A beautifully renovated Mill surrounded by farmland and hills. We are ideally located on the Glenlivet Estate in the Cairngorms National Park. Our Mill is a gorgeous home-away-from-home option! Whether you are in need of a peaceful weekend retreat or on a family vacation the Mill is the perfect place to stay in comfort and style. The casual luxury of the Mill will take your breath away and put you at ease! Look no further...the Mill is the perfect self catering holiday destination for you! Auchnascraw Mill was built around the 1830s and was used for grinding oats. It was a working Mill until the mid 1940s. Lots of original features of the Mill have been incorporated into the renovation to maintain its character. Look for details like the exposed stone walls, use of millstones, gear wheel and unique ironwork. The living room features the original flagstone floors and there is underfloor heating throughout the entire downstairs. Keep cozy in front of the wood stove in the living room, while enjoying panoramic views out each and every window. The Mill has been professionally decorated with high-quality furnishings and accessories throughout. The kitchen features top-of the-line appliances (induction range & cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker) and is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. You will sleep well in either of our comfortable bedrooms! The master bedroom has a super-king size pillow-top mattress and sofa for lounging. The second bedroom has two single beds with pillow-top mattresses that can be zipped together to create another super-king size bed (please let us know how you would like these beds made up). There is also a sofa bed that can be made into a king-size bed in the upstairs nook between the two bedrooms, which can sleep an additional two people. We have a TV with Freesat channels, a dvd player with plenty of dvds and there is free wi-fi, though it is not suitable for streaming. The Mill is also equipped for family fun with lots of games, books and toys to enjoy. There is a washer and dryer in our utility room provided for your convenience. We are just over a ten minute drive from the village of Tomintoul, known as the Highest Village in the Highlands where there are a few shops, cafes, pubs, a restaurant and an art gallery. There is a tourist information centre with a museum and the Glenlivet Estate Office which both have lots of information about the area. Well worth a visit! The Mill is also centrally located for: walking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, wildlife watching, whisky trails, skiing at the Lecht and Cairngorms, visiting the castle routes (Drumin, Corgarff, Ballindalloch and Balvenie to name a few), coastal trails, many towns and more! You can explore the Highlands, Moray coastline, Cairngorms, and Royal Deeside in day-trips from the Mill and look forward to coming back to relax at the end of your day. Here are some distances to some popular towns/sight seeing destinations: -15 minutes to the world famous The Glenlivet Distillery -20 mintues from Glenlivet Mountain Bike Centre (great trails and a super cafe) -30 minutes to Grantown-on-Spey, Aberlour & Dufftown -45 minutes to Aviemore and the Cairngorms -50 minutes to Elgin, Huntly, Fochabers, Forres -1 hour to the Moray Coast/Moray Firth (Lossiemouth, Findhorn, Spey Bay, Nairn, Burghead, Portknockie, Cullen) -75 minutes to Inverness and 90 minutes to Loch Ness
Available all-year round. Minimum two night stay.
-many unique and original features
-under floor heating throughout the downstairs
-wood stove with free firewood
-panoramic views of hills and fields out every window
-very comfortable beds with black-out blinds in bedrooms
-fully-equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs