Treasure Island Cottage
Braemar, Royal Deeside
Treasure Island Cottage is a 'compact and bijou', in the most charming sense of the words, traditional stone cottage situated quietly in a side lane near the centre of Braemar (shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants).
|Sleeps: 3/4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage's name is not a fanciful invention - it is in fact the very cottage in which Robert Louis Stevenson wrote some of his famous book when he lived there in 1881!
It has since been carefully converted and modernised, with a large (shared) safe garden and is ideal either for a couple or a family with young children, as the small twin-bedded room is accessed through the double bedroom.
One can’t help speculating where in the cottage Stevenson would have worked on his novel - could you actually be sitting in the same room where he devised his masterpiece? Certainly he would have found the cottage sitting room a congenial place, though it is doubtful whether it would have been as comfortable then as it is now.
The exposed stone wall and the large fireplace round the wood-burning stove which give the room such character might have been there but certainly none of the modern comforts guests can now enjoy. The kitchen in the cottage, while simple, is well-equipped with all that is needed.
A rather attractive turning staircase leads up to the two bedrooms. The double is bright and attractive, with its large dormer window affording plenty of light and also a lovely view over the garden. Next door is where the children will love having their own cosy little den.
Outside there is a charming little gravelled garden area (with furniture).
Braemar, with its close proximity to the Queen's Highland retreat at Balmoral (9 miles), is a very popular holiday destination. It is superb walking country, with the Grampians to the north and Lochnagar to the south.
For the less energetic, there are delightful woodland and riverside walks in the immediate area. It is also an ideal base for skiing with Glenshee (14 miles) and the Lecht (23 miles), which also has a dry ski slope, both in easy reach.
Fishermen will enjoy good sport in the tumbling local rivers and quiet lochs and for those who prefer to see the countryside on four legs rather than two, there are trekking and riding centres nearby. There are gloriously situated golf courses at Braemar and Ballater (16 miles). The area also has a large number of interesting castles and stately homes which are open to the public.
Aberdeen is just under 60 miles away and Inverness (77 miles) is also accessible for a day trip. There are excellent beaches on both the Aberdeen and Moray coasts and the 'Fair City' of Perth (with excellent leisure facilities and shops) is also just under 50 miles away.
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.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and mini hi-fi.
Kitchen/Dining with electric-cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine.
(by 14 steepish stairs):
Small twin bedroom with two single beds (through the Double Bedroom).
Bathroom with bath (+ shower over), WC & basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 electric central heating and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||POA|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||POA|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||POA|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||POA|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||POA|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||POA|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||POA|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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.