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.
Go Home Smart
holiday with a difference!
Ben Shea Smart Home
Built in 1873, Ben Shea hides an ultra modern interior behind its traditional bricks and mortar exterior. Completed in August 2019, Ben Shea is newly renovated self catering holiday home. We have partnered with Go Home Smart to create this Loxone Show Home, which has been refurbished sympathetically, to make the most of its character, whilst integrating it with the most up to date technology to provide you with a truly unique Smart Home experience.
From the moment of your arrival the house welcomes you with automated lighting and heating set to an ambient temperature. Light scenes and music are available in most rooms. Night mode guides you to the bathroom or kitchen when it’s dark. Light scenes, music and shading are controlled from 5 point switches throughout. There is always an iPad to jump into more detail if wanted, at the same time you don’t need to change any setting. Motion initiates a lot of your smart home features, so don’t worry about having to ‘learn’ the house!
You will find all wall switches are the same, as is the alarm clock and surface touch on bedside cabinets. These all work in the same way and full details are in your home. You can control shading, lighting scene options, music volume and select from ‘favourite’ radio stations. Feel free to navigate around the system should you wish – at the same time there is no need to adjust anything if the house is taking care of you just as it is.
The first floor has an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine and cosy sitting room complete with wood burning stove. The stunning stone wall and room features are enhanced by different lighting scene options. The coffee table raises and extends simply to suit your dining needs from 2 to 6 people.
Smart gadgets aside, when it comes to the bedrooms the biggest features are their luxurious beds – which are the same as the Savoy! Each can be made up as 1 x Super King or 2 x Single beds (twin set up). Rooms are complimented with automated shading, inset speakers and ambient temperature control. Towels and linen are in your rooms ready for your arrival.
Both shower rooms have a walk-in shower, basin and WC, the first floor shower room has motion based music and lighting.
On the mezzanine floor Ben Shea has a snug garden room, which leads to the private garden, also with motion sensor lighting. A lovely peaceful spot to wind down with a refreshing drink after the day’s adventures.
If you require specific breakfast ingredients from our butcher, farm fresh eggs, or celebration bubbles or fresh flowers from our florist ready waiting for your arrival then please do call or email, we’d be happy to arrange this on your behalf. An Honesty Bar for single malts can also be provided, please let us know in advance if you require this.
You also have the option of enjoying a cooked breakfast for one or all of your mornings at our sister Guest House, Tannochbrae. Breakfast is £15/per person it includes tea/coffee, toast, juice, cereal and a choice from our hot menu, including porridge, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs or a full Highlander cooked breakfast. Available most mornings from 2nd April to 1st December booking in advance is essential.
We hope you have a fantastic holiday, and have fun exploring Speyside. Enjoy your stay!
Key Smart Home Features
Scene lighting in each living area
Automated alarm clock option
Music from any internet radio station from inset speakers
Motion lighting in all hallways and stairs
4 x Ultra HD TVs
Local weather forecast
Amenities and Information
High Speed Internet Access
Fully Equipped Kitchen
4 x Ultra HD TVs
Free Onstreet Parking
Local Shop and Pub 2 minute walk
Bed linen and towels included
Please just drop us a line
“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.”