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Morven Cottage, Glengairn, near Ballater
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 No pets Wifi / broadband

Morven Cottage    Glengairn    near Ballater

Morven Cottage is a single-storey timber clad lodge in the grounds of a hunting lodge in Glengairn, six miles from Ballater. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, multi-fuel stove and doors to a decked area. Outside is off road parking and a decked area with furniture, patio with hot tub and a lawned garden.

3A Bridge Street, Ballater
 2 Sleeps maximum 2 No pets

3A Bridge Street    Ballater

3A Bridge Street is an attractive studio flat situated in the village of Ballater, within the superb Cairngorms National Park. Showcasing one double bedroom, this apartment can sleep up to two people. Additionally, there is an open plan living area, kitchen, dining area and sitting area, a bathroom and a snug; and to the outside, a front balcony with furniture overlooks scenery. Set in a pleasant location, 3A Bridge Street is a spectacular flat in a welcoming part of Scotland, ideal for a couple.

Morrone House, Braemar
 7 + 2 Sleeps maximum 7 + 2 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Morrone House    Braemar

Morrone House is a beautiful, spacious, 4-bedroomed highland house with spectacular views directly over the mountains and Cairngorms National Park. It faces due south in its own secluded gardens of 1/2 acre. Full double-glazing and gas central-heating. External drying room for clothes and fishing rods. Our private back gate leads directly onto the moor. Close by are Balmoral Castle and Ballater. Braemar is excellently situated as a base for hill-walking, golf (18- hole golf course), touring, skiing, fishing or simply a peaceful holiday at any time of the year.

The Coyles Cottage, Ballater
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 Pets by arrangement

The Coyles Cottage    Ballater

This holiday property stands near another similar property in its own grounds, with its own garden, and enjoys a convenient setting close to the heart of the delightful small market town of Ballater with good shops, hotels, restaurants and golf course. The Coyles Cottage is set in a delightful part of the garden and is well equipped throughout with a lovely sunny conservatory, and benefits from triple glazing and central heating throughout, affording year-round comfort.

No.2 The Monaltrie, Ballater
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 No pets Wifi / broadband

No.2 The Monaltrie    Ballater

A 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom self catering apartment in a refurbished listed building alongside the river Dee in Ballater. 1 double bedroom, 2nd bedroom can be arranged as either 2 singles or a double at renters request. Freshly decorated and with quality furniture the apartment has free wi-fi, private parking and smart TV. There is also a secure storage area for outdoor equipment such as bikes, skis, etc. Conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shops and golf course

Mountview Cottage, Braemar
 6 Sleeps maximum 6 Pets by arrangement Real fire or stove

Mountview Cottage    Braemar

Mountview Cottage is a beautiful Braemar holiday cottage situated in Royal Deeside amongst the Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains, close to historic castles including Balmoral and Glamis.

Spacious lounge with log fire and mountain views, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, heated porch for storing outdoor gear, central heating, private garden which red squirrels visit, only 5 minutes walk to centre of the village. Mountview is an ideal centre for walking including access to several Munros and longer routes through the Cairngorm mountains as well as more gentle local walking.

Corndavon Cottage, Glengairn, near Ballater
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 No pets Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Corndavon Cottage    Glengairn    near Ballater

Corndavon Cottage is a single-storey timber clad lodge in the grounds of a hunting lodge in Glengairn, six miles from Ballater. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, multi-fuel stove and doors to a decked area. Outside is off road parking and a decked area with furniture, patio with hot tub and a lawned garden.

Altdourie Steading, Invercauld, near Braemar
 8 Sleeps maximum 8 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Altdourie Steading    Invercauld    near Braemar

Altdourie Steading, this beautiful and spacious conversion is operated by Invercauld Estate which neighbours Balmoral and offers a huge variety of excellent walks in the Grampian mountains. The Steading has great character, and is situated in a tranquil and private setting approx. 4.5 miles from Braemar. Suitable for up to 8 guests in four bedrooms and heated by a biomass boiler, the heart of the Steading is a full height kitchen-dining area. In addition to walks, and wildlife, the area offers opportunities for golf, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, and photography.

The Knock, Inverey, near Braemar
 8 Sleeps maximum 8 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

The Knock    Inverey    near Braemar

A spacious and very well-equipped traditional stone house, sitting in a woodland area on Mar Estate at Inverey. Offering magnificent views across the Upper Dee Valley to Ben Macdui, the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, here you will find mountain activities which have made this part of the Highlands a famous tourist area. It is an ideal area for those who simply wish to wander through idyllic scenery and perhaps see a glimpse of an osprey, golden eagle or capercailzie.

