Many guests return year after year to highly regarded Bearberry Cottage, popular all year round as an ideal base for everything this wonderful area has to offer. It features a secluded enclosed sunny rear garden, backing onto woodland, with garden furniture and barbecue. A tranquil location for watching the red squirrels which visit frequently. The cottage also makes a cosy winter retreat with full oil fired central heating, a wood burner in the sitting room and triple glazing throughout.
Situated in a peaceful residential location, within a short distance of the village centre, with its variety of independent shops, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Also within walking distance of the renowned River Dee and Ballater’s scenic 18 hole golf course. The surrounding area offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities, for all ages, including hiking, biking, climbing, skiing and fishing.
Bearberry Cottage is available for weekly lets, commencing on a Friday. It provides spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests plus an infant and one well-behaved dog.
Accommodation, all on one floor, comprises:
Large sitting room: With leather sofas, wood burner, 50” HD Smart TV and DVD player.
Spacious kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and 43” HD Smart TV.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer. Ample space for coats and boots.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Spacious bathroom: With bath, large shower cubicle and toilet.
The cottage features:
Full oil-fired central heating
Wood burner in the sitting room (all logs supplied)
Triple glazing throughout
Large well equipped kitchen
Secluded sunny enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue
Bike and ski store
Private parking for 3 cars
Travel cot and high chair
Huge selection of books, games and DVDs
All bed linen and towels included
One dog only (no extra charge)
Visit Scotland ‘Good to Go’ accreditation for Covid 19 cleaning and other precautionary measures.
Please note: Couples and family bookings only.
Ballater is a picturesque Victorian village, sitting on the banks of the River Dee, within the Cairngorms National Park. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops, pubs and takeaways to suit all tastes and budgets. Shops include a butcher, baker, supermarket (open 7am - 11pm), delicatessen, clothing and gift shops, many of which feature the Royal “By Appointment” coat of arms reflecting the area’s many links to the Royal Family. The historic Old Royal Station, recently refurbished, now houses a tourist information office, gift shop and cafe. There is an 18 hole golf course with magnificent views of the surrounding hills, tennis courts, putting green and bowling club.
Ballater is an excellent base from which to explore Royal Deeside, the Eastern Cairngorms and this wonderful area’s rich heritage. There are a number of historic castles nearby including Balmoral Castle and Estate (8 miles), Crathes, Braemar and Craigievar Castles. Queen Victoria purchased Balmoral Estate in 1848 and royal connections with Ballater continue to this day. Members of the Royal Family are regular visitors, including the Queen, who holidays at Balmoral for 3 months each summer.
Ballater and the glorious river and mountain landscape of the surrounding area, offer a wide range of summer and winter activities to suit all ages. A haven for walkers, there are numerous forest, riverside and loch-side trails to more challenging hill and mountain climbs. You will find plenty of maps and guide books in Bearberry Cottage. The River Dee is one of the most popular salmon rivers in Scotland and the nearby River Don is famous for its trout. There is wildlife in abundance, including red deer, golden eagles, red squirrels, ospreys in summer, pine marten, otters and mountain hares. Ballater is on the 90 mile Snow Roads Scenic Route which offers drivers and bikers the opportunity to explore this wild and beautiful highland countryside. Cyclists, including families, may enjoy the safe and gentle terrain of The Deeside Way, an off-road track which runs for 41 miles along the route of the old railway from Ballater to Aberdeen. Other activities include gliding at nearby Aboyne, skiing at Glenshee and The Lecht, pony trekking, and further opportunities for golf at the numerous courses just a short drive away. The “Granite City” of Aberdeen, 40 miles, provides more cultural activities, theatre and shopping.
Bearberry Cottage can only be booked directly with the owners. Please contact us for details of availability and prices, or for any other information you may require.
Lorelle and Athol (owners)
Tel: 07900 205076