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Aberdeen Cottage, Ballater

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Aberdeen Cottage enjoys an enviable location, not just for its views in all directions, but also for its accessibility into the Cairngorm mountains and to the coast with the delightful and picturesque harbour villages like Stonehaven.

Loch Ness, of course, is also not far away and a trip there allows you the opportunity of travelling on the fantastic "road to Tomintoul" which must be one of the most scenic roads in the whole of Scotland ?

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberdeen
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen, Nearest railway: Aberdeen
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Of traditional design, the charming cottage has just (March 2014) been extended and now provides 3 reception rooms including a new and well appointed and fully equipped kitchen/living room and a family bathroom/wc on the ground floor with an electric shower over the bath.. The wood-burning stove is a great focal point to the sitting-room and is perfect to relax in front of after a day's activities.

Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin and another new bathroom/wc, with separate shower, on the first floor. The 2014 extension and the complete renovation works of the original cottage carried out in 2011 now afford a comfortable holiday home in this most idyllic location overlooking the River Dee and enjoying fabulous views to all sides.

Further details

Heating and lighting are included in the rent and there is an initial supply of logs provided for the wood burning stove.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a variety of DVDs, books and games provided for guests to use.

Lets commence at 4 pm on the day of arrival and the cottage shall be vacated by 10 am on the day of departure.

Although pets are welcome we would like to be forewarned please.

Please also note that there is a charge of £15 per pet per booking.

The Aberdeenshire region

When you stay in this cottage you will be able to explore the timeless beauty of a refreshingly unique location. Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms appeal to travellers from across the world, all being attracted by the colourful grouse moors, native Scots Pine, highland views and misty blue mountains. The scenery here truly soothes the soul and captures the imagination.

The landscape is ideal for walking, cycling and many other outdoor activities. Balmoral Castle is approx 15 minutes away whilst there are many outdoor pursuits on offer within the Cairngorms National Park including salmon fishing on the Dee, and, particularly for children, The Deeside Activity Park at Aboyne.

Particular favourites are the pretty harbour at Stonehaven and the nearby Dunnottar Castle, watching the salmon leaping at the Falls of Feugh, Banchory ( and sampling the lovely cream teas etc at the nearby tea rooms !)

The numerous welcoming golf courses in the immediate area offer different challenges and all are set in spectacular scenery.

Enjoy the castles along Deeside - from the intimate Braemar Castle to Balmoral Castle. There are many others on the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire owned by the National Trust for Scotland: Craigevar, Crathes, Castle Fraser, Drum, Leith Hall and Fyvie Castle to name but a few! Oh - and don't forget the distilleries - the nearest being The Lochnagar Distillery next to Balmoral.


The village of Ballater is only a 10 minute walk away, along the old Deeside railway line. Many of the local shops, which are around the village green and the Glenmuick Parish Church, enjoy royal patronage (with their Warrants displayed).

The village has an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and small convenience stores and you will find everything you need for a self catering holiday in the mountains. There is an excellent local tourist information centre in the original Ballater railway station which has been restored and also houses an exhibition which includes Queen Victoria's waiting room and one of the carriages from her royal train.

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Review 1-10 of 13

24 Oct 2014


"Faultless. Recommended without hesitation."

The short story is that I loved staying at this cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday cottage near Ballater.The longer story is that I have been to Ballater many times … More

Wow ! Thanks for a fantastic review ! We can't think of anything else to say other than " come back again " !

24 Oct 2014


"Un hogar acogedor en un lugar especial"

Hemos pasado una semana que nos ha permitido conocer una zona impresionante por la ubicación de la casa y disfrutar de momentos hogareños por las comodidades y el ambiente hogareño. Muy recomendab… More

Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope you had a safe journey home.

13 Aug 2014


"Home away from home"

Aberdeen Cottage was a delight. Very comfortable and the new extension really opens it up into a bright big kitchen/living area with a lovely view. Ideal location. Very picturesque from both sides of … More

So pleased you liked it and enjoyed your stay - we look forward to welcoming you back.

31 Jul 2014


"Superb first class cottage..absolutely Perfect!!!!"

Our stay at Aberdeen cottage exceeded our expectations, beautiful immaculate holiday home with everything we could possibly wish for. Gavin & Sue were excellent from the get go and made the booking so… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and had a lovely holiday.

1 Jul 2014


"Aberdeen Cottage, the perfect Highland getaway"

We found Aberdeen Cottage to be a most comfortable holiday home, it is very well equipped everything we needed was catered for. The lovely day room was a real feature of our stay as we had wonderful w… More

Thanks for your kind words. Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Gavin

8 Jun 2014


"Great & charming cottage and location!"

We've had a wonderful stay! Beautiful scenery and a cottage with all comfort a person needs. It was also nice that we could sit outside and enjoy the birds etc. Great for walkings, nearby the cot… More

Thanks for your kind review of your stay at Aberdeen Cottage. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Gavin

24 May 2014


"Comfortable, relaxing and a great location"

This was the third time we have stayed in Aberdeen Cottage, it is a wonderful house in a great location! The new extension is a real bonus as it is now more spacious but still very cosy. Gavin & Sue t… More

So pleased that you enjoyed another holiday at Aberdeen Cottage and that you appreciated the new extension.

23 Apr 2014


"Perfect place to stay!"

From the very beginning Gavin was very helpful. The whole process was very smooth. House was a perfect (and comfortable) place to stay for exploring the highlands. We plan on staying there again in… More

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad that you had a good time - your are quite right, it is a fantastic area. See you again. Gavin

18 Apr 2014


"Excellent place to stay"

Lovely house, finished to a very high standard. Owners went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The cottage has a rural feel but is only a 10 minute walk into Ballater. Our only… More

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post your review and for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.

31 Jan 2013


"Great, comfortable, well equipped cottage in Deeside"

This is the second time I have stayed in Aberdeen Cottage and both times it has been great. The cottage is well equipped with everything that you would expect in a good self catering cottage. Great l… More

Thank you for your kind words. We acknowledge your comments about the size of the television. We have bought a larger replacement which we are taking to the cottage in March. We are very pleased you enjoyed your second trip. Kind regards, Gavin and Sue

Review 1-10 of 13

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Calendar last updated:08 Dec 2014

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