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Bearberry Cottage

Ballater, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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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.

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, fishing, 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.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    Fabulous cottage in the heart of Ballater. Really well equipped with everything you need to have a great holiday. Many walks from the door in every direction. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Bearberry Cottage is second to none. When you take the cottage over it is immaculate thanks to a wonderful cleaner. There is ample room for everyone, including a baby and a dog, and is ideally located for the town. All bedrooms are well furnished with very comfortable beds, and the living and dining areas are very well furnished too. The kitchen is well equipped with just about everything you need and plenty of plates, glasses, mugs etc. to allow you to use the dishwasher without running out of crockery! We are definitely returning and would highly recommend the cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2018
    By far the best rental cottage we ever visit. Whenever we stay here it always makes us want to own it! Great layout and facilities. For a dog friendly home you would never know as it is so clean and fresh. Can't fault it. Very good communication from the owner.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/11/2018
    Brilliant cottage, loads of nice touches and very cosy. Plenty of games and DVDs for wet weather too. The wood fire is great for the winter. Lovely big kitchen and en suite bathroom in the main bedroom. Couldn't recommend it enough.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    Another excellent holiday in this very comfortable and impeccably prepared house

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    We have had so many wonderful holidays at the fabulous Bearberry and intend to have many more. It’s always been immaculate but welcoming and the feeling of being so relaxed and at home means we never want to leave. So well equipped, it has everything you could need regardless of the weather. The love and care the owners and care taker have of the cottage is evident and we can’t thank you enough for letting us borrow such a lovely cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    We enjoyed a lovely break here. The Cottage is very comfortable, well-equipped and home from home. Ballater is a favourite place of ours and finding this cottage made it perfect for us. We’ll definitely be back!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    We’ve just had our second holiday at Bearberry cottage and it was our best holiday ever. Bearberry cottage is so gorgeous that I could just move in tomorrow. I don’t feel as relaxed anywhere else in the world as I do here. I’m even more relaxed here than I am at home! Our little feline was totally chilled out too! Every thing you could possibly need is already here. Excellent DVD and book libraries. Games galore for all ages and local area information that could keep you busy forever. Bird watching, squirrel spotting and admiring the mighty Craigendarroch from the comfort of the patio in the delightful garden. I’m sure it’s somewhere that everyone can fall in love with. I know I have. I can’t wait to return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Excellent week again. Great location for mountain biking. Only a short walk to the village which has everything you can need. The house is equipped with everything you can want for a self catering and comfortable stay

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Our family of five (and dog) had a fantastic week staying at Bearberry Cottage. The house is very well equipped throughout, from kitchen equipment to a huge library of DVDs and books. The enclosed garden was perfect for our toddler and dog. The beds are extremely comfortable too! The location within Ballater is perfect with Craigendarroch Hill on the doorstep and just a few minutes walk to the village green and shops. Highly recommend!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Fantastic cottage with everything you could need. Ideal location - peaceful and close to the amenities and walks. I’d stay here again and again and again...

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. It was spotlessly clean, and is extremely well equipped with good quality furniture and fittings. Will definitely return!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    We stayed at Bearberry for the third successive year and have booked for next year. Although only 2 of us used this 3 bedroom cottage it was just what we needed. It is kept impeccably, it is in a location which allows walking over a wide area, it is close to several golf courses and the visitor amenities in Ballater are very good. We rate this as the best self catering cottage we have used and are happy to score this 10 out of 10.

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