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Balvenie Cottage

Balvenie Cottage

Braemar, Ballater, Scotland
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“Historic charm meets contemporary chic at this stylish and romantic cottage dating back to Jacobite times - spacious and bright with spectacular mountain views, Balvenie Cottage is perfect for your next Highland adventure or romantic retreat.”
Sleeps: 1-5    Bedrooms: 3
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Late AvailabilityChristmas late availability in the Highlands at Balvenie Cottage £950 for up to 5 guests (discounted for 1-2 guests).

Cool Features

  • Listed 18th Century stone cottage - one of the oldest in Braemar - with a light and airy Victorian extension.
  • Traditional character blended with contemporary chic and quirky charm.
  • Spectacular mountain views.
  • Cosy wood burning stoves in the lounge and dining room.
  • We love the dining room's exposed beams
  • Luxuriate in the romantic Jacobite master suite with adjoining dressing room/study.
  • A stone's throw from the Games Park that hosts the world famous Braemar Gathering.
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Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Wonderful walks straight from your doorstep
  • Private parking with additional free parking close by.
  • Dog friendly.
  • Two wood-burning stoves.
  • Contemporary electric heating throughout.
  • Fibre broadband and Wi-Fi.
  • Secure bike storage.
  • Large sunny garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ.
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Eating

  • Braemar has an excellent range of eating out places, from the simple to the sophisticated
  • Great pubs, restaurants and cafes just a few minutes' walk from the cottage.
  • Fine dining at the much-hyped Fife Arms hotel
  • Superb traditional butcher stocking local produce.
  • Well-stocked Co-op open early 'til late every day.
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Visit the home of the world famous Braemar Gathering, attended by the Queen, with caber tossing, tug-of-war, Highland dancing and massed pipe bands.
  • Tour Braemar Castle, ramble around the ruins of Kindrochit Castle or join the regular historical walking tours of the village.
  • Balmoral Castle, the Royals' Scottish retreat, is close by and you can find out how whisky is made at the Royal Lochnagar distillery next door.
  • Braemar is an ideal base for walking. Munro baggers are spoilt for choice with access to more than 40 mountains over 3,000 feet.
  • The mountains and glens around Braemar are criss-crossed with tracks and trails that are ideal for self-guided mountain biking.
  • Play the highest 18-hole golf course in the country with spectacular scenery and views up and down the glen.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and look out for red squirrels in the garden.
  • Visit the spectacular natural gorges of the Linn O'Dee and Linn O' Quoich with crashing waterfalls and the punch bowl natural rock feature.
  • Glenshee ski area is just 15 minutes up the road for skiing and snowboarding, and chairlift rides for summer sightseeing.
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Historic charm meets contemporary chic at this stylish and romantic cottage dating back to Jacobite times - spacious and bright with spectacular mountain views, Balvenie Cottage is perfect for your next Highland adventure or romantic retreat.

Explore the superb scenery at the heart of the Cairngorms with wonderful walks straight from the front door. Visit the vibrant village pubs, cafés and shops just a few minutes' walk away. Or just relax by the fire and take in the scenic surroundings.

Balvenie Cottage

Quietly located in a secluded garden, this detached three bedroom property is just a stone's throw from the Highland games park that's home to the renowned Braemar Gathering attended by the Queen. The original 18th Century stone cottage is among the oldest in the village, while the light and airy Victorian addition boasts spectacular mountain views.

Lovingly restored to a very high standard, Balvenie Cottage retains stacks of historic character. But it's modern where it matters, with stylish and contemporary kitchen, bathroom and shower room.

Enter the bright and airy Victorian wing to find a roomy and comfortable lounge with wood-burning stove and dual aspect mountain vistas, a spacious shower room and a well-equipped modern kitchen with wonderful washing up views.

Step through to the original 18th Century stone cottage to find the dining room with apex ceiling, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove, as well as the romantic master suite with adjoining dressing room/study.

