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Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms)

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Riverside Cottage was one of Ballater's earliest buildings and when Karl first visited it, it had gone to ruin. The property has now been comprehensively but sympathetically renovated and offers a cosy yet spacious home away from home with all the usual modern amenities & more in a great location to explore Ballater and all of Deeside. The two-story house sleeps up to 6 & has a comfortable lounge with 2 large sofas & a woodburning stove, a spacious kitchen, a garden view room with dining & seating area, cloakroom, and toilet downstairs. The bathroom & 2 bedrooms can be found upstairs, a super king double room & a twin room which can be converted to a super king, both have bedside cabinets and wardrobes. The bathroom is well sized and boasts a built-in shower & separate large double ende...Riverside Cottage was one of Ballater's earliest buildings and when Karl first visited it, it had gone to ruin. The property has now been comprehensively but sympathetically renovated and offers a cosy yet spacious home away from home with all the usual modern amenities & more in a great location to explore Ballater and all of Deeside. The two-story house sleeps up to 6 & has a comfortable lounge with 2 large sofas & a woodburning stove, a spacious kitchen, a garden view room with dining & seating area, cloakroom, and toilet downstairs. The bathroom & 2 bedrooms can be found upstairs, a super king double room & a twin room which can be converted to a super king, both have bedside cabinets and wardrobes. The bathroom is well sized and boasts a built-in shower & separate large double ended bath. A further 2 guests sleep on a sofa bed located in the room overlooking the garden. The secluded garden features a traditional Swedish wood fired hot tub, a great way to unwind after exploring some of the local activities available; be it fishing, a distillery tour, hiking, biking or even skiing in the winter! Please do not confuse the eco-tub with a Jacuzzi. An initial 2 baskets of logs for the hot tub & wood burner (in lounge) are provided & instructions on how to get them ‘fired’ up can be found in the cottage guide once at the house. Ballater also offers a number of local restaurants and cafes for dining out, alternatively the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourselves & there is also an outside dining area in the secluded courtyard for those warmer days. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We love dogs at Riverside cottage and like the fact that your doggie gets to join you on your holiday. There is a small fee to allow our cleaner to spend a bit extra time on the house, making sure the house is spotless for our next guests.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Karl J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riverside Cottage. It is very spacious and immaculate throughout and has everything you need for your stay; kitchen is very well equipped. Nice outdoor space which we used a lot as we were lucky with the weather. And of...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank 0nism
Reviewed 25 September 2019

Beautifully restored cottage close to the riverside in Ballater. Really nice, warm, spacious and well appointed cottage with everything you could wish for, including an outside seating are, in this charming village.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Thank you for a charming stay at a wonderfuly quaint Scottish cottage by a beautiful river, in a gorgeous town. Very clean, tidy and impeccably presented. The hosts were fun and friendly. Our stay was magic and we can’t wait to return to explore some...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Joewaterman
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Really a good experience. Cottage very clean and with a full equipement Heated floor and confortable chimmney room Fantastic landscape for a southern spanish like us. Cold days but lovely

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Alberto D
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Beautiful Cottage in the heart of Ballater, all modernised but kept in keeping with the original cottage. Four of us stayed very comfortably for a weekend. Some lovely touches and we enjoyed feeding and watching the birds in the garden. The surrounding area is great,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Katyday31
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Ideally located in Ballater town with good local amenities and no problem parking. Facilities and decoration excellent.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Ian R
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Riverside cottage is a cosy, comfortable and inviting accommodation. It has all that you need for pleasant stay. It is in a good location in Ballater close to amenities. Karl, the owner, was pleasant and very helpful. We would highly recommended this property.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Climber73257
Connector751024, VR Owner at Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms), responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Im glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we will see you again sometime. It was really nice meeting you all. Karl

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This cottage was perfect for us. Thank you. It was everything we were looking for - cosy, great location and had a fab kitchen. There were loads of books on the local area and a nice wood burner in the lounge. We had a great...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Ann S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Riverside cottage is comfortable, extremely well equipped and cosy even in the middle of winter. Ballater is a charming town and very well placed for exploring this lovely part of the Cairngorms. Karl and Amanda have made Riverside Cottage an attractive and welcoming place to...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank odette114
Reviewed 6 March 2018

If your looking for a super cosy cottage you won’t be disappointed with Riverside Cottage. We were welcomed on a very cold February afternoon with a roaring log fire and the added bonus of under floor heating.....oh and a lovely welcome basket full of goodies,...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Annrob25
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Ballater is very accessible by foot, bicycle, or car. There are gems to discover around every corner!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms)

Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms) is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms) has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms) has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Riverside Cottage In Ballater (Cairngorms) must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.