Gairnlea Cottage Ballater, Aberdeen City and Shire
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From: €450 weekly 2
Holiday home Gairnlea Cottage is a semi-detached annexe resting in Ballater in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Hosting one double bedroom, along with shower room, this property can sleep up to two guests. There is a kitchen and a living/dining room with a woodburning stove. To the outside, there is a shared enclosed garden with lawn and seating, and a private shed with bike storage, whilst roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. Gairnlea Cottage offers a romantic escape to the Cairngorms National Park .
Accomodation Details All-ground-floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with large enclosed shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC. Kitchen. Living/dining room with woodburning stove
Area Ballater is a quiet village in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, home to a selection of local shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs and a village green, whilst the River Dee flows by. Nearby attractions include Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, and the Royal Lochnagar Distillery. The vibrant towns of Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey are accessible, as well as the exciting port city of Aberdeen, making Ballater the perfect base for a tranquil resting spot.
Amenities Oil central heating and woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. Shared front garden with lawn and patio with seating, and a private shed with bike storage. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 0.3 miles
This cottage is situated within walking distace of shops pubs and an excellent tourist information centre. My wife and I spent an idlylic week in this beautifuly appointed cottage. It was blisfully quiet. The furniture, fixtures and fittings are of the highset quality. The way in which the space has been used is "magic". It seems as if no expence has been spared in providing a top-quality experience.
It was a lovely touch that after a day or so, the owners emailed, to make sure we had everyting we needed. We would heartily recommend a stay there, to enjoy the cottage itself as well as the wonderful surroundings.
P.S. the property is attached to a house which lets out to parties of 4, by the same owners, This, in no way does this detract from the experience of staying there. It is fitted out with the same degree of care and attention to detail.
We had a very enjoyable one week stay in Gairnlea cottage. It is a cosy, well appointed cottage in a very quiet location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It is within easy walking distance of the excellent shops and restaurants in Ballater. Tourist information also very friendly and helpful. We loved the Dee valley with many local walks as well as nearby Loch Muick, Linn of Dee and Balmoral. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends
I was impressed with how clean and Covid safe the house was presented. It is small, but adequate for two people. The heating is included, but the weather was warm and not needed. It is adequately equipped and the owners contacted to see if we needed any other help. It is near the centre of Ballater and also well located for starting walks. The owners note that Ballater is a small and friendly community and we found this so, with people always wishing you 'good day' as you passed. We had a lovely week there.
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