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Former Royal Balmoral Estate cottage, extended & refurbished,child/pet friendly.

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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
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We joined Tripadvisor recently, but are well-established on other sites, with many excellent reviews. Ballater is a pretty Royal Deeside village with shops, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket. Originally owned by the Balmoral Estate, the 19th century 1 Knocks Cottages is at Birkhall, just1.5 miles out of Ballater on the quiet road towards Balmoral castle and Braemar. It is newly refurbished and extended with ample private parking, large secure shed, large private garden, central heating. There are 3 en-suite bedrooms - all with TVs. One has a double bed, one a kingsize and one super kingsize bed that can be made up into 2 twin beds There is also a cot/crib for a child up to 3 years old. We could provide a futon for another adult in the largest bedroom at an additional cost of £30 per nig...We joined Tripadvisor recently, but are well-established on other sites, with many excellent reviews. Ballater is a pretty Royal Deeside village with shops, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket. Originally owned by the Balmoral Estate, the 19th century 1 Knocks Cottages is at Birkhall, just1.5 miles out of Ballater on the quiet road towards Balmoral castle and Braemar. It is newly refurbished and extended with ample private parking, large secure shed, large private garden, central heating. There are 3 en-suite bedrooms - all with TVs. One has a double bed, one a kingsize and one super kingsize bed that can be made up into 2 twin beds There is also a cot/crib for a child up to 3 years old. We could provide a futon for another adult in the largest bedroom at an additional cost of £30 per night.There is a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a dining room that seats 6, a cloakroom , a utility room and good Wi-Fi reception. The location is perfect for walking, cycling ( there are cycle hire shops in Ballater), golf, skiing and salmon fishing(by appointment). Everyone welcome, including children and dogs.More
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About the Owner
Ann C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2018
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The cottage is entirely available for the private use of guests. But I live only 20 mins away and can be contacted on my mobile to answer any questions or to visit if needed.
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Reviewed 11 May 2019

Four of us were lucky enough to spend a wonderful week in this delightful, peaceful, well maintained cottage.with a beautfful garden Every detail, internal and external here, has been thought through with great care to ensure the comfort of, and pleasure for guests. Throughout, the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Tony H
Departure25432322858, VR Owner at Former Royal Balmoral Estate cottage, extended & refurbished,child/pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

I'm absolutely delighted all four of you enjoyed your stay so much. This area is a dream for cyclists You were the perfect guests and will be warmly welcomed back at any time. Ann

Reviewed 25 April 2019

A beautifully presented cottage in a peaceful setting with a fully equipped kitchen. A perfect base to explore Deeside. The weather played ball as well so we ate outside by the fire one evening enjoying the well tended garden.

Date of stay: April 2019
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Departure25432322858, VR Owner at Former Royal Balmoral Estate cottage, extended & refurbished,child/pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Robyn and her family were wonderful guests and fully deserved the unseasonably warm and sunny weather. That's the first time the chiminea and/or the BBQ has been put into use this year, but it won't be the last. Ann

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Reviewed 22 March 2019

Beautiful cottage very recently renovated and providing accommodation which makes your stay just wonderful. Situated in a very peaceful area just outside the village. The house is really thoughtfully built with ensuite rooms plus downstairs loo. The movement round the accommodation is really well thought...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank 561elainew
Departure25432322858, VR Owner at Former Royal Balmoral Estate cottage, extended & refurbished,child/pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

I'm delighted that Elaine and her family enjoyed their stay so much and that the cottage meets with her full approval. Ann

Reviewed 25 February 2019

Booked cottage for a yearly get together with friends. We were all delighted with the cottage, it is beautifully decorated throughout. The attention to detail is first class, so well equipped and spotless from top to bottom. Don't look further, just book it and take...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank RichtAberdeenshire
Departure25432322858, VR Owner at Former Royal Balmoral Estate cottage, extended & refurbished,child/pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

So good to hear this Lorna - and you were all perfect guests, so you'll be warmly welcomed back at any time. Ann

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Only 1.5 miles from the pretty village of Ballater with all its amenities, the cottage is in a quiet location. It is only 6 miles from Balmoral castle and grounds.A further 8 miles on is beautiful Braemar. Glenshee ski resort and The Lecht ski centre are both only about 35 mins away..Close at hand, there are endless choices for walks and cycle rides - through woods, along Glen Muick or by the River Dee.
Getting around
A car is recommended but cycles can be hired from 2 places in Ballater. Regular buses run from there either to Braemar or towards Aberdeen, going through the Royal Deeside villages like Aboyne and Banchory. Several local taxi firms operate from Ballater and the distance to the cottage is only 1.5 miles..
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