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Bearberry Cottage

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Ballater, Aberdeenshire
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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 the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Freeview TV.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Large, enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Customer's choice
    Customer's choice
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Free Pets
    Free Pets
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2017
    Our 5th visit to Bearberry and won't be the last. Love Ballater. Love Deeside. Love the house!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/02/2017
    Our 2nd visit here and we've already booked the 3rd. Fabulous cottage with everything needed for a brilliant holiday. Including all logs for the burner. The surrounding area is great for walking wildlife and sightseeing. The owners and caretaker are very attentive and really want guests to enjoy the time there. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. What are you waiting for just book it... unless it's for the same time as us!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    Our second stay at Bearberry cottage and another fabulous visit. We celebrated in style and had a glass of champagne to welcome in the New Year! This cottage is immaculate and is a real quality property with everything you could wish for in a holiday home. The beautiful village of Ballater is a short walk away. The villages of Banchory, Aboyne, and Braemar are all within an easy drive away and are well worth a visit. The walks from the cottage are numerous and all stunning. Bring with you bird feed and nuts for the gardens visiting red squirrels and birds. You will not be disappointed in choosing to book Bearberry cottage, we have already booked our third visit. Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2016
    We had a wonderful week enjoying the beautiful autumn colours on our many walks. We were very comfortable in the cottage and appreciated the high standard of facilities and preparation.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2016
    We have just spent another fabulously relaxing week at Bearberry. It is still incredibly clean and well presented with pretty much everything you need for the perfect week away. 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, 14/10/2016
    We stayed at Bearberry Cottage from 7-14th October this year. Our second enjoyable visit. Weather was quite nice for the time of year and the wild life a source of great entertainment. The house is beautiful, clean and well equipped with the log burner an added bonus. Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks Athol & Lorelle for the use of your lovely home.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2016
    Excellant cottage. Just sorry it is fully booked for September 2017. A larger teapot would be good as the teapot is very small for 4 people.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2016
    Well equipped bungalow in a peaceful location only a ten minute walk from town. Audrey the caretaker ensures high standards are maintained for arriving guests, including a much appreciated bottle of wine.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2016
    excellent cottage,immaculately presented. A very comfortable house tastefully furnished.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    The presentation of the cottage on line and reviews on it all pointed to an impressive holiday home and it lived up to and exceeded our expectations. The collection of maps, annotated guide books and pamphlets ensured we had our very own tourist information at hand and provided inspiration for new routes in the area. It was lovely to sit at the back door and drink in the stillness. Equally lovely to sit by the log fire in the evening and gaze hypnotically at the flickering flames. The hard work by the owners and caretaker truly made Bearberry Cottage a home from home. Wi -fi signal excellent throughout our stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2016
    Bearberry Cottage is super...very well equipped, extremely clean and neat. Spacious enough for our family of 5 with 3, nearly all adult, children but would also feel cosy for 2. Lots of books, walk books and maps, dvds and games. The house is situated in a very quiet road with a lovely view of pine woods out the back but only a short walk from Ballater centre with cafes, takeaways, bike hire, George Strachan for an amazing selection of whisky and a fantastic Co-op open from 7-late. There are lots of stunning walks and cycles within a short distance and many places to visit nearby. Sadly even 6 months after the devastating floods some shops and homes are still empty but great to see the huge recovery that has been made. We would definitely recommend the cottage and hope to book it again ourselves.

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