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Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
Spacious sun room with amazing views
Sit and admire the spectacular views
Bright kitchen / dining area
 Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with en-suite
When your day is done retire to the futher bedrooms
Double bedroom with views of the rolling countryside
Twin room with lovely views
Soak away the busy day in nice hot bath
Family bathroom with shower and bath
Lovely views from the conservatory
Neighbouring Aberdeen Angus
River Dee renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing
Beautiful parklands of Aboyne
Enjoy a trip to Ballater
Guests will appreciate the countryside views from the property
1 / 24  Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
2 / 24  Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
3 / 24  Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
4 / 24  The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
5 / 24  Spacious sun room with amazing views
6 / 24  Sit and admire the spectacular views
7 / 24  Bright kitchen / dining area
8 / 24   Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
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10 / 24  Double bedroom
11 / 24  Double bedroom with en-suite
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14 / 24  When your day is done retire to the futher bedrooms
15 / 24  Double bedroom with views of the rolling countryside
16 / 24  Twin room with lovely views
17 / 24  Soak away the busy day in nice hot bath
18 / 24  Family bathroom with shower and bath
19 / 24  Lovely views from the conservatory
20 / 24  Neighbouring Aberdeen Angus
21 / 24  River Dee renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing
22 / 24  Beautiful parklands of Aboyne
23 / 24  Enjoy a trip to Ballater
24 / 24  Guests will appreciate the countryside views from the property

Ferneyhowe Croft

The Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Nestled on the edge of the splendid Cairngorms National Park, perfect for all outdoor pursuits
  • Explore the malt whisky trail and enjoy a wee dram by the wood burner on return
  • Visit nearby picturesque villages of Ballater, Tarland and Aboyne
Property code: 53150

Set in peaceful countryside overlooking splendid views of the Grampians, this wonderful period property is an idyllic hideout on the cusp of the Cairngorms National Park. Set out on an adventure with all the family, or sit back and stargaze under excellent dark skies from this peaceful and secluded retreat.

 

The detached cottage is characterful with huge rooms, all brimming with country-style charm. Tasteful wooden detailing complements the natural surroundings, while the view from every window is of spectacular unspoilt mountains, with large mature gardens at the foreground.

 

Enter through the hall to find a large, bright lounge with inviting wood burner where you can sit back with a dram of whisky, warming up after a day in the great outdoors. Or simply lose yourself in a film with the Smart TV. Next door, a spacious sunroom with panoramic views of that magnificent mountain scenery also sports a wood burner for keeping cosy on the cooler evenings. Through the lounge, cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoy a hearty meal at the large dining table. Also on this floor is a convenient ground-floor king-size bedroom and modern bathroom with bath and separate shower. Upstairs, a double bedroom with en-suite and a twin bedroom of  which each have beautiful views over the countryside.

 

Outside, bask in the large grounds enjoying the fresh air and spectacular panoramic views of the fields and mountains. Sit in the mature garden of an evening on outside seating, where you can enjoy a BBQ or alfresco dining and drinks. Watch the sun set over the dramatic peaks and watch the stars come out.

 

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 King-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - with bath, separate shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite with shower
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and toaster
  • Smart TV in conservatory and TV in lounge
  • Utility room with 2 x  washing machines and tumble dryers and fridge/freezer
  • 2 wood burners – logs included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small or medium well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles
  • Increased accessibility - Please ensure you refer to our FAQ's
  • Bicycle storage
  • Charcoal BBQ available - please provide charcoal
  • Provisional Short Term Let Licence Number - AS-00834-P
  • EPC Rating - Band F
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The area surrounding this property is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with the Cairngorms National Park almost on your doorstep. A range of picturesque and history-rich villages are within 7 miles' radius or less, and Scotland's Castle trail boasts over 300 castles and stately homes to explore.

 

A place well worth venturing out to explore is Ballater (9 miles), a Victorian village known as the Jewel of the Cairngorms and famed for its spring waters. It rests on the River Dee where fishers regularly go to catch salmon and trout, and the Glenshee Ski Centre close by offers more adventure on the slopes.

 

The famous Malt Whisky Trail is near to hand from here and features a range of captivating distilleries and museums to explore. The renowned Castle Trail showcases over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins for days out steeped in history, starting perhaps with Craigievar (12 miles) or the royal family's Sottish retreat at Balmoral (16 miles).

 

Not to be missed are the beautiful villages of Aboyne (7 miles) and Tarland (4 miles), popular with golfers. Arboyne has a picturesque loch, swimming pool and all-weather tennis courts so you'll find plenty to do on a day out. The Tarland Way offers stunning scenery to cycle through on the edge of Drummy Woods.

 

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Natasha 31st May 2024

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Absolutely gorgeous little croft cottage in the most stunning location. We have a fabulous week walking in the surrounding area and enjoyed returning to the cottage to relax in the garden/sunroom. One point of note is that the cottages water can be discoloured (due to peat). It is UV treated so safe but we bought/boiled water just in case. Wasn't aRead moren issue for us and I certainly wouldn't let it put anyone off going to this lovely cottage. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 17th May 2024

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Wonderful location. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Graham 10th May 2024

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Reviewed by Paul 28th July 2023

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The silence is golden. The most wonderful setting away from any noise. Wild life is all around you. We were visited by a red squirrel, various birds of pray and had a Hare in the garden for a good 30 minutes. The conservatory is a lovely place to lookout for wildlife, in coming weather and the stars on a clear night. Everything in the house was gooRead mored very well equipped and log burner if needed. Love to live there. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 16th June 2023

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Lovely comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. Helpful owners. Excellent location and stunning views.

Reviewed by Ian 2nd June 2023

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Great place to stay and a lovely scenic area perfect for relaxing

Reviewed by Justin 19th May 2023

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A lovely cottage in a fantastic location with beautiful views and total peace and quiet. The conservatory/garden room was wonderful to relax in and watch sun go down. The outside store with all the logs and tumble dryer etc was fantastic. We had excellent BBQ's as weather was kind to us. We would definitely come back to this cottage, an absolute fiRead morerst class holiday cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Gilbert 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by David 19th August 2022

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A wonderful property in a spectacular location. I dont want to praise you too much or we will never be able to rebook again if it becomes too popular! The Croft was stunning, the sun lounge was like a 360 degree panoramic weather station. We spent virtually all of our time in there. The local pubs were fantastic, people so friendly (and dog friendlRead morey) , roads generally empty with stunning drives. We cant wait to return. You have something quite magical.. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 12th August 2022

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The house and the sunroom are really nice. Everything we needed was availble and we very much enjoyed our stay.

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Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
Spacious sun room with amazing views
Sit and admire the spectacular views
Bright kitchen / dining area
 Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with en-suite
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Location

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