Braemar, Royal DeesideGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
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.
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
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash 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 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.
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 2||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£495.00||£550.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|05 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|11 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£750.00||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||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.
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We had a wonderful week hillwalking in the area and having a lovely cottage like Lilac Cottage to come back to each day ...Read More
Good accommodation- clean and comfortable. Wonderful stove
We visited Lilac cottage the first weekend in November. It had great central heating. A modern wood burning stove. A go...Read More
Very comfortable and clean.peaceful and close to all amenities. Would return
Heaven on earth. I want to live there.