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Garage Cottage

Braemar, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1062344)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Mar Lodge Estate

Resting within the heart of the Cairngorms National Park is Mar Lodge, a beautiful Victorian sporting lodge that has been carefully restored by the National Trust for Scotland to offer wonderful holiday accommodation amidst one of the country's most iconic landscapes. With eight properties in total across the estate, Mar Lodge is ideal for large family gatherings or celebrations, providing couples and small groups with a perfect country retreat too. The picturesque lodge itself has been split into five luxuriously furnished apartments, including Dalvorar, Macdui, Braeriach, Derry and Bynack, whilst the remaining three, Claybokie, Garage Cottage and Creag Bhalg rest within a high-walled garden facing onto the river within the estate's pine woods. The main lodge is a true delight, with high ceilings, grand hallways and a fabulous billiards room, open to all apartments within the lodge at a small extra cost, the perfect space for socialising with your loved ones. This prime Highland estate has been visited by nobility since the medieval period and is now recognised as one of Scotland's most important conservation sites, with ongoing preservation work to maintain the beauty of the ancient Caledonian pine forest and to protect the native wildlife. If you're seeking a holiday rich in breath-taking scenery and outdoor adventures, then Mar Lodge Estate is a superb choice. Take walks through wooded glens, stroll alongside crystal clear burns and soak up the marvellous mountain scenery, with this estate being home to four of Britain's five highest mountains. Plenty of excitement can be had on a holiday here, with thrilling mountain-biking routes being perfect for adrenaline-seekers, the River Dee offering some of the best salmon fishing in the world, and classic sports like shooting and stalking being popular too. Head into the nearby village of Braemar for all your self-catering needs, home to a highly recommended local butcher, alongside some delightful cafés, shops and pubs to enjoy throughout your stay. Attractions nearby include the Queen's Balmoral Castle and Estate, with royalty often visiting the area since the estate was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, you can now visit too and attend a fascinating guided tour. Less than fifteen miles away is the Glenshee Ski Centre offering 40km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, so you can find excitement here all-year-round! History lovers will delight at the ease in which an array of wondrous NTS castles can be reached, including the fairytale delight of Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle, home to diverse wildlife and an impressive interior, and Drum Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses, all just a scenic drive away. Enjoy the wonders of this location from the luxury and comfort of Mar Lodge Estate.

The property

A delightful and homely dwelling, Garage Cottage lies in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park on the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate, offering four guests a wonderful retreat into Scotland's idyllic landscape.

Lying next door to the large country cottage of Claybokie, Garage Cottage is available to be booked for any extra guests joining the festivities, ideal for a small family or two couples.

Enjoy spending time amidst the antique styling and homely decor in the open-plan living space; with an open fire in here to light on a winter’s evening, it's a peaceful haven away from the excitement of the larger group.

After enjoying a meal whipped up in the kitchen and served at the dining table, settle down in one of two elegant bedrooms to rest before another big day, choosing from two delightful double bedrooms.

Serving these two sleeping spots is the bathroom, where you can freshen up in the morning before taking a hot flask of tea out with you on a morning stroll of the pretty gardens overlooking the river.

Make amazing memories with your loved ones at Garage Cottage in Scotland.

Note: This property can only be booked alongside Claybokie 1060442, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Note: Both properties are part of a larger group including Refs. 1060439, 1060441, 1060443, 1060444, 1060494, 1060500, together sleeping up to 55 guests.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, CD player, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Shared garden with lawn, pond and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not have WiFi
  • Note: Children are welcome, although it should be noted that there is an ornamental pond and young children should not be left unattended
  • Note: Two baskets of logs will be provided for the open fire and thereafter £10 per basket for further supplies
  • Note: The stag ballroom, grand dining room, library and drawing room at Mar Lodge can be hired separately for private events – please contact the lodge for further details on +44 (0)13397 41276
  • Note: Horse owners can bring their equine friends and take advantage of the horse B&B, for further details please contact the lodge on +44 (0)13397 41276
  • Note: Mar Lodge Ranger service runs a number of scheduled walks and events throughout the year- information on these can be found by visiting here
  • Note: Please be aware there is livestock on the estate
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location

BRAEMAR

Ballater 17 miles; Aberdeen 59 miles.

The village of Braemar in Royal Deeside sits amongst some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer. Nestling in the River Dee valley within the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar and the area around it are a treasure trove for the outdoor enthusiast, boasting 24 Munros, the highest 18-hole golf course in the country and close proximity to the Glenshee Ski Centre. The village offers plentiful opportunities for relaxation as well in the many cafes, shops and restaurants. The famous Highland Gathering in September, a favourite of Queen Elizabeth, is a spectacular feast of highland games, music and dancing. Inverness, Aberdeen and Perth are a great day out, are accessed through great scenery, and are well worth a visit. Royal Deeside boasts many rare wildlife and plant species such as capercaillie, roe deer, red squirrels and golden eagles. With Braemar and Balmoral Castles and the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in this area, there is indeed something for everyone in this delightful part of Scotland.

Note: This property does not have WiFi.
Note: Children are welcome, although it should be noted that there is an ornamental pond and young children should not be left unattended.
Note: Mar Lodge Ranger service runs a number of scheduled walks and events throughout the year- information on these can be found by visiting here.
Note: Please be aware there is livestock on the estate.
Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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