty and tranquility of the cottage and it's setting. The house had fantastic facilities and the library was loved by my children. The owners were warm friendly and welcoming and full of local knowledge and fun things to do. We will defiantly be going back!
An amazing find. Totally tranquil, beautiful cottage, stunning arounds, fabulous base for exploring. Can't recommend it enough!
We had a very warm welcome at this peaceful and quiet cottage. Bill and Marjory were so kind that we felt at home immediately. Because of the breathtaking view together with lots of books and maps we didn't miss Wifi or TV at all. We could just start walking around and enjoy the surrounding. If you want to go for a longer trip by car it's a perfect place to start and return into the quietness after an exciting visit around. We really fell in love with that place and will definitely return because our stay was much too short! Thank you so much again Bill and Marjory!!!!
We had a warm welcome at the Mill. Very comfortable cottage, with all you can think of. Light, pleasant and thoughtfully restored building, with plenty of place for the five of us. Great collection of books, something interesting and enjoyable there for everyone. Board games same story. Only noticed the lack of mobile coverage during the champions league semi finals, but halfway the hill also that annoyance disappeared. Great base for walking the Glenlivet Estate, with numerous marked routes starting nearby. Moors, hills, streams, woods and whiskey makers in all directions. We'd love to be back some day.
We stayed at The Mill for New Year 2018-2019 and could not have wished for a more lovely way to start 2019. We were greeted with the warmest welcome and a spotless house. The views over to the central Cairngorms are fantastic and we roamed around the Glenlivet Estate and nearby hills from the door. The house had everything we needed for cooking, finding our way around (lots of maps and guidebooks) and relaxing (lots of great books, games, very comfortable beds and a warm fire). We loved staying here, have already recommended it to family and friends and are trying to figure out when we can come back!
If you're looking for complete peace and quiet to rejuvenate (and the gift of no phone reception!), beautiful views over the rolling countryside of Glenlivet Estate, invigorating walks, and day-trips to renowned whisky distilleries, castles, and Cairngorm ski resorts in winter, then the remote Mill perched on a hilltop is the ideal breakaway for you. The Mill is kitted out with everything you need to have a very comfortable stay, including an open fireplace and a wonderful library filled with books from owner Marjorie's treasure-trove bookshop, The Bookmark, in Grantown-in-Spey (be sure to pop in there too). Marjorie and Bill are wonderful hosts -- thank you! We hope to return one day soon.
We had a fantastic time at The Mill. Everything we needed and more. Bill & Marjory where especially kind and helpful. The welcome hamper was really appreciated. Our teenage boys really loved it to. We had great days out in the surrounding area, but would have enjoyed it just as much anyway. Having no internet and Tv was a bonus. It made proper family time. The only downside was that a week wasn't long enough. We will be coming back in Dec/Jan. Thank you so much
The Mill is a fantastic place to stay. Everything you need is there. The welcome hamper was very thoughtful. Bill & Marjory are so lovely and kind, nothing is too much trouble. The library and the snug are brilliant. A Really great range of books to suit all ages and tastes. We had great days out with our two teenage boys and the nights in were great to. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A week was not long enough. We will be back!
We had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful and so clean. Everything we might have needed was provided. The house has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and is the perfect place to go to get away from a busy life. Marjory and Bill, who own the property, were so lovely and helpful. Can't recommend this property enough. Will absolutely be booking again!
Spent a week with my family at the Mill the owners Bill and Marjorie are very welcoming the cottage was stunning inside and out the views are breathtakingly stunning would definitely come back. Myself and my partner and kids had a great time.
Excellent, well appointed cottage. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The cottage has all mod cons, plenty of crockery and cutlery, fridge, freezer and good sized cooker. There are fabulous walks straight from the cottage or a short drive away. The library upstairs is fantastic and a definite bonus. The lack of TV and internet was NOT a disadvantage. It was a pleasure to stay at The Mill at Glenlivet.
Absolutely perfect! Our stay at the Mill was absolutely perfect. Hosts Bill and Marjory are lovely and didn't miss one detail in creating a relaxing escape. The Mill is cozy and comfortable while still being very roomy. The setting is beautiful and a great jumping point for the many walking trails on the Glenlivet Estate. We used the Mill as home base and day-tripped for hikes or to local sites including distilleries, a dolphin preserve, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Coming back to the cottage to start a fire, make diner and read some of the many books in the Mill was a delightful and relaxing way to end our days. Marjory is full of fantastic recommendations for local things-to-do and for restaurants. She has also stocked the cottage with tourism leaflets to help you make the most of your visit. We were in Scotland for two weeks and this was our favourite part of the holiday. We will stay here again!