Netherton, Ballater
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 No pets Wifi / broadband

Netherton    Ballater

Netherton is a very well presented, semi-detached property occupying a quiet position in Ballater, a popular village that is well known for its royal connections. Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, it is an excellent choice for those seeking to explore Royal Deeside’s rich heritage. Stylishly renovated and beautifully furnished, the property is ideal for both short breaks and relaxing weeks away. With a good-sized, enclosed rear garden, you can really make the most out of those sunny days.

Birch Cottage, Crathie
 10 Sleeps maximum 10 No pets Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Birch Cottage    Crathie

Birch Cottage is a fabulous holiday cottage close to Balmoral Castle in the Royal Deeside area of the Cairngorms, with a stunning glass wall which takes full advantage of the spectacular views from the garden onto Creag Namh Bahn. The cottage has four bedrooms, two twins and two ground floor doubles (one of which has an ensuite) which with the addition of a sofabed on the mezzanine makes it able to sleep ten people.

Braemar Lodge Log Cabins, Braemar
 6 Sleeps maximum 6 Pets by arrangement

Braemar Lodge Log Cabins    Braemar

Nestled within the grounds of the Braemar Lodge Hotel are several extremely comfortable one and three bedroom log cabins which have been awarded a Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star rating.

Perfect for families, or for those who want the independence of self-catering, but with the option to dine in the hotel. Each cabin has a spacious open plan living area with large French windows and wooden deck. Double glazing and full insulation ensures our cabins remain snug and cosy all year round, even in the depths of winter.

Tomidhu, Crathie
 6 + 2 Sleeps maximum 6 + 2 Pets by arrangement Real fire or stove

Tomidhu    Crathie

A spacious traditional farmhouse set in the stunning Cairngorm National Park, Tomidhu has recently been renovated and provides self-catering accommodation for 6-8 people. There are beautiful open views from all rooms, wood burning stoves which create a really cosy atmosphere and a large enclosed garden. Tomidhu is situated in the village of Crathie, less than a mile from Balmoral castle and on the doorstep to a wealth of outdoor activities. Please visit our website for further information and availability.

The Old School House, Braemar
 5 Sleeps maximum 5 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

The Old School House    Braemar

Totally renovated, traditionally spacious, detached holiday cottage set in the small hamlet of Inverey, 4 miles out of Braemar on the road to the Linn of Dee. Wide open expansive views to the rear of the heather clad hills and mountains and attractive mature woodland with wonderful walks from the front door. Tracks lead to Derry Lodge and on into the Grampian Mountains. Golf, restaurants and shops in the village. Shop and pub 4 miles.

Ivy Guest Cottage, Braemar
 2 Sleeps maximum 2 No pets Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Ivy Guest Cottage    Braemar

Ivy Guest Cottage is a very comfortable and well appointed one bedroom cottage, set over two floors, located in the heart of Braemar village. The floor area is approximately 40 metres squared. It has its own small private front and rear gardens and off street parking for one car. Guests are welcome to enjoy shared use of the secure garage storage for bicycles, golf clubs and skis, and a drying room for your wet outdoor gear. Free WiFi is available. A laundry service is available for a charge per load.

Ford Cottage, Braemar
 9 Sleeps maximum 9 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Ford Cottage    Braemar

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.

Inver Lodge, Ballater
 20 Sleeps maximum 20 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Inver Lodge    Ballater

Newly renovated, this traditional coaching inn is now the ideal self-catering base for large groups of walkers, skiers and fishermen. A massive social space, wet gear room, en-suite bedrooms and the original bar provide comfort while the proximity to the Cairngorms make getting to the hills a breeze. There is fabulous climbing at Creag an Dubh Loch in summer and Lochnagar in winter. Dozens of Munros can be bagged from nearby Braemar or Ballater, and for skiers Glenshee and The Lecht are only 30 minutes away.

Craigendarroch View, Ballater
 6 Sleeps maximum 6 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Craigendarroch View    Ballater

In a quiet setting yet within yards of all Ballater’s amenities, this very well furnished mews cottage is a perfect choice for exploring this delightful Victorian Highland village, well patronised by the Royal Family during their frequent visits to Royal Deeside. A good property for couples or families, there is an attractive open plan living space on the ground floor, two bedrooms on the first floor and a cosy sitting room and kingsize bedroom on the second floor.

