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Lilac Cottage

Braemar, Royal Deeside

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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.

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

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.

Map & Local

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.



Single Storey

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
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


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. 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.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £895.00 £895.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £950.00 £950.00
27 Aug 2022 - 01 Sep 2022 £750.00 £795.00
02 Sep 2022 - 09 Sep 2022 £950.00 £950.00
10 Sep 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £750.00 £795.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £650.00 £695.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £750.00 £795.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £550.00 £595.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £950.00 £950.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £950.00 £950.00
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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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Lilac Cottage is beautifully maintained. It has a good mix of homely and holiday vibe.


The cottage was in a great location and was well equipped. The main negative was that the mattress on the double bed is ...

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Well equipped cottage, ideally located in the village but setback enough to be lovely and peaceful. Had plenty of walks ...

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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 ...

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Good accommodation- clean and comfortable. Wonderful stove


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