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Drumniall Cottage


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Dinnet, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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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, 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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2018
    Very cosy and welcoming cottage, not far from Ballater and Aboyne, and many other places on Royal Deesside. Set in lovely countryside, very peaceful. The cottage is beautifully furnished, and very much feels like a home from home. The owner welcomed us and happily advised on the facilities and things to do in the area. A very comprehensive welcome pack was provided. We will return for sure, and would happily recommend this cottage to others. It was just perfect for our short break of 3 days, but we would happily have stayed for a week

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    We had a wonderful time during our stay at Drumniall. The cottage is well laid-out and very comfortable, serving as the perfect base for whatever type of holiday you are looking for - whether that is lazing inside in front of the log fire, or trekking around the surrounding national park. The only con we could think of is that the 2nd bed is slightly hard and may not have been comfortable to sleep on, but we cannot comment having used the other bed. I can't think of anything else I would change for the cottage. Paddy was an excellent host and our trip wouldn't have been the same without his excellent service.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2018
    had a very relaxing time even with the weather as it was brilliant few's very comfortable with out doubt a place you will have a lot of memories paddy the owner was the perfect host who went that extra mile for me owing to the amout of snow i had there on my stay thank you paddy

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