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Tasteful Ballater Lodge

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
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Tasteful Ballater Lodge sleeping up to 8 guests

Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this beautiful cottage is an ideal family retreat.
What a superb location! Literally on the banks of the beautiful River Dee in the fantastically scenic Linn of Dee, just a mile out of Braemar, this extremely comfortable house soaks up wonderful views of the river where a plethora of wildlife can be spotted from 3 sides of this traditional detached cottage. Across the river is Mar Lodge Estate, known for its spectacular scenery and featured on the BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch TV programmes. Although in the heart of the countryside, the cottage is only one mile from Braemar, a picturesque village with a good selection of interesting little independent gift shops, as well as a supermarket, post office, pub, restaurant and golf course. Fishing licences can also be obtained in the village, and with a stretch of river directly behind the cottage, it couldn’t be easier to indulge in a spot of angling. Braemar Highland Safaris run tours from the village where an experienced guide takes you out and shows you the stunning scenery in air-conditioned comfort. You can try to spot the local red deer, grouse, ptarmigan and eagles! A mile outside of the village is Braemar Castle which is owned by the Farquharson clan, and is open to the public in the summer months.
The Queen’s very own Scottish holiday residence, Balmoral Castle is 15 miles away and is also open to the public in the summer and you can explore the grounds, take in the royal exhibition and visit the coffee shop and gift shop. The Queen usually returns to the village each September for the Braemar Gathering, a long-standing event with traditional pipe music, dancing and Highland games such as tug of war and tossing the caber. As the cottage is within the Cairngorms National Park there is plenty to explore right on the doorstep and in particular the Cairngorm mountains which are popular with walkers and climbers. There is also easy access to skiing nearby at the Glenshee ski centre, 15 miles away, where you can try your hand at skiing and snowboarding, with lessons and equipment hire available. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space:
Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wooden floor and French doors leading to decking.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and study area.
Separate toilet.
Lower Ground Floor:
Utility/boot room:
With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, single bed (for child) and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.
Large terraced garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: The garden leads down to a river, 30 yards away.

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Dishwasher
Fuel and Power Included
Garden / Patio
Golf nearby
Highchair
Pub within 1 mile
Rural Location
Stairgate
Television
WiFi
Bed Linen & Towels Included
Short Breaks All Year
Cot Available
Cairngorms
Washing Machine
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Shower Cubicle
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8 Customer Reviews

James – 19 Nov 2018
"Our stay at S72772 was excellent, it's incredibly well appointed and the views of the Dee are breath taking. Highly recommended."
Chris – 2 Oct 2018
"After last year's holiday here we had to return by popular request of the whole family! The house is simply wonderful, so spacious and well equipped with everything one could need. Although the weather was mixed even a day in was almost a pleasure, watching the play of clouds and rain over the hills on the other side of the river Dee.It will be good when the Fife Arms hotel re-opens after its lengthy refurbishment as there is no where much to eat out in the evening."
Kay – 1 Sep 2018
"Cottage is set in beautiful surroundings, quite and relaxing. Good local butcher and small supermarket. Living room area is small but has stunning views."
Nick – 31 Aug 2018
"Lower cooker didn't work and the cottage wasn't very clean when we turned up, we ended cleaning it and leaving better when we left, lot of cobwebs and grease."
Selena – 13 Mar 2018
"Beautiful cottage and location, fantastic wildlife to be seen."
Dan – 24 Feb 2018
"Great location, great cottage. 4x4 required for driveway in full winter conditions."
Gabriel – 7 Jan 2018
"Homely feel and amazing view. Perfect location to combine privacy with local amenities. Superb area for walkers."
Mark – 5 Jan 2018
"Cosy and comfortable cottage in an idyllic location and within walking distance of braemar. Well equipped, felt like a home away from home. Would recommend and stay again."

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