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Faunoran Cottage, Crathie - near Balmoral

The front of the cottage, with plenty of parking, is surrounded by fields to the side and rear.
23 reviews
The front of the cottage, with plenty of parking, is surrounded by fields to the side and rear.
The newly refurbished sitting room has a wood burning stove, and a TV with DVD player
The large patio doors provide lots of natural light, easy access to the garden and lovely views
The large dining room provides ample space for family meals and/or games
The dining room also has a wood burning stove to keep you cosy in the winter months
The cottage has new double glazing, central heating and patio doors into the enclosed garden
The large master bedroom has a kingsize double bed, chest of drawers, and walk in wardrobe
The large twin bedroom has a chest of drawers and a fitted wardrobe
The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
The upstairs bathroom with powerful shower over the bath, there is a further WC downstairs
The patio with gazebo allows you to enjoy the outdoors and amazing scenery
In the summer months it barely gets dark allowing you to make the most of your day outside
The gazebo has subtle party lights to allow you to enjoy warm evenings outside in the garden
The amazing local scenery, Lochnagar is snow capped in the background, a few miles from the cottage
Balmoral castle is just 1 mile from the cottage and open most of the year (closed August-September)
The Albert memorial on the Balmoral estate is a lovely walk just on our doorstep
The crater of Lochnagar, the local Munro is very accessible and a must for any visiting hill walkers
The Balmoral estate (and local area) has lots of lovely walks with amazing scenery to enjoy
The cottage is located in the Cairngorm National Park
Crathie Kirk, just a few minutes walk from the cottage
The Royal Lochnagar distillery is within walking distance, well worth a visit
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Faunoran Cottage is located in the village of Crathie just a few hundred yards from Balmoral Castle, in the heart of Royal Deeside – an area famed for its scenic grandeur and its wide range of holiday activities. The fully refurbished and very comfortable two-bedroom cottage is ideally situated for exploring beautiful Royal Deeside and the Grampian or Cairngorm Mountains. The picturesque local towns of Ballater and Braemar, along with many ancient castles and the Whisky Trail (around some of Scotland's most famous distilleries) are all close by.

The cottage is easily accessible yet set away from the main road so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the local area. A cosy lounge/dining room with wood burning stove, two large bedrooms (a double and a twin), bathroom, desperate WC, and well-equipped kitchen make this the perfect...
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About the Owner, Dawn & Hans G
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 68 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL6594618
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

Fiona P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

This was our second time at Faunoran Cottage. Once again Dawn and Hans made us extremely welcome. The cottage has had alterations made to it which are lovely. A very homely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. So close to the stunning Estate of Balmoral and Balmoral Castle. We never grow tired of visiting this area or the cottage, our...

Anne T T
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Very comfortable house set on the edge of the Balmoral Estate and the River Dee. Queen Victoria highly rated the area in the 19th century. One hundred and sixty five years later it still retains its appeal. The owners were exceptionally helpful and we were made very welcome. We'll be back!

Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Faunoran Cottage. Also a big thank you for the beautiful photo of the Dee valley - that was very kind of you. It will get framed so we can hang it in the cottage for our guests to enjoy! We will look forward to welcoming you...


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 -
2 Nov 2017
Autumn 2017
3 nights
2 Mar 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
29 Jun 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
Summer 2018
7 nights -- --
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  • Pet fee (per pet) : £20 / stay - Fee
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How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen: 80.0 km
Railway: Aberdeen: 80.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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