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Thimble Cottage, Ballater, Royal Deeside


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Thimble cottage is a delightful, three bedroom, detached house in Ballater, furnished to a very high standard and situated within this quaint village on the banks of the River Dee. It is set in the heart of Royal Deeside, within the Cairngorm National Park, some 40 miles inland from Aberdeen.

The village of Ballater is centred around the village green, dominated by Glenmuick Parish Church built around 1874. It has an excellent tourist information centre which is housed in the Old Railway Station along with the museum dedicated to Queen Victoria. The village has all the amenities required when on a self-catering holiday, with a good selection of shops, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs to satisfy most budgets, and many businesses proudly display their Royal Warrants. You can hire a bike, play tennis and also pitch and putt. Ballater is very community orientated, almost a step back in time where even today �5.00 can gain you entrance to the local hall for an evening of traditional music, which also possibly includes �stovies� and a cup of tea.

From the village it is possible to walk the old Deeside railway line from Ballater to Dinnet, passing the picturesque suspension bridge at the Cambus of May. Within a 30 miles radius one can visit many of the small castles, Drum, Craigievar, Crathes to name a few. Also close by is the Scottish home of the Royal family, Balmoral Castle with its beautiful grounds and visitor centre.

For the golfer there are some wonderful courses along Royal Deeside including Braemar, Ballater, Aboyne and Banchory. For the skier there is a choice of Glenshee and the Lecht, both within about 45 minutes. If you are a runner you will be able to run in the most beautiful surroundings for mile after mile. There are also some great attractions for children including Deeside Activity Park for a fun day out for all the family.

Throughout the summer months numerous Highland Games take place, culminating at the Braemar Gathering in September an event not to be missed. Not only will you have the chance to spot members of the Royal family but you can enjoy some superb pipe bands, Scottish dancing and the traditional heavy throwing events including tossing the caber.

Come and enjoy your holiday, experience the laid back way of life and the community spirit in this beautiful part of Scotland.

  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 with bath and separate shower cabinet, 1 ensuite shower room)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Double oven and microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wide screen TV, DVD, CD stereo
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Cot and high chair available
  • French doors opening out onto patio
  • Fully enclosed rear garden
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Situated in the village of Ballater
  • Aberdeen airport - 1 hour drive
  • Village shops - 10 minute walk
  • Excellent restaurants and pubs
  • Golf courses - Ballater, Braemar, Aboyne and Banchory
  • Fishing on the River Dee
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Shooting and stalking
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Highland Games
  • Sorry, no pets

This lovely, modern, detached cottage, with its large, enclosed back garden and patio area, provides very comfortable accommodation for 6.

The bright, comfy sitting room is the perfect place to relax after a day's sightseeing. It has a wide screen television, DVD and stereo. The dining room has French doors which open onto the patio and a fully enclosed rear garden - there is plenty of garden furniture and a barbeque too.

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave - and the cupboards are stocked with everything you would need to feel you are in a home from home.

The house sleeps 6 people. There is a master bedroom with a double bed and an attractive en-suite shower room, and two further bedrooms (one double, one twin) all with ample wardrobe space and beautifully furnished. The family bathroom is modern and has a bath with a separate shower cabinet.

Thimble Cottage is on the outskirts of Ballater on the A93 Ballater to Braemar road. If you require directions when booking the owner will be only too glad to give you full location directions.

What's included:
All bed linen and towels are provided. Heating and electricity are included in the rental price.

Cost and availability of cottage
The house is rented out year round.

Rental periods are Saturday to Saturday, arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. When possible every effort will be made to accommodate other times.

To book this modern, detached, self catering cottage in Ballater, click the enquiry button below and see availability.

Thimble Cottage, 10 Lochnagar Way, Ballater, Deeside, Scotland, AB35 5PB

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