Tranquillity at its best, no phones, TV or broadband. Bliss.
The Mill at Glenlivet is a piece of peaceful paradise tucked away in a quiet, beautiful and isolated corner of the Cairngorms. I cannot imagine a more perfect place to escape from it all. We spent a week here over New Year's and it was the best holiday we've ever had. Lack of wifi and mobile signal was a huge plus for us as it felt completely isolated from the stresses of daily life. The cottage is immaculate, cozy, tastefully decorated and with breathtaking views over the surrounding hills. The library nook is the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon and the big fireplace welcome after a day walking in the hills. The kitchen is extraordinarily well equipped for cooking (be sure to do a big food shop before you come as there is nowhere nearby to eat out or buy groceries). There is a seemingly endless variety of hill and valley walks that are accessible right from the front door - we only used our car twice the whole week. Gorgeous views on the walks, with mostly well marked trails and abundant wildlife (deer, rabbit, hawks, pheasants, grouse...) and aside from once on New Year's Day we didn't see a soul all week on the walks, the trails were completely isolated. All of the nearby distilleries were closed in winter but we found a brilliant whiskey shop (The Whiskey Castle) in nearby Tomintoul which was open and featured more than 500 whiskeys, well worth a visit! The hosts Bill and Marjory are so lovely, they left a delightful welcome basket and Bill picked us up at the bottom of the hill in his 4x4 as it was too icy to drive up. We would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat, ever since getting back we have been wishing we were still there!
This cottage is wonderful. Very welcoming with a super hamper and the log fire set ready to light. The views from every window were amazing. This was a very relaxing holiday and we will definitely be back.
We had a wonderful week at The Mill, a spacious and excellently equipped cottage, enjoying the views come rain and shine. I would definitely rebook if in the area again.
The Mill at Glenlivet seems like a distant memory now but it will be a Holiday cottage that will remain in our thoughts forever. Bill & Marjorie were such a lovely couple and excellent hosts and the cottage was just what we were looking for in such a beautiful setting. The cottage was all prepared for us and the gift hamper was an excellent little surprise left by Marjorie. The hosts left us to our own thing but they were always on call if we needed them. Marjorie had thought of everything in the cottage down to the smallest detail so we did not have to go out looking for anything as you usually do in a holiday cottage. The cottage made the holiday and was so welcoming to come back to every evening and the deer, buzzards and other wildlife was an added little extra. Well done to Marjorie and Bill and thanks again for making our holiday a memorable one.
A lovely cottage in a fabulous location. It was tastefully decorated and just the right size to accommodate our party of 6 adults and one child. The reading area was a gem and given more time I would happily have spent quite some time ploughing my way through the books on offer. The hosts Bill and Marjory were great and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. I would definitely recommend staying here, it feels nice and remote but is still within a reasonable distance for the excellent sites that Scotland has to offer in the area.
Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, good furniture, amazing position, perfect location for visiting distilleries. Friendly landlords, welcome pack, wine and flowers very much appreciated, we're sure to return.
We stayed in this cottage between Christmas and new year for a very special getaway as a family. It didn't disappoint. The cottage was everything and more than the website described thanks to the careful care, attention to detail and generous hospitality provided by Bill and Marjory. The cottage itself was spotless and homely with lovely elegant Christmas decorations which lit the cottage up beautifully when we first arrived making it feel extremely festive and welcoming. There was also a welcome pack of goodies which was a lovely surprise! The area is beautiful with lots of very accessible and clearly marked out walks. It really was a perfect getaway with fresh air and time to be a family without the distractions of modern day life. All fantastically rounded off with a roaring log fire to relax in front of at the end of each day. We can't recommend this holiday enough. Thank you!!
We have had a really wonderful stay at the Mill. The owners gave us such a warm welcome. The cottage was very clean, well equipped (so much thought to all attentiveness for a holliday stay) The view stunning, fireplace and 'the library' awesome. The rooms were very nice and our time in the cottage was so serene and peaceful,to have no Wi-Fi was actually very nice. This cottage is a true holiday blessing, Thank you so much !