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Castleton Cottage in Braemar, Aberdeen City and Shire

264
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per week
sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Castleton Cottage description

Holiday home
Castleton Cottage is a delightful, semi-detached cottage superbly located near the centre of the village of Braemar in Royal Deeside, amidst breathtaking Cairngorm scenery. The accommodation is charmingly decorated and with one double bedroom, it sleeps two comfortably. There is also a bathroom, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and a sitting area with woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for two cars. With beautiful scenery on your doorstep, Castleton Cottage is great for a rural getaway.

Area
Braemar is a lovely village in the River Dee valley in the Cairngorms National Park.

Region
From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Reviews

Mr Stephen
November 2015
Very friendly family who looked after us exactly as much as we'd like. Not too much nor too little. Beautiful scenery and cottage was exactly what I wanted for a romantic get away with my girlfriend.
Mr Cuthbertson
July 2016
The owners are a lovely couple and made us feel really welcome. They were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending Castleton Cottage to my friends.
Mr Alexander
May 2014
Good location. Excellent wood burning stove. Friendly, helpful owner.
Mr Davies
February 2014
Awesome location, friendly owners. Highly recommended.
Jackson
September 2014
The location and scenery were excellent. We had never been to Scotland before and the area and accommodation could not be beaten. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and were eager to make sure we had everything we needed. We are so impressed with everything that we are returning in February next year to see the place in the winter. The cottage was more than we expected and the mirrored wardrobes in the bedroom were a definite enhancement to our sex life!!!!! We met Sandra and Derick as strangers but we hope to have parted as friends. Cant wait for February. Hope Ive spelt Dericks name right????
Mr Mawson
August 2015
Castleton Cottage was clean and warm, it had everything we wanted, the owners were very helpful and the location was perfect - can't wait to go again.
Ms Strathdee
October 2014
Super friendly owners and the cottage was located in the beautiful village of Braemar. The fabulous wood burner was delightful to come home to after walking. We had a great holiday.
Mr Gregory
July 2015
Comfy period cottage with all that was needed for our requirements. An outstanding area of natural beauty with wonderful walking/hiking opportunities. The owners were lovely people with great knowledge of the area. All in all we were very satisfied and would recommend to anyone visiting the Cairngorms district.
Mrs Mcque
May 2015
A cosy cottage with everything we needed for our week away. The owners were very friendly and very helpful.
Mr Naylor
March 2015
A thoroughly enjoyable week in Braemar. Very friendly owners and the cottage was immaculate - just what we needed and would go back again.
Mr Johnson
November 2015
We enjoyed our holiday here very much they made us feel at home and everything we saw was near. The Cottage was home like feeling and very clean. If we return to Scotland again we would definitely stay there and highly recommend it.
Mr Taylor
February 2015
The owners made us feel very welcome from the start, nothing was too much trouble. The Cottage was immaculate in every way and very clean. The whole experience was excellent from start to finish and we would not hesitate to return to this wonderful little gem in the Highlands.
Mrs Thomas
October 2013
The cottage was the best I had stayed in, and the surroundings very calm, quiet and relaxing. Everything was to the highest standard.
Claire M
October 2016
Beautiful little cottage with everything you need all there for you. Sandra and Derek were so warm and friendly, they showed us in (with the fire already burning for us, kettle boiled, milk and bread in and fresh flowers on the side) they were next door if needed them (which we didn't, as there was plenty of info on where to go and what to do in the cottage). The location was superb and want to go back again as feel we only discovered a fraction of the surrounding area. Could not fault anything at all. As for the negative comments about the decor and colour coded chopping boards??? I have no idea what planet people are on sometimes. If you want a modern decor (which i always think feels too clinical) then go to a hotel!! This is a COTTAGE and i think it is perfect just as it is. And there are plently of chopping boards and utensils, everything is well thought of. Will definately be returning one day. Missing the fire and cozy evenings already.
Dr Varian
October 2012
Very helpful and welcoming owners. Excellent location for both local walks and hill walking. Wood fire, with generous stack of logs and kindling provided.
Mr Millar
July 2012
The cottage was very nice, much bigger than expected and had a dishwasher - a simple bonus but one that was very much appreciated. Plenty of wood and kindling supplied. Overall we were made to feel very welcome.
Snarley S
May 2016
My first reaction on entering the cottage was that it was bigger 'in real life' than I expected from the photos. The counter with the bar seats is very big, far bigger than most proper dining tables I've seen, and will easily hold a game or a jigsaw puzzle with plenty room for other necessary things like snacks and drink. The washing machine was very handy to have, did 2 shorts and a long as i was there for three weeks. The bedroom is very spacious and has a lot of storage space which is ideal for longer stays when you don't want to 'live out of your suitcase'. You won't need to wash the linen that goes with the cottage (towels, bedlinen etc) as Sandra takes care of that. I had no problem with the bathroom, but taller people might have problems as the shower is under the sloped roof, which was standing height to me but might give you trouble if you're over 1.80 meters. It is only a short (and I mean really short!) distance to the village high street with all its shops and the supermarket. And it's the same distance to some of the walks on the forested hill to the east of Braemar. Sorry most hills and mountains in Scotland got pretty unpronounceable and therefor hard to remember names! The woodstove was lovely on the colder nights and it was fun to rekindle my repressed pyromaniac persona after so long a time living without a woodstove. I only used it 5 or 6 nights in the 3 weeks that I stayed there, as due to climate change Scotland just about experienced the sunniest and warmest month of May since measurements began. From snow to shorts in a week! The cottage holds the warmth well as long as you remember to close the doors. As I like sleeping cold I kept both doors between livingroom and bedroom closed and opened the bedroom window. Only improvement I can think of was a thinner duvet (or a choice between thick and thin) as the current one was very warm and i was constantly trying to kick holes in the duvet to stick my feet out from under to cool down. For electricity you need to feed the meter. Just remember to keep a few pound coins handy. If you use the woodstove or if it's summer you won't need many. Sandra knows a lot about the area and was a lovely host along with Derek, wonderful warm and welcoming couple. They met me at the bus stop at the Invercauld Hotel as I had mentioned I would arrive with the bus, and we walked the 100 meters to the cottage. They showed everything in the cottage and explained how it all worked. A car is handy but not necessary while staying in Braemar. It makes some of the more distant walks easier to get to (like Glen Derry, Glen Callatar and Glen Ey) but there are plenty walks around the village as well. When at the duckpond, don't forget to go across the road into the little quarry - amazing view! Also don't forget to book a highland safari from braemarhighlandsafaris.co.uk. Looking down into Coire Kander on the Glen Callater tour was an amazing experience, especially if you've never been on a proper 4x4 drive before, like me. The Co-op shop stocked all the necessaties and has plenty non-necessary stuff like snacks and drinks so I never felt the need to go to Ballater for 'big' groceries while in Braemar. I also saw the Tesco deliveries truck roaming around for those that require a very broad and specific range of groceries.Sadly the weight lost by walking was gained again because of the sticky toffee pudding the Co-op stocked.
Mr Hand
October 2012
Scenery, people and the general layout of the property.
Mrs Slater
August 2013
A gorgeous little cottage in the middle of Braemar. Close to all amenities but very quiet! A mountain to the back with perfect views, lots of walks and mountain bike roads from the door - who could ask for more? The cottage was really cosy inside, and the log burning stove was really efficient, quickly heating the whole cottage. Once you were in the lovely cottage you really felt a million miles from anywhere.
stuartturner
August 2016
I travelled from London to Braemar during the first week of august and was lucky enough to come across this gem of a cottage. Pre arrival I had email conversations with the owners and telephone contact in the days before arriving. Fairly straightforward to find once in Braemar on arriver I was warmly greeted by Derek the owner who had already got a lovely log burning fire set and lit and was at the front door to great me. First impressions was really cosy, homely, clean property in-which the owners clearly take a great deal of pride. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay, good WiFi access, TV collections of DVD, board games - really everything has been thought of. Owners Sandra and Derek were so very warm and welcoming and are available just next door to this property should any issues come up which was good to know. Struggling to find anything to fault to be honest - HIGHLY recommended
Peter C
June 2012
Nice cottage ideally located, though apparent friendliness of hostess marred by false accusation of concealing damage to kitchen bar stool one week after vacating property. After cleaning and hoovering throughout we invited the host to inspect the property on our departure but they declined. On our arrival we found food in the fridge that was two years beyond its use by date including rancid butter, mouldy cottage cheese and sausages. In the guest booklet were feedback forms left by previous guests which were not particularly positive. Property details on the website were deceptive stating that power was included, this is not the case and a meter needed constant feeding. It also states there is adequate parking for two cars I found it difficult to park our modest Astra.
Terri M
July 2012
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend in this lovely little cottage, the surrounding areas are so picturesque - it was perfect for our wedding anniversary. The owner was very welcoming and extremely helpful with regards to local amenities. There was a welcome pack of food in the fridge which we very much appreciated as we arrived late on the Friday night. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are going back in October of this year.
Hazel L
July 2012
Shocked to see the negative review, we couldn't fault this cottage or the owner. She bent over backwards to have a cot set up ready for use- a real one not a travel one, complete with beautiful bumpers! Nothing was too much trouble, and yes, the electric meter is paying, but that was not much ( could that have been a printing error?) We had a roasting log burner to keep us cosy and there was snow at the time. We only needed one car being a small family with a baby's kit so parking wasn't a problem. We slept like babies and felt so relaxed and rested. Great scenery, lovely walks, plenty to do around the area. Even saw red squirrels, deer and an eagle!
Sussex_Reviews
August 2012
We travelled to Braemar to visit family a couple of weeks ago. After seeing previous positive reviews on Trip Advisor, we opted to stay in this lovely cottage That was the best decision of the whole weekend. The cottage is surrounded by incredible views with a children's play park at the end of the road. The owners had provided us with some essentials in the fridge which was a lovely personal touch. The woodburner is lovely, especially at night to watch it crackling away. The bedroom is a good size and the cottage is immaculately clean throughout. We certainly had no issue with parking and the owners were helpful throughout our stay. We will definitely be staying here again.
S R
April 2016
Castleton Cottage could not have been better for our recent stay in the Cairngorms. The location in Braemar is convenient for great local walks and trips further afield, and there are a number of good options for dinner out or evening drinks all within easy walking distance. The property itself really did have everything we could need and more, it was lovely and clean, the bed was so comfortable and the wood burner was a real treat. The owners, too, gave us a lovely welcome and were very helpful in suggesting places to visit during our stay - many thanks to them!
robM4171PN
August 2015
Stayed for a week at the end of July 2015, the cottage was every thing we could ask for, for two people, it was lovely and warm (not brilliant weather), the bedroom was large with lots of hanging and drawer space, the rest of the cottage was excellent and had everything we could need. The owners Sandra and Derek were very friendly and helpful with information on where to eat, visit, walks, local history etc - can't wait to go again.
Martin R
October 2015
Very pleasant week's holiday. The cottage was as advertised and was absolutely fine. The basket of logs for the stove was especially welcome as Braemar can get chilly in October! The owners, Sandra and Derek, who live next door could not have been more helpful and friendly - super hosts.
John2905
August 2014
We stayed at Castleton Cottage for a week from 17th August 2014. The cottage itself was cosy in its own way, I guess decorated to the taste of the owner rather than being more neutral as we normally find holiday cottages to be. To our taste it vas very cluttered. When we arrived the log fire was lit and we were left some basic supplies which were very welcome. We were given a full explanation of where things were and how they worked as well as suggestions of good places to eat locally. Comments: No Place Mats No Bread Bin No Cheese Grater (there is a Zester) No Pizza Tray No Pizza Cutter No Colour Coded Cutting Boards Hot Water not quite hot enough for a hot bath Bathroom Mirror not high enough for someone of six foot Plenty of board games but no coffee table big enough to play them on Criticisms: Towels very worn and need replacing. Only one tea towel provided. Cutlery a mishmash of different styles For the small cost of electricity it should be included in the rental Best points: Location Log Fire Quietness
Daisy C
April 2014
The cottage was cosy, well equipped and had a lovely log burning fire, lit for us on arrival. Extremely helpful and friendly owners, willing to lend us anything and who provided great information about the surrounding area along with things to do.The location was breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful. If you have a busy life, this is such an ideal holiday choice. The 17 mile mountain bike circuit MUST NOT be missed. One of my favourite holidays so far.
Weefeartie
February 2014
This was our second stay at Castleton and once again it was a delight. After a day in the snowy hills it 's the perfect place to come back to and sit by the wood burning stove. The stove was burning brightly when we arrived and that was just part of the warm welcome we received. We'll certainly be back.
Guest
July 2013
everything we required was there,nice cottage near the village with a wood burning fire.saw plenty of deer roaming near the golf course.small village but location was a long way from major cities
Mr Dumville
October 2015
The village was beautiful and the cottage was extremely cosy. The owners were very nice and eager to assist with anything my wife and I had questions about.
Ms Wolbers
May 2016
It's a cozy yet spacious cottage. It is really close to the village centre and there are many nice walks around the village. The owners were warm and welcoming hosts.
Mr Burrows
June 2016
A beautiful cottage set in the heart of the lovely village of Braemar. The cottage had everything we needed, and the owners made us very welcome.
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