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Bertie Cottage

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Lounge
Woodburning Stove

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
Bertie Cottage can comfortably sleep six people. The cottage is surprisingly spacious and is tastefully decorated to a high standard, with modern furnishings with hints of tartan and Harris Tweed. There are two good-sized upstairs bedrooms, one king-size and one double, each with a lovely view to Craig Choillich Hill to the south of Ballater. The upstairs bedrooms share a large family bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. Downstairs there is a large twin-bedded room which has it's own en-suite shower room. Each bedroom has a wardrobe and plenty of storage space. There is a hairdryer and all linen and towels are provided. ​Downstairs there is a cosy lounge with two sofas, a " favourite armchair" and a large footstool with plenty of cushions for your comfort. The woodburning stove...Bertie Cottage can comfortably sleep six people. The cottage is surprisingly spacious and is tastefully decorated to a high standard, with modern furnishings with hints of tartan and Harris Tweed. There are two good-sized upstairs bedrooms, one king-size and one double, each with a lovely view to Craig Choillich Hill to the south of Ballater. The upstairs bedrooms share a large family bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. Downstairs there is a large twin-bedded room which has it's own en-suite shower room. Each bedroom has a wardrobe and plenty of storage space. There is a hairdryer and all linen and towels are provided. ​Downstairs there is a cosy lounge with two sofas, a " favourite armchair" and a large footstool with plenty of cushions for your comfort. The woodburning stove is perfect to nestle up to after a day outdoors. There is a smart TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, Blaupunkt bluetooth speaker and games and puzzles for all ages. From the lounge you enter a bright, well equipped kitchen with views to the garden and Craigendarroch Hill beyond. There is a fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. The separate dining room is the perfect room to sit and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the view of Craigendarroch Hill or to relax with your evening meal and plan the next days activities. ​The dining room opens out onto a large enclosed deck with a seating area and separate BBQ area, perfect for outdoor dining. Behind the decking there is grass with a washing line and further planting. The garden is a fabulous suntrap, the sun can be enjoyed from early morning until the last rays in the evening. There is access to a large lockable shed - perfect for storing bikes or golf clubs. ​ ​Free Wifi. Pets welcome. Towels and bed linen provided. Street parking outside property. Lockable outdoor storage available for golf clubs etc. Non smoking. Inclusive of oil central heating and initial log supply. EPC - Band F Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: SHORTTERMLICENCENO:AS00214F
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Minimum age of Main Occupier - 18 years Maximum Occupancy - 6 Pets Allowed - maximum 2 No parties/events allowed No Smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Catriona C
Hosting since July 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOnce a booking is confirmed the owner can be contacted about any queries or information that you may require before or during your stay.

