Near Aboyne, Royal Deeside
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
Ample parking is to the side of the cottage and to the rear is a gravelled garden area with picnic table. To the front lovely open views south west towards Lochnagar can be enjoyed and there is also secure storage in the garage for bikes, etc.
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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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
Attic room with Smart TV, Xbox games console
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
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.
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% - June 2018 From 16/06/2018 to 29/06/2018
- Save 15% - June 2018 From 30/06/2018 to 06/07/2018
- Save 10% - July 2018 From 07/07/2018 to 13/07/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£550.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£650.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£550.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£550.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£450.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||POA|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||POA|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.