About the home
Newly on the rental market Greenways is a fabulous holiday cottage situated within easy strolling distance to the centre of Banchory which is located in Royal Deeside. The views from the property are to the south across the hills of the lower Grampians such as Scolty and Monearn.
The cottage has three/four bedrooms: one ground floor master room with king size bed and ensuite, and two doubles with family bathroom upstairs. There is also a ground floor family room with double sofabed which allows up to 8 people to be accommodated in comfort.
There is a superb spacious open plan fitted kitchen/dining area with patio doors and access to the secluded sunny rear garden. In addition, there is a separate living room area with an open fire, a further ground floor toilet and utility room with full washing facilities. To the exterior of the cottage is an large front garden with childrens play house and parking for up to five cars. The rear garden is complete with garden furniture, gazebo, BBQ and a weeping willow water feature . Greenways is a gorgeous holiday home fit for anyone wanting to visit this historical part of North East Scotland and is perfectly located for access to the shops, bars and restaurants of bonnie Banchory.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Aberdeen, 25km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Towels provided, please check with the advertiser regarding linen|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Full gas fired central heating, underfloor heating in kitchen/dinning room and open fire in living room and family room. Range style cooker with two electric ovens, electric grill and, gas seven burner hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 colour TV's, Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Fuel and power, towels and bedlinen is provided in rent.
Further details outdoors:
There is off road parking for 4/5 cars a secluded and sunny back garden with patio areas, outdoor seating and charcoal BBQ. Pets are welcome by arrangement (please note that gardens are not gated). The rear garden is elevated by around 30cms, and the weeping willow water feature is closed water system.
The property is centrally located within Banchory, while still being in a quiet residential area. The centre of the village with a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants cafes and parks is a short ten minute walk away, down the hill.
The nearest eating place/pub is the Banchory British Legion Club just 50 metres along the road, which is open to non members for meals and entertainment.
The Aberdeenshire region
The River Dee flows from its source high in the Cairngorm Mountains through 85 miles of some of the world’s most stunning scenery, to finally reach the sea at Aberdeen, passign through Royal Deeside. The valley got its name as it was Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spot. The Royal Family are still regular visitors to this day, so you’ll be following in Royal footsteps when you explore the area. You can even choose to follow the Victorian Heritage Trail which will take you through towns, landmarks, beauty spots and attractions with a special connection to Queen Victoria. Much of Royal Deeside lies within the Cairngorms National Park; an area protected because of its outstanding natural beauty. Explore the colourful grouse moors, native forests of Scots Pines, peaty highland rivers and misty blue mountains. There are 52 mountains over 900m, including Queen Victoria's favourite, Lochnagar, called the jewel of all mountains. Travelling along Deeside you’ll come to the towns of Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar. Although all the towns are individual, they all offer a great range of things to see, friendly locals and a rich history and culture. Also in this area are numerous castles, Crathes, Drum, Fyvie and Fraser to name but a few. Of particular interest is Craigievar Castle, a recently refurbished original Z-plan stronghold that remains rooted in the turbulent past.
The Banchory area
Often called 'The Gateway to Deeside', Banchory is approximately half hour's drive west of the city of Aberdeen and a favourite of many Aberdonians who fancy getting away from the buzz of the city for a few hours. Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops mean it has the quiet calm of a country village with enough facilities to keep everyone content. Down by the large and well-maintained park, Banchory has a mini-amusement park - perfect for keeping small children happy for a while. Banchory acts as a suntrap in the summer and the park is thronged with sun worshippers. Banchory's history dates back to around the 5th century when St Ternan sought refuge among pagan Picts before converted them to Christianity. The churchyard marks the spot where he established a small monastery. Banchory is a superb base for a varied holiday with Crathes Castle and garden, and Castle Fraser within easy reach and both are well worth a visit. Also boasting two golf courses in the town, there is a wider choice in the surrounding area with excellent hillwalking and skiing available in the Cairngorms just a short distance away. A short drive leads to Ballater, where Queen Victoria first arrived in Deeside in 1848. Although the line has long since closed, visitors can still visit the elegant train station in the heart of the town centre. Ballater is also an excellent base for local walks and outdoor activivites. A popular walk leads to Lochnagar, the much painted and written about mountain by the current Prince of Wales. Balmoral is easily accessible for the day and the local distillery at Lochnagar is can provide tours with tasting of the local malt available. For an alternative day out, Aberdeen - Scotland’s third largest city, has serious shopping, parks, the beach and a range of other activities. Explore the region by following one of Scotland’s unique heritage trails, or by taking a short journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. Mountain biking, fishing, river canoeing, gliding and horse riding are all available, while ski slopes are only an hour away. For a relaxing adventure, visit the Falls of Feugh to watch the salmon leaping or explore local galleries and specialist shops.
How to get there
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If you are travelling from down south (i.e south of Perth), and you have the time, consider taking the Braemar road from Perth which will bring you to Banchory from the West via Braemar, Ballater and Aboyne. It is long and windy but has beautiful views and stopping off places.
If you want to cut off time from the main road after Dundee – either take the 'Cairn O Mount' (?B974) road via Fettercairn, just after Stracathro services past Brechin (this is a spectacular twisty, and hilly road - not recommended if there has been snow or ice - but one of the best viewpoints in this area (stop at the top!)) OR take the Banchory road (also called the Slug road) from Stonehaven (this is the second Banchory exit from the bypass) after you have gone under the railway viaduct.
Heading through Banchory from Aberdeen, once on high street take first road on right after the lights. This road is between the Burnett arms and the West church and is called Mount street. As you go up Mount street take the second road on right (Ramsay road). Travel along this road until you see the Banchory British Legion on left and our house is the fourth house on the left after this.
Activities near Banchory
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
04 May 2013
We stayed at Greenways for our Family Wedding, after a 6 hour drive we arrived to Flowers, champagne and a wedding card for me and my now husband, which was so perfect. The cottage was clean, all... more
We are so glad you had a great time, our housekeeper is a real star and does it all so well, I just co-ordinate it all from afar....I hope that the weather was kind for you.
05 Apr 2013
My friends and I go salmon fishing every spring on the River Dee, we normally fish around the Banchory area and normally book into a hotel. This year however we all agreed that it would be much more... more
We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you again next year. Hopefully the fish will be more willing to be caught!!
03 Apr 2013
Very nice house with good location in Banchory. Walking distance from restaurants. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds.
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|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 950||£ 150||£ 150||4 Nights|
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|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 750||£ 100||£ 150||4 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 950||£ 150||£ 150||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Bed linen provided, short breaks may be available in low season, please enquire.
Discounts for longer stays, including over four weeks.
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