Highland Belfry

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Braemar, in the heart of lovely Royal Deeside, some 60 miles west of Aberdeen and amid some of the most impressive scenery that Scotland has to offer, has long been a mecca for visitors.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 3/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking

On the edge of the village, in a cleverly converted Victorian church, is Highland Belfry. This self-contained first floor apartment has now been refurbished to provide comfortable, spacious and stylishly furnished accommodation for up to four people. The owners have made every effort to ensure that tenants will have everything necessary for a perfect holiday.

The open plan living area is bright and airy with double-glazed lancet windows, from which you can watch the red squirrels which play in the surrounding grounds.

The church stands among trees, set back from the road and on the banks of the river, with ample parking round about. Yet you are just two minutes walk from the centre of the village, where there are shops, hotels and restaurants. You would be hard put to it to find a more conveniently situated spot! The apartment also has fishing rights on the river, so you can go down and try your hand. There are steps down from the grounds, but easier access is possible from the car park just down the road.

Map & Local

People come to the Highlands for many reasons - to marvel at the spectacular scenery, to walk the hills, visit its stately homes and castles and enjoy all manner of sporting activities - skiing, cycling, fishing, golf, riding and shooting, to name but a few. At Highland Belfry you will find scope for all of these.

You can walk right out of the cottage and on to Morrone Hill, where you are more than likely to encounter a herd of shy deer on your stroll - if you visit in the early autumn, the whole area resounds to the noise of rutting stags! Lochnagar, South Top, Ben Bhreac and other peaks round about provide tougher challenges.

The apartment has fishing rights on the Clunie which flows past the back of the house, so you can just go down with your rod and have a go. Fishing in the Dee can be arranged in the village, Braemar has its own good (and surprisingly level) golf course, there is skiing just ten minutes up the road at Glenshee - the list goes on.

There are many fine castles to visit, including the Queen's own summer residence at Balmoral and beautiful gardens at Crathes and Pitmedden. Just four miles up the road, the beautiful falls of the Linn of Dee should also not be missed.

However you decide to spend your break in this breathtaking area, at Highland Belfry you will have a cosy and well-appointed base to which to return after the exertions of the day.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room with TV/DVD.
Kitchen/Dining room with microwave and washing machine etc.
Double-bed room with king-size bed
Single-bed room with additional pull out bed.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

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)
  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £375.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £450.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £325.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £495.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £495.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
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06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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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comfy settee and decent tele but kitchen could do with a few more tools, a replacement cooker hood element, otherwise ok


The fourth bed is rather makeshift and the cleaning of the apartment could be improved. All together a nice and spacious...

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A lovely apartment in a beautiful location with lots of things to do in the local area.


A lovely converted church, a very convenient place from which to explore the region, or relax and do very little. The ap...

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Needs to repair the leaks in the main hallway- said they had a recent leak but the visitors book mentions this 2 years a...

Our response:

Thanks for the review. The leak in the hallway is only a recent issue that is awaiting specialist repair (being carried ...

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Refundable House Holder's deposit required