There is a special place in Scotland filled with history and mystique. Ballater is a quaint town in the largest national park in the United Kingdom, the Cairngorms National Park. Holiday Cottage Rentals offers an escape from the mundanity of everyday life and makes your holiday one to remember. When searching for a self-catering accommodation, Ballater’s Riverside and Dormie Cottages are the perfect places to rest after a day of adventuring the wildlife and lochs of beautiful Scotland.
Why Choose Ballater for Your Next Holiday?
Ballater is a Victorianesque town situated next to the River Dee. It is rich in history, charm, and the splendour of the Cairngorms mountains. The town was founded in the 1800s and is proud of its roots to this day. You’ll find ancient landmarks, trails filled with adventure, and be immersed in a world of the past.
Balmoral Castle is the holiday home of the Royal Family and was built in the 15th century. It is a bucket list location for people around the world. You’ll have access to tours of the gardens and grounds. Balmoral Castle even offers an Afternoon Tea for anyone in your party who has a taste for the finer things in life!
Aside from the saturated history of Ballater, there are many hikes to be enjoyed by anyone. Ballater will keep you central to some of the most awe-inspiring trails that can be enjoyed on foot or by bike in Scotland. From the seasoned adventurist or someone with a newfound interest in nature, you will not be disappointed by the breathtaking trees and abundant wildlife of Ballater, Scotland.
Amenities in Ballater
Holiday Cottage Rentals are just a short walk away from many landmark restaurants and pubs. Start your day with a stroll to Brown Sugar Cafe, just minutes away down Bridge Street. The vegan-friendly cafe offers a wide range of healthy breakfast options, teas, coffees to suit the entire family.
If you’re needing something stronger at the end of an invigorating day, then Royal Lachnagar Distillery is your destination. It is located at the base of the Cairngorms mountains and its malt whiskey distillery is crafted from the water of the Scarnock springs. Taste some of the finest whiskeys that Scotland has to offer at Royal Lochnagar Distillery.
When you require lunch on the go or a few groceries from your self-catering accommodation, Ballater won’t let you down. Deeside Deli & Garden Shop is also within walking distance of your holiday lodge. The deli’s made to offer sandwiches and a plethora of homemade puds will make this your one-stop location for anything you need during your stay.
Riverside Cottage is a two-story holiday home that sleeps six, offers a private courtyard, and an enclosed garden room. You’ll find heated floors throughout the ground floor, ensuring your comfort in the colder months of Winter. You will also have access to a 46” LED TV in the living room, along with a wood-burning stove and two baskets of complimentary wood.
Everything you need to prepare a lovely homecooked meal can be found in Riverside Cottage’s modern kitchen. Pots, pans, and other cooking utensils will all be provided in your self-catering accommodation. Ballater has several excellent eateries, but sometimes a meal shared with family and friends is all you need to unwind after an adventure in Scotland!
Speaking of unwinding, the private courtyard is home to a Swedish wood-fired hot tub, the premiere way to prepare yourself for another day of trailblazing the Scottish countryside. The courtyard is fully enclosed, an excellent option for pet owners who don’t want to leave anyone behind. You’ll also have access to an abundant herb garden to complement a lovely meal.
A more secluded option for your holiday, this holiday home is ideal for any family members who require an accessible lodge. Dormie Cottage is only one level and is situated next to the rolling hills of Ballater Gulf Club. You’ll find pleasure in roaming the walking paths provided through the beautiful gulf course.
The living room comes equipped with a flat-screen TV that has Netflix and Sky ready to stream for evening spend at your private lodge. The cosy space has a picturesque wood-burning stove and you’ll have plenty of complimentary wood. The holiday home accommodates up to six guests between two rooms and a fold-out sofa bed.
You’ll be able to dine inside or in the open air in the private, enclosed courtyard. This kitchen also comes fully stocked with everything you’ll need to entertain family and friends with a warm homecooked meal. The master bedroom has its own private bathroom, and the guest room houses two separate beds or a single double bed upon request.
When searching for your ideal Self Catering Accommodation Ballater will be your home away from home when you choose Holiday Cottage Rentals. With the central location, inviting atmosphere, and plenty of room for guests – your holiday is sure to be filled with laughter, love, and memories to last a lifetime.