Tucked away in peaceful countryside close to the River Spey, there’s something magical and incredibly romantic about The Dulaig.
This beautiful country house in the Scottish Highlands is the only five-star gold-rated B&B in the Cairngorms National Park. The Dulaig has also just won the award for AA Guest accommodation of the Year for Scotland 2016/17. Its tranquil location belies that fact that it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the shops and restaurants of nearby Grantown-on-Spey.
The Dulaig is the perfect spot for those looking for relaxation, but there’s still plenty to occupy visitors keen to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, including golf, fishing, bird-watching and hiking. The nearby Whisky Trail will be a hit with anyone interested in sampling Scottish whiskies, and there are several castles and historical sites within travelling distance.
Grantown-on-Spey makes a convenient touring base for those who want to explore the wider region; Aviemore is only 14 miles away and the Moray Coast is less than 25 miles away.
The Dulaig was built in 1910 by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, who also built The Waldorf Astoria in London and Crathie Church (the church used by the British Royal Family when they’re at Balmoral).
The home of Carol and Gordon Bulloch, The Dulaig has been given an elegant yet cosy look with a clever combination of modern furnishings and Arts and Crafts antiques. It sits in 1.5 acres of private gardens that are frequented by red squirrels. There’s plenty of private parking, as well as a garage for motorbikes and bicycles. There are also facilities for drying outdoor clothing. Free wireless internet access is provided and a computer is available, if required.
Carol and Gordon know Scotland well and are happy to offer suggestions for days out, as well as providing maps and tasty packed lunches, if required.
They care for the environment and have won a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award.
The three beautifully-appointed guest bedrooms are located on the first floor. Two can be made up with a super king-sized bed or twin beds, and the third has a king-size bed.
All three have superb en suite bathrooms and garden views. They’re furnished with fine linens and antiques. Thoughtful finishing touches include a flat-screen television with satellite channels; a DVD player; a CD player; a silent, mini refrigerator; tea and coffee-making facilities; a hair dryer; fluffy towels and bathrobes; luxury toiletries by Arran Aromatics and soaps handmade in Scotland. As if all that wasn’t enough, the ‘Cake Fairy’ visits daily!
Guests often tell Carol and Gordon that their beds – by Vi Spring – are the most comfortable they’ve ever slept in.
Room rates range from £130 to £150 per night, or from £90 to £110 for single occupancy.
Relax over a leisurely breakfast, which is freshly cooked to order, using home-grown, home-made and local produce wherever possible. Enjoy delicious eggs from Carol and Gordon’s flock of free-range, Black Rock hens, as well as homemade breads, muesli, granola, preserves and potato scones. In addition to the regular breakfast menu, daily specials are also served, which could be anything from blueberry pancakes with maple syrup to potato cakes with goats’ cheese and pesto.
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