£104 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Craigiedows Cottage – Home 154853 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


There is a wealth of things to do and see in Donside, and nearby Royal Deeside. Walking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking and bird watching are all available. Skiing in the winter months at the Lecht or Glenshee or at the dry slope in Alford. Castles, gardens and galleries to visit as well as the Grampian Transport Museum and Gordon Railway in Alford.

Local shop, garage and hotels are available within a 10 mile radius with further amenities in Alford, Aboyne and Ballater, which are all within 30 minutes drive.

Craigiedows Cottage has three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have double beds (one downstairs) and the third bedroom has two single beds. The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably.

The living area comprises an open plan kitchen/living room, with open fireplace. Entry to the cottage is via the conservatory which serves as an extra living area. A summer house in the garden provides the ideal location for outdoor relaxation.

Craigiedows Cottage has oil fired central heating throughout at no extra cost. The kitchen is well appointed with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Additional facilities include a small chest freezer, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

For your entertainment the cottage has a television with video and DVD player. There is also a radio/CD player.

Children are welcome at Craigiedows Cottage and a cot and highchair are available.

Linen and towels are supplied.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Further details

Supply of tea, coffee, salt and pepper etc available

Information on local facilities, local maps etc available

Further details indoors

Enjoy the cosy feel of the main living area

Appreciate the traditional features of interior exposed stone walls and open fire

Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside

Revell in the peace and quiet of the secluded location

Further details outdoors

Craigiedows is in an elevated position and boasts views east, south and west of farmland, countryside, hills and forestry

There is ample parking for several vehicles in front and to the side of the cottage

Enjoy the use of the summer house at the bottom of the garden

View the stars on a clear night

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Private garden
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Ishbel M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 32 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Oct 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Mar 2011. Located in Aberdeenshire, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £682 to £842.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Oct 2020.


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Guest reviews

26 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2020

We enjoyed our stay in Cragiedows. Fantastic views over the moors and hills. Peace and quiet - great for a relaxing stay. The best feature was the conservatory which was lovely and bright and had gre… More

“Beautifull outdoor”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2018

Thank you for relaxing hours Good communication Everithing perfekt explaint All necessarry facilities there

Owner's reply: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Craigiedows.

“Country House”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2018

Nice, quiet county retreat! Great place to unwind and recharge the batteries. Perfectly located for exploring the Cairngorms.

Owner's reply: I'm glad you found the cottage suited your needs. Thank you.

“Excellent cottage for 3”

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Spent a week in August 2017 in the cottage. The location is perfect when you're looking for a little quiet; located with the Cairngorms in sight at the end of a field road, this house offers ever… More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your positive review.


Reviewed 9 Jan 2018

Amazing quaint cottage with some lovely original features. Well equipped with a cozy log burning fire. Owners are very helpful and friendly.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you liked Craigiedows Cottage.

“Just perfect!!!”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2018

The lacation is amazing!!! This is a great family-friendly cottage.The perfect place to spend your holidays with family, friends and even dog!

Owner's reply: Thank you Marcin. I'm glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Craigiedows. Ishbel


Reviewed 24 Sep 2017

if it's peace and quiet you want then look no further. A great "get away from it all" cottage. Despite this it's very easy to reach places of interest such as Burn 'o' Va… More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Craigiedows.

“Fantastic cottage”

Reviewed 14 May 2017

A beautiful cottage it felt like going back in time and yet had most of the mod cons at today except phone signal but with wifi and a phone that can be used if the need arose. Beautiful views to look … More

Owner's reply: Thanks very much for your review. I'm glad the cottage suited your needs. Hope you can visit again.


Reviewed 9 May 2017

Brilliant cottage, brilliant weather, brilliant scenery, brilliant weekend. I highly recommend it, and not to forget the Indian restaurant in Ballater!

“A wonderfully cosy cottage”

Reviewed 22 Feb 2017

Our stay at Craigiedows was lovely; quiet and peaceful, and with four inches of fresh snow, the views were stunning. The log burner was put to good use and the well equipped kitchen and comfy sofas me… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Review 1-10 of 26


How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Ishbel (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ishbel (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ishbel the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ishbel (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Ishbel (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ishbel (the owner) a message.

If Ishbel (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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