Crathie, Cairngorms National Park, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park
Crathie 2 miles. Set in a beautiful, quiet location in Royal Deeside, close to Balmoral Castle, Birch Cottage is an unusual and very appealing Crathie cottage. This delightful, luxurious detached Crathie cottage boasts a stunning glass wall which takes full advantage of the spectacular views from the garden onto Creag Namh Bahn. The open plan living area, with its open fire, spacious kitchen with granite worktops, and slate flooring with underfloor heating, makes the perfect retreat on cooler evenings. There is also a lovely mezzanine level sitting area with gas fire, and four comfortable bedrooms. Set within the Cairngorms National Park, this Crathie cottage is ideally positioned for walking, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, skiing and fishing. This easily accessible Crathie cottage is also close to many of Scotland's best castles including Balmoral, Braemar, Fraser, Crathes and Corgaff, and for whisky lovers, Royal Lochnagar Distillery is within walking distance. Local events include the traditional highland games in Braemar, Victoria Week in Ballater, and the Aboyne and Deeside festival. A superb Crathie cottage for a truly Scottish break.
Four bedrooms: 2 x twin with sloping ceilings, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Mezzanine level bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with stunning glass wall, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire and doors to patio. Utility room with drying room off. Mezzanine level sitting area with sofa bed and gas fire.
Oil central heating with gas fire and open fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, books/DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 5 cars. Enclosed garden with patio areas, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 5 miles. Note: Water supply is from a well, and is fully treated.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Washing machine
About the location
Braemar 12 miles; Aboyne 20 miles.
Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Crathie is at the heart of Royal Deeside. Crathie is a favourite Scottish retreat of the Royal Family when they stay at Balmoral Castle less than a mile away, attending church services in the village when they are in residence. Queen Victoria's personal servant, John Brown, is buried in the graveyard in Crathie Church. From March to August of each year, Balmoral Castle and gardens are open to the public. The village of Crathie is one of the destinations on the Castle Trail, not only because of Balmoral but because of its close proximity to Abergeldie Castle. The Cairngorms National Park contains spectacular scenery, offering many opportunities for leisure activities and walks. The abundance of wildlife makes it a true paradise for naturalists and birdwatchers. Nearby Braemar Golf Club is the highest 18-hole course in Scotland, and is split in two by the River Clunie making it a sight to see even if you don't want to tee off. Also unmissable is a visit to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery on the southern bank of the Dee.