Aberdeenshire Self Catering cottage, Morven Cottage, Ballater, sleeps 4

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Morven Cottage

Morven Cottage, Ballater, Grampian
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £486.00 - 767.00

This quality single-storey lodge in Glengairn near Ballater sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms.

Morven Cottage is a single-storey timber clad lodge in the grounds of a hunting lodge in Glengairn, six miles from Ballater. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, multi-fuel stove and doors to a decked area. Outside is off road parking and a decked area with furniture, patio with hot tub and a lawned garden. Morven Cottage is ideally placed for enjoying Royal Deeside, including Balmoral Castle, Aberdeen or the Cairngorms National Park centres of Grantown-on-Spey or Aviemore.


Dirty Hot Tub
Unfortunately when we arrived at our lodge we discovered that the hot tub had a fungal infection which made it unusable. It was 3 days (probably because I emailed the owner) later before someone came to service the hot tub (these should be checked at least once per day). The girl did not know what to do and had to phone the owners who were actually on holiday themselves. The hot tub was surfaced cleaned and we got use out of it that night but by the next day the fungal infection was starting to grow again. Shockingly we did not see anyone service the hot tub again and everyday I checked the hot tub the fungal infection was getting worse. The rest of the lodges facilities were adequate for the price range. However we would not stay again nor would we recommend due to the situation with the hot tub.
Heather H

Amazing weekend breakaway! Lovely cottage and great easy to work hot tub. The owners were fabulous with us too. They were very welcoming and helpful. We will be back very soon!
Mr Giles

Services / Facilities:

Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, cinema surround sound, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Decked area with furniture, plus lawned garden with patio and hot tub (available until 11pm). Lockable bike shed. Free trout fishing (between March and October, restrictions apply) in river 2 mins from cottage. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 6 miles. Note: Properties are next to a fenced river, therefore children must be supervised at all times. Note: There is poor mobile phone coverage in the area, with the exception of O2 and EE. Note: No stag/hen or similar.

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Abergeldie Castle - 4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Balmoral Castle - 4.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Corgarff Castle - 5.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Royal Deeside - 5.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tullich Symbol Stone - 6.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge - 8.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Burn O' Vat - 8.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Kinord Cross - 9.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Migvie Pictish Stone and Kirk - 9.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Old Kinord Ancient Village - 9.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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