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Westertown

Strathdon, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail, AB36 8TR (Ref. 946358)

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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
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Katie Jane

    “We enjoyed everything about our holiday in Scotland from the property, location, views, stocked pond to the weather.”

    It was just all perfect and we could not of asked for anymore more.

    It was just all perfect and we could not of asked for anymore more.

    - Katie Jane, August 2021

The property

Standing within 60 acres of private grounds in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park is this superb Scottish Highlands retreat, Westertown, boasting a striking timber-clad and glass exterior.

Built and designed to fit perfectly into this stunning landscape, Westertown is powered by eco-friendly air source heat pumps, and features a minimalist, Japanese-inspired style throughout, providing a fantastic holiday location for a friends and families alike, sleeping six guests.

Arrive at this picturesque setting via the long driveway, with a large parking area and a sheltered carport, before taking your things inside.

Admire the incredible views of the surrounding hills and forests from the floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating the stylish open-plan living space where you will have no trouble relaxing, with a contemporary woodburning stove the perfect addition to winter stays.

Unwind in the sitting area before joining the group in the kitchen, perching at the breakfast bar as dinner is prepared, with an attractive mix of crisp white fitted units and timber worktops, and plenty of quality appliances to assist cooking.

Take a seat at one of the benches beneath the sleek glass dining table, with the tranquil forest providing a perfect backdrop.

The ground floor is completed by the utility room, housing the washer/dryer, and a family bathroom decorated with black and white tiled flooring and sky blue walls, home to a large bath and shower overhead.

Travel upstairs, passing the huge feature windows, before finding three elegant bedrooms, comprising a king-size and twin which can be a king on request, both with Juliet balconies to let in the fresh breeze, along with another twin which can also be made into a king on request, all with beautiful décor and fitted wardrobes, with a shower room up on this floor too, boasting a double enclosure.

Enjoy spending time out on the glorious decking, with outdoor sofas to lounge on as you soak up the scenery, as well as the benefit of 60-acres of private grounds to roam, you'll never want to leave this idyllic haven.

When you must tear yourself away for essentials, head to the nearby collection of villages and communities known as Strathdon; find a local shop in Bellabeg to pick up any ingredients for your home-cooking, and a beautiful bar, The Steading, serving drinks and food, both less than three miles away.

Every year this area hosts the Lonach Gathering at the end of August, where Highland games, traditional music and dancing and a host of fun things to join in on offer a fantastic and authentic Scottish experience!

Head to one of Scotland's most scenic visitor spots, the Victorian village of Ballater, still strongly associated with the Royal family, it offers a fabulous range of cafés, quality restaurants, shopping and pubs.

Play a round at the esteemed 18-hole Ballater Golf Club, or get a permit to delight in a peaceful afternoon of fishing on the River Dee, offering world-famous salmon fishing.

Nearby is the magnificent Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the Royal family, offering guided tours around the Balmoral Exhibition before allowing entry into one of the castle rooms, The Ballroom, with objects from around the residence displayed here, before you're able to explore the stunning gardens and grounds at your leisure.

Another beautiful village is Braemar, surrounded by the Grampian Mountains and woodland scenery, it's a haven for walkers with 24 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet high) in the area, as well as the historic Braemar Castle boasting a colourful past.

For Winter adventure visit the Lecht Ski Centre, an alpine style ski area.The ski slopes are set around the mountains Beinn a' Chruinnich, and can be reached within 20mins.

The largest ski centre in Scotland is in Glenshee, being around an hour from Westertown, you can venture out here for some fun on the slopes.

Whether seeking a holiday full of adventurous activities, or one full of rest and relaxation, Westertown has both covered in this one-of-a-kind Scottish Highland holiday home.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x twin (can be king on request) with Juliet balcony, 1 x twin (can be king on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, hand held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Air source heat pump heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Ample off-road parking with sheltered carport and storage
  • Decking with outdoor furniture, set on 300 acres of grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.8 miles. Note: If you are booking between the months of December - February the area is subject to heavy snowfall and ice

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

STRATHDON

Tarland 12.8 miles; Braemar 25.8 miles; Aberdeen 42.7 miles.

Settled amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland is the charming collection of scattered, small communities, known as Strathdon. This group of small villages and communities includes Strathdon itself, Bellabeg, Roughpark, and Forbestown, and is part of a quiet area of the Cairngorms compared to its nearby neighbour of Deeside. Strathdon is home to a SPAR shop in Bellabeg, along with a fantastic bar in Forbestown, The Steading. This area is known for coming alive when it hosts the annual Lonach Gathering with 'Scotland's friendliest Highland Games', with Lonach Hall hosting regular programs throughout of traditional music and dancing. This amazing setting is any walkers paradise, with rolling hills and forests stretching for as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a peaceful stay in the Scottish Highlands in the village of Strathdon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas