Near Strathdon, Cairngorms National ParkGuest Rating
Rose Cottage is a most attractive, detached cottage which sits in its own extensive garden grounds (with furniture and summer house) on the side of a wooded hillside with lovely expansive views over open countryside.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Tue, Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is 4 miles from Strathdon and 43 miles from Aberdeen, within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Well off the road and on a private track (steep but tarmacked), it offers a peaceful, secluded and scenic retreat for a relaxing holiday.
Inside the cottage is spacious, cosy and beautifully furnished. The sitting room is bright and elegant and holds the promise of cosy evenings in after a day out in the open air. There is plenty of comfortable seating and a cosy wood-burning stove in a traditional exposed stone fireplace that supplements the oil-fired central heating. The very well-appointed dining kitchen is large and welcoming with all appliances and plenty of space for both cooking and eating.
All on one level there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. The double bedroom is bright and inviting with a king-size bed. The twin room has an original cast iron fireplace and zip-link beds that can be joined together to make another king-size bed. There is an additional dressing room with a sofa and extensive storage that provides a further touch of luxury and a modern bathroom that has a bath with shower over.
There are two porches, one to the front that is useful for shedding muddy boots and rainwear and the other to the side of the house, that has been set up as a most attractive alternative dining area.
Outside, there are patio areas to the front and rear, as well as grassed gardens and ample space for parking.
The walking from the cottage is really wonderful, of all gradients and levels of difficulty and enthusiasts will be reaching for their boots as soon as they settle in.
Ben Newe and The Buck are nearby, or you can walk all day along the ridge to the Lecht. From here, it is but a short car journey to famous Royal Deeside, which you join either at Ballater (21 miles, with all facilities) or to the east at Dinnet (with a hotel), passing the RSPB reserve at Loch Kinord and an Outward Bound adventure centre on the way.
In the other direction, you can take what is literally the 'high road' from Cockbridge to Tomintoul where you can join a spur of the Speyside Way and where you also will find yourself on the whisky trail.
The area has a number of castles and stately homes which are open to the public. The nearest are probably Corgarff and Kildrummy Castles, while a bit further on are the National Trust properties at Craigievar Castle and Leith Hall. Of course, there is also the Queen's summer residence at Balmoral (24 miles).
For more energetic pursuits, you are just 15 miles from the Lecht ski area. There is good walking straight from the door in the Ladder Hills which are close by, while just beyond are the mighty Grampians and Cairngorms. Shooting and fishing are available locally and permits can be obtained. There is also an abundance of bird life in the area, so ornithologists will be well catered for.
A day trip to the sunny, sandy beaches of the Moray Coast is perfectly feasible, as is a visit to the Granite City of Aberdeen. The nearest shop is four miles away and the nearest pub is three miles.
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 and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Sunroom with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom (super king-size)
Twin bedroom (converts to super king-size)
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. WiFi is INCLUDED. 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).
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 09/09/2022 to 12/09/2022
From 02/09/2022 to 05/09/2022
From 16/09/2022 to 19/09/2022
From 19/08/2022 to 22/08/2022
From 26/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
Changeover Day: Tue, Sat
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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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Fabulous cottage, beautifully decorated and fully equipped with quality item
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'The cottage is very homely and a great place to come back to when we’ve been out all day. So peaceful and tranquil a setting - will be back again one day hopefully.'
'Lovely relaxing stay, very well-equipped cottage, very high standards. Beautiful area for country walks and exploring.'
'A truly wonderful cottage in superb surroundings. All in all Rose Cottage is everything we could wish for - so very peaceful and relaxing.'
'We have had a great week here at Rose cottage. Cottage is very comfortable with just about everything you need. Such a peaceful spot.'
'This is our second visit to this lovely cottage and it won’t be our last. It is clean and comfortable - a definite home from home!'
'A week in wonderful comfort and beautiful surroundings. Thank you so much for the use of such a wonderful bolt hole away from the hussle and bussle of everyday life.'