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jill R
jill R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bertie Cottage Ballater Beauty
Bertie Cottage is a beautiful holiday home. In a breathtaking surroundings. A perfect relaxing setting to wind down and recharge your batteries.
Visited April 2023
Written 16 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HappyBeachMum
HappyBeachMum
St. Andrews, United Kingdom31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another fantastic stay
Had another fantastic stay at Bertie Cottage just before Christmas. It was perfect - everything I'd hoped for. We will return - can't wait!
Visited December 2021
Written 9 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Many thanks. We look forward to welcoming you back! Catriona
Written 9 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AdidasPuma
AdidasPuma
Dunfermline, United Kingdom31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic cottage in a great location
Bertie Cottage is a wonderful property a few minutes walk to the main village. The cottage has all you need for a family break with 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and dining room. The garden is spacious, secluded and well set out for use when the weather allows. Comfort is guaranteed here and we had a wonderful stay. We look forward to our return visit Easter 2021.
Visited October 2020
Written 17 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the garden, hopefully you can make full use of it with some lovely weather next Easter. Catriona
Written 21 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MidgeMouse
MidgeMouse
Aberdeen, United Kingdom73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Bertie Cottage!
We stayed at Bertie as a family of 5, there was more than enough room for us all. The bedrooms are a super size with plenty of storage. The beds are comfy, great for a good nights sleep after a busy day of walking and cycling. Bertie is very central to Ballater town centre but far enough away that you’re not disturbed by anyone. So many plus points - dog friendly, fully enclosed private garden, Sky tv and excellent wi-fi, log burner, large bike/ski storage outbuilding, walks from the doorstep, restaurants and carryout premises within walking distance, Weber bbq, free parking at the front door, spotlessly clean, very easy check in and Catriona was wonderful to deal with. Nothing has been left to chance. It’s a big thumbs up for Bertie from us, we hope to be able to visit again soon!
Visited July 2020
Written 28 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all the wonderful activities Ballater and the surrounding area has to offer. Catriona
Written 21 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jane L
Jane L
Prestwick, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb cottage, ideally situated
Beautifully furnished and very clean cottage. Ideal location for walking in the town or further on one of the many walks in the local area, we enjoyed walking up Craigendarroch Hill and the amazing views from the top across Ballater and also the Deeside river walk. Although there are several restaurants and bars within walking distance after the first evening we chose to eat in as "Bertie" was so comfortable and very well equipped, excellent produce available from the Butchers, Bakers and the Deli. Would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.
Visited October 2019
Written 3 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you found Bertie Cottage so comfortable and that you enjoyed using the kitchen and dining room. Hopefully we get the chance to welcome you back in the future. Catriona
Written 8 December 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ingrid F
Ingrid F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great holiday cottage
Super comfy cottage, very tastefully decorated and furnished, very clean and well equipped- everything has been thought of- and in a great location in Ballater for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend a holiday at Bertie Cottage.
Visited July 2019
Written 23 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for your lovely review - it was a pleasure to have you to stay. Hopefully we can welcome you to stay again in the future. Catriona
Written 25 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chrisewing57
Chrisewing57
Dunfermline, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Pet Friendly Cottage
This is easily one of the best holiday cottages that we have rented; and we've rented many over the last 30 years. Pristine condition inside and out, very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Nice little touches such as milk, tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, and provision of soap, washing powder, dishwasher cleaner, and fuel for the log fire. Central location and very close to shops, cafes etc, and most importantly only a 9 iron from the golf course! Ballater and surrounding area is very attractive, with lots to see and countless attractive walks of varying difficulty. Some of the scenery is incredible. We'll be back.
Visited May 2019
Written 14 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a real pleasure to have you to stay, and I am delighted you enjoyed the cottage and the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written 15 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert M
Robert M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely place to stay
A well appointed, immaculate cottage. Ideally situated to enjoy everything Ballater has to offer. Catriona is a wonderful host and very helpful. Look forward to staying again.
Visited April 2019
Written 15 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for your lovely review - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bertie Cottage in the future. Catriona
Written 17 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bonnie
Bonnie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Christmas to remember at Bertie Cottage
Just back from spending Christmas at Bertie Cottage. Going away from home at this time of year was a spur of the moment decision for us but we knew from our first contact with the owners we had made the right choice. Very informative from the get-go and promptly answered all our queries regarding the Cottage and the local area. Bertie Cottage itself was perfect - it had everything we needed in the well equipped kitchen to produce our Xmas lunch which was served in the dining room which, like the rest of the cottage, was tastefully decorated for the season. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and the beds themselves are very comfortable. The lounge was cosy even without the log burner but having it on just added to our experience. We could tell the owners had taken a lot of effort to get the cottage just right and they certainly succeeded. Ballater and the surrounding area was great for us - plenty of local walks, the pubs and restaurants catered to all our needs and the shops were very varied. Our only regret was that we just booked one week!
Visited December 2018
Written 29 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had such a lovely time away from home at Christmas and that you enjoyed Ballater and the surrounding area so much. Catriona
Written 31 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

George R
George R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb cottage for a relaxing break
Lovely cottage set in a quiet location within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and restaurants. The cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard and was immaculate on our arrival. I thoroughly recommend this property for a holiday location in Deeside and we will definitely visit again.
Visited September 2018
Written 21 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catriona
Catriona
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bertie Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Catriona
Written 25 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Private yard
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Dyce Airport
33.6 mi

Dundee Airport
41.2 mi
Restaurants
The Balmoral Bar
4 min

Rothesay Rooms
5 min

Clachan Grill
5 min

The Bothy
4 min
Attractions
Old Royal Station
5 minSpeciality Museums

The Balmoral Bar
4 minBars & Clubs

Dee Valley Confectioners
5 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Ballater Gallery
4 minArt Galleries
About the neighbourhood
The Victorian village of Ballater, ranking amongst the most attractive in the Highlands, sits in the heart of Royal Deeside, and is in the Cairngorm National Park. Ballater is 65 km west of Aberdeen. Bertie Cottage is located in the centre of Ballater and has all the amenities of the village on the doorstep. Ballater has many shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries to enjoy, most notably the recently refurbished Old Royal Station minutes from the cottage. From the cottage there are many walks to explore - from the paths along the river, the recently opened Seven Bridges Walk and of course Craigendarroch Hill with it's spectacular views of Ballater and Lochnagar. Ballater is just 7km from Balmoral Castle and Estate.
Getting around
Public Transport - Bus Cycle Hire Ballater Taxi
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Aberdeen Airport - 63km Edinburgh Airport - 170km Aberdeen Train Station - 65km Aberdeen Ferry Terminal - 68km
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bertie Cottage

Bertie Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Bertie Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Bertie Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Bertie Cottage must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.

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