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Tornacraig from the south west

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

The functional but pretty house was developed from a small farm steading more than 20 years ago, it was set out to allow a large party of people share dining space and yet have privacy in the bedrooms.

The house is let from Sunday to Sunday for eight people.

Dogs are the only pets allowed, and when they are brought there will be a fee, and owners are advised that damage will not be tolerated, and dogs are not allowed into bedrooms or onto furniture.

Nearby places of interest and amenities include: Balmoral Castle, Braemar, Braemar Castle, Mar Lodge, Glenshee ski area, Ballater, Glen Muick Estate, Tomintoul, Lecht Ski area, Loch Kinord, Aboyne, Glen Tanar Estate, pony riding & trekking at Glen Tanar, Golf Courses at Braemar, Ballater, Aboyne and elsewhere. Woodland walks are specifically encouraged at Glen Tanar, Cambus O’May, Invercauld and elsewhere.

Salmon fishing can be arranged through local Estate offices and Land Agents.

Brown trout and Rainbow trout fishing and Coarse fishing can also be arranged in the same manner.

The house has it’s own website and photographs of the rooms can be seen, more advice on local points of interest and reserving the house is all available on the website, indeed only available on the website.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen 50 km, Nearest railway: Aberdeen 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

This house is designed for eight people to enjoy country holidays in the Highlands of the Grampian Mountain range.

The house is in the Dee Valley between Ballater and Dinnet.

The house overlooks farmland to the east to the wide Dinnet Muir, or moor, which is a low lying area of birch and heather moorland surrounding Loch Kinord, a naturally land locked loch north and west of Dinnet.

The house was designed with holiday cottage facilities, originally for six guests now extended to sleep eight in four twin bedded rooms. There are three bathrooms with baths or showers, an enormous kitchen and dining room, sitting room and utility room.

The kitchen is well fitted and supplied with three fridges and there are two deep freezers, a large range cooker with propane gas hobs and electric ovens.

The heating is more than adequate.

The washing and bathing facilities are a mixture of bath only, shower over bath in the en suite, and a shower only, there are wc in each room.

The house is designed to be fairly child and dog proof, surfaces and floors are durable in preference to fancy.

Further details outdoors

There is a gravelled area, protected from the wind where barbecues can be had, with large, tough picnic tables allow outdoor eating, this is proving extremely popular especially among the "Gourmande" holiday makers!

There is no twee garden as we cannot support one, and we prefer to think of the hundreds of thousands of acres of the Highlands, which begin at the doorstep, to be preferable to a maintained garden:

Go out and enjoy the countryside!

Further details

Our private website, has photographs, clear explanations and descriptions, terms and a contract which will be required to be signed and submitted, along with a fixed £400 deposit, please visit this website through the displayed link.

About this location

The Aberdeenshire region

The Grampian Highlands are the lesser mountain range to the east of the Cairngorms, the true mountain massif forming the central high ground in northern Scotland.

The Cairngorms, in general, have been committed to the Cairngorm National Park, due to the species of plants found here and the broad diversity of plants of a mountain nature.

The Highlands have been struggling to self finance for many centuries, generally the land has been grouped into Estates for management and ownership purposes, where forestry, fishing, farming and shooting have brought revenue for the sustenance of the fabric of the properties.

Recently other forms of revenue have been forthcoming, in greater or lesser amounts, in the form of general tourism, sadly this has yet to reach lebvels of income to match the traditional revenue streams.


Ballater and Aboyne are two Highland market towns and bridging points, situated on the River Dee to service the hinterlands of both towns. Dinnet is a crossroads and bridging point over the Dee.

In former times Aboyne and Ballater were serviced by a railway and bus terminals, cattle market, banking and shopping, bakeries and health centres, with retail outlets for tourists and locals alike.

Braemar, Aboyne and other towns in the area host Highland Games to challlenge locals and touring athletes, dancers and bagpipe players, they happen once a year in each venue and are advertised locally, nationally and on the internet.

Activities offered in the area are walks, riding, trekking, fishing, (salmon, brown and rainbow trout also coarse), shooting, stalking, distilleries, Balmoral Castle, skiing, historic Castles, gardens, etc.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:27 Jan 2015

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