Such a great find! I’m from the local area and needed somewhere near my parents to stay for Christmas. The cottage was really well appointed and James and Louise had thought of everything. Plenty of towels and spare pillows and they had even left us a Christmas card. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Speyside. We had a great stay.
In a Traditional Setting
Welcome to the Milking Sheds
James and Louise renovated The Milking Sheds, to regenerate a neglected building as well as establishing long-term roots in their family home.
They now want to share this setting with visitors to Dufftown – where guests can enjoy not only everything the town has to offer, but also providing an ideal base to explore Speyside or as a stop on the way to the start of the North Coast 500 route.
Keeping James & Louise busy day to day includes running the family guest house, their restaurant at Tannochbrae and introducing guests to the ‘Home of Whisky Ice Cream’ at their ice cream shop on Balvenie Street, not to mention taking their famous malt whisky ice cream the length and breadth of the country…enjoying a Highland Games or three in the process!
Together as husband and wife they work alongside each other to manage these interests, with James working as chef, Louise taking care of marketing, together raising daughter Poppy, the newest addition to their family, as well as looking after two rambunctious dogs Dave and Holly.
Ben, eldest son to James is now following his own career after helping to establish the family ice cream shop and whisky ice cream adventure.
Local Shop and Pub 2 minute walk
One well-behaved pet welcome
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Bed linen and towels included
Fuel and power included
Off road parking
2 x tvs with Freeview
“Beautifully furnished. Very welcoming owners.”
“We hope to return next year we had a great stay”.
“Great little place to stay.”
“The cottage suited us perfectly.”
“The property was lovely, very tasteful.”
“Ideal property for a couple, comfortable and modern”.
“Really nice accommodation in a superb location.”
“Thank you both so very much for making our first wedding anniversary so special.”
Eat, Explore and Experience
There really is something for everyone in Dufftown – whether you want to experience trails for hiking, or those of the Whisky variety. Maybe you prefer Golf or Fishing and there’s always the Traditional Scottish Dancing and Pipe bands to keep you entertained – there’s never a dull moment in our wee town.
Our very own Ice Cream Parlour can be found on Balvenie Street, where we produce artisan handmade Malt whisky ice cream. Our love of Scotland’s finest export and James’ expertise as Chef has driven our passion to promote whisky and make this great flavour accessible to all!
Enjoy a dram from the Honesty Bar!
You can have your own selection of single malts in your cottage, ready and waiting for your arrival. Please order your Honesty Bar when booking. All drams are available at £4.00 each.
Whisky Bar and Lounge
Tannochbrae Stables Whisky Bar & Lounge has been called one of Speyside’s hidden treasures and it has been featured in the ‘Whisky Bars of Scotland’ publication with its collection of over 350 single malt whiskies.
The Tannochbrae Restaurant
Tannochbrae Restaurant has a charming ambience and is the perfect place to sample true Scottish hospitality in a relaxed and informal setting.