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Scotland

Holiday cottages in Scotland offer the perfect opportunity to relax in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery. With an abundance of culture, fantastic heritage, stunning cities and a wealth of activities to suit all ages and interests, you’ll find more than enough to entertain all kinds of holidaymakers. So, whether you’re on two feet or two paws, a holiday in Scotland is guaranteed to have something to offer, and we’re going to make a few suggestions for the best things to see and do in the region.

With such a rich history, Scotland’s past is all but unavoidable. Thankfully, it’s equally fascinating, and some of the country’s best attractions combine the colourful tale of Scotland with some stunning landscapes. The Speyside Whisky Trail is just one such example. One of the main reasons so many choose Scottish holiday cottages, the trail takes in some of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, offering a history lesson, a ‘wee dram’ and a showcase of stunning views. If you fancy a more vibrant experience from your holiday in Scotland then you may prefer to stay in and around Edinburgh. The capital city offers an intoxicating mix of medieval history, Georgian architecture and contemporary culture. A wealth of festivals and some fantastic shopping opportunities are just the icing on the cake, but if you fancy a more tranquil view then the views from Arthur’s Seat are unrivalled. Scotland’s wilder side is justly celebrated through the Cairngorms National Park. Larger than the Lake District, and boasting beautiful moorland, rivers, mountains, lochs and forests, it’s an unforgettable journey taking in some of Scotland’s most iconic topography. If you’d like to experience the more mythical side of Scottish history then our final recommendation is the legendary Loch Ness. Admire the dramatic ruins of Urqhart Castle and gaze over the loch’s gentle lapping waters to see if you can spot Nessie!

Thanks to a prevalence of wide-open expanses, many choose to enjoy Scottish cottages for a wealth of outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, boating, cycling, horse riding and more are all perfectly suited for making the most of your stunning surroundings. Pet owners will be equally spoilt for choice with a wealth of fantastic locations to treat their four-legged friends. If you fancy somewhere to relax and explore at your own pace then you will be equally satisfied with Scotland. There are plenty of beautiful heritage attractions and a wealth of city break destinations offering a fun-filled and vibrant urban experience.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured holiday cottages in Scotland today.
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  • The Old Laundry

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

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    Ref: SFS

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    This charming conversion of the old laundry features pine-panelled ceilings in its cosy and characterful interior and a large balcony overlooking the Logie Burn which flows past the cottage. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
    • Electricity rads and partial NSH by meter reading
    • TV (no reception)
    • Video
    • Washer/dryer
    • Balcony with furniture
    • Unsuitable for the infirm

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511188
    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of Loch Harport on the stunning beautiful Western shore of the Isle of Skye. Approached via a quiet no through road leading down to the sea, it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. The main living area is open plan, with generous sized sitting room, a dining area and bright, modern well equipped kitchen. The door opens onto a large decking area with picnic table and chairs and vistas of the sea loch, hills and mountains as far as the eye can see. The double bedroom is superbly presented with hand made patchwork quilt bedspread and colour coordinated soft furnishings. There is a good sized modern shower room. The garden grounds meander gently down to the water’s edge, between small shrubs and grassy banks. Here visitor’s can wander along the side of the loch, pick mussels in season, fish or just enjoy the quiet and seclusion.
    Once of our recent customers review for Otter Lodge :- " Otter Lodge is beautifully built and equipped, the views are wonderful, but it was the warm welcome form David and Christine that we will remember most. Many thanks for a lovely week."
    Mr and Mrs P, Cambridgeshire

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge/Dining Area: With Freesat from Sky TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi and Ipod docking station with access onto decking area enjoying panoramic views over the sea loch and Cuillin Mountain Range.
    Kitchen Area: With gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  Wi-fi available.Elevated decking area with patio table and chairs. Access via steps down to water’s edge. Off road parking for one car. No children.

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  • Little Drumduan

    Dess near Aboyne

    Grade
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    Ref: CC512082
    This charming, beautifully furnished, detached, holiday cottage is in a peaceful setting in the heart of Royal Deeside, just outside Kincardine O’Neil, Deeside’s oldest village. It is surrounded by fields which back onto the Deeside Way, a long distance path running from near the centre of Aberdeen to Ballater, in the Cairngorm National Park, famous for its Victorian heritage and links to Balmoral Castle. Perfect for walkers or cyclists, or even riders (the owner can provide stabling if required), along the way there are stunning views over the River Dee with the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop, offering the opportunity to explore a beautiful area of Aberdeenshire, with its changing landscape from sea to mountain. Enjoy the charms of the surrounding towns and villages, from Banchory, with its bustling high street to Ballater, famed for its royal connections. There are many historical places of interest, from the castles of Crathes and Balmoral to the standing stones of Tomnaverie, all within an easy drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil underfloor central heating, is all on ground floor and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With tiled floor, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and patio door.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor, electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With wooden floor, king size bed and built-in wardrobes.
    Wet room: With shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fridge/freezer in garage. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Garden patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1/2 acre grounds (by arrangement with owner). Kennel and stabling available. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Pet to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Beach Cottage

    Clachangarbh, Gairloch

    Grade
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    Ref: W41902

    Beach location

    A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful holiday cottage. Just yards from the beach, it is perfectly placed in the heart of the popular village of Gairloch. It enjoys wonderful views of the waters of Loch Gairloch and on towards the Wester Ross Hills, and boasts a two-person steam shower house. The area is renowned for stunning, unspoilt scenery with a wealth of activities available - fishing, water sports, golf, climbing and mountain biking to name but a few. A visit to the National Trust Inverewe Gardens and the Isle of Skye is recommended. Shops and pubs 100 yards, restaurant 30 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£15per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Two satellite TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

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  • Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
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    Ref: W42626

