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Drumniall Cottage

Dinnet, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

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This 19th century cottage is in a great location from which to explore the surrounding scenery, with lochs, forests and mountains all nearby.

Step inside Drumniall Cottage and you will instantly find a haven of peace and tranquillity, especially as there is no TV. Crammed with lots of interesting hidden gems and subtle signs pointing to the vernacular heritage of the cottage, it is an absolute treasure trove of interesting artefacts and artworks. Particularly suited for couples, this detached cottage, next to the owner’s home and on a working farm, has been renovated to retain the early 19th century character of the cottage, yet incorporates everyday comforts. The very restful rooms are complemented by traditional furnishings, a very efficient wood burner in the living room and a plethora of books and other literature to immerse yourself in. Its south-facing aspect makes the most of stunning views over Royal Deeside, and its central location makes it an ideal base for enjoying the many activities and experiences available in the area.
Rich in historical sites, there are many to visit within close proximity, including Craigievar Castle, the ‘jewel’ of the famed Castles of Aberdeenshire, which is just minutes away. Nature lovers will not be disappointed, with many species of bird, including golden eagles, having been spotted near to the cottage, and deer herds in neighbouring Glentanar and Glenshee.
Royal Deeside is famed for the quality of its landscape and scenery, with farmland, forests, lochs, rivers, upland moors and high mountains. Walks of different type and length can be enjoyed from the cottage itself, whilst the famous Cairngorm Mountains are just a short car journey away. A striking view of Lochnagar, 3,800ft, is to be had from outside the cottage itself.
Balmoral, the Royal Family’s Highland home is just a few miles from Drumniall Cottage and many walks can be enjoyed on the estate itself throughout the year. The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve is a short drive from the cottage, whilst pony trekking, gliding, quad-riding, skiing (in season), fishing, shooting and golf are readily available nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2¾ miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, DVD player with monitor, iPod dock, wooden floor and vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and wooden floor.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen and shower room), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. 1½-acre landscaped grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    Druminall fulfilled all our hopes for a relaxing Christmas retreat in a beautiful setting. The weather was mild during our stay making walking and golf a pleasure. The cottage contains many interesting antiques, books and paintings and it is a cosy space in which to unwind. The owner, Paddy , ensures you have everything you need, including a welcome pack, mid week wine and all the local knowledge you could ask for.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2018
    A very well situated cottage for us as it's a bit in the middle of nowhere but near a main road. Very well equipped and a lovely welcome pack. Owner was very accommodating.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    We had a great break at the cottage. It is comfortable, well equipped and felt very comfortable. Paddy was very helpful and welcoming and we would not hesitate to return. Thanks.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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