The Monaltrie ref: UK13604

Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

The Monaltrie, once a thriving hotel, has been tastefully refurbished into individual apartments in the heart of Ballater. With accommodation all on the ground floor and two warm and bright bedrooms, it is best suited to a small family or couples looking to explore the local area. A large and comfortable living room adds to the charm of this lovely place. It has a perfect location within a short stroll to restaurants, shops and cafés in the popular village of Ballater. The apartment shares a wonderful garden area where you can sit and enjoy the local sounds and sights of the River Dee. Trout fishing is available here from the property’s shared stretch of river.
Ballater is a beautiful village located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. Its perfect location in the Cairngorms National Park makes it a wonderful place to visit all year round. This quaint little village provides all the amenities you could require, including a café, restaurant and supermarket. All this is within walking distance from The Monaltrie.
Royal Deeside offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Take a walk through the Cairngorms and enjoy spotting the local wildlife, or try walking up Craigendarroch Hill to the viewpoint at the top which is a must. If you prefer to cycle, then bikes can be hired from the bike shop in the village. Why not try the 18 mile Ballater to Burn O Vat route? Situated in Upper Deeside, you will find Ballater Golf Club, one of many courses in this area. No visit to this region is complete without taking a trip to Balmoral Castle. Situated approx 8 miles from the property, it is the summer home of the Royal Family and a wonderful day out. Afterwards, take a trip to Royal Lochnagar Distillery and appreciate the local malt whisky. Slightly further afield, the large city of Aberdeen is approximately an hour’s drive away or there’s a regular bus service from Ballater. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining area:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and a large selection of DVDs.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Bike store. Private car park, covered allocated for 1 car; additional visitor parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a an unfenced river 100 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Ballater
  • Shops
    0.2 miles
  • Distance
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Aberdeen
  • Pub
    0.2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    40 miles
  • Lake
    100 yards (river)

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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