Bydand holiday cottage is located in the much sought after village of Braemar which is set high in the Cairngorms National Park and is steeped in Scottish history. The area contains 24 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) with 3 being over 4,000ft. Braemar also boasts the highest 18 hole golf course in the UK and is ideally placed for skiing at the Glenshee Ski Centre.
Outdoor activities include hill walking, pony trekking, climbing, mountain biking, cycling, gliding, skiing, snow-boarding, golfing, putting or bowling. Field sports include stalking and shooting and brown trout and salmon fishing. The area is rich in wildlife and it is possible to see from the village itself deer, red squirrels and birds of prey including the mighty Golden Eagle.
Balmoral Castle, summer home of the royal family, is 15 minutes drive away and there are many more historic castles within a further 45 minutes. Every September the Braemar Gathering, which dates back to the 11th Century, is attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and is a wonderful spectacle. Braemar is ideally placed to visit other highland attractions, all within a day's return journey.
For those who, like Queen Victoria, look to relax and enjoy the scenery, Braemar offers the ideal holiday location in the peace and beauty of Aberdeenshire's Highland Parish.
- Sleeps - 6 (8 possible, see below)
- Bedrooms - 3 (2 king, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 3 en-suites, plus separate WC
- Washing machine/dryer
plus a pulley for drying outdoor clothes
- Wood-burning stove
- 18 inch TV/DVD with Freesat
in the twin and double bedrooms.
40 inch TV/DVD with Freesat HD in living room
- All TVs access available digital radio
- Cot and high chair available on request
- Enclosed front and rear gardens
- Garden furniture
- Sorry, no pets
- No smoking
- Braemar - 5 minute walk
- Ballater 17 miles
Aberdeen 59 miles, Perth 50 miles
- Nearest airport and station -
Aberdeen, 59 miles, 1 hour 15 mins drive
- Golf - highest 18 hole course in the UK
- Hillwalking, climbing
- Cycling, mountain biking
- Pony trekking
- Skiing, snowboarding
- Stalking and shooting
- Fishing - trout and salmon
- Gliding - 35 minute drive
- Putting, bowling
- Highland Games including Braemar Gathering
The house is an 'upside down' house and is designed to maximise the views of the surrounding hills. The property is beautifully maintained with recent redecoration throughout. There is a feature inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove in the upstairs living/dining room which has an oak floor with under-floor heating ensuring warm and cosy days and nights. The living room has comfortable leather sofas and chairs and the dining room includes an antique Indonesian teak dining table with seating for 10 guests.
The cottage is ideally designed for holiday letting in that each bedroom has an en-suite bath/shower room. The utility room provides the ideal facility for guests who have enjoyed the outdoors to dry boots and outer clothes overnight for their next adventure.
There are excellent entertainment facilities throughout the cottage provided through an 18" TV/DVD with Freesat in the twin and double bedrooms and a 40" TV/DVD with Freesat HD in living room. All TVs access available digital radio. The snug/porch provides a beautiful location for morning and evening drinks and makes the most of the great views and the sunshine, it is an ideal spot for planning the day's activities.
There is a safe garage for a single vehicle which has direct access to the utility room for ease of unloading baggage and shopping. There are enclosed front and rear gardens which are teaming with wildlife including red squirrels and woodpeckers. Beyond the rear garden are woodlands and from there it is easy to access many of the most popular area walks.
From Aberdeen: travel west for 57.2 miles on the A93 via Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater, Crathes and arrive in Braemar.
From Perth: travel north for 49.6 miles on the A93 via Blairgowrie and Glenshee and arrive in Braemar.
All bedding, sheets and towels are included, as is heating and electricity.
Cost and availability:
Can sleep 8 as there are two fold out beds available with prior agreement of the owner, depending upon the group demographics.
This self-catering cottage is rented out year round.
Change over day is usually Saturday, arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am.
Short breaks are welcome.
To book this fabulous self-catering cottage in Braemar, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.
direct to the owner
Bydand, Kindrochit Drive, Braemar, Aberdeenshire AB35 5YW Scotland