In general we didn't dislike our stay at the cottage. There were just a few things we were not happy with. In the bathroom is a skylight that is more than dated. Even if it is not opened, there is constantly paint and dirt flaking down onto the washbasin, which is not nice when your toothbrushes lie there. On the other hand there is no ventilator you could use after your shower, so you have to open the skylight and then even more dirt and old paint flake down. In the living and dining room the windows are painted shut, so we were unable to open them at all. I don't understand the reason for that. In the bedroom with the three beds you can open the window but it won't stay open on its own. A fact we very much regret because we like to sleep with an open window. The kitches is ok. All in all the carpets and furniture are dated and well used.
The location is definetely on the positive side. Good accessability of the Cairngorms National Park the coast and the Speyside. Keith itself has everything you need for a stay in a self-catering cottage: a Tesco, petrol station, nice deli, two good bakeries, a distillery and several cafes.
The welcome package left by the caretakers was a nice touch.
We were able to get a reduced price for our week but we will not return.