Glenarder is a calming retreat, a place of rejuvenation and celebration ….therefore, the order of the day is luxury and comfort, with a minimum fuss. And most importantly, authentic to the Scottish Highland living experience.

Our design vision is thought out and considered, inspired by the popularity of boutique hotels, which focus on uniqueness as well as a style experience in a hotel format: we hope to bring that same unique and design focus to the holiday home market with our ‘Boutique Cottage’ experience.

We lead with an essential focus on practicality and simplicity but build upon that with beautiful design, quality fittings, luxury splurges, fun extras. There is an emphasise on UK design with a focus on local and Scottish product mixed with some of our own designs and creations. In the cottage you will see traces of our travels and time in the luxury fashion industry mixed with pieces from local and British designers such as Johnston’s of Elgin, Timirous Beasties, Tom Dixon, Garden Trading, Devol Kitchens, Floors of Stone, and Knockando Woollen Mill.

Take a tour below.

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       PINTEREST – OUR SPEYSIDE KITCHEN   The kitchen was fully renovated in 2015 to utilise the space and to incorporate a family kitchen and dining room into the cottage. This room is the heart of Glenarder, used for family dinners, evenings with friends and many a Sunday afternoon just enjoying cooking together. […]


    Every highland home needs a very practical utility room. With quintessential Pantry Blue cabinetry by Devol Kitchens, a butlers sink and natural sandstone flooring the entry room is ready for all your needs. There is storage for coats, gloves, mittens and shoes. Hidden behind the cabinetry is a washer and dryer for your […]


Painted in restful Farrow and Ball Oval Room blue this little room perfectly represents modern Highland style. Decorated with Anta Cushions and Knockando Woollen mill blankets and window coverings you will feel at one with the Highlands!  It’s a truly lovely and fun little spot to read a book, play a game, enjoy a wee […]


  This is a bedroom you will want to sleep in. Fall into a lovely sleep in luxury cotton sheets and a warm fluffy duvet and pillows. You will become addicted to the quiet nights of Ballindalloch. The room is decorated simply but sophisticated with special emphasis on comfort, soothing tones and warm natural elements […]


    The second bedroom is furnished as beautifully as the Master Bedroom. The focus of the room we love the most is the Timirous Beasties Wallpaper ‘Pheasants’. Timirous Beasties is a Scottish textile and wallprint design company. Bedding is by Croft, John Lewis and topped by Knockando Woollen Mills blankets. The feature light was […]


    Our little Highland Spa bathroom offers a lovely private view across and the property to the Heather covered hills. Fully renovated in 2017 the bathroom features a soaker tub and shower, marble sink and soothing country colours. Enjoy our selection of all Made in Scotland bath products and artisan candles made by Glenarder.


      The hallway transitions from the front entrance through the rest of the cottage. The window, open plan design and skylight add lots of light even on the darkest winter day and offers a love view. The front door leads to and from the front landscape (which gets the morning sun) with a […]