Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

Craignay Self Catering Cottage
Dulnain Bridge - near Aviemore
In the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands

Craignay will no longer be let from 1st April 2023 -

We are only available in March in 2023.

Accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms.
An ideal base from which to explore the Cairngorms National Park.

Craignay has Total Control off-peak electric room heating. A Scandinavian wood burning Jotul stove adds to the ambience and warmth of the living/dining room. An air to air heat pump was installed in January 2013 to try out this relatively new 'green' sustainable technology. This system extracts heat from the ambient air outside and the fan heater helps to maintain a low back-ground warmth in the core of the house. This is boosted by the more traditional room heaters.

The cottage was renovated in 2009, while maintaining the traditional varnished pine panelling and doors.

Craignay is situated east of the old A95 road entering from the south into the village of Dulnain Bridge from Aviemore, about 300 yards from the high bridge over the River Dulnain and the junction with the A938 road between Carrbridge and Grantown-on-Spey.

Accommodation for eight is provided by:


Living room with wood burning stove, dining table to seat eight, TV, sofa and easy chair.
Sun lounge with relaxing, cushioned, cane suite.
Kitchen includes clothes and dish washing machines, refrigerator and deep freeze, micro-wave and ceramic hob electric cooker and hot tray. Sufficient crockery, cutlery and utensils for eight people.
Bedroom with a double bed, wash-hand basin and focal-point electric fire.
Bathroom with wc, wash hand basin and shower over the bath.
Cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin beside the back door.


Three twin bedded rooms, two of which have wash hand basins.

Self catering: (Weekly Lets only)

All the beds are supplied with linen and duvets.
Fresh sheets and bath towels are supplied.

We supply a starter basket of logs and that guests can buy subsequent bags of logs and kindling from the Co-op in Grantown on Spey.

There is both a Travel Cot and High Chair.

The house has a fixed-line telephone for incoming calls only.
Wi Fi   
  Craignay has Broadband connection and is Wi-Fi enabled.

Our Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for Craignay is:
Rating of E for energy efficiency.

The back garden is very well sheltered by a high hedge and surrounding woodland providing an enclosed and restful grass area. A back gate gives access to the surrounding woodland with walks to the village, the River Dulnain and the River Spey. There is ample parking space at the front of the house for four or more cars.

Craignay is available for weekly holiday lets from mid March to end October only.
Entry from 4.00 pm to departure at 10.00 am.

Weekly Lets only, unfortunately we do not let the cottage for short lets or weekends

For availability & bookings please fill in our Enquiries / Bookings Form


What our guests have said about Craignay:

"We had a wonderful stay at Craignay.  I was very impressed by the quality and taste of the furnishings, and the kitchen was very well equipped for our purposes.  The location was perfect – close enough to the main road to be easy and quick to find, but still very quiet and peaceful."

"We all had a lovely time at Craignay....fab house and great loved it.
Weather was kind enough for the time of year. Packed in lots of things to the area.
Brought back lots of childhood holiday passing these on to my kids."

"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."


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