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Downie's Cottage

Braemar, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Shop nearby
Spa Facilities
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Quirky and unique accommodation, a perfect romantic retreat to explore the delights of Royal Deeside, including Balmoral castle
  • Full of lovingly restored original features with the emphasis on comfort
  • Enjoy walking across the beautiful Mar Lodge estate, visit the Royal Lochnagar Distillery and sample the fine malts
Property code: CA105

Gorgeously quaint and luxurious hideaway sitting amongst the heather-covered hills of Royal Deeside, perfect for a couple to enjoy a short break.

This Grade A-listed cottage could be your next romantic hideaway, just for you (and your furry third wheel of course), for a true experience of remote, magical Scotland. The traditional property has been lovingly restored to retain and modernise its stunning original features, and is set in 3 acres of gorgeous, rolling grounds in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

With the choice of sitting in an armchair next to the wood burner with your canine curled by your feet or lounging in the recessed snug with tartan cushions, you will love cosying up in the lounge. There is also a traditional country-cottage table and chairs to sit at whilst eating dinner.  The quirkiness continues in the kitchen with its traditional farmhouse sink sunk into bespoke, wooden units which sit alongside a large storage cupboard.  The bedroom's wooden panelling, cast-iron bedstead and traditional furniture hark back to bygone days, but the clean finish brings it back into the modern day.  In the bathroom, you can step into the contemporary  shower or soak in the unique, handcrafted wooden bath. Add to this, your own sauna to ensure you have a restful, restorative break. Plus, your dog will love the outdoor space around the cottage, with those 3 acres of enclosed grounds to sniff out.

The location of  this cottage is unrivalled. Sitting above Braemar in the midst of Cairngorms National Park, you're surrounded by nature and views across this dramatic part of Scotland. Grab the collar and lead and take your pup for an adventure in the park, discovering hills and glens. Jump in the car to visit scenic Loch Muick (28 miles), or for energetic pups, explore the dramatic foothills of Ben Macdui or Glenshee (9 miles).

The track up to the cottage is difficult, so a four-wheel-drive car is available for guests to use.

It should also be noted that a new house is being built  near the cottage during 2021

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Short breaks welcome
  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, hand basin and WC
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • TV
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Large walled garden with patio furniture and fire pit
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Shops and restaurants 1 mile
  • Ample parking
  • Please note; if you do not have a 4x4 vehicle to get up the track from the main road, then the owners can lend you one

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Hoegner July 2019

We loved this place. All the comforts of home -- and much more -- with a quaint settling and in seclusion. Braemar and Ballater both close and lovely. For food options, we really enjoyed the newly-renovated Fife Arms in Braemar. Great jumping off point to tour around and do Scotch tours. Jackie (the owner of the cottage) was fantastic. Couldn't sayRead more a bad thing about this place -- it was great. Hide

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