A spacious and very well-equipped traditional stone house, sitting in a woodland area on Mar Estate at Inverey. Offering Magnificent views across the Upper Dee Valley to Ben Macdui, the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, here you will find mountain activities which have made this part of the Highlands a famous tourist area. It is an ideal area for those who simply wish to wander through idyllic scenery and perhaps see a glimpse of an osprey, golden eagle or capercailzie.
Braemar village nestling amongst heather covered hills, is the setting for the annual Highland Gathering, also Braemar Castle with its barrel-vaulted ceilings, underground prison and central tower with spiral staircase, has much historical interest. The area abounds with castles, including Balmoral, the Scottish baronial mansion which has been a royal residence since 1852. The Royal Family traditionally spend their summer holidays here, and the grounds are ideal for walking and pony trekking. Dunnottar Castle is one of Scotland’s finest ruined castles, a huge 9th-century fortress set on a three-sided sheer cliff jutting into the sea, with dramatic views out to the crashing sea.
For family entertainment, pay a visit to the Archaeolink Prehistory Park, which gives an insight into the area’s Pictish heritage. The park includes a reconstructed Iron Age Farm, a hillside archaeological site and lively audio-visual displays designed to bring prehistory to life. Also well worth a visit is the Cairngorm Whisky Centre in Tomintoul (1 hour), with its tasting room offering more than 1,000 brands of whisky.
There is extensive hill walking and challenging mountain climbing opportunities from the door and in the winter months if sufficient snow good skiing at Glenshee (20 mins). For those who do not wish to climb the mountains but still want to see the awe inspiring views, take the chairlift at Glenshee to the observation point a short distance from the top of the Cairnwell mountain. Braemar golf course (18 holes) is a gem. Fishing on the River Dee (for information see caretaker). Roe and red deer are present and stalking can be arranged (in advance) through the Estate. Shop and pub 4 miles.
Living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/dining room. Utility. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Three twin bedrooms, one with en-suite toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
- Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
- Elec, full NSH, bed linen and towels inc
- Sitting-out area with furniture
Customer Reviews of The Knock, nr Braemar - Sleeps 8
1st comment: Fantastic house for doing Munros 2 mile cycle to Linn of Dee. Very comfortable house, lots of toilets and showers for everyone and lovely large well equipped kitchen. Wood for fire, perfect. June 2012.
2nd comment: Beautiful location, very peaceful and relaxing. Oct 2011.
3rd comment: The extra toilets and shower were very useful. July 2011.
4th comment: A fabulous house in a beautiful setting. Loads of space for two family’s of four and really well equipped. Big bedrooms and adequate bath and shower facilities. May 2011.
5th comment: Have stayed at this property & others on Mar Estate many times. There is always a welcoming delightful atmosphere. Surroundings are wonderful with stunning views. Locals are very friendly and helpful, we can thoroughly recommend! Dec 2010.
6th comment: The cottage exceeded our expectations and we found it clean, warm and welcoming. Oct 2010.
7th comment: This was the 4th holiday spent in this cottage, February each year. It never disappoints as the location is superb. The snow made it magical and even though we had to dig the cars out the Grandchildren were in paradise with their toboggans. Will probably return again. Feb 2010.
8th comment: Spacious and comfortable in wonderful surroundings. Sept 2009.
9th comment: The cottage was spotless and very comfortable. Sept 2009.
10th comment: Lovely house right in the middle of a hunting estate. Great access to the hills just by walking out the front door. Good size - right in the middle of the Mar Estate so we could walk directly up into the hills from the house. July 2009.
11th Comment We loved being in quite a remote area and yet only 4 miles to Braemar with all its facilities and entertainment. Plenty of space. Very unusual. Marvelous to look out at so much wildlife. July 2009.