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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Strowan Ref: 30638

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. Ballater golf course is a 5-minute walk away, and the area is renowned for its stunning scenery and fantastic walks and wildlife. A picturesque Victorian village in the heart of Royal Deeside, Ballater is surrounded by glorious countryside, including Craigendarroch Hill, the Dee River, and is located in the Cairngorms National Park. Ballater is 43 miles west of Aberdeen and 8 miles from Balmoral Castle. Renowned for its royal connections, the village has many shops and businesses displaying the Royal warrants of the Queen and Prince Charles. A short drive will take you to the slopes of the Lecht, a popular, seasonal destination for skiers and snowboarders. If you prefer a more sedate holiday, there are plenty of shops, cafes and eateries just a stroll from the house. An ideal destination at any time of year. Beach 43 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: 2 steps to living room/kitchen with laminate floor. Dining room with patio doors and laminate floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with sloping ceiling, 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single and sloping ceiling. Separate toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Study/play room.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs (one Smart TV). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility room. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£444-£1088
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Mar House Ref: UWR

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. It is situated in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the Cairngorm National Park and offers access to some of the best walking and climbing in Scotland, with the challenging Cairngorm mountains within easy reach. Fishing, stalking and shooting may be arranged through the estate. Winter sports are also catered for with skiing at Glenshee only a 20-minute drive.
For the less energetic a visit to the 16th-century Crathes Castle and Gardens at Banchory (40 miles) offers an exciting day out. The gardens provide a wonderful display at any time of the year with great yew hedges and a fascinating presentation of the art of topiary dating from 1702. There is also a children’s adventure playground. Closer to Mar House is Balmoral Castle – the Royal family’s Highland residence which offers the opportunity to pony trek and the chance to view various exhibitions, including one on the local wildlife. Golf is available at Braemar only 4 miles away and there are also excellent courses at Ballater and Aboyne.
Inverness is within easy reach and offers many attractions for all the family. Unusual places of interest include the Kiltmaker Centre, where a small visitor centre explains the whole process of making tartan, and the novel Balnain House, which explores the development of Highland music. Inverness Castle, perched above the river, offers the Castle Garrison Encounter, an entertaining interactive exhibition in which the visitor plays the role of a new recruit in the 18th-century Hanoverian army. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Drawing room with open fire. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast table. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; two double (one with 5ft bed) and two twin.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Acres of grassed land surrounding the property
  • Parking (for 3 cars)

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£513-£1772
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Clunymhore Ref: 23146

This traditionally styled holiday cottage has been awarded the ’Bronze in Green Tourism Award’, and is adjacent to property 14110, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. With the dramatic backdrop of the often snowcapped Cairngorm mountains and hundreds of acres of Abernethy Forest (RSPB owned) Nethy Bridge spans the lower reaches of the River Nethy a mile before it reaches the River Spey, one of Scotland’s foremost salmon rivers. Outdoor activities include, fishing, tennis, bowling, golf, walking and skiing in winter. Shops and pub 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with 2ft 6in beds (for children). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£35per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). NB: There are 3 steps to the garden.

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£274-£728
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
The Coyles Ref: SOOJ

These two holiday properties stand near to each other in their own grounds, each with their own garden, and enjoy a convenient setting close to the heart of the delightful small market town of Ballater with good shops, hotels, restaurants and golf course near at hand. The Coyles (SOOJ) is a wonderful family house and perfect for larger gatherings, whether enjoying a special birthday or a relaxing get together with friends, with plenty of living space and very good amenities throughout to ensure a memorable and convivial holiday. On two levels, it offers a high standard of comfort throughout and is a great choice at any time of the year. The Coyles Cottage (SBH) 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. An excellent centre from which to discover the many places of interest nearby; Ballater itself is a lovely base with many links to the Royal family and historic castles nearby include Balmoral, Crathies and Craigievar. The Grampians offer wonderful hill walking and wildlife, and the surrounding area of Deeside is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Leisurely walks abound on the banks of the River Dee or alternatively tackle some of the Monros and other mountains in the Cairngorms - a short drive away via some majestic scenery. Skiing is 35 minutes’ drive going through parts of the Whisky Trail, and canoeing and mountain biking are also readily available throughout the region. Shops and pub 100 yards.

