Cardhu Country House

KnockandoAberlourAB38 7RYUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast

About Cardhu Country House

Cardhu Country House is at the centre of the famous Whisky Trail and a mile from the River Spey.

There is a total of six en-suite room choices at Cardhu Country House. Individually themed; they are comfortably furnished and typically include: free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, TV and a hospitality tray. Some rooms have super-king-size beds.

Free parking is available, in addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the building. There is a communal lounge and TV area and outside, a walled garden. The area offers opportunities for sightseeing, fishing, cycling and boating.

Breakfast choices and other meals, comprise the best of local ingredients. Packed lunches are available on request. Special dietary and vegetarian needs can be met, given prior notice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available.

Visitor attractions include dolphin watching on the Moray Firth, the Victorian spa town of Lossiemouth … and a number of distilleries!


Knockando, Aberlour, AB38 7RY, United Kingdom
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Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 10:30

Positive Reviews

Spacious and welcoming rooms.

Rooms are individually themed and named after distilleries in the region. *Tours of these are always popular and the very friendly and helpful owners are more than happy to assist with arrangements.

High levels of personal attention.

Always unobtrusive, the owners have a knack of making you feel very special. It's all part of the package of this luxury break away from it all.

Good food.

From porridge, with whisky; plus wonderful kippers at breakfast … to home-cooked lunch and dinner treats; the food here is a significant component of the visit.

Negative Reviews

… And not a drop to drink

Dinner comes at quite a high price. Take care because, in addition, it needs to be booked in advance and isn't available on Sundays. Another quirky feature is that here, in the middle of the Whisky Trail … they don't have a drinks licence. The rumour is that they hope to rectify the situation soon, so the drinks should be flowing … probably not ‘freely', though … before too long.

It's a bit remote.

That, of course, is a prime reason for the visit.  If, though, you miss out on dinner, or forget to book it in advance, you are faced with a journey of several miles to the nearest town for a bite to eat. Cardhu Distillery, on the other hand, is less than a mile away!

Stepping up … and driving out.

The loft rooms are attractive, warm and comfortable. They are far from ideal though for elderly and infirm visitors. There is, bluntly, very little of any adjacent interest - apart from the village tennis court. Get in the car, though, and with advice from the owners, travel a few miles and … WOW!

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