From $134 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Full of character and charm, Tomidhu is a modernised traditional farmhouse providing accommodation for 6-8 people. It is located in the hamlet of Crathie less than one mile from Balmoral Castle and on the doorstep to a wealth of outdoor activities in the Cairngorms national park. The cottage is set within a fenced garden with it's own parking and has beautiful open views from all rooms. The living rooms are fitted with wood burning stoves making this a cosy home at all times of the year.
Tomidhu farmhouse is located at the edge of the village of Crathie in the eastern Cairngorm National Park in the heart of Royal Deeside. Crathie is...Read more
Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Within the immediate vicinity of Crathie, Balmoral Castle is a popular destination for tourists passing through the area. The Lochnagar distillery is also located here and can be visited for a tour of the facility or just to try a quick dram at the bar. There are many other castles and distilleries within a short drive of the property.
Ballater is an old town which has retained much of its charm as it has avoided the extensive development so prevalent in the towns to the north of the park. There are numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and shops serving the local population and the busy tourist industry which reaches it’s peak during the summer months.
Braemar is considerably smaller but is still popular with tourists due to it’s enduring architecture and spectacular location in the remote central Cairngorms. Braemar castle and Invercauld castle can be visited at selected times and there are hotels, coffee shops, an art gallery and a tourist information centre.
Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. For walkers, the Munro of Lochnagar with it’s high northern corries so popular with climbers, lies immediately to the south across the river Dee. To the north Ben Avon and the surrounding wilderness offers plenty of opportunity for exploration right out the back door. The central Cairngorms can be accessed on foot or mountain bike by selecting an appropriate entry point within a short drive.
For mountain bikers, Invercauld estate, Mar estate, and Balmoral estate all contain a network of paths and tracks that afford an opportunity to explore the area on two wheels.
Those wishing to spend some time fishing could try their skills pursuing salmon on the river Dee on the local beats operated by the local estate offices. In addition there is trout fishing available on Invercauld estate, in Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate and at Tullich Loch just outside Ballater. Coarse fishing is available at Loch Kinord and Aboyne Loch
The local golf courses in the area are Balmoral, Braemar, Ballater, Tarland and Aboyne.
Weather conditions can be challenging at all times of the year but this is especially true during the winter months when the high mountains are invariably covered with a blanket of snow. Sixteen miles south west lies the Glenshee ski area which is located at a high level to the south above Braemar. It has extensive slopes, three café/restaurants, a small shop and a sizeable ski hire facility. The Lecht ski centre is 10 miles to the north on the A939. The slopes are lower, generally less challenging and it also has a café and ski hire available.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Skiing: property is in a ski resort, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Fishing nearby
Nearest beach: Aberdeen, 50 miles
Nearest shops, 6 miles
Nearest train station: Aberdeen, 50 miles
Nearest ferry port: Aberdeen, 50 miles
Nearest airport: Aberdeen, 50 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on July 25, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $170
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Local Guides/Maps
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no