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Customer's Choice 2015

Bearberry Cottage

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Short stroll away from Ballater, this holiday property is an excellent base for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, with hillwalking, cycling, climbing and gliding all locally.

Fully refurbished for 2014, this lovely detached bungalow is situated in a quiet area of Ballater, in the heart of Royal Deeside within the Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by mature gardens backing onto woodland, it is warm and bright, offering all conveniences for your comfort with parking for approximately 3 cars on the driveway. The property further benefits from an enclosed and secluded rear garden with an excellent view of Craigendarroch Hill and a patio to enjoy al fresco entertaining on sunny days. Ballater’s shops, restaurants and pubs are just a short stroll. Ballater is renowned for its Royal connections, with several shops displaying Royal patronage whose variety will suit all tastes. This delightful village is an excellent choice for exploring Royal Deeside’s rich heritage including the Balmoral Estate (8 miles) and a number of other historic castles in the area. Ballater and the surrounding area offer a wide range of summer and winter activities to suit all ages including hillwalking, cycling, climbing in the Cairngorm Mountains, wildlife watching, gliding at nearby Aboyne and skiing at Glenshee and The Lecht. Go fishing in the Dee or visit the numerous golf courses which pepper the area, including Ballater’s own 18 hole course in its beautiful setting on the banks of the Dee. The city of Aberdeen with all its facilities is just 40 miles. Alternatively, enjoy some scenic touring through Glen Muick, Braemar, Linn of Dee and Strathdon. Shop, pub and restaurant, 0.25 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs and library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Customer’s ChoiceCustomer’s Choice
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2016
    We have been coming to Scotland for over 20years(self catering) this cottage is in the top 3, maybe even the best! The area looked fabulous after the snow, and the rivers were spectacular as the snow melted. Bearberry Cottage is a lovely, warm, welcoming place to come home to after a hard day exploring. We hope to retun.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2016
    Great cottage very well equipped. We loved the log burner & luxury bathroom! Our boys enjoyed playing in the garden & we all enjoyed the birds. Beautiful part of the country, so many wonderful walks on your door step. So lovely to come home to such a comfortable cottage after a long day outdoors & great to sit down & watch a movie or play a game from the huge selection. Everything has been thought about, very comfy beds, blackout curtains, fluffy towels & spotlessly clean. Only downside it's so popular it's hard to find another available week! Would definitely like to return! Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2016
    We had a wonderful week at the cottage with our one and two year old daughters. Everything you needed was provided for such in a well organised and spotless house. We had snow blizzards everyday which meant we stayed in a lot which was great. The wood burner was amazing. The girls loved the garden too. Thank you for a great stay. Hopefully we will be back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay in this lovely bungalow. A real home from home.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2016
    2nd visit to Bearberry and again we had a great week. Everything is perfect at Bearberry. Hope to rebook for next year. So happy to see Ballater is picking up after the recent floods. We ate out most days/nights to help boost their economy and adopted a local Tweedie Beastie from one of the town shops. Thank you for a lovely week

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2016
    This is a beautiful cottage and cleaned and equipped to a excellent standard. Despite allowing dogs to stay there is never any evidence of this and the furnishings and decor are first class. We have been several times before and intend to return several more. It is ideally situated in Ballater allowing access to the town and many walks by foot. Due to a collection of games, dvds and now wifi, even wet weather will not dampen your enjoyment of your holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2016
    Perfect holiday in the perfect holiday cottage

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    Excellent cottage and location. Couldn't be faulted at all. We would certainly return and recommend! We loved the log burner, home comforts, wildlife in the garden, walking in all directions from the door step and the the 6 inches of snow that was delivered as we arrived! Wonderful! Thank you so much.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    The amenities at Bearberry Cottage are first class. The cottage is clean and tidy and finished to an excellent standard. We had Wi-Fi at the cottage which never let us down, there is a log fire which we used most days due to very bad weather, however this did not spoil our enjoyment of the cottage. The bed's are so comfy and with blackout curtains fitted and such a quiet area, we slept in on most day's. Ballater is a beautiful village and only a 10 minute walk from the cottage, as are wonderful walks in practically every direction. The garden is perfect for watching the birds and red squirrel visiting - bring nut's. Would not hesitate in recommending to everyone, in fact we have already booked another stay!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2015
    wonderful cottage in a fantastic place !

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2015
    excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings. Everything you need including wi-fi. very spacious and cosy. red sqirrels in garden. we never go to the same cottage twice but have made an exception with this one and booked again for next year. the cleanest cottage we have stayed in. comfy beds and sofas. should be five star.

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