Living room with electric fire in surround and bay window. Sitting room with open fire in surround, TV and bay window. TV room. Well-equipped kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking). Two utilities, one large with door to garden. Sun room with French doors to garden. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: Five bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; two double, two twin, one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity fire included
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas/electricity range (double oven) included
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Internet connection
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Parking

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£435-£1717
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Hylands Cottage Ref: W43321

Enjoys splendid views
Ideal location

Boasting glorious views of the Cairngorm Mountains and Craigellachie Nature Reserve from its south-facing garden, this well-equipped detached, single-storey holiday property lies in a quiet village setting. Aviemore’s shops, pubs and restaurants are just a 10-minute stroll and guests can enjoy free membership (2 adults and 2 children) of Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, 500 yards. Its facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym, tennis, squash, snooker, games hall, children’s activities, fishing, golf, a bar and restaurant. Aviemore is an all year round holiday destination at the heart of the action in the Cairngorm National Park. It offers a wide range of winter and summer activities to suit all ages and hosts many festivals and events throughout the year. Nearby activities include superb walking and mountain biking in the renowned Rothiemurchus Estate and on the Speyside Way, climbing in the Cairngorm Mountains, bird watching at the Boat of Garten Osprey Centre, water sports at the award-winning Loch Morlich beach and skiing at Scotland’s foremost snow sports centre. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD and library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£358-£1016
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Grant House Ref: CC512011
Situated in the pretty village of Tomintoul, the highest village of the Highlands and located with Cairngorm National Park, Grant House and Grant Cottage are both delightful properties set just off the quiet main street. Both offer very comfortable holiday accommodation, a shared garden with furniture and a shared lockable shed, which is ideal for keeping bikes, ski equipment or walking gear. Stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife make Glenlivet and Strathavon an ideal place to escape the fast pace of modern life.
Grant House (512011) can be booked individually or together with Grant Cottage (512007) which is next door to accommodate up to 10 people

Ground Floor: The  property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With electric coal effect fire, free view TV and DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
Utility: With freezer and washer/dryer.
Conservatory: Furnished with dining table and 6 chairs.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Shower room: With shower , WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds with additional storage and wardrobes.
Bedroom 3: With two single beds with additional storage and wardrobes
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableGarden area with furniture. Shared lockable shed for bikes, ski equipment or walking gear. Off road parking for 1-2 cars.

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£350-£725
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

These tastefully converted holiday cottages overlook the stunning Dee Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Each with their own character, they are ideally situated for exploring the north east of Scotland. Victoria Cottage (Ref: RCHN152) is so named because of its association with Queen Victoria as the place where she first met John Brown; Byron (ref: RCHN150), because this was where the poet is said to have written ’Fair Morven’ and finally Fir Tree (ref: RCHN151), due to the planting of said tree next to the cottage. All are warm and comfortable and benefit from fine views to the front.
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. With complimentary tickets for all the National Trust properties, the National Park offers something for every visitor and covers mountains, moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs, glens and castles.
Ballater itself is a lovely village situated close to Balmoral and its famous castle. A short drive away is Lochnagar Distillery which is well worth a visit. If visiting in winter, try skiing at nearby Glenshee and Lecht ski areas. Excellent location and facilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area. No smoking. No children.

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£195-£430
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Lochnagar Lodge Ref: SYYD