Sunnybrae, Braemar
 7 + 2 Sleeps maximum 7 + 2 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Sunnybrae    Braemar

Sunnybrae is a beautiful 4-bedroom highland home standing in its own secluded, sunny gardens of 1/2 acre with easy access (about 400 metres walk) to the village of Braemar in the Scottish Highlands. Faces due south with double-glazed windows looking out on magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Close by are Balmoral Castle, Ballater and, of course, the Cairngorms. Braemar is excellently situated as a base for hill-walking, golf (18- hole golf course), touring, skiing, fishing or simply a peaceful holiday at any time of the year.

Rannagowan, Ballater
 9 Sleeps maximum 9 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Rannagowan    Ballater

Rannagowan is a large detached period Victorian property situated on a quiet street, only a two minute walk from the centre of Ballater. The home has been refurbished to a very high specification and makes a great self-catering holiday let for families and large parties. The accomodation includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room and kitchen diner.

Cornellan Cottage, Ballater
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 No pets Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Cornellan Cottage    Ballater

A delightful cottage set in a quiet courtyard within the charming Victorian village on the banks of the River Dee. Spacious and comfortable with everything you need to enjoy a memorable stay. Enjoy time in front of the log fire, or open out the french windows to enjoy breakfast al fresco within the privacy of our enclosed gardens. Equipped and furnished to high standards. A short walk to Ballater town centre, with great walking straight from the door. An ideal base to explore the Cairngorms and surrounding areas. Allocated parking.

Bearberry Cottage, Ballater
 6 Sleeps maximum 6 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Bearberry Cottage    Ballater

Fully refurbished for 2014, this lovely detached bungalow is situated in a quiet area of Ballater, in the heart of Royal Deeside within the Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by mature gardens backing onto woodland, it is warm and bright, offering all conveniences for your comfort with parking for approximately 3 cars on the driveway. The property further benefits from an enclosed and secluded rear garden with an excellent view of Craigendarroch Hill and a patio to enjoy al fresco entertaining on sunny days.

Victoria Cottage, near Ballater
 2 Sleeps maximum 2 No pets

Victoria Cottage    near Ballater

This tastefully converted holiday cottage overlooks the stunning Dee Valley in the Cairngorms National Park, and is ideally situated for exploring the north east of Scotland. Victoria Cottage is so named because of its association with Queen Victoria as the place where she first met John Brown. Aberdeenshire is a wonderful area to explore and has everything an outdoor enthusiast could wish for such as golf, horse riding, fishing, gliding, cycling and some fantastic walking in the Cairngorms.

Granville, Ballater
 8 Sleeps maximum 8 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Granville    Ballater

Granville is a wonderful, detached cottage in Ballater, in the heart of Royal Deeside. The cottage boasts high ceilings and intricate cornicing, as well as two feature granite fireplaces. There are four bedrooms, including two king-size double rooms, two twin rooms, one of which can be made into a king-size double upon request, and two family bathrooms. The well-equipped kitchen has a dining area, and there is an open fire in both the spacious sitting room and drawing room.

Altdourie House, Invercauld, near Braemar
 12 Sleeps maximum 12 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Altdourie House    Invercauld    near Braemar

Altdourie House, set in the heart of Royal Deeside overlooking the River Dee. Altdourie House is a substantial and imposing granite building that provides comfortable and homely accommodation in a stunning setting. Available for family and corporate self-catered holidays throughout the year, Altdourie can be booked for short or long breaks to meet guests' specific requirements. Capable of sleeping up to 12 people, the building used to be a sporting lodge and still retains that special charm and character allowing guests to enjoy a taste of life as a Highland laird.

Stuffer
 2 Sleeps maximum 2 Pets by arrangement

Stuffer's Cottage    Braemar

Overlooking the gentle meandering bends of the River Dee where wild red deer roam, this former taxidermist’s workshop and cottage has been completely rebuilt under the ‘Mar Estate Golden Jubilee Project’. After lapsing into dereliction, this magnificently appointed property has been restored to its original 1884 timber construction, taking into account every last detail. Further enhanced by the addition of modern day facilities, it stands as a real gem of a holiday home, amidst spectacular scenery. The village is home to the annual Highland Games, the Braemar Gathering.

