We loved our stay at Cornellan Cottage. First, Ballater is the perfect location for a home base -- the town is big enough to have everything you need, but small enough to retain its charm and walkability. Situated right on the River Dee, in the beautiful highlands, it is a feast for the eyes. The cottage was bright and well appointed, with beautiful French doors in each lower room. We couldn't have been happier there, and will hope to stay again. Lets put it this way...while walking about town, I didn't once wish I were staying anywhere else. It was the best!
Straloch Estate was a dream to visit. The attention to detail in the design of Keeper’s Cottage was truly exceptional. A sparkling clean designer kitchen, lovely furnishings, soothing and feminine bedrooms, a vintage soaker tub and the stunning views made for a romantic country getaway. Lucy made sure we had all the necessary information to explore the area as well as the 3000 acre estate. My husband and I enjoyed walks around the loch while watching swans, birds and grazing sheep against a backdrop of mountain scenery. The nights were cozy with roaring fires and magical views of the Milky Way. We are already planning a return visit.