Upstairs, you will find two further bedrooms (a double and a twin) and a bathroom - all with spectacular mountain views to wake up to every morning.

On arrival, you can park in the driveway and enter the house through the private garden. The large sunny garden is the ideal space for barbecues, surrounded by the heather-adorned hills.

At Balvenie Cottage, you will find everything you need to help you enjoy your stay - from tea towels to touches of luxury, including Scottish Fine Soaps toiletries and a welcome bottle of wine.

Bed linens, towels and a starter pack of logs are included in the price of the stay. There is complimentary Wi-Fi, contemporary electric heating throughout, a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, hairdryers, TVs, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and barbecue for guests to enjoy. There is on-site parking for one car with additional parking close by.  

Castles & culture

The renowned Braemar Gathering, attended by the Queen, offers something for everyone: caber tossing, tug-of-war, Highland dancing and massed pipe bands. Thousands flock to witness the spectacle in September every year. Learn about the history at the Highland Games Centre.

Visit Braemar Castle, ramble around the ruins of Kindrochit Castle or join a historical walking tour of the village. Balmoral Castle and the Royal Lochnagar distillery are close by. Braemar also hosts regular pipe bands, concerts, exhibitions and events.

A few miles' drive along the beautiful River Dee will take you to the spectacular natural gorges of the Linn o' Dee and Linn o' Quoich with crashing waterfalls and the ‘punch bowl' rock feature that legend has it was filled with whisky to toast the Jacobite cause in 1715.

Braemar has an excellent range of places to eat out, from the simple to the sophisticated, with great pubs, restaurants and cafes just a few minutes' walk from the cottage. There's a superb traditional butcher, a well-stocked Co-op open early till late every day, a pharmacy and good gift shops.

Explore the great outdoors

You don't need to go far for wildlife sightings in Braemar just start by looking out the window! Guests frequently see deer grazing just across the road and red squirrels playing in the garden.

Braemar is an ideal base for walking. Munro baggers are spoilt for choice with access to more than 40 mountains over 3,000 feet. Or just stroll out from the front door to take in the heather-filled vistas, explore the local birkwoods or meander by the River Dee.

Braemar is home to the highest 18-hole golf course in the country with spectacular scenery and views up and down the glen. The local mountains and glens are criss-crossed with tracks and trails that are ideal for self-guided mountain biking, and there is bike hire available in the village.

Glenshee ski area is just 15 minutes up the road. Known as Scotland's three valleys, it offers extensive skiing and snowboarding, an excellent café and chairlift rides for summer sightseeing.

Whether you're looking for a Highland adventure or a romantic retreat, a warm welcome awaits you at Balvenie Cottage.

Rates & booking information:

Balvenie Cottage is available from £595 per week. You can check availability at www.braemarholidaycottage.co.uk.

Guest reviews:

"Paradise found!"

"We really enjoyed our week in the cottage. We loved the house, it has a nice mix of old and modern. A lovely house to stay in."

"A lovely, welcoming cottage. It was a real pleasure sitting in front of the fire and looking out at the stunning surroundings."

"A truly wonderful stay. Enjoyed the peace and tranquillity."

"For anyone who wants to enjoy some lovely countryside, spectacular views and walks in comfort this is a must lovely home to stay in. Beautiful views and quiet. All that you need for a comfortable stay and time away."

"Lovely cottage and so handy for the amenities of Braemar and the many walks nearby and beyond."

"The house was so easy to live in and so tastefully decorated. We loved watching ‘our' little red squirrel in the garden."

"Balvenie Cottage was perfect for a break away with our little dog. The location is fab and we loved the walks nearby. Listening to the stags calling each other every night was magical."

"A lovely, comfortable cottage in walking distance of the village, in the heart of the Highlands. Fabulous walks nearby, great places to eat."

"Lovely home to stay in. Beautiful views and quiet. All that you need for a comfortable stay and time away. Would definitely come again."

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