Strowan, Ballater
 8 Sleeps maximum 8 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Strowan    Ballater

Situated close to the village centre and just a short walk to all of Ballater’s excellent amenities, this very attractive, comfortably furnished, end-terraced holiday property has been lovingly restored to a very good standard throughout. Great for families or couples who enjoy a varied holiday, there is a multitude of activities on the doorstep; Ballater is a popular area with walkers and cyclists, and is close to both Glenshee and the Lecht for skiing. There is a gliding airstrip near Aboyne within a 15-minute drive.

Castleton Cottage, Braemar
 2 Sleeps maximum 2 No pets Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Castleton Cottage    Braemar

Castleton Cottage is a delightful, semi-detached cottage superbly located near the centre of the village of Braemar in Royal Deeside, amidst breathtaking Cairngorm scenery. The accommodation is charmingly decorated and with one double bedroom, it sleeps two comfortably. There is also a bathroom, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and a sitting area with woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for two cars. With beautiful scenery on your doorstep, Castleton Cottage is great for a rural getaway.

Mar Cottage, Braemar
 6 Sleeps maximum 6 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Mar Cottage    Braemar

This detached, stone-built, cottage stands in a fabulous location in Braemar overlooking the world famous Highland Games Park with picturesque view to the mountains. Only 5 minutes walk to the village centre amenities. This tranquil setting is a great base to explore the mountains (hill climbing, biking trails, skiing); fishing, golf and the beautiful walkways of the Balmoral and Mar Estates within a short drive.

Mar Cottage has three bedrooms, new bathroom, recently refurbished kitchen/diner, sunny lounge with mountain views, comfortable sofas, open fireplace, Freeview TV/DVD, large garden with BBQ.

Morrone Cottage, Braemar
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Morrone Cottage    Braemar

This beautiful self-contained cottage with separate entrance has its own kitchen, lounge with log-burning stove and flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, and patio doors to the garden. Sleeps 4. Our private back gate leads directly onto the moor. It can be rented separately, or together with the main house for parties of from 4 to 13. Braemar is excellently situated as a base for hill-walking, golf (18- hole golf course), touring, skiing, fishing or simply a peaceful holiday at any time of the year.

Horsechestnut Cottage, Braemar
 8 Sleeps maximum 8 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Horsechestnut Cottage    Braemar

This is one of a delightful group of four houses set on the fringe of this Royal village with the River Clunie gently flowing past at the rear. Very well furnished and equipped to a good standard offering a pleasant, comfortable holiday break. Braemar has easy walking, climbing for the ambitious, golf, salmon and trout fishing or just peace and tranquillity to enjoy the majestic scenery. Braemar is famous for its celebrated Highland Gathering and the breathtaking Linn of Dee. Ballater 17 miles, Aberdeen approximately 50 miles. Shop and pub 200 yards.

The Bothy, Braemar
 2 Sleeps maximum 2 No pets Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

The Bothy    Braemar

A very comfortable, well appointed studio, with high ceiling and lots of natural light, located in the heart of Braemar village. The floor area is approximately 22.5 metres squared. Off street parking for one car. The entrance to The Bothy is next to the sheltered “sitooterie”, a private paved seating area with glass canopy. Guests are welcome to enjoy shared use of the secure garage storage for bicycles, golf clubs and skis, and drying room for your wet outdoor gear. Free WiFi. Laundry service available for a charge per load.

Meall Darroch, Braemar
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 Pets by arrangement Real fire or stove

Meall Darroch    Braemar

This traditional cottage sits on the banks of the River Dee. Meall Darroch looks pretty as a picture and has the welcoming warmth of an open fire. The holiday cottage has been fully modernised, carefully furnished and fitted with numerous labour saving appliances to make your stay totally relaxing. In this idyllic location there is freedom and space amongst moorland, heather and mountains - great walking country with real challenges for climbers.

Mar House, Inverey, near Braemar
 8 Sleeps maximum 8 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband Real fire or stove

Mar House    Inverey    near Braemar

Nestling in a secluded, wooded position overlooking the River Dee valley, this superior stone house has been totally restored to offer the finest facilities and provide every comfort to ensure an enjoyable stay. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and fine views, and the drawing room has an open fire making the property ideal for all year round holidays. Herds of red deer, stags and hinds, graze by the river during the evenings giving a feeling of tranquillity amidst the beautiful Highland scenery.


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