Granville

Ballater, Scotland (Ref. 913393)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    8

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

An elegant, detached, stone cottage located in Ballater, in the heart of Royal Deeside. This Ballater cottage retains many stunning original features, including high ceilings, intricate cornicing, and impressive, granite fireplaces. Offering comfort and an abundance of space throughout, this Ballater cottage is ideal for families and groups of friends wishing to explore the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park. This Ballater cottage benefits from four generously-proportioned bedrooms, comprised of two king-size double rooms and a twin room, which can be made into a super king-size double on request. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath after a day seeing the sights, with a choice of two wonderful family bathrooms. The large contemporary kitchen is well-equipped, boasting two ovens and three hobs, perfect for preparing large family meals! Sit down to enjoy delicious, home-cooked food together around the dining table, before retiring to the tastefully-furnished sitting room, or the stylish drawing room, both featuring roaring open fires. Outside this Ballater cottage, there is a front garden, along with an enclosed, garden to the rear with a lawned area. Sit on the patio and enjoy a glass of wine on warm summer evenings, accompanied by birdsong and the sound of sausages sizzling on the barbecue. The town of Ballater is renowned for its royal connections, with some of the local shops proudly displaying Royal Warrants of Appointments. Enjoy a round of golf on the town’s beautiful 18-hole course nestled on the banks of the River Dee, and pay a visit to the Balmoral Estate, offering public access to the glorious gardens, grounds, and rooms of the Castle. Pack a picnic and discover the dramatic beauty of the Cairngorms National Park, with a wide range of walks varying vastly in length and difficulty. This area has something for everyone, from keen walkers to those looking to simply meander through the Park and enjoy the scenery and sunshine in the warm summer months. Surrounded by pretty Highland countryside, bursting with wildlife and history, this Ballater cottage will ensure a simply perfect holiday, at any time of year!

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 2 x twin (one zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Two bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with open fire. Drawing room with open fire.

Amenities

Oil central heating with open fires. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Roadside parking next to cottage on first come, first served basis. Lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs etc. Front enclosed garden. Rear enclosed garden with lawned area, patio and furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and river 5 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

BALLATER

Braemar 17 miles; Grantown-on-Spey 38.5 miles; Aberdeen 40 miles.

Situated on the banks of the River Dee, the delightful village of Ballater is a centre for tourism and has much to offer visitors to the area, particularly because of its location in the Cairngorms National Park and its close proximity to Balmoral Castle. This attractive village has a lovely neat village green, specialist shops, charming tea rooms and superior granite cottages, all adding to its genteel ambience. The River Dee flows through Ballater and is well renowned for its salmon fishing during the fishing season. Royal Deeside is so-called because of its connection to the Royal Family, who have frequently visited the town since the time of Queen Victoria. There is excellent walking all around the area, as well as outdoor activities such as cycling, golf, skiing or wildlife excursions. The popular centres of Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore are within easy reach, as is the city of Aberdeen.