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Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
Spacious sun room with amazing views
Bright kitchen / dining area
 Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
Sit and admire the spectacular views
When your day is done retire to the futher bedrooms
Double bedroom with views of the rolling countryside
Twin room with lovely views
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with en-suite
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 / 22  Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
2 / 22  Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
3 / 22  The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
4 / 22  Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
5 / 22  Spacious sun room with amazing views
6 / 22  Bright kitchen / dining area
7 / 22   Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
8 / 22  Sit and admire the spectacular views
9 / 22  When your day is done retire to the futher bedrooms
10 / 22  Double bedroom with views of the rolling countryside
11 / 22  Twin room with lovely views
12 / 22  Double bedroom
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14 / 22  Double bedroom with en-suite
15 / 22  Soak away the busy day in nice hot bath
16 / 22  Family bathroom with shower and bath
17 / 22  Lovely views from the conservatory
18 / 22  Neighbouring Aberdeen Angus
19 / 22  River Dee renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing
20 / 22  Beautiful parklands of Aboyne
21 / 22  Enjoy a trip to Ballater
22 / 22  Guests will appreciate the countryside views from the property

Ferneyhowe Croft

The Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
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

  • 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

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 double 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 – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - with bath, separate shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite with shower
  • 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
  • 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
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • 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

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.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 5th June 2022

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Nice location giving options for different travel destinations. Outdoor pursuits (hiking or biking in the main) available in all directions. Outstanding scenic areas relatively close (within thirty miles). Opportunities for wildlife spotting start at the cottage and improve as you move outwards.

Reviewed by Katherine 13th May 2022

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Amazing place - the views from the sunroom are breathtaking. The house is stylish and comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the wood burners complete the perfect country escape. Our dog loved the 360 enclosed garden and staring competition with the sheep in the next field ( they won). Highly recommend for an escape (but the Wi-Fi is also wondeRead morerful) Hide

Reviewed by A 22nd April 2022

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Magnificent property, with its isolation, privacy, panoramic views, attention to detail such as an amazing shower and good internet connection. The use of the outbuilding to provide comprehensive laundry facilities was a welcome thought.

Reviewed by Alistair 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Joahan 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by TIM 17th September 2021

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Excellent dog friendly cottage- very clean and comfortable- well equipped and in lovely quiet rural location. Great conservatory. Very relaxing. Great base to explore the area - lovely walks around the cottage (with wildlife including Buzzards, Red Kites and Red Squirrels) and at nearby Burn O' Vat & Glen Tanar- also beautiful drive up to Speyside Read moreand the distilleries. Good selection of shops/ restaurants/ cafes in nearby Ballater and Aboyne- recommend the Lochnagar Indian in Ballater. Hide

Reviewed by ROBERT 10th September 2021

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So quiet you could hear a pin drop. For a peaceful holiday location... Property itself was relatively comfortable and has all you need really. However not good for someone with poor mobility who can't use the bath or the small cubicle shower. For those who can fit into the shower - very good water pressure. Bring your own Bluetooth speaker if you lRead moreike your music - radio stations on radio limited (although smart TV for YouTube etc). The upstairs is a bit crammed and stairs a bit treacherous. Hide

Reviewed by Bruce 13th August 2021

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Views to die for. So peaceful. Very comfortable. Good cycling base, only the drive back up to the house at the end of 20+ miles being a downside. Good walking location. Lots to do and see locally, especially enjoyed the Deeside Way on our bikes but parts of the Aboyne to Kincardine O Neil section are mountain biking territory so be ready for some wRead morealking if you're not on one. Our dog enjoyed the grounds too. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 4th June 2021

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We had such a lovely couple of weeks holiday. Great location for walking, cycling and play parks! Would certainly come back for another trip!!

Reviewed by Alexander 21st May 2021

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A lovely cottage in a great location. There's a pleasant walk from the doorstep and it's surrounded by impressive countryside. Very suitable for families with children and dogs.

Reviewed by Brian 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Laura 23rd October 2020

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Beautiful holiday cottage, set amongst beautiful countryside and views. Ample room for a family of 5 and 2 and 2 dogs. This cottage felt like home and we were sad to leave. We would highly recommend and will definitely book again in the future.

Reviewed by Monica 2nd October 2020

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Lovely cottage in secluded location, but within easy reach of local attractions and walks.

Reviewed by Helen 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Martina 15th August 2020

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A lovely cottage in a stunning location ! we loved it at once and enjoyed the view over the valley and the mountains. The house was big enough for the five of us and it was nice just being there and relax. We did some nice trips in the surrounding, we loved Ballater, the castles nearby and walked several time through the woods nearby. A perfect plaRead morece to recover ! Hide

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Charming cottage with fully enclosed gardens and views over the Cairngorms
Enjoy an afternoon al fresco cuppa
The sun room is perfect for afternoon tea
Unwind in the cosy snug with TV
Spacious sun room with amazing views
Bright kitchen / dining area
 Enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burner after a day out exploring
Sit and admire the spectacular views
When your day is done retire to the futher bedrooms
Double bedroom with views of the rolling countryside
Twin room with lovely views
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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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