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Aberdeenshire Self Catering cottage, Gairnlea Cottage, Ballater, sleeps 2

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Ballater Travel and Heritage Information

Gairnlea Cottage
AB35 5RP

Gairnlea Cottage, Ballater, Grampian

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £424

This semi-detached annexe rests in Ballater, Aberdeenshire and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

Gairnlea Cottage is a semi-detached annexe resting in Ballater in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Hosting one double bedroom, along with shower room, this property can sleep up to two guests. There is a kitchen and a living/dining room with a woodburning stove.

To the outside, there is a shared enclosed garden with lawn and seating, and a private shed with bike storage, whilst roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. Gairnlea Cottage offers a romantic escape to the Cairngorms National Park .


A perfect stay
This cottage is situated within walking distace of shops pubs and an excellent tourist information centre. My wife and I spent an idlylic week in this beautifuly appointed cottage. It was blisfully quiet. The furniture, fixtures and fittings are of the highset quality. The way in which the space has been used is "magic". It seems as if no expence has been spared in providing a top-quality experience. It was a lovely touch that after a day or so, the owners emailed, to make sure we had everyting we needed. We would heartily recommend a stay there, to enjoy the cottage itself as well as the wonderful surroundings. P.S. the property is attached to a house which lets out to parties of 4, by the same owners, This, in no way does this detract from the experience of staying there. It is fitted out with the same degree of care and attention to detail.
Humph H

A clean, cosy cottage in a good location in Ballater.
I was impressed with how clean and Covid safe the house was presented. It is small, but adequate for two people. The heating is included, but the weather was warm and not needed. It is adequately equipped and the owners contacted to see if we needed any other help. It is near the centre of Ballater and also well located for starting walks. The owners note that Ballater is a small and friendly community and we found this so, with people always wishing you 'good day' as you passed. We had a lovely week there.
Kate F

Cosy, well appointed self catering cottage in Ballater
We had a very enjoyable one week stay in Gairnlea cottage. It is a cosy, well appointed cottage in a very quiet location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It is within easy walking distance of the excellent shops and restaurants in Ballater. Tourist information also very friendly and helpful. We loved the Dee valley with many local walks as well as nearby Loch Muick, Linn of Dee and Balmoral. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends
Nigel T



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Oil central heating and woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair available on request
Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
Shared front garden with lawn and patio with seating, and a private shed with bike storage
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub less than 1 miles
Please note, from the 1st of May until the 30th of September, this property will only accept full-week bookings Friday - Friday

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Royal Deeside - 0.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tullich Symbol Stone - 1.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge - 3.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Burn O' Vat - 4.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Kinord Cross - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Abergeldie Castle - 5.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Old Kinord Ancient Village - 5.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Balmoral Castle - 6.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Migvie Pictish Stone and Kirk - 8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Tomnaverie Stone Circle - 8.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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