Near Braemar, Royal DeesideGuest Rating
Linn Cottage is tucked away on its own near the pretty village of Braemar in beautiful Royal Deeside, with lovely views out over the rolling countryside. The cottage backs onto the River Dee and is only a few minutes’ walk from the famous Linn O’ Dee gorge.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Accessed by a single track road that follows the course of the river it has been fully refurbished to make a warm and welcoming holiday home. Inside, the entry porch leads into a spacious double height hallway that runs the length of the house. The charming sitting room is cosy and warm with a wood-burning stove at its heart and plenty of comfortable seating to relax in after days spent out exploring.
The sizeable kitchen is bright and airy and has plenty of space for cooking. There is a dining area as well, so the cook doesn’t have to miss out on all the fun. Also on this level is the large, modern family bathroom that has a double-ended bath and large walk-in shower. Upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms off the landing, a double (with king size bed) and a twin. Both bedrooms are pleasantly presented with slightly coombed ceilings and roof windows from which to admire the surrounding forest.
Outside, there is parking right at the door and a fully enclosed garden with a garage that houses the generator that provides the cottage’s power. The River Dee runs through the forest close to the back of the garden and there are plenty of walking trails and mountain biking routes to be found nearby.
Just a 5 minute walk down the road from the cottage is the bridge spanning the well-known Linn O’ Dee, a 300 metre natural gorge that has stunning waterfalls that are formed as the river rushes through the rock formations. There are some lovely riverside walks from which to take in this natural phenomenon and perhaps even stop for a picnic and try to spot the salmon leaping in the river.
On your way to the cottage you pass through the Mar Lodge Estate that is known for its abundant wildlife. It has even found fame after being featured on the BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch TV programmes.
Braemar (6 miles) is a picturesque village that has an array of interesting little independent gift shops, as well as a supermarket, PO, pub, restaurant and golf course. Braemar Highland Safaris run tours from the village where an experienced guide takes you out and shows you the stunning scenery in air conditioned comfort and you can try to spot the local red deer, grouse, ptarmigan and eagles! A mile outside of the village is Braemar Castle which is owned by the Farquharson clan and is open to the public in the summer months.
The Queen’s very own Scottish holiday residence, Balmoral Castle (15 miles) is also open to the public in the summer and you can explore the grounds, take in the royal exhibition and visit the coffee shop and gift shop. The Queen usually returns to the village each September for the Braemar Gathering, a long-standing event with traditional pipe music, dancing and Highland games such as tug of war and tossing the caber.
As the cottage is within the Cairngorms National Park there is plenty to explore right on the doorstep and in particular the Cairngorm mountains which are particularly popular with walkers and climbers. There is also easy access to skiing nearby at the Glenshee ski centre (15 miles) where you can try your hand at skiing and snowboarding with lessons and equipment hire available.
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 multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, microwave, gas hob and oven, fridge freezer, etc
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. The first £25 of gas central heating is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay and multi-fuel stove (fuel available onsite via honesty box). 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. 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 (£75)
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|01 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018||£575.00|
|29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018||£675.00|
|31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018||£575.00|
|21 Sep 2018 - 04 Oct 2018||£475.00|
|05 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018||£575.00|
|26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£425.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£675.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£675.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 07 Feb 2019||POA|
|08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019||POA|
|05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||POA|
|26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019||POA|
|10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019||POA|
|24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019||POA|
|31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019||POA|
|28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019||POA|
|30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019||POA|
|20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019||POA|
|11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||POA|
|01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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.
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A unique experience in amazing scenery. Linn cottage is warm and comfortable and we will definitely return again soon.
This cottage is absolutely fabulous and I will definitely be going back. Fantastic location and amazing wildlife
Brilliant cottage in a wonderful location
Great cottage, clean and well equipped and in a great spot. Will definitely return.
Lovely cottage in an excellent location for an abundance of wild walks and nature