Keith is 80 kilometers (just over an hour by car or train) from Aberdeen and Inverness, and is ideally situated for exploring whisky distilleries, castles, golf courses, walking routes and fishing rivers.
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This is a three-bedroom (two double, one single) end-terrace house in a quiet area of Fife-Keith with a quaint cottage garden (with free-range hens) and a large area of decking at the rear. The house has recently been renovated and has character features, exposed granite walls, a wood-b...urning stove, a well-equipped kitchen with a 90-cm oven and 5-burner hob, a modern bathroom with shower and underfloor heating, and comfortable king-size beds. It's a 4-minute walk to the railway station and 2 minutes to the bus stop. The cost of central heating is included, and there is a starter pack of solid fuel for the stove.
The lounge has exposed granite walls, an oak floor with a woollen rug, a log-burning stove, a comfortable brown leather sofa and red leather chairs and footstool. There is an extending oak table and 8 dining chairs. There is a large wall-hung TV, Blue Ray DVD player, and free wifi internet access.
The kitchen is well-equipped with an S/s 90-cm range cooker, extractor fan, integrated fridge and dishwasher. There is a large kitchen island unit with good storage and worktops. There's a good stock of crockery, glasses, cutlery and kitchen appliances, including a turbo-cook/grill microwave oven and coffee-maker.
The porch/utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, a large fridge-freezer, a shoe rack and coat hooks. The door opens out on to the decking area, which has a table and 6 chairs with cushions, a patio heater, and a large canopy.
The quiet garden has cottage-style planting and has a shed, henhouse (and hens!) and a chimenea. There is offroad and onstreet parking.
The upper floor of the house has three bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom at the front of the property has a king-size antique bed with marble-topped bedside tables, a dual-control electric blanket, chest of drawers with large mirror on top, 2 spacious cupboards, a TV with freeview, and a hairdryer.
The second double bedroom faces the back of the house and is a quaint modern room with a king-size bed, wardrobe and a comfortable chair.
The third bedroom has a single bed, desk and chair and bookcase.
The entrance hall has a large mirror and spacious understair cupboard.
The front garden in season has lots of herbs and salad crops, which guests are invited to use.
An initial supply of coal, wood and peat is supplied, and further supplies of wood and peat at £5 a sack can be bought nearby at Teko Tubs on Station Road.Read more
Overall rating:4.6 / 5.0based on 352 reviews and 16 properties
Milton Cottage: 3 bedrooms and quaint garden Keith, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Keith is a small town on the banks of the River Isla between Aberdeen and Inverness at the heart of Scotland’s whisky trail and is a great base to explore the riches of north-east Scotland.
Speyside is famed for its malt whisky: the Chivas Regal distillery is only a 1-minute walk from Milton Cottage, and the Keith and Dufftown Railway links Keith with Dufftown, the malt whisky capital of the world, home to world-famous distilleries including Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. It is said that whereas Rome was built on seven hills, Dufftown stands on seven stills. The Speyside Cooperage at Craigellachie gives another slant on the whisky industry. See also Planet Whiskies.
Keith is well placed for long-distance walking routes, including the Speyside Way (which goes from Aviemore to Spey Bay) and the Isla Way, which passes through Keith itself.
Keith is only 9 miles from the coast, which has long sandy beaches, rocky coves, towering cliffs and picturesque villages.
Local shops include the Keith Kilt and Textiles Centre and the Mither Tongue Shop (which celebrates the Scots language).
Keith hosts a Traditional Music Festival each May and the Keith Country Show is a highlight of August.
Nearby Fochabers is home to Baxter’s Foods and Huntly to Dean’s shortbread, and there are many places to eat and drink in the vicinity; for example, the Boogie Woogie Shop and Bistro, The Steading, the Royal Hotel, Ugie House Hotel and La Faisanderie French restaurant.
Historical buildings include Milton Tower, Keith’s oldest building, which was the birthplace of St John Ogilvie (Scotland’s only post-Reformation saint), and nearby is the Secret Kirk: St Ninian's at Tynet, Scotland's oldest post-Reformation Catholic church.
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Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 24, 2014
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Left on 09/14/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
Although we never met our host Maggie, we did speak to her on the phone and she was absolutely lovely, leaving us eggs and wine to welcome us. I would say that Milton Cottage was one of the best accommodation that we had on our 2 week holiday. It was true to photos, close to amenities and very clean and comfortable with a pile of useful local information. Our only negative was that we didn't stay long enough and if we are lucky enough to make our way back to that area, we would definately return to Milton Cottage
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Perfect for our group of 5
Left on 05/07/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | change1
We had a great time at Milton Cottage! As a group of 5 adults, there was one room with a king bed, one room with twin singles and one room with a single bed. All the beds were super comfy and the blankets were super warm. Location wise this was perfect for us as we had a car and there was plenty of parking. There is a big Tesco in Keith so we could stock up and made ourselves breakfast and dinner. The kitchen was very well equipped, and there were fresh eggs in the fridge from the lovely chooks in the backyard. There was only one bathroom, but that was no problem with a little bit of scheduling. Board games, TVs, fireplace, wifi, herbs in the garden.. it was so lovely! Everyone we dealt with along the way was wonderful; helpful and easy to deal with.
I would absolutely return to Milton Cottage and we are already planning when to head back to Scotland. Thanks for a wonderful long weekend away.
Toronto and BC
Beautiful! Home away from home.
Left on 10/01/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | The Bernsteins
Lovely home, beautifully and tastefully decorated, cozy but with plenty of room and very, very comfortable. The kitchen was gorgeous and exceptionally well stocked with everything anyone could possibly need. The rooms and the beds were comfortable, well lit, warm and cozy, the bathroom was clean and gorgeous, and the lounge was comfortable with fireplace and everything. We could not have asked for a better experience and a more convenient and welcoming home away from home from which to explore the Speyside region of Scotland! Highly recommended!
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