BIRCH COTTAGE, family friendly, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Crathie, Ref 4052
This luxurious detached cottage has four bedrooms and can sleep ten people just outside the village of Crathie close to Balmoral castle in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Birch Cottage is a fabulous holiday cottage close to Balmoral Castle in the Royal Deeside area of the Cairngorms, with a stunning glass wall which takes full advantage of the spectacular views from the garden onto Creag Namh Bahn. The cottage has four bedrooms, two twins and two ground floor doubles (one of which has an ensuite) which with the addition of a sofabed on the mezzanine makes it able to sleep ten people. There is a further family bathroom and ground floor toilet as well as a superb open plan living area which includes the fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with an open fire and doors to the patio. There is also a utility room with a drying room available. To the exterior of the cottage is an enclosed garden with patio areas and garden furniture with the addition of off road parking for five cars. Birch Cottage is a gorgeous holiday home fit for anyone wanting to visit this historical part of Northern Scotland.
Amenities: Oil central heating with gas fire and open fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, books/DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 5 cars. Enclosed garden with patio areas and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 5 miles. Note: Water supply is from a well, and is fully treated. Note: No stag/hen or similar.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: Crathie is located in the Cairngorms National Park at the heart of Royal Deeside. It is a favourite Scottish retreat of the Royal Family with Balmoral Castle less than a mile away whilst Queen Victoria's personal servant, John Brown, is buried in the graveyard in Crathie Church. The village of Crathie is one of the destinations on the Castle Trail, not only because of Balmoral but because of its close proximity to Abergeldie Castle. The Cairngorms National Park contains spectacular scenery, offering many opportunities for leisure activities and walks. The abundance of wildlife makes it a paradise for naturalists and birdwatchers. Nearby Braemar Golf Club is the highest 18-hole course in Scotland, and is split in two by the River Clunie.
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