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Ochil Cottage, nr Aboyne - Sleeps 4

This is a very comfortable, traditional, terraced cottage set in the heart of the attractive village of Tarland, which nestles at the centre of The Howe O’Cromar, close to the boundary of the Cairngo...

This is a very comfortable, traditional, terraced cottage set in the heart of the attractive village of Tarland, which nestles at the centre of The Howe O’Cromar, close to the boundary of the Cairngorms National Park. This natural hollow of land is on the eastern edge of the Grampian Mountains, between the Rivers Dee and Don is an area of exceptional beauty. Tarland has a selection of shops and pubs with more amenities available in the village of Aboyne (5 miles). In the summer, enjoy the Highland Games which are held in Aboyne and other villages throughout the region. Balmoral Castle is a short drive away with grounds. Shops, pubs and restaurants 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

Multi-fuel burners in living and dining room (initial fuel inc). Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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Customer Reviews of Ochil Cottage, nr Aboyne - Sleeps 4

1st comment: The cottage is very comfortable and very good value for money. It’s location in the village is convenient for two small shops and pubs. There are a number of local waymarked walks of varying lengths and degrees of fitness required . These are signposted from the square which is only yards from the cottage. (Leaflet in the cottage with full descriptions of walks). It’s a beautiful area with plenty to do and see. Bigger shops only 5 miles down the road in Aboyne for supplies. Highly recommended. Oct 2011.

2nd comment: Great cottage, excellent hosts, couldnt have been better. Sept 2011.

3rd comment: Cottage had everything we required for our stay. Owners are a very friendly couple. Local pub has good beeer and friendly customers although food prices are on the high side but good portions. Village has everything available. 2 major supermarkets within 15 miles selling fuel at reasonable prices. Aug 2011.

4th comment: We received a warm welcome at Ochill Cottage from its friendly owners. The location was excellent with lots of great walks for dogs and humans nearby, and superb scenery. The cottage itself was comfortable and well equipped. A special treat was the Tuesday night live music (fiddles and guitars) in the nearby Aberdeen Arms, great for music lovers! We also had a great day at Go Ape at Crathes Castle, Banchory and enjoyed the Highland Games in nearby Aboyne. July 2011.

5th comment: Great location for exploring the mountains and the coast. Excellent walking from the cottage. The cottage itself was very well equipped....everything we needed to make it home from home. Lovely and easy to use log burners. Small garden with table and chairs for the good weather! Comfortable beds. 2 minutes from pubs producing excellent meals and real ales. Helpful owners should you need anything. Welcome pack on arrival. June 2011.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: W42850
  • HMG Ref: 1109320
  • Property Type: Terraced Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 4
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Wood Burning Stove
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, DVD player, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Bike Store
  • Location Features: Village
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 2
  • Things to Do

    • Satrosphere Science Centre

      An interactive science museum located in Aberdeen, lots of things to learn.

    • Banchory Museum

      See Banchory Museum - the main town on the way to Royal Deeside from Aberdeen - and discover the history of Banchory and its most famous son, musician and composer, J. Scott Skinner, the "Strathspey King".

    Related Activities

    Local Pubs

    • Boat Inn Aboyne

      B&B with a natty line in craft beers and ales from local brewers in a boating themed bar. Food during the day

    Nearby Castle

    • Aboyne Castle

      Formerly derelict castle that was restored in 1979 by the Marquess of Huntly. The building was once more extensive but has been remodelled to class tower style castle.

    • Kildrummy Castle

      13th century castle in ruinous state that remains a fine example of the 13th century stronghold. Open to visitors

    • Drum Castle Gardens & Estate

      14th Century castle of the Irvine family and now National Trust. Wonderful gardens and you can visit inside the castle as well. One of Scotland's oldest tower house castles.

    • Corse Castle

      Z PLan 16th century castle from about 1581. Now ruinous. Visit with care

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