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included. CD. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • The Brae Steading

    Fordyce

    Grade
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    Ref: 29653


    This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is located just outside the lovely conservation village of Fordyce, 1½ miles from the Moray coast. A magical place, the village is a warren of narrow streets and beautiful houses still following a medieval plan, and all wrapped around a magnificent centrepiece, Fordyce Castle, simply sitting on a bend in the village street. The holiday cottage is very comfortable and warm, and takes advantage of the panoramic views of both sea and countryside, with the arched French doors in the living room leading to a sunny sitting-out area at the front. Fordyce also offers an attractive park opposite the old kirkyard as well as a Victorian garden. The sandy beach at Sandend is a quick drive or a 45-minute walk from the cottage, where local fish can be bought and surfers enjoy the waves. Good coastal walks abound through the old fishing villages of Portsoy and Cullen, or alternatively travel inland through castle and whisky country. There are plenty of golf courses in the vicinity, and the variety of bird and wildlife both onshore and off will please the keen nature lover. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors/dining room/4 steps to kitchen with Velux and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine in owner’s utility on request. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Access to owner’s 1-acre garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • Apartment At No 3

    Spean Bridge near Fort William

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    Ref: CC511199
    This pretty ground floor apartment provides an ideal retreat for two in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Apartment At No 3 is a faultlessly presented ground floor apartment which adjoins the owner’s architect-designed house. With its own access and separate, secluded, patio garden it provides a wonderful place for couples to unwind and enjoy this superb area known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.  The main living area is open plan, with large deep leather sofa, dining area and small kitchen, all superbly presented. The good-sized bedroom is warm and welcoming, with colour-coordinated soft furnishings and there is a bright, modern shower-room off. Apartment At No 3 lies just outside the village of Spean Bridge and only 10 miles from Fort William.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all at ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge / Dining / Kitchen:
    Lounge area: with feature electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Dining area: with dining furniture for two; French doors open onto a charming, secluded garden
    Kitchen area: with electric  hob,combination  microwave/ oven / grill, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washing machine, small but well equipped kitchen area
    Bedroom: with double bed and en-suite facilities comprising enclosed shower, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Use of owner’s freezer available.Garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Off-road parking for one car.

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  • Fingask Log Cabin

    Glenfarg

    Grade
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    Ref: S4394

    These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views. Affording every luxury, this eco holiday destination features new ground source heating and water, and a weather compensated system using wind turbine that generates electricity. The meadows of its farm setting encourage wildlife, and wonderful walks from the door can take in a viewpoint to the Ochil Hills and Lomond Hills of Fife. In the perfect location to enjoy a wealth of activities and places of interest around central Scotland including Perth - home to fine city and leisure facilities, Scone Palace, 10 miles, Falkland Palace (NTS), 7 miles and Edinburgh Castle, Stirling and beaches at St Andrews, approximately 25 miles. Golf, cycling, gliding, riding and fishing are all nearby. Glenfarg, a historic village offering a shop and excellent hotel restaurant, is 0.75 mile and there are five local produce farm shops within 10 minutes’ drive.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen and French doors. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom. Sauna room. Bathroom with double jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    Central heating included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity (from wind turbine), bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Decked area and patio with furniture. Shared garden. Barbecue. Parking. Hot tub. Sauna. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. No babies or children. NB: Approx 50 yards between each log cabin.

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  • West Lodge Cally Estate

    Gatehouse of Fleet

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    Ref: UPM

    Watching over the gates of 500-acre Cally Estate (now a private hotel), character-filled West Lodge stands alone with its own small garden. Beautifully furnished in keeping with its age, it is just 2 miles from Solway’s quiet beaches and villages. An unspoilt area perfect for walking, golf (6 miles) and enjoying peaceful gardens, there is much to see and do. Lake fishing 2 miles and sea fishing 5 miles. Riding 5 miles. Pubs ½ mile.

    Small living room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor. Small library/dining room with wooden floor. Small modern fitted kitchen with TV. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with canopy bed and TV/video and DVD. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV/DVD
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Broadband connection
    • Small, enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • Apple Cottage

    Forgandenny

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    Ref: SXXB

    This delightful, single-storey holiday cottage (once an apple store) enjoys a tranquil location on a small private estate between the River Earn and the Ochil Hills - a stunning part of Scotland. This romantic cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard - ideal for a holiday, short break or a honeymoon. Amble down to the river to fish, back for a game of tennis or stroll through the gardens. Dating from 1657, the Rossie Estate is home to magnificent trees and beautiful gardens which are open under Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Perth, 7 miles, offers cultural diversions; golf at Gleneagles is just 15 minutes and St Andrews 1 hour. Explore the beaches and villages of east coast Fife or head for a day in the Highlands. Edinburgh or Glasgow, 1 hour. Shop 200 yards, pub 4 miles.

    Living room with elec coal-effect fire. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Shared grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared AstroTurf tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Poplar

    Lerags, nr. Oban

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    Ref: 30905

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • The Granary

    Monkstadt, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W40503

    Historical base

    Monkstadt became the seat of the Clan Macdonald in 1730 when they abandoned Duntulm Castle. Nearby are servants’ houses and a steading which includes a granary stable, cartshed and a mill with horse walk. Monkstadt has played a romantic role in highland history. The stables and Granary have been sympathetically converted into first class holiday accommodation. This single storey corner apartment, accessed via a 1 mile track, is ideal for exploring the mysterious Isle of Skye. Flora Macdonalds monument and ruined Duntulm Castle are nearby. The Quirang and Old Man of Storr encourage walkers and climbers whilst the beauty, wildlife and various outdoor pursuits appeal to all groups. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    17 steps to entrance. All on one level: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Garden furniture. Parking (1 car). No children.

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