Ford Cottage ref: UK5206

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
9
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

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.

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Accommodation details

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.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

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.
  • Nearest town
    Braemar
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Aberdeen
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    60.0 miles
  • Lake
    N/A

About the local area

Aberdeen is a city of many names but it is often referred to its most popular one - The Granite City

The striking gothic Marischal College, the world's second largest granite structure, is one of many fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export. Visitors to Aberdeen should make sure they visit the three main free attractions in the city Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Shop on the famous Granite mile where there are over 800 shops showing off everything from traditional Scottish Crafts to upmarket designer stores. Get out and explore some of the many gardens and parklands including Hazlehead Park and Winter Gardens in Duthie Park - Europe's largest gardens under glass. Just next door is the amazing sight of 100,000 rose bushes on the Parks rose mound. You also won't be short of places to eat out with food from all corners of the globe - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and of course native Scotland!

Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sport. Relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking. But if you rather just sitting back and being entertained Aberdeen has a wide range of entertainment and events including galas, ceilidhs, world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Nowhere will you find natural terrain more suited to golfing than in Aberdeen City and Shire. There is a choice of over 50 wonderful course set in beautiful parkland and lush greens. Try out some of the best, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Hazlehead or Royal Deeside. Whatever your notion of perfect golf, you will have a truly special time golfing in this region.

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of this lively city then there are some great little towns and villages to explore nearby as well as the large expanses of rugged coastlines, a selection of tranquil lochs, and inspiring glens.

Some of Europe's finest and most unspoilt coastline awaits you on the North East Coastal Trail which starts at St Cyrus in the south and finishes at Forres to the north. Craggy cliff tops with secret cove, glistening beaches, tiny picturesque towns and secluded bays all await you along the Coastal Trail. The path covers over 80 miles of magnificent coastline with many attractions along the way such as Dunnottar Castle, Tolbooth Museum, Balmedie Country Park and Ugie Salmon Fisherings. The path also crosses many nature reserves such as Donmouth, St Cyrus and Findhorn. Being right by the sea front you can be guaranteed premium quality fresh seafood served at a top range of restaurants as well as small harbour pubs full of character.

Sitting between the dramatic east coastline and the towering peak ridges of the Cairngorms National Park are the hills and glens of Aberdeenshire. This area has a range of habitats that is matched only by the variety of wildlife that lives in them. Whether you're a keen nature enthusiast or just want to spot wildlife when on one of the many superb walks and cycle routes through Aberdeenshire this is a region that is alive with nature! Sit at the picnic area in the Huntly Peregrine Wild Watch Centre and look out for the area's residents including voles, great spotted woodpeckers, butterflies and roe deer.

Things to do nearby

Storybook Glen

The Den and The Glen (formerly Storybook Glen) offers the most magical day out for all the family.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Alford Valley Railway

Originally built in 1859 and restored to its former glory in 1979, the Alford railway is perfect for rail enthusiasts and children alike.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The award winning Maritime Museum in Aberdeenshire, set amongst a marvellous viewpoint over the harbour, tells the history of ship building, fishing, ports and ships.

Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park

Winner of the prestigious Green Flag award, this 230 acre country park is regarded as one of Scotland's best parks with its well-maintained green spaces and superb facilities.

The Great Inverurie Bike Ride

This fantastic 25 mile route is perfect for those wishing to explore the sites that trail along the Inverurie.

Balmedie Beach

Situated just north of Aberdeen and within the Balmedie country park, this alluring and tranquil beach is renowned for its clean golden sands and grassy dunes.

Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail

If it's castles you're into then look no further than Aberdeenshire Castle trail, a unique selection of 16 castles running throughout the historic heart of North Eastern Scotland.

Satrosphere Science Centre

This interactive and hands on science centre is a great place to entertain the children whilst on holiday. With science shows and hands on exhibitions the Satrosphere allows for a fantastically fun exploration of the world of science.

Provost Skene's House
Provost Skene's House

Dating from 1545 and furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Provost Skene's house is one of the more popular visitor attractions in Aberdeenshire.

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