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Two Self Catering Detached Houses on Royal Deeside - Glenbardie House

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 and driveway, 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 House : Ballater Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 870664ha

This traditional Aberdeenshire granite six bedroomed house has its own small tower, from which flies the Soltire flag. It was built 100 years ago by a ship owner and is a Grade C listed building. This type of tower is normally found along the coast, as this was the place where a wife would watch for her husband’s ship. The house, which is south facing, has a large circular driveway to the front and a secluded flat garden at the rear where guests can relax, play games and barbecue. The rest of the garden is wild, and in winter, deer have been seen. The public rooms, including a pool room, have high ceilings, with original cornices, roses, pitch pine floors and fireplaces. Along the hall, which has a tartan carpet, is the kitchen which has an electric/gas Aga and kitchen table. Four of the bedrooms are ensuite, and only two twin bedded rooms share a bathroom but do have their own wash hand basins. The other twin bedded room (ensuite) is on the ground floor.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 230 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Yellow room: 1 king

    South facing ensuite...moreless

  • Papaya room: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    South facing ensuite...moreless

  • Back room : 1 double

    Separate ensuite bedroom at rear of house...moreless

  • Twin 1: 2 twin/ single

    Shares bathroom but with own wash hand basin...moreless

  • Twin 2: 2 twin/ single

    Shares bathroom but with own wash hand basin...moreless

  • Ground floor : 2 twin/ single

    Ensuite shower room ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Yellow room ensuite : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Papaya room ensuite : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Tower room ensuite: toilet, tub

    There is a shower fitting but no screen around bath ...moreless

  • Shared bathroom for twin bedrooms : toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Ground floor ensuite: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest toilet: toilet, shower

    This is located close to the back door...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen has an Aga range - electric ovens and six gas burners, a dining table with seating for eight people, two fridges, and a separate upright freezer, in addition to the one found above one of the fridges. There is a utility area just off the kitchen with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The house receives Sky TV - sports package and offers unlimited broadband....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

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:

    Unlimited 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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring II
Apr 18 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,200
May Bank Holiday
May 23 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,550
Summer I
May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,450
Summer II
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,650
Autumn
Sep 5 - Oct 9, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,200
October Half Term
Oct 10 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,300
Winter I
Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

NB Shorter stays are considered. The cost is dependent on the number of days requested and whether it includes a weekend. A weekend stay is dearer as it effectively blocks two weeks as the changeover day is Saturday.

Deposit of £200 required to confirm booking. Balance in full required 30 days before stay begins. Payment by bank transfer.


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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 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 - 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 - 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

    Glenbardie Bothy

  • 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

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 05/02/2015
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