Set in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park is Balnoe Cottage, tucked away in a secluded spot down a private track between Braemar (8m) and Ballater (11.5m).
Plenty of authentic Highland character is evident throughout the cottage with the open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen having a stone feature fireplace and woodburning stove at its centre. There is a double bedroom and shower room downstairs and an en suite double bedroom and bathroom upstairs, as well as an unusual quadruple bedroom that children are sure to love. The enclosed garden is perfect for kids and pets to run around and play in.
You are very well-placed for trying some winter sports at the Glenshee ski resort (17m). When the resort first opened in the 1930s tractors were used to tow the skiers up the mountains but, thankfully, there are now 22 lifts that offer a rather smoother ride! Thrill seekers will love the purpose built Glenlivet mountain biking trails (29.5m) where the blue trail is ideal for beginners and the red trail challenges more experienced riders.