“Hot tub with stunning views”
Lucky to drop on this little gem. Although we've seen a great deal of Scotland and the islands, we had never been to Aberdeen area. Not disappointed albeit you need to enjoy driving to enhance the experience. The roads can be a little daunting in places and so can the weather!! The lodge had everything the two of us needed. We did have a problem with the tv but Archie willingly sorted this out for us. My wife just loved sitting in the hot tub - irrespective of the weather enjoying the views ...
Lucky to drop on this little gem. Although we've seen a great deal of Scotland and the islands, we had never been to Aberdeen area. Not disappointed albeit you need to enjoy driving to enhance the experience. The roads can be a little daunting in places and so can the weather!! The lodge had everything the two of us needed. We did have a problem with the tv but Archie willingly sorted this out for us. My wife just loved sitting in the hot tub - irrespective of the weather enjoying the views and I don't mean me !! The surrounding countryside is breathtaking. Enjoy star gazing in the darkness we don't have in towns and cities. Ballater has a choice for food and drink. Our normal holidays includes lots of eating out but this time we were so contented to enjoy the quiet and joy of being lost in the highlands we self catered enjoying local fish and meats. Curl up with a roaring log fire with a wee dram and just relax. Wonderful!!!
- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Ballater 6 miles. These charming bespoke timber-clad lodges are superbly located in Glengairn in the heart of Royal Deeside, within the Cairngorms National Park, 6 miles from the village of Ballater. The lodges have been built and designed to a high standard, and benefit from having the River Gairn running at the bottom of the garden where, in season, brown trout can be freely fished. These lodges are ideal for a family or group of friends who want to spend time in one of Scotland's most desirable areas, brimming with wonderful outdoor sporting opportunities, stunning scenery and diverse wildlife. With the accommodation on one level, each lodge has two well-presented bedrooms and a contemporary shower room. The large open plan living areas exude quality and style, including cosy multi-fuel stoves, and the smart kitchens are very well equipped. From the dining areas, French doors open to a decked area ideal for alfresco dining or a pre-dinner drink, and each have the added bonus of a hot tub and lockable bike storage. The village of Ballater is just 6 miles away and has excellent facilities and shops, and even boast its own visitor centre housed within the old Ballater Station, containing Queen Victoria's waiting room complete with her royal carriage! The famous Balmoral Castle is a 10 minute drive and a trip to Royal Deeside would not be complete without a visit. For walking enthusiasts there is an abundance of walks, from a simple stroll up Craigendarroch to a harder hike up Lochnagar. The area is bursting with things to do but at the end of a busy day you will love the utter comfort of these lodges.
A detached single-storey cottage near Ballater.
Wonderful countryside location, fishing in season and year-round appeal.
A cosy base in the heart of Scotland.
Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 933057, together they sleep 8.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
- Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
- Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, cinema surround sound, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Decked area with furniture, plus lawned garden and patio with hot tub (available until 11pm)
- Lockable bike shed
- Free trout fishing (between March and October, restrictions apply) in river 2 mins from cottage
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 6 miles
- Note: Properties are next to a fenced river, therefore children must be supervised at all times
- Note: There is poor mobile phone coverage in the area, with the exception of O2 and EE
- Note: No stag/hen or similar.
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.
Note: Some renovation work, mainly internal, may be in progress in the neighbouring building, Gairnshiel Lodge for the foreseeable future. Gairnshiel Lodge is contained in separate grounds and has separate access from the cottage. During the renovations there are three metal storage containers in Gairnshiel Lodge Garden which sit 30 yards away from Morven Cottage and 60 yards from Corndavon Cottage.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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