Airlie House Cottage
Braemar, Royal DeesideGuest Rating
Located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park at an altitude of 1,112 feet, is the popular tourist village of Braemar (with shops, hotels and restaurants).
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
However, being surrounded by nature does not mean the village is isolated. Though situated less than 60 miles from both Dundee and Aberdeen, you can still walk along the main street early in the morning and have a chance of encountering an otter or even a stag!
On a quiet road towards the outskirts of the village is Airlie House Cottage, with its remarkable exterior of exposed granite with natural larch cladding. This newly modernised property is as delightful as the community in which it sits.
Inside it has a chic open plan living area, with sleek and stylish galley kitchen units, dining space and a sitting area with television. French doors open onto an enclosed garden to the front of the property with outstanding views over Creag Choinnich, a beautiful hill clothed in pine woods. Beyond the living area is the eminently practical wet room with shower (perfect for getting cleaned up after an adventurous day in the surrounding area) and an attractive twin bedroom with beds that can be joined to make a double.
The spiral staircase in the middle of the cottage makes an impressive statement, as well as taking you to a bright, elegant and tasteful double bedroom with en suite shower room and separate dressing area in the coombs.
The Royal Burgh of Deeside in Aberdeenshire has longstanding links to Scottish royalty and has been the playground of numerous kings and nobles since the beginning of recorded history.
With its majestic, unspoilt, amazingly varied scenery it is clear to see why it is not only royals that choose to holiday in the area! Robert Louis Stevenson began writing 'Treasure Island' here in 1881 when he was on holiday, the cottage in which he stayed still stands in the village. Guests will actually be residents of the same street on which Stevenson's good friend 'John Silver' lived!
As the highest and most mountainous parish in the UK, Braemar becomes a mecca for walkers in the summer, for skiers in the winter and is home to the world famous Highland Games. However, the village also offers numerous attractions for those who prefer a less energetic getaway. Braemar Castle stands approximately half a mile to the north east of the village with twelve fully furnished rooms on show. Slightly up river from the bridge in Braemar you can explore the ruins of Kindrochit Castle, which is thought to have been built in the 14th century.
The majestic Balmoral Castle and its extensive estate is only a twenty minute drive from the village offering, amongst other things, guided walks of the gardens, grounds and exhibitions. By prior arrangement you can even sit back and enjoy a three hour luxury Land Rover wildlife safari. Who knows, you may be lucky enough to see the elusive Scottish wild cats that call parts of the estate home!
There are also a number of eateries to sample, including the owner's celebrated 'Taste' coffee shop (just 20 yards away), that serves fabulous home baking throughout the day. Also close by is the Highland Heritage Centre if you want to learn more about the history of the area, its royal connections and landscape.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen with TV/DVD, iPod dock, and electric cooker, dishwasher, etc.
Twin bedroom (ziplink beds).
Wetroom with shower, WC and wash basin.
Utility area (behind spiral staircase) with washing machine, small deep-freeze and microwave.
Double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC, wash basin and adjoining dressing room.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED). Wifi INCLUDED, subject to a fair usage policy. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking. No children under 5 due to the spiral staircase.
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 01/02/2020 to 03/02/2020
From 08/02/2020 to 10/02/2020
From 15/02/2020 to 17/02/2020
From 25/01/2020 to 27/01/2020
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£345.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£425.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£525.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£425.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£525.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£585.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£525.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£585.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£525.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£425.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£525.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£345.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£585.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£585.00|
|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.
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As above. Fantastic cottage.
Renoviertes Haus, geschmackvolle Einrichtung, komfortabel und nette Gastgeber
Excellent as always, will continue to return annually.
Nicely designed cottage, well maintained and equipped. Hosts helpful but not intrusive. Braemar is a wonderful little to...Read More
Braemar is beautiful a lovely walk up to the duck pond and we where lucky enough to see some stags and a red squirrel.