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Victoria Cottage, Ballater - Sleeps 2

These tastefully converted holiday cottages overlook the stunning Dee Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Each with their own character, they are ideally situated for exploring the north east of Scotla...

These tastefully converted holiday cottages overlook the stunning Dee Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Each with their own character, they are ideally situated for exploring the north east of Scotland. Victoria Cottage (Ref: RCHN152) is so named because of its association with Queen Victoria as the place where she first met John Brown; Byron (ref: RCHN150), because this was where the poet is said to have written ’Fair Morven’ and finally Fir Tree (ref: RCHN151), due to the planting of said tree next to the cottage. All are warm and comfortable and benefit from fine views to the front.
Aberdeenshire is a wonderful area to explore and has everything an outdoor enthusiast could wish for such as golf, horse riding, fishing, gliding, cycling and some fantastic walking in the Cairngorms. With complimentary tickets for all the National Trust properties, the National Park offers something for every visitor and covers mountains, moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs, glens and castles.
Ballater itself is a lovely village situated close to Balmoral and its famous castle. A short drive away is Lochnagar Distillery which is well worth a visit. If visiting in winter, try skiing at nearby Glenshee and Lecht ski areas. Excellent location and facilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All properties: Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area. No smoking. No children.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. 2 steps up to kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

CD. Parking (2 cars).

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Customer Reviews of Victoria Cottage, Ballater - Sleeps 2

1st comment: Beautiful cottage. Excellent value for money. Quiet location, we really enjoyed our week here. The photos do not do it justice. This cottage is a hidden gem in a fantastic area with Ballater and mountains in easy reach. This is the first time we’ve been to the area, we will be back and we will be staying here again. Very happy, and the welcome pack the owner left was a wonderful touch. Aug 2011.

2nd comment: Accommodation was great. Owner very helpful, Everything there that you need for a holiday. July 2011.

3rd comment: Comfortable, spacious rooms which make you feel relaxed as soon as you enter the property. March 2011.

4th comment: We had an amazing stay at Victoria Cottage. Waking up to such a picturesque view every morning was simply fantasic!! We couldnt have asked for a better base for our weekend away :). March 2011.

5th comment: Clean, well furnished, comfortable, extras like, jug saws, books, leaflers on things to see and do in the area, a welcome basket and a warm and friendly welcome from our host explaining where everything was. Nothing was too much trouble. July 2010.

6th comment: Compact, well equipped. Oct 2009.

7th comment: Very comfortable with every convenience provided, even down to the milk and other goodies left for me. Oct 2009.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: RCHN152
  • HMG Ref: 1108883
  • Number of Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps Suit: 2
  • Features: Nearby Pub
  • Facilities: TV, DVD player, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave
  • Location Features: Village
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 0
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