Braemar, Royal DeesideGuest Rating
Set on the edge of the pretty village of Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside, about 57 miles east of Aberdeen and 47 miles north of Perth, Cranford Cottage is a delightful, detached holiday cottage.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It stands alongside the owner's house, yet retains a high degree of privacy. Freshly whitewashed, with the corrugated iron roof that is so typical of traditional cottages of this type, it has been completely renovated inside to provide the most comfortable and cosy accommodation you could imagine.
It is laid out in a most practical and thoughtful way which will be ideal for the many visitors who come here to walk, cycle and enjoy the great outdoors. The main door leads straight into the spacious and well-equipped dining kitchen that has a charming beamed ceiling and a dining area with French doors that open out to the garden.
The sitting room is as cosy as can be with its exposed stone fireplace, wood-burning stove and pine panelled ceiling. Off that is the double bedroom with its en suite shower room. With the stove pumping out its heat between the two other rooms it keeps the whole house toasty warm without further help from the electric heating.
Outside, there is a secluded and hedged seating area (with BBQ) in the enclosed gravelled garden. There is also a further lawn area that guests can make use of, although it is shared. It really is a charming base from which to explore the many attractions of this most beautiful area.
Shops, hotels and restaurants are just a few minutes walk away in the village itself.
There are excellent walks and cycle trails which can be accessed right from the door and Braemar is a superb centre for touring. The Queen's summer residence at Balmoral is just 10 miles along the road, Braemar Castle is just a short walk out of the village in that direction and there are numerous other castles, stately homes and gardens to be visited in the area.
Fishermen may care to try their luck in the famous River Dee (permits required) and golfers will find an attractive course just outside the village, while the ski area of the Lecht is about 23 miles away. Those interested in serious walking may wish to scale Lochnagar or one of the Grampian peaks or just lose themselves for the day in the wonderful scenery of the surrounding glens.
Heading north towards Tomintoul you will find yourself on the Speyside Way and the Whisky Trail, with many distilleries where you can sample the wares - a non-drinking chauffeur is highly recommended on this expedition! Further afield, Aberdeen itself is well worth a visit, or you can head further north to the Moray Coast.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Kitchen/diner with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave etc.
Sitting room with TV/DVD (reception variable) and wood burning stove.
Double bedroom (4ft double bed) with en suite shower room
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£355.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£475.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£475.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£355.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£375.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£355.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£375.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£395.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£375.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£395.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£475.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£395.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£475.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£395.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£375.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£395.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£355.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£475.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£475.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Quality location and facilities
Fine cottage in an excellent location, with helpful host
Lovely cottage, and great one can rent it just for a few days!!
Problem with condensation which is causing mould on curtains, but this is a small problem compared to the lovely Christm...
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