Steve and Elizabeth are perfect hosts and their cottage is spacious, immaculate and very very comfortable. We felt so welcomed by them and relaxed in Glenlivet. There were six of us, 3 adults and 3 children and we had more than enough space in the HUGE lounge (and massive bathroom) with fabulous views over to the Cairngorm mountains. We hoped for snow and got it in bucketfuls. Our first day was spent sledging and walking around the cottage, then warming ourselves up in front of the coal-fire stove. The second day we'd booked skiing and snowboarding lessons at the Lecht, just 30-ish minutes away. The sun came out and the snow conditions were perfect. Apart from one day when the wind was too strong we skied our hearts out, and the children loved their lessons and fell in love with the instructors. Steve brought his highly enviable selection of local whiskys round for us to sample and his knowledge too. I'd highly recommend choosing one of the four cottages at Bluefolds on Ben Rinnes (I hope I've spelled that correctly!). The farm and farmers down the track were extremely friendly and helpful too. I can't think of anything more to say than it was a perfect weeks break for all of us, and we can't wait to visit again.