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Two Self Catering Detached Houses on Royal Deeside - Glenbardie Bothy

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ballater house description

Glenbardie House and Glenbardie Bothy are the perfect places to stay to explore Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm National Park. Each with its own garden, they sit within a one acre walled property at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill on just 600 metres from the centre of the Victorian market town of Ballater. Both houses offer a peaceful retreat, yet local amenities are just a short walk away.

Glenbardie House sleeps 12 people and Glenbardie Bothy, six people. A cot is also available at Glenbardie House. One dog is permitted in both houses. Whilst Glenbardie Bothy is wheel chair friendly, Glenbardie House is not, as there are many steps both outside and inside the house. However, it does have a ground floor bedroom. The houses are comfortably furnished and well equipped, with Sky Sports package, offer Wifi, garden furniture and BBQ. Both houses are non smoking.


Glenbardie Bothy: Ballater Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 870664ha

Glenbardie Bothy, originally the stables for Glenbardie House, sits at the rear of the property. It now is a three bedroomed cottage and nestles at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill. The ground floor, with underfloor central heating, has an open plan well equipped kitchen, dining and living area with a grey slate floor. French windows lead on to a patio, which faces south. There is a carpeted master bedroom with a king sized bed, which has an ensuite bathroom. A utility room is found off the kitchen with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The cottage boasts a stove for added warmth but more to give atmosphere as it is particularly well insulated. A locally handcrafted stairway, with a window looking onto the hill, leads to the first floor, which has wooden flooring and electric central heating. There are two bedrooms, one double one with a king size bed and a twin bedded room. There is a shared shower room with a velux window looking onto the oaks.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Ensuite ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Ensuite ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The house receives Sky TV - sports package and has broadband Wifi

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Broadband...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Property Descriptor

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas & New Year
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,260

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  End Winter
                  Jan 3 - Feb 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £620
                  Half Term
                  Feb 7 - Feb 20, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £670
                  Spring I
                  Feb 21 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £620
                  Easter
                  Mar 28 - Apr 17, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £760
                  Spring II
                  Apr 18 - May 22, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £700
                  May Bank Holiday
                  May 23 - May 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £830
                  Summer I
                  May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £810
                  Summer II
                  Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £900
                  Autumn
                  Sep 5 - Oct 9, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £700
                  October Half Term
                  Oct 10 - Oct 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £760

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee £0
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  NB - Shorter stays are considered. The cost of these stays is dependent on the number of days requested and whether or not a weekend is involved.

                  For all rentals a deposit is required of £200. This is made up of £100 as a booking deposit, and £100 for a refundable security deposit.


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                  Location

                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Aberdeen
                  600 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ballater
                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Aberdeen
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Ballater
                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Aberdeen
                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Aberdeen
                  20 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ballater
                  12 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  The Lecht
                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Aberdeen

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Victorian market town of Ballater, www.visitBallater.com, boasts excellent shops, many displaying their Royal Warrants, pubs and restaurants, sports centre, cycle hire and golf course. The River Dee, which creates a natural boundary for the town, is renowned for its salmon fishing. Ballater even has its own newspaper, the Ballater and Craithie Eagle and a “slightly irreverent” on line site called the Ballater Bugle. When the Queen is in residence during the months of August and September, the Royal Guard is billeted in the Victoria Barracks in the village.

                  The House or The Bothy is an excellent base for touring this beautiful and varied part of the Scottish Highlands. The immediate area offers an abundance of activities offering something for everyone. Balmoral Castle and Royal Lochnagar Distillery are 8 miles to the west. There are many local castles, whisky and heritage trails, fishing, sports and wildlife, cycle and hiking trails, horse riding and the skiing centres of Glenshee and the Lecht.

                  Day trips to Speyside with its whisky, the Scottish Cairngorms to the north and Aberdeen to the East are manageable.

                  The granite city of Aberdeen is the closest centre for rail and air links and car hire.

                  Useful sites are: Ballater Scotland, Undiscovered Scotland, Royal Deeside and Visit Scotland. Below we’ve tried to give you a better idea of what the area has to offer:

                  CYCLING - The old railway line (Balater to Dinnet) is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.  Visit Cycle Scotland and the Forestry Commission  ??

                  FISHING - Fish Dee.  Also fish for rainbow trout at Tullich Fishery, 2 miles (3kms) away. 

                  GLIDING - Deeside Gliding Club ,Aboyne, holds the UK altitude record of 38,600 feet. 

                  GOLF - Other than BALLATER (18 hole course), there are courses at: ABOYNE (18), ABOYNE LOCK (9), ALFORD (18), BANCHORY (18), BRAEMAR (18) Email:info@braemargolfclub.co.uk, INCHMARLO (9), INCHMARLO LAIRDS (18), LUMPHANAN (9), PETERCULTER (18), TARLAND (9 holes) - Email: telward@aol.com

                  HORSE RIDING - Balmoral Estates or Glentanar Estate

                  JOGGING/RUNNING - Choose from forest, hill and river trails around Ballater. Both the Ballater Highland Games and the Braemar Gathering have a hill race competition. There is the BALMORAL RUN 26 - 27 April, 2014. Set in the grounds of Balmoral Estate.

