Exterior | The Coyles Cottage, Ballater
Living room | The Coyles Cottage, Ballater
  • Cottage
  • Ballater
  • SBH

The Coyles Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 3

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Ground Floor Facilities

Offering ground floor facilities, this cottage is perfect for year round family breaks.

These two detached holiday properties are located in the heart of Ballater, within 100 yards of Ballater village green, restaurants, cafés, take-aways and shops, many of which feature the Royal ’By Appointment’ coats of arms. The Coyles (ref UK31466) is an impressive granite Victorian merchant’s house, with all the lovely high ceilings and details you would expect from a period property. Ideal for larger gatherings, whether enjoying a special birthday or a relaxing get together with friends, with plenty of living space and very good amenities throughout to ensure a memorable and convivial holiday. On two levels, it offers a high standard of comfort throughout and is a great choice at any time of the year. Built in 1888 using local granite, pitch pine and slate, it’s a true Victorian gem. It has its own enclosed garden and grounds, and enjoys lovely rural views to the south to Craig Coilleach. Quiet and secluded, the gardens are largely laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and several flower borders with a variety of shrubs. There is a handy shed for bike and kayak storage, and for outdoor entertainment there is a paved patio area, with outdoor seating and barbecue. The Coyles Cottage (ref SBH) has its own garden and grounds and is well equipped throughout with a lovely sunny conservatory, and benefits from triple glazing and central heating throughout, affording year-round comfort.
Ballater sits in the heart of majestic Royal Deeside and is also located in the Cairngorms National Park, making it one of Scotland’s most scenic visitor spots. It boasts cosy cafés, quality restaurants, excellent shopping and great links to outdoor adventure, including hiking, climbing and skiing. Golf can be played in the beautiful surroundings of the 18-hole Ballater golf club and fishing is available, with the appropriate permits, on the River Dee. Ballater has many links to the Royal family and historic castles nearby include Balmoral, Crathes and Craigievar. The Grampians offer wonderful hill walking and wildlife, and the surrounding area of Deeside is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Leisurely walks abound on the banks of the River Dee or within a few miles there’s great walking at Burn O Vat, Lochnagar and Loch Muick.
Deeside is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast with a wide and varied range of sporting activities. The area has excellent hill walking and on/off road cycling facilities and the ski centres at Aviemore, Glenshee and the Lecht are within a short travelling distance. For the sportsman, the River Dee is one of the most popular salmon rivers in Scotland and the River Don is famous for its trout. Deer stalking and grouse shooting can be arranged in the locality. Relatively central for interesting and varied days out, the city of Aberdeen can be reached in around an hour, with Dundee, Perth and Inverness all accessible within 2 hours’ drive through spectacular scenery. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 13 guests.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking. No smoking.


  • Customers' Choice 2020


Ground floor facilities

Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 3 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews


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Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Derby

  • Family


out of 10

A lovely cottage in a wonderful location. Close to the town which has plenty of amenities. The sun room in particular was a lovely place to sit in the evenings.

11 Aug 2022


  • Staffordshire

  • Couple


out of 10

The cottage is in a fantastic location, right in the centre of beautiful Ballater. It would benefit from a fresh makeover with decor and furnishings as was drab and dated. The owner did say they have a new kitchen planned so hopefully will improve it. We sat all the time in the lean to conservatory as the lounge was very dark and unwelcoming even on a sunny day. However the double bed was really comfortable and the bedding was immaculate. It was well equipped with everything we needed. We didn’t use the twin room. The small enclosed garden could be made lovely with a little tlc.

8 Aug 2022

  • Family


out of 10

Loved the cottage but the booking was quite expensive. Would absolutely book again though

11 Jul 2022

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