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Ballater, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow! Great house in a great location."

    Beautiful scenery and stunning views from the house. Definitely the best holiday home we have stayed in. The EV charging is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "Ferneytoun is a wonderful holiday property."

    We had a family get together here in June and we all had a great week. The property has excellent facilities and is perfect for families to get together and is also big enough so everyone has their own space. There is so much to do in the local area. Our group went biking in the local Tarland trails and on The Deeside Way which they thoroughly enjoyed. Bike hire from Ballater was very good and is close enough so you can bike back to the house (they also deliver). There are also some excellent walks nearby. The walk over to Tarland from the house has lovely views and is not too strenuous. We can highly recommend The Commercial pub in Tarland (they have a lovely wee beer garden). Highly recommend this holiday home, we’d love to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Jasmind5.0Jun 2024

  • "A beautifully presented property in the most stunning location."

    We had a fantastic week and three generations of us found loads to do in the vicinity. The house was extremely comfortable, very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you for a wonderful trip!

    Hi Lindsay, thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you all had a great time at Ferneytoun, and that it was all to your satisfaction. And thank you for choosing to stay with us. You are most welcome to return as you were very considerate guests and looked after our house very well. Have a good summer! Katherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0May 2024

  • "Ferneytoun is amazing, the house has everything you need and much more."

    This house is beautiful from the furnishings to the the setting and the amazing view. we were even luck enough to meet the owners who were so friendly and easily contactable when we had a query. I highly recommend this house and location and it was the perfect 50th Birthday present/holiday. Wish we could have stayed longer. I/We will be back, hopefully very soon. Thank you. xxx

    Thank you Julie for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you too and so honoured you chose to spend your special birthday at Ferneytoun. Do hope you come back and experience it in really good weather! Katherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Stunning"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property was spacious with lovely views from the front of house."

    Very peaceful yet close to the amenities of local towns/villages. Excellent walking area right on the doorstep. Even had a red squirrel visit one morning an unexpected but delightful experience. Would have no problems revisiting.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is magnificent."

    Particularly the master bedroom suite which is the best I have ever stayed in. Views great. Towns of Aboyne, Ballater and Banchory within easy reach for restaurants etc..

    Reviewed by Charlesmorgan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stunningly beautiful house with no negatives at all."

    Standard is high and would love to go back again! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size with dressing room, en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC this links to mezzanine seating area, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor family room with double and single bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and 2 sitting areas one with pool table the other with TV and woodburning stove.
  • Air source heat pump
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, Sonos Sound System, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • EV charging point
  • Garden patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - small/medium breeds only, and a £25 charge, per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 16:00, check-out by 10:00
  • Note: EV charging point available if required please contact the owner

The property

Tarland 4.1 miles.

Set in the heart of Royal Deeside, on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, is this beautiful, detached home, Ferneytoun.

This striking home has been designed to make the most of its spectacular setting while encompassing contemporary comforts, providing a superb retreat for families and couples seeking a retreat to this region of Scotland.

The social hub of the home is a spacious, open-plan living space, uplifted by natural lighting from the floor to ceiling windows that outlook onto the surrounding landscapes.

At one end lies a sitting area with corner sofa, wall-mounted Smart TV and woodburning stove, perfect for enjoying movie night after a long day, whilst at the other is a games area with pool table, chess board and seating, providing entertainment on a rainy day.

The middle of the room features a striking, contemporary kitchen with centre island, sure to inspire some home-cooking, whilst the extensive dining table is where you can enjoy mealtimes as a group.

When bedtime calls, make your way to any of the three well-appointed bedrooms, with the ground-floor hosting an impressive family room with double and single bed and a king-size room with en-suite shower room, or make your way upstairs and discover the first-floor super king-size room with an attractive dressing room and mezzanine sitting area overlooking the downstairs.

To the outside is a large patio with picnic bench, providing the perfect spot to enjoy alfresco dining whilst the sun sets over the Cairngorms.

When you’re ready to explore, there are a number of outdoor opportunities available from the door, including walking, mountain biking and fishing on the Dee.

It is well worth exploring some of the picturesque countryside while you are here with a myriad of tracks and trails nearby taking you to some wonderful woodland locations enabling you to really feel like you are ‘getting away from it all’.

Take a scenic drive through Royal Deeside's ancient Caledonian pine forest to reach another National Trust for Scotland location, Mar Lodge Estate, a spectacular setting for walks and picnics in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

If you fancy a change of scenery, head to the Granite City of Aberdeen, home to a wealth of attractions from many eateries and pubs to the waterside scenery and beaches.

Breakaway to Ferneytoun and experience this mesmerising Scottish location.

EPC Rating: A

EPC Rating: Band A

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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.

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Note: The garden is not secure please ensure that your dog(s) are supervised at all times.
Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the
Note: The access road is via a dirt track which is well maintained. During periods of heavy snow and ice in the winter months it may not be open.

This property can only accept Saturday - Saturday bookings due to housekeeper limitations

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter