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Birch Cottage Family Cottage in Crathie, Aberdeen City and Shire

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sleeps 10
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Birch Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Birch Cottage is a fabulous holiday cottage close to Balmoral Castle in the Royal Deeside area of the Cairngorms, with a stunning glass wall which takes full advantage of the spectacular views from the garden onto Creag Namh Bahn. The cottage has four bedrooms, two twins and two ground floor doubles (one of which has an ensuite) which with the addition of a sofabed on the mezzanine makes it able to sleep ten people. There is a further family bathroom and ground floor toilet as well as a superb open plan living area which includes the fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with an open fire and doors to the patio. There is also a utility room with a drying room available. To the exterior of the cottage is an enclosed garden with patio areas and garden furniture with the addition of off road parking for five cars. Birch Cottage is a gorgeous holiday home fit for anyone wanting to visit this historical part of Northern Scotland.

Crathie is located in the Cairngorms National Park at the heart of Royal Deeside. It is a favourite Scottish retreat of the Royal Family with Balmoral Castle less than a mile away whilst Queen Victoria's personal servant, John Brown, is buried in the graveyard in Crathie Church. The village of Crathie is one of the destinations on the Castle Trail, not only because of Balmoral but because of its close proximity to Abergeldie Castle. The Cairngorms National Park contains spectacular scenery, offering many opportunities for leisure activities and walks. The abundance of wildlife makes it a paradise for naturalists and birdwatchers. Nearby Braemar Golf Club is the highest 18-hole course in Scotland, and is split in two by the River Clunie.

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.

Oil central heating with gas fire and open fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, books/DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 5 cars. Enclosed garden with patio areas and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 5 miles. Note: Water supply is from a well, and is fully treated. Note: No stag/hen or similar.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Widdicks
August 2014
We all really enjoyed our holiday. The Cottage was lovely with everything we could have wanted - the dishwasher being the jewel in the crown. Cannot fault the property and would highly recommend it to others. Nearby Ballater was very pleasant and has plenty of options for food to eat in or take away if you want to avoid cooking on your holiday.
Mr Gaffney
October 2014
Spacious well-equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the Highlands.
Mr McAusland
July 2015
A big house with multiple spaces to relax. The kitchen was large and well stocked with ample room for large cooking parties. The garden was huge with lots of space to play with the kids. Big rooms with lots of nice little details.
Mr Waanders
August 2015
A nice place for a group of 7 people. It was clean and had a big kitchen, with a very nice fire place! A very quiet stay in the middle of nature.
Mrs Edward
February 2014
The cottage was in a superb location - nice and quiet with plenty of walks from the door step - close to skiing and local village shops.
Dr Jones
April 2014
Everything we needed to be perfectly comfortable was available in the cottage. The kitchen was equipped to a high standard, the bedrooms comfortable, the under floor heating was wonderful, the picture windows beautiful, and we enjoyed a fire every evening. The kids loved the games cabinet and the swing outside, too! We had room to spread out in the spacious floor plan and enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the location. We saw deer and scores of birds in the garden. Easy to find necessities and dining at nearby Breamar and Ballater, and it was lovely to be so close to Balmoral, Deeside, and Royal Lochnagar Distillery.
Mr Dickinson
June 2014
Beautiful part of the country. Enjoyable to have breakfast outside whilst enjoying the superb location!
Mrs MacKintosh
October 2013
Really high specification property, cosy and clean.
Mrs Stokes
February 2012
A fantastic place to relax! The size, layout, aspect and top quality facilities in the cottage were superb for our large group. Wood burning fire in the lounge and plentiful supply of logs provided an additional wow factor - along with great comfort!
Mrs Sargeant
October 2012
The location was wonderful. We loved the open fire with plentiful supply of logs. The house was very warm, thanks to underfloor heating. Great views from the huge window. Layout of house spacious and well designed modern extension blended with traditional original building. Good provision of hanging space and storage of boots in entrance hall.
Ms Van Dongen
July 2013
The cottage was very comfortable, the view and the location were marvellous. It is a spacious house, it was nice to sit in the mezzanine.
December 2011
The cottage was beautiful, such a lovely place to staynforma relaxing holiday. Will definitely be going back.
Mrs Blane
January 2011
The cottage had a lovely homely feel to it. The surroundings were beautiful. We only had a short break but I feel as though I've been away for a month! A wonderful place to recharge the batteries. Thank you!
Mr Velati
March 2013
We felt at home right away and looked forward to returning each day.
Mrs McDougall-Welch
February 2013
A fantastic holiday home well situated in the beautiful countryside and close to skiing. Lots of walks to go on too. We had a wonderful family holiday here and would highly recommend it.
Miss Brown
October 2011
Everything about Birch Cottage was really lovely, such a lovely place and the log fire was the icing on the cake.
Mr Henry
July 2011
The home was lovely and comfortable.
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