Lilac Cottage

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Deeside in the central Highlands of Scotland has been a popular destination for tourists since Queen Victoria conferred 'Royal' status upon it in the middle of the 19th century.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

The village of Braemar, 50 miles west of Aberdeen, became one of the jewels in its crown and remains so to this day, managing to retain its charm despite being such a tourist honeypot.

Lilac Cottage is near the centre of the village, but set a little back from the road, a very sweet, traditional cottage which has recently been refurbished to a very high standard.

The sitting/dining room is bright and modern with its dark wood flooring, roof window and ceiling lights. The contemporary wood-burning stove with its feature flue makes a thoroughly chic statement. Behind the comfortable seating is the spacious dining area with patio doors at the end that lead out to the patio and garden.

An arch leads through to the smart kitchen area, which is well-equipped with plenty of cupboards and open shelving. There is also a handy utility room that houses the washing machine.

All on one level there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. They are both a good size and are very elegantly presented, as is the colourful bathroom.

Oil-fired central heating makes the cottage very cosy in the Highland winter and to the rear there is a private enclosed garden (with furniture) for enjoying the sunshine at other times of the year. There is off road parking and shed space for bikes, etc.

Map & Local

The cottage is very well placed for Braemar's shops, hotels and restaurants. You can walk straight out of the door and up the two hills which overlook the village, where you will likely come face-to-face with the herd of deer which roam there.

Get on your bike and cycle along the quiet road to the fine waterfall at the Linn of Dee. There is plenty of more strenuous walking in the mountains beyond or for a real workout you can head over the hills on foot or mountain bike right across to Blair Atholl.

Braemar's golf course on the outskirts of the village is surprisingly level and fishing can be arranged in the Dee or in some of the lochans round about. The Glenshee ski area is just a 10 minute drive up the road.

For those who prefer to tour by car, there is a host of castles, keeps, stately homes and fine gardens to visit, including the Queen's own summer retreat at Balmoral. Ballater, half an hour's drive towards Aberdeen is another pleasant little town with excellent shops.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Living room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and CD player
Kitchen (three steps down) with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave etc.
Utility room with washing machine
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Cot
£10.00
Pet
£15.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) 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.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

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).

  • 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

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £385.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £485.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £365.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £565.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £565.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Good
10 Hour(s) ago

The cottage was nicely located and equipped with everything guests could want during their stay. The area in and around...

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Excellent
16-Aug-2016

Lovely cottage in superb setting.Had everything we could ask for.Very peaceful despite being near main road.

Excellent
15-Jul-2016

Cottage was beautiful, clean and had character with a lovely "rustic" enclosed garden.

Excellent
10-Jul-2016

3rd stay at the cottage...love the location and the cottage fulfills all of our needs...the addition of WiFi is great

Excellent
02-Jul-2016

Very good standard,very modern decor, added to our wonderful experience of 'UP North',.

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