Gorgeously quaint and luxurious hideaway sitting amongst the heather-covered hills of Royal Deeside, perfect for a couple to enjoy a short break.
Nestled into its secluded hillside location in the stunning Cairngorms National Park, this truly unique property offers couples the opportunity to enjoy a romantic retreat in a very special setting. Abandoned between the world wars, this Grade A listed cottage has been lovingly and sympathetically restored with the help of Historic Scotland into a five-star holiday home. With its breathtaking views, 3 acres of grounds and its own sauna, you won’t want your holiday to end. You’re also 1 mile from the delightful village of Braemar with its independent shops, boutiques and eateries.
From the outside, this property is a typical crofter’s cottage with its whitewashed walls and squat appearance, but step inside and you’ll be blown away by its charming interior. Original features blend superbly with the light walls, colourful soft furnishings and bespoke wooden furniture to create lots of quirkiness and character.
With the choice of sitting in an armchair next to the wood burner or lounging in the recessed snug complete with tartan cushions, guests will love cosying up in the lounge. There is also a traditional country-cottage table and chairs to sit at whilst eating dinner. The quirkiness continues in the kitchen with its traditional farmhouse sink sunk into bespoke, wooden units which sit alongside a large storage cupboard. The bedroom’s wood panelling, cast-iron bedstead and traditional furniture hark back to a bygone age, but the clean finish brings it back into the modern day. In the bathroom, you can step into the contemporary shower or soak in the unique, handcrafted bath.
Outside, you can appreciate the tranquillity from the original dining furniture in your walled patio. Alternatively, you can relax in the sauna – the perfect end to a busy day. The track up to the cottage is difficult, so a four-wheel-drive car is available for guests to use.
It should be noted that a new house is being built near the house during 2021.