                  OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE - Deeside Activity Centre 14 miles (23kms) from Ballater

                  SNOW SKIING - The Lecht2090 is the closest ski slope to Glenbardie

                  Glenshee is Scotland’s largest ski-centre 8 miles (13kms) south of Braemar. 

                  Alford Ski Centre at Howe of Alford

                  SWIMMING - Craigendarroch Hilton Hotel, Ballater

                  WALKING / HILL  CLIMBING

                  A stay at Glenbardie would not be complete without a walk along the River Dee and for the more active to the top of Craigendarroch Hill, and the one at Cambus O’May.    Also, visit Royal Deeside, Forestry Commission and Walk Highlands.

                  For the avid climber, there are many Munros www.munromagic.com. 

                  WATER SKIING - Aboyne Loch Water Skiing .

                  WILDLIFE - Ballater lies at the Eastern border of the Cairngorm National Park ,home to a quarter of Scotland's native woodland

                  CASTLES - Balmoral Castle open from October to July.  Others of note are: Braemar Castle, Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle (a favourite) Drum Castle.

                  VICTORIAN HERITAGE TRAIL leads you to some of the many sights Queen Victoria enjoyed during her visits to the area. Close to Ballater there is Glen Muick, with its wonderful loch. Others are Cambus O'May, Crathie Church, Braemar and the Linn of Dee.

                  DISTILLERIES - DEESIDE has The Royal Lochnagar Distillery and the tours are very enjoyable. Another is the Fettercairn’s Hillside Distillery, one of the oldest malt whisky distlleries in Scotland.

                  SPEYSIDE boasts The Malt Whisky Trail. This links several famous distilleries: Strathisla (Chivas Regal), Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, The Glenlivet, Cardhu, Glen Grant, Dallas Dhu and Benromach.

                  Festivals and Events in the area:

                  BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES. August during Victoria week. Email: info@ballaterhighlandgames.com

                  ABOYNE HIGHLAND GAMES . First Saturday in August. Email: secretary@aboynegames.com

                  BRAEMAR GATHERING First Saturday in September. Email:info@braemargathering.org

                  LONACH HIGHLAND GATHERING AND GAMES, Strathdon

                  Fourth Saturday in August. The highlight of these games is the March of the Lonach Highlanders.  Email: enquiries@lonach.info

                  VICTORIA WEEK - BALLATER

                  Held during August, the week celebrates the town’s connection to Queen Victoria. The “week” is actually ten days of activities and includes the Ballater Highland Games.  

                  BALLATER WALKING FESTIVAL?17 - 24 May 2014 for hillwalkers of all ages and abilities. Email: info@walkballater.com

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Glenbardie Bothy

                    Glenbardie Bothy

                  • Glenbardie House - Sitting room

                    Glenbardie House - Sitting room

                  • Glenbardie House - Kitchen

                    Glenbardie House - Kitchen

                  • Glenbardie House - Back bedroom

                    Glenbardie House - Back bedroom

                  • Glenbardie House - Twin bedroom

                    Glenbardie House - Twin bedroom

                  • Glenbardie House -  tower

                    Glenbardie House - tower

                  • Glenbardie House - Front garden with summer house

                    Glenbardie House - Front garden with summer house

                  • Glenbardie Bothy - Kitchen

                    Glenbardie Bothy - Kitchen

                  • Glenbardie Bothy - Downstairs bedroom

                    Glenbardie Bothy - Downstairs bedroom

                  • Glenbardie Bothy - Upstairs twin bedded room

                    Glenbardie Bothy - Upstairs twin bedded room

                  • Ballater

                    Ballater

                  • Braemar Gathering

                    Braemar Gathering

                  • Glenbardie House

                    Glenbardie House

                  • Glenbardie House - Dining room

                    Glenbardie House - Dining room

                  • Glenbardie House - Pool room

                    Glenbardie House - Pool room

                  • Glenbardie House - Yellow bedroom

                    Glenbardie House - Yellow bedroom

                  • Glenbardie House - Hall

                    Glenbardie House - Hall

                  • Glenbardie House - Back garden

                    Glenbardie House - Back garden

                  • Glenbardie House in Winter

                    Glenbardie House in Winter

                  • Glenbardie Bothy - Dining and lounge area

                    Glenbardie Bothy - Dining and lounge area

                  • Glenbardie Bothy-looking onto Craigendarroch Hill

                    Glenbardie Bothy-looking onto Craigendarroch Hill

                  • Glenbardie Bothy - Upstairs bedroom

                    Glenbardie Bothy - Upstairs bedroom

                  • Golf course with Craigendarroch Hill behind

                    Golf course with Craigendarroch Hill behind

                  • View from Craigendarroch Hill looking east

                    View from Craigendarroch Hill looking east

                  £89 - £180 per night (GBP)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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