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Ballater, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 989445)



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28 Customer Review(s)

  • “Great cottage.”

    Facilities excellent .

    Facilities excellent . Car parking a bit tricky with bike rack on car and very difficult to get in or out if car parked on roadside opposite. Would be a case for double yellow lines on road opposite. Neighbours friendly. Would definitely go again.

    - Mrs Mccartney, October 2021

The property

Set in the popular town of Ballater in Royal Deeside is Westwood Cottage, a well laid out, newly renovated property.

The two-bedroom spacious accommodation is ideal for two couples or a family of four looking to visit the historic town with its close links to the Royal Family.

The cottage is situated in a quiet street close to the River Dee within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

This is an ideal location for anyone looking to visit the highlands with cycling, hill walking, golf, skiing and fishing all close by.

You can visit the Royal Highland summer residence of Balmoral, taste the whisky at the local distillery and enjoy the magnificent scenery surrounding this delightful town.

The property has off-road parking for two cars.

The front door leads to a small entrance hall.

The downstairs offers an open-plan living, dining, kitchen area, great for socialising and enjoying time with family and friends.

A large corner sofa, TV and WiFi ensure this is a great place to relax.

The newly fitted kitchen has everything you need with a double oven and combi oven, electric hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

A well-placed dining table offers a place for everyone to enjoy a family meal, play a game or two or chat about the day’s events over a refreshing drink.

Upstairs there are two well-appointed bedrooms one with a king-size double bed, one with twin zip and link beds that can be put together to make a further king if required.

The rear door on ground level leads onto an enclosed garden with a lawned area, as well as a shed to lock away bikes or golf equipment.

The Victorian town of Ballater has been a popular tourist location since Queen Victoria first visited, the old station has recently been renovated to house the local Tourist Information Centre plus a delightful tearoom.

With the whisky trail and castle trail also on your doorstep you will never be short of something to do.

Take a drive up Glen Shee for some breath-taking scenic views, try a 4X4 Safari and discover red deer, plus a host of wild birds and wildlife native to these mountains.

In the winter months skiing and snow-boarding is a popular outdoor sport with two ski resorts Glen Shee and Lecht close by.

This lovely getaway makes for a memorable holiday in delightful part of Scotland.


  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin (can be zip and link king on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, combi oven, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawned area and bike storage (available on request)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: If guests wants access to the shed for bike storage please contact the owner for the code.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas