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Traditional 3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 6. 18 Golf Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside.

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View from the patio area.  Bifold doors open for al fresco dining. Fully enclosed garden and patio.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Set in Royal Deeside, this cottage is in the centre of town and has stunning views from the upstairs bedrooms. A traditionally built granite home with modern facilities including fridge, freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. Bright and welcoming, you will feel at home whether you are here for walking, golf, hill climbing or touring. One of the many walks you can do is a walk around the golf course with the Royal Dee on your left and the beautiful golf course on the right with views of Craigendarroch Hill. It takes about 40 mins and the views are breathtaking! Cambus O'May (nearby) has many beautiful country walks too. In the lounge there is a log fire and views to a large patio area for al fresco dining.An open dining and kitchen leads from the lounge making it open and spacious. Wifi, ...Set in Royal Deeside, this cottage is in the centre of town and has stunning views from the upstairs bedrooms. A traditionally built granite home with modern facilities including fridge, freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. Bright and welcoming, you will feel at home whether you are here for walking, golf, hill climbing or touring. One of the many walks you can do is a walk around the golf course with the Royal Dee on your left and the beautiful golf course on the right with views of Craigendarroch Hill. It takes about 40 mins and the views are breathtaking! Cambus O'May (nearby) has many beautiful country walks too. In the lounge there is a log fire and views to a large patio area for al fresco dining.An open dining and kitchen leads from the lounge making it open and spacious. Wifi, ipod dock, flat screen t.v., blueray player available for your convenience. Shops and restaurants nearby. Close to Balmoral Castle & Braemar. Tennis and golf only 5 mins walk. There is a secure garden with large patio area with table chairs and bbq. Minimum rental 7 nights. Check in on Saturday 4pm, guests are asked to leave by 10am the following Saturday. No smoking and pets, sorry.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Susan K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Just returned from another great week in this lovely home from home cottage in Ballater. We liked everything about the place, its location with everything within a 5 minute walk, spacious bedrooms and a great outdoors area. I would recommend the Cambus O'May walk (...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Graham M
Management response:Responded August 20, 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Reviewed June 17, 2016

We arrived Saturday evening in time to participate in the celebration for the queen's birthday, perfect timing! The celebration was taking place right across the road in the church green. Bagpipes were excellent! We've enjoyed being so close to everything in town. The bakery is...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Linda M
Management response:Responded June 18, 2016

Thank you for your kind comments.

Reviewed August 17, 2015

18 Golf Road is a fantastic and lovely presented cottage from which to explore Ballater and Royal Deeside. From the moment we entered the door we were wowed by the 3 spacious bedrooms, living room and kitchen area, not to mention the outdoor eating area....More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Graham M
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fished for a week on the Dee in August. Ballater is a fantastic town and 18 Golf Road is perfectly situated for all the necessary amenities(including the fabulous butchers!) and the great outdoors. The cottage is beautifully presented, decorated and equipped with everything you will...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank brianrB440RO
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fantastic place to stay 😍 Cottage is beautifully decorated, very spacious, loads of mod cons & equipment, clean & tidy, garden is great too very nice for sitting out in the sun, central location ideal for going to visit shops & restaurants. Couldn't have asked...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a beautiful place, convenient for all Ballater amenities, opposite an excellent Indian Restaurant, next door to the famous Balmoral Bakers and 3 doors from the new Co-op superstore. Don't be deceived by the external pictures, its a large property with 3 good and...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Petertheclaret
Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed for a week at the end of May. This cottage was a great base, had all you could need. Exceptionally clean and lovely homely feel. We would definitely come back. Ballater has lots of good places to eat out all within walking distance...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Clair S
Management response:Responded June 3, 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to ensure our guests feel at home when they stay at the cottage.

Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed in the cottage the week after Christmas for Hogmanay. The cottage is lovely and very well looked after. Although situated just off the village square it was very peaceful and yet handy for the local shops and nearby walks. The open plan lounge/dining...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Pamela C
Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wonderful cottage – so much so that I hesitate to recommend it in case it's booked up next time I want it! It's ideally placed near the centre of town, and many lovely walks are possible from the front door. The layout...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank tim2207
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have holidayed in wonderful Ballater for over 20 years and this has been by far the most comfortable and nicest house we have rented. The owners have put an enormous amount of thought into the detail and we greatly appreciated it. The house is...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Bosker
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Ballater has been in the news over the last few years due to Storm Frank. A huge devastating flood in December 2015. St.Kilda (this cottage) was very lucky and suffered no damage. The town of Ballater has come back with a vengeance! More improved shops, cafes and restaurants have appeared. The people are lovely and welcoming. Golf club, bowling green and tennis courts are 5 minutes away. Walks without driving include Craigendarroch Hill and a lovely walk around the River Dee and golf course (about 40 minutes). A short drive to Cambus o Mey for some trail walks, a full circular walk lasts around 50 minutes. There are three different walks. A little further on (past the fishing lake) is Loch Kinord, a nature reserve with several trail walks.
Getting around
Around 40 miles from Aberdeen. Bus services from Aberdeen and Perth. Bus stop at Co-op in centre of town is only a few steps from cottage. Sometimes in the winter the snow gates are closed both Glenshee and Cairn o Mount so you have to go the snail route through Stonehaven. An extra 20 minutes to your journey, can’t be helped I’m afraid.
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