This truly magnificent, split-level property, with its own hot tub, enjoys wonderful views of the Cairngorm mountain range and is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the lively centre of Aviemore. Providing guests with an unforgettable holiday experience, Lochnagar Lodge offers spacious detached accommodation. There are two living rooms, one with a cosy wood-burning stove and the house has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard throughout to ensure an extremely comfortable and relaxing holiday. Aviemore nestles in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park, at the head of the Speyside Way and boasts a wonderful range of shops, restaurants and bars. There is also a very wide range of outdoor activities to partake in including ski-ing, snowboarding, mountain and quad biking, climbing, hill walking and a variety of water sports on nearby Loch Insh, Loch Morlich and the River Spey, to name just a few of the myriad of activities available. Take a trip on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre or take a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park at nearby Kingussie, all of which are within easy reach. About 12 miles from Kingussie lies the Ardverikie Estate, which has been the setting for films including the BBC TV’s drama series Monarch of the Glen as well as the location for movies such as The Missionary and Mrs Brown. Another visitor attraction for all the family to enjoy not far from Kingussie is the Highland Folk Museum which offers an insight into Highland life in a living history setting. All in all, this is a fantastic base for exploring the many delights that this area has to offer, and there is so much to see and do for all ages. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Lower ground floor: Entrance hall. Large sitting room with French doors. Separate toilet. Five steps up to large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking). Utility. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Eight steps up to: Living room with wood-burning stove and French doors. Five steps up to: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with dressing room and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden to front and rear with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Kennel available
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£748-£1898
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Tomachlaggan Cottage Ref: CC512039
Nestling in the heart of Speyside, Tomachlaggan Cottage is a detached stone cottage surrounded by farmland on the Crown Estate of Glenlivet within the Cairngorm National Park. Tomachlaggan Cottage offers tasteful and comfortable holiday accommodation and is set in its own private garden. The pretty village of Tomintoul and highland town of Grantown-on-Spey are both close by and offer a selection of shops and restaurants. Tomachlaggan Cottage is conveniently close to the newly opened mountain bike trails which offer riders 2 new routes in stunning scenery. Glenlivet Blue is a 9 kilometre blue route with twists and turns suitable for all the family climbing to the summit of Carn Daimh with breathtaking views. Glenlivet Red is a 22 kilometre red route with black grade technicall features to test mountain bike experts.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Entrance Porch: A large storage area for outdoor gear
Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free sat TV and DVD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine with dining furniture and stereo/CD player.
Bedroom 1: A small and cosy room with sofa bed (for + 2), TV and video
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove included. Cot and high chair available.Patio area with furniture. Off road parking for 3 + cars.

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£350-£725
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Allt Mor Ref: W40546

Heart of the highlands

This detached villa is part of a select number of houses on the outskirts of a year round holiday resort. The property is spacious, well equipped, including a pool table, and is furnished to a good standard. In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Aviemore offers a wide range of leisure facilities, skiing during the winter, whilst in the summer the list is endless – climbing, walking, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing and riding. Also during the summer the Strathspey Steam Train chugs between Aviemore and Boat of Garten where the ospreys nest. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
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£346-£1017
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Viewington Cottage Ref: CC512050
Viewington Cottage is a charming Victorian terraced cottage situated close to the centre of Ballater in the heart of Royal Deeside. This delightful self catering cottage has undergone complete refurbishment by its current owners and now provides bright, modern accommodation for four, whilst retaining many of its attractive original features. The main living area is open plan and runs the length of the cottage. The lounge area has deep leather sofas and a feature wood burning stove. The kitchen and dining areas at the far end of the room are modern and well equipped. A small French window door opens out onto the cottage garden for visitor’s sloe use. There are two pretty bedrooms upstairs and family sized shower room which is immaculately presented. Ballater is a picturesque and historic Victorian village situated on the banks of the famous river Dee.

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage and panel heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area:With feature wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi
Dining Area: With table and chairs for four to dine; glass panelled door leads out to garden
Kitchen Area:With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds
Shower Room:With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi facilityGarden area accessed through French window to lawned area (not fully enclosed). On street parking opposite property.

WAS
NOW
£350-£510
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Birch Tree Cottage Ref: 80154

This holiday home is set in a small estate, within the Cairngorm National Park occupying a quiet position just 10 minutes from the heart of Aviemore. Extended to include dining/sun room, it has a south-facing terrace overlooking parkland, heather and birch trees. Superb walking and climbing in the Cairngorm Mountain Range with skiing in season. Fishing and golf locally. Shops, selling all kinds of sports equipment, and pub 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. Dining/sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

Electricity real effect fire in living room included. Woodburner in sun room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity included (£30per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large garden to rear with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steep bank in garden.

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£228-£888
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