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Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
Guests will appreciate the countryside views from the property
Sit and admire the spectacular views
 Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
Bright kitchen / dining area
Spacious family bedroom
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
The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
Lovely views from the conservatory
Spacious sun room with amazing views
Neighbouring Aberdeen Angus
River Dee renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing
Beautiful parklands of Aboyne
Enjoy a trip to Ballater
1 / 20  Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
2 / 20  Guests will appreciate the countryside views from the property
3 / 20  Sit and admire the spectacular views
4 / 20   Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
5 / 20  Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
6 / 20  Bright kitchen / dining area
7 / 20  Spacious family bedroom
8 / 20  When your day is done retire to the futher bedrooms
9 / 20  Double bedroom with views of the rolling countryside
10 / 20  Twin room with lovely views
11 / 20  Soak away the busy day in nice hot bath
12 / 20  Family bathroom with shower and bath
13 / 20  The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
14 / 20  Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
15 / 20  Lovely views from the conservatory
16 / 20  Spacious sun room with amazing views
17 / 20  Neighbouring Aberdeen Angus
18 / 20  River Dee renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing
19 / 20  Beautiful parklands of Aboyne
20 / 20  Enjoy a trip to Ballater

Ferneyhowe Croft

The Cairngorms , Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming secluded detached period cottage enjoying magnificent mountain views
  • Nestled on the edge of the splendid Cairngorms National Park, perfect for all outdoor pursuits
  • Visit over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins on Scotland’s magnificent castle trail
  • Explore the malt whisky trail and perhaps enjoy a wee dram by the wood burner on return
  • Within easy reach of the beautiful picturesque villages of Ballater, Tarland and Aboyne
  • Close to the beautiful River Dee renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing
Property code: 53150

This wonderful secluded property benefits from spectacular views over the Grampians and beyond. Enjoy the two wood burners and fully enclosed mature garden, perfect for alfresco dining and star gazing.

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 TV/DVD. 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 family bedroom for three with a double and a single bed, and a modern bathroom with bath and separate shower. Upstairs, a double and a twin bedroom 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 family, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dyer and fridge/freezer
  • 2 wood burners – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles
  • Increased accessibility - Please ensure you refer to our FAQ's
  • Bicycle storage
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available

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 Queen'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.

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 4th January 2020

We loved this cottage. It is a long way up a farm track but well worth it when you get there. We'll be back!

Reviewed by D 6th September 2019

Well appointed cottage in a stunning location. Plenty to do locally and good shops in Ballater

Reviewed by Susan 23rd August 2019

A traditional Scottish Croft on the side of a hillside, with views over the mountains. Lots of room inside and out. Clean and well-stocked. Ideal for a peaceful holiday.

Reviewed by Anna 31st May 2019

We absolutly loved your little Croft with the Lambs as our neighbours - their bleeting was a pure Treat to fall asleep too and greeting us in the morning skipping about. Beautiful views from the Conservatory our favourite place for morning Coffee. Great place and would love to return - We now are even thinking off getting our very own Croft. Thank Read moreyou for sharing this True Gem. Hide

Reviewed by Joahan 29th March 2019

Ferneyhowe Croft is a comfy house, in a wonderful location with lots of local wildlife and great walks, bike rides and cafes quite close by.

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Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
Guests will appreciate the countryside views from the property
Sit and admire the spectacular views
 Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
Bright kitchen / dining area
Spacious family bedroom
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
Show 8 moreFamily bathroom with shower and bath

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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