From our booking the owners were keen for us to enjoy our week in Ballater. The level of comfort is uncompromising from the new beds to the sophisticated coffee making facility. In kitting out this place the owners did not go to the second hand places nor auctions of old stuff. Even in August, the heating was set to come on in the morning and evening (so thoughtful), which we had to switch off. Everything was supplied down to the dish washer tablets and washing machine detergent. The owners even left a loaf of bread for our arrival, perfect hosts.
Clearly the philosophy of those dear hosts is one of enjoy this home and area like we do.
We shall return.
Bertie Cottage is so cosy and comfortable. The furnishings are very tasteful and the house is spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well equipped and everything is very well organised. It is near enough to the village centre for shops, cafes and restaurants but very quiet and peaceful. The garden has a lovely view. Ballater is a great base for walking, cycling and visiting castles and gardens. I have been to many holiday cottages and this up there with the best.
We had a short break in Ballater and were very lucky to be able to book into Bertie Cottage. It is totally gorgeous and absolutely every detail seems to have been considered by the owners to make this the most comfortable and well-appointed holiday home. When we were there the weather was beautiful and we sat in the garden for breakfast and back to sit in the sun for evening drinks - the patio is the perfect all-day sun trap. Loved that we could take our walking boots off at the back door at the bench and boot scraper - neat touch! The interior is pristine, all the home comforts without the clutter, yet very comfortable and immaculately clean. We didn't have our golf clubs but there was a great lockable storage space outside, large enough for clubs and bikes. This was my first stay in Ballater but we will definitely be back to Bertie! Many thanks.