Stop  …breathe  …you’re  in  Scotland  now!

“I chose Yvonne’s cottage because it looked like a stylish yet comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Everything about our visit was perfect; Yvonne was incredibly attentive, the cottage was immaculate, and a roaring fire on a blustery night was the perfect way to unwind after traveling frequently this fall. Go out of your way to stay here – it is one of my favorite places that I have ever stayed!”. David USA.


Quintessentially Scottish.


The cottage

Glenarder is a traditional highland cottage located within Ballindalloch Estate, Speyside, Scotland.  This romantic holiday home is the perfect holiday base to build magical memories and explore Scotland at its best. A memorable retreat for couples, families, weddings,  honeymoons and small groups, with all the magic of the Scottish Highlands.  You will enjoy the luxury appointed cottage and have your own private 2 acres surrounded by stunning scenery (see our testimonials), close to the Spey River, Scottish estates, castles and beautiful walking trails.

The cottage overlooks its own stunning glen, home to roe deer, pheasants, kestrel’s and an abundance of plants and wildlife. Situated on an elevated position the property offers quietness with uninterrupted 360 views over the glen, across to Ben Rinnes and past the heather covered hills. Glenarder was built-in the early 1900s and takes its name from the small stream Altarder which runs through the glen and down into the iconic River Spey.


Speyside attracts visitors from around the world and provides an excellent level of local facilities, restaurants and entertainment. It is easily accessible to Aberdeen and Inverness airports as well as local trains – including the Caledonian Express which leaves london Euston Station and arrives over night to Aberdeen or Inverness. Glenarder is conveniently located very close to local towns and services; Aberlour, Dufftown, Craigellachie and Granton-on-Spey and Elgin.

Speyside and Moray

Speyside is known as “Whisky Country” or “Gods Country” and is world-famous for malt whisky, golfing and fly fishing. Glenarder is on the Malt Whisky Trail and the Speyside Way and Iconic Spey River is only 2km away. The closest distilleries also begin only 2km away including: Cardu, Tamdu, Macallans, Glenfarclas, Cragganmore, Ballindalloch, Knockando and Glenlivet …to name but a few.

Speyside belongs to the historic county of Moray and Banffshire, which is blessed with some of the most undisturbed coastlines in Europe: endless beaches, historic fishing villages, farmers markets and even surfing. As if that all that was not enough we sit on the edge of The Cairngorms National Park with easy access to Avimore, skiing, snowboarding and a huge selection of possibilities.


Glenarder is designed to create a holiday home-away-from-home. A special meeting place for family and friends, a cozy retreat centered around special gatherings, family and very importantly complete solitude when desire it. Much thought has gone into the interior design with a focus on luxury, comfort and practical highland life. Our aim is to make your holiday specific and special to you, therefore offer an additional level of care and services to make your stay all you wish it to be and more.

Glenarder makes a perfect base to build magical memories and explore Scotland at its best. We look forward to your hosting your stay in Speyside