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Larach

Near Aboyne, Royal Deeside

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Larach is a traditional, detached cottage in a quiet setting in the little hamlet of Ordie on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park near Aboyne (6.5 miles) in Royal Deeside.

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

Within the thick stone walls this charming cottage has been lovingly refurbished and modernised throughout with picture windows that showcase views of the surrounding countryside. The sitting room is warm and inviting with a wood-burning stove at its heart to curl up in front of. From it an open wooden staircase (care should be taken) leads up to the attic that has been converted and turned into a snug with cosy bean bags and an additional TV so that all viewing tastes can be catered for.

The inviting kitchen is a delightful place to gather together for meals with views out towards Movern and a further wood-burning stove in the corner that warms the place through. A little utility room off the kitchen houses the laundry facilities.

The attractive double bedroom has a king-size bed to spread out on and a full length window so the views can be admired even from bed. In the smart twin bedroom the beds can be zipped together to make a super king-size bed. The cottage is laid out all on one level and the bedrooms share a family bathroom that has a bath and a shower over.

There is ample offroad parking in the enclosed garden and to the rear is a gravelled area with a picnic table. Open views south west towards Lochnagar can be enjoyed from the front of the cottage and there is also secure storage in the garage for bikes, etc.

Map & Local

There is plenty to see and do in the rest of the Cairngorms National Park with gorgeous scenery to take in all around, several castles to visit and hundreds of walking trails to explore.

The nearest spot for basic grocery shopping is Tarland (3.5 miles), although Aboyne (6.5 miles) is the place to stock up on supermarket supplies. Walkers can tread the Tarland Way, an easy 6 mile route that runs from Tarland across to Aboyne and mountain biking enthusiasts will enjoy tackling the Tarland Trails just outside the village.

There are some pretty woodland walks with wildlife to spot within the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (2.5 miles) and its Visitor Centre offers a fascinating insight into how the surrounding landscape was formed. The Burn O Vat waterfall in the reserve is particularly impressive after heavy rainfall and it is possible to climb right into the Vat itself, a huge pothole formed by glaciers thousands of years ago.

Cycle hire is available in Ballater (9 miles) where there is also a very picturesque 18 hole golf course to try out. The wonderful River Dee is world renowned for its salmon fishing and there are beats at Ballater and Aboyne that can be fished from February through to October.

In the winter months there is the choice of skiing/snowboarding at either Glenshee (33 miles) or The Lecht (23.5 miles), where mountain biking is available in the summer months.

Local Events and Attractions

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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

Downstairs

Sitting room with wood-burning stove, Smart TV and Bose docking station
Dining kitchen with wood burmng stove, electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice compartment, coffee maker etc
Utility room with washing machine, microwave etc
Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom (zip-linked to form super king-size)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin

Upstairs

Attic room with Smart TV, Xbox games console

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by LPG (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (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
2019
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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£50)
  • Save 15% May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 27/05/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 01 Jun 19 From 01/06/2019 to 03/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 08 Jun 19 From 08/06/2019 to 10/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 15 Jun 19 From 15/06/2019 to 17/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 22 Jun 19 From 22/06/2019 to 24/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 29 Jun 19 From 29/06/2019 to 01/07/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
  • October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 01/11/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £550.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £650.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £550.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £650.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £550.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £495.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £550.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £450.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £650.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £650.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 POA
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 POA
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 POA
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 POA
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 POA
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 POA
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 POA
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 POA
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 POA
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 POA
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 POA
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 POA
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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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25-Apr-2019

Beautiful holiday cottage with amazing attention to detail and a gorgeous setting. Facilities were excellent. Really w...

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14-Nov-2018

The cottage was a delight with lots and lots of extras that were welcoming. Everything was very clean and homely and we ...

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05-Nov-2018

Exceptional cottage in every way - excellent location, very comfortable, impressively appointed and equipped, immaculate...

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22-Sep-2018

The cottage was perfect everything we could want was there we had a great time and as I said we hope to be back next yea...

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08-Sep-2018

This was our second stay at Larach Cottage which is in a beautiful location with wonderful views.The owners have complet...

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