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Birch Cottage

Crathie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 4052)


(6 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Birch Cottage is really lovely and located in such a beautiful and remote spot."

    Just two of us spent a week relaxing here with of course far more room than we actually needed - very luxurious! As outdoorsy people we found loads of great walking, cycling and running right from the doorstep, and there's plenty more to see and do just a short drive away. The local bakery delivered lovely bread and treats to us - a great service - and there's plenty of eateries not too far away in Ballater or Braemar. We'd love to come back - maybe with friends - and hopefully with more sunshine :)

    Reviewed by JanAug 2020

  • "Very beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    Amazing walks in surrounding areas!

    Reviewed by IngridAug 2018

  • "Even though we didn't get to meet with the owner of the property he was very kind and contacted as a few times to let us know about the facilities of the house and what we could do in the area for our holidays."

    It is a lovely house in a perfect location. Everything perfect thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Miguel A.Aug 2018

  • "Was a really good place."

    Was great for us. It was a bit further from town than I thought, If you want to just relax and enjoy the holiday, then it’s a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2018

  • "House with warm and personal atmosphere."

    Domestic equipments in large number and very good condition. Big garden. Wonderful landscape.

    Reviewed by AnjaJul 2018

  • "Lovely property in a great location"

    Reviewed by JonMar 2017

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  • 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, WiFi, 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 and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 5 miles
  • Note: Water supply is from a well, and is fully treated
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar.

The